Danube Symphony with 2 Nights in Munich & 2 Nights in Budapest

10 Day River Cruise Munich to Budapest

Vacation Overview

Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Avalon YourWay cruise on the Danube River. Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in Munich before your cruise, and two nights in Budapest after your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfer to and from your ship.

You’ll enjoy a full-day guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle—home of King Ludwig, and plenty of free time to explore the Munich before your cruise. Board your Suite Ship® in 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 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! Continue your European vacation your way with two nights in Budapest after your cruise. Explore the “Pearl of the Danube”—Hungary’s captivating capital city.

Itinerary

 

Day 1MUNICH, GERMANY

Welcome to Munich

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.

Day 2MUNICH

Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3MUNICH—PASSAU (EMBARKATION)

Modern Metropolis and Alpine Monarchs

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the Old and New Town Halls of Marienplatz.

This afternoon transfer to Passau to board your Avalon Suite Ship®

EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ

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Day 4LINZ, AUSTRIA

Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

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, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg to get an incredible bird’s-eye view of Linz and the mighty Danube River.

Enjoy an afternoon Danube sailing on your way to Ybbs. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS

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Day 5WACHAU VALLEY—KREMS

An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

CLASSIC Join a guided walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world, OR:

DISCOVERY Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VIENNA


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Day 6VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

CLASSIC 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.

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.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

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Day 7BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles

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

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

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Day 8BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)

Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites.

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Day 9BUDAPEST

Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders

With plenty of free time this afternoon, experience the curative waters of Budapest’s thermal baths, or set out for a hike to explore the countryside on either side of the Danube. Take time to shop for treasures, including handcrafted embroidery, Herend porcelain, or Budapest’s best baked goods.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10BUDAPEST

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

Day 1 Munich: welcome to Munich

Day 2 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein: visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 3 Munich—Passau (Embarkation): guided tour in Munich, see the Marienplatz; travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Linz: choice of guided walk, or guided hike

Day 5 Wachau Valley—Krems: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk

Day 6 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 7 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 9 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 10 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning

•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.
•Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
•Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

Hotels

Munich

Le Meridien Munich

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class

A chic 381 room modern design hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Spa facilities include a refreshing indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and modern gym. The elegant restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and has a courtyard for outside dining in the summertime. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and evening in the cool bar.

Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

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Deluxe

This city's former Royal Post Office has been reimagined as an ultra modern 396-room hotel with impressive architectural elegance offering free Wi-Fi throughout. A diversely rich breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel's speciality breakfast restaurant, light French cuisine can be found in the Parisian style Brasserie with open kitchen and the swanky lounge Bar has an outside terrace and library where drinks and snacks can be enjoyed. Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym.

Budapest

Hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge

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Deluxe

This elegant upscale property is located on the left bank of the river Danube, right in the heart of Budapest with Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property. The show kitchen restaurant serves refined French-Hungarian cuisine and the vibrant bar offers the chance to sip cocktails overlooking the illuminated Chain Bridge. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, well-being & fitness center.

Budapest Marriott

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Deluxe

This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.

Hilton

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe

Unwind at Hilton Budapest hotel, which boasts the beautiful Baroque façade of a 16th century Jesuit College and a 13th century Dominican Churchyard. Take in captivating views across historic Budapest - the Hungarian Parliament and River Danube - re-energize in the 24-hour fitness center, or keep fit on the jogging track. Luxuriate with a massage or unwind in the sauna. Marvel at ancient relics, situated in the hotel's restored Dominican cloister. Lounge in the lobby bar and admire breathtaking views, or savor authentic Hungarian and Mediterranean flavors in ICON Restaurant.

InterContinental Budapest

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Deluxe

Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.

No Excursions are available at this time.

Dates and Prices

Find the vacation dates that work for you, click "Reserve Now" for a vacation quote. You'll be able to select the number of people traveling, add Travel Protection, and also get an air-inclusive vacation price. You'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free air-inclusive vacations where you receive free airport transfers and flights coordinated with vacation dates.

The price listed does not include your airfare, taxes or fees. Once you click "Reserve Now", you will be able to receive an air quote and a final cruise quote.



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04/07/20 04/16/20 00407 Passion $3,128
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05/05/20 05/14/20 00505 Passion $3,678
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06/02/20 06/11/20 00602 Passion $3,678
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06/30/20 07/09/20 00630 Passion $3,628
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07/28/20 08/06/20 00728 Passion $3,628
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08/25/20 09/03/20 00825 Passion $3,678
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09/22/20 10/01/20 00922 Passion $3,828
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Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
Port charges:
$130

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

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

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room from $348 to $728, in twin room from $204 to $394

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $252 to $368, in twin room from $153 to $204

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $143
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $857
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,571



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