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Grand European Tour Amsterdam To Budapest

Viking River Cruises $4999 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Cities Of Light Paris To Prague

Viking River Cruises $3799 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Grand European Tour Budapest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $4149 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Cities Of Light Prague To Paris

Viking River Cruises $3199 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Amsterdam To Budapest By Riverboat - Southbound

Tauck $6590 15 Details

Tauck's Danube, Main, and Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest takes you on an amazing journey past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

European Sojourn Bucharest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $8499 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

European Sojourn Amsterdam To Bucharest

Viking River Cruises $14149 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

Central European Experience - Westbound

Avalon Waterways $3359 12 Details

This Central European river cruise will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to the romantic lights of Paris on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

Jewels Of Central Europe – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $4599 15 Details

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg.

Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

This Central European river cruise will take you across Germany to Luxembourg on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

Jewels Of Central Europe - Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $5439 17 Details

On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Start with two overnights in dazzling Paris and end in Budapest, Hungary’s vibrant capital—with the most intriguing cities of France, Germany, and Austria along the way.

Grand Christmastime Cruise From Vienna To Basel

Avalon Waterways $4948 16 Details

This European Christmastime river cruise will take you across Austria and Germany and along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Enjoy guided sightseeing in several cities along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets.

Jewels Of Europe

Scenic Cruises $6695 15 Details

Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Jewels Of Central Europe - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $4749 15 Details

On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and Main Danube Canal. Visit the most intriguing cities of Germany and Austria along the way, and end in Budapest—Hungary’s vibrant capital.

11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Gate1 $1849 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Mainz
    • 1 night Heidelberg
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 2 nights Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Munich
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Special Features

  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise, view hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses  
  • See the thunderous Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s largest and most powerful
  • View the Golden Roof, in the heart of historic Innsbruck
  • Visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein, a symbol of idealized romance
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument

European Jewels 2017

Uniworld $4399 15 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Central European Experience – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3359 12 Details

This river cruise through central Europe will take you from the romantic lights of Paris to the gothic skyline of Prague on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers.

Ultimate European Journey 2017

Uniworld $12399 26 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Jewels Of Central Europe – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $5669 19 Details

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in romantic Paris.

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich 2017

Uniworld $3649 10 Details

A culturally-rich adventure along two of Europe’s most resplendent waterways. Begin your journey with two nights in the magical city of Munich, then set sail along the Main and Rhine rivers, where castles, palaces and medieval hamlets filled with half-timbered houses await your discovery. Step back in time in beautifully preserved towns and cities such as Rothenburg, Miltenberg, Heidelberg and Bamberg. Admire the picturesque Petit France section of Strasbourg as you glide through its canals under bridges that have stood for 600 years, and tour the awe-inspiring Würzburg Residence, a baroque masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chat with friendly Franconian villagers over coffee and cake. Enjoy a local brewery visit and stops in lively patisseries, as well as sumptuous meals with paired wines onboard. All this and much more is yours to discover on this luxurious, all-inclusive cruise.  Family Program (Select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. Our all-inclusive cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

16 Day Classic European River Cruise

Gate1 $4849 16 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Amsterdam-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe MS Monarch Empress, First Class MS Monarch Baroness, MS Monarch Princess or MS Monarch Queen
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Central European Experience - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2249 8 Details

This river cruise through central Europe will start in Luxembourg and take you across Germany on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as the fascinating Main Danube Canal.

Vienna On The Danube To Basel On The Rhine

Avalon Waterways $3699 13 Details

This Europe river cruise vacation will touch four countries on three rivers and the Main Danube Canal, with a chance to immerse yourself in the cultures, and explore the most famous sites at each stop. The magic of this river cruise can also be experienced right from your ship as you enjoy a glass of wine and watch the beauty of the European countryside and charming villages pass by.

Ultimate European Journey 2017 (Reverse)

Uniworld $12399 26 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Jewels Of Europe With Paris

Scenic Cruises $8695 18 Details

Begin your adventure in Budapest and board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise the Danube, Main & Rhine rivers to Amsterdam and spend 3 nights in Paris. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne, Paris & London – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $4472 16 Details

Europe’s most legendary cities, rivers, and sights await on this mesmerizing journey. Your vacation begins with two overnights in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland, where an included guided walk features the poignant Lion Monument, the ornate historic homes lining the walled Old Town, and Chapel Bridge—the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. There’s free time to explore on your own, then a real treat! An excursion takes you to the top of Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine views. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) In the afternoon, a short transfer delivers you to your Avalon ship for the cruise portion of your adventure. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home. After disembarking your Avalon cruise ship in Amsterdam, we transfer you by high-speed train to Paris for your exciting Monograms extension. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing with local experts, transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and more. Plus, we know you are not familiar with the cities, so we've arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help you arrange your activities and excursions, and more. The moment you arrive in Paris, you’ll feel the magic. We know the very best place to photograph the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there to get your shots! We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window, then for a different perspective of the city, we've arranged for you to enjoy a cruise along the Seine. With three overnights, the “City of Light” is yours for discovering. Next, bid “Au Revoir” as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. We’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and the Houses of Parliament. We’ll take you inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if available). In both cities you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. From Paris, perhaps hunt for the many celebrity tombstones in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, take a French cooking lesson, or enjoy a cabaret show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. In London, you may want to ride the London Eye, shop at the iconic Harrods department store, ride a red double-decker bus or the “Tube,” or take in a West End theater show.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne Extension – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2495 10 Details

Begin this exhilarating vacation with 2 nights in Lucerne, where you’ll walk across the famous covered Chapel Bridge and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a birdseye view over the town, lake and surroundings. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) Then one of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home.

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich 2017 (Reverse)

Uniworld $3749 10 Details

A culturally-rich adventure along two of Europe’s most resplendent waterways. Begin your journey with two nights in the magical city of Munich, then set sail along the Main and Rhine rivers, where castles, palaces and medieval hamlets filled with half-timbered houses await your discovery. Step back in time in beautifully preserved towns and cities such as Rothenburg, Miltenberg, Heidelberg and Bamberg. Admire the picturesque Petit France section of Strasbourg as you glide through its canals under bridges that have stood for 600 years, and tour the awe-inspiring Würzburg Residence, a baroque masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chat with friendly Franconian villagers over coffee and cake. Enjoy a local brewery visit and stops in lively patisseries, as well as sumptuous meals with paired wines onboard. All this and much more is yours to discover on this luxurious, all-inclusive cruise.  Family Program (Select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. Our all-inclusive cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

Romantic Rhine With Zurich, Mount Pilatus & Lake Como – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2980 12 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this mesmerizing river cruise along the Rhine River. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Disembark your river cruise ship in Basel and join the Monograms portion of your vacation starting with a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and some free time to explore lovely Lucerne. Transfer to vibrant Zürich for an overnight before your included first-class, high-speed train ride to Como. An included guided walking tour features the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo. The next day enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!

Christmastime From Prague To Basel – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2749 10 Details

Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers.

European Jewels 2017 (Reverse)

Uniworld $4399 15 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Christmas In The Heart Of Germany – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1349 6 Details

This festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, throughout town, you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed With Barcelona For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $6473 19 Details

This mesmerizing river cruise and land vacation begins on the Rhine River and then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Disembark your river cruise ship and arrive in the French Riviera, the splendid Côte d’Azur, for a final night in France.

European Jewels 2018

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

27 Day Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Gate1 $3199 27 Details

  • Flights Los Angeles-Bangkok, Hanoi-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Chiang Mai-Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang-Siem Reap, Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh-Da Nang & Hue-Hanoi
  • 25 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Bangkok
    • 1 night Ayutthaya
    • 1 night Sukhothai
    • 2 nights Chiang Rai
    • 3 nights Chiang Mai
    • 2 nights Luang Prabang
    • 3 nights Siem Reap
    • 2 nights Ho Chi Minh
    • 2 nights Hoi An
    • 2 nights Hue
    • 1 night Halong Bay
    • 3 nights Hanoi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 41 meals: 25 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Services of local guides in Luang Prabang & Siem Reap
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long, Bangkok
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, was used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty, Ayutthaya
  • Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of the most impressive remaining monuments, Ayutthaya
  • Historical Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai
  • Visit the House of Opium & Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
  • Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai
  • Authentic Thai Dinner at Chiang Mai Private Home
  • Special Baci Ceremony practiced for hundred years & Night Market, Luang Prabang
  • Scenic Mekong River Cruise & Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang
  • Stand in awe at the architectural masterpiece of  Angkor Wat Temple Complex, Siem Reap 
  • Enjoy an ox-cart ride & visit the National Museum, Siem Reap
  • Visit the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the magnificent Saigon Opera house, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Old City of Hoi An one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia in the 15th century
  • Imperial City & 19th century Citadel , Hue
  • View the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea during the Halong Bay Excursion 
  • Museum of Ethnology & Water Puppet Show, Hanoi

  • Flights from the USA may arrive early on DAY 3. Sightseeing commences in the morning of Day 3

18 Day Classic European River Cruise With Budapest

Gate1 $4899 18 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Amsterdam-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Queen
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 43 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leis

20 Day Classic European River Cruise With Amsterdam & Budapest

Gate1 $5949 20 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Budapest-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 18 nights First Class & Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Baroness
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 45 meals: 18 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

18 Day Classic European River Cruise With Amsterdam

Gate1 $6249 18 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Budapest-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Baroness
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 43 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Ultimate European Journey 2018

Uniworld $9699 25 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed With Barcelona – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $6473 19 Details

This mesmerizing river cruise and land vacation begins on the Rhine River and then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Disembark your river cruise ship and arrive in the French Riviera, the splendid Côte d’Azur, for a final night in France.

9 Day Alpine Christmas Markets

Gate1 $1519 9 Details

  • Flights New York-Munich, Frankfurt-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 2 nights Black Forest
    • 2 nights Mainz
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Experience festive Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and France
  • At Marienplatz Square in Munich view the Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel
  • Admire Bavaria’s fairytale Linderhof Palace, built by “Mad” King Ludwig
  • Excursion to the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, on the border of France and Germany
  • View the imposing red sandstone ruins of mighty 12th century Heidelberg Castle
  • Cruise on the scenic Rhine River with its stunning vistas of hilltop castles

18 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria With Danube River Cruise

Gate1 $4049 18 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Budapest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Mainz
    • 1 night Heidelberg
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 2 nights Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe MS Monarch Empress or First Class MS Monarch Princess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 33 meals: 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager & cruise director
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise, view hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses
  • See the thunderous Rhine Falls, one of Europe's largest and most powerful
  • View the Golden Roof, in the heart of historic Innsbruck
  • Visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein, a symbol of idealized romance
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

European Jewels 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Ultimate European Journey 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $10099 25 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Zurich, Mount Pilatus & Lake Como - Southbound

Avalon Waterways $2980 12 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this mesmerizing river cruise along the Rhine River. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Disembark your river cruise ship in Basel and join the Monograms portion of your vacation starting with a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and some free time to explore lovely Lucerne. Transfer to vibrant Zürich for an overnight before your included first-class, high-speed train ride to Como. An included guided walking tour features the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo. The next day enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!

From The Black Sea To The North Sea - Westbound

Avalon Waterways $8639 24 Details

This enchanting Danube river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—with guided sightseeing onshore and plenty of free time to explore.

Ultimate Southeast Asia & The Majestic Mekong With Sapa, Hue & Danang - Northbound

Avalon Waterways $8219 29 Details

This inspiring river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha followed by the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the city. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoy a walking tour of the famous landmarks of the city and try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class. Go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the unbelievable network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Next, board your ship and begin your cruise along the mighty Mekong River. As you cruise through Vietnam, you’ll stop in the villages for interactions with locals, such as a visit to the home of a skilled family who make handcrafted sampans for a living. In Cambodia, visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, with the magnificent Royal Palace featuring its striking Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Take in the stunning views at the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your river cruise adventure to Siem Reap, where you’ll see the magnificent Temples of Angkor, the most famous being Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple. Disembark your cruise ship and fly to Hanoi, where you’ll explore the famous Old Quarter with peddlers trading goods among its 36 ancient streets. From here, travel to Ha Long Bay, where you’ll be amazed at the more than 3,000 limestone islands of varying shapes. Enjoy a 2-night cruise along the bay, and then head to Sapa, which provides the most beautiful scenery. Here, you’ll visit one of the famous Weekly Markets where homemade goods are sold and the ethnic minority groups of the area wear their colorful costumes. Hue, a former capital of Vietnam, remains an important cultural mecca. Sightseeing will show you the imposing Imperial Citadel; Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city; and the Royal tombs of past emperors. Arrive in Danang, where you’ll visit the Cham Museum and explore Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where architecture influenced by traders from around the world has been largely preserved. The beautiful scenery, ornate temples, and interactions with locals make this river cruise vacation one you won’t soon forget!

2018 - 10 Day Elegant Ireland

CIE Tours $2615 9 Details

2018 - 10 Day Elegant Ireland Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018E Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018E and pay a €400 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 353 1 703 1 888 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity College as you embark on a walking tour with a local guide. Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly skilled dogs to herd sheep and sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Trip Highlights: Blarney Castle Blarney Castle Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Blasket Centre Blasket Centre The Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, Book of Kells Book of Kells Visitors walk through the city-center campus of Trinity College to view this world-famous 9th century gospel manuscript housed in the magnificent Old Library. See the ’Turning Darkness into Light’ exhibition, the Book of Kells and other related manuscripts in the Treasury and the magnificent 18th century Long Room. Charles Fort Charles Fort A star fort located on the water’s edge, at the southern end of the village of Summer Cove, on Kinsale harbour, County Limerick, Ireland. James’ Fort is located on the other side of the harbour. Charles Fort is built on the site of an earlier stronghold known as Ringcurran Castle, which featured prominently during the Siege of Kinsale in 1601. The fort, which is named after Charles II, was designed by the Surveyor-general Sir William Robinson – architect of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Clonmacnoise Monastic Site This great monastery was founded in 548 by St Ciaran and was a great centre of learning in medieval times. Many manuscripts were written there. Today see three high crosses and the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers set on a mound beside the River Shannon. Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum On July 9th 1939, the luxury Pan Am Flying Boat, the ’Yankee Clipper’ landed at Foynes and the Museum is dedicated to recalling the time when Foynes became the center of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. Irish Coffee was first created here in 1942 Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey This Abbey is home to an order of Benedictine Nuns. See the fairy tale castle and Abbey set in an area of great natural beauty in Connemara. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Lough Corrib Cruise Lough Corrib Cruise Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise on the all-weather Corrib Princess. As you cruise on Lough Corrib, Ireland’s 2nd largest lake enjoy unsurpassed views as you pass castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest. Sheepdog Demonstration Sheepdog Demonstration Sheep farming is an important part of country life and watch a farmer with his working dogs control a flock of sheep. See how agile dogs obey various commands to round up sheep, especially useful in mountainous regions. Timoleague Franciscan Friary Timoleague Franciscan Friary Timoleague Franciscan friary is located in a village on the bank of the River Argideen overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay. It was built on the site of an earlier church dedicated to St Molaga whose feast was celebrated here until the seventeenth century. The foundation of the friary has been attributed to Domhnall Got MacCarthy (d. 1252) in 1240 and also to William de Barry (d. 1373), Dining Experiences: Eight dinners including a dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy Pub, and dinner at the award-winning Killeen House. Hotels: IE-DUB-RSH Dublin (1 night) IE-GAL-RSA Galway (2 nights) IE-CLA-OGR Ennis (1 night) IE-KER-AHE Killarney (2 nights) IE-COR-CRO Rosscarbery (2 nights) IE-MEA-DCA Dublin (1 night)

From The Black Sea To The North Sea With Transylvania

Avalon Waterways $9138 26 Details

This enchanting Danube river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. You’ll begin with an overnight excursion from Bucharest to Transylvania, explore Romania’s capital, sail to the very mouth of the Danube River, and then westward to Amsterdam, gliding past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. In Transyvlania, visit Bran Castle of Dracula fame. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia—considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. In Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe—built in honor of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River. Visit the exquisite Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. Then your river cruise takes you to the capitals of four countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there’s guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, a true feat of engineering, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

2018 - 9 Day Best Of Britain

CIE Tours $2200 8 Details

2018 - 9 Day Best of Britain Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018E Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018E and pay a €400 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 353 1 703 1 888 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to August 19 departures. Discover the rich history of Windsor, Oxford and York as local historians guide you around these charming old towns. Trip Highlights: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh Castle Once the royal seat of the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over this beautiful coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. British Music Experience British Music Experience The British Music Experience is the newest addition to Liverpool's colourful music offering, moving to its permanent home in the first-class passenger lounge of the iconic Cunard Building. Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle The rock on which today’s castle stands has been a stronghold for over 3000 years and Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings for centuries. See the 12th century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the monumental great hall of James IV, opened in 1511, the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green For over 250 years Gretna Green in Scotland has been the name synonymous with romance and weddings. Hear the story of Gretna Green and the history of weddings inside the fascinating exhibition and enjoy a snack or lunch and shop for quality souvenirs. Roman Baths & Pump Room Roman Baths & Pump Room Around Britain’s only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water. See extensive remains and a Roman museum of international significance as well as the 18th century Regency influence Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in Britain. The circle of vast monoliths date from about 3,100 B.C. and are built from bluestone, sarson and Welsh sandstone. It is aligned with the summer solstice and is believed to have been built for lunar and solar worship. Tintern Abbey Tintern Abbey Go south through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131, in the River Wye Valley. It was a prosperous Cistercian abbey which grew and thrived until it was dissolved by order of King Henry VIII in 1536. Tower of London Tower of London Founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the tower has played an important part in English history for the past millennium. See the White Tower, dating from 1078, view the priceless Crown Jewels and learn about all the monarchs associated with the Tower. Windsor Castle Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today. Walk through the many courtyards to visit the magnificent staterooms and St. George’s Chapel. Dining Experiences: Five dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a festive Welsh evening in Cardiff. Hotels: GB-BKS-MAC Windsor (1 night) GB-YOR-YOM York (1 night) GB-EDI-DAL Edinburgh (2 nights) GB-LIV-HIL Liverpool (1 night) GB-CDI-MAL Cardiff (1 night) GB-LON-REG London (2 nights)

Red Wing (Minneapolis) To St. Louis — The Art Of The Mississippi 2018

American Queen $2799 9 Details

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HEARTLAND – The upper reaches of the Mississippi River are rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque geography and abundant wildlife. The region reflects the spirit of the people who worked this land even before steamboats came to the river. As Mark Twain once said, "there are all the enlivening signs of the presence of active, energetic, intelligent, prosperous, practical 19th-century populations. The people don't dream; they work." Farming, fur-trapping, lumbering and mining were at one time the lifeblood of this region. As hard as the river and the region has been worked by its people, its scenery remains enchanting and largely unspoiled. Twain's Life on the Mississippi describes this area as a paradise and you will experience it for yourself as hidden gems around each bend of the river fuel your sense of discovery and the very best of America's heartland unfolds before you.

Theme:
• The Art of the Mississippi*

From The Black Sea To The North Sea - Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $8449 23 Details

This enchanting Danube river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—and onshore enjoy guided sightseeing and free time to explore.

2018 - 14 Day Jewels Of Ireland

CIE Tours $2800 13 Details

2018 - 14 Day Jewels Of IrelandAuthentic Local Experiences: Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Relax as you take in a special step dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel. Sample local beer in a unique setting at Clarke’s Bar in Drogheda. Trip Highlights: Blasket Centre Blasket Centre The Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre Boyne Valley Visitor Centre This attraction Tombs interprets the 5,000-year-old Neolithic tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. Dingle Bay Cruise The Dark Hedges Donegal Castle Donegal Castle Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about the mighty giant, Finn McCool. Lissadell House Slieve League - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs Slieve League - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs These are the highest sea cliffs in Europe where an almost sheer drop of 2,000 feet separates the Atlantic Ocean from the highest point of the cliffs. Enjoy amazing views of relatively unknown and unspoiled nature. Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. Dining Experiences: 10 dinners and 1 lunch including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Hotels: IE-DUB-GHD Dublin (2 nights) IE-COR-ACT Kinsale (1 night) IE-KER-CAH Killarney (2 nights) IE-CLA-TGA Ennis (1 night) IE-GAL-GBA Galway (2 nights) IE-DON-MPA Donegal (2 nights) NI-BEL-RAD Belfast (1 night) IE-CAV-CCA Kingscourt (1 night) IE-LOU-TD Drogheda (1 night)

2018 - 10 Day Irish Legends

CIE Tours $1785 9 Details

2018 - 10 Day Irish Legends Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018A Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018A and pay a A$500 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 1800 502 911 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Sip an Irish coffee and enjoy an informal talk at the South Pole Inn, to learn about Irishman Tom Crean, an early explorer who braved the South Pole Immerse yourself in farm life as you sample homemade scones with tea, and enjoy a sheep herding demonstration at a working sheep farm Trip Highlights: Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds. Aran Islands Excursion Aran Islands Excursion Take a ferry ride to Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands located in Galway Bay. There are about 1100 people living on the island, mainly known for its intricate hand-knit sweaters. See the stone fortress of Dun Aengus, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean and Kilronan, the main village on the island. Blarney Castle Blarney Castle Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Cobh Heritage Centre Cobh Heritage Centre From 1848 to 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration. See ”coffin ships” as well as other vessels, including the Titanic, that stopped in Cobh. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Clonmacnoise Monastic Site This great monastery was founded in 548 by St Ciaran and was a great centre of learning in medieval times. Many manuscripts were written there. Today see three high crosses and the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers set on a mound beside the River Shannon. Scenic Dingle Peninsula Scenic Dingle Peninsula The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast and is dominated by the Slieve Mish Mountains and Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches provide spectacular views. Dun Aengus Fort Dun Aengus Fort Dún Aonghasa is the most famous of several prehistoric hill forts on the Aran Islands of County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It lies on Inishmore, at the edge of a 100 meter high cliff. Dunbrody Emigrant Ship Dunbrody Emigrant Ship The present ship is a reconstruction of the Dunbrody, built in Quebec in 1845. The original was a 458 tonne three-masted barque, designed to carry cargo but adapted to carry passengers desperate to escape harrowing conditions during the Famine years. Irish National Stud & Gardens Irish National Stud & Gardens Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud promotes the development of Irish bloodstock and is the only Irish stud farm open to the public where visitors can see some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds. The Japanese Gardens were created in the early 20th century and symbolize the ’Life of Man’ while St. Fiachra’s was created to celebrate the Millennium with a strong focus on rock and water. Malahide Castle Malahide Castle Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin in Ireland. Dining Experiences: Six dinners including Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, pub dinner in Dingle, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Taylor’s Three Rock Hotels: IE-MEA-DCA Dunboyne (1 night) IE-KIK-NEW Kilkenny (2 nights) IE-KER-KTH Killarney (2 nights) IE-GAL-SAL Galway (2 nights) IE-DUB-NST Dublin (2 nights)

2018 - 10 Day Best Of Britain

CIE Tours $2510 9 Details

2018 - 10 Day Best of BritainAuthentic Local Experiences: Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to August 19 departures. Discover the rich history of Windsor, Oxford and York as local historians guide you around these charming old towns. Trip Highlights: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh Castle Once the royal seat of the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over this beautiful coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. British Music Experience British Music Experience The British Music Experience is the newest addition to Liverpool's colourful music offering, moving to its permanent home in the first-class passenger lounge of the iconic Cunard Building. Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle The rock on which today’s castle stands has been a stronghold for over 3000 years and Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings for centuries. See the 12th century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the monumental great hall of James IV, opened in 1511, the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green For over 250 years Gretna Green in Scotland has been the name synonymous with romance and weddings. Hear the story of Gretna Green and the history of weddings inside the fascinating exhibition and enjoy a snack or lunch and shop for quality souvenirs. Roman Baths & Pump Room Roman Baths & Pump Room Around Britain’s only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water. See extensive remains and a Roman museum of international significance as well as the 18th century Regency influence Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in Britain. The circle of vast monoliths date from about 3,100 B.C. and are built from bluestone, sarson and Welsh sandstone. It is aligned with the summer solstice and is believed to have been built for lunar and solar worship. Tintern Abbey Tintern Abbey Go south through the lovely Welsh countryside to visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131, in the River Wye Valley. It was a prosperous Cistercian abbey which grew and thrived until it was dissolved by order of King Henry VIII in 1536. Tower of London Tower of London Founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the tower has played an important part in English history for the past millennium. See the White Tower, dating from 1078, view the priceless Crown Jewels and learn about all the monarchs associated with the Tower. Windsor Castle Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today. Walk through the many courtyards to visit the magnificent staterooms and St. George’s Chapel. Dining Experiences: Five dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a festive Welsh evening in Cardiff. Hotels: GB-BKS-MAC Windsor (1 night) GB-YOR-YOM York (1 night) GB-EDI-DAL Edinburgh (2 nights) GB-LIV-HIL Liverpool (1 night) GB-CDI-MAL Cardiff (1 night) GB-LON-REG London (3 nights)

2018 - 13 Day Irish Classic

CIE Tours $2420 12 Details

2018 - 13 Day Irish Classic Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018E Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018E and pay a €400 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 353 1 703 1 888 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Visit the iconic John B Keane’s Pub in the heart of Listowel to see where he penned some of his most famous works sitting by a blazing fire in a room behind the bar. Sip a creamy Irish coffee as you enjoy a music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan. Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides. Trip Highlights: Blarney Castle Blarney Castle Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds. Crumlin Road Gaol Crumlin Road Gaol HMP Belfast, also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the only Victorian era prison remaining in Northern Ireland since 1996. It is affectionately known as the Crum. Donegal Castle Donegal Castle Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Down Cathedral Down Cathedral This has been a religious site since around 750 A.D. The site has been used by Augustinian and Benedictine monks, attacked several times by Vikings, was the burial place of St Patrick and is now a Church of Ireland Cathedral. Dunbrody Emigrant Ship Dunbrody Emigrant Ship The present ship is a reconstruction of the Dunbrody, built in Quebec in 1845. The original was a 458 tonne three-masted barque, designed to carry cargo but adapted to carry passengers desperate to escape harrowing conditions during the Famine years. Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about the mighty giant, Finn McCool. Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. Westport House Westport House This stately mansion was designed by Richard Cassels in 1731. Today visitors can see 30 elegant rooms filled with family portraits and priceless furnishings, silver and porcelain. The house is enhanced with lovely gardens overlooking Clew Bay. Dining Experiences: Eight dinners including a festive medieval castle banquet, and dinner with traditional entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub Hotels: IE-MEA-CNO Dublin (1 nights) NI-ANT-HBE Belfast (2 nights) NI-DER-CIT Derry (1 night) IE-MAY-WES Westport (2 nights) IE-CLA-BCA Bunratty (1 night) IE-KER-KPL Killarney (2 nights) IE-WAT-GRH Waterford (1 night) IE-DUB-RMA Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 night)

Christmastime From Vienna To Wiesbaden

Avalon Waterways $3449 12 Details

This holiday river cruise takes you to many beautiful and historical cities of Germany and Austria. And the views along the way can’t be outdone—towns and villages decorated for the holidays as you cruise along the Danube and Main Rivers, and the Main Danube Canal.

2018 - 15 Day Jewels Of Ireland

CIE Tours $2995 14 Details

2018 - 15 Day Jewels Of Ireland Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018E Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018E and pay a €400 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 353 1 703 1 888 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Relax as you take in a special step dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel. Sample local beer in a unique setting at Clarke’s Bar in Drogheda. Trip Highlights: Blasket Centre Blasket Centre The Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre Boyne Valley Visitor Centre This attraction Tombs interprets the 5,000-year-old Neolithic tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. Dingle Bay Cruise The Dark Hedges Donegal Castle Donegal Castle Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about the mighty giant, Finn McCool. Lissadell House Slieve League - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs Slieve League - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs These are the highest sea cliffs in Europe where an almost sheer drop of 2,000 feet separates the Atlantic Ocean from the highest point of the cliffs. Enjoy amazing views of relatively unknown and unspoiled nature. Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. Dining Experiences: 10 dinners and 1 lunch including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Hotels: IE-DUB-GHD Dublin (2 nights) IE-COR-ACT Kinsale (1 night) IE-KER-CAH Killarney (2 nights) IE-CLA-TGA Ennis (1 night) IE-GAL-GBA Galway (2 nights) IE-DON-MPA Donegal (2 nights) NI-BEL-RAD Belfast (1 night) IE-CAV-CCA Kingscourt (1 night) IE-LOU-TD Drogheda (1 night) IE-DUB-JCP Dublin (1 night)

2018 - 9 Day Irish Legends

CIE Tours $1605 8 Details

2018 - 9 Day Irish Legends Book Early & Save: See details Save 5% - Use code EARLY2018A Save 5% on our just-released 2018 holidays! The best prices of the year are available on many 2018 tours including our most popular options and our new smaller group tours! And take our word: they’ll sell out fast! TERMS & CONDITIONS: Book by September 15, 2017. Use promotion code EARLY2018A and pay a A$500 per person deposit. Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy for 2018 departures. Prices will vary by departure date, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available for group travel. Discount valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions may apply. Call 1800 502 911 for details.   Authentic Local Experiences: Sip an Irish coffee and enjoy an informal talk at the South Pole Inn, to learn about Irishman Tom Crean, an early explorer who braved the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life as you sample homemade scones with tea, and enjoy a sheep herding demonstration at a working sheep farm. Trip Highlights: Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds. Aran Islands Excursion Aran Islands Excursion Take a ferry ride to Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands located in Galway Bay. There are about 1100 people living on the island, mainly known for its intricate hand-knit sweaters. See the stone fortress of Dun Aengus, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean and Kilronan, the main village on the island. Blarney Castle Blarney Castle Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Cobh Heritage Centre Cobh Heritage Centre From 1848 to 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration. See ”coffin ships” as well as other vessels, including the Titanic, that stopped in Cobh. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Clonmacnoise Monastic Site This great monastery was founded in 548 by St Ciaran and was a great centre of learning in medieval times. Many manuscripts were written there. Today see three high crosses and the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers set on a mound beside the River Shannon. Scenic Dingle Peninsula Scenic Dingle Peninsula The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast and is dominated by the Slieve Mish Mountains and Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches provide spectacular views. Dun Aengus Fort Dun Aengus Fort Dún Aonghasa is the most famous of several prehistoric hill forts on the Aran Islands of County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It lies on Inishmore, at the edge of a 100 meter high cliff. Dunbrody Emigrant Ship Dunbrody Emigrant Ship The present ship is a reconstruction of the Dunbrody, built in Quebec in 1845. The original was a 458 tonne three-masted barque, designed to carry cargo but adapted to carry passengers desperate to escape harrowing conditions during the Famine years. Irish National Stud & Gardens Irish National Stud & Gardens Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud promotes the development of Irish bloodstock and is the only Irish stud farm open to the public where visitors can see some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds. The Japanese Gardens were created in the early 20th century and symbolize the ’Life of Man’ while St. Fiachra’s was created to celebrate the Millennium with a strong focus on rock and water. Malahide Castle Malahide Castle Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin in Ireland. Dining Experiences: Six dinners including a Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, pub dinner in Dingle, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Taylor’s Three Rock Hotels: IE-MEA-DCA Dunboyne (1 night) IE-KIK-NEW Kilkenny (2 nights) IE-KER-KTH Killarney (2 nights) IE-GAL-SAL Galway (2 nights) IE-DUB-NST Dublin (1 night)

Splendor Of The Seine River Cruise

Mayflower Tours $5199 12 Details

11 Days 22 Meals The Seine River flows through the center of Paris and is the main artery of the City of Light. Cruise down one of Europe's most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns. Cruise includes all shore excursions.

18 Day Classic Thailand With Laos & Cambodia

Gate1 $2299 18 Details

  • Round trip flights Los Angeles-Bangkok, Bangkok-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Chiang Mai-Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang-Siem Reap & Siem Reap-Bangkok
  • 16 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Bangkok
    • 1 night Ayutthaya
    • 1 night Sukhothai
    • 2 nights Chiang Rai
    • 3 nights Chiang Mai
    • 2 nights Luang Prabang
    • 3 nights Siem Reap
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 28 meals: 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners with wine or beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Luang Prabang & Siem Reap
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

 

Special Features

  • In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
  • Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive remaining monuments
  • Explore Historical Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam
  • Visit the House of Opium & Golden Triangle
  • Discover Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand
  • Authentic Thai Dinner at Chiang Mai Private Home
  • Experience a Baci Ceremony & Luang Prabang Night Market
  • Cruise the Mekong River & visit the Royal Palace Museum
  • Stand in awe at the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat Temple Complex
  • In Siem Reap enjoy an ox-cart ride and visit the National Museum

♦ Flights from the USA may arrive early on DAY 3. Sightseeing commences in the afternoon of Day 3

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