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

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Avalon Waterways
Austrian Highlights and Bavaria

9 days

Your discount prices start from only £1953 - 7% discount

Your Avalon Waterways holiday begins with three nights in Munich with time to explore this beautiful Bavarian city.  Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig II, perched on a rugged cliff and set against a scenic mountain backdrop. You will also visit Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play and its buildings adorned with lüftmalerei. Board your Avalon ship in Passau and cruise the Danube, taking in spectacular sights including the baroque Stiftskirche of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley. Complete your cruise in Vienna with guided sightseeing.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this delightful 9 day Austrian Highlights and Bavaria cruise. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct. 

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0800 668 1843  and quote code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

The Avalon difference

Travel made easy from the moment you leave home
The Avalon included private home pick-up service will take you to your chosen local airport or Eurostar terminal, within 100 miles of your home.
Waking up to the ultimate view from your bed
In a luxuriously comfortable stateroom, the majority of which have wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Attention to detail on board and ashore
Whether it’s the luxury toiletries in your bathroom or the view you wake up to in the morning, Avalon believe the finer points of your holiday are important.
An intimate and cultured experience
Avalon ships have more space and fewer people than other operators, with entertainment, expert talks and attentive, unobtrusive service at all times.
Deluxe dining
A relaxed, full-board experience of mouth-watering regional dishes, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and the freedom to choose where and what you eat.
Accessible adventures, whenever you want them
Fascinating excursions are included in every port of call and, with Avalon Choice, you decide when and how to join them. Active Discovery cruises offer a mix of more hands-on activities, from learning the Viennese waltz to exploring an ice cave. Alternatively, should you wish to explore on your own, each ship is equipped with bicycles and Nordic walking poles.
Authentic experiences
Get closer to your destination with the Avalon Cruise Director and expert guides. Their Local Favourites give you the chance to get a rewarding glimpse of local tradition by exploring unique and out-of-the-way places.
No extra costs
Gratuities, transfers and port charges are all included in the price of your holiday.
Journeys Club
Avalon complimentary membership scheme which includes repeat traveller discounts and a range of exclusive promotions and special offers.

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service - Avalon aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with their included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost. 

Fly from your local airport - Avalon are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Call Avalon for details.

No-fly holidays - Avalon know that flying isn’t for everyone. That’s why they have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfleet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over two hours.

Tailor your travel - On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish:

Pre and post holiday hotel stays - why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? Avalon work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.

Too many hotel nights? - some of their holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, they can just book the cruise portion for you.

Make your own way - the brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take their package. Avalon give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.

Under your own arrangements - if you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with Avalon, they’ll happily extend your flights for you.
Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.


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