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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'd like to highlight 10 of our best-selling river cruise itineraries in Europe, listed below in no particular order.

On these vacations, you'll glide along  Europe's scenic and historic waterways on a comfortable ship, enjoying river-view staterooms, superb dining and personalized service. Daily excursions ashore and onboard entertainment and enrichment activities are generally included in the upfront rate.

To see departure dates and rates on these popular trips, click the links below.

Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking -- On a route between Amsterdam and Basel, you'll visit 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg and the historic town of Speyer with its imposing cathedral.

Danube Delights, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- Take in stunning views of the Danube banks from Gellert Hill, have afternoon coffee and cake with a Slovakian family in Bratislava, cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley and hike to the medieval ruins of Durnstein Castle.

Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Classic highlights of this itinerary include the picturesque Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg Castle and Strasbourg's pedestrian-friendly old quarter. You'll also visit whimsical spots like a museum devoted to mechanical musical instruments.

Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- A cruise of France's Saone and Rhone rivers reveals Roman ruins, a 14th-century papal palace and the culinary treasures of Lyon.

Grand European Tour, 15 days with Viking -- See the sights along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on a panoramic sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided tours reveal the history and culture of Vienna, Regensburg, Cologne and more.

Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Explore Amsterdam's canals, visit medieval Cochem and Reichsburg Castle, and soak in Baden-Baden's natural springs. Select dates feature a private classical concert at Rastatt's baroque palace.

Brilliant Bordeaux, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- Sail along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Gironde estuary in southwest France and learn about the rich heritage of towns like Saint-Emilion and Blaye. Enjoy wine tastings, visit grand chateaux and sample local delicacies.

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises -- In the Portugal region famed for its fortified wines, guests participate in tastings at quintas (traditional wine estates). You'll also travel to the Spanish university town of Salamanca.

Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- This trip starts in Budapest, where you'll take in the views from the Fisherman's Bastion. See St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and enjoy a hike up to Bratislava Castle in Slovakia.

Holland & Belgium in Bloom, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- The vibrant tulip fields of Holland are on display on this springtime itinerary. Tour historic windmills, visit Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a bike ride through the Dutch countryside.



In case you missed any of our recent river cruise newsletters, I've provided links below for the last 10 topics we've covered. Click any link to read more.

Highlights of the Danube -- Learn about the places to see on the Danube River.

Avalon Waterways -- Take advantage of flexible excursion options to customize your experience.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Browse this company's all-inclusive offerings.

American Cruise Lines, Hurtigruten Expeditions & More -- Get a few ideas that may help you plan your next vacation.

AmaWaterways -- Receive special access to deals and browse a wide selection of sailings.

Brand-New Itineraries -- Check out new river cruises debuting this year.

Germany River Cruises -- Discover top sights along the Rhine, Main, Mosel and other waterways.

Emerald Cruises -- Get exceptional value with the company's river sailings.

Unique Ship Features -- Take a look at special ship amenities like onboard herb gardens and innovative designs for private balconies.

Viking River Cruises -- Read about the world's largest river cruise operator.



Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Danube Dreams, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen. Save 50%. Starting at $1,800. Departures from June 4, 2024 through November 11, 2024.

2) The Tip of Provence to Lyon, 7 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Martigues and ends in Lyon. Save up to 50%. Starting at $1,167. Departures from June 4, 2024 through October 6, 2024.

3) Danube River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Travels between Budapest and Regensburg. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $1,699. Departures from June 7, 2024 through November 15, 2024.

4) Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking. Travels between Budapest and Passau. Save with special cruise rates, plus get free or reduced airfare. Starting at $1,999. Departures from June 4, 2024 through November 17, 2026.

5) Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Cologne. Save $650 per couple. Starting at $2,149. Departures from June 17, 2024 through October 23, 2025.

6) Taste of Bordeaux, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save 50%. Starting at $2,250. Departures from June 27, 2024 through August 22, 2024.

7) Castles Along the Rhine, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $2,303. Departures from June 8, 2024 through August 17, 2024.

8) Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Begins and ends in Porto. Save up to 71%. Starting at $2,453. Departures from June 8, 2024 through November 8, 2025.

9) Gems of the Danube, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg. Save up to 73%. Starting at $2,504. Departures from June 20, 2024 through October 25, 2024.

10) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 9 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and Portland. Fly for free, plus save up to $1,500 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $5,150. Departures from October 10, 2024 through October 31, 2024.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go