2022 Season

Danube Dreams with Oberammergau


cruise: WBDI
12 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Munich
Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany discovering some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. You’ll also be our guest in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the once-a-decade performance season of the world-renowned “Passion Play”. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a tasting of renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city, and be sure to photograph the splendid Trinity Column. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” is uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge. See its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and marvel at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture.

Continue your Central European guided vacation on shore for a guided tour of Austria and Germany, starting with Neuschwanstein Castle, and St. James and Hofkirche Cathedrals in Innsbruck. The highlight is the visit to the idyllic Bavarian village of Oberammergau in Germany for the “Passion Play”. Performed once every ten years, the “Passion Play” is a stunning theatrical event with a history dating back to 1634. Enjoy seating and accommodations in the heart of Oberammergau for the “Passion Play”. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Munich, including Nymphenburg Palace, the Marienplatz, and gothic Frauenkirche. Sample Munich’s Biergärtens and cafés, and see the famous Glockenspiel. The perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration—your Avalon Danube River cruise with the once-a decade performance of Oberammergau’s “Passion Play”—is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of £480. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of £200 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 3 Bratislava-Hainburg: Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; free time in Hainburg

Day 4 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or Ybbs city sight-seeing or bakery workshop; wine tasting

Day 6 Linz: Guided walk

Day 7 Passau: Guided walk or guided hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Innsbruck: Travel from Deggendorf to Innsbruck, with visit to Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 9 Innsbruck: Guided sightseeing

Day 10 Innsbruck-Oberammergau: Travel by motorcoach to Oberammergau, attend the Passion Play

Day 11 Oberammergau-Munich: Travel to Munich; guided sightseeing

Day 12 Munich: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.