River Cruise Newsletter Dated
March 22, 2023
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Today, I'll tell you about the best places to visit on the Danube
. Cruises along this river lead to historical sites, quaint
villages and beautiful Old World cities on a route through 10
Before we get to the highlights, here are some Danube cruise offers for
our customers. Most of these deals must be booked by March
off the cruise price of sailings with Avalon Waterways.
off the cruise price of AmaWaterways departures.
on sailings with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
Save up to $3,650 per couple
on departures with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Receive additional
discounts in certain cabin categories for a total savings of up to
$4,150 per couple.
Save up to $3,250 per couple
on sailings with Emerald Cruises. Get additional discounts in select
cabin categories for a total savings of up to $3,650 per couple.
Fly for free
from select gateways, plus get reduced cruise fares and a free Silver
Spirits beverage package on Viking cruises.
Save up to 50%
on CroisiEurope sailings.
Save up to $5,500 per couple
in select cabin categories on Riviera cruises, plus receive a free
Many Danube itineraries start in
an impressive medieval city in Germany. Built on a rocky hill, Imperial
Castle was one of the most important castles of the Holy Roman Empire
during the Middle Ages and provides great views. The city was the
location of the Nuremberg war crimes trials in 1945 and 1946, and local
guides show travelers the Palace of Justice, where the trials took
Germany, you may be treated to a concert on the 17,974-pipe organ in St.
Stephen's Cathedral. Passau also has some fine examples of Gothic and
Originally a Celtic settlement and then a Roman garrison,
is a cultural hub in eastern Bavaria. Here you can see the old Roman
gate, explore the well-preserved medieval center and stand upon the
12th-century Old Stone Bridge. The Wurstkuchl (Sausage Kitchen) is one
of Germany's oldest restaurants.
Many Danube River itineraries include an excursion to
in Austria, where you can seek out the yellow building where Austrian
composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 and stroll through the
manicured gardens of Mirabell Park, used in the filming of "The Sound of
During a port call in
many passengers head for the Benedictine abbey that sits high above the
town on granite cliffs. The monastery was founded in 1089; be sure to
check out the stunning ceiling frescoes, the large library filled with
nearly 16,000 books and the terrific views from the terrace.
Austria's Wachau Valley is one of the most attractive stretches of the
Danube, lined with terraced vineyards and picturesque villages like
centered around the pretty blue and white tower of an abbey church.
attractions include Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the
Ringstrasse, a broad avenue lined by stately buildings. Your itinerary
may offer the opportunity to attend an optional concert of classical
music in the Austrian capital.
in western Slovakia is the only national capital that borders two other
countries, Austria and Hungary. It has an attractive Old Town, Baroque
palaces and a massive white castle with a red roof sitting above the
The Hungarian capital of
is divided by the Danube. River cruise passengers usually visit the
Fisherman's Bastion, a large terrace that overlooks the city and river,
as well as the ornate parliament building and Heroes Square, one of the
city's most popular sites.
Serbia's capital, is one of Europe's oldest cities, perched at the
confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Top sites include its
fortress, the 1920s-era Royal Palace and Knez Mihailova -- the
pedestrian-only, main shopping street. Upon leaving Belgrade, Danube
riverboats sail through the Iron Gates, a spectacular gorge that forms
the boundary between Serbia and Romania.
Below I've provided links for the topics we've covered in our last 10
river cruise newsletters. Click any link to read more.
10 Best-Selling River Itineraries
-- See some of our most popular river cruises in Europe and the U.S.
-- Learn about the exceptional value this cruise company provides its
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, River Sailings for Active Travelers and More
-- Get a few ideas that may help you plan your next vacation.
American Queen Voyages
-- Explore cities and towns in the U.S. on a cruise along one of its
Huge Savings on River Cruises
-- Take advantage of these deals for Vacations To Go customers.
-- Read about the upscale experience offered by this leading cruise
American Cruise Lines
-- Check out new itineraries and ships debuting in the U.S.
-- Take a look at new river cruise itineraries on the Rhine, Danube and
Discover Europe's Grand Castles
-- See amazing castles and palaces on a river cruise.
France River Cruises
-- Discover the top sights of the Seine, Rhone, Saone and other
Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises
. All prices are per
person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel.
Starting at $1,850. Departures from May 27 through
August 22, 2023.
Melodies of the Danube
8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen.
Starting at $1,700. Departures from July 15 through
November 13, 2023.
Jewels of the Rhine
8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Basel and Amsterdam.
Save up to $2,950 per couple. Enjoy additional savings in certain
Starting at $1,820. Departures from April 22
through October 29, 2023.
Active & Discovery in Holland & Belgium
8 days with Avalon Waterways. Begins and ends in Amsterdam. Save
Starting at $1,850. Departures from May 8 through September 6,
Venice & the Jewels of Veneto
8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Begins and ends in Venice.
Save with greatly reduced rates.
Starting at $1,869. Departures
from April 2 through August 27, 2023.
Lyon & Provence
8 days with Viking. Travels between Lyon and Marseille. Fly for free,
plus get reduced cruise fares. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits
Starting at 2,599. Departures from July 2 through
November 14, 2023.
8 days with Viking. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Fly for
free, plus get reduced cruise fares. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits
Starting at $2,599. Departures from July 5 through
November 22, 2023.
Pacific Northwest Splendor
9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Vancouver, WA, and
Clarkston or Spokane. Save up to $2,600 per couple in certain cabin
Starting at $3,619. Departures from April 2 through
November 19, 2023.
Gems of Eastern Europe
15 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Budapest. Save
up to $5,500 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package.
Starting at $3,939. Departures from April 28 through September 28,
Lower Mississippi River Cruise
8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New
Orleans. Fly for free, plus save up to $1,500 per couple off the
Starting at $4,810. Departures from April 3 through
June 26, 2023.
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