Christmas Danube River Cruise

  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Sunday, December 04, 2022
  • Prague, Nuremberg, Vienna
  • 14

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  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Price based on single occupancy
  • Price based on single occupancy

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CHRISTMAS TIME ON THE DANUBE

WITH 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE

November 25th – December 4th, 2022


Per person for Deluxe Stateroom (WITH airfare): 

           Category E (Lower Deck front)                    $4,485 based on double occupancy. (Note 1)

         Category D (Lower Deck middle)                $4,645 based on double occupancy. (Note 1)

Per person for Deluxe Stateroom (NO airfare): 

           Category E (Lower Deck front)                    $2,985 based on double occupancy. 

         Category D (Lower Deck middle)                $3,145 based on double occupancy. 

Per person for Panorama Suite (WITH airfare):     $5,195 based on double occupancy. (Note 1)

Per person for Panorama Suite (NO airfare):         $3,695 based on double occupancy.

The availability of any cabin category is not guaranteed until the cabin is reserved due to the limited number of cabins on the ship per category. 

Please contact me for Royal Suite or single occupancy pricing and availability.

Deluxe Stateroom is 172 Sq. Ft. on the lower deck with two stationary windows.

Panorama Suite is 200 Sq. Ft. on decks 2 & 3 with french balcony wall-to-wall windows.

Royal Suite is 300 Sq. Ft. on deck 3 with French balcony.   The ship details can be viewed here:  www.avalonwaterways.com/river-cruise-ships/avalon-impression/

Note 1:  Group air cannot be requested until 12/31/2021.  The air cost is an estimate until it is quoted from Avalon Waterways.  The final trip price will be adjusted accordingly when the quote is received. 

The Prague/Christmas River Cruise price for the trip is valid until May 30, 2022, after which the current Avalon prices will be used.  If you have used the Globus family of brands (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways) in the past you may be eligible to receive a discount from Globus.  Please let me know when you deposit and I will have them check if you qualify!

The Avalon Impression has a capacity of 166 passengers and the minimum number of travelers for this trip is 10.  Cabins cannot be assigned until I have received your deposit.  Cabins will be assigned on a first come first serve basis which means the sooner you have a cabin assigned the better the location can be.  With the size of the ship do not wait until the last minute to try to get on the trip, the ship may be full!

WHEN A CABIN IS ASSIGNED THERE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $325 PER PERSON IF IT IS CANCELLED.  I WILL BE ASSIGNING CABINS UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR DEPOSIT UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY ASK ME NOT TO ASSIGN YOU A CABIN UNTIL THE MINIMUM IS ACHIEVED.

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town's Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It's a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart's content with a warm cup of svarak víno (hot mulled wine). Board your river cruise vessel in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen (spiced gingerbread), Glühwein (hot mulled wine), and unique decorations and ornaments.

Learn about local Christmas traditions, as you cruise to historical Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. After a guided tour, savor local sausages at Historiche Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany's oldest restaurants, and enjoy a tasting of German beers. Experience Passau's charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Stephen's Cathedral - a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Arrive in Melk, Austria, and tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey - one of Europe's largest monasteries. As you cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley, enjoy the view with a tasting of traditional Austrian cookies. This Christmas river cruise ends in Austria's magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart, Strauss, and the Vienna Boys" Choir. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year.

Day 1: Fly to Prague, Czech Republic

We will have an overnight flight from Orlando to Prague. 

Day 2: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.  This fascinating city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. Enjoy free time to explore Prague and its surrounding countryside. Sample delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 3: PRAGUE   (B, D)

Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock.  Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts.  This evening enjoy a group dinner at a local Prague restaurant with your fellow Space Coast travelers.

Day 4: PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)    (B, D)

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before your transfer to Nuremberg and board your Avalon Suite Ship®

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

Day 5: NUREMBERG     (B, L, D)

Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle        OR      Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds - used by the Third Reich.

Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare - from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt.

Enjoy live entertainment as you sail.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

Day 6: REGENSBURG      (B, L, D)

Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning. 

Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria - entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD.  Take time to browse Regensburg's sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.  Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 7: PASSAU        (B, L, D)

Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers."   You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion** to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night.  Spend free time in Passau's charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral.  Take a brief evening cruise to Linz, and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

Day 8: MELK, AUSTRIA         (B, L, D)

Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.  Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna.

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion** to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall in Vienna.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 9: VIENNA       (B, L, D)

Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex - the winter residence of the Imperial family         OR         Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna's magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace - summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire's glow in a Viennese café this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 10: VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)        (B)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.  Time for the flight back home to Orlando.

INCLUSIONS

  • 2 nights accommodation in Prague
  • 6 nights on the Avalon Impression
  • international air and international airport transfers if air option selected
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner where indicated on itinerary including a group dinner in Prague
  • all excursions mentioned in itinerary
  • medical/evacuation insurance  Click this link for trip insurance flyer for this trip
  • gratuities on the ship

NOT INCLUDED

  • trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)  Click this link for trip insurance flyer for this trip
  • International flight and airport transfers if air option is not selected
  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • meals not mentioned in the above daily inclusions
  • beverages outside of designated meals
  • local tour guide gratuities

** Optional Excursions

  • Passau:  Salzburg's Christmas Ties & Traditions  -  See Salzburg most famous sights and learn all about its Christmas traditions, including a tasting of Austrian holiday delicacies, on this enthralling full-day guided excursion.  Starting from $116/person.
  • Vienna:  Classical Concert  -  Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.  Starting from $84/person.

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and water levels.

NOTE - Passports: All U.S. citizens participating in this tour program are required to have a U.S. passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of the tour, December 5, 2022.

No space is held without a deposit and a trip application mailed to the trip leader. Mail trip application, a copy of your passport photo page, trusted traveler # if you have one and check made payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club to: 

George Libak, Trip Leader

270 Rose Cup Lane

Indialantic, FL  32903


You must be a current member of The Space Coast Ski & Travel Club (SCSTC) or an affiliated Florida Ski Council (FSC) Club (a $1 reciprocity fee will be applied) to register and participate in this trip.


PAYMENT SCHEDULE WITH AIR: 

  • Initial Deposit: $600 per person           Trip Application
  • Payment 1:  $1,750 per person due     August 18, 2021
  • Payment 2:  $1,750 per person due     February 1, 2022
  • Final Payment:  Balance due               July 1, 2022


PAYMENT SCHEDULE WITHOUT AIR: 

  • Initial Deposit: $600 per person           Trip Application
  • Payment 1:  $1,000 per person due     August 18, 2021
  • Payment 2:  $1,000 per person due     February 1, 2022
  • Final Payment:  Balance due               July 1, 2022


CANCELLATION PENALTIES:

  • After Cabin is Assigned                                           $350 per person (Note 2)
  • 89 – 60 Days Prior To Departure                                    40% of Total Price
  • 59 – 30 Days Prior To Departure                                    55% of Total Price
  • 29 – 1   Days Prior To Departure                                    85% of Total Price
  • 1 Day Prior To Departure                                              100% of Total Price 

Note 2: Plus any other non-refundable charges the tour operator has incurred for hotels, airlines or suppliers.  No refund for unused accommodations or services will be made.  Individual travel trip insurance is highly recommended to protect against these penalties.

Trip Insurance is recommended. Contact Myra with Travel Protectors (Myra@travelprotectors.com for details. Trip Insurance must be purchased by specific dates so please contact Myra for information. Click this link for trip insurance flyer for this trip

Contact the Trip Leader for any additional information.

Trip Leader:   


George Libak

(321) 480-3099

Email: George


Cancellation Policy


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