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River Cruise Newsletter Dated October 28, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

For more than 30 years, Gate 1 Travel has specialized in creating quality, affordable vacations for North American travelers, and it has gained a loyal following among those seeking a fantastic value. The operator offers river cruises in Europe and on the Yangtze in China.

Today, I'll tell you about the company's sailings along the Danube and the Rhine, starting with this fantastic deal from Gate 1 for our customers.

Save $800 to $1,200 per couple ($400 to $600 per person) off applicable 2015 sailings on the Danube, Rhine and Main. Book by November 10.

The Rhine River vacations of Gate 1 sail a scenic route past terraced vineyards and hilltop castles. Discover the wine taverns of Rudesheim and wander down its pedestrian-only street, called Drosselgasse. In Strasbourg, which straddles the border of France and Germany and melds the cultures of both countries, guests explore La Petite France, a picturesque district of shops, bistros and half-timbered homes.

Most Rhine voyages start or end in Amsterdam, where guests browse the stalls of the outdoor Albert Cuyp market and cruise the canals in a glass-topped boat. Visit the soaring Gothic cathedral that's served as the heart of Cologne for centuries, and photograph the colorful painted houses that line the cobblestone streets of Breisach, a town that was almost completely destroyed in World War II and then restored to its original historic character.

The 11 Day Rhine River Cruise With Lucerne is a brand-new itinerary from Gate 1 for 2015. It extends a classic Rhine sailing with two nights in the lakeside Swiss city of Lucerne. Here, a guided tour leads to top sights like the 14th-century Chapel Bridge, and you'll also have a day to sightsee on your own.

The Danube River itineraries of Gate 1 emphasize the history, architecture and Old World charm of each destination. Spend time in grand riverfront cities like Vienna, where sightseeing excursions lead to the opera house, the famed Ringstrasse boulevard and St. Stephen's Cathedral, its roof covered in 230,000 glazed tiles.

Tours of Budapest take in the ornate parliament building and Heroes Square, one of the most visited sites in the Hungarian capital. In Melk, guests tour the old Benedictine abbey, known for its beautiful ceiling frescoes and the terrific views from its terrace. Regensburg has one of the oldest stone bridges to span the Danube; constructed in the 12th century, it features 16 arches.

Gate 1 guests can explore Passau, which has some fine examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. While in Nuremberg, you'll stop at the Palace of Justice, site of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, and see the city's 14th-century church and picturesque main square.

Gate 1 will introduce new Danube packages next year, such as the 16 Day Danube River Cruise With Warsaw, Krakow & Prague. The sailing is complemented by hotel stays and sightseeing in the three Eastern European cities; other featured destinations include the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the Jasna Gora Monastery, Poland's most famous shrine.

Most Gate 1 river cruises in Europe take place aboard the 128-passenger MS Sound of Music. Meals on board incorporate locally inspired recipes, and complimentary wines are served with dinner. An early riser breakfast is served in addition to a buffet breakfast, and there are late-night snacks as well. Hot beverages are available at a self-serve coffee and tea station. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas of the ship. A musician provides evening entertainment.

Shore excursions are conducted in English by licensed guides, and wireless audio systems are provided so that you don't miss any of the guide's commentary.



Here are this week's Top 10 Gate 1 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) 14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague, 14 days. Travels between Budapest and Prague with stops in Vienna, Regensburg and Nuremberg. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $2,599. Departures from May 21 through November 12, 2015.

2) 14 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Budapest, 14 days. Begins in Warsaw and ends in Munich with visits to Auschwitz, Bratislava and Vienna. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $2,599. Departures from May 18 through November 9, 2015.

3) 12 Day Rhine River Cruise with Bruges & Paris, 12 days. Travels between Paris and Basel with stops in Brussels, Amsterdam and Strasbourg. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $2,699. Departs April 8, 18 & 22 and May 2, 2015.

4) 15 Day Danube River Cruise with Berlin, Dresden & Prague, 15 days. Travels between Budapest and Berlin with stops in Vienna, Passau and Nuremberg. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $2,949. Departures from May 24 through November 14, 2015.

5) 16 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Prague, 16 days. Begins in Warsaw and ends in Budapest with visits to Auschwitz, Nuremberg and Vienna. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $3,049. Departures from June 6 through October 31, 2015.

6) 14 Day Rhine River Cruise with Lucerne, Bruges & Paris, 14 days. Travels between Zurich and Paris with stops in Lucerne, Cologne and Amsterdam. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $3,499. Departs April 8, 16, 22 & 30, 2015.

7) 16 Day Rhine River Cruise with Switzerland, Austria & Germany, 16 days. Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Munich with visits to Strasbourg, Neuschwanstein Castle and Innsbruck. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $3,549. Departs April 11 & 25, 2015.

8) 18 Day Danube River Cruise with Germany, Switzerland & Austria, 18 days. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Budapest with stops in Lucerne, Salzburg and Munich. Save $1,200 per couple. Starting at $3,949. Departures from June 4 through October 29, 2015.

9) 16 Day Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise, 16 days. Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Budapest with stops in Cologne, Vienna and Bratislava. Save $1,200 per couple. Starting at $4,099. Departs May 9, 2015.

10) 19 Day Rhine River Cruise with Paris, Bruges, Switzerland, Austria & Germany, 19 days. Begins in Paris and ends in Munich with stops in Bruges, Cologne and Salzburg. Save $1,200 per couple. Starting at $4,299. Departs April 8 & 22, 2015.
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Alan Fox
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