“Set sail with us on a journey that will awaken, nourish and expand your mind – and truly all you to explore the world in comfort” –Viking Cruises
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European River Packages
River cruises are mostly offered in Central Europe, Asia, Russia, India, Egypt and Italy due to their vast network of wide rivers. The Danube and Rhine Rivers are two of the most popular river cruise destinations available. Each river cruise package typically comes with multiple on-shore destinations as you travel down the river. If you’re traveling down the Danube, for example, you’ll hit the busy ports of Vienna and Budapest. If you’re cruising down the Rhine River, you most likely will have the option to explore cities and villages in places like Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland. Ask about curated on-shore excursions included in your package so you can take advantage of guided tours.
River cruises are typically all-inclusive, meaning Wi-Fi is usually free, along with regular meals and sometimes alcohol. How much and the type of alcohol and the times of day or night served may depend on the details of your booking.
If drinks are an expected part of your vacation, make sure your upfront fee includes unlimited, premium alcohol. Your river cruise package price may or may not include tips, so be sure to confirm the tipping policy before going on board.
Travel+Leisure Magazine has asked readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe -to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated individual cruise ships on their cabins/facilities, food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities, and value.
Those assessments were combined to generate results for the cruise lines in five categories, including river cruising. One fan who sailed the Danube last year loved the experience enough to quickly book a two-week cruise to Russia for 2018. Said that traveler, “I have friends who have sailed as many as ten times, and they all say it is the absolute best!”
With ships that sail the Danube, the Rhine, the Ganges, and more, this all-inclusive river cruise line delivers a luxurious experience with a sense of place. “It is like being on a floating five-star hotel, with the added benefit of visiting multiple amazing locations,” wrote one fan. And the excursions — be they wine-tasting outings in Austria’s Wachau Valley or visits to Normandy’s D-Day beaches — are carefully planned and executed. Said one reader, “They have a wide variety of activities to satisfy all personalities.”
Each sailing will have different inclusions – A full list of included features and amenities will be based upon what sailings you prefer and if air will be included.
– Visas, if required – Medical and travel insurance (highly recommended to purchase) – Lunches and dinners on certain days – Water and snacks on motor coach – Items of personal nature – Gratuities – Any items not mentioned as included.
River cruises aren’t for the budget traveler. It’s a sound financial practice to protect the amount you’ve paid for your trip with travel insurance to cover trip cancellations for any reason, delays, lost luggage, illness or injury while traveling and more.
You will pay from $200 to $500 for travel insurance, depending on your age and the trip being insured. Consumer Reports recommends checking with your credit card company to see if they include travel insurance as a perk. Please contact us “BEFORE” you book you trip if you are interested in protecting your trip. s.
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– Our experience and education
– personal travel experience and ongoing certifications
– Resources and Tools – Time is Money
– Money saver
– relationships with suppliers and operators able to get discounts
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– special extras, i.e. upgrades, free dinners. VIP excess, etc.
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A non-refundable deposit (which will be applied to your final payment) equal to 20% of your total tour cost, is required within 48 hours to book your space.
Final Payment: Full payment is due 65 days prior to departure. Cancellation charges. – 20% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellation made 66 days or more before departure.
– 50% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellations made between 65 and 30 days before departure.
– 100% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellations made 29 or fewer days before departure. Plus, applicable third-party charges
– In some instances, lost and/ or unused airline tickets are not refundable or replaceable.
Elite Travel and Safaris Inc. reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods.
Elite Travel and Safaris Inc. will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. We highly recommend you obtain travel insurance. We make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspect of any travel insurance policy or claim.