We have always loved Uniworld River Cruises and we have a VERY SPECIAL PRICE. You will cruise the Danube River, visiting Passau, Linz (Salzburg), Durnstein, Vienna and Budapest. And Uniworld includes almost everything, even your shore excusions (which can sometimes be as much as the cruise itself). Wine flows freely, food is way too good and the staff perfection. If you've never tried River Cruising; you will love it.
Sharon Carr Travel
16800 Dallas Parkway, Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75248
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PRICES PRICES REPRESENT AN APPROXIMATE $1300-$1700 PER CABIN SAVINGS OFF REGULAR UNIWORLD PRICES The world's only authentic boutique cruise line ™, Uniworld, is now the ONLY North American river cruise line to bring you a "true all-inclusive" luxury Europe river cruise in 2014.
Day 1: Munich, transfer to Passau (embark)
Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Passau. (D)
Day 2: Passau Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan's organ concert or exclusive guided "Go Active" bicycle ride along the Inn River. Located at the confluence of three rivers-the Danube, Inn, and Ilz-Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city's Baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Medieval German town center, with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan's Cathedral for an organ concert on the Continent's largest pipe organ. Or, if you're craving a more active adventure, join us on an exclusive bicycling tour along the banks of the Inn. The river originates in the Swiss Alps and its glacial waters are green, making it a particularly pretty tributary of the Danube. Ride through wooded hillsides and farmland to Wernstein Castle, where you'll stop for refreshments before crossing a bridge to the Austrian side of the river for a different view of the landscape. As you cycle back into Passau, you'll be rewarded with the beautiful reflection of the city's Old Town on the river's glassy surface. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)
Note: St. Stephan's organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.
Day 3: Linz (Salzburg or Linz) Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg or tour of Linz and the countryside - Today's adventure may take you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, stroll the city's famous shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you'll find Mozart's childhood home, and admire enchanting Mirabellgarten, with its Neoclassical palace and large figural sculptures. You'll likely recognize the garden from the famous "Do-Re-Mi" scene in The Sound of Music, which was filmed here in 1964. If you've explored Salzburg in the past, you might opt to visit nearby Linz instead. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Town, past Landhaus, a Renaissance tower, and Kremsmünstererhof, a historic hotel. See the Old Market and the impressive Main Square, with its Baroque column. You'll visit Konditorei Jindrak, too, to sample its Linzer torte, the famous lattice-topped pastry of Linz. Then travel into the surrounding countryside, where you'll visit a typical Austrian farm for a tasting of hard cider, or Most, as it is called locally. In fact, the entire area is known as the Mostviertel (cider region)-pear and apple orchards fill the landscape and, naturally, feature prominently in local culinary traditions. (BB, D)
Day 4: Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein Featured Excursions: Choice of Melk Abbey with library visit or Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate or exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll or exclusive guided "Go Active" Wachau Valley bicycle ride. Arrive in Melk and explore the town and its 900-year-old Benedictine abbey. Your guided visit to this architectural gem includes the famous library that inspired Umberto Eco's acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose. Later in the day, a host of exclusive-to-Uniworld excursions await as you dock in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein. Take a guided tour of the village, then partake in an organic wine tasting or learn about the history of saffron in Austrian cuisine. Sail the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley to Melk-or make the journey via bicycle on a special guided ride. (BB, L, D)
Day 5: Vienna Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visitor exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Vienna walking tour. Vienna is an architectural treasure trove. See it all on a panoramic drive through the city before embarking on a walking tour of the Hofburg Palace grounds, which lead to the Austrian National Library (said to be the most beautiful library in the world) and to the designer shops of the Kohlmarkt. Or choose to "Do as the Locals Do" on an intimate walking tour of the city's historic center. Travel by foot and subway with the locals. Sip a coffee in a traditional café and then explore Vienna's oldest square, Hoher Markt, with its Ankeruhr, an Art Nouveau clock that features a parade of 12 historical figures. (BB, L, D)
Day 6: Vienna Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as the ship winds its way up the river and through a series of locks. You'll travel through Slovakia before docking in Budapest. (BB, L, D)
Day 7: Budapest Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Budapest walking tour - Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen's Basilica , the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you'll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join our "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour, visiting the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade, and Central Market Hall, where you'll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You'll stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest's affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
Note: The Parliament building may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen's Basilica instead.
Day 8: Budapest (disembark) Disembark the ship in Budapest and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in charming Budapest. (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.- See more at: Uniworld.com
Your passport cannot expire for at least 6 months after your return. If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible to have proper documentation to enter any of the ports of call. Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.
PAYMENTS: A $800 per person deposit is due with booking. 2nd payment of $2000.00 per person is due March 1, 2014. Final payment is due June. 15, 2014. These prices reflect a 5% discount is paying by cash, check or money order. A 5% fee is added if using a credit card. We accept MC, VISA, and AX & DISCOVER.
Cancellations - If cancelled before March 1, 2014 , a $400 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled before June 15, 2014, an $800 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled on or after June 15, 2014, - package is fully non-refundable. Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change. Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason. FULL LEGAL NAMES must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport.
INSURANCE: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Insurance information will be provided to you. If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately. Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance must be purchased within 14 days after you pay your initial deposit.
SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline. Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement. Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
RESPONSIBILITY: KTBB RADIO/SHARON CARR TRAVEL are not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes or any Act of God occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased KTBB RADIO SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased KTBB RADIO SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour. Also KTBB RADIO SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.