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Danube Symphony 2019
(Cruise Only, Eastbound)

6 days with Avalon Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 PASSAU (EMBARKATION)
Your Avalon Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PASSAU (D)

Day 2 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 Schlögener 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)

Day 3 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 Ceský 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)

Day 4 MELK 
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

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 Dürnstein.

DÜRNSTEIN

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 DÜRNSTEIN (B,L,D)

Day 5 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 the Museum of Fine Arts 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 DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 6 VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION) 
Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. (B)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Day 1 Passau (Embarkation): welcome to Germany! Onboard welcome reception
  • Day 2 Passau–Schlögen Oxbow–Linz: guided walk in Passau; scenic cruising through the Schlögen Oxbow

    Day 3 Linz–Grein: guided walk in Linz; time at leisure in Grein
  • Day 4 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; wine tasting on board
  • Day 5 Vienna: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or Museum of Fine Arts
  • Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
All This Included
Your Danube River cruise adventure begins in picturesque Passau, Germany—the “City of Three Rivers.” Here, where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers converge, a Local Guide will take you through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and you’ll see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Afterward, you can relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided walk and see the baroque Stiftskirche, a church from the early 1700s, and one of the most beautiful of its kind because of its luminous blue and white façade. Also, get a taste of some of the renowned wines in the Wachau Valley.

To round out this unforgettable European river cruise, visit Vienna, the “City of Music”—a place that inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. After guided sightseeing, stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Kärntnerstrasse or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café as a perfect ending to your river cruise adventure.

Ship Amenities - Avalon Visionary:
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  • Fitness Center
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms
  • Elevator
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Headsets for guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Additional biking excursions available in Amsterdam, Breisach and Bernkastel
  • Bicycles available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing pace options
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Local FavoritesSM onboard experiences to bring the customs, cultures and tastes of your destinations to life, including local entertainers, artisans & experts
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Well-stocked library
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Full-size closet mirror
  • Ship Dining - Avalon Visionary:
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Captain's reception with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Five-course farewell dinner
  • Spacious, open-seating dining room
  • Daily early-riser breakfast
  • Daily late-riser breakfast
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
  • Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
  • Sky Bistro lunch option on the Sky Deck
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Healthy Corner options including low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy choices
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • Night Fare served at 10:30 pm
  • Healthy meal options
  • Delectable petite portions of regional specialties, with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
  • Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies
  • Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Coffee or tea after dinner
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Avalon Visionary
Wien: Intercontinental - Vienna
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Vienna:
in single room $217, in twin room from $130 to $139
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Port charges: $130
  • Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
  • Triples not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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