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Active Discovery on the Rhine – Northbound 2018

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Your river cruise adventure begins in Wiesbaden, Germany, near Frankfurt, and ends in Amsterdam—Holland’s lively capital. Active guests can choose to hike near Eltville, and …

Copenhagen Weekender

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and it’s linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city’s historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.

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Thursday: USA, Copenhagen

This evening board your SAS flight to Copenhagen

Magnificent Europe – Westbound 2018

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation.

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. Admire …

Best of France

Enjoy France à la carte – châteaux, chic beach resorts and delicious cuisine served with a dash of French Riviera, medieval Bastide villages and a healthy helping of Bordeaux. Journey through the romantic Loire Valley to the beaches of Biarritz and Carcassonne with its enchanting city walls. Marvel at Avignon’s famous bridge, see the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy and visit Claude Monet’s home in Giverny.

For a limited time only, pay early and save. …

Eastern Europe Explorer

Immerse yourself in a fascinating web of the old and the new on a 12 day adventure from Prague to Budapest. Experience the history, culture and cuisine.

Book & pay in full by October 31, 2017 and receive $750 off per person for our escorted land journeys!

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Prague

Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two

Danube Christmas Markets

Roasted chestnuts, gluhwein and Christmas markets, what could be better? Soak up the Christmas atmosphere on an 8 day cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest.

Book by December 1, 2017, and receive up to $800 off per couple!

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All Aboard

Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception. Please book flights to arrive prior to 2pm in Munich and 3pm in Nuremberg.

Day 2
Nuremburg

London’s Skyline – 5 Ways to See London’s Top Landmarks, in Just 48-hours.

Despite jokes about accents and what, exactly, a chip is, London remains a popular destination for American travellers, which has no shortage of tourist staples: Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the House of Parliament, but London’s appeal doesn’t lie only in its architectural and cultural treasures. It’s the jaw-dropping views across the city, taking in most of the Big Five landmarks, which are most memorable.

It’s only a credit to the capital that …

A Historical Tour of East Berlin

From August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin. Since the wall came down, East Berlin has been renovated and revitalized into a world-renowned historical center for artistic and cultural expression.

The Jewish Quarter

Touring the Berlin Wall

Scattered throughout the city, tourists can explore traces of the wall’s remains and memorial sites commemorating the history behind this wall. A range of self-guided and guided tours provide ample …

Stockholm Weekender

Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. Founded around 1250, Stockholm has long been one of Sweden’s cultural, media, political and economical center. It’s strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren has been historically important. Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture. It is sometimes referred to the Beauty on Water.

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Day 1 – Thursday
USA, Stockholm

This

Turkey – Tea with the Locals

Yes, the British and the Japanese have their tea customs and rituals, and I wouldn’t want to take away from the special nature of either of those cultures. But if I had to choose where I would most like to have a cup of tea with the locals, it would be Turkey. Tea shops are a focal point for street level Turkish culture and most good things happen in the presence of a cup of …

Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

Experience the re-awakening of Spring along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. From the enchanting Keukenhof Gardens, in the Netherlands, at the peak of tulip season to the majestic heights of Switzerland. See the countryside bloom as we sail these two historic rivers of Europe.

Includes

23 Meals (8 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts) Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard…

The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise

Experience the Danube River aboard the MS Amadeus Silver II, our exclusively chartered river ship, on a sevennight cruise through four countries. Includes two nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions in five cities with English-speaking guides.

2 for 1 Airfare Or Solo Travelers Free Airfare on select departures

Includes

22 Meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts) Airport transfers on tour dates International Cruise Director and expert staff onboard Two-night hotel stay and…

Downton Abbey & Royal England – a luxury private driver guided tour

Follow in the footsteps of European Royalty with your own guide to bring you the best of England. Uncover the rich history and heritage behind the modern cultures of the English-speaking world as your explore royal residences, palaces, treasure houses and castles.

The heritage city of Bath still evokes Jane Austen’s literature while you will get close and personal with William Shakespeare’s writings at his birthplace in Stratford upon Avon or get into the role …

24 Hours in Edinburgh: The Eccentric Jewel in Scotland’s Crown

Not only is Edinburgh a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also Scotland’s capital city and home to phenomenal festivals, which have the city buzzing with a sense of excitement all year round.

Packed with medieval tenements, narrow streets through the Old Town and a sweeping elegance which swathes the Georgian New Town, there’s no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.

Sightseeing in Edinburgh …