GLOBUS TOURS |
12 Day Tour
Includes: Land Tour
w/deluxe motorcoach PLUS Danube River Cruise
REPUBLIC, GERMANY, AUSTRIA and HUNGARY
Specially-priced Air Rates
the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll
treasure every moment of this memorable river cruise vacation along the
Danube river. Travel through the fascinating Main Danube Canal, enjoy a
guided visit of medieval Regensburg, tour Melk’s magnificent
Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and
historical sights in romantic Vienna on this Danube river cruise.
Wine River Cruise
on October 27, 2010 on the Avalon Tranquility is offered as an
exclusive Wine Cruise, including special lectures and tastings,
available at no additional cost.
Old Chapel and Thurn und Taxis Castle
of the Benedictine Abbey
Church and Fishermens Bastion
- In the event of water level
stretches of any river,
it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
- Please check visa requirements
your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with
- Included visits and special
are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will
visits and special features are shown in the description, including
admission charges when applicable.
ABOUT YOUR RIVER SHIPS
New in 2006, the Avalon
Tapestry® is a new type of
ship for river cruising, offered exclusively by Avalon Waterways on the
Contrary to other
vessels on the rivers today, the navigational bridge
is located in the stern, behind the passenger section, thereby allowing
for more spacious and gracious interior designs. The lounge and
restaurant, located in the front of the vessel, give unimpeded views on
three sides of the passing river landscape. The Sky Deck is a vast area
for sunning, taking your pictures, or just relaxing!
The Avalon Tapestry provides a
complete break from the pressures of every day. The public rooms are
elegant, and the dining room is extra spacious. The cuisine and wines
on board will surpass your expectations. Pampered by our crew, our
guests will make new friends and enjoy the casual camaraderie that
leisurely cruising creates. You unpack only once, then enjoy life by
lazing on the Sky Deck as timeless landscapes pass before you.
Avalon Tranquility® introduces a new type of ship to
cruising. The navigational bridge is located in the stern, behind the
passenger section, allowing for a more spacious and gracious interior
design. The lounge and restaurant, located in the front of the vessel,
give unimpeded views of the passing landscape. In addition, the Sky
Deck is vast for sunning, taking pictures, or simply just relaxing.
Tranquility® features the
Silent Drive System (SDS) created to enhance guest experiences. SDS
features ship engines located at the stern, separating it from the
passenger compartment, allowing for a quieter cruise experience than
traditional small ships.
HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class
(B) in Prague; superb dining with all meals on board
daily featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D),
including a welcome reception, welcome dinner, and Captain’s dinner;
quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions with every dinner;
one sitting with open seating arrangements
locations maximize your sightseeing time
take extra care to select downtown
tours and for longer stays on escorted tours, when your itinerary
features days at leisure to explore on your own.
itinerary allows time only for a good night's sleep
between two busy sightseeing days, our expert contractors sometimes
sensibly opt for quiet residential areas.
be delighted with our choice of hotels in scenic
countryside locations. Wake up to the sound of cow bells, take a
morning walk in crisp mountain air, enjoy glorious panoramic views of
the majestic Alps or the Norwegian fjord country.
Globus uses chains such
Crowne Plaza, Forte, Hilton, Holiday Inn,
Hyatt, Inter-Continental, Jolly, Queens Moat Houses, Marriott,
Mövenpick, Radisson SAS, Renaissance, Scandic, Sheraton, Sofitel,
Thistle and Westin.
hotels we have selected for you are listed separately
for each tour. The vast majority of our hotels are rated deluxe (D),
superior first-class (SF), or first-class (F). In overnight places
where there is no hotel in these categories or where our demand exceeds
the supply, we choose the best available superior tourist-class (ST) or
tourist class (TC) hotels.
have amenities such as satellite TV, mini-bar, a
cocktail lounge, a restaurant, room service and concierge services.
Many also have a swimming pool, health club, shops, and dry cleaning
and laundry services.
ratings follow standards set by the independent Hotel
& Travel Index and by national tourist boards. The specific rating
for each contract hotel is determined by our quality controllers.
the right to substitute hotels listed on the itinerary
pages with hotels of equivalent standard. With your Globus travel
documents you’ll receive a list of hotel addresses, telephone numbers,
and fax numbers for your vacation.
vacations, most meals are included. Start each day with a
full American breakfast; at some hotels, it will be a buffet with all
the trimmings. When you dine at your hotel, you’ll enjoy delicious
3-course dinners with choice of entrees. The meals are carefully
planned to avoid the repetition of entrees. Whenever possible, we
include dinner at a local restaurant so that you can sample the
specialties of the area.
airline, we cannot process
requests for special meals. While some hotels and restaurants may be
able to provide for a special diet, such as vegetarian or salt-free
food, there is no way for us to guarantee this. Special food may cost
nights before and after your vacation
require extra nights at the first and/or last vacation hotel,
we will make reservations for you at the rates quoted, provided you
request them at the time you book your vacation. Rates are per person,
per night, and include room with private bath, breakfast, service
charges, and taxes.
nights are only available
immediately prior to or after your vacation. Every effort will be made
to reserve extra nights at the hotel where your vacation stays. If
space at the hotel is not available, alternative accommodations will be
reserved at a hotel of equivalent standard. When this is the case, the
transfer from and to the vacation hotel is at our expense.
hotel space is limited, we cannot reserve more than two extra nights
before and/or after your vacation, unless they are needed to bridge the
gap between two Globus vacations. During particularly busy periods,
hotel space in certain cities can become so tight that we may be unable
to sell extra nights.
- With more than 250 vacations
to 70 countries on six continents, as well as the
choice of eleven
distinct travel styles, Globus gives you the choice to ensure you’ll
truly see the world the way you want.
- A variety of travel styles and
specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler, including Family Travel, expert globetrotter, and many others.
access (no waiting in lines) to
major sights throughout your journey.
- Inside visits to major and
sights included in the vacation price.
- As you encounter famous sights,
don’t just view or drive
by, you visit, taking the time to go inside the sights and learn the
stories that bring them to life.
and above pre-selected
hotels located right where you want to be.
Tour Directors share their
unique stories and knowledge of destinations.
- The ideal combination of free
planned activities makes for the perfect getaway.
- More than 80 years experience showing
people the world.
included—not handling your own
bag really makes you feel like you are on vacation.
- A dynamic blend of transportation
including deluxe motor coach, rail,
air, and cruise—we make
there part of the fun.
great meals included in the
package price for a great value, plus the freedom to experience the
local fare as you wish.
- Simply stated, Globus is the most
recognized tour operator—our
vacations receive five times the recommendation rate as our nearest
competitor, and we are the escorted travel provider of choice by Travel
Weekly, Recommend magazine, and Travel Age West.
- Globus escorted travel receives a
percent satisfaction rating on our customers’ post-vacation
Why Globus is
though our main
competitors use hotels with comparable quality,
none of them has mastered the art of creating vacations that will
enthrall you and enrich you, with lots of side trips, adventurous
optionals, and many other memorable experiences.
Globus Hotels Set
the Standard for First-class Touring
when you’re comfortable in the heart of
your destination. Your senses have the luxury to stray from detail and
worry, finding in their place anticipation and wonder. You’ll find this
comfort in our hotels—where quality stands the test of time, service
embraces hospitality, and location is paramount. With your hotels in
harmony with your itinerary, you’ll never waste precious vacation time
getting to the sights you want to see the most on your Globus vacation.
of a busy day of sightseeing, you want to relax in
comfortable, clean, attractive accommodations. At our first-class,
conveniently located hotels, you'll always feel welcome and well looked
the best experiences
excellent accommodations are of paramount importance to
your enjoyment on vacation. Our hotels—many of them through long
association with us—have mastered the art of handling group check-ins
and baggage speedily, and balancing the need for efficiency with the
desire of each traveler to receive individual attention.
surprised with any hidden charges when you check out of
your Globus hotel. All hotel taxes and tips for restaurant service and
baggage handling are included in the price of your tour.
years in a row (1999-2008), Globus has been selected by Recommend
magazine as the Best Tour Operator to Europe, and has been a top
finalist for North America, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. For five
years in a row (2004-2008), Globus has been selected by Travel Weekly
as the Best Tour Operator to Europe.
JOURNEY TELLS A STORY
1 - Depart USA
Day 2 -
(Thu.-Sat.) Prague is
a 1,000-year-old city preserved in time. It straddles the Vltava River
with domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlighting its skyline.
treasures are the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all
Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE, St. Vitus, Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge.
Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals
in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise
will have other suggestions for things to do. (BB daily)
Day 5 Prague-Nuremberg,
(Embarkation) (Sun.) After
drive to Nuremberg where the crew of your vessel awaits to welcome you
on board. (BB,D)
Day 6 Nuremberg
(Mon.) Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage
during WWII, much
it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city
its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg’s
traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metal working.
Day 7 Regensburg
(Tue.) Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved
highlights include the Old Town Hall, the beautiful white and gold OLD
CHAPEL, and the Porta Pretoria–gates to an ancient Roman fort built in
179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling
town and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. The Thurn und Taxis family,
who until the second half of the 19th century had the monopoly on the
postal services, owns the impressive St. Emmerammus Abbey buildings
up the THURN UND TAXIS CASTLE. (FB,L,D)
Day 8 Passau-Linz,
(Wed.) Passau, ideally
at the confluence of the rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of
arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses the
largest church organ with over 17,000 pipes. An optional full-day
to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Linz, Austria’s
third-largest town, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an
industrial town and busy river port. (FB,L,D)
Day 9 Melk-Vienna
(Thu.) Melk’s magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates
the town from its
commanding hill site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The
from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is
Vienna, known as the “City of Music,” inspired the creative genius of
Beethoven and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight.
Day 10 Vienna
(Fri.) Once the center of the mighty Hapsburg Empire,
has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna
House, the majestic Ringstrasse and awe-inspiring ST. STEPHEN’S
to name just a few of the sights. You do not rush through Vienna; you
taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the
and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café.
Day 11 Budapest,
(Sat.) Budapest, spanning the
banks of the Danube, is the liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis
of Eastern Europe. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and
Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left.
The massive hilltop castle complex with FISHERMENS BASTION and the
CHURCH are sights not to be missed. Shop for renowned peasant
Herend porcelain and paprika. (FB,L,D)
Day 12 Budapest
(Disembarkation) (Sun.) Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (FB)
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