8 Day Danube Symphony

Avalon River Cruise starting in Munich and finishing in Vienna

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 8 Day Danube Symphony. 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.

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Overview
Operator: Avalon
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 8 Days
From: Munich to Vienna
Tour Code: WPV
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Germany, Austria
Our Price From:
$ 3,592
Per Person ($AU)
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Arrive In Munich, Germany
Welcome to Munich! The rest of the day is free to start exploring.
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Munich
Munich, capital of Bavaria, offers a small-town feel with its pedestrian- and bike-friendly atmosphere. With its historical museums, splendid English Garden, traditional cafes, and delightful shops, Munich has plenty to see and do. A LOCAL GUIDE will show you the highlights of this fascinating city, including Nymphenburg Palace, summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs; MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls; and the gothic Frauenkirche, a prominent landmark for Munich. Then, enjoy time on your own in this vibrant city. Watch the famous Glockenspiel, recreating a royal wedding from the 16th century; enjoy the pedestrian zone; linger at an outdoor cafe; or visit St. Peter's, the oldest church in town. Why not visit the Viktualienmarkt with its Maypole that carries figurines featuring the arts and crafts of this region? This large market is popular for fresh produce, meats, cheeses, spices, baked goods, flowers, and more. Or, maybe relax alongside the locals at one of the Biergarten or breweries to sample Bavarian beer specialties. (B)
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Munich - Excursion To Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau
This morning, a full-day outing takes you into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps for a visit to King Ludwig's fairytale NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, situated high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. Enjoy free time in this small town to stroll along the streets and admire the typical Bavarian houses, many beautifully painted with scenes from fairytales. (B)
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Munich - Passau (Embark)
Enjoy a free morning in Munich, then, in the afternoon, drive to Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube. Alternatively, you might like to join a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg, which will end in Passau with embarkation on your ship. Meet your crew at a welcome reception this evening. (B/D)
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Passau - Linz, Austria
Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses, and dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Join your Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR through this charming town, and find out much more about the "City of Three Rivers." (B/L/D)
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Linz - Grein
Linz is Austria's third-largest city and an important river port where culture plays a significant role in everyday life. A guided tour of the city shows you the 13th-century Hauptplatz, Austria's largest medieval square, and the Trinity Column, built in 1723 as thanks for the city escaping the ravages of the plague, war, and fire. Perhaps wander around the old castle grounds and take in the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-gothic New Cathedral, Austria's largest church, with capacity for 20,000 visitors. This afternoon relax on board enjoying the views of the peaceful riverscapes from the comfort of the Sky Deck or join an optional excursion. In the late afternoon arrive in the attractive country resort of Grein, nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle. Time here to explore on your own. (B/L/D)
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Melk - Durnstein
A day of charming towns and magical scenery awaits you today! Join a GUIDED VISIT of the magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY of Melk, one of Europe's largest monasteries. Melk's abbey towers over the town and its church houses stunning frescoed ceilings and an ornate library with a large collection of medieval manuscripts. Next, head into the heart of the Wachau wine region to Durnstein known for its magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue facade, - and join a Certified Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK. This evening enjoy a TASTING of some of the region's famous wines. (B/L/D)
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Vienna
Wake up this morning in Vienna, known as the "City of Music" and the place that inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria's magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boy's Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral-plus, countless other sights you'll see on your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Stroll through the pedestrian Karntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood cafe. (B/L/D)
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Vienna (Disembark)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Munich, Germany
Welcome to Munich. Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
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Munich
Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles. Classic - 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. (B)
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Munich - Passau (Embark)
Modern Metropolis and Alpine Monarchs. Classic - 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 (B/D)
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Passau
Go for Baroque in Passau-with Treasures Both Grand and Quaint. Classic - Join a Guided City Walk in Passau to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers" where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet. Sail through the Schlogener Schlinge-named the Natural Wonder of Austria, carved by the power of the river into a dramatic landscape-to Linz. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ (B/L/D)
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Linz, Austria
LINZ, AUSTRIA Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte! Classic - Take a Guided Walk through the city's historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz-Austria's largest medieval square-and the towering whitemarble Trinity Column. Alternatively, take a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Cruise to Grein this afternoon or meet your ship after your excursion. GREIN: Dramatic Castle Views and the Oldest Theater in Austria. Explore on your own this attractive country resort, nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN (B/L/D)
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Melk
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendours. Classic - 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. 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 Durnstein. DURNSTEIN: Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche. Classic - 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. Discovery - Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting this afternoon. After dinner enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN DURNSTEIN (B/L/D)
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Vienna
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte. Discovery - 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 - 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 Schonbrunn 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 Karntnerstrasse-the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local cafe 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 DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
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Vienna (Disembark)
Your holiday ends this morning with breakfast. (B)
Avalon Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • CRUISE: Deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • MUNICH: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz.
  • MUNICH. EXCURSION TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN & OBERAMMERGAU: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • MUNICH-PASSAU: Travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception.
  • PASSAU-LINZ: Guided walk in Passau.
  • LINZ: Guided walk in Linz.
  • MELK-DURNSTEIN: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; guided walk in Durnstein; wine tasting.
  • VIENNA: Guided sightseeing.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you: Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • LOCAL FAVOURITES: Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
  • MEALS: are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D); Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome dinner; Daily Afternoon Tea; Daily Night Fare; Farewell dinner; Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds for a great night's sleep.
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath products.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary, including daily four-course a la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh healthy cuisine options.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides.
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore.
  • Onboard local entertainment.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions.
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey.
  • Gratuities to Cruise Director, Crew, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Included Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Avalon
Avalon Reviews: (407)
River Cruises on Sale: 117
Gratuities: Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals
Destinations: Asia & Europe
MS Visionary Deck Plans
Category E
Stateroom
Category D
Stateroom
Category B
Panorama Suite
Category A
Panorama Suite
Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Ship Profile
Indigo Deck
Sapphire Deck
Royal Deck
Sky Deck
MS Visionary Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Avalon Suite Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Category E & D Staterooms
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Category E & D Staterooms

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Category B, P & A Panorama Suites
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Royal Suites
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Royal Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Prices & Dates
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 178
Panorama Suite B $ 999
Panorama Suite A $ 1,042
Panorama Suite P $ 1,128
Royal Suite S $ 1,899

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