Danube Symphony- Vienna to Munich

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with two nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital known for its centuries-old buildings and Oktoberfest.

Known as the “City of Music.” Vienna inspired the creative genius of Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Join your local guide for a tour that takes you to the lavish Hofburg Palace complex, the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera, and much more! In your free time, stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café. Cruise along the Danube River to Dürnstein, located in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and famous for its baroque Stiftskirche, with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and taste some of the region’s renowned wines. In Grein, visit the oldest theatre in Austria.

For a change of pace, travel by coach to Munich, capital of Bavaria, where a Local Guide shows you the famous attractions. Step into a fairytale on an excursion to one of 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 typical Bavarian houses painted with scenes from fairytales. Find magic, musical history, and beautiful scenery like no other on your European river cruise of a lifetime.

Your cruise at a glance

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

Wachau Valley

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Travel to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for five nights.

A feast for the Soul in Vienna.

Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding. Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 2 Vienna

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Strauss, schnitzel, strudel, and sachertorte

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.

Join us for a guided tour of the Kuntskammer’s remarkable collection of more than 2,100 artifacts collected for centuries by the Habsburg Empire.

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.

Later, choose a complimentary ticket to a local Viennese museum or continue exploring joining our guided sightseeing.

You may decide to take a guided optional excursion to opulent Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.

Enjoy a free afternoon by strolling through Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Royal Waltz Concert to hear quintessential Viennese music in an elegant concert hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

Day 3 Durnstein

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vistas and vineyards beyond the Blue Stiftskirche

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.

Join a guided walking tour, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned during the Crusades in the castle above the village, OR:

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.

Join your Avalon adventure host and hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, the Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

You may stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

Melk

Ornate architecture and scenic splendours

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.

Join a guided sightseeing tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.

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.

Enjoy the flavours of the Wachau Valley at a wine tasting this afternoon.

After dinner enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MELK

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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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Date

Staterooms available

Price per person

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
Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

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

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