LUXURY DANUBE RIVER CRUISE 2016

Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Regensburg and the Wachau Valley

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PARIS TO THE HEART OF NORMANDY
WITH THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER

Budapest to Regensburg including: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Regensburg and the Wachau Valley

Only 60 Cabins – Exclusive Cruising For Only 120 Guests ONLY 20 CABINS LEFT

Featuring Special Guest – Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter: University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University

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 MS Sapphire stand for the highest levels of hospitality and service and are s devoted to satisfying your every wish and every need. Now in our 3rd season, our reputation and years of travel experience guarantees you will feel pampered in every way and enjoy each and every moment, both on the river and on land.

THE JOURNEY

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 four countries – Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Germany, with stops at three capitals – Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava. Along the route the MS Sapphire 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!

THE SHIP – The MS Sapphire

The luxurious MS Sapphire offers you an array of stylish public areas and premium facilities; your time on board will be a highlight of your European journey.

Spanning 135 meters, the Sapphire has a total of 82 accommodations and carries a maximum of 164 passengers.

Staterooms come in two types: Danube French Balcony and Rhine French Balcony, with two Owners Suites completing the lineup. The majority of accommodations are Danube and Rhine French Balcony staterooms, distributed across the middle Danube and upper Rhine Decks, each with 172 sq ft of floor space, French balconies, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, which open to provide fresh air and views. Amenities across all categories include a deluxe queen-size bed (or 2 twins), climate control, a desk and vanity with a hair dryer, minibar, and flat-screen TV, a closet with a safe, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with shower.

The two Owners Suites are located on the right-hand side of the upper Rhine Deck, and have 258 square feet of floor space. Rooms come with a deluxe queen-size bed, a sitting area, climate control, a desk and vanity with a hair dryer, a closet with a safe, a full-size bathroom with a large shower, a flat-screen TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, and a combination floor-to-ceiling glass window with a French balcony that opens.

Above the passenger accommodations is a spacious Sun Deck with sun chairs, an inside lounge and bar, dining room, hair salon, and a fitness center.

SCHEDULE

 Pre-Tour Budapest

  • August 17 (We): Arrive Budapest, transfer to hotel, dinner & orientation
  • August 18 (Th): ½ day city tour
  • August 19: (Fr): ½ day Jewish interest city tour, transfer to boat

Cruise Tour

  • August 19 (Fr) Budapest: 4:00pm check-in arrival, Shabbat on-board in Budapest
  • August 20 (Sa) Budapest: Shabbat in Budapest, afternoon city walking tour, evening departure
  • August 21 (Su): Bratislava: Tour, evening departure
  • August 22 (Mo): Vienna: Tour, overnight
  • August 23 (Tu): Vienna: Tour, evening departure
  • August 24 (We): Villages of the Wachau Valley: Tour
  • August 25 (Th): Regensburg: Tour, evening departure
  • August 26 (Fr): Regensburg: Disembark

Optional Prague Post Shabbat Tour

  • August 26 Fr: Disembark, Pilsen, Jewish interest tour and meeting with the Jewish community, brewery tour, arrival Prague, Shabbat
  • August 27 Sa: Shabbat with the Jewish community of Prague, daytime Jewish interest walking tour, evening lights walking tour of Prague.
  • August 28 Su: 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.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

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 do not have elevators. 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.

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8
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08/29/16-08/26/16

Custom tour dates avaialbe year-round for 2 or more people

ACTIVITIES

Your Kosher Expeditions Bonus:

  • One all-included price, including tax, port fees and all touring included
  • Experience: 18 years of running memorable all-inclusive, activity-oriented kosher travel vacations & cruises
  • Expert daily lectures on the area history and Jewish heritage
  • Guided touring at our ports of call

Included features:

  • The largest and most luxurious riverboat on the Danube
  • Delicious Glatt Kosher cuisine
  • Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions – (for purchase)
  • On-site synagogue for daily Minyanim
  • Touring: Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Wachau Valley and Regensburg with our Kosher Expeditions historians, exploring thousands of years of European history and Jewish heritage.
  • Use of all ship-board amenities and programming (some for an additional fee)
  • Services of experienced cruise directors and Kosher X staff throughout the cruise
  • Cruise accommodation all cabins outside stateroom

CRUISE RATES

Air booking: For those who need assistance with booking your air please call Lisa of Kosher Journeys Etc. at 718-776-0484 or email kosherjourneys@gmail.com. Please note there will be a ticket issue fee of $50 per person for this service.

ACCOMODATIONS

The luxurious MS Sapphire offers you an array of stylish public areas and premium facilities; your time on board will be a highlight of your European journey.

Spanning 135 meters, the Sapphire has a total of 82 accommodations and carries a maximum of 164 passengers.

Staterooms come in two types: Danube French Balcony and Rhine French Balcony, with two Owners Suites completing the lineup. The majority of accommodations are Danube and Rhine French Balcony staterooms, distributed across the middle Danube and upper Rhine Decks, each with 172 sq ft of floor space, French balconies, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, which open to provide fresh air and views. Amenities across all categories include a deluxe queen-size bed (or 2 twins), climate control, a desk and vanity with a hair dryer, minibar, and flat-screen TV, a closet with a safe, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with shower.

The two Owners Suites are located on the right-hand side of the upper Rhine Deck, and have 258 square feet of floor space. Rooms come with a deluxe queen-size bed, a sitting area, climate control, a desk and vanity with a hair dryer, a closet with a safe, a full-size bathroom with a large shower, a flat-screen TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, and a combination floor-to-ceiling glass window with a French balcony that opens.

Above the passenger accommodations is a spacious Sun Deck with sun chairs, an inside lounge and bar, dining room, hair salon, and a fitness center.

Connect With Us

 

Call Us: USA +1 310-237-0122

Call Us Toll Free USA: 800-923-2645

Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm PST

Israel: 052 836 2661

United Kingdom: 020 3393 6823

 

Fax us: USA (888) 589-6498
E-mail: info@kosherrivercruise.com

Web: kosherrivercruise.com

 

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