Lifestyle Tours presents…
featuring a 7-night Danube River Cruise
September 13 - 23, 2018
|For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
11 Days ● 24 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Book by 1/15/2018 & Save $500 Per Person:
Lower Outside Double Rate
Middle Outside Double Rate
Upper Outside Double Rate
Suite Double Rate
For bookings made after Jan 15, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request.
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $360 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
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|"River Cruise" tours feature small, intimate vessels for a more personal experience as you travel through a variety of beautiful waterways.|
Highlights: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, Passau, Regensburg, Munich, Ettal, Linderhof Palace, Oberammergau
Day 1: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Overnight Flight Sail past breathtaking scenery, pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your tour opens with an overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2: Friday, September 14, 2018 Budapest, Hungary - Board Cruise Ship Unpack for a relaxing 7-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace café, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline followed by a fun-filled folklore show. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Budapest Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Sunday, September 16, 2018 Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria’s beautiful capital city. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Monday, September 17, 2018 Vienna Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Linz - Passau, Germany This morning, enjoy an included walking tour of the charming riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which is set at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Tonight, you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Regensburg A guided walking tour of magnificent Regensburg reveals one of Germany's grand medieval cities with nearly 1,400 historic buildings. Some of the architectural highlights you may view include the first stone bridge built over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century; the old Town Hall; and the Porta Praetori
Town Hall; and the Porta Praetoria, one of only two remaining Roman gates in Germany, built in A.D. 179. This afternoon, take a stroll through Old Town. Tonight, partake in a delightful Bavarian evening onboard. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Friday, September 21, 2018 Passau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Ettal Today, disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. After some free time, continue on to the quaint village of Ettal, known for its grand 14th-century Benedictine monastery. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Ettal - Linderhof Palace - Oberammergau - Ettal Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace. This artistic "Royal Villa" was the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete in his lifetime. Behind its Baroque façade you will find a world rich in Rococo ornamentation, with many sculptural elements that showcase an incomparable artistry. Later, spend time exploring Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play which takes place every ten years. (B, D)
Day 11: Sunday, September 23, 2018 Ettal - Tour Ends Today your tour comes to an end. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 8 Lueftner Cruises,
Days 9, 10 Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer, Ettal
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
For important reservation information visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/830169.
You can also find this information on your tour documents.
Experience It! Prince Bishops' Residence
The historic palace in Würzburg was the residence of the former prince-bishops. The stately structure was created in the 18th century and is an elegant blend of Baroque and Rococo styles. Be amazed by its famous feat of engineering – an elaborately decorated and completely unsupported vaulted staircase. Another highlight is the unique Mirror Cabinet. The walls are made entirely of glass panels covered with paintings and gold engraved drawings. Surrounding the stunning palace are the dramatic Court Gardens. These elaborate gardens are designed to dazzle at every turn.
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