Monthly Archives: September 2012

Danube Waltz River Cruise

Let’s take a cruise on the beautiful Danube River with Viking River Cruises

Danube Waltz – Passau to Budapest – 8 Days/6 Guided Tours/4 Countries

Day 1 – Passau       We meet you at the Munich airport and take you to your ship.  Free time to explore.

Day 2 – Passau      Walking tour and free time, perhaps sample local wines

Day 3 – Linz           Full-day excursion to Salzburg, a UNESCO Site, including a walking tour featuring Mozart’s birthplace

Day 4-  Melk          Benedictine abbey tour with library & frescos

Danube River         Cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site

Durnstein                Afternoon free time to stroll the cobbled streets

Day 5- Vienna         Panoramic city tour featuring the Ringstrasse & St. Stephan’s Cathedral; afternoon at leisure, optional classical concert

Day 6 – Bratislava  City tour through Slovakia’s capital

Day 7 – Budapest    City tour of “Buda” & “Pest” including Castle District, a UNESCO Site, afternoon at leisure

Day 8 – Budapest   We take you from your ship to the Budapest airport OR optional stay in Budapest or Prague

Included in cruise:

8-day cruise w/river view stateroom. 6 guided tours with audio headset. All onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service. Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All port charges. Free wi-fi connection. Culture Curriculum: Enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian and Hungarian classics; attend lectures on Mozart and Viennese coffeehouses; learn some basics of German language; find out how Austrians make their apple strudel.  Call for additional details.


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UPDATE!  We have extended this offer until November 30th. 
Everyone who books the Paris and Normandy Beaches river cruise by September 28th will receive a complimentary night at the Moulin Rouge including dinner and a cabaret show on me!

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River Cruising scoop

I became a fan of river cruising when I discovered all the extras that are included in the price. To have the shore excursions included along with the free wine, beer, and soft drinks was an easy decision for me to make. Over the years, I have spent a small fortune on shore excursions and beverages on ocean cruises. I like the idea of no extra expenses where I can concentrate on having fun. I like the idea of less passengers too. Since I am no longer a young 20 something, I prefer a more intimate and quieter kind of cruise. And the ships, WOW is all I can say. I would like more people to get on the river cruising bandwagon. Imagine a cruise down the Mekong River in Cambodia, or a Nile River adventure. I have already decided on a cruise on the Yangtze River in China in the near future. I am totally hooked. Give me your thoughts on river cruising. We will compare notes.


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Amsterdam and Tulips in Holland

Growing up I heard about coffee shops and girls in windows in Amsterdam. I had formed my opinion of what Amsterdam is like.  I soon found there is so much more than the famed red light district.  Amsterdam is full of museums.  Does the name Van Gogh ring a bell?  There is even a museum in the airport.   Since I like to eat, the cheese and chocolate shops are high on my to do list.  And who wouldn’t enjoy all the windmills, some right in the city of Amsterdam.  Tulips in Holland are a must see for me.  A visit to the tulip farms are absolutely beautiful and worth the trip.  When I was a little girl, my great aunt gave me a pair of wooden shoes she brought from Holland.  That got me hooked on Holland.  With miles and miles of canals in Amsterdam, who wouldn’t want to take a canal ride.

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