On this marvelous cruise, visit Austria’s capital, Vienna, and be delighted by its charming small towns—like Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein—before heading into Germany’s Bavaria. First, enjoy Vienna with its spectacular museums, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and delightful music. In Dürnstein, explore the small town nestled below the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein’s quaint historical theater. In Germany, visit the Bavarian capital of Munich, the charming town of Oberammergau, and the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. All of this and more await you on this wonderful Danube cruise through Austria and Bavaria—the trip of a lifetime!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 3 Dürnstein–Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit to Schallaburg Castle; wine tastingDay 4 Grein: guided walk of Grein, visit the historical theaterDay 5 Passau: guided walk in PassauDay 6 Passau (Disembarkation)–Munich: travel by motorcoach to MunichDay 7 Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 8 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle; free time in OberammergauDay 9 Munich: 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:Departure August 20 is offered as an exclusive Golf Cruise, including special features at no extra cost. Get teed up for an amazing Avalon Golf Cruise! You’ll enjoy golf outings as a local golf enthusiast arranges tee times on select courses. Non-golfers can enjoy the regular program as per our brochure text.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.