December 7-15, 2024 | Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube River

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December 7, 2024
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Overview

One of the great water highways of the world is the beautiful Danube River. Important parts of Europe have grown and thrived due to the benefits of this magnificent water way. Webb Tours has teamed up with Emerald Cruises to offer this exciting vacation that will take you first to Munich with the dramatic scenery of Bavaria followed by 8 days on the tranquil, Blue Danube ending in Budapest for our flight home. 

AND WE’LL DO IT IN DECEMBER TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE INCREDIBLE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN AUSTRIA AND GERMANY!

BUT TO BE INCLUDED, YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY! Cruising the rivers of Europe is very popular, especially to enjoy the Christmas Markets!  Also, riverboats are of course much smaller than cruise ships, welcoming several hundred guests instead of several thousand.  And some of the most charming towns and scenery in Europe happen to be on the rivers. For all of these reasons, space is carefully monitored and often sold out 8-9 months before departure.

So COME ABOARD. We are holding guaranteed space with locked in pricing for our group until March 31, 2024. After that date, if there are unsold cabins, the price will increase. So read on. We think you’ll like what you see. And for this river cruise, AIRFARE FROM YOUR HOME CITY IN THE UNITED STATES IS ONLY $399 PER PERSON as long as you register by the deadline.

We look forward to hosting to enjoy CHRISTMAS ON THE DANUBE!

 

Highlights

  • Fly from  SLC (or other home city in the continental US) to Munich and home from Budapest for only $399 per person if you register by April 1, 2024.
  • Enjoy 8 day cruise on the Emerald Star from to Regensburg to Budapest
  • Travel by coach from Munich into Regensburg to begin the cruise
  • Visits to MULTIPLE Christams Markets (see itinerary)
  • Many included excursions along the way
  • Prepaid gratuities for all ship and ground personnel – no additional tipping necessary
  • Free wi-fi on board and individual headsets while touring
  • Return flights from Budapest, Hungary.

Price Includes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE from your home city in the continental United States if booked by March 31, 2023
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers 
  • Visit Christmas Markets in four different countries – Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany
  • Seven night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Onboard Activity Manager will host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for shore excursions
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
  • Variety of onboard entertainment
  • All gratuities included

Price per person per room

  • $3,995:  Category D:  INCLUDING AIRFARE (if booked by March 31, 2023)
  • $4,295: Category C: INCLUDING AIRFARE (if booked by March 31, 2023)
  • $4,745: Category B: INCLUDING AIRFARE (if booked by March 31, 2023)

Prices include cruise, taxes, port charges, government fees, AND AIRFARE!

Some optional excursions are additional. See detailed itinerary

Note:

IMPORTANT NOTE:  TO BE INCLUDED, YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY! Cruising the rivers of Europe is very popular and for good reason. Also, riverboats are of course much smaller than cruise ships, welcoming several hundred guests instead of several thousand.  And some of the most charming towns and scenery in Europe happen to be on the rivers. For all of these reasons, space is carefully monitored and often sold out 9 months before departure. We are holding guaranteed space until March 31, 2023 – however some categories are already sold out. Call quickly for best cabin selection.

Itinerary

December 7: Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich, Germany

December 8: Regensburg, Germany: Welcome to Germany! All flights must arrive by 2:00pm. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Cruises Star-ship in Regensburg. After boarding, explore the ship and become acquainted with the amenities. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner onboard. Meal: D

Decembe 9: Regensburg, Germany: Your exploration of Germany begins in this historic city. On your guided walking tour, view one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. Visit the famous Christmas Market at the Thurn & Taxis Palace grounds, try a mug of Glühwein and treat yourself to homemade gingerbread! Meals: B, L, D

NOTE: Optional excursion today to visit additional Christmas Market in Nuremberg

December 10: Passau: Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. During the walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. The tour ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where you’ll find a Chirstkindlmarkt filled with gingerbread-like stalls selling handmade gifts and tasty treats in an atmosphere of twinkling lights. Meals: B, L, D

December 11:  Dürnstein – Krems, Austria: Take a stroll through the picturesque village of Dürnstein, decorated in holiday splendor. It’s also the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. The cruise continues as you sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley, on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to Krems. Upon arrival, depart for a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey. This Benedictine monastery, perched high atop a vineyard and forest[1]covered hill, offers stunning views over the Wachau Valley. Inside the abbey, admire its architectural highlights, antique decorations and furnishings. Meals: B, L, D

December 12: Vienna, Austria: This capital city is comprised of grand boulevards, ornate palaces, amazing architecture and storied history. Also famous for art exhibitions and museums, your included tour visits the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country. After the tour, enjoy free time to visit the wonderful Christmas Markets throughout the city. Meals: B, L, D

Note: Optional excursion this evening to enjoy an exclusive Viennese Concert.

December 13: Bratislava, Slovakia: Learn about Slovakian culture during a visit to Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Slovak National Theater and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Bratislava is also home to charming Christmas markets where you can shop for handmade ornaments and holiday craft items. Meals: B, L, D

December 14: Budapest, Hungary: Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan capital, is known for the rich architecture and historic monuments along both sides of the Danube. This UNESCO World-Heritage listed city is a true delight during the season with its Christmas Market and festive display of holiday decorations. Your guided coach tour will introduce you to the city as it passes Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge and Andrássy Avenue – the main shopping area lined with spectacular Neo-Renaissance townhomes, cafés, boutiques and theaters, among them the State Opera House. This evening you’ll be delighted by a traditional Hungarian folklore show onboard. Meals: B, L, D

December 15: Budapest, Hungary / USA: After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travelers as you disembark the ship. Transfer to the Budapest airport, taking home warm memories of Europe at Christmastime. Meal: B

Please Note

Registration Information:

A $400 deposit is required to reserve your space. To make a reservation, simply register online by completing the booking form above. Your deposit will be charged to your credit card. If you prefer, you can call us and we will take your reservation information and credit card details over the phone.  When we receive your reservation, we will email you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent roughly 100 days prior to departure. Your final payment will be due roughly 90 days before departure. You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that package.  We prefer final payments in the form of a check.  Webb Tours also accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A 2.5% fee applies to final payments made by credit card to cover a portion of the credit card company fees (which are now around 4%)

Cancellation Penalties

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for whatever reason. Due to the high demand for river cruises and the rules enforced by our suppliers, the deposit is non refundable once paid.  If it is 95 days or more before departure, all money in excess of the $400 deposit will be refunded.  Here is a summary of the cancellation penalties:

  • Up to 91 days before departure:  $400 per person
  • 90-31 days before departure: 50% or tour cost
  • 30-2 days before departure: 90% or tour cost
  • 1 day or less prior to departure: 100% or tour cost

 For airlines, specifically, tickets are generally non refundable when purchased.  However, most airlines will allow the value of the canceled tickets to be reused for future travel, though a penalty may be assessed to reuse the tickets.  

Travel Protection:

In today’s changing travel environment, it is important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services 360° Group Premier Protection Plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Premium for this insurance depends on your age and trip cost and is priced as follows:

Trip Cost (per person)        Ages 0-59                 Ages 60-74                      Ages 75+

$1,000-$1,500

$109

$143

$211

$1,501-$2,000

$149

$191

$215

$2,001-$2,500

$191

$245

$277

$2,501-$3,000

$234

$300

$338

$3,001-$3,500

$276

$354

$400

$3,501-$4,000

$319

$409

$461

$4,001-$4,500

$361

$463

$523

$4,501-$5,000

$404

$518

$584

$5,001-$5,500

$446

$572

$646

$5,501-$6,000

$489

$627

$707

For coverage details and explanation of benefits, you can view or download the policy by going to  https://policy.travelexinsurance.com/GPZ-1023.

If you are interested in the travel insurance, please contact Webb Tours any time up until final payment for the tour.  You must be medically fit at the time you buy the insurance.  The insurance goes into effect once purchased.

This is intended as a general description of certain types of insurance and services available to qualified customers through the companies of Zurich in North America, provided solely for informational purposes.  Nothing herein should be construed as a solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service with regard to any type of insurance product underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company, 1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage, terms and conditions. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. CA Agency license #0D10209. Insurance coverages underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company (NAIC # 16535).

Insurance includes the following items:

  • Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)
  • Trip interruption – return airfare only – $1,000
  • Trip Cancellation – 100% of insured trip cost (up to $20,000)
  • Trip delay: $1,000 (minimum delay of 5 hours)
  • Missed Connection: $1,000 (with a minimum delay of 3 hours)
  • Baggage (for lost luggage): $1,500
  • Baggage Delay: $250 (minimum of 12 hour delay)
  • Emergency medical: $50,000
  • Emergency Dental: $500
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000 (including $25,000 for escort expenses)
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $10,000

For benefit and rate information, please review the Group Premier product flyer at https://partner.travelexinsurance.com/docs/premier

Unexpected flight cancellations or weather delays:  Webb Tours works diligently to cover all of the details associated with your travel. We make sure that all ground transportation, lodging, local tours, restaurants, specialists, etc, are in place and awaiting our arrival. We ensure that our directors are well prepared to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.  One thing we do NOT control are the airlines. Significant problems can arise on a group tour due to canceled flights, weather delays or missed connections. In the case of a flight cancellation, Webb Tours will do all we can to work with the airline to move people to the next available flights. Any portion of the tour that is missed due to flight delays or cancellations is NOT the financial responsibility of Webb Tours. Refunds will not be given for hotels, ground transportation, activities or meals that are missed due to flight interruptions. This is another good reason to purchase the travel insruance which has a provision for missed connections (see Group Premier product flyer referenced above for details).  Your participation in the tour signifies that you understand and accept this policy.

 

Register for your tour on line or mail deposit and reservation details to:

WEBB TOURS

2378 Evergreen Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT  84109

Tel. (801) 278-3101

or Toll Free 1-800-658-8519

Or call us and register over the phone.  We hope you can join us.

 

 

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