Start your vacation in Bavaria’s capital, Munich, and visit the charming town of Oberammergau and the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Board your river cruise vessel in Passau and sail down the Danube, stopping to visit magnificent Melk Abbey or Schallaburg Castle, and the small town of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley. End your cruise in Austria’s capital Vienna, with guided sightseeing and plenty of time to explore this “City of Music” on your own.

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Munich: welcome to MunichDay 2 Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 3 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein CastleDay 4 Munich–Passau (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 Passau–Linz: guided walk in PassauDay 6 Linz: guided walk in LinzDay 7 Melk–Dürnstein: choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit to Schallaburg Castle; guided walk in DürnsteinDay 8 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 9 Vienna (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning


Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel


NOTES: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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.