Melodies of the Danube - Saint John's Abbey Travel Tours (# 2005)

July 30 - August 12, 2021

Your Tour Includes

5-Night Land Tour

  • Private pre-cruise tour of Budapest (for Fr. Geoffrey Fecht's group only):
    • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Hotel InterContinental, including tour, daily breakfast, and transfer to the ship
    • Welcome dinner for the group
  • Private post-cruise tour of Prague (for Fr. Geoffrey Fecht's group only):
    • Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Prague
    • 3 nights hotel in Prague at Hotel Jalta, including city tour, Czech beer tasting, and daily breakfast
    • Farewell dinner for the group
  • Gratuities
  • Deluxe motorcoach
  • Excellent local guides for the pre-cruise and post-cruise tours

7-Night Danube River Cruise

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom aboard the AmaWaterways' AmaLea Cruise Ship (see River Cruise Staterooms for more information)
  • Port charges of $189 per person
  • Award-winning dining:
    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues (early riser coffee and croissants, a rich buffet breakfast, a festive lunch buffet, afternoon tea & coffee with cake, cookies & sandwiches and a multi-course dinner)
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
    • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner as well as Captain’s Farewell Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner plus several theme-dinners
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine (red and white), beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on five evenings before dinner
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
    • Free coffee, tea, ice-water and iced-tea are included all day; cappuccino, latte and espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals
  • A world of exploration:
    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Bike tours and hikes including use of the bicycles and helmets onboard
    • Special Interest Tours
    • Knowledgeable, English-speaking guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • An array of amenities:
    • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore
    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager 
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access (via flat-screen TV and keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in the two lounges)
    • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
    • Fitness room
    • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
    • Elevator onboard operating between three different levels (does not reach Sun Deck)

Additional Items Included

  • Porterage of luggage
  • Masses for the group

Items Not Included

  • Airfare (airfare is not available until approximately 11 months prior to departure)
  • Airport transfers unless airfare is purchased through Magi Travel
  • Some meals for the pre-cruise and post-cruise tour (see itinerary for specific details)
  • Optional shore excursions that might be offered in addition to the daily included shore excursion program
  • Travel Protection
  • All items of a personal nature including items purchased in the gift shop, telephone usage in each cabin from ship to shore, and all other beverages except the ones mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities onboard the river cruise:
    • Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the price. While the amount of these gratuities will depend upon your degree of satisfaction for services received, many of our clients have asked us for general tipping guidelines. Here are our recommendations:
    • For great service, we recommend 3 Euros per passenger, per day for the Cruise Manager and 13 Euros per passenger, per day for the crew, which will be divided up among the ship's personnel.
    • It is also customary to acknowledge a particularly good performance of a local guide by leaving a tip of 1-2 Euros per tour and Bus Drivers 1 Euro. Gratuities on most vessels, but not all, may be charged on credit card as well as cash.

 

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