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Danube Symphony (Eastbound) 2024

From Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 6 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 07, 2024
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Departure
Jul 07, 2024
Arrival
Jul 12, 2024

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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)
    Sun, Jul 07, 2024
    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
    Mon, Jul 08, 2024
    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
    Tue, Jul 09, 2024
    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
    Wed, Jul 10, 2024
    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
    Thu, Jul 11, 2024
    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)
    Fri, Jul 12, 2024
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.(B)BUDAPEST-CITY-VIEW.jpg

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

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
4.4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 69 reviews - currently showing 16 reviews with comments only

Avalon Passion had the intimate atmosphere of small ship cruising. By the end of the trip there was a good family atmosphere on the boat. The ship was in great condition, crew and staff were pleasant and attentive and the Tour Director was great. Local guides were all passionate about their destinations, and since we were in four different countries in a week, we got interesting, and sometime startling, perspectives on Balkan history. The weather was very hot, and this made some of the walking tours rather grueling, but the Tour director and guides did their best to adapt tours to the heat, and make sure there was plenty of water, rest and shade. The shore based last three days were fascinating but tiring. All in all, a great experience.

Was a fabulous experience. Avalon, the boat, the staff, the tours, the airfare. Perfect!

This tour /cruise was fantastic. The pre-cruise extension in Transylvania was for me the highlight and anyone considering the cruise should definitely include this. Our Avalon cruise director and the entire crew were outstanding as were the local guides who were extremely knowledgeable and spoke perfect English.

Outstanding cruise,ship and crew were excellent.Cruise Director Simona is a delight,extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Will travel again with Avalon.

I would travel on valon only in the future. Cleaner, newer, more comfortable ships with a great stafff. Better than my previous river cruises with a high end ship! And the cruise director has to be the absolutely best in the industry!!!

The ship is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Avalon seems to attract a very friendly and social group of travelers. It is also welcoming to the solo traveler.

This was probably the best cruise we have ever taken and we travel a lot. Autumn from Affordable is the best. She was always there when I needed her and so accommodating. The ship Passion was a 10 plus in every way from the rooms to the tours, food and staff. I liked that they had healthy choices at every meal.

Our Avalon cruise exceeded our expections. We had a great staff, great tours, and met wonderful people.

This river cruise to see the Christmas Markets and tour parts of Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic was a dream come true. Every part of it was amazing. From the organization of Affordable Tours pre-cruise to Avalon Waterways beautiful ship, great crew (especially cruise director Gusta) and the spectacular meals. The tours were marvelous and informative. Cant say enough about the great time we had.

As always the service on Avalon was excellent and the rooms wonderful. Missed the allergy notifications cards on buffet as my daughter had celiacs Did appriciate that after the third day the had made gluten fee desserts that she was able to have and the snacks provided at captains cocktail time. Would have been perfect if these items had been available the first few days also, as not having them made me feel my daughter was left out and me also feel guilty if I ate in front of her.

I thought the dinner meals were not as good as past cruise. Breakfast and lunch were fine. Service from staff was excellent

It was a wonderful trip and the person who made it really great was our Cruise Director, Monika. She was friendly, helpful and extremely kind. When I had a severe asthma attack in Venice, she made arrangements to get me to a hospital for necessary treatment and throughout the rest of the trip continued to check on me and make sure that I had whatever was needed to be comfortable. It can be a scary experience to be ill in a foreign country, but with Monika's help I made it through the rest of the trip without any more worries.

We had a great trip. This is our second river cruise with Avalon through Affordable Tours. We knew what to expect from our previous trip (Romantic Rhine a year ago). The day excursions are well-led, with lots of information from our capable guides. The food on board is very good, with buffet style (our preference) for breakfast and lunch. We're not gourmet food aficionados, honestly two-hour dinners every night are not our style, but we knew they were part of the package, so we weren't surprised.

Avalon staff and tours were excellent - enjoyed the many excursions.

The attention to detail is incredible. The tour director left nothing on the table. Everything was perfectly organized and described. The cruise was great and I would, and will, recommend this to all my friends and family. If you find yourself on this cruise, you are in for a great adventure. All arranged/included tours at each port were top notch.

The trip was an educational trip about the Balkan Region. It was wonderful!

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