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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
This week, AmaWaterways and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises resumed
operating cruises on the Danube River
in Europe, and other lines
will start sailing this river at the beginning of August.
The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for cruising, and today,
I'll tell you about the best places to visit along its route. Flowing
from the fabled Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube leads to
historical sites, picturesque villages and beautiful Old World cities in
Many Danube itineraries start in
a beautiful medieval city in Germany. Built on a rocky hill, Imperial
Castle was one of the most important castles of the Holy Roman Empire
during the Middle Ages and provides great views. The city was the
location of the Nuremberg war crimes trials in 1945 and 1946, and local
guides show travelers the Palace of Justice, where the trials took
Germany, you may be treated to a concert on the 17,974-pipe organ in St.
Stephen's Cathedral. Passau also has some fine examples of Gothic and
Originally a Celtic settlement and then a Roman garrison,
is a cultural hub in eastern Bavaria. Here you can see the old Roman
gate, explore the well-preserved medieval center and stand upon the
12th-century Old Stone Bridge. The Wurstkuchl (Sausage Kitchen) is one
of Germany's oldest restaurants.
Many Danube River itineraries include an excursion to
in Austria, where you can seek out the yellow building where Austrian
composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 and stroll through the
manicured gardens of Mirabell Park, used in the filming of "The Sound of
During a port call in
many passengers head for the Benedictine abbey that sits high above the
town on granite cliffs. The monastery was founded in 1089; be sure to
check out the stunning ceiling frescoes, the large library filled with
nearly 16,000 books and the terrific views from the terrace.
Austria's Wachau Valley is one of the most picturesque stretches of the
Danube, lined with terraced vineyards and picturesque villages like
centered around the pretty blue and white tower of an abbey church.
attractions include Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the
Ringstrasse, a broad avenue lined by stately buildings. Your itinerary
may offer the opportunity to attend an optional concert of classical
music in the Austrian capital.
in western Slovakia is the only national capital that borders two other
countries, Austria and Hungary. It has an attractive Old Town, Baroque
palaces and a massive white castle with red roofs sitting above the
The Hungarian capital of
is divided by the Danube. River cruise passengers usually visit the
Fisherman's Bastion, a large terrace that overlooks the city and river,
as well as the ornate parliament building and Heroes Square, one of the
most visited sites in Budapest.
Serbia's capital, is one of Europe's oldest cities, perched at the
confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Top sites include its
fortress, the 1920s-era Royal Palace and Knez Mihailova -- the
pedestrian-only, main shopping street. Upon leaving Belgrade, Danube
riverboats sail through the Iron Gates, a spectacular gorge that forms
the boundary between Serbia and Romania.
Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises
. All prices are per
person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and
Regensburg. Fly from $399 per person and save up to $1,000 per
. Starting at $2,699. Departures from August 1, 2021 through
December 18, 2022.
Charms of the South
9 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Memphis
and New Orleans. Save up to $2,200 per couple.
$2,099. Departures from August 8, 2021 through November 14, 2022.
Lyon & Provence
8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Lyon and Marseille.
Fly from $399 per person and save up to $1,000 per couple
Starting at $2,499. Departures from July 25, 2021 through November 15,
The Loire Valley, a Royal Legacy
6 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Nantes. Save 15%.
Starting at $2,531. Departures from April 4 through October 29,
Castles Along the Rhine
8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam
and Basel. Save up to 10% on select departures, or save $400 per
couple on others.
Starting at $2,949. Departures from August 8, 2021
through October 30, 2022.
8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg.
Save up to $2,250 per couple.
Starting at $2,995. Departures from
August 30 through October 25, 2021.
Rhine Cruise to Switzerland
8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Travels between Basel and Cologne.
Save up to 15%, plus receive a free drinks package.
$2,999. Departures from May 18 through October 12, 2022.
Columbia & Snake Rivers
8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and
Portland. Save up to $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $3,795.
Departures from July 30, 2021 through June 2, 2022.
Mississippi River Cruise
8 days with American Cruise Lines. Begins and ends in New Orleans.
Save up to $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $3,795. Departures from
November 21, 2021 through May 3, 2022.
11 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Begins and ends in Porto.
Save up to $2,700 per couple.
Starting at $6,895. Departures from
July 30 through October 29, 2021.
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