THE PERFECT EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE The Blue Danube .The Blue Danube! We will journey along the Danube

THE PERFECT EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE The Blue Danube .The Blue Danube! We will journey along the Danube
THE PERFECT EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE The Blue Danube .The Blue Danube! We will journey along the Danube
THE PERFECT EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE The Blue Danube .The Blue Danube! We will journey along the Danube
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  • Dear Friends,Executive Travel is proud to offer an exceptional European river cruise: The Blue Danube!We will journey along the Danube through four European countries, and see fi rst-hand why this fabled river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. We will explore the vibrant streets of Budapest and Bratislava and the elegant avenues of Vienna, known to music lovers as the birthplace of the waltz. We will cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, home to picturesque vineyards, charming hamlets and a spectacular 900-year-old Baroque-style abbey. To conclude the adventure we offer an extension in Prague, also known as the City of a Hundred Spires, so rich in history, and with so much to offer its visitors. Our luxurious vessel, the AmaWaterways AmaViola, offers the highest level of service and we will enjoy their onboard entertainment and amenities including fi ne dining with daily selections of the greatest wines Europe has to offer, a sun deck pool and swim-up bar, and complimentary shore excursions in every port of call led by local expert guides.You will also have the opportunity to discover Europe on a whole new level with exciting bike tours and hiking excursions.This trip is the perfect custom tour to see it all. Opportunities for photography are exceptional, and the historical insight, lifestyle and culture are unparalleled. Please take a look inside this brochure to learn all the details. Once you do, I hope you will join us on this once-in-a-lifetime European cruise.Sincerely,Steve Glenn, Chairman of the Board and CEOExecutive Travel

    The Blue Danube

    Call Executive Travels Group Department today at 402-435-8888. Space is limited.

    October 3 through October 11 (Prague extension till October 14), 2017

    THE PERFECT EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE

    From $2,999

  • Call Executive Travels Group Department today at 402-435-8888. Space is limited.

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

    Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic to Budapest. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you start your vacation.

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017Arrive in Budapest, Hungary, and board the luxurious river cruise ship; AmaViola. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. Tonight, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the capitals glittering riverfront. (D)

    Thursday, October 5th, 2017Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes Square and Castle Hill, home to Fishermans Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Enjoy the late afternoon and evening aboard our ship, the entertainment is plentiful. (B,L,D)

    Sunday, October 8th, 2017After reaching the Wachau Valley early this morning, we will again have three tour options: A walking tour along Drnsteins cobblestone streets followed by a wine tasting, a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or an Apricots and Sweets tasting. We will return to the ship and continue onwards cruising through the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon we will visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europes largest and most revered monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will see jewel-encrusted crosses contain-ing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbeys priceless collection of medieval manuscripts. Tonight the ship arrives in Grein, where we can enjoy some free time to explore this charming town. (B,L,D)

    Friday, October 6th, 2017Wake up this morning in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. We will enjoy a walking tour of the citys top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martins Cathedral. Later, we will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional Viennese Wine and Music evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

    Saturday, October 7th, 2017 This morning, we will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through our choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides us past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, we will visit Viennas historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephens Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Viennas hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Our third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, we can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at our leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)

  • Monday, October 9th, 2017The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, we will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozarts birthplace, where we will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by The Sound of Music. The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three options are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

    Call Executive Travels Group Department today at 402-435-8888. Space is limited.

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

    Disembarkation after breakfast in Vilshofen. Transfer to the airport or extend your journey to Prague. Stop in Regensburg, one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities, and have a walking tour and free time to explore the citys historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Prague, taking in the scenic beauty of the countryside before arriving at the hotel in the late afternoon. (B)

    Thursday, October 12th, 2017This mornings sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europes most attractive cities, with a historic city center thats recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Next, visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capitals famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the citys many charming cafs. (B)

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017All too soon we have to bid farewell to Prague and prepare for our homeward flight. Transfer to Prague Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight and clear security. You may do some last-minute shopping at the duty-free stores before flying west across the Atlantic Ocean back to the United States.

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017Early this morning, we cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Enjoy a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets and squares like Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz, as well as St. Stephens Cathedral. If you are looking for a more active morning, you can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where we will enjoy a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)

    Friday, October 13th, 2017Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor caf, or shop for local handicrafts. (B)

    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • 1212 O Street Lincoln, NE 68508 Phone 402-435-8888 (ask for Group Department)

    Fax 402-435-2735 groupdepartment@executivetravel.com

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    Pricing (cruise only):Category D, Fixed Windows - Lower Deck/Piano Deck: Per person in shared double: $2,999*

    Category BB, French & Outside Balcony Stateroom Mid Deck/Cello Deck: Per person in shared double: $3,999*

    Category BA, French & Outside Balcony Stateroom Upper Deck/Violin Deck: Per person in shared double: $4,299*

    Category AB, French & Outside Balcony Stateroom Mid Deck/Cello Deck: Per person in shared double: $4,499*

    Category AA, French & Outside Balcony Stateroom Upper Deck/Violin Deck: Per person in shared double: $4,699*

    Category SS, French & Outside Balcony Stateroom Suite Upper Deck/Violin Deck: Per person in shared double: $5,999*

    Single and triple cabins upon request.

    *Cash or check payment

    A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required at the time of reservation. Full payment is due July 3rd, 2017 and non-refundable. We strongly recommend travel insurance let us assist.

    Executive Travel is happy to assist with airfare and extension in Prague.

    You can choose between one, two or three nights extension:

    One night, $399 per person in shared double room

    Two nights,