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Danube Symphony (Eastbound) 2025

From Munich, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 6 Days - Departs: Thu, Nov 06, 2025
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Departure
Nov 06, 2025
Arrival
Nov 11, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

Experience views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary. Embark in Vilshofen, Germany, and sail to the lovely city of Linz. Here enjoy a guided sightseeing, or a visit to St. Florian Monastery. Explore Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town; sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley passing by the Melk Abbey to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music. You’ll marvel at the sights on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous Vienna 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.

  1. Day 1
    VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
    Thu, Nov 06, 2025
    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ(D)VILSHOFEN.jpg
  2. Day 2
    LINZ, AUSTRIA
    Fri, Nov 07, 2025
    Legendary, Lovely LinzVisit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.ACTIVE Join an expert guide for a trek up to Mount Pöstlingberg for a whole new perspective of beautiful Linz and its surrounding area, OR:CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR: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 white-marble Trinity Column.During free time you might join an Optional Excursion of Mauthausen Memorial.Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS(B,L,D)LINZ.jpg
  3. Day 3
    YBBS–WACHAU VALLEY
    Sat, Nov 08, 2025
    An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau ValleyACTIVE Bike your way around Ybbs with your Adventure Host, OR:CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Walk through the doors of Austrian history with a guided sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle.Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.KREMSAn Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley ACTIVE Experience Wachau valley by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Join 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)YBBS.jpg
  4. Day 4
    VIENNA
    Sun, Nov 09, 2025
    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 After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), 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)VIENNA-HOFBURG-PALACE.jpg
  5. Day 5
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Mon, Nov 10, 2025
    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning CastleACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a short hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, 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)BRATISLAVA.jpg
  6. Day 6
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
    Tue, Nov 11, 2025
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.(B)BUDAPEST-CITY-VIEW.jpg

Countries Visited

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

•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.



Accommodation Information

Gateway city for arrivals is Munich.

Port charges:
$150

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

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 66 reviews - currently showing 20 reviews with comments only

Great service. All done quickly & efficiently. Great cruise. Great price

This was my fourth river cruise with Avalon, and I love everything about them! The ships, the rooms, the staff, the food - all excellent. The staterooms have every imaginable convenience. The variety and quality of the meals are top notch. The staff was incredibly helpful and cheerful, and they are welcoming to solo travelers, like myself. I would happily book a fifth European cruise with them, until I run out of rivers!

Had a wonderful time. Everything was to our expectations and more. Will do it again.

Avalon had all details worked out, never felt confused or unsure of the daily activities. Worry free vacation

Our Cruise Director Yony was fabulous our waiter/waitress

Nina was just terrific, very informed about traveling with tips to help novice travelers. Any questions we had she answered promptly, found all the discounts she could which made the tip more affordable for us. I would highly recommend her as we are going to use her to book again for our next adventure.

Overall a great trip since my wife and I did a lot of things on our own with the Captain's blessing like riding bikes along the Danube and meeting the boat at the next port. If you are looking for an active trip with lots to do, Avalon's Active Discovery cruise would be for you.

We were very pleased with everything. Only one area that was somewhat disappointing. Our train ride for our extended days in Paris. There were four couples, eight people. We all had first class tickets and two couples, four people were in one car and were offered two meals; breakfast, lunch and drinks. Two couples, four people (us in our car) were not offered any food. So upon arrival two couples were able to start touring immediately. We had to find something to eat first at our own expense.

Sailing with Avalon was fantastic. The ship was really nice - like new even thou it was 4 years old, The food and drinks provided were gourmet cuisine. The tour director Monica was wonderful- extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The crew was great - so friendly and bent over backwards to serve us with a smile. Avalon did a great job getting people to feel comfortable and interact with each other. We all felt like good friends at the end of the trip. The included tours were excellent - led by knowledgeable persons native to the countries who shared much local history. Since the Danube was low we were unable to start our cruise in Nuremburg as planned, but Avalon took us all at no additional cost to a great classical concert in Vienna which was an optional excursion previously. The optional excursions were also excellent - a good variety led by knowledgeable locals who really wanted to share with us everything they could to help us understand the history as well as the present day political and economic situations in these various countries. I admit the great weather may have helped our overall great experience, but I cannot say enough good things about traveling with Avalon. I would definitely recommend them to friends and would love to travel with them again soon.

Best experience ever! From booking to traveling, just what was expected.

Avalon provides great service, excellent meals and a beautiful ship to travel on.

Everything was well done - including late breakfast!

The cruise director was was excellent. The entire staff on the Avalon Impression was amazing!

These Avalon guys are great! Food, accommodations, people - hard to find fault with anything. We saved quite a bit by booking an early season cruise and could see why. The weather was okay, but not great, and the flowers in The Netherlands were a little short of their peak.

Avalon continues to provide a superior class service for the price. Our river cruise boat had a large cabin with ample space, and a bathroom big enough that two people could use it at the same time when getting ready. The personal service by not only the cruise director, but all the staff on board, was excellent. I would not hesitate to use Avalon in the future.

The hotel in Prague was not near the city center, requiring a subway ride to get to the historic area. The hotel was very nice, but staying in the historic area has benefits. Also the choice of restaurants at the hotel we stayed at were limited.

Absolutely a wonderful trip! The Capitals of Europe River Cruise was excellent, and we added Berlin to our experience. I would recommend Avalon Waterways as the "only" way to travel down the Danube. We are looking forward to another River Cruise in the future!

Everything was great with the exception of the last part of the trip, we were supposed to be staying at the intercontinental hotel in Prague and to our surprise we were at the Hilton and we had extended our time in Prague and had to switch hotels. Other than that it was a great trip! 

Staff on the boat were great ! We had a serious problem with luggage on the trip. No luggage for 4 days. The staff helped in any way they could. Because of Easter we were unable to shop for anything and they washed clothes for free and gave us some badly needed toilet articles.

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