Your Cruising Itinerary
Day 1: Munich
Fly to Munich where you will be met and transferred to the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost hotel (or similar) for three nights.
Day 2: Munich
A local guide will show you the highlights including Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls, and the striking Gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore or, maybe visit one of the many Biergartens or breweries. (B)
Day 3: Munich - Excursion To Neuschwanstein Castle And Oberammergau
Drive into the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to the town of Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. (B)
Cruise Day 4: Mumich - Passau (Embark)
Drive to Passau, located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube. Alternatively, you might like to join a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg, which will end in Passau with embarkation on your ship. Meet your crew at a welcome reception this evening. (B,D)
Cruise Day 5: Passau - Linz
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. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 6: Linz
Linz is Austria’s third-largest city and an important river port. 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. 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)
Cruise Day 7: Melk - Durnstein
Join a guided visit of the magnifi cent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries. Melk’s abbey towers over the town and its church houses stunning frescoed ceilings. Head into the heart of the Wachau wine region. Explore Dürnstein, known for its magnifi cent baroque Stiftskirche, on a guided walk. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 8: Vienna
Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, the impressive neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral on your included city sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: Vienna (Disembark)
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
The itinerary is also available from Vienna to Munich
Culinary cruise 17 July departure : Vienna to Munich
Join a Vienna culinary walk, participate in a cooking class at the Wrenkh restaurant, and make your acquaintance with Austrian wines at a special onboard dinner. In France, join the included Taste of Normandy excursion and visit the award-winning Domaine St. Hippolyte, a picturesque cheese farm surrounded by a grove of apple trees. On board, you can enjoy a pastry demonstration, special crêpes lunch, and a food-and-wine-pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine.
Your Suite ships
Avalon Panorama accommodates 166 passengers. A unique Suite Ship, it was the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a wall-to-wall panoramic window that transforms the living space into a unique open-air balcony. The suites' full-size seating area is ideal for quiet moments to yourself, or is spacious enough to host a private cocktail party for new found friends. The clever positioning of the bed ensures superb river views when you wake and retire.
Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers. With two full decks of suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail, as well as elegant dining and chic, minimalist decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, comfort, views and design, an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window, and measures a spacious 200 square feet. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.
Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed Suite Ship which accommodates 166 passengers and offers two full decks of suites, each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. Designed with superior comfort in mind, Avalon Expression offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail, as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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Departure dates and prices 2018 - Austrian Highlights and Bavaria : 7% discount on all dates
Avalon brochure price from £2099
Travel 55 discount price from £1953
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A
|Avalon access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 13 October 2018. Please call Avalon to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point. Prices are per person, £2099 is based on a Category E Stateroom. Call Avalon for stateroom upgrade prices.
Suite ship departures: Artistry II, Expression, Panorama
Munich – Vienna: October 13.
Vienna – Munich: April 16; May 15; July 17; September 18.
All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions
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