Friday, 13 July 2012

The Blue Danube - Westbound

Here's a great look ahead to some wonderful European river-cruising in 2013 with upmarket American operator Tauck, with an early-booking sample price of just $4,490 for a 12-day voyage. Here's how they put it.

Glide past fairytale castles and medieval villages aboard MS Swiss Jewel and MS Treasures on one of Tauck's popular Danube River cruises. Explore Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky, Bratislava and Budapest – plus the castle-studded Wachau Valley – taking in views of the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. 

Attend a private Imperial Evening with dinner and music at a palace in Vienna; a wine tasting in D├╝rnstein; a day in Mozart's Salzburg; or medieval Cesky Krumlov; take an exclusive  private tour of Baroque monastery libraries in Prague; discuss contemporary issues and historic events in Slovakia with a resident expert; and enjoy evenings of cultural entertainment on and off your riverboat. 

In Vienna, see the Imperial apartments at The Hofburg or tour opulent Sch├Ânbrunn Palace. Admire frescoes, stained glass windows and stunning architecture as you spend two nights each in Budapest and Prague in city-centre hotels, checking out remarkable bridges, cathedrals, museums and grand Habsburg palaces. It's definitely a Danube River cruise to remember!

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury river-cruise experts.