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Danube Symphony

Cruise down the Danube over the course of six days on the adventure of a lifetime with Avalon Waterways.

Discover opera houses, UNESCO-designated sites, cathedrals, monasteries and more with our hand-picked itinerary through the Danube’s most coveted attractions on this Avalon Waterways River Cruise.

Enjoy a serene atmosphere aboard one of three members from our Fleet as you embark on this Danube River Cruise, complete with our signature panorama cabins, floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant contemporary decor.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Impression + 2 more
  • Duration: 5 Nights
  • Departure: April - July
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Danube Symphony Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a highly engineered itinerary, designed by our team at Avalon to make sure you check all the highlights down the Danube off your bucket list. Choose from a variety of classic, active and discovery excursions to mould your adventure into a state of perfection.

Day 1

Vilshofen (EMBARK)

Welcome to Germany; board your ship at 5pm and prepare for your adventure.

Day 2


Join an expert guide for a hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg, visit the St. Florian Monastery or embark on a guided walk through the cities sites – including the Medieval Square and Trinity Column.

Day 3

Ybbs / Wachau Valley / Krems

Follow your Adventure Host on a bike ride around Ybbs and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle.

Return to your ship to enjoy a scenic sailing through Wachau Valley on your way to Krems, or opt to experience it by bike alongside your Adventure Host.

Join an interactive Wine World Experience with a tasting or join a guided walk through this small valley town.

Day 4


Explore by bike with your Adventure Host, embark on a short walk of Vienna, join a guided visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum or explore Habsburg on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks – including the Imperial Palace complex, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Day 5


Join your Adventure Host on a short hike of Bratislava Castle or enjoy a guided city walk – including the Old Town, Town Hall and St Martin’s Cathedral.

Day 6

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends after breakfast this morning.

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Enjoy the most coveted attractions down the Danube

5 Nights
Apr Jul

Danube Symphony

  • Vilshofen (EMBARK)
  • Linz
  • Ybbs / Wachau Valley / Krems
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£1,600pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Impression + 2 more  

Danube Symphony Cruise Review

“My stay was pretty good. Room was clean, staff friendly, on-board atmosphere peaceful and there were lots of activities to choose from. I especially liked that there were options for active excursions – since I prefer to keep my body moving, even when i’m on holiday.”

Mathew Jackson, Wiggan

Danube Symphony FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many days will the cruise spend in Germany?

Our cruise embarks from Vilshofen, Germany before travelling into Austria.

Will my ship have a pool?

All three members of the Avalon Fleet available for this route include a on-deck whirlpool.

Is this classed as a mini-cruise?

Technically speaking, anything under 7 nights can be classed as a mini-cruise; though they’re usually between 2 and 4. This cruise is 5 nights, so could be classified under that category.

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