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Heart of Europe Circle Tour

Going on its 58th year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. The itinerary offers seven countries, historic cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor. It is an ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value.

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Day 1
Overnight Flight to Europe

Today brings the beginning of a new adventure . . . anticipation heightens as you realize that your

Gems of the Danube

In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, rug up and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, which have brought magic to the banks of the Danube River for centuries. Delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets. Spend seven nights cruising the majestic Danube as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest.

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Departure

Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass

Encore European Tour

Join us for our second grand lady the MS Johann Strauss for a European adventure like no other! After embarking in Amsterdam we sail upstream to Dusseldorf, our first exciting & thriving port on the magnificent Rhine. The Rhine takes us to Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine & Mosel where you can take a cable car across the Rhine to the stunning Ehrenbreitstein fortress. After sailing through the Rhine Gorge with its many …

World War II Memorial Tour

Revisit the dramatic history of World War II as we bring you to famous battle sites, war museums and memorials. Many scenic and cultural highlights are also included, providing an enjoyable combination of learning and leisure.

Book by February 7, 2018, and receive a $200 discount!

Itinerary

Day 1
Overnight flight to Europe

Refer to “Preparing for your Departure” in your Trip Documents for easy check-in procedures. Take time to relax on your transatlantic flight

Munich to Budapest Luxury River Cruise

You will begin your journey at the Munich airport where you’ll be transported to beautiful little Passau. Once in Passau you will board your river cruise ship and be transported to another world. One of elegance and pampering.

Join your group leader who spent 20 years living in Europe, while you sail the Danube and explore 4 countries, with their old towns full of history with their churches, fortresses, abbeys, castles and city walls, Opera …

Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your cruise ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, …

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 …

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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Day 1
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.

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Nuremburg

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…

Austria’s Grand Park Hotel: Snow, Spa and Cuisine at Its Finest

If you are bored with the uniformity of five-star hotels and prefer personalized treatment, a daily gourmet food experience, sport followed by wellness to recover, you want to read on.
The 89-roomed Grand Park, with its understated elegance and obliging service staff, is Bad Hofgastein’s only five-star hotel. Its location is perfection, in the midst of the Alps, the gateway to world-class hiking and skiing. The hotel itself, Georgian in style, is located well for …

Grossarler Hof: Austria’s Winter Sports Hotel

Fifty-two miles south of Salzburg, surrounded by the imposing Austrian Alps, with their broad slopes and wide runs, is the piste-perfect ski resort of Grossarl – an idyllic winter sports mini break in a picture postcard setting.

The hotel to call home is the 4 star-superior Grossarler Hof, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. They opened in 2009 and already have a host of awards and accolades.

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Castle Tours and Stays – Knights to Remember

Who has not been captivated by tales of knights and dragons, of medieval feuds, battles and betrayals? Serving as the backdrop for each of these stories is a castle. Visiting a castle can provide a playground for the imagination, allowing the mind to revel in legend and lore. Walking through grand halls past suits of armor, torches and tapestries, one cannot fathom so many stories embedded in stone. More than a getaway from the stresses …

Flachau: Austria’s Ultimate Winter Sports Destination

Austria,Salzburg Country,Flachau,Young man and woman carrying christmas tree in snow

In the 19th century, Flachau was Austria’s regional centre of iron smelting. Now though, it’s one of the largest ski resorts in Ski amadé with 270 lifts and 760km of slopes, snowboarding, tobogganing, tubing, cross-country and downhill skiing. The village has combined technology with top-class ski facilities and has modern lifts sweep skiers above manicured slopes, whisking them to the top of the mountain. Long …

Austria’s Gastein Valley: Three Villages, One Valley

View of hotels in the austrian spa and ski resort bad gastein

Considered the jewel of the Austrian Alps, the Gastein Valley lies an hour south of Salzburg, in the heart of the majestic Austrian Alps. Other than the fantastic thermal spa and panoramic views of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the mountains surrounding Gastein are what it’s all about.

From the west side of the valley, cable cars rise two miles to the summit …