Viking Danube River

Budapest, Hungary

SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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47 reviews
Sep 9 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 48
Viking Danube River
Budapest, Hungary

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
  • Email address verified
47 reviews

$4770
Deposit: $1200
Sep 9 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 48

About this trip

Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love. Join us for September’s fall colors after the summer heat, returning September 17, or with a post-cruise option to extend for three nights in Prague, returning September 20.

Unlike other river cruise lines, Viking River Cruises provides this money-back guarantee: “We hope you love your cruise from the very beginning; however, should you be dissatisfied with our service upon first check-in (hotel or aboard ship) including food, personnel or shore excursions — just notify us within 24 hours of the start of your cruise (if your first check-in is aboard ship, notify your Program Director; at a hotel, contact your Viking Host). We then have 24 hours to correct the situation, and in the unlikely event a solution isn’t possible, you can then depart as soon as possible and we’ll refund 100% of your cruise price. We can assist with any departure reservations, but your return trip/alternate travel plan costs are your sole responsibility. This Service Guarantee cannot be activated or applied due to Acts of God, Strike or Other as indicated in the Terms and Conditions.” Link 

Highlights

Three Countries • Hungary: • Budapest • Austria: • Vienna • Krems • Germany: • Passau • Regensburg • Kellheim Danube Narrows • Nuremberg • Includes: local departure • Flights • Taxes • Insurance • Crew Tips

Details

Cruise operated by Viking River Cruises. Click here for Print Friendly Flier PDF. *All prices are per person, based on occupancy, double: from $4770, single: from $8173 • Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through 3/17/2022 (or if staying after the cruise, 6 months after your return date); no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage is Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard is included and for coverage details see webpage steviejaytravel.com/insurance covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change. If taking the Prague extension, we will offer an option for the coach ride back to Central Illinois based on the number traveling. Ask family & friends to join you: east coast departure $100 less; west coast $100 more. Business class upgrade option available $3215 if categories ES or AA ($4608 if categories A-F). Are you getting your own air tickets, then apply $799 discount code NO-AIR; or don’t want insurance, apply $321 discount code NO-INSURANCE; or, if you do not want either air or insurance, apply $1120 discount code NO-AIR-INSUR when booking. Deposit for suites is higher: $1500. Specialty optional tours are provided as an extra-cost alternative to the included shore excursions. Note that the stateroom category availability we show is subject to confirmation after you book. If we cannot get what you want and the alternatives are unacceptable, you will be given a full refund of your initial payment. You get at least a $117 discount for paying the balance by e-check and because of the special air fare , the balance due is earlier than our normal terms: September 9, 2020. Deposit includes travel insurance. Acct#210909s 16Nov19 12:11

More inclusive features

VIKING RIVER CRUISES INCLUDES MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

Visits to UNESCO Sites

Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

Port taxes & fees

Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Your Stateroom Includes

YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES 

River-view stateroom

Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows

40” flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand

110/220-volt outlets & USB ports

Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer

Spacious glass-enclosed shower

Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers

Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Stevie Jay Travel Includes

Local departure from Central Illinois

Travel insurance from AIG Travel Guard

Tour host, Stevie Jay, travels with you throughout to assure all goes well and have more fun, from Central Illinois and back home—we’re with you all the way

Baggage handling at airports

All tips — drivers, guides, and cruise staff!

Surprise extras!

Business Class Air Flight Upgrade Option

Our group rate includes round trip, economy class air fare and transfers at a special promotion rate that is subject to change each month.

If you want to fly in Business Class, Viking River offers the following option depending on the category of Stateroom or Suite you have chosen. When adding these amounts to our group price, it includes the insurance to cover this upgrade. 

Following rates are per person & vary by category:

• Business Class Air Upgrade - Stateroom categories A-F +$4608

• Business Class Air Upgrade-Suite categories AA or ES +$3215

If you want this, click the option that matches the category you have chosen.

Note: if you were to buy business class air fare from the airline directly the round-trip price range can be $7000. Viking River gives you great savings and includes transportation from the airport to riverboat, round trip, also.

Discounts

Book early

It’s important to book this Danube cruise earlier than most tours and cruises for two reasons:

1. The riverboat only has 95 staterooms and so a tiny fraction of a typical ocean cruise holding 3000-6000 people. Some categories have just 2-5 staterooms before selling out.

2. Because we apply all current special offers from Viking River Cruises: “Two For One”, Reduced Air Fare etc. These discount offers from Viking typically expire or discount may be reduced at the end of each month. This urgency could save you hundreds of dollars if you act now.

Join us from

• Champaign • Chicago O’Hare • Bloomington • Decatur • Indianapolis • Peoria • Springfield • St Louis or call for a quote from other cities.

Book Online—green Select button or call

Book online or contact Tour Coordinator, Stevie Jay, stevie@steviejaytravel.com 217-840-9913. Pay by e-check or charge your credit card for the $1200 per-person deposit (includes Travel Insurance). Or mail a check to Stevie Jay Travel LLC, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign IL 61822. Balance is due September 9, 2020 to get special airfare savings.

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Baggage handling
  • Round trip flights
  • Round trip transfers
    transportation from airport to riverboat
  • Tips
    for daily drivers & guides
  • Travel insurance
    from AIG Travel Guard’s deluxe group program
  • Crew gratuities
  • 21 Meals
    7 Breakfasts 7 Lunches 7 Dinners
  • $160 taxes & fees
    currently, subject to change
  • Choice of cruise
    accommodations: stateroom or suite
  • Led by
    Stevie Jay & Janet Khachaturian
  • Shore excursions
    Note that specialty optional tours are provided as an extra-cost alternative to the included shore excursions
  • Tax/fuel surcharges
    in effect if any
  • Optional Prague
    3-night hotel extension which includes breakfasts, transfers from Nuremberg (& to Prague airport) & travel insurance: $858/person dbl. occ. (single $1500) for Sep 17-20 with return flight from Prague

Available Packages

F Standard
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· F category stateroom size: 150 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with half-height picture window

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the Standard Stateroom in our 360° Longship Tour

· Lower Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$4770
Deposit: $1200
E Standard
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· E category stateroom size: 150 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with half-height picture window

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the Standard Stateroom in our 360° Longship Tour

· Lower Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$4878
D French Balcony
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· D category stateroom size: 135 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony (no sitting area outside)

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the French Balcony on Middle Deck in our 360° Longship Tour

· Middle Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$5842
Deposit: $1200
C French Balcony
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· C category stateroom size: 135 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony (no sitting area outside)

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the French Balcony on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour

· Upper Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$6057
Deposit: $1200
B Veranda
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 · B category stateroom size: 205 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the Veranda Stateroom on Middle Deck in our 360° Longship Tour

· Middle Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$6378
Deposit: $1200
A Veranda
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· A category stateroom size: 205 sq ft

· River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· View the Veranda Stateroom on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour

· Upper Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$6593
Deposit: $1200
AA Veranda Suite
only 2 left

· AA category suite size: 275 sq ft

· River-view suite with full-size veranda off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters

· Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

· Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

· Two 40" flat-screen Sony TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more

· 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

· Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

· Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

· Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers

· Bottled water replenished daily

· Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

· Space under bed for storing suitcases

· Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

· Early check-in (no later than 12 PM)

· Complimentary Viking Air Plus, laundry & shoe shine services

· Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate

· Binoculars

· View the Veranda Suite on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour

· Upper Deck of 3, Deck Plan

$8522
Deposit: $1500
ES Explorer Suite
only 2 left
  • Suite size: 445 sq ft
  • River-view suite with private wraparound balcony offering 270-degree views off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Two 40" flat-screen Sony TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Early check-in (available from 12 PM)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits beverage package, Viking Air Plus services, laundry service, room service (during breakfast) & shoe shine service
  • Private airport transfers in Europe
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars, coffee brewer & Marius-weave blanket
  • View the Explorer Suite in our 360° Longship Tour, Upper Deck of 3, Deck Plan
$10452

Available options

Prague Extension, double occ, per person
$858
Prague Extension, single occupancy
$1500
Business Class Upgrade categories A-F
$4608
Business Class Upgrade categories AA-ES
$3215
F category Single Supplement
$3403
E category Single Supplement
$3510
D category Single Supplement
$4475
C category Single Supplement
$4689
B category Single Supplement
$5011
A category Single Supplement
$5225
AA category Single Supplement
$7155
ES category Single Supplement
$9085
$4770
Deposit: $1200

F Standard

Itinerary

Day 1 Thursday: 9/9/21
Central Illinois-Chicago/O’Hare-Flight

Stevie Jay & Janet welcome us aboard our private motor coach to Chicago O’Hare. He hires skycaps to help with luggage for check-in for our flight to Budapest.

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SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
47 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 46 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 15 years. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

Reviews

Canyon Country: Fantastic trip. Awesome views of the national parks. Optional excursion to Monument Valley was a highlight for us. Mary Beth always provides excellent service. This tour was no exception! Bob and Cindy
By Robert Hardig for Canyon Country on Oct 25, 2019
Great trip experience. All canyons were on our "to see" list. Peter was great as our guide. Anna was super good driver and kept a really clean coach. Accommodations were well located, well appointed, pleasant and clean. Dining experiences were great. Ready to go again.
By Allen Hagen for Canyon Country on Oct 24, 2019
We had a fabulous time. Transfers were effortless. Accommodations were great. Dining experiences were absolutely fantastic. Excursions were very memorable and enjoyable. Steve & Janet were very gracious hosts. All other travelers were great to spend time with. Looking forward to 2021 river cruise.
By Allen Hagen for Rhine Cruise on Oct 14, 2019
It was a delightful trip. Will look forward to others to come.
The trip was very nice. Accommodations & food terrific. Steve & Janet are warm, inviting hosts
By Constance Huddleston for Rhine Cruise on Oct 12, 2019
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