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Church of Our Lady in Prague
Danube in Passau, Bavaria
Departs: October 22nd, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
Explore the history and culture of the beautiful blue Danube from our privately chartered, luxurious Amadeus Cruises ship. Arrive in Budapest, Hungary and board our stunning cruise ship for seven nights on the beautiful Danube River. Cruise westward through Central Europe with ports of call in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Look forward to daily included shore excursions, lush the Wachau Valley, a Budapest evening illumination cruise, the medieval village Cesky Krumlov, and two nights in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. All meals are included aboard ship!
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Hosted By: Ralph Hipp
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Day 1 : Fly to Hungary
Our trip begins with an overnight flight to Hungary.
Day 2 : Budapest
Tonight we join together at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.
Day 3 : All Aboard!
After breakfast, we depart for a tour of Budapest, known as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We view the Parliament building, Millennium Monument in Hero’s Square, and the neo-Renaissance Opera House. Highlights include the towering dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Royal Castle Hill district, and the seven stone towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion which symbolize the leaders of conquering tribes.
This afternoon we board the luxurious Amadeus Silver III.
Day 4 : Szentendre & Esztergom
Enjoy free time in Budapest in the morning or the splendor of the vessel as you sip your morning coffee and take in the sublime landscapes from the River Terrace.
We go ashore this afternoon and discover the artist village of Szentendre, see the imposing ruins of Visegråd, and visit Esztergom, home to one of the largest basilicas in Europe.
Day 5 : Bratislava
We arrive in Bratislava for a delightful city tour. Bratislava Castle, standing on the Little Carpathian mountain range provides panoramic views of three countries simultaneously: Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Explore Bratislava at leisure in the afternoon.
Day 6 : Vienna
We continue to Austria where the grand sights of Vienna await us as we tour the historic city centre. Gaze over the famous Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the quirky Expressionist house known as Hundertwasserhaus, and the former imperial Hofburg Palace.
After lunch, become enchanted with Schönbrunn Palace. Boasting 1,441 opulent rooms and charming gardens, this palace is known as one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria.
Tonight we are guests at the Kursalon, one of Vienna’s most enchanting buildings. Listen as the Alt Wien orchestra plays waltzes and famous concert melodies.
Day 7 : Melk
Melk is located in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is internationally famous for its delicious wine and fruit.
We tour the Baroque style Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Visit the modern Abbey Museum and tour the Prelature Hall, the Marble Hall, and the world-famous Abbey library, known for its extensive historical manuscript collection.
Day 8 : Linz & Passau
The afternoon takes us into Germany and the city of Passau. We walk the City of Three Rivers and take in the Baroque masterpiece St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world.
This morning learn about Linz, Austria, once acknowledged as a European Capital of Culture. See St. Mary’s Cathedral and make time to try a Linzer torte.
Day 9 : Regensburg & Weltenburg Abbey
We arrive at Regensburg for a walking tour of this charming city. Then we take an excursion by boat to the Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg. The monastery, founded about 620 AD, is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. We tour abbey church and taste the famous dark beer of Weltenburg, the oldest monastery brewery in the world.
We’ll return to Regensburg to enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Day 10 : Cesky Krumlov
This morning we'll disembark in Passau and board our motorcoach. Discover one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic. The medieval village of Cesky Krumlov dates back to 1240 and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city including views of Krumlov Castle.
Day 11 : Prague
Learn why Prague is one of the best-preserved medieval cities with a walking tour. Observe Saint Vitus Cathedral, the architecture of the Royal Palace, historical churches, and panoramic views. The afternoon is yours to explore this delightful city.
This evening, reminisce about your incredible adventures with your new friends at a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.
Day 12 : Return Home
We board our flight home, filled with amazing memories of our incredible European adventure!
October 22nd, 2020 - November 2nd, 2020
Price Per Person
Double Haydn Staterm
Double Strauss Staterm-Aft
Double Strauss Staterm-Fwd
Double Mozart Staterm
Double Mozart Suite
Single Haydn Staterm
Single Strauss Staterm-Aft
Single Strauss Staterm-Fwd
Single Mozart Staterm
Single Mozart Suite
Final Payment Date: 07/19/2020
Ralph Hipp has been a mainstay on Topeka television since 1990, beginning as the 10:00pm news anchor on WIBW-TV.
Starting in Topeka working at V-100 FM, then he was a reporter in Jacksonville and Orlando, and an anchor in Gainesville, Florida eventually lead Ralph to land in Topeka Kansas.
Ralph loves politics and biographies, and has covered political leaders such as Ronald Reagan (in Missouri) Mikhail Gorbachev (at Kansas State) and Bill Clinton (before the President visited Topeka in 1994.).
The most fun in his career came from his red couch interviews with television stars like Ed Asner from the Mary Tyler Moore Show, William Christopher of M*A*S*H and Gary Sandy of WKRP in Cincinnati which also starred WIBW-TV alum Gordon Jump. Ralph still welcomes Northeaster Kansans to visit and chat on his famous Red Couch talk show at 4:00 each afternoon.
Over his nearly 30 years at WIBW-TV, Ralph enjoyed the daily work of delivering the news, and continues helping young journalists get better, interviewing people from all over the area, and highlighting outstanding efforts of “Good Kids” around Topeka.
Ralph and his wife Sheila have hosted several Holiday Vacation tours, including two tours to Ireland, and two trips to Austria and Germany. Now they’re excited to have you join them on their first journey to this beautiful and exciting part of the world!
Join them and other WIBW viewers on this amazing trip of a lifetime.
In the interest of protecting the health and peace of mind of our guests, we have decided to suspend our local travel shows until May 1, 2020. The good news is you can still earn your $100 Travel Show Credit right now by viewing an online travel show. Click the button below to watch the show. At the end, you’ll simply provide your name and email address to receive the credit which you can apply immediately to this or any future Holiday Vacations tour!
You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo or the button below and watching the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you’ll have the ability to submit and receive your credit to be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour.
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Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
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Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.