Danube River Cruise

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DANUBE RIVER CRUISE

INCLUDES 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE

SEPT. 6 – 16, 2018

 

Dear Way To Go Traveler,

Here is your chance to waltz your way down the Blue Danube River and to savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Your itinerary starts with 2 days in Prague before before your Danube cruise from reveals the highlights of Passau, Germany, Vienna, Austria, Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary. Visit five countries on this holiday while cruising the best of the Danube River including the spectacular scenery in the Wachau Valley. Mayflower Tours has chartered the vessel and is offering free airfare.

 FREE AIRFARE – extended thru September.

 

Included:

Airfare

Air, land and cruise taxes

22 Meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts)

All meals included onboard featuring local and international specialties

Four course lunches and dinners onboard, served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks

Afternoon tea time and late evening snacks served daily in the lounge

Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours

International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard

Professional Tour escort, Jerry Waldkoetter

Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic before cruising

Experience the Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Silver II

Once onboard, unpack just once in your river view stateroom

Shore excursions escorted by local, English speaking guides in Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna (including the Schönbrunn Palace), Bratislava and Budapest.

 

Amadeus Silver II Features:

Complimentary WiFi onboard Spacious public areas with large picture windows

Enhanced touring experience with the use of audio headsets

Walk-out balcony and panoramic window featured in the suites on Mozart Deck

‘Inside balcony’ with drop-down window featured in the staterooms on Mozart and Strauss Decks

$55 in Mayflower Money

Presentation on the history of the Danube Rive

Culinary demonstration by the ship’s chef

Musical concert performed onboard by local artists in Bratislava

 

 

Double occupancy cost per person $4084. for the Hyden deck, the windows don’t open. $4434 for the Strauss deck, or $4549 for the Mozart deck, floor to ceiling windows and they open.  

Suggested trip insurance $448/person. $1000/person deposit required if you take the Mayflower trip protection. $500 deposit if you are refusing the trip insurance. Final payment is due by May 31, 2018.  Trip protection also availabe from National Tour Association at 1-800-388-1470.  They will need this number 326275 to identify our agency.

 

 

Itinerary

Flight times tba

 

Sept 6, 2018 – Thursday –Depart Buffalo

Meet at Buffalo airport for our overnight flights to Prague, the Czech Republic, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

 

Sept. 7, 2018 – Friday – Prague, the Czech Republic

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings.

 

Sept. 8, 2018 – Saturday – City Tour of Prague

After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. See Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and the medieval Charles Bridge. During free time this afternoon, discover the city on your own or join the optional excursion of the Jewish Quarter. (Breakfast)

 

Sept. 9, 2018 – Sunday – Passau, Germany

After breakfast, depart Prague by motorcoach for Passau, one of Germany’s oldest cities. Enjoy an included guided walking tour through this fairytale town with a history dating back more than 2,000 years. Admire graceful arcades, cobblestone streets and see the breathtaking Baroque cathedral of St. Stephan, before embarking Mayflower Tours’ exclusively chartered river ship. (Breakfast and Dinner)

 

Sept. 10, 2018 – Monday – Linz and Salzburg, Austria

The day is yours to explore Linz on your own or join an optional excursion to Mozart’s Salzburg, where your guide shows you sights from The Sound of Music and walks you along the famous Getreidegasse Lane, past Mozart’s birthplace. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 11, 2018 – Tuesday – Melk and Dürnstein, Austria

Join an optional excursion in Melk to the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey which boasts an opulent Baroque interior. See the Marble Hall, library and terraced gardens. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley, as we cruise along the Danube River, before arriving in Dürnstein –‘The Pearl of the Wachau.’ Join your local guide for a stroll through this quaint medieval town, dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche with its lovely blue façade. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 12, 2018 – Wednesday – Vienna, Austria

Discover all Vienna has to offer during the included orientation tour. Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the impressive Opera House, famous concert halls, stately architecture and historic monuments. Visit Schönbrunn Palace with its magnificent interiors and landscape gardens. Enjoy leisure time in the city center this afternoon. This evening, join an optional excursion to a musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 13, 2018 – Thursday – Bratislava, Slovakia

The day begins with an included panoramic city tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hungary. Board the exclusively chartered Bratislava City Train for a unique touring experience. As the train winds its way up to Bratislava Castle, the guide will point out the beautiful buildings and historic sites. See the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Archbishop’s Summer Residence and the Blumental Church. In the Old City, a leisurely paced walking tour passes the Archbishop Palace, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall, the Roland Fountain and Opera House. Tonight, enjoy a musical performance onboard by local artists. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 14, 2018 – Friday – Budapest, Hungary

Today’s city tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellért Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Enjoy free time to explore and shop for porcelain or other local specialties. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 15, 2018 – Saturday – Budapest at leisure

The day is at leisure to spend the last day of your European holiday as you wish. This evening we say goodbye tour captain and crew at our farewell reception onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Sept. 16, 2018 – Sunday – Budapest / Buffalo, NY, USA

Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Transfer to the Budapest airport for our flights to Buffalo. (Breakfast).

 

 

Itinerary subject to change.