6593* $7093 - Non



6593* $7093 - Non
A Special Music Themed Sailing Includes Two Bonus Shore Excursions:
Classical Concert in Vienna & a Visit to Mozart’s Salzburg Birthplace
and the Countryside Where “The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music”.
14 Nights / 17 Days • Travel to Budapest, Hungary & Return from Amsterdam, Holland
October 21 - November 6, 2015 • Avalon Impression – Featuring 200 sq. ft. Panorama Suites
14-Night River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam • Tour Manager: Annette Nishikawa
Countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Holland
Cruise Overview – See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting cruise between Budapest
and Amsterdam. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, with beer tasting in
Nuremberg, a traditional baking demonstration in Miltenberg, wine tasting in Austria’s Wachau
Valley, and time in charming Dürnstein, Regensburg, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, and Vienna.
Also enjoy inside visits of Bratislava’s gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the amazing Benedictine Abbey in
Melk, and Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary
Lorelei rock, and glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube.
Your vacation concludes with a scenic cruise through the delightful canals of Amsterdam.
Highlights & Sightseeing – Bratislava: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Budapest: Welcome reception, guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion
Vienna: Guided sightseeing • Dürnstein: Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche
Melk: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting • Passau: Guided walk
Regensburg: Guided sightseeing; enjoy a snack at Germany’s oldest restaurant
Nuremberg: Onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Trials tour; beer tasting
Main Danube Canal: Cruise the canal • Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Bamberg: Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town; onboard lecture
Miltenberg: Guided walk; baking demonstration • Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Rüdeseheim: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat
Rhine Gorge: Cruise through the gorge • Cologne: Choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk
SAVE $500
BOOK BY SEPT 30, 2014
$ 6593*
Avalon Impression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic
Windows that transform the living space into an Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama
Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard. Onboard amenities include an
alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, a spacious Sky Deck
with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the open-air bistro.
Included Features:
• 14-Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodations in
an Outside Stateroom – Most with Balconies
• Included Shore Excursions with Local Guide
Daily with Personal Headset Included
• Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
• Personalized Room Options & Excursions
• Premium L’Occitane Bath Amenities
• Large Bathrooms – Showers w/Glass Doors
• Flat screen Satellite TV with Movie Channels
• Spacious 3-Door Closets for Ample Storage
Daily Early- and Late-riser Breakfast
Full Buffet Breakfast with Sparkling Wine
Made-to-order Egg Station at Breakfast
Al Fresco Lunches on the Sky Bistro
Chef-inspired Regional Recipes –
Four-course Dinners with Open Seating
Complimentary Regional Wines, Beer or
Soft Drinks at Dinner
Alternative Dinners of Light Regional
Specialties & Wines in the Panorama Bistro
Night Fare Served at 10:30 pm
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* Fares are per person, USD based on double occupancy and INCLUDE ALL AIRLINE & CRUISELINE TAXES AND FEES. Cruiseline and airline fuel supplements, taxes and fees are subject to change and tour member is responsible for any increases.
Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding and special seating, may apply. For details visit www.
exploreflightfees.com. After initial deposit, a $75 per person Non-Stop Travel (NST) Cancellation Fee will apply. Group departures may be cancelled, if there are less than (24) tour members. Final Payment to NST for “non-cruiseline” Air &
Land package must be made by Money Order or Personal Check. NST does not guarantee that all tour members will fly together with Tour Manager. Tour Manager assignments and “final” tour itinerary are subject to change. NST reserves
the right to correct errors or omissions including but not limited to, fares, fees and surcharges at any time. 082014
Rhine River
Gorge Würzburg Bamberg
Main Danube Delta
Danube River
Day 1: Wed, Oct 21 – DEPART HONOLULU
Day 2: Thur, Oct 22 – IN TRANSIT
Day 3: Fri, Oct 23 – Arrive in BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (Embarkation). Welcome to
Hungary’s exciting capital city! This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet
your crew at an evening welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 4: Sat, Oct 24 – BUDAPEST. Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is
one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. See the massive hilltop castle complex with its
remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion—for spectacular views of the city—and 11th-century
Matthias Church. Be sure to take note of the city’s eight bridges—many famous sights
in and of themselves—which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the
left. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Sun, Oct 25 – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian
Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town, where
winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways twist and turn to reveal the Town
Hall, and visit gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: Mon, Oct 26 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Once the center of the mighty Habsburg
Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture:
lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Stroll through the delightful pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and
enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee
houses. An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Tue, Oct 27 – DÜRNSTEIN–MELK. Dürnstein, situated in the heart of the Wachau
wine region and is known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the
1700s. Relax on your ship’s Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley
and arrive in Melk in the early afternoon. The magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE
ABBEY dominates the town and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. This evening you’ll
be able to sample some of the FAMOUS WINES of this region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8: Wed, Oct 28 – LINZ–PASSAU, GERMANY. Linz, Austria’s third-largest city, lies
on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port.
A full-day excursion to Salzburg, taking in the popular Sound of Music sights. Passau,
uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge. Passau is a maze of
narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St. Stephen’s Cathedral,
houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 9: Thur, Oct 29 – REGENSBURG. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved
medieval cities. Architectural highlights of your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING include the Altes
Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient
Roman fort built in 179 AD. Grab beer and enjoy a SNACK at the Historische Wurstküche
(Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Cat E – Fixed Windows / Indigo Deck Forward / 172 sq. ft.
Cat D – Fixed Windows / Indigo Deck Aft / 172 sq. ft.
Cat B – French Balcony / Sapphire Deck Aft/ 200 sq. ft.
Cat A – French Balcony / Sapphire Deck Forward / 200 sq. ft.
Cat P – French Balcony / Royal Deck / 200 sq. ft.
Royal Suite – French Balcony / Royal Deck / 300 sq. ft.
Final Payment Due: June 22, 2015
Cruise Deposit (non-refundable): $250 Per Person
Air & Land Deposit: $250 Per Person
Day 10: Fri, Oct 30 – NUREMBERG. Although 90% of Nuremberg’s Old Town
suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory
it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Marvel at this
thousand-year-old city’s medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and
the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialized “NUREMBERG TRIALS” tour.
Be sure to try some tasty Lebkuchen and make a wish at the beautiful fountain in the
Hauptmarkt (main square). After dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s
FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11: Sat, Oct 31 – BAMBERG. Medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of
Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a "UNESCO World Heritage
Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12: Sun, Nov 01 – WÜRZBURG. Know as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,”
makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above
town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). (Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 13: Mon, Nov 02 – MILTENBERG. Tucked away behind medieval defensive
walls and towered gates, the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg is a cultural
gem on the banks of the Main River. The afternoon’s GUIDED WALK will acquaint you
with the town’s delightful Marktplatz, Haus zum Riesen (the giant’s house), and the
Merchant Hall. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to pick
up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestoned Drosselgasse, where colorful flowers,
open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. Cruise past the
legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting
sailors to their doom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15: Wed, Nov 04 – COLOGNE. One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of
the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is known for its soaring,
twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in
Cologne for over a hundred years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16: Thur, Nov 05 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Holland’s sophisticated, modern
capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its
elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a
distinct ambiance. Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. Get
a unique perspective of the city on an included CANAL CRUISE, floating along the
elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 17: Fri, Nov 06 – AMSTERDAM (Disembarkation). Bid farewell to Amsterdam
and you prepare for your homeward flight (Breakfast). Arrive Honolulu. Aloha and
Welcome Home!

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