TRANSCONTINENTAL EUROPE RIVER CRUISE - The Rhine to The Main to The Danube - aboard CroisiEUROPE m/s Beethoven

04/24/2019 - 05/10/2019

17 Day CruiseTOUR from $3399 with $399 LOW-cost AIR!

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TRANSCONTINENTAL EUROPE RIVER CRUISE

The Rhine to The Main to The Danube

aboard CroisiEUROPE m/s Beethoven

 

Elegant French RiverCRUISE ship aboard Europe’s LARGEST River Cruise Line ~ Unlimited Open Bar aboard ship ~ Gourmet French Restaurant aboard ship & SPECIAL Gourmet Dining Experiences & Events ~ Transcontinental cruise on the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers ~ Unique cruise from Strasbourg, France to Vienna, Austria ~ GERMANY: Mainz, Frankfurt, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, Kitzingen, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Muhlhausen, Nüremberg ~ AUSTRIA: Melk, Vienna ~ Seefeld, Austrian Alps ~ Munich, Germany

 

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $399 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

 

17 Day TRANSCONTINENTAL EUROPE RIVER CruiseTOUR from just $3399. LOW-cost Air is available from Many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Paris (and return from Munich). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection with an option for Cancel For ANY Reason (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Paris & Seefeld, Australia.  

 

Enjoy an exciting 9 Day cruise aboard CroisiEUROPE’s elegant m/s Beethoven. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) on your land tour. Experience a 3-night Paris pre-stay with sightseeing and 4-night Seefeld, Austria post-stay with sightseeing. This is a very UNIQUE CruiseTOUR and is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience.  This is the ONLY 2019 departure so we recommend you act fast!

 

ITINERARY…………..............................
 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs April 24, 2019

 

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Paris Overnight Flight

 

Fly from Select USA cities to Paris (other cities on request).  Your overnight flight will take you to Europe for an amazing RiverCRUISE journey.

 

Day 2 | Arrive Paris & Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from airport to your hotel (when you purchase 52 LOW-cost air) and you check into your first class (3 star) Paris hotel, Acacias Etoile Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot (or similar). Tonight, enjoy dinner in Paris.  

 

Day 3 | Paris sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today enjoy a wonderful tour of Paris.  This city is generally considered among the most beautiful in the world.  See the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Seine River and so much more.  Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 4 | Paris at leisure

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  You will enjoy a wonderful day at leisure in Paris.  Perhaps spend the day at the world famous Louvre Museum or traveling in the the famous winery region of Champaign.  The choice is yours. Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 5 | Paris to Strasbourg

 

Breakfast is included this morning. Your unique CruiseTOUR will begin today as your leave Paris to travel to the beautiful eastern France city of Strasbourg.  This medieval city is famous for being surrounded as an island in the Rhine. Late this afternoon you will board your beautiful RiverCRUISE ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mainz. All meals will be included on the cruise.

 

Day 6 | Cruising: Mainz to Frankfurt

 

We'll arrive in Mainz in the morning. Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. You’ll have time to tour the city before we cruise towards Frankfurt. The afternoon, join us for the optional excursion: A sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, largest financial center in continental Europe. During our visit, we’ll be able to admire the clever combination of modern and ancient architecture. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 7 | Cruising: Miltenberg to Wertheim

 

We'll stop over in Miltenberg early in the morning. The morning is free to do as you please, to visit this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses. We’ll cruise towards Wertheim. Enjoy some free time exploring the town on your own before returning to the ship. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 8 | Cruising: Wertheim to Wurtzburg to Gerlachshausen

 

Our ship will begin to cruise early this morning towards Karlstad. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursion: A visit of Würzburg, famous for its Baroque-style palace. We’ll return on board and cruise to Gerlachshausen. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 9 | Cruising: Gerlachshausen to Rothenburg to Bamberg

 

We'll cruise along the Main in the early morning before reaching Volkach. This morning, join us for the optional excursion: A guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river - its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. In the meantime, the ship will cruise to Schweinfurt where we board it before continuing on to Bamberg. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 10 | Cruising: Bamberg to Nuremberg to Muhlhausen

 

Our ship will sail on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. We'll arrive in Nuremberg early this afternoon. Join us for the optional excursion: A tour of the city, a melting pot of cultural highlights. This old town and market are surrounded with Gothic-style buildings and half-timbered houses. We'll return to the ship during the afternoon and cruise to Muhlhausen in the evening. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 11 | Cruising: Muhlhausen to Regensburg

 

We’ll cruise towards Kelheim. Join us for the optional excursion: Regensburg, the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic center is seeping with 2 centuries of history. The ship will join us in Regensburg in the late afternoon. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. (All meals aboard ship)

 

Day 12 | Cruising: Regensburg to Passau

 

We'll arrive in Passau early in the morning. The morning is free to do as you please or tour the town. Late this morning return to the ship. This afternoon, we’ll cruise towards Vienna, crossing the Strudengau region, the most beautiful part of the Danube. (All meals aboard ship)


 

Day 13 | Vienna to Seefeld, Austrian Alps

 

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before your RiverCRUISE comes to an end and you disembark the ship.  Today will be a spectacular journey across the Austrian Alps. Travel from the capital of Austria and head westward to world famous Innsbruck and the heart of the Alps. Arrive in super scenic SEEFELD-in-tirol. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Seefeld hotel, Haymon Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Seelos Hotel (or similar). Tonight, enjoy dinner in Seefeld

 

ABOUT SEEFELD-in-tirol, AUSTRIA

This is an incredible and super scenic mountain resort in the heart of the Austrian Alps.  Just 30 minutes from the German border, Seefeld has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. This quaint village of just 5000 people but is so popular for visitors there are more hotel rooms than people living in the village.  Seefeld has a pedestrian only (no cars) center and is surrounded by scenic alpine mountain peaks. There are so many things to see and do here in this storybook Alpine village. It will be perfect for you visit to the heart of the Alps..  

 

Day 14 | Seefeld sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of this magical village.  You will learn about tirolean life and much more. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 15 | Austrian Alps at leisure

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  A full day to enjoy this beautiful village.  You may want to enjoy an optional tour to top sights a short distance away including Innsbruck, Italy or Munich. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 16 | Austrian Alps at leisure

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  A another full day to enjoy this beautiful village.  You may want to enjoy a visit to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Tonight, farewell dinner is included.

 

Day 17 | Seefeld to Munich  / Fly to USA

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Your unique journey to Transcontinental Europe RiverCRUISE will come to an end today as you say goodbye to your Tour Escort and other travel companions.  You will be transferred to the Munich Airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your CruiseTOUR

 

POLICIES & PRICE…............................

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:

 

Rates

LOWER DECK: $3399 double  / $4299 single

MIDDLE DECK: $3499 double  / $4399 single

UPPER DECK: $3599 double  / $4499 single

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

 

Rates are valid for: April 24, 2019 departure  

 

Rates were valid on April 2, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $800 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.

 

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 - 61 days prior 75%, Within 60 days 100%

INCLUSIONS………..............................

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  LOW-cost Air is already offered in your 52 Great Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to 52 PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

 

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $399 for New York. add $449 for Miami, Orlando, Tampa. add $499 for Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Hartford, Philadelphia, Washington.  add $549 for Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, West Palm Beach. add $599 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Memphis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis. add $649 for Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland OR, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco.  NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase round-trip transfers in Paris and Seefeld, Austria to Munich for just $79 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

CroisiEUROPE… Europe’s LARGEST River Cruise Line… And FRENCH GOURMET: Special 8-night cruise aboard m/s BEETHOVEN sailing from Strasbourg, France to Vienna, Austria.  HERE’S WHY THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHOICE FOR EUROPE RIVER CRUISE!

 

Forty Years and more than Fifty Ships:  CroisiEUROPE is a French cruise line with more than 50 ships offering the largest variety of destinations within Europe.

 

River Cruising Difference: Imagine gliding past quaint villages, ancient hillside castles and stone forts; past sun-drenched olive groves and vineyards, snow-capped mountains and thundering gorges; under glittering night-lit bridges in exotic cities.  Imagine eating first-class French cuisine while floating on a sparkling river, watching the gorgeous landscape pass by. Envision your ship docking in the heart of a beautiful, historic European city just footsteps away.

 

About Your River Ship m/s Beethoven: The ship will be your floating hotel:  small enough to moor at a town or city port, but large enough to provide you every amenity.  The capacity of just 180 passengers allows a warm and convivial atmosphere on board, as well as the opportunity for quiet privacy and independence. The pace of our river cruises is relaxed and tranquil; the scenery is gorgeous and changes moment to moment. NOTE:  you can see details and pictures of your ship under Q&A tab.

 

Amazing French Cuisine, European Flair: Other cruise lines may offer good food.  With CroisiEurope, you’ll cruise the rivers of Europe aboard your own gourmet French restaurant.

 

Great Cabins: After dinner, retire to your private cabin in comfort for the night:  all our cabins are equipped with cruise amenities like air-conditioning, central heating, shower/toilets, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220V electrical outlets — and each gives you a view of the river.

 

Ship Lounge & Sun Deck: The ship offers a lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation.  You may browse in the onboard souvenir shop for mementos to take home, or find quiet time and read in the library.  The sun deck on the boat offers a panoramic view of the landscape’s beauty as you cruise. Many special events will be held on the Sun Deck.

 

FREE Wi-Fi: wi-fi is available on all CroisiEurope ships throughout the fleet.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 nights Paris & 4 nights Seefeld, Austria are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations just $349 per person Double, $698 per person Single, $299 per person 3rd/4th.  NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your 52 GREAT TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Meal package is not included on Pre & Post tours.

 

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

 

PACKAGE DETAILS….........................

 

WHAT IS ’52 GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job)  trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500).  Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500).  Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.  Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $3501 to $4000 per person.  

$4001 - $4500 per person $35 supplement   

$4501 - $5000 per person $70 supplement   

$5001 - $5500 per person $105 supplement   

$5501 - $6000 per person $140 supplement   

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$9501 - $10000 per person    $420 supplement

 

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation.  This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.

ADD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON PROTECTION FROM JUST $180 (*NOT available for residents of New York)

$3501 - $4000 per person $180 supplement     

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$9501 - $10000 per person $420 supplement

 

 

52 GREAT TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Paris and from Munich from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With 52 Great Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

 

FAQ…………………................................

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

About m/s BEETHOVEN: The ship is among the largest in the world to sail between the Rhine, Main and Danube. Cabin description

Cabin twin beds

  • Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.with twin or double beds

  • Upper deck: 42 cabins (40 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed)

  • Middle deck: 27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 HA G cabin)

  • Main deck: 21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed

Cabin equipped for disabled: YES on request ONLY; all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet,  hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Characteristics: Built: 2004 - refurbished in 2010, Length: 110 m long, Width: 11.40 m wide, Cabins: 90 cabins, Passengers: 180 passengers. Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room -large sundeck with deckchairs - French balconies - gift shop - lift. Central heating, 220V electricity, fully air-conditioning, radar, radiophone and TV and video in the lounge, wifi on board.

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special 52 Great Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests.  If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.

 

FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of 52 Great Trips is to be inclusive with meals.  This means providing Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).  Optional Pre & Post tours do not include meals to provide you the maximum amount of freedom of choice.

 

Travel Protection Program: 52 Great Trips is very unique in that your trip travel protection program is free.  Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program.  The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your Travel Protection includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured.  See the trip protection plan policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your trip protection coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details. 52 Great Trips HIGHLY recommends the addition of CANCEL FOR ANY REASON optional supplement.

 

What’s Not Included: There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

 

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