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7-night deluxe Danube riverboat cruise featuring 2 pre-cruise nights in Prague.

Your LGBT+, all-inclusive, guaranteed full ship charter 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.

Your 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.

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

This cruise vacation has it all – historic sites, charming towns, world-class wine and cuisine and more!

SHIP ACCOMMODATIONS

Launching in April 2020, the AMADEUS Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience.

The new ship offers 72 spacious deluxe cabins (17.5m/ 188 sq.ft.) and 12 AMADEUS suites (26.4m² / 284 sq.ft.) in total. As on all ships built since 2011, the AMADEUS Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width. All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area.

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 our 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-program nights available for $326 per room per night based on double occupancy and $306 per room per night based on single occupancy.

Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.
Rates are per person based on occupancy listed.

InterContinental Budapest or Similar

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).

$300 double occupancy/ $282 single occupancy

Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.
Rates are per person based on occupancy listed. Post night(s) purchased through Brand g include transfers from the ship to the hotel and from the hotel to the Budapest airport.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Optional Pre Event Hotel

    InterContinental Prague

    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 our 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.

    $326 per room per night based on double occupancy and $306 per room per night based on single occupancy.
    Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.
    * This program includes 2 nights hotel stay at the InterContinental Prague Aug. 16 and 17, 2021.

  4. Optional Post Cruise Hotel

    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.

    $300 per room per night based on double occupancy and $282 per room per night based on single occupancy
    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
  • Welcome reception in Prague
  • ½ day guided walking tour in Prague
  • Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Passau
  • 7 nights cruise accommodation
  • Complimentary beer, wine, spirits 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
  • 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
  • Matthias Church – one of the finest churches in Budapest, and the most unique churches in Europe

Flight Recommendations

  • Arrivals: You may arrive at anytime on August 16th, or prior. Transfers will be provided from the Prague International Airport (PRG) to the host hotel, the InterContinental Hotel Prague. Your first event will be a welcome cocktail reception at approximately 5:30pm. Please contact us to discuss your travel plans and we will advise you regarding availability of non-airport transfers.
  • Departures: Post cruise transfers will be provided on August 25th anytime. The ship will be docked in Budapest all night. All guests must disembark by approximately 10:00am. We will transfer you from the ship to the Budapest Airport (BUD), or to the optional Brand g post hotel, the InterContinental Budapest. If you book post nights at the Budapest Intercontinental through Brand g, airport transfers will also be provided at the end of your stay. We will also provide transfers to alternate Budapest hotel properties, but any further transfers will need to be arranged independently at your own expense.

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 at approximately 5:30pm. (Welcome Reception)

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 and a morning at leisure, we venture from Prague through the pastoral countryside to Passau, where the Rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. We’ll make a stop along the way for lunch. Upon arrival to Passau we will board the Amadeus Imperial, your home for the next seven nights. Tonight, we 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. Or, opt for a scenic 17.5 mile ride along the river (see add-ons for more details). 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 a scenic coach tour of the famous Ringstrasse, and features inside visits to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the National Library. 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, Matthia Church, 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.) Disembarkation transfers are available anytime.

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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