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Danube Symphony with 1 Night in Budapest (Westbound) 2025

From Budapest, Hungary to Munich, Germany
Length: 7 Days - Departs: Fri, Oct 03, 2025
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Departure
Oct 03, 2025
Arrival
Oct 09, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest before your cruise. You’ll enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an unforgettable 6-day river cruise on the Danube. You’ll begin with a visit to Slovakia’s quaint town of Bratislava for guided sightseeing along the streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Learn about the Habsburg Empire with guided sightseeing in Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex, the Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore Krems on a guided tour of a town seemingly untouched by the modern world. Cruise through the Wachau Valley—home of charming villages and Austrian wines from its beautiful vineyards. Discover Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town. Visit the magnificent 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, still home of Augustine Monks, or take a guided sightseeing of Linz.In Linz, enjoy free time to sample its famous pastries, and cruise overnight to conclude your river cruise in Vilshofen, Germany. A fantastic combination of history, art, food, and wine on your Danube River cruise.

  1. Day 1
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    Fri, Oct 03, 2025
    Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating CapitalThe day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.BUDAPEST-FISHERMANS-BASTIAN.jpg
  2. Day 2
    BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
    Sat, Oct 04, 2025
    War Heroes and Hot WaterCLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites.Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B,D)BUDAPEST-PARLIAMENT.jpg
  3. Day 3
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Sun, Oct 05, 2025
    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning CastleVisit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a short hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA(B,L,D)BRATISLAVA.jpg
  4. Day 4
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Mon, Oct 06, 2025
    A Feast for the Soul in Vienna 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 through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic 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 KREMS(B,L,D)VIENNA-HOFBURG-PALACE.jpg
  5. Day 5
    KREMS–WACHAU VALLEY
    Tue, Oct 07, 2025
    An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau ValleyJoin your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.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.Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Ybbs affording you an incredible view of Melk Abbey from your ship.YBBS CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Walk through the doors of Austrian history with a guided sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ(B,L,D)WACHAU-VALLEY.jpg
  6. Day 6
    LINZ
    Wed, Oct 08, 2025
    History Lessons and Modern-Day DevotionACTIVE 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.This afternoon, consider an Optional Excursion to visit Mauthausen Memorial. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VILSHOFEN(B,L,D)LINZ.jpg
  7. Day 7
    VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)
    Thu, Oct 09, 2025
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.(B)VILSHOFEN-SUNRISE.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); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


Accommodation Information

Gateway city for departures 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
4.2
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 78 reviews - currently showing 23 reviews with comments only

It was difficult to break larger bills on the trip, so I would recommend brings small bills for tips for excursions or staff members who are exceptional.

The entire Avalon staff were outstanding, especially our cruise director. I was very pleased to be able to book this trip with the single supplement waived.

Very enjoyable, relaxing experience. The accommodations, excursions, and service were exceptionally good.

I had a nice surprise of an upgraded cabin on the Avalon Tranquility II, done by the cruise lines. Very enjoyable to have a cabin with full window wall.

Despite the problem of the low water level of the Rhine in parts, Avalon went out of its way to provide us with wonderful shore accommodations and all the excursions we were looking forward to enjoying. They couldn't have been more solicitous of our situation. They are to be highly commended for the way the company handled the situation, and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to book a river cruise. They go above and beyond in caring for their passengers!

Was a great trip. Enjoyed every minute. We saw a lot of beautiful sites and cities.

Alex was very competent and professional. Whenever we had a question she would answer right away . We would definitely recommend her!

Wonderful trip, enjoyed every moment.

Excellent service. Once of a life time experience but wish that there extra days in smaller towns like Miltenberg etc to enjoy the culture of the place.

The entire cruise was wonderful. It was our first experience and it couldn't have been better. The staff was professional, courteous, fun and helpful. All the tours were well organized and very informative.

Avalon Waterways is a great company to travel with. They are efficient and have a variety of tours that you take. Very friendly people. Would highly recommend them.

We had a bad experience in that our room was flooded on the second day, thus we could not stay on the boat. However Avalon put us up in hotels and bussed us each day to the ship. They paid all of the expenses including a refund of our our cruise costs. We were able to do almost all of the same things that the other people on the cruise did. They were very upfront and tried to make the trip acceptable.It was unfortunate but it worked out pretty well for us.

There could have been more flexibility in the off-boat included tours. The trip felt very regimented. Up by 6:30/7:00 for breakfast, off the boat by 8:30 for the morning tour, back to boat for lunch, off the boat by 1:00/1:30 for afternoon tour, back to boat for some minor down time before dinner, then basically off to your stateroom for sleep. If you wanted some time for relaxation you felt like you were going to be missing out on something.

I would book another trip with Avalon but would want a different experience. We are in our mid 50's and the schedule was too early and too scheduled. Would like to have some meals off the boat.

Avalon portion was wonderful! Monogram portion was less than satisfactory!

We were very impressed with Avalon Waterways. It was top-notch, and we plan to travel with them again in the future.

The Avalon Rhine River cruise was phenomenal - first class in all ways. The Tranquility II ship was new and immaculate, and the cruise director and crew were first rate, taking care of our every need! The excursions along the cruise were outstanding with the local guides all very pleasant and knowledgeable. Avalon, as a cruise provider, was on par with the Insight land tour provider, and I expect my wife and I will return to Avalon in the future for another cruise or two in coming years!

Everything about this trip was top notch and definitely met and exceeded our expectations.

It was interesting to visit with the families in Croatia & the extra income helped them,I suspect,as well as helping us learn about the true reality of their lives.

The Avalon Panorama was a beautiful new ship. The captain, crew, restaurant and bar personnel were extremely friendly and made you feel welcome.

I would highly recommend Affordable Tours to anyone and everyone! We had the trip of a lifetime! The local guides at each destination were extremely knowledgeable! Our tour guide was great! He made sure everything went perfectly and everyone's needs were met. The staff on the ship were so friendly and personable. We felt like we were one big family by the end of the trip.

we all had a wonderful time. Our trip went smoothly 

Our Avalon River Cruise was superior . From the cruise director to the wait staff, all was excellent. The staff had fun so the passengers did as well. We can\'t say enough about our cruise director and our Maitre\' D. These individuals went above and beyond to make our vacation very special!

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