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DANUBE SYMPHONY - CATEGORY E - 2019

Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends with two nights in Munich, the Bavarian capital known for its centuries-old buildings and Oktoberfest.

Known as the “City of Music.” Vienna inspired the creative genius of Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Join your Local Guide for a tour that takes you to the lavish Hofburg Palace complex, the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera, and much more! In your free time, stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café. Cruise along the Danube River to Dürnstein, located in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and famous for its baroque Stiftskirche, with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and taste some of the region’s renowned wines. In Grein, visit the oldest theater in Austria.

For a change of pace, travel by motorcoach to Munich, capital of Bavaria, where a Local Guide shows you the famous attractions. Step into a fairytale on an excursion to one of the most dream-like castles in all of Europe—Neuschwanstein Castle—said to have inspired the tales of Walt Disney. And the magic of the day continues as you travel to Oberammergau, an idyllic village known for its once-a-decade performance of the Passion Play and typical Bavarian houses painted with scenes from fairytales. Find magic, musical history, and beautiful scenery like no other on your European river cruise of a lifetime.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts
7 lunches
7 dinners
Tour Provider Avalon Waterways
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $3,879
Start Location
Vienna, Austria
End Location
Munich, Austria
Age Range
Min :45
Group Size
20 to 44
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 May 201923 May 2019On RequestAUD $3,879
09 Jun 201916 Jun 2019OpenAUD $3,879
01 Sep 201908 Sep 2019OpenAUD $3,939
Itinerary
Day 1: VIENNA, AUSTRIA (EMBARKATION).
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA. (D)
Day 2: 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 CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN (B,L,D)
Day 3: 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, OR: ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host and hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, the Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. 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 Melk. MELK: Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendours. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk's 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescs, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery's lofty perch above the Danube. DISCOVERY - Enjoy the flavours of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting this afternoon. After dinner enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MELK (B,L,D)
Day 4: GREIN.
Dramatic Castle Views and the Oldest Theatre in Austria. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Grein, see its historical theatre-the oldest in Austria still holding performances today. 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 Linz this afternoon or meet your ship after your excursion. LINZ: Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte! Enjoy the afternoon with coffee and a piece of authentic Linzer Torte. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ (B,L,D)
Day 5: PASSAU.
Go for Baroque in Passau-with Treasures Both Grand and Quaint. Sail through the Schlogener Schlinge-named the Natural Wonder of Austria, carved by the power of the river into a dramatic landscape. 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, OR: ACTIVE - Take a Nordic Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host. Later, in your free time, enjoy a bike ride by the Danube or a stroll through the delightful village of Passau. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PASSAU (B,L,D)
Day 6: PASSAU (DISEMBARKATION)-MUNICH.
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. Take some free time today to stroll this pedestrian and bike-friendly city to see the famous Glockenspiel, outdoor cafes, or a Bavarian Biergarten for authentic brews. (B)
Day 7: 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)
Day 8: MUNICH.
Your holiday ends this morning with breakfast. (B)

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