Danube Symphony with Budapest and Munich

June 17 - 26, 2024 | 10 Days

Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest before your cruise. You’ll enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights.

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an unforgettable 6-day river cruise on the Danube. You’ll begin with a visit to Slovakia’s quaint town of Bratislava for guided sightseeing along the streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Learn about the Habsburg Empire with guided sightseeing in Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex, the Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore Krems on a guided tour of a town seemingly untouched by the modern world. Cruise through the Wachau Valley—home of charming villages and Austrian wines from its beautiful vineyards. Discover Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town. Visit the magnificent 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, still home of Augustine Monks, or take a sobering tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp—one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

In Linz, enjoy free time to sample its famous pastries, and cruise overnight to conclude your river cruise in Vilshofen, Germany.

Continue your European vacation your way with two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a full-day guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle—home of King Ludwig, and plenty of free time to explore Munich. A fantastic combination of history, art, food, and wine on your Danube River cruise.

Tour Highlights

Take a guided sightseeing tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sights

Sightseeing tour of Bratislava Old Town and visit to St. Martin’s Cathedral

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

Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting in Krems

Cruise through the Wachau Valley

In Mauthausen visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks

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

Take a guided excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Fox Tour Manager!

A Tour Manager from Fox World Travel will guide the group, offering peace of mind as you travel!

We’ll also have a professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions!


  • 1 Night Hotel in Budapest
  • Deluxe (5) five-night Avalon river cruise in a river view stateroom on the stunning Avalon Envision
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Munich


  • Breakfast in Budapest
  • All meals onboard the ship are included with Chef-inspired regional recipes.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily onboard your ship.
  • Breakfast in Munich


  • Roundtrip air from Chicago O’hare to Budapest, returning from Munich
  • Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers (with purchase of Air & Tour package)

Avalon Envision

Just envision Europe’s most spectacular views passing your panoramic window like ever-changing picture postcards. The Avalon Envision brings this dream to life as part of the youngest fleet of ships on Europe’s waterways. Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to relaxed luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon’s signature window-facing “Beds with a View.” Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. Can you picture it?


Air + cruise prices include airfare from Chicago O’Hare, guided tour and inclusions and transfers in destination.

Deluxe Stateroom (Categories E-D)

Air + Cruise Pricing: $6,564.00 – $6,718.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $4,764.00 – $4,918.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 

  • 172 Sq Ft 
  • Small Windows
  • One Queen sized bed or Two Twins

Or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Panorama Suite (Categories B-P)

Air + Cruise Pricing: $7,682.00 – $7,798.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $5,882.00 – $5,998.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 

  • 200 Sq. Ft.
  • Wall to Wall Panoramic Window and French Balcony
  • One Queen sized bed or Two Twins

Or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Early Booking Discount:

Deposit by December 29, 2023 and receive $750.00 off per person.

Early Booking Discount not applicable on Single Supplement Waiver bookings

Discounts are subject to change at any time.

Flights from Chicago O'Hare

Lufthansa #435 Depart Chicago O’Hare at 9:10pm and arrive in Munich, Germany at 1:05pm (18Jun)

Lufthansa #1678 Depart Munich, Germany at 3:35pm and arrive in Budapest, Hungary at 4:50pm

Lufthansa #436 Depart Munich, Germany at 9:25am and arrive in Chicago O’Hare at 11:55am


Important Information

Airfare:  A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Single Supplement: Call for pricing and availability – Single Supplement Waiver may be available.

Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person at time of booking + Fox Professional Service Fee.

Final Payment Date: No later than March 8, 2024
Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return

Included: Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing includes current air taxes and fees of $300.26 (subject to change) and a nonrefundable Fox World Travel Professional Fee of $50 per reservation. The Fox World Travel fee will be charged at the time of deposit and will show as an additional payment.

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included but highly recommended. Ask your travel consultant about pricing and options. 

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination. Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change. Included air costs are subject to change.


Optional Insurance:  In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to March 8, 2024: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person + Fox professional fee
  • March 9 – March 19, 2024: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • March 20 – May 17, 2024:  75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • May 18, 2024 to 0 days prior to travel: No refunds

You will receive customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to uncontrollable factors.

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