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Join us on the Delightful Danube and Prague River Cruise with WBAY's George Graphos

 

July 28-August 7, 2015

Join WBAY’s George Graphos on an exciting 7 night Danube river cruise, with 2 additional nights in Prague! 

Aboard the River Princess - All-Inclusive!
Budapest to Prague

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All the delights of the glorious Danube and historic Prague are yours to savor on this exciting cruise with WBAY's Chief Meteorologist, George Graphos!

This enchanting voyage offers a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations, as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg. Learn to Waltz in a Viennese palace, and experience dynamic Budapest as the locals do. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides past charming Bavarian villages, through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and into Hungary. You'll then travel to exquisitely preserved Prague, for deluxe, two nights hotel accommodations.

You’ll have a plethora of options on this itinerary, so you can tailor your journey to match your interests. Explore Budapest with a panoramic tour that shows you the architectural highlights of the “Queen of the Danube” or get an up-close view of the city’s shopping district and lively green market. Perhaps you’d like to take in the magnificent palaces of Vienna with a city tour or get a feeling for the daily life of this splendid capital, which combines Habsburg grandeur with an easy-going modern urbanity. Maybe you wish to gaze in wonder at the splendid Baroque frescoes adorning Melk Abbey or would you rather sample the region’s famous apricot schnapps at a wine village? Ramble along the thousand-year-old cobblestone lanes of Passau or wheel your bicycle along the Inn River. Or, you might choose to tour medieval Nuremberg or visit WWII sites there instead. Take a look backstage at a historic theatre in Prague or visit the castle district...the choices are yours, and all of them are delightful.

 

River Cruise with George Graphos

Who will enjoy this cruise
Travelers who love history, music, and architecture and who want to tailor their travels to their interests will all find delights in Prague and on the Danube.

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2015: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

 

Inclusions and Pricing

Your Package Includes:

  • Tour Host WBAY’s George Graphos
  • Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points
  • Round trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Budapest and return from Prague
  • Motorcoach airport transfers between the airport, ship and hotel
  • Deluxe 7-night Uniworld river cruise in a riverview stateroom on the beautiful River Princess
  • Two nights hotel accommodations in Prague with breakfast
  • All gratuities to onboard staff, and to Uniworld onshore coach drivers and tour guides
  • All meals onboard the River Princess, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited complimentary fine wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages onboard the ship
  • Experienced Tour Manager from Fox World Travel to accompany the group
  • Travel insurance protection is included through Travel Guard. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options to add trip cancellation coverage
  • Customized informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Inclusions Aboard the River Princess

Carries a maximum of only 132 guests!
  • Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
  • Bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • 16 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options; iPhone/iPod charger and player
  • Staterooms on the Rhine Deck have French balconies  
  • Bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane bath and body products and comfy robes and slippers
  • Remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board tour director


Not included:  Meals unless noted; medical services; airline imposed baggage fees;  airport gratuities to baggage handlers, or any other items of a personal nature. A valid passport is required.

 

 

Total Package Pricing and Staterooms

Double Occupancy Pricing

 

Category 5 Stateroom

$5,395.00 per person, double occupancy, including taxes and fees of $607.90

Category 4 Stateroom Upgrade: Add $230.00 per person   

 
Features
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
   
   

Category 3 Stateroom Upgrade: SOLD OUT

Features
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
   

Category 2 Stateroom Upgrade: Add $950.00 per person 

 
Features
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
   

Category 1 Stateroom Upgrade: Add $1250.00 per person

Features
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
 
 
 
 

Single Occupancy Pricing

Total package Category 5 stateroom starting at only $7,545.00 per person, single occupancy. Includes taxes and fees of $607.90

  • Category 4 Upgrade : Add $230.00 per person   
  • Category 3 Upgrade : Add $560.00 per person  
  • Category 2 Upgrade : Add $950.00 per person   
  • Category 1 Upgrade : Add $1,250.00 per person (French Balcony)

*Above pricing is per person based on occupancy in a category 5 cabin and subject to availability. Taxes are subject to change. Air is pending. Fox World Travel has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.



Triple accommodations are not available.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Past Passenger Discount

Past passengers of Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Contiki, Insight Vacations, Trafalgar, or Red Carnation Hotels receive an additional $150 off per person (combinable with above promotions on single and double cabins!)

Due to negotiated rates, this departure is not eligible for pay in full or early booking discounts with Uniworld.

 

Flight Schedules: Flights from Chicago O'Hare

The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference.  Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  A valid passport is required with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return.  Checked baggage fees apply.

Initial Deposit:

$400.00 per person at time of booking

Final Payment:

Due April 24, 2015

Required Travel Documents:

A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.

Insurance:

Comprehensive base travel protection insurance is included in your package. Fox World Travel offers reasonably priced options to add trip cancellation and interruption coverage. Details and rates can be obtained from your vacation travel specialist.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Date of Booking to April 24, 2015: Deposit amount $400.00 per person
  • April 25 to May 28, 2015:  50% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
  • May 29 to June 26, 2015: 75% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
  • June 27, 2015 to departure:  No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once issued.


Itinerary

Day 1: July 28, 2015 - Departure Day from the U.S

Motor coach transportation is included from various pick up points to Chicago O’Hare airport for the overnight flight to Budapest.

 


Day 2: July 29, 2015 - Budapest (embark)

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the River Princess. (D)

 


Day 3: July 30, 2015 - Budapest

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Budapest walking tour

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you’ll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour, visiting the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade, and Central Market Hall, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You’ll stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years.  Note: The Parliament building may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

This afternoon we set sail for Vienna.  Afternoon and evening sailing. Tonight you’ll enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)

 


Day 4: July 31, 2015 - Vienna

Featured Excursions: This morning we continue to sail into Vienna.  Upon arrival in the afternoon you’ll take have a choice of the Vienna city tour or exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Vienna walking tour.

Your panoramic city tour showcases the Habsburg grandeur of the stately Ring Street, taking you past the City Hall, Parliament, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the State Opera. Then it's on to the oldest section of the Hofburg Palace, the Imperial Treasury rooms, where the empire's dazzling crown jewels are displayed. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, opt for our "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour of Vienna and discover the daily life of the Viennese people in the historic town center with a visit to a popular park and a stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. (BB, L, D)

 


Day 5: August 1, 2015 - Morning Scenic Cruising the Wauchau Valley, Spitz

Featured Excursions: Spitz wine village walk and tasting local wine & specialties

Choice of: Guided 'Go Active' Danube biking Spitz –Weissenkirchen or guided visit of Melk Abbey including Library visit. (BB,L,D)

 


Day 6: August 2, 2015 - Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

Featured Excursions: Morning scenic sailing on the Danube/Engelhartszell, Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided "Go Active" bike ride along the Danube

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Your guided walking tour will introduce you to an accessible, charming, and well-preserved town, where you’ll have time to roam on your own at St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

Alternately, you might bike along the Danube or Inn rivers with an expert guide.  (BB,L,D)

 


Day 7: August 3, 2015 - Regensburg

Featured Excursion: "2000 Years in one hour" Regensburg walking tour with choice of Excursion to Audi or BMW Factory private museum and production visit or Jewish Regensburg

Regensburg, one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of history with outstanding monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent 14th-century stained- glass windows. For a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years.

Or visit the BMW factory for a fascinating look at how a well-engineered German car is built.  If BMW factory is closed we will visit the Audi factory instead. (BB,L,D)

 

Day 8: August 4, 2015 - Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, you’ll visit Nuremberg. Discover the beautiful Medieval city during a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of Nuremberg’s most important WWII sites. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, which includes Courtroom 600, the actual venue of the trials. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks. (BB,L,D)

 

Day 9: August 5, 2015 - Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

Disembark the River Princess and transfer via motorcoach to Prague.  Hotel check-in.

 

Day 10: August 6, 2015 - Prague

Featured Excursions: Prague city tour

Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square, where you’ll see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. (BB)
 

Day 11: August 7, 2015 - Prague, transfer to the airport

Hotel check out and transfer to Prague Airport for your flight home. Upon arrival in Chicago, your motor coach will be waiting to return you to your original point of pick up. (BB)

 

 

*** Itinerary is subject to change***

Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

 
 
  

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

What makes Uniworld very different from all other cruise lines is the unique partnership we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotels, an award-winning collection of familiy-run, world-class hotels renowned for its expertise in operating luxury 5-star boutique hotels.

Combining the same professional expertise with decades of outstanding nautical experience sets Uniworld apart from other cruise lines. The synergy shared between the two companies has resulted in unparalleled  levels of quality in service and stylish luxury, offering the very finest river cruise experience available for our discerning guests.

While each Uniworld ship has its own individual style and personality, all of our ships share the same common threads of distinction, elegance and, most of all, warm and caring service of which provides our guests with a uniquely satisfying vacation.

About River Princess

Ship Features and Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies.

Stateroom and suite amenities include: Generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options, bottled water, and safe Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, and cozy waffle bathrobes.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: Daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; slippers; private DVD; iPod® docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; bathroom towel warmers; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

Public areas include: Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor, Captain’s Lounge with library and full-service bar, patio lounge, sky lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness center, sauna, Serenity River Spa, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator.

Additional ship amenities include: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks and free Internet and Wi-Fi access.

River Princess

 

 

About George Graphos

Chief Meteorologist

Member National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society

George doesn't have one of those classic young meteorologist stories of spending his youth engaged in the search for the true actual air temperature by counting the chirps of a lone cricket and thus was born his penchant for "the perfect forecast."

Truth be told, George's love of all things weather came quite by happenstance.

A friend contacted George, offering him a crew position aboard a sailboat returning to the Great Lakes from the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Possessing neither the skills required to save oneself from a body of water deeper that six feet nor the ownership of a rich history of deep water sailing, George keenly surmised that being single -- and ignorantly fearless -- he would seize the opportunity with little or no delay. After all, it was college summer break and this favorable combination of circumstances seemed to be exciting.

It wasn't long before George became smitten with sailing and soon discovered his passion for "all things weather," and thus initiated a mid-course correction toward the study of Meteorology and the Geosciences.

After completing his studies at Northern Michigan University and the University of Texas at Dallas, he landed his first position in broadcast news as Meteorologist for WLUC-TV in Marquette, Michigan. He then worked as on-air Meteorologist for KPNX-TV in Phoenix before arriving at WBAY in Green Bay in 1985 as Chief Meteorologist.

George says, "I feel blessed that these twists of fate have brought me and my family to northeast Wisconsin. WBAY has become a wonderful professional partner, and the fine people here in northern Wisconsin have become dear friends."

George can be found speaking in school classrooms, to clubs and organizations, as well as emceeing various events in the area.

In his free time he enjoys traveling with his family to locales as near as Door County and as far as anywhere in Europe.

He says, "I have way too many hobbies and interests, and far too little time to enjoy them. Painting, watercolors, computer graphics, photography and, most importantly, sports car racing at one of my favorite places in the world, Elkhart Lake's Road America, both as a race fan and a racer!"

And now we come back to "What is the temperature?"

George says, "Count the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Example: 30 chirps+40=70°F."

By the way, to convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius, count the number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get the temperature. Example: 48 chirps/(divided by) 3+4=20°C

 

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