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Avalon Waterways Danube Symphony with 2 Nights in Munich (Eastbound) (WPBQ)

8 Day River Cruise Munich to Budapest 
Experience your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary your way with two nights in Munich before your cruise. Enjoy a full-day guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle—home of King Ludwig, and plenty of free time to explore Munich before your cruise.

Board your Suite Ship® in Deggendorf, Germany, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for a leisurely morning. Continue to Mauthausen for a visit to the Concentration Camp, or to St. Florian Monastery. Explore Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town; sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. Next, sail to Vienna—the “City of Music.” Marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, on your Danube River cruise to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. You may decide to join your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to the castle above! Your Danube River cruise concludes in the “Pearl of the Danube”—Budapest.

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Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/17/23, 07/23/23, 09/22/23, 10/07/23
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Munich: Welcome to Munich

Day 2 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 3 Munich–Deggendorf (Embarkation): Guided tour in Munich, see the Marienplatz; travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Linz–Mauthausen: Free time in Linz; choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Ybbs–Wachau Valley–Krems: Choice of guided tour in Ybbs or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour in Krems or Wine World Experience with tasting or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Bratislava: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WPB - Danube Symphony (Eastbound)
WPBE - With 1 Night in Budapest
WPBQ - With 2 Nights in Munich
WPBY - With 2 Nights in Munich & 1 Night in Budapest

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1MUNICH, GERMANY
 Welcome to Munich

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
Day 2MUNICH
 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.

(B)
Day 3MUNICH–DEGGENDORF (EMBARKATION)
 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 Deggendorf to board your Avalon Suite Ship®

EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ

(B,D)
Day 4LINZ, AUSTRIA
 Legendary, Lovely Linz

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Consider an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or join an Optional Guided Hike.

Enjoy free time this morning in Linz, before a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.

MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Modern-Day Devotion

ACTIVE Bike along the Austrian Danube with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

CLASSIC Join a sobering Guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS

(B,L,D)
Day 5YBBS–WACHAU VALLEY
 An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

ACTIVE Bike your way around Ybbs with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.

Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

KREMS

An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

ACTIVE Experience Wachau valley by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERYJoin an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 6VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex —the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. Alternatively you can choose to spend your free time strolling Austria’s famed Kärtnerstrasse and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

(B,L,D)
Day 7BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
 Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

ACTIVE Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle which crowns the hilltop above, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the royal coronation site of St. Martin’s Cathedral.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

(B,L,D)
Day 8BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$140

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Avalon Notes

•In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
•Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
•Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*05/17/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,641.00
*07/23/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,641.00
*09/22/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,841.00
*10/07/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,641.00
*04/02/2024 $3,248.00
*05/21/2024 $3,648.00
*07/05/2024 $3,648.00
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