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Your all-LGBT cruise journeys from picturesque Passau to Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and culminates in in the vibrant Hungarian city of Budapest, one of Europe’s hottest destinations.

Your all-inclusive adventure begins in Prague, where you’ll enjoy two days in one of Europe’s most beautiful and best-preserved cities. Prague’s medieval center remains a beautiful mixture of cobblestone pathways and Gothic cathedrals. From Prague, we travel to one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, the Danube.

On board the gorgeous Amadeus Queen, you will be pampered by a crew of forty in an atmosphere of total relaxation. With this great riverboat, we’ve created an itinerary that includes the three best European cities that have become prime destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.

Shipp Accommodations

 

The AMADEUS Queen is the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, Luftner Cruises. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship continues with the company’s orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.

This new vessel follows the award-winning model of the AMADEUS Silver ships, but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner, whilst the 69 standard cabins mainly have panoramic window fronts – which can be automatically lowered – as well as luxurious bathrooms. A new on-board highlight is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened in fine weather. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings.

 

Land Accommodations

 

InterContinental Prague or Similar

Located on Prague’s most famous and luxurious shopping boulevard ‘Parizka’ connecting the historical Old Town Square with the banks of the Vltava River, the InterContinental Prague is a truly exceptional Prague hotel. Our exclusive accommodations provide the perfect base to explore the shops, restaurants, and architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character. Enjoy majestic skyline and romantic river views at every turn. Or admire the city from a unique rooftop gourmet restaurant, Zlata Praha. An enchanting destination unto itself, this exceptional Czech Republic hotel offers elegance and comfort in a premier downtown setting.

 

Additional Pre Night(s)

Single or Double occupancy (Contact Us for Price)

Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.

Rates are per person based on occupancy listed.

 

InterContinental Budapest

Enjoy the enchanting city of Budapest built on the banks of the Danube River. The hotel is ideally located in the city center near the Budapest Parliament, Buda Castle and other popular attractions. The InterContinental’s 402 guest rooms all are elegantly appointed and and offer luxurious bedding and all expected modern amenities. With breathtaking views of the vibrant life of Budapest, the InterContinental Lounge provides its guests with a superb feeling of exclusivity. This hotel’s convenient location and amenities make it the perfect travel destination.

 

Optional Post Night(s)

Single or Double occupancy (Contact Us for price)

Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.

Rates are per person based on occupancy listed.

Salzburg full day tour, $99 per person

Enjoy a scenic drive from Passau to Salzburg (2 hrs) via the lake district to see some of the sights of the Sound of Music. Then, enjoy a guided city tour of Salzburg, followed by free time to have lunch and shop before departing back to the ship. A truly memorable day.

 

Bicycle Tour – $75 per person
Melk to Durnstein

Enjoy a scenic bike tour from Melk to Durnstein. The ride is approximately 17.5 miles and it follows the river bank of the Danube. The route is generally flat and is surrounded by dramatic, mountainous scenery. The ride will be leisurely, with plenty of time to stop to enjoy a snack or grab a drink at one of the small villages along the way. Schedule permitting, the bike tour will finish with a walking tour of Durnstein.

 

Optional Post Cruise Hotel – (Contact for Pricing) per night/Double Occupancy, (Contact for pricing) per night/Single Occupancy
InterContinental Budapest

Optional post cruise nights, in a Superior Room with river view, are available through Brand g at the InterContinental Budapest. The hotel is ideally located in the city center near the Budapest Parliament, Buda Castle and other popular attractions. The InterContinental’s 402 guest rooms all are elegantly appointed and offer luxurious bedding and all expected modern amenities. With breathtaking views of the vibrant life of Budapest, the InterContinental Lounge provides its guests with a superb feeling of exclusivity. This hotel’s convenient location and amenities make it the perfect travel destination.

Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.
Includes transfer from the riverboat to the hotel and hotel to the airport.

Inclusions

– Guaranteed all-lgbt charter.

– 2 nights hotel accommodation in Prague including daily Buffet Breakfast.

– ½ day guided walking tour in Prague.

– Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Passau.

– 7 nights cruise accommodation.

– COMPLIMENTARY FREE-FLOW SPIRITS, WINE, BEER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES THROUGHOUT THE CRUISE.

– Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise.

– Complimentary shore excursions offered daily.

– Brand g signature entertainment.

– Optional tour to Salzburg, Austria.

– Two full days and nights in vibrant Vienna.

– Airport transfers in Prague (PRG) and Budapest (BUD).

 

Highlights and Sightseeing

– Itinerary with stops in five countries.

– Charles Bridge – one of the most recognizable and historic bridges in Europe.

– Prague’s Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock.

– Melk’s Benedictine Abbey – Austria’s largest Baroque structure in Austria.

– Schonbrunn Palace – the former residence of the Habsburg emperors.

– St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Vienna’s most important Gothic edifice, built in 1722.

– Széchenyi Chain Bridge – the twin-towered bridge opened in 1849 and was the first bridge linking Buda and Pest together.

– Basilica of St. Stephen – neo-classical cathedral containing the mummified hand of St Stephen.

– Farewell Illuminations evening cruise down the gorgeous waterfront in Budapest.

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free time to start exploring this beautiful city. Meet your fellow guests at welcome gathering in the early evening.

This morning’s included sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Church of Tyn, see the famous Astronomical Clock and walk over the spectacular Charles Bridge. Your afternoon is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslaus Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. Wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant, or shop for local handicrafts and art work.

After breakfast, drive from Prague through the pastoral countryside to Passau, where the Rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Welcome aboard the Amadeus Queen, your home for the next seven nights. Tonight, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner.

After breakfast enjoy a city walk through Passau, gaze at this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, take an optional full-day tour to charming Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the city that hosted many filming sites for The Sound of Music. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. Take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city.

Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. We arrive in Melk, home of the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. Return to the ship for lunch and scenic sailing through the romantic Wachau Valley. Later this afternoon, we visit enchanting Durnstein and taste some of the local wines. Late this evening, arrive in Vienna, the “City of Music” and Austria’s magnificent capital.

Today explore the vibrant Austrian capital and savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on the guided city tour, which includes the world famous Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city in your own way.

Another day in Vienna is yours to enjoy as you like. Relax onboard, stroll the city at your own pace or take the included tour of spectacular Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens. This evening, take in an optional Mozart and Strauss concert at the beautiful Kursalon in Vienna’s city center.

Bratislava, known as Pressburg until 1945, is the capital of Slovakia and one of the most famous cities on the Danube. An included tour takes us on a walk through the pedestrian precinct, past St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Town Hall and Michael’s Gate, before offering free time to explore on your own. Late evening arrival into Budapest.

This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special evening cruise past the city’s beautifully lit riverfront.

Disembarkation day. Budapest is an amazing city with new adventures around every corner. Stay an additional day or two and experience one of the many spas that the city has been famous for since Roman times. (Additional post hotel nights available upon request.

Enhance the Experience We have been booking with Concierge Travel for many years. They provide access to all of the Gay Travel products available and are able to provide advice on which type of travel or specific trips will meet our needs. Concierge team members often join us on the trip and provide a few little extras to enhance the experience. We would never consider using anyone else.

Joe and Keith Houston, TX

Joe and Keith