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Dates

September 20 to October 4, 2019

Starting Price

$4,995 + Air + Taxes

Deposit per Person

$600

14 Days
No Single Supplement, River Cruise
AHI
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Travel through eight European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube for eight nights and complete your adventure with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the complex history of this region. Feast your eyes on gorgeous panoramas of Budapest illuminated at night, the lush Wachau Valley and the immense Iron Gate Gorge, and immerse yourself in authentic cultural experiences. Onboard, enjoy a Serbian folk show and a performance of the Viennese waltz. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours and more. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations and deluxe hotels. The extensive meal plan features wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart gateway city

Appropriate in-flight meal service

AHI FlexAir passengers depart for Prague, Czech Republic. Please check your luggage from your gateway city to your arrival city. Your claim checks should have the following airport code: PRG.

Day 2

Prague, Czech Republic

Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Appropriate in-flight meal service

Arrive at Prague Ruzyně Airport. Proceed through immigration to the baggage claim area and retrieve your luggage. After completing customs, AHI FlexAir passengers traveling on flights that qualify for the group arrival transfer and Land/Cruise Program passengers who have purchased seats on the group transfer should exit the baggage claim area and proceed to the designated meeting spot, where an AHI Travel representative will meet them. The meeting location will
be provided with your final documents. Transfer and check in to Art Deco Imperial Hotel. Please note, if you arrive at the hotel before check-in time, your room may not be immediately available.

Free Time: Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a stroll to the Town Square or relax in your hotel. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Jacqueline Vansant

I was born in Delaware and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. My interest in Austria began when I spent my Junior Year in Salzburg in 1974-75. However, it really blossomed during my second stay there when I was a teaching assistant in 1978-79 when I spent considerable time reading literature by Austrian women writers. This lead to my dissertation on five Austria women writers (University of Texas-Austin, 1986). In my academic life I have focused on Austrian women writers, on memoirs and letters by Jewish Austrians, who fled after the Anschluss in 1938, and on the image of Austria in Hollywood films. My most recent publication related to this topic is Austria, Made in Hollywood (Camden House, February 2019).
The first time I saw the Danube was in 1974 on a trip to Vienna. Having heard so much about the river and its association with the Austrian capital, I remember being surprised to find that it didn’t flow through the center of Vienna. Since then I have had the opportunity to bike along the river and to take short boat trips along sections of it in Austria. However, I have long wanted to take a longer trip along this fabled river. In my most recent research project it is featured as an important escape route for youth fleeing Austria to Palestine. The Grand Danube Trip offers so much in culture and natural beauty and I look forward to sharing my excitement and knowledge about the river.

By participating in an Alumni Association of University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Dates

September 20 to October 4, 2019

Starting Price

$4,995 + Air + Taxes

Deposit per Person

$600

14 Days
No Single Supplement, River Cruise
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064