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2023 Season

Danube Symphony (Eastbound)


cruise: WPB
6 Day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest
Experience views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary. Embark in Deggendorf, Germany, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for a leisurely morning. Continue to Mauthausen for a visit to the Concentration Camp, or 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.

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at-a-glance


Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Linz–Mauthausen: Free time in Linz; choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Ybbs–Wachau Valley–Krems: Choice of guided tour in Ybbs or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour in Krems or Wine World Experience with tasting or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Bratislava: Choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


•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.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.