River Cruise Newsletter Dated October 24, 2016
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Today, I'll tell you about the world's best rivers for cruising.
Vacations To Go offers the widest variety of itineraries along every
major river in the world, plus every discount, deal and special
promotion available. Below are brief summaries of the top rivers, in no
particular order, along with some terrific offers.
Rhine River -- View vineyards and castles from the deck of your
ship. In Germany, rows of grapevines climb the banks near Rudesheim at
the heart of the Rhine wine country, while Cologne is famous for its
spectacular Gothic cathedral. German and French cultures meet in
Strasbourg in France's Alsace
-- The Danube flows from Germany's Black Forest to
the Black Sea, leading to Old World cities like Vienna and Budapest.
Visit the beautiful Benedictine abbey above the Austrian town of Melk,
and walk past medieval architecture in Regensburg,
- Fly for free
from select gateways on Uniworld departures on the Danube when
you book by November 4.
to view all Danube discounts.
-- Highlights of the Seine include Monet's home and
gardens at Giverny; Chateau Gaillard, Richard the Lionheart's stronghold
in Les Andelys; and D-Day landing sites on the beaches of
Saone and Rhone rivers
- Fly for free
from select gateways on certain Scenic departures of 11 Day
Gems of the Seine when you book eligible cabin categories.
to see all promotions on the Seine.
-- Itineraries in southern France usually
combine these two rivers. On the Saone, you'll learn about the Burgundy
wine industry in towns like Beaune. The Rhone runs through the Provence
region; among stops are Arles, one of Van Gogh's favorite
- Save 5%
off CroisiEurope cruises of the Saone and Rhone when you book
by October 31.
for a list of all sailings on these two rivers.
-- Yangtze itineraries combine cruising and hotel
stays. You'll travel between Beijing and Shanghai and take in some of
the country's most popular sights, like the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta
Warriors of Xian, the peaks and waterfalls of the Three Gorges and the
massive Three Gorges
-- Explore one of America's true historic
treasures, a 2,320-mile waterway that flows through 10 states. Learn
about the cities that flourished on the river and its tributaries, like
St. Louis and New Orleans, and visit Civil War battlefields, restored
plantation homes and picturesque
- Save $800 to $1,800 per couple
($400 to $900 per person) when you book certain cabins on holiday
cruises of the Mississippi with American Queen Steamboat Company.
for all Mississippi River promotions.
-- These Pacific Northwest voyages sail a portion
of the Snake River as well; both rivers offer an abundance of history
and natural beauty. Visit the Bonneville Dam, the Columbia Gorge
Discovery Center and locales associated with explorers Lewis and
-- Navigate this South American treasure aboard a
ship that travels the Lower Amazon in Brazil or the Upper Amazon
tributaries in Peru. Look for orchids, giant lilies, caimans, monkeys,
sloths and toucans; some of our Amazon itineraries venture beyond the
river to explore Lima, Machu Picchu or Iguassu
- Save 20%
off G Adventures expeditions on
to see all our offers on Amazon River itineraries.
-- Ancient temples provide an intriguing backdrop
for cruises of this river in Myanmar. Itineraries showcase Yangon's
Shwedagon Pagoda, considered the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the
Burmese, and more than 2,200 temples, pagodas and stupas (a type of
Buddhist monument) in
- Save $1,500 per couple
($750 per person) off AmaWaterways departures on the Irrawaddy
when you book by October 31.
for all specials on Irrawaddy trips.
-- Bustling cities, rural villages and floating
markets are featured on Mekong cruises in Cambodia and Vietnam. See the
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, and sites linked to
the Vietnam War (like the underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong) in
Ho Chi Minh City. Angkor Archaeological Park, dating to the 12th
century, is a top
- Save $2,000 per couple
($1,000 per person) off select Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the
Mekong River departures with Avalon.
to browse all Mekong discounts.
Here are this week's Top 15 River Cruises
. All prices are per
person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
The Enchanting Rhine
8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save
$500 to $1,500 per couple.
Starting at $2,599. Departures from April
1 through December 30, 2017.
Big Band Swing
8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in New
Orleans. Save $800 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and
Starting at $1,799. Departs February 27 & March 6, 2017.
An Impressionist View of the Seine
7 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Paris and ends in Honfleur. Save
Starting at $2,061. Departures from May 25 through October 10,
Ganges River Cruise Experience
9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Kolkata. Save 30%.
Starting at $2,149. Departures from January 4 through April 27, 2017.
12 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague
12 days with Gate 1. Travels between Budapest and Prague. Save $600
Starting at $2,299. Departures from April 22 through
November 25, 2017.
Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Ho Chi Minh City and Preak
Kdam. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple.
Starting at $2,299.
Departures from January 2 through December 25, 2017.
Secrets of the Douro
8 days with Emerald Waterways. Begins and ends in Porto. Fly from
$495 per person from select gateways or receive $1,400 per couple in air
Starting at $2,545. Departures from May 27 through October
7 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in
Nashville. Save $500 per couple, plus receive free shore
Starting at $2,599. Departs December 4 & 10, 2017.
Castles Along the Rhine
8 days with Uniworld. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Fly for
free from select gateways.
Starting at $2,649. Departures from March
15 through November 15, 2017.
14 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Budapest
14 days with Gate 1. Begins in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Save $600
Starting at $2,699. Departures from May 8 through
November 20, 2017.
8 days with Uniworld. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Fly for
free from select gateways.
Starting at $2,949. Departures from March
19 through November 12, 2017.
Magical China & the Yangtze River
12 days with Avalon Waterways. Begins in Beijing and ends in Shanghai.
Starting at $3,489. Departures from April 3 through
October 16, 2017.
Splendors of Europe
15 days with Emerald Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest.
Fly for free from select gateways or receive $2,000 per couple in air
Starting at $3,895. Departures from April 6 through October
Paris & Impressions of the Seine
10 days with Uniworld. Begins and ends in Paris. Fly for free from
Starting at $3,999. Departures from April 6 through
November 8, 2017.
10 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Berlin and Prague.
Save $1,000 to $1,800 per couple.
Starting at $4,249. Departures
from March 10 through November 10, 2017.
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