Avalon Waterways Danube Symphony River Cruise 2021

Experience views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary. Embark from the “City of Three Rivers” in Passau, Austria, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for guided sightseeing, including Austria’s largest medieval square and the towering marble Trinity Column. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. You may choose to enjoy a wine tasting with a Wine World Experience to discover the secrets of winemaking and its history. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music. You’ll marvel at the sights with 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.

Avalon Waterways River Cruise
Bratislava

Itinerary

Welcome to Germany. Your ship is ready for boarding.

Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or an Optional Guided Hike. Enjoy free time this morning in Linz, before a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch. Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

Classic Excursion: Visit the 9th-centur St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

Classic Excursion: Join a sobering Guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley. Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

Classic Excursion: Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.

Classic Excursion: Join a guided walk to explore the small valley town of Krems, seemingly untouched by the new world.

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. 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 Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

Classic Excursion: Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Classic Excursion: Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral, OR:

Active Excursion: Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Price Guide

Please note all departure dates are listed in the enquiry form.

Date Deluxe Stateroom (pp) Panorama Suite (pp) Flights
1 July 2021^ £1,891 £2,534 Please Call
13 July 2021^ £1,366 £1,891 Please Call
31 July 2021 £1,366 £1,891 Please Call
10 September 2021 £1,678 £2,096 Please Call
6 October 2021^ £1,503 £2,028 Please Call

What's Included

  • 5 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom
  • All meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal
  • Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; midnight snack, choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day
  • Excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes
  • Complimentary Wifi (signal permitting)

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 Nights stay in Budapest
  • 2 Nights stay in Munich
  • 2 Nights stay in Munich & 2 nights in Budapest