Danube Symphony - July 2022
About Munich, Germany
Join Stonetown Travel on this journey to experience enchanting destinations along the Danube after exploring Munich for two days.
July 22 - July 30, 2022
- Two nights in Munich
- Travel through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
- Visits to Linz, Mauthausen, Ybbs, Krems, Vienna and Bratislava
- Your choice of Active or Classic excursions
Day 1: July 22, 2022
Overnight flight from Toronto to Munich
Day 2: July 23, 2022
Welcome to Munich
Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
Day 3: July 24, 2022
Take a Guided Excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig. (B)
Day 4: July 25, 2022
Enjoy a Guided City Tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the Old and New Town Halls of Marienplatz.
This afternoon transfer to Deggendorf to board the Avalon Envision Suite Ship®
EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ (B,D,)
Day 5: July 26, 2022
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Consider an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or join an Optional Guided Hike.
Enjoy free time this morning in Linz, before a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.
Bike along the Austrian Danube with your Adventure Host, OR:
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Join a sobering Guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.
Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS (B,L,D)
Day 6: July 27, 2022
Bike your way around Ybbs with your Adventure Host, OR:
Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.
Then relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.
Experience the Wachau valley by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:
Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,L,D)
Day 7: July 28, 2022
Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Explore the Habsburg empire with a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex —the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. Alternatively, you can choose to spend your free time strolling Austria’s famed Kärtnerstrasse and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B, L,D)
Day 8: July 29, 2022
Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle which crowns the hilltop above, OR:
Take a Guided City Walk, including quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the royal coronation site of St. Martin’s Cathedral.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B,L,D)
Day 9: July 30, 2022
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Perhaps you would like to add some extra nights in Budapest to explore this fascinating city. (B)
$4311 CAD per person for a Category E cabin. Please contact us for current promotions and balcony cabin costs.
Flights are additional.
- Two nights accommodation in Munich with breakfast daily
- 6-night cruise on the Avalon Envision with all meals while on board
- Complimentary regional beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
- Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
- Complimentary WiFi throughout the ship
- Airfare (pricing will be available in September 2021)
- Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance and Out of Country Medical Insurance
- Meals not noted above
- Items of a personal nature
You will visit the following 3 places:
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. In 2010, Budapest had 1,721,556 inhabitants, down from its 1980 peak of 2.06 million. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3,271,110 people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of right (west)-bank Buda and Óbuda with left (east)-bank Pest. Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed "Paris of the East".
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 431,000, also the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava and Vienna are two of the closest European national capitals to each other, at less than 37 miles apart. Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions.