8 Day Danube Symphony

Avalon River Cruise starting in Munich and finishing in Vienna

Read 4 reviews 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
Visits: Germany, Austria
Our Price From:
$ 3,496
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 383
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Day By Day
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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
  • 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.
Reviews (4)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Danube Symphony with Avalon.
New Zealand
Jun 2017
1 Trip
“Fabulous European river cruise”
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Idyllic. What more can I say! Experiencing the beautiful towns and countryside - making new friends - loving the relaxing life on board a luxury river boat.
SA, Australia
Aug 2016
1 Helpful Vote
9 Trips
“Relaxing Avalon River Cruise”
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It's difficult to criticise Avalon because they do river cruising so well. They are very well organised, the ship is very comfortable, the ship staff are fantastic and it is difficult to get off at the end having not put on weight as the food is top quality. This was out third cruise with Avalon and the main thing that stood out on this cruise as notable was that most of the cruising was done overnight except the stretch between Passau and Melk which is done during one afternoon and is well worth being on board for (some people were off on optional tours that day). Some people don't like overnight cruising as it can be a bit disruptive to your sleep with vibration due to running engines and bumping as you pass through locks. Having said that, the ship is generally very quiet for sleeping and although we did notice the odd vibration or bump, you do get used to it and it didn't effect us very much.

There are nearly 80 locks to go through on this cruise but most you will hardly notice. One other noticeable thing was that the ship did not dock in many of the towns visited along the way. We were quite often dropped off before the towns and then bussed to the town. After the visit to the town we were bussed back to the ship which had sailed on down the river. This was different to other cruises where we were often docked in the towns and could walk into the towns. This is however only a minor point and didn't tarnish our experience. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.
New Zealand
Jun 2016
1 Trip
“River Cruise Avalon Visionary”
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The tour started poorly because of river levels and on the first evening we were put in a hotel overnight instead of joining the boat. The set meal served was sub standard very disappointing. The second day was spent on a long coach ride to join the boat, for the day's lost off the boat we were promised a 50 per cent refund which our tour director advised would come through you our agent. The tour now proceeded OK with the top deck and facilities closed. Tour now continued with a certain amount of uncertainty due to river levels and it was advised the final part could have to be completed by coach and we could pull out and be part refunded if we desired. This was not a option we could consider because of onward bookings already in place. On the positive side the crew, food and tours were very good and they made every effort to make our holiday enjoyable. The pre dinner drinks were not free only happy hour disappointing for the price paid.
Australia
Jun 2014
1 Trip
“Everything was as expected”
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Having thoroughly enjoyed our cruise (from Basel to Amsterdam on the Rhine and Moselle rivers) with Avalon Waterways in 2013, we were interested to see if this journey a year later would live up to expectations. Everything was indeed as expected, the quality of the suite accommodation, the friendliness of all staff and crew, the variety and quality of meals and wines supplied. It all just blended together to provide an extremely comfortable holiday experience. Avalon have developed a very effective operational formula, which they apply equally and effectively across all of their cruising packages, and it works, it works extremely well! If you're contemplating this type of European holiday, check out others' experiences with Avalon Waterways, you won't be disappointed.
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Gratuities: Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals
Destinations: Asia & Europe
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Ship Profile
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suite
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suite

  • 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
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Deluxe Stateroom E $ 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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