Dear Friends,

Perhaps I was the very last to find out that I’m not going to be allowed to retire!  So here’s our 77th opera group cruise Melodies of the Danube aboard the brand new (double-wide) AmaMagna from April 24th to May 5th, 2020…

…and the best part is, I’m allowed to give TEN guests an additional 5% cruise discount, on top of our $500 group discount, for two nights in Budapest plus 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen, Germany plus three nights in Prague. The additional 5% discount is available until April 18th; Business Class air as well as upgrades to The Four Seasons Hotels (Budapest & Prague) are also available.

April  24, 2020 – Budapest:  Hotel check-in
April  25, 2020 – Budapest:  “Hidden Budapest” tour (TBA: opera performances in Budapest)
April  26, 2020 – Budapest:  Embarkation and Illuminations cruise
April  27, 2020 – Budapest:  “Queen of the Danube” tour or Castle Hill hike
April  28, 2020 – Bratislava:  “Coronation City” walking tour or Tastes of Slovakia or Bratislava Castle hike.
Arrive Vienna at 8:30pm, optional Mozart & Strauss concert followed by scenic drive of the Ringstrasse
April  29, 2020 – Vienna:  City tour or Klosterneuburg Abbey bike tour and free time; sail from Vienna at 10:30pm
April  30, 2020 – Weissenkirchen:  Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey or Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour or walking tour and Melk Abbey or Dürnstein excursion with wine and apricot tastings or Dürnstein fortress hike; scenic cruising Strudengau Valley to Grein, exclusive castle visit with private reception
May 1, 2020 – Linz:  “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour or full-day Salzburg excursion or “Cultural Mile” bike tour; half-day Salzburg excursion or Český Krumlov excursion or Austrian Lake District excursion
May 2, 2020 – Passau:  “City of Three Rivers” walking tour or Passau bike tour or Passau Castle hike;
Vilshofen, Germany:  Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration
May 3, 2020 – Vilshofen, Germany:  Disembarkation, transfer to Regensburg; Regensburg UNESCO city highlights tour, transfer to Prague for hotel check-in
May 4, 2020 – Prague:  “Golden City of a Hundred Spires” tour or Prague Castle hike
May 5, 2020 – Prague:  Czech beer tasting (TBA: opera performances in Prague)
May 6, 2020 – Prague:  “Czech Out” & return flight home

Group Rates based on double occupancy: include taxes and port charges, two nights in Budapest (pre-cruise) and three nights in Prague (post-cruise) deluxe hotel packages; past guests may deduct an additional $100 per person.

If I book this for you from now until April 18, 2019 you may deduct an additional 5% from our cruise fare group rates:

OS  $14,677  710 sq. ft.  (only 1 available)  ~  The Owner’s Suite
GS  $11,677  474 sq. ft.  (only 6 available)  ~  Grand Suites
SA   $8,077   355 sq. ft.  (only 46 suites)  ~  Outside Balcony
SB   $7,677   355 sq. ft.                               ~  Outside Balcony
AA   $6,777   252 sq. ft.  (only 34 suites)  ~  Outside Balcony
AB   $6,577   252 sq. ft.                                ~  Outside Balcony
D     $5,177   205 sq. ft.  (only 11 suites)  ~  Picture Window
E     $4,678   205 sq. ft.                                ~  Picture Window

Economy Air:  TBA
Business Class Air:  TBA
Fares and Schedules subject to change
Final Payment due January 27, 2020
You may cancel up until December 22, 2019 with a $200 cancellation charge

For more information go to or contact
Tom Taffel at 415-566-7673 or

…Because some experiences in life are simply better when shared with others!