SAILORS DELIGHT TRAVEL PRESENTS THE COFFEE SHOP GANG's 2023 VIKING RIVER CRUISE - DANUBE WALTZ ITINERARY

Viking Longship in Passau. Germany
Viking Longship on Danube River in Passau, Germany
Danube Walze

Viking Danube River Cruise Onboard the VILHJALM Longship

Join the Coffee Shop Gang of Gloucester as we embark on a Viking River Cruise heading West on the Danube River onboard the beautiful VIKING VILHJALM. Hightlights include sailing on this small ship through the the Wachau Valley, participating in a Viennese Walz lesson, visiting the incredible Abbey in an exclusive visit to Göttweig, savoring gourmet Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna & Budapest and exploring the lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau. Make sure you save time to soak the world famous Budapest thermal baths. This 8-day itinerary reveals the best of these places, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.

October 17, 2023 - October 25, 2023

WALTZ OF THE DANUBE ON VIKING VILHJALM 

  • Depart bus from Gloucester en route to Logan Airport ( included in below fare for locals).  
  • Overnight Viking Air Flights to Budapest, Hungary. You can upgrade to premium economy or business class if you want, just call Laurie. AIR PRICE IS INCLUDED BELOW IN ALL QUOTES
  • Viking Ground Transportation reps will meet us upon arrival at Budapest Airport and transport us directly to the Viking VILHJALM Ship.  After you have settled in your stateroom you have the rest of the day to explore Budapest.  A festive Welcome Onboard celebration with Hungarian cuisine for supper. 
  • The next morning,  you can go on one of the complimentary Viking-provided  BUDAPEST excursions to take place at each stop along the Danube, explore on your own, or book a different excursion at cost. Later that night, we are off to sail up the Danube to Slovakia and beyond.
  • See the full itinerary below.
  • At the conclusion of this River Cruise, we will take Viking Group Transportation to MUNICH airport and board Viking Air back to Boston and then back home to Gloucester.

COFFEE SHOP GANG 'S DANUBE WALTZ ITINEARY

Itinerary

Date Location Arrive Depart
Oct 17, 2023 (TUES) Depart Gloucester enroute to Boston Logan Airport Viking Air Flights enroute Budapest, Hungary TBD
Oct 18 (WED) Arrive BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Stay on Ship in Budapest overnight
OCT 19 (THU) Budapest, Hungary & later afternoon sail to to next port
OCT 20 (FRI) BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
OCT 21 (SAT) VIENNA, AUSTRIA
OCT 22 (SUN) KREMS, AUSTRIA/ Scenic Sailing in Wachau Valley
OCT 23 (MON) LINZ, AUSTRIA
OCT 24 (TUE) PASSAU, GERMANY Stay on Ship in Passau overnight
OCT 25 (WED) PASSAU, GERMANY Depart Ship enroute to Boston on Viking Air from Munich Airport
COFFEE SHOP GANG OF GLOUCESTER
VIKING RIVER CRUISE INCLUSIONS

ALL THE DETAILS:

Viking Danube River Cruise onboard the VILHJALM Longship

  • The prices listed below include River Cruise on the Viking Vilhjalm,  Viking Air, Viking ground transportation, and a bus from Gloucester.   Those outside the Gloucester area can fly from any airport in the USA on Viking Air.  The price does not include insurance but I have set up an Allianz Group Policy.

  • UPDATED- VIKING DEPOSIT RIGHT NOW IS $25 PER PERSON  -If you want to sign up you need to put a $500. per person deposit down and your FINAL PAYMENT WILL BE DUE  October 2022- 12 months before the cruise. This is how Viking conducts business.   See the Cancellation Policy below to understand what happens if you need to cancel.  If you experience a covered reason for cancelation your Travel Insurance will kick in.  Basically, if you need to cancel up to 120 days before departure you will lose $100 per person UNLESS your reason for cancellation is covered by the insurance. Closer than 120 to departure see policy below.

The VIKING Cancellation Policy is very strict. I have set up an Allianz Group Travel Insurance policy ( with Covid Protection) or you can purchase your own.    Insurance is usually nonrefundable.  Sample pricing for Allianz group policy for this cruise with Viking Air for a standard cabin is $236. per person and covers Covid issues.   There is no age penalty so someone 80 plus pays the same as someone 30 years old.

  • All persons on this trip must be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and provide proof if asked by the airline and cruise line.

  • Covid protocols are constantly changing but at this time you will need a negative Covid test prior to boarding the outbound plane in the USA to Europe.

Regarding our Danube Waltz cruise:

Viking Longship VILHJALM  has 4 decks:

The Main Deck is water level and the Standard Cabins. - see pricing below for all staterooms

The Middle Deck which has French Balconies and Veranda Staterooms

The Upper Deck has the Suites and Veranda staterooms.

The Sun deck is the outside space for lounging and relaxing and seeing all the Castles, Cathedrals, and Vineyards while cruising on the River.

The VILJALM was built in 2016 and holds 190  passengers and 50 crew.

Note- The cabins that usually sell out first are the French Balcony Cat D because they are above water level but not the more expensive cabins on the upper deck.  See photos below of the three types of cabins.  If you want more info on Viking Veranda Suites or Explorer Suites, call Laurie or see the Viking website.

On board, there will be a daily briefing on the ports we will visit and lots of entertainment.

  • Each port you can explore with a complimentary VIKING shore excursion, venture out on your own or Viking offers other excursions at cost.

  • Specialty Coffee and Tea are complimentary  24 hours a day.

  • Beer, wine, and soda are complimentary at Lunch and Supper.

  • If you want to add VIKING SILVER SPIRITS (Open Bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) the price for the entire cruise is $150 per person extra. ****Viking allows guests to bring alcoholic and non-alcoholic bottles on the cruise at no cost and DO NOT charge a corkage fee.

STANDARD STATEROOM:

FRENCH BALCONY:

VERANDA STATEROOM:

viking standard stateroom
VIKING FRENCH BALCONY
Stateroom size: 135 sq ft River-view stateroom with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door) 12 PM Embarkation 3 PM stateroom access Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, CNBC, CNN, FOX & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer Premium Freyja® toiletries Plush robes & slippers (upon request) Telephone, safe, refrigerator Individual climate control Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Under-bed suitcase storage space Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers View the French Balcony Stateroom (C, D) in our 360° Tour
VIKING RIVER CRUISE VERANDA STATEROOM

PRICING INFO BELOW: KEEP SCROLLING PRICE INCLUDES VIKING AIR, TRANSPORTATION AND RIVER CRUISE!!!!

Buen Camino

Below Photo of Viking AA Suite on the VILHJALM

Per Person Pricing- INCLUDES AIR, TRANSFERS, CRUISE
(BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY)

Standard Stateroom Cat. E/w FREE AIR Promotion/$25. deposit MAIN Deck (aka lower deck) $2974.
SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST/French Balcony Cat D with Free Air (EXPIRES JUNE 30TH, 2022) $25. DEPOSIT Middle Deck/Free Air $3474.
French Balcony Cat C /with Free Air $25 DEPOSIT Upper Deck/FREE AIR Promotion 3874.
EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILTY- Veranda w/ Walk out Balcony/Category B $25. DEPOSIT) Middle Deck/ FREE AIR Promotion $4174.
Veranda w/ Walk out Balcony/Category A $25. DEPOSIT) Upper Deck/Free Air Promotion $4374.
Veranda SUITE ( SEE PHOTO ABOVE) Upper Deck/Free Air and $25 promtion applies Call Laurie ( only 2 left)

VIKING RIVER CRUISE CANCELLATION SCHEDULE:

Once a deposit is received the following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure)
121 days or more | $100 per person
120-90 days | 15% of full fare
89-60 days | 35% of full fare
59-30 days | 50% of full fare
29-0 days | 100% of full fare
AUSTRIA
Austria, Lower Austria, Durnstein, Vineyards and Danube river.
Viking Longship in Passau. Germany
Viking Longship on Danube River in Passau, Germany
VIENNA AUSTRIA
RIVER CRUISE ON DANUBE
Allianz Group Travel Protection

Deposit and Final Payment Info:

THE DEPOSIT FOR CRUISE WITH AIR AND TRANSFERS IS $500 PER PERSON. The insurance payment will be due at booking.

THE FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE 365 DAYS BEFORE THE TRIP.  This is how Viking River Cruises collects payment.  

Allianz Group Insurance is nonrefundable after 14 days of purchase but they offer vouchers for future use if canceled prior to the cruise.  Price is the same no matter the age.