Danube Symphony – Westbound 2019
Danube River Cruises
Austria, Germany
Avalon Visionary
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 Stiftsirche, with its luminous blue façade.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna:
guided tour, see the Kuntskammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket

Day 3 Dürnstein—Wachau Valley—Melk:
guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 4 Grein—Linz: guided walk of Grein, visit the historical theatre; time at leisure in Linz

Day 5 Linz—Schlögener Schlinge—Passau:
guided tour in Passau; scenic cruising through the Schlögener Schlinge

Day 6 Passau (Disembarkation)—Munich:
travel by motorcoach to Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 7 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau

Day 8 Munich:
your vacation ends this morning

  • 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.to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
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