Danube River Cruise: July 21 – 27, 2016

Burgplatz_in_Linz_am_Rhein6 Day River Cruise from Passau to Vienna = $2748*

July 21 – 27, 2016 – This cruise is available from Vienna to Passau on other dates.

Longer cruises are available on other dates.

*Air fare is additional. Air fare sold in August 2015 for this tour ranged between $1200 and $1300.

Vacation Overview

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.

WPV0 Danube 6 day map

Day 1Passau, Germany (Embarkation)

This afternoon board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception this evening. (D)

Day 2Passau–Linz, Austria

Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Join your Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR through this charming town, and find out much more about the “City of Three Rivers.” (B,L,D)

Day 3Linz

Linz is Austria’s third-largest city and an important river port where culture plays a significant role in everyday life. A guided tour of the city shows you the 13th-century Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, and the Trinity Column, built in 1723 as thanks for the city escaping the ravages of the plague, war, and fire. Perhaps wander around the old castle grounds and take in the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-gothic New Cathedral, Austria’s largest church, with capacity for 20,000 visitors. This afternoon relax on board enjoying the views of the peaceful riverscapes from the comfort of the Sky Deck or join an optional excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 4Melk–Dürnstein

A day of charming towns and magical scenery awaits you today! In Melk, you may choose between a GUIDED VISIT of the magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, or renaissance SCHALLABURG CASTLE. Melk’s abbey towers over the town and its church houses stunning frescoed ceilings and an ornate library with a large collection of medieval manuscripts. Schallaburg Castle was built as a defensive stronghold 900 years ago, but was later redesigned as a magnificent princely home. Next, head into the heart of the Wachau wine region to Dürnstein known for its magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, – and join a Certified Local Guide for a guided walk. (B,L,D)

Day 5Vienna

Wake up this morning in Vienna, known as the “City of Music” and the place that inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boy’s Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral—plus, countless other sights you’ll see on your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Stroll through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. (B,L,D)

Day 6Vienna (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Vacation Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau

Day 3 Linz: guided walk in Linz

Day 4 Melk–Dürnstein: choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit to Schallaburg Castle; guided walk in Dürnstein

Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Attend an informative tasting & presentation on Wachau Valley wines.

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.
  • Arrival transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.

Category E:  $1999

Category B: $2748

Suite: $3355

Port charges:
$105

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Vienna:
in single room from $250 to $285, in twin room from $140 to $160

Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $142
B / Sapphire Deck / $749
A / Sapphire Deck / $785
P / Royal Deck / $856
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,356

 

Travel Protection is $329.

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