Danube Symphony

8 Day River Cruise from Munich to Vienna with Avalon

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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1 Munich, Germany
Welcome to Munich. Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
2 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)
3 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)
4 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)
5 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)
6 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)
7 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)
8 Vienna (Disembark)
Your holiday ends this morning with breakfast. (B)

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Float along Europe's most famous waterways in relaxed luxury aboard one of Avalon's award-winning Suite Ships. Read more
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Our Vision. Your View
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You First with Avalon Waterways
You First
Avalon's attentive staff aboard each vessel will make you feel right at home. You'll be taken care of every step of the way. Read more
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From View to Table
From View to Table
Savour regional cuisine and familiar favourites using the freshest local ingredients throughout your river cruise. Read more

Reviews (4)

8 Day Danube Symphony reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fabulous European river cruise”
- New Zealand Jun 2017

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.

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“Relaxing Avalon River Cruise”
- SA, Australia Aug 2016 1 Helpful Vote

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...read more

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“River Cruise Avalon Visionary”
- New Zealand Jun 2016

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...read more

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“Everything was as expected”
- Australia Jun 2014

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...read more

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Category E & D Stateroom
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  • 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

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