8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Budapest to Munich 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Budapest to Munich

Danube Symphony with 2 Nights in Munich (Westbound)

Starting from $2,598
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Passion, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon View
Avalon Waterways
8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Budapest to Munich 2024

River Cruise Description

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an unforgettable 6-day river cruise on the Danube. You'll begin with a visit to Slovakia's quaint town of Bratislava for guided sightseeing along the streets of Old Town and St. Martin's Cathedral. Learn about the Habsburg Empire with guided sightseeing in Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex, the Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral. Explore Krems on a guided tour of a town seemingly untouched by the modern world. Cruise through the Wachau Valley-home of charming villages and Austrian wines from its beautiful vineyards. Discover Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town. Visit the magnificent 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, still home of Augustine Monks, or take a sobering tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp-one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

In Linz, enjoy free time to sample its famous pastries, and cruise overnight to conclude your river cruise in Deggendorf, Germany.

Continue your European vacation your way with two nights in Munich. You'll enjoy a full-day guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle-home of King Ludwig, and plenty of free time to explore Munich. A fantastic combination of history, art, food, and wine await on your Danube River cruise.



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Departure DateShipPriced From
(per person)
 
Apr 9, 2024Avalon Illumination$2,698Call Us!
May 4, 2024Avalon View$3,148Call Us!
Jun 19, 2024Avalon Envision$2,598Call Us!
Jul 2, 2024Avalon Passion$2,598Call Us!
Aug 15, 2024Avalon Tranquility II$2,898Call Us!
Avalon Choice

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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
(D)

Day 2 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Active
Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle which crowns the hilltop above, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
(B,L,D)

Day 3 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna
Active
Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, 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 through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic 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 KREMS
(B,L,D)

Day 4 KREMS–WACHAU VALLEY

An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
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.
Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Ybbs, affording you an incredible view of Melk Abbey from your ship.
YBBS
Classic
Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS
(B,L,D)

Day 5 MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Modern-Day Devotion
Classic
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Classic
Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.
LINZ
Legendary, Lovely Linz
Consider an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or join an Optional Guided Hike.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
(B,L,D)

Day 6 DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)–MUNICH

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.
(B)

Day 7 MUNICH

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.
(B)

Day 8 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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