River Cruise Newsletter Dated October 28, 2014
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
For more than 30 years, Gate 1 Travel has specialized in
creating quality, affordable vacations for North American travelers, and
it has gained a loyal following among those seeking a fantastic value.
The operator offers river cruises in Europe and on the Yangtze in
Today, I'll tell you about the company's sailings along the Danube and
the Rhine, starting with this fantastic deal from Gate 1 for our
Save $800 to $1,200 per couple
($400 to $600 per person) off applicable 2015 sailings on the Danube, Rhine and
Main. Book by November 10.
Rhine River vacations
of Gate 1 sail a scenic route past terraced vineyards and hilltop
castles. Discover the wine taverns of Rudesheim and wander down its
pedestrian-only street, called Drosselgasse. In Strasbourg, which
straddles the border of France and Germany and melds the cultures of
both countries, guests explore La Petite France, a picturesque district
of shops, bistros and half-timbered homes.
Most Rhine voyages start or end in Amsterdam, where guests browse the
stalls of the outdoor Albert Cuyp market and cruise the canals in a
glass-topped boat. Visit the soaring Gothic cathedral that's served as
the heart of Cologne for centuries, and photograph the colorful painted
houses that line the cobblestone streets of Breisach, a town that was
almost completely destroyed in World War II and then restored to its
original historic character.
11 Day Rhine River Cruise With Lucerne
is a brand-new itinerary from Gate 1 for 2015. It extends a classic
Rhine sailing with two nights in the lakeside Swiss city of Lucerne.
Here, a guided tour leads to top sights like the 14th-century Chapel
Bridge, and you'll also have a day to sightsee on your own.
Danube River itineraries
of Gate 1 emphasize the history, architecture and Old World charm of
each destination. Spend time in grand riverfront cities like Vienna,
where sightseeing excursions lead to the opera house, the famed
Ringstrasse boulevard and St. Stephen's Cathedral, its roof covered in
230,000 glazed tiles.
Tours of Budapest take in the ornate parliament building and Heroes
Square, one of the most visited sites in the Hungarian capital. In Melk,
guests tour the old Benedictine abbey, known for its beautiful ceiling
frescoes and the terrific views from its terrace. Regensburg has one of
the oldest stone bridges to span the Danube; constructed in the 12th
century, it features 16 arches.
Gate 1 guests can explore Passau, which has some fine examples of Gothic
and Baroque architecture. While in Nuremberg, you'll stop at the Palace
of Justice, site of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, and see the
city's 14th-century church and picturesque main square.
Gate 1 will introduce new Danube packages next year, such as the
16 Day Danube River Cruise With Warsaw, Krakow & Prague.
The sailing is complemented by hotel stays and sightseeing in the three
Eastern European cities; other featured destinations include the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the Jasna Gora Monastery,
Poland's most famous shrine.
Most Gate 1 river cruises in Europe take place aboard the 128-passenger
MS Sound of Music. Meals on board incorporate locally inspired
recipes, and complimentary wines are served with dinner. An early riser
breakfast is served in addition to a buffet breakfast, and there are
late-night snacks as well. Hot beverages are available at a self-serve
coffee and tea station. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access in
public areas of the ship. A musician provides evening entertainment.
Shore excursions are conducted in English by licensed guides, and
wireless audio systems are provided so that you don't miss any of the
Here are this week's Top 10 Gate 1 River Cruises
prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to
1) 14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague
Travels between Budapest and Prague with stops in Vienna, Regensburg
and Nuremberg. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,599.
Departures from May 21 through November 12, 2015.
2) 14 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Budapest
Begins in Warsaw and ends in Munich with visits to Auschwitz,
Bratislava and Vienna. Save $800 per couple.
Starting at $2,599.
Departures from May 18 through November 9, 2015.
3) 12 Day Rhine River Cruise with Bruges & Paris
Travels between Paris and Basel with stops in Brussels, Amsterdam and
Strasbourg. Save $800 per couple.
Starting at $2,699. Departs
April 8, 18 & 22 and May 2, 2015.
4) 15 Day Danube River Cruise with Berlin, Dresden & Prague
Travels between Budapest and Berlin with stops in Vienna, Passau and
Nuremberg. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,949. Departures
from May 24 through November 14, 2015.
5) 16 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Prague
Begins in Warsaw and ends in Budapest with visits to Auschwitz,
Nuremberg and Vienna. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $3,049.
Departures from June 6 through October 31, 2015.
6) 14 Day Rhine River Cruise with Lucerne, Bruges & Paris
Travels between Zurich and Paris with stops in Lucerne, Cologne and
Amsterdam. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $3,499. Departs
April 8, 16, 22 & 30, 2015.
7) 16 Day Rhine River Cruise with Switzerland, Austria & Germany
Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Munich with visits to Strasbourg,
Neuschwanstein Castle and Innsbruck. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $3,549. Departs April 11 & 25, 2015.
8) 18 Day Danube River Cruise with Germany, Switzerland & Austria
Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Budapest with stops in Lucerne,
Salzburg and Munich. Save $1,200 per couple.
Starting at $3,949.
Departures from June 4 through October 29, 2015.
9) 16 Day Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise
Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Budapest with stops in Cologne, Vienna
and Bratislava. Save $1,200 per couple.
Starting at $4,099.
Departs May 9, 2015.
10) 19 Day Rhine River Cruise with Paris, Bruges, Switzerland, Austria & Germany
Begins in Paris and ends in Munich with stops in Bruges, Cologne and
Salzburg. Save $1,200 per couple.
Starting at $4,299. Departs
April 8 & 22, 2015.
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