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Christmas Markets and River Cruising in December

We are so excited to share with you our month long experience with traveling throughout the month of December beginning in Germany, a bit of France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary finishing in the Czech Republic.

Our journey will include 2 full river cruises. A Christmas Markets Cruise with Uniworld on the beautiful S.S. Antoinette, Rhine River, Cologne, (Köln] Germany to Basel Switzerland. We will follow this with a train ride from Basel to Salzburg, Austria which is the name of Mozart and the Sound of Music for a couple of days in their charming village. Then back on the train to to visit Budapest, Hungary. Here we will spend the days just prior to Christmas including boarding our next ship on Christmas Day! We will be joining the AmaWaterways vessel, AmaCerto and travel from Budapest, Hungary on the Danube River stopping at wonderful places like Vienna ending in Vilshofen where we will transfer to Munich for a night and then finally fly to Prague for to end our amazing month of travel before heading home.

Here are a couple of images of our itinerary.

I wanted to pop in and give you an overview of the plans so that you can follow along with us!

I am going to attempt to mainly post here so I can share our days and my thoughts with you in a longer format but also please follow my Facebook pages and Instagram for more photos and videos than I will put up here.

Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy!

Tulips in the Spring? Why not!

 

 

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Please join us on our small group *tip toe through the tulips and canals* tour through Holland and Belgium next spring.  April 28, 2018, 7 nights aboard the beautiful AmaPrima vessel, built and operated by the company that has received numerous awards and kudos particularly from Travel Professionals and Guests alike.  She was built recently in 2013.  She has 81 staterooms for an intimate environment..  Inspired by classic ocean yachts she boasts a magnificent glass elevator with is very unique and also has one of AmaWaterways firsts, twin balconies,  a French balcony and an outside step out balcony.

AMAwaterways has MORE to offer.  More views, More room, More included tours, More active ways to discover, More included dining discoveries including a special Chef’s Table experience, More service, More Wi-Fi, etc. etc. etc.   It is all included.  Special unlimited brews (we will be in Belgium!)  and wines at lunch and dinner and sparkling wine at breakfast.

We will also begin our voyage with our floating hotel with an overnight both at the beginning and end of our tour in Amsterdam so you don’t have to get a pre-cruise hotel to enjoy all Amsterdam has to offer.  If you are really into special events and experiences our dates fall right before the yearly KINGS DAY which is an annual Dutch holiday in honor of King Williem-Alexander.  If you like parties, you will want to come in early for this!

Here is a glimpse of our itinerary.

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Extend your Amsterdam adventure with a 1 or 2 night pre cruise option as well.

Included will be some special hosted events onboard and ashore just for our guests.  We do hope you join us for an amazing week to kick off the spring in Europe.

Would you like to extend your experiences in Europe?   We are happy to explore options for any option you would like to add to your 2018 European adventure.

 

You can view different stateroom options and pricing here.  We have $1000 off per stateroom through the end of Sept.  2017.  http://nreal.sealuxegroups.com/#/groups/8909303

Or contact us at nreal@dreamvacations.com    866.566.6677

Please mention you saw us here.

 

 

Weekly Luxury Cruise Sale

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  • AMA Waterways – check the Amenity Program for 2017 with up to $400 onboard spending and the new 2018 Amenity Program with $200 Onboard spending plus upgrades.
  • Avalon – Great savings of up to $2500 on select Avalon sailings.
  • Azamara – check out the Ultimate Beverage package for 2 – a great value for you.
  • Crystal – is offering savings for you of up to $1000 on select ocean sailings through December 2018 and up to $200 additional savings on river sailings.
  • Cunard – Take advantage of onboard credits of up to $300 on select sailings.
  • Paul Gauguin –  Again a great opportunity to get up to $300 Free onboard spending.
  • Oceania –  Check out the pre-paid gratuities on sailings thru June 2019! They are also offering up to $200 onboard spending.
  • RSSC –   is offering up to $200 of onboard spending  on select sailings through April 2018.
  • Seabourn –   Has a great offer for OBC’s valued up to $200 per stateroom on select sailings.
  • Silversea  Has a rich offering of an Onboard credit of $500 per stateroom on select sailings.
  • Uniworld –  Check out the open sell program with savings of up to $600 plus onboard credit of up to $200.  Don’t miss this one.
  • Viking –  Has extended the OBC offer on Rhine Getaways –
  • Windstar –  You will want to check out the onboard credit offer of $100 per stateroom on this very unique product.

  http://www.realworldluxurytravel.com  866.566.6677 or nreal@dreamvacations.com

 

Springtime with the Tulips

spring tulip time

 

We are getting the final details ready to announce our first 2018 hosted spring sailing.  I am so excited.  We will be planning a voyage in April combining the best of the Netherlands including Amsterdam, Holland, Belgium.  Tulip Farms, Cycling Canal Tours, Windmills, Belgium Brew & Chocolate Making.  There are some very good deals right now and this is one of the best priced river cruise itineraries there is.  Of course there is a short window of time to be in Holland when the tulips are at their peak.

This is a wonderful way to dip your toe into river cruising to get a taste and enjoy some things you really can’t see any other way.

Here are some photos to inspire you:

Full details coming soon!

Contact me at nreal@dreamvacations.com or 866.566.6677