Paul W. & Kim's Dream Vacation – Budapest to Prague

Can you believe we’re announcing our fifth Dream Vacation? Where does the time go? Over the years, Kim and I have had the privilege of meeting so many like-minded WJR listeners, enjoying cocktails together, sharing laughs and truly getting to know one another. In that time we also listened to your great suggestions for where to go next! We heard Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Salzburg, among others. You asked for a river cruise on the Danube, on the world’s best river cruise line no less! You have great taste, and we are happy to say “ask and you shall receive!”

Paul W. & Kim’s DREAM VACATION #5
Budapest to Prague
Aboard the Award Winning Uniworld – S.S. Maria Theresa
October 16-26, 2021

Each day you hear me say, “Make each and every day count! Each day is a gift!” On this vacation, we’re making each and every day count! Imagine seeing Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic all on one vacation. Sound too good to be true? Well it’s possible because we’re doing it!

If the only thing you got from this tour was this exciting itinerary, it would be worth it. But there’s more! We’re traveling in pure luxury aboard the number one river cruise line in the world, Uniworld. Everything is included, from gourmet meals, tours and gratuities to premium alcoholic beverages. Wow!

Let’s take a Dream Vacation together.

Paul W. Smith

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $5999
Single Supplement Available

Oct. 16-26, 2021

11 Days / 10 Nights


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Depart USA
Relax on your overnight flight to Europe.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Budapest, Hungary
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.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Budapest, Hungary
Included tour options: Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Bratislava, Slovakia
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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Vienna, Austria
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

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Melk, Wachau Valley, Dürnstein – Austria
Today, discover the heart of Austria. First, 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. 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, 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.
Included: Melk Abbey with library visit. Choice: Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop or Nikolaihof wine estate visit with tasting

Friday, October 22, 2021

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

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Passau, Germany
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

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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.

Monday, October 25, 2021

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 fellow WJR Travel Club members during a delicious farewell feast before making the journey back home.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fly Home



  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from Detroit
  • 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 in Europe
  • Custom luggage handling
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including onboard cruise hosts
  • A ton of WJR Travel Club Exclusives

WJR Travel Club Exclusives:

  • 2-Night Prague Hotel Package:
    • Premium Old Town Location
    • Prague Highlights Tour
    • Breakfast Daily
    • Farewell Dinner with Cocktails
  • WJR Cocktail Party
  • WJR Welcome Session
  • Get to Know Paul W. over a Q&A
  • WJR Hospitality Desk
  • WJR Travel Club Gift Set

Not Included

  • Taxes & fees of $190 per person (subject to change regardless of payment status)
  • Travel insurance
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Items of a personal nature

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.


The trip was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. One of the best vacations that we've ever taken. Every detail was taken care of which made for a very relaxing and stress-free trip. The staff on the River Countess was excellent and Peggy and Dennis were very gracious hosts.
- Jon and Laura Sudo


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CategoryRoom SizePer Person Double Occupancy
Classic Room (Picture Window)162 sq. ft.$5999
French Balcony194 sq. ft.$6899
Deluxe Balcony194 sq. ft.$7499
Suite305 sq. ft.$9299
Taxes & Fees (subject to change)$190 Per Person
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$1000 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 3/19/21
Final payment due 6/18/21

Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 3/19/21, less a $500 cancellation fee
3/20/21 to 6/18/21: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 6/18/21 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited

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  1. Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
  2. After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
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Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.

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Covered events for trip
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