16-day “Great Rivers of Europe” cruise for just $3245 pp including airfare from NYC
Anytime you see a vacation in Europe for over two weeks that includes roundtrip airfare from America for a price like $3245 you know you have an amazing bargain. This one is from Grand Circle, the well-established and popular river and small ship cruise line that is surprisingly still not on the radar of many cruisers.
Grand Circle’s secret is their spectacular business management skills which has kept them in business for almost 60 yeears now. The line is especially popular with adventurous, young-at-heart travelers who want all the advantages of a top cruise line but at value orices - especially for solo cruisers. The line only books directly and does not spend a fortune on advertising. This business model was established way back in 1958 by Ethel Andrus, the same lady who founded AARP. Ethel demanded that Grand Circle be designed as a tour and travel company that focuses on her peer group, something that would appeal to her own lifestyle and sensibilities.
Right now – Grand Circle is offering their most popular river voyage (most of their cruises are river cruises) for the last 10 years, the “Great Rivers of Europe.” This trip includes airfare from New York City to Amsterdam, Holland, where you will spend two nights before embarking on the Rhine towards Cologne, Germany, onwards to the Main River and then on to the Danube. You will sail through Holland, Germany and Austria, with the magnificent cultural capital of the world, Vienna, as your final destination.
Eleven special tours and all meals (with complimentary wine) are included in the price, which reflects at least $600 in savings per person. This offer is only valid through August 15, 2014. The cruise departure dates are October 31 and November 1, 2014.
To book this amazing journey you must call Grand Circle at 1-800-221-2610 and use the code: TAAT 614.
Notably, Grand Circle also has special prices and programs for solo travelers that do not include singles surcharges (when available) – so be sure to ask. There are also additional benefits available for booking early, booking future journeys during your cruise, and for referring other people to Grand Circle Cruise Line.
When your boat is not sailing past spectacular castles, villages, monuments and other local sites of interest it will stop almost daily, sometimes several times a day, for special tours included in the cruise fare. There are also added optional tour experiences available if you desire, such as a post-cruise 4-night sojourn to beautiful Prague, for only $645 per person.
To get all the information and details you need before you call Grand Circle to book this cruise be sure to visit the Grand Circle Cruise Line website to see a full description of the itinerary, tours, accommodations, cuisine and special events included and optional.
Roundtrip international air with airport transfers, government taxes, fees, airline fuel surcharges included; Accommodations: 14 nights aboard a private Grand Circle river ship in an outside cabin; ALL meals: (14B, 14L, 14D); 11 exclusive, included tours (please see below); Exclusive Discovery Series events (please see below); a Personal headset for each passenger on all included and optional tours; the services of a resident Program Director (assigned to no more than 47 travelers); Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Dinners; 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward one's next Grand Circle trip; and Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips.
Included Tours: Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg with Room 600 visit, Regensburg, Passau, and Vienna. Discovery Series events: Glassblowing demonstration, Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch, Main-Danube Canal discussion and transit, and Germany Today discussion.