Jay Weber's "Trip of a Lifetime" – Budapest to Prague
What makes a trip of a lifetime truly a “Trip of a Lifetime?” Is it the destination I choose? Is it the accommodations Cruise & Tour reserves? The food? The tours? The completely worry-free nature of the experience? Or the like-minded group of people you enjoy traveling with? If you traveled with me before you know this is a trick question because the answer is…all of the above! And if you’re thinking about this as your first “Trip of a Lifetime” all I can say is, prepare to be wowed!!!
You’re invited to join me on…
Jay Weber’s “Trip of a Lifetime”
Budapest to Prague
August 21 – 31, 2021
Think about this for a second. Together we’re going to experience (in order of appearance) Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. My mind is already blown! And we’re not going to make token visits to these places, we have included tours already arranged in all of them!
And then there’s the matter of our accommodations. Let’s just say, we’re not going to be roughing it. We’ve chosen the world’s #1 River Cruise Line. I can’t wait to sail on Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa. Everything is included, from gourmet meals, tours and gratuities to premium alcoholic beverages. And the service is second to none!
I’m excited to be making this journey and I hope you will join me.
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Available
Aug. 21-31, 2021
11 Days / 10 Nights
Relax on your overnight flight to Europe.
Upon arrival in Budapest we will transfer to the beautiful S.S. Maria Theresa. Hungary’s capital city is known as the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands), divided by the Danube. This enchanting city presents a vibrant mix of East and West, medieval and modern. Tour the city by vehicle, on foot, or by bike. Visit its oldest and most beautiful garden, Károlyi, the National Museum, the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Rose and Japanese gardens and more. Seeing the chain bridge and Parliament lit up at night will be a highlight of your trip. Overnight in port.
Included tour options: Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour
Just up the Danube lies the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, this pedestrian-only, 18th-century town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Discover this thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere and a fascinating mosaic of architectural styles.
Included: Bratislava walking discovery tour
Austria’s capital city is a cultural treasure trove and was the home of legendary figures Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. Discover “Morning with the Masters,” an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, showcasing magnificent works of art by some of the world’s greatest artists including Rembrandt, Velazquez, Rubens, Titian, Tintoretto and Van Eyck. Take a city tour or walking tour and enjoy Viennese essentials such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. Or experience the sort of entertainment Empress Maria Theresa once enjoyed herself with a private concert of classical music by Mozart and Strauss performed by chamber musicians in an exquisite Viennese palace.
Included: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and Mozart & Strauss concert. Choice: Vienna city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour
Dürnstein, Wachau Valley, Melk – Austria
Today, discover the heart of Austria. First visit Dürnstein in the Wachau region, a well-known wine growing area. Sample the organic wines at Nikolaihof, the oldest winery in Austria, which produces some of the world’s best Rieslings. Then find a comfortable seat as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley, where the Danube cut a gorge through the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile stretch of scenery so beautiful that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape. Later, explore the 11th-century Melk Abbey, a stunning 900- year-old hilltop monastery built high above the town that has served as a center of learning over the centuries.
Included: Melk Abbey with library visit. Choice: Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop or Nikolaihof wine estate visit with tasting
Linz, Austria (Linz or Salzburg)
Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a center for the arts. See the sights with a local expert, or go behind the scenes at the Linz opera house and taste cider at an apple and pear orchard. Or venture to the UNESCO-designated Austrian border city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where he performed in public for the first time at the age of five and composed his first pieces. You’ll see Mozart’s childhood home and the garden where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene from The Sound of Music was filmed.
Included options: Linz opera house & cider farm visit or Full-day Salzburg
Passau is a crossroads of three rivers and a mosaic of three cultures. Discover this medieval city on a walking tour along the cobblestone streets to the baroque St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. Or get active with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Included options: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or “Let’s Go” bike ride along the Inn River or hiking tour along the Ilz River
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a European gem compared by many to the likes of Rome, Paris and London for it’s beauty, history and culture. After disembarking the boat in Passau, we’ll make our way to Prague with lunch en route before checking in to our perfectly situated Old Town hotel.
Prague, Czech Republic
Discover the UNESCO Heritage monuments in Old Town, walk the famous 14th century Charles Bridge and take in Prague Castle, one of Europe’s largest castle complexes. Then say goodbye to Jay and your fellow travelers over a delicious farewell feast before making the journey back home.
- Roundtrip economy class airfare from Chicago
- 7 nights aboard the award winning luxury river cruise line Uniworld - S.S Maria Theresa including all dining aboard and unlimited premium beverages, all shore excursions, gratuities and WiFi
- 2-night Prague hotel package
- All ground transportation including Milwaukee to Chicago airport transfers
- Custom luggage handling
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including onboard cruise hosts
Jay Weber Exclusives:
- 2-Night Prague Hotel Package:
- Premium Old Town Location
- Prague Highlights Tour
- Breakfast Daily
- Farewell Dinner with Cocktails
- Cocktail Party
- Welcome Session
- Get to Know Jay over a Q&A
- Jay Weber Gift Set
- Taxes & fees of $190 per person (subject to change regardless of payment status)
- Travel insurance
- Airline baggage fees
- Items of a personal nature
COVID-19 NOTICE: Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests may be required to provide one of the following in order to be able to travel: proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 (based upon a defined time frame specified by entry country), or a negative COVID-19 test result (based upon a defined time frame and test type specified by entry country). Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator and are subject to change at any time. Cruise & Tour does not have any control over these requirements. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Cruise & Tour does not have any control over these requirements. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. This shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.
|Category||Room Size||Per Person Double Occupancy|
|Classic Room (Picture Window)||162 sq. ft.||$5999|
|French Balcony||194 sq. ft.||$6899|
|Deluxe Balcony||194 sq. ft.||$7499|
|Suite||305 sq. ft.||$9299|
|Taxes & Fees (subject to change)||$190 Per Person|
|Single Supplement||Please Call|
|Travel Insurance||Please Call|
|Business Class Air Upgrade||Please Call|
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 1/22/21
Final payment due 4/23/21
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 1/22/21, less a $500 cancellation fee
1/23/21 to 4/23/21: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 4/23/21 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
It’s that easy. Give us a call today!
Travel Insurance Information
Pro Plus Plan
Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.
To purchase travel protection insurance:
- Click here to view and print the RoamRight brochure, a brief summary of coverage and a rate table.
- When making your travel reservation, confirm with your Cruise & Tour representative if you will or will not be taking travel insurance.
- Payment for travel insurance can be made by credit card or check. If paying by check, please make your check payable to Cruise & Tour and mail to PO Box 398, Waterford, WI 53185.
- Your Cruise & Tour representative will process your travel insurance on your behalf.
To view and print the Description of Coverage, click here.