Austrian Highlights and Bavaria - Vienna to Munich

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Introduction

Visit the capital, Vienna, and many charming Austrian towns including Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein before heading into Germany's Bavaria region. First, enjoy Vienna, with its spectacular museums and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral. Explore Dürnstein, a small town above which stands the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein's quaint historical theatre. In Germany, see Munich, delightful Oberammergau, and the fairytale c...

“This was a fabulous cruise. The "door to the airport and return" transfers were superb.”

This was a fabulous cruise. The "door to the airport and return" transfers were superb.
This was a fabulous cruise. The "door to the airport and return" transfers were superb.
Tonia & Mike Cain

The Avalon experience

Included Highlights

  • VIENNA Guided sightseeing
  • DÜRNSTEIN Guided walk, Stiftskirche
  • MELK Visit to Melk's Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting
  • GREIN Guided walk; visit the historical theatre
  • PASSAU Guided walk
  • MUNICH Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, and Oberammergau
  • CAPTAIN'S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS

Included in the price

  • Your personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)

  • FlightsPrices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.

  • 5 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroomwith Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 3 nights at the Westin Grand Hotel(or similar) in Munich

  • All meals on board including full breakfast , buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; midnight snack, choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day. Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner. Buffet breakfast in Munich hotel

  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions

  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director

  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner

  • A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

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Day 1 Vienna.

Fly to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for five nights. Meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2 Vienna.

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Also known as the 'City of Music', Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. A showcase of gilded architecture, see the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, with its Vienna Boys' Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the impressive neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral on your included city sightseeing tour with a local guide. Later, perhaps stroll on the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrüdel in a classic Viennese coffee house. An optional concert is available during your stay. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Dürnstein - Melk.

Included today: Guided walk in Dürnstein; visit to Melk's Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting. Dürnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above town are the ruins of the castle where England's King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. A Local Guide will tell you the tale during your GUIDED WALK. Those seeking some sporting activity might like to climb up the steep hill to the castle ruins for spectacular views of the town and river. Alternatively, you may just want to stroll through the narrow streets on your own. Then, cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley to reach Melk after lunch and the magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY. Melk's abbey towers over the town and is one of Europe's largest. It houses an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. Words cannot describe the splendour of its church with its frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola. This evening you'll be able to sample some of the region's FAMOUS WINES. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Grein - Linz.

Included today: Guided walk in Grein. This morning, arrive in the attractive country resort of Grein, nestled at the foot of a bluff and overlooked by its castle. Take a guided walk through the town and visit the unique historical theatre, the oldest in Austria. A behind-the-scenes look to learn about the curiosities of this Rococo-style theatre will tell you much about life as it was, and is now, in this small town. Alternatively, a choice of optional excursions is on offer. This afternoon, cruise to Linz, Austria's third-largest city and an important river port. Culture is an important part of life in Linz; the composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozart's Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Enjoy free time to explore independently. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Passau, Germany

Included today: Guided walk in Passau. Today, enjoy a relaxing morning of sailing. This afternoon, arrive in Passau, located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube. This is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. Join a Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK through this charming town, and find out much more about the "City of Three Rivers." (B, L, D)

Day 6 Passau - Munich.

Disembark this morning and drive to Munich, capital of Bavaria, where you will be transferred to the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost for three nights. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure or perhaps join the optional excursion to Salzburg. (B)

Day 7 Munich.

Included today: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz. This morning, a Local Guide will show you the highlights including Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls, and the striking Gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore. Watch the famous Glockenspiel, visit St Peter's church or explore the Viktualienmarkt, a large and popular fresh produce market with a traditional maypole. Or, why not visit one of the many Biergartens or breweries to sample one of the Bavarian beer specialties? (B)

Day 8 Munich.

Included today: Excursion to Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau. This morning, drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig's fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to the town of Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. After free time to admire the traditional Bavarian houses, many beautifully painted with trompe l'oeil. (B)

Day 9 Munich.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

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DECK Indigo - Forward Indigo - Aft Saphire - Aft Saphire - Forward Royal Deck Royal Deck
SIZE 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 300 sq ft
WINDOW Window Window Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony
BEDS Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower and separate toilet
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Indigo Deck Forward
Royal Suite
Royal Deck
Category P
Royal Deck
Category B
Sapphire Deck Aft
Category A
Sapphire Deck Forward
Deck Plan Key:
  1. Sky Lounge
  2. Navigation Bridge
  3. Sky Bistro
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  6. Deck Game area
  7. Observation Lounge
  8. Panorama Bistro
  9. Panorama Lounge
  10. Bar
  11. Internet corner
  12. Reception/Guest services
  13. Lift
  14. Atrium
  15. Hairdresser
  16. Club Lounge
  17. Kitchen
  18. Dining room
  19. Fitness centre
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Cabin Information
CATEGORY
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CATEGORY
D
CATEGORY
B
CATEGORY
A
CATEGORY
P
CATEGORY
Suite
DECK Indigo - Forward Indigo - Aft Saphire - Aft Saphire - Forward Royal Deck Royal Deck
SIZE 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 300 sq ft
WINDOW Window Window Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony
BEDS Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower and separate toilet
SEATING AREA Seating area Seating area Seating area Larger seating area
Ship Information
Deck plans
Staterooms
Category D
Deluxe Stateroom - Indigo Deck Aft
Category E
Deluxe Stateroom - Indigo Deck Forward
Category P
Panorama Suite - Royal Deck
Category B
Panorama Suite - Sapphire Deck Aft
Category A
Panorama Suite - Sapphire Deck Forward
Royal Suite
Royal Deck
Deck Plan Key:
  1. Sky Lounge
  2. Navigation Bridge
  3. Sky Bistro
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  6. Deck Game area
  7. Observation Lounge
  8. Panorama Bistro
  9. Panorama Lounge
  10. Bar
  11. Internet corner
  12. Reception/Guest sevices
  13. Lift
  14. Atrium
  15. Hair Salon
  16. Club Lounge
  17. Kitchen
  18. Dining room
  19. Fitness centre

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