River Cruise News for 2008
Grand Circle Travel has announced an early-season River Cruise with March 2008 sailings, Discovery on the Rhine, Main & Danube. This is the latest addition to their comprehensive roster of European River Cruises on Grand Circle’s privately owned river ships. It gives travelers the unique chance to experience life along these fabled rivers before the Spring and Summer crowds arrive. Because this itinerary is fashioned closely after their most popular vacation, The Great Rivers of Europe, cabins are sure to fill up quickly.
This discovery-rich itinerary sails from Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ eclectic capital, to Vienna, Austria’s city of waltzes. Travelers only unpack their bags once while onboard, then they’ll sail through windmill-accented Dutch landscapes, and into Germany’s wine valleys. From the decks of the river ship, travelers will have a front-row seat to riverside fairytale villages, and hillsides dotted with medieval castles.
Grand Circle has also enhanced its popular Eastern Europe to the Black Sea 13-day River CruiseTour. On 2008 departures, travelers will spend two included nights in Budapest, Hungary, after cruising through the re-emerging nations of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia. Budapest has long been a favorite destination of Grand Circle travelers, and this itinerary lets them explore the city on their own, and discover its history and culture during included and optional tours.
For travelers wishing to explore Eastern Europe’s more southern countries of Croatia and Slovenia, while also witnessing life along the region’s rivers, Grand Circle has introduced Eastern Europe by Land and River: The Black Sea to the Adriatic. This 24-day comprehensive River Cruise Tour combines two of Grand Circle’s most sought-after trips, Eastern Europe to the Black Sea and Dubrovnik & Beyond: From the Adriatic to the Alps. And if travelers choose this option for their Eastern Europe discoveries, they’ll pay up to $1580 less per couple than they would if they reserved these two trips separately.