DANUBE RIVER CRUISE 2018Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and the Wachau Valley
Budapest to Prague
Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and the Wachau Valley
Commemorating The Life of Simon Wiesenthal
with the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Featuring special Guests:
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rabbi Abraham Cooper & Rabbi Meyer May
Guest Lecturer Dr. Henry M. Abramson – Dean, Touro College
Howie Kahn – Entertainer
“The Only All Kosher Cruise – Entire Ship Kosher”
Only 70 Cabins – Exclusive Cruising For Only 140 Guests
All Inclusive: Cruise, Delicious Kosher Cuisine, Tours, Open Bar & So Much More!
Kosher River Cruises brings you a-once-in-a-lifetime travel experience as we sail the majestic Danube. Experience exceptional comfort, unexcelled quality, and the highest levels of service in a classic and graceful atmosphere. Discover an unforgettable river cruise on Europe’s most storied waterway—from the comfort of your floating 5- star hotel.
Kosher River Cruises and the 5-star Scenic Ruby stand for the highest levels of hospitality and service and are s devoted to satisfying your every wish and every need. Now in our 7th season, our reputation and over 30 years of kosher travel experience guarantees you will feel pampered in every way and enjoy each and every moment, both on the river and on land.
You will cruise along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube, in the very heart of the what was the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Your journey begins in Budapest and goes upstream. As we cruise through three countries – Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria, with stops at its three capitals – Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Along the route the 5-Star Scenic Ruby sails through Austria’s Wachau Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage site), a region of small towns and villages, steeped in legend, and offering exceptional bucolic scenery. Your route will show you the art and culture of one of history’s great empires, and your luxurious vacation will be further enhanced by your on-board Kosher River Cruise historians, lecturers, and educators, who bring to life the region’s rich Jewish history and heritage.
Our all-inclusive program includes delicious Glatt Kosher cuisine, on-board synagogue with daily minyanim, thought-provoking lectures, entertainment, and other on-board programming, along with local tours in Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and the Wachau Valley that combine Jewish interests with the overall culture and history of each locale.
Picture yourself watching the river flow from the window of your cabin or one of the decks as it takes you to new places and reveals storybook landscapes as you relax in total comfort. The sublime ambiance and personal service aboard your Kosher River Cruise ship creates an oasis of relaxation that is simply unexcelled. Each one of the bright, airy cabins has unrestricted views of the scenery through panoramic, glass windows with French balcony (sliding glass windows / doors) that spans the cabin’s width. Experience European travel like you never have before with the sheer ease of river transport!
Innovators in design and technology for luxury river cruising vessels, your Scenic Space-Ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Europe. The only All-Kosher- All Luxury-All Inclusive River Cruise, Kosher River Cruises bring you the Scenic Ruby!
Intimate and friendly, with every amenity you could wish for, our Scenic Space-Ships were designed with you in mind. From the moment you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice. From our delicious buffets, tour options, right down to your pillow menu, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury, every moment of the day.
From Owners Suites to Balcony Suites all boast large private balconies fitted with Scenic Sun-Lounges, 32 inch Samsung HD TVs linked to Mac mini computers and complimentary internet access enhanced by an upgraded Wi-Fi system. Spectacular dining and lounge areas with stunning views from floor to ceiling panoramic windows, and all public areas featuring modern artwork, soft furnishings and designer furniture
On board you’ll have full access to a Wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon, a gym, our special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, electric bicycles and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day.
Your Kosher River Cruise Directors, as well as every member of our hospitable on board team, are on hand to make sure you make the most of every minute of our time on board your Space-Ship and with Scenic and KRC.
Gentle Walkers: We welcome guests with limited mobility but want all guests to understand that challenges will exist both on board and during shore excursions. There are stairs between decks and our ships does have an elevator between 3 decks. In addition there are split-level decks and/or significant thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions are a mix of walking and bus touring that require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs. Therefore, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult as crew availability is very limited in most circumstances. Motorized scooters are typically not suited and cannot be used on-board. Guests have the option of taking taxis and meeting the group at our designated meeting points to cut down on the amount of walking from site to site. Please note that this is at the expense of the individual guest and must be arranged by guests themselves. The ship’s reception can be of assistance in ordering taxis from the dock.
Security: The safety of our passengers is something we take very seriously and we consider it our most important responsibility. Our policy is to be in constant contact with local municipalities as to our arrival and departure at our various locations.
The KRC / Scenic Experience Video
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Oct 22 – 29 2018
Optional Prague Post Tour – 3 Nights
Day 1 Oct 22 (Mo) Budapest: 4:00pm check-in
Day 2 Oct 23 (Tu): Budapest: Morning Tour, afternoon departure
Day 3 Oct 24 (We): Bratislava: Tour, evening departure
Day 4 Oct 25 (Th): Vienna: Tour, evening departure
Day 5 Oct 26 (Fr): Villages of the Wachau Valley: Tour, dock for Shabbat in Durnstein
Day 6 Oct 27 (Sa) Melk: Shabbat, afternoon walking tour, evening departure
Day 7 Oct 28 (Su): Mauthausen & Linz: Wiesenthal Program & Ceremony
Day 8 Oct 29 (Mo): Passau: Disembark
- (*Optional transfer to Munich Airport)
Prague Post Tour (optional)
Day 8 Oct 29 (Mo): Disembark, Pilsen, Jewish interest tour and meeting with the Jewish community, brewery tour, arrival Prague
Day 9 Oct 30 (Tu): Prague Jewish interest tour, evening lights walking tour of Prague.
Day 10 Oct 31 (We): Royal Prague tour
Day 11 Nov 1 (Th): Depart
* Please note mooring and casting off times are only guidelines. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programs. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the ship-owner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship. These situations are rare but do happen from time to time and are all part of riverboat vacations. There’s nothing anyone can do to control mother nature.
THE JEWS OF THE DANUBE
ONBOARD LECTURE SERIES WITH DR. HENRY ABRAMSON
For those who need assistance with booking your air please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there will be a ticket issue fee of $50 per person for this service.
Embarkation & Disembarkation
Embarkation (October 22 Budapest): Clients will be able to check-in and board in Budapest beginning at 16:00. Guest who arrive earlier may leave their luggage at reception beginning at 13:00 but will not be able to check-in or receive their cabin until 16:00. BUD Airport is 30 minutes from city center and pier, paid private airport transfers are available.
Disembarkation (Passau): Clients will be required to disembark by 9:30a. We can assist in pre-arranged transfers from boat to local destinations and airports for an additional fee: Munich Airport 2 hours transit, Frankfurt Airport 2:45 hours transit.
*Please note we will be arriving Passau at approximately 6:30am. Group transfer to Munich will depart at approximately 8:00am. We recommend guest schedule return flights home in the early afternoon. Those needing earlier transfers; private paid transfers may be available depending on final docking times.
Prague Post-Cruise Program: Disembarkation at 9:00a, arrive Pilsen at 11:30a for tour and lunch, depart 14:30; arrive Prague at 16:00. Post-program ends with breakfast on Thursday. Guests are responsible for their own taxi transfer to the Prague Airport and can be arranged with the hotel (approximately 30 minutes). (*Please note our Prague post-cruise program is an all-inclusive program including boat transfers, hotel, all meals, and touring. Partial programs are not available.)
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