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Blue Danube River Cruise

Departs: 9/29/2019 Returns: 10/10/2019

12 Days | All Airfare Included

Explore the history & culture of the beautiful Blue Danube from our privately chartered, luxurious Amadeus Cruises ship.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1: Fly to Prague
We journey to Prague overnight.


Day 2: Prague
We arrive in Prague for two nights in the Czech Republic. This evening get acquainted at our Welcome Dinner. D


Day 3: Prague
Learn why Prague is one of the best-preserved medieval cities on a walking tour with a local guide. Visit the Prague Castle district, or Hradcany in Czech. Go inside Saint Vitus Cathedral, and the Old Royal Palace. Walk along the Golden Lane, a street of small houses built at the end of the 16th century to house castle marksmen. The afternoon is free to explore Prague at your own pace. This evening, revel in a special included dinner. B,D


Day 4: Cesky Krumlov
Discover one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic. The medieval village of Cesky Krumlov dates back to 1240 and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city including views of Krumlov Castle. This afternoon we board the luxurious Amadeus Queen in Passau. B,D


Day 5: Regensburg & Weltenburg Abbey
We arrive at Regensburg, Germany, and make our way to the Hall of Liberation, an awe-inspiring building fashioned after the Parthenon in Athens. After, we board an excursion boat and travel to the Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg. The monastery, founded about 620 AD, is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. We tour abbey church and taste the famous dark beer of Weltenburg, the oldest monastery brewery in the world. B,L,D


Day 6: Passau & Linz
Today we travel into Germany and the city of Passau. We walk the City of Three Rivers, and take in the Baroque masterpiece, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring the largest cathedral organ in the world. The afternoon takes us into Linz, Austria, once acknowledged as a European Capital of Culture. Step into dazzling St. Mary’s Cathedral; visit the Brucknerhaus, a renowned concert hall; and make time to try a Linzer torte. B,L,D


Day 7: Wachau Valley
This morning we dock in Emmersdorf, Austria across the river from Melk. Included is a shore excursion to the 900-year-old, Baroque-style Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Visit the modern Abbey Museum and tour the Prelature Hall, the Marble Hall and the world-famous Abbey Library known for its extensive historical manuscript collection. We return to our riverboat for lunch and an afternoon of sailing through the heart of the Wachau Valley, one of the most scenic parts of the Danube River. This evening we arrive in Vienna. Tonight we are guests at the Kursalon, one of Vienna’s most enchanting music venues. Listen as the Alt Wien orchestra plays waltzes and famous concert melodies. B,L,D


Day 8: Vienna
The grand sights of Vienna await us as we tour the historic city center. Marvel at Vienna’s famous gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see the quirky Expressionist house known as Hundertwasserhaus and the impressive Hofburg Palace. After lunch, become enchanted with Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, relax to music provided by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar or pamper yourself with a massage. B,L,D


Day 9: Bratislava
Enjoy a full day in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Our included shore excursion includes views of Bratislava Castle, standing on the Little Carpathian mountain range with panoramic views of three countries, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Return to the riverboat for lunch, then go ashore in the afternoon with free time to visit the Old Town. This evening we enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner. B,L,D


Day 10: Esztergom, Szentendre
See the third largest basilica in Europe in Esztergom before visiting the ruins of Visegrád overlooking a bend in the Danube River. This afternoon we discover the artists’ village of Szentendre. Enjoy the scenery as we approach Budapest. Regarded as the Queen of the Danube, the twin cities of Buda and Pest are linked by graceful bridges. After dinner on board, delight in an illumination cruise of this majestic city. B,L,D


Day 11: Budapest
After breakfast we will disembark the ship and tour Budapest, see the Parliament Building, a neo-gothic structure along the banks of the Danube. This is one of the world’s greatest legislative buildings. See the Millennium Monument in Hero’s Square and the neo-renaissance Opera House. Highlights include the towering dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Royal Castle Hill district and the seven stone towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion, symbolizing the leaders of the country’s conquering tribes. Free time this afternoon to explore on your own. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner. B,D


Day 12: Return Home
Fly home with amazing memories. B


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $165 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Baggage handling at hotels & aboard ship
• Hotel & cruise ship transfers
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


26 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Welcome Dinner
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner


All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights in Prague
1 night in Budapest


Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
7 nights aboard the Amadeus Queen
• All meals aboard ship
• Included daily shore excursions (minimum value of $400 per person)

Ports of Call
Passau, Germany
Linz, Austria
Melk/Emmersdorf, Austria
Vienna, Austria
Bratislava, Slovakia
Esztergom, Hungary
Szentendore, Hungary


Attractions & Highlights
City tour of Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Vienna)
Schönbrunn Palace
The Sound of Vienna concert at Kursalon Vienna
Szentendre
Visegrád
St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Budapest)
Fisherman’s Bastion
Evening Illumination Cruise (Budapest)

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Mozart Stateroom - Double $7199
Airport Mozart Stateroom - Single $9299
Airport Mozart Suite - Double $8149
Airport Mozart Suite - Single $10949
Haydn Stateroom - Double $5799
Haydn Stateroom - Single $7199
Strauss Deck Aft - Double $6499
Strauss Deck Aft - Single $8099
Strauss Deck Forward - Double $6699
Strauss Deck Forward - Single $8499

Final Payment Date: 6/26/2019

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


Alabama

Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach

Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities

Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Louisville, Lexington

Louisiana

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw

Minnesota

Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester

Mississippi

Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi

Missouri

St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson

Montana

Billings, Bozeman, Missoula

Nebraska

Omaha, Lincoln

Nevada

Las Vegas

New Jersey

Newark

New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks

Ohio

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Tennessee

Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:59298943 | Tour Code: CRDB0929194
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