On this marvelous cruise vacation, 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 above which stand the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein’s quaint historical theater. End your cruise in Germany’s Passau, a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. All of this and much more awaits you on this wonderful cruise on the Danube River.

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): 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. Round-trip transportation to the golf courses is included (greens fees, carts, caddies, and equipment are extra). 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.Departure transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.