Danube Symphony - Munich to Vienna

Your Danube river cruise adventure begins with two nights in the magnificent city of Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany, and ends in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria.

An excursion takes you to the most dream-like castles in all of Europe—Neuschwanstein Castle—said to have inspired the tales of Walt Disney. And the magic of the day continues as you travel to Oberammergau, an idyllic village known for its once-a-decade performance of the Passion Play, and its typical Bavarian houses painted with scenes from fairytales.

While in Munich, a Local Guide will show you all the famous attractions. Then, travel by coach to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” and explore its narrow cobblestone streets. Afterward, you can relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, enjoy a guided walk and see the baroque Stiftskirche, with its luminous blue and white façade.

To round out this unforgettable European river cruise, visit Vienna, the “City of Music”—known to have inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. After guided sightseeing, stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Kärntnerstrasse, or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café as a perfect ending to your river cruise adventure.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Munich
    • Guided sightseeing of the Marienplatz, plus an excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and the Oberammergau
  • Melk and Durnstein
    • Visit Melk's palatial Benedictine Abbey and taste the region’s exceptional wines.
  • Vienna
    • Guided sightseeing around the former home city of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss.

Munich

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Munich


Travel to Munich where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Travel to Munich where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.

Day 2 Munich

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Storybook villages and fairytale castles

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Take a guided excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig. Continue on to Oberammergau—the storybook Bavarian village famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play.

Day 3 Munich– Passau (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Modern metropolis and alpine monarchs

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy a guided city tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the old and new town halls of Marienplatz.

This afternoon transfer to Passau to board your Avalon Suite Ship®

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PASSAU

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CHOICE

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Prices & cabin details

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Staterooms available

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Hotels

Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Hotel

This stunning listed building, built in the Wilhelminian style, offers first-class facilities and hospitality. With a convenient central location, the hotel offers architectural elegance mixed with contemporary amenities including two restaurants, a bar and a stylish spa. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Centrally located - 3-minute walk to Munich train station.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bistro
    • Bar
    • Fitness centre
    • Massage
    • Indoor heated pool
Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

Reviews

"Fantastic trip"

7th August 2017 - Mrs Sandra Hunt

"The crew were excellent, couldn't do enough for us...."

30th July 2017 - Trusted Customer

"excellent tour, excursions,director,ship, yes to both questions..."

15th May 2017 - Trusted Customer

excellent tour, excursions,director,ship, yes to both questions

see above: my previous comments

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