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Romantic Blue Danube: Budapest to Prague


Join us for this unique river cruise with members of OLLIs from across the country to discover the storied capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic on this comprehensive four-country journey. Each former Imperial City of the Austro-Hungarian Empire offers its own unique blend of late 19th-century elegance and modern appeal. Witness the architecture of Budapest, Bratislava’s quirky art scene, the local flavors of Vienna’s Naschmarkt, and the fairytale streets of Old World Prague. You’ll cruise through the stunning Wachau Valley, and visit one of Austria’s longest-running Benedictine monasteries. Experience the legendary Danube River’s beauty in comfort aboard Grand Circle’s award-winning river ship.

April 7, 2022

15 days from $5,095 per person (dbl occup)
Includes int'l air from LAX
From $3,795 without air or transfers (dbl occup)
Departs on April 7, 2022; Returns on April 21, 2022

It’s included:

  • International airfare, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges, unless you choose to make your own air arrangements
  • Accommodations for 10 nights aboard a private river ship and 3 nights in Grandior Hotel Prague or similar
  • 33 meals: daily breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners - including 3 meals in local restaurants (plus onboard house beer, wine, and soft drinks)
  • 11 included tours with personal headsets and 2 exclusive Discover Series events (home-hosted visit, school visit)
  • Services of local program directors
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • All port charges
  • Baggage handling for one piece of luggage per person
  • Shuttle credit of $75/person between Palm Desert and LAX
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next trip—an average of $327

Additional Information:

  • Reserve by 12/31/2021 to receive a $500 discount off the tour cost
  • Save an additional 10% by pre-paying with the GCT Good Buy Plan
  • Risk-free change policy: Reservations made by 12/31/2021 with the code VAAD-522 can make changes up to 24 hours before departure with no change fees
  • Single supplement is only $595 (limited availability)
  • Flexible airline options; Travel with the group, customize your plans, or book on your own

Optional Pre-Trip Extensions: 

  • Dresden & Berlin: Departs U.S. on April 2, 2022; 5 nights from $995/person
  • Warsaw & Krakow: Departs U.S. on April 2, 2022; 5 nights from $1,095/person

Optional Post-Trip Extension:

  • Budapest: Returns to U.S. on April 24, 2022; 3 nights from $745/person


This trip is offered in partnership with Grand Circle Travel.

Reservations & Information: 

BOOKING CODE: G2-27044 & VAAD-522


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