Magical Danube River Cruise & Prague 2018

Magical Danube & PraguePresident’s Exclusive Charter Cruise Through the Heart of Europe

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12 Days • 11 Nights • 29 Meals

Sep 28-Oct 9, 2018

Depart/Return: Chicago, IL (*Air/Land Tour) or Eastern Gateway City

Price Per Person from: Double $5,197**; Single $5,947

**Prices vary based on stateroom category. See detailed info sheet linked below.

Land-Only pricing available*: PLEASE CALL

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About the Tour

The majestic blue Danube—no other river in the world flows through as many countries. By land and by ship, we’ll discover four capital cities in five countries, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and delightful scenic, cultural, rural and culinary experiences too numerous to count! Spend days marveling at Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, and evenings docked so you can take in the night life of its magnificent cities—including two nights each in Budapest, Vienna and Prague! We’ll immerse ourselves in the splendor of Budapest (NY Times, Condé Nast Best Places to Go), whose imperial buildings dominate both banks of the Danube. Aboard the deluxe Amadeus SILVER II, we call on the charming rural towns of Szentendre and Esztergom, before visiting the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, with its classic Baroque castles and palaces. We’ll become immersed in the music, culture and imperial legacies of glittering Vienna, then sail through the stunning landscapes of Austria’s Wachau region. The Baroque abbey of Melk awes before a countryside visit outside Linz brings Austrian agriculture to life. Docking in Germany’s historic Passau, we head inland to our crescendo—dazzling Prague,
Europe’s best-preserved capital.

Join CTD President Steve Uelner and expert Discovery Director Sue Froidl for what promises to be a vacation of a lifetime!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit  four capital cities in five countries including Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
  • Join CTD President Steve Uelner on this luxurious, modern ship chartered special exclusively for CTD travelers
  • Board the spectacular Amadeus Silver II in Budapest docked along the brilliantly illuminated architecture of both riverfronts, and beneath the famed Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
  • Included sightseeing tours of: Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Esztergom-Szentendre, Passau, and Prague
  • Two nights in Prague, with tour of its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its millennium-old marketplace, famous Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter and more. In the Castle District, see St, Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and the Old Royal Palace.
  • Visit the the beautiful Wachau wine-growing region, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an optional tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk
  • Onboard folklore, culinary demonstrations, cultural entertainment including an exclusive Viennese Quartet recital
  • Major sites of Bratislava including the Presidential Palace, modern Eurovea, and more

 

Optional Excursions/Extensions

DAY 6 Option: Sound of Vienna Concert

Music lovers won’t want to miss this evening’s excursion to the Musikverein, home to the Vienna Philharmonic and site of the globally broadcast Vienna New Year’s Concert. Its “Great Hall” is considered among the world’s finest traditional concert halls. Price: $59 per person

DAY 6 Option: Schönbrunn Palace

With its glorious parklands and gardens, Maria Theresa’s former imperial residence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Vienna’s most beautiful sites. Price: $49 per person

DAY 7 Option: Melk Abbey

Set on a rocky outcrop above Mel, this toweringBenedctine abbey dates as far back as 1089, and contains tombs and remains of many saints and royals.  Price: $49 per person

 

An ELEGANT Ship

Like a floating luxury boutique hotel, the MS Amadeus SILVER II river cruise ship is a clean, tasteful, non-smoking vessel designed for comfort, enjoyment, and excellent panoramas.

Sipping a coffee or cocktail in the lounge, using the fitness facilities, or simply relaxing in your deluxe outside stateroom (many with French balconies), you'll find stunning views ship-wide.

Savor fine dining at the Panorama Restaurant, enjoy onboard cultural entertainment, and explore the decks and recreational activities.

 

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Related Information

Article: Why Take a River Cruise?
So, just why is river cruising one of the hottest trends in leisure travel today? Here are at least nine reasons to choose a river cruise over an ocean cruise.

 

Click to watch video about life aboard the magnificent MS Amadeus River Cruise vessels.


 

 

 

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