2020 Danube Cruise with Jim Cuddy - Options

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    Optional 2-night Pre-Cruise Package & Arrival/Departure Transfers


    Many of our clients like to spend a bit of extra time in the destinations they are visiting through pre- (or post-) cruise packages. We are pleased to offer this optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Budapest as a way for you to do just that.

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    Optional Two-Night Pre-Cruise Tour in Budapest

    Our Itinerary

    DAY 1
    Mon Nov 2

    Welcome to Budapest!

    You will be warmly welcomed to Budapest by representatives of Stewart Travel Group who will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Stewart Travel Group will have an Information Desk in the hotel lobby from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm today. Hotel check-in will be available starting at 3:00 pm. If you arrive before check-in time, your luggage will be stored without extra charge. Once you're settled, spend the rest of your day at leisure.

    Inclusions and Details: 

    • Greeted at the Budapest Airport by Stewart Travel Group
    • Shuttles will depart the airport between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
    • Transfer times will be provided with final documents
    • If you miss your scheduled transfer due to delays etc. you will be required to make your own way to the hotel by taxi or Uber at your own cost
    • Check-in to hotel, starting at 3:00 pm
    • Stewart Travel Group Information Desk in Hotel Lobby from 3 pm to 5 pm
    • If you arrive before the check-in time, your luggage will be stored without extra charge
    • Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    • Included meals: None
    • Accommodations:  Hotel Zara Continental (4 stars) – Standard Room

    DAY 2
    Tue Nov 3

    Enjoy a day in Budapest!

    Today we'll take a 4-hour guided tour of Budapest with an English-speaking guide. 

    Buda and Pest were two different towns until the end of 19th Century: Buda is located on the hilly side of the city is dominated by the giant and impressive complex of the Royal Castle. Pest – the commercial and administration quarter of Budapest – is located on the opposite side of the Danube.

    Discover the majestic Heroes Square on the Pest side with the famous “Millennium Monument,” which was built on the occasion of the World Exhibition in 1896, and the Museum of Fine Arts (photo stop here).

    Through the elegant Andrássy Boulevard with the Opera House we take you to the Parliament and you can also admire the huge St. Stephan Basilica (exterior visit) and the giant Jewish Synagogue (exterior visit).

    Crossing the river, you will see the famous Chain Bridge and reaching Buda with its castle district and get in touch with the history. You can also enjoy the great panorama from the terrace of the Royal Castle or from the Fisherman bastion. Admire the beautiful Matthias Church (interior visit included).

    Afternoon: Return to the hotel midday and have the rest of the day to explore Budapest

    Evening: Welcome dinner and folkloric show at Vadaspark Restaurant (transfers included).

    The restaurant is in the outskirt of Budapest in a reservation surrounding, in a forest. This distance provides the all with the traditional "csárda" atmosphere in the restaurant - far from the noise of the modern world still close to the capital city. A large earthenware oven furniture made by artist-craftsmen, and the room's traditionally old tools, pottery, ensures the original atmosphere. Gypsy musicians and folklore dancers will entertain us during dinner.

    Inclusions & Details: 

    • Guided city tour in Budapest (4 hours)
    • Time at leisure for the afternoon
    • Welcome dinner and Folkloric show at Vadaspark Restaurant (with transfers included)
    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodations:  Hotel Zara Continental (4 stars) – Standard Room

    DAY 3
    Wed Nov 4

    Embark the Avalon Envision

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time until approximately ~12:00 pm when we will transfer from the hotel to the pier and embark the Avalon Envision. 

    Pre-Cruise Package Pricing & Payment Details

    • Double occupancy $795.00 CAD
    • Single occupancy $940.00 CAD
    • Must be booked by February 14, 2020
    • Payment will be taken from credit card on file within 7 business days of booking


    • 2 nights’ accommodation in standard room with breakfast
    • Transfers from the Budapest airport to the hotel on November 2 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
    • Tour as per the itinerary with English speaking guide, including entrance fees in Budapest to Matthias Church & Fishermen's Bastion
    • 1 dinner: 3 course-menu with 2 glasses of wine, coffee, mineral water per person
    • Hotel porterage
    • Hotel taxes and services
    • Prices per person

    Not included

    • International airfare, additional excursions and meals other than those indicated
    • Transfers from the ship to the airport in Nuremburg on November 11
    • Other entrance fee sites, airport porterage
    • Gratuities to drivers, guides and restaurant staff
    • Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature
    • Bottle of water aboard the bus
    • Travel insurance
    • Any extra costs if scheduled arrival transfer is missed
    • Items not mentioned above