Day 1 PASSAU (EMBARKATION)
Your Avalon Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PASSAU
Day 2 PASSAU
Go for Baroque in Passau–with Treasures Both Grand and Quaint
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers” where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet.
Sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—named the Natural Wonder of Austria, carved by the power of the river into a dramatic landscape—to Linz.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
Day 3 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte!
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering whitemarble Trinity Column.
Alternatively, take a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov.
Cruise to Grein this afternoon or meet your ship after your excursion
Dramatic Castle Views and the Oldest Theater in Austria
Explore on your own this attractive country resort, nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN
Day 4 MELK
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.
You may stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.
Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned during the Crusades in the castle above the village.
DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting this afternoon.
After dinner enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN DÜRNSTEIN
Day 5 VIENNA
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
DISCOVERY Join us for a Guided Tour of the Kuntskammer’s remarkable collection of more than 2,100 artifacts collected for centuries by the Habsburg Empire.
CLASSIC Later, choose a complimentary ticket to a local Viennese museum or continue exploring joining our Guided Sightseeing.
You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to opulent Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.
Enjoy a free afternoon by strolling through Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Royal Waltz Concert to hear quintessential Viennese music in an elegant concert hall.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 6 VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.