2024 River Cruising and Small Ship Adventures

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2024 RIVER CRUISING & SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES EUROPE • AFRICA • SOUTH AMERICA

Greetings

Mayflower Cruises & Tours, a Division of the Scenic Group, is delighted to offer voyages that sail on the most iconic rivers and waterways of the world. As your river cruise and small-ship adventure expert, choose from our selection of carefully crafted itineraries made with our travelers in mind.

Browse through our amazing selection of itineraries that feature classic and exotic locations, whether you are looking to visit historic ports of call in Europe or venture to the Galápagos Islands, we’ll take you to the most desirable locations. The combination of adventure and intimate cruising will give you a once in a lifetime experience.

Take some time to look through our many different cruises in this book, find one that is just right for you and join us to experience all the luxuries of a River Cruise with Mayflower.

Happy Travels,

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3 CONTENTS .......................................... The Mayflower Experience 5 Introducing Our New Mayflower Rewards Program 7 Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style 8 Our award-winning Star-Ships 10 River Cruising the Mayflower Way 12 Personal service & Onboard Amenities 14 Well-Appointed Staterooms & Suites 16 Delectable Cuisine & Beverages 18 Innovation Meets Relaxation 20 Insights & Encounters 22 Small Ship Adventures 74 EUROPE .......................................... Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine 24 Jewels of the Rhine 28 Jewels of the Rhine and the Glacier Express 32 Christmas Markets Cruise on the Romantic Rhine 36 Danube Explorer 40 Danube Delights River Cruise 44 Danube Explorer River Cruise during Oktoberfest 48 Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River 50 Gems of Eastern Europe 54 Splendors of Europe River Cruise 58 Portugal and the Douro River Cruise 62 Splendor of the Seine River Cruise 66 Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise 70 SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES .......................................... Treasures of the Pharaohs 76 Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands 80 USEFUL INFORMATION .......................................... Cabin & Deck Plans 84 Emerald Cruises Star-Ships 89 MS Emerald Radiance 90 MS Emerald Liberté 91 Scenic Gem 92 Jaz Regent 95 MV Galapagos Legend 96 Booking Conditions 98
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The Mayflower Experience

At Mayflower Cruises & Tours our travelers’ comfort and satisfaction is of paramount importance. When creating each of our River Cruise and Small Ship itineraries we take pride in including the most memorable attractions, touring opportunities and highlights of each destination. We believe that it is more than just a simple journey to exceptional destinations, it is creating life-enriching experiences that will last a lifetime.

River Cruise and Small Ship Adventures: In this book, you will find a detailed, day by day description of each of our 2024 River Cruise and Small Ship Adventures. As a part of the Scenic Group, each of our river cruise itineraries will combine all of the benefits of the award-winning Scenic Space-Ships or Emerald Star-Ships along with the many amenities of a Mayflower holiday.

Integrity in Each Experience: We are firm believers in the “seamless” experience. We want you to be ecstatic about the services you receive from the first day you contact us, throughout your holiday, and extending to your post-travel wrap-up.

Travel with Confidence: The Mayflower Cruises & Tours staff is dedicated to providing our travelers with the ultimate travel experience. Our staff of industry veterans are working diligently to provide a seamless experience for each of our guests. We are continually educating ourselves on local health and safety regulations and communicating efficiently with our guests to ensure an enjoyable and safe journey. When you travel with Mayflower, you are not just a guest but a part of our family. Our dedicated staff will work attentively to ensure that every detail of your travel experience has been given their utmost attention, creating an unparalleled experience.

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Our Commitment to your Health and Safety:

Mayflower Cruises & Tours is committed to our travelers’ safety. The teams at the Scenic Group and Mayflower are working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of measures for the health and safety of our valued guests and staff. Having resumed our land tours and river cruise operations, the Scenic Group and Mayflower will ensure compliance with the strict industry protocols. For further information on these policies, please visit mayflowercruisesandtours.com/assurance

What’s New for 2024: Mayflower is excited to announce new ports of call for our returning traveler favorite River Cruise itineraries. We want to make sure to give our travelers the very best experience at each and every stop of their cruise. As you flip through our book and see new port stops, a plethora of new sights and activities are included. From wine tastings and guided bike rides, each new stop has something that you can delight in.

Handcrafted Journeys: It is our mission to provide life-enriching-experiences on every Mayflower Cruises & Tours itinerary. To achieve this we call on our more than 40 years of experience providing exceptional guided travel experiences throughout the world and curating the best of each destination.

Distinct Destinations: Each of our guided holidays includes distinct destinations. Immerse yourself in the local culture during our included excursions. Then take your time to further explore your favorite sites during your free time.

Amazing Culinary Experiences: While touring with Mayflower Cruises & Tours you can expect to enjoy a combination of regional cuisines, as well as, traditional favorites during your included meals. Plus explore destinations and try local favorites at your leisure.

Convenient International Air Arrangements and Transfers: To make your holiday even more convenient, make your airline arrangements with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. The cost of the flights booked with us will include all taxes, fees and transfers.

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MAYFLOWER LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM

We are revamping our Loyalty Rewards Program for New and Devoted Mayflower Travelers. In 2024 we will no longer have Mayflower Money, but an even greater savings on every tour you embark on!

Loyalty Rewards

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Earn travel credit for each tour you take with Mayflower Cruises & Tours to be used on your next adventure within one year of your return.

What’s New: Increased fixed amount of rewards based on your tour… No more $5.00 per day! Earn $150.00 for each River Cruise and Small Ship Adventure taken!

What’s Improved: No limit on how much you can earn. Plus, if you take multiple tours within a year you can apply all of your earned rewards to your next reservation*. So there is no cap on how much savings you can earn or apply!

Referral Rewards

Invite your friends to join the Mayflower Cruises & Tours travel family and earn! Refer as many of your friends, who are NEW to Mayflower, and earn up to $100 savings for each of those who make a reservation. After they book a tour five days or longer and make their deposit, you earn your savings.

First Time Travelers

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For those who are new to Mayflower Cruises & Tours, you’ll receive a First-Time Travelers Savings! Earn $100.00 for each River Cruise, Small Ship Adventure or Yacht Cruise taken.

Solo Travelers – Guaranteed Share Program

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Reduce your travel costs and enjoy the company of a roommate when you take advantage of Mayflower’s Guaranteed Share Traveler Program. You will be paired with another traveler of the same gender at the twin rate. Should a roommate not be available, you’ll enjoy accommodations in a single room and only pay the twin rate!

*Rewards are valid for 12 months following the return date of your trip. For additional details see page 98.

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Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style

Explore the rivers that shaped nations and visit cities that hold years of history on each and every cruise with Mayflower. River Cruising combines luxury and adventure, while you travel comfortably onboard your floating hotel. Our river cruise itineraries have been designed with our discerning, curious and life-loving travelers in mind and are filled with life-enriching experiences in each remarkable port of call. Partake in the exceptional amenities, intimate settings and superior service onboard your river cruise with Mayflower.

Portugal’s Douro River

With its banks strewn with World Heritage Sites, the Douro Valley presents delightful vistas of timeless villages, family run quintas and wine estates as you make your way around its hillside curves.

French Rivers

Be it the bustling ‘City of Light’ Paris, or the quaint French countryside, France is charming any way you look at it. Discover the treasures that flank the Seine, Saône and Rhône rivers, and the waterways of Bordeaux.

Porto Lisbon Salamanca PORTUGAL SPAIN Douro River Amsterdam Arles Avignon Lyon Rhône River Saône River FRANCE NETHERLANDS Nice Honfleur Paris Rouen Vega Terrón Régua Pinhão Pocinho 8

Cologne

Rhine River

Koblenz

GERMANY

Würzburg

Strasbourg

Regensburg

Danube River

Passau

Prague

Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

Vienna

Bratislava

Budapest

Osijek

Belgrade

Rhine, Main & Moselle Rivers

Explore magnificent castles, historic cities and lush vineyards on these amazing rivers. Feel as though you have stepped into a fairytale as you travel the scenic waterways from the Netherlands to Switzerland.

Vidin

Bucharest

Danube River

Enjoy a journey on Europe’s second longest river, stretching from Germany’s Black Forest to the Black Sea. Take in the well-preserved palaces, ancient castles and cities that are positioned along the river banks.

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CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA
HUNGARY CROATIA SERBIA ROMANIA

Our award-winning Star-Ships

Sun Deck

Enjoy the best views of the river from this spacious vantage point. Bask in the sunshine as you enjoy a drink or challenge a fellow guest to some putting.

The Terrace

This indoor and outdoor space is separated by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Take full advantage of the passing views as you enjoy a light breakfast or lunch.

Horizon Bar & Lounge

An open and contemporary meeting place. Enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or a hot drink as you unwind in the plush seating area.

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Pool & Evening Cinema†

Floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof are the perfect setting for a leisurely swim. On selected evenings, this space is transformed into an evening cinema.

Wellness Area

Take care of mind, body and soul as you enjoy a range of spa treatments or maintain your fitness in the well-equipped gym.

Suites & Staterooms

Of a standard you would expect from a world-class hotel, our Star-Ships boast some of most stylish suites and staterooms available on Europe’s rivers.

Reflections Restaurant

The center of our onboard dining experience, marvel at the beautiful views of the river, while dining on a menu designed to celebrate seasonal and regional flavors.

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†Emerald Radiance on the Douro River does not have an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

River

Cruising THE MAYFLOWER WAY

River Cruising is one of the most luxurious ways to travel the world. With Mayflower Cruises & Tours you will take advantage of all of the benefits of Emerald Cruises’ award-winning Star-Ships and the added benefits of a Mayflower holiday.

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Enjoy a host of amenities, including all gratuities, comfortable, well-appointed staterooms, ample public spaces, an attentive onboard staff, and Activity Manager on each river cruise departure. Best of all, once onboard, you will only need to unpack once. Your floating hotel will take you from port to port, ensuring a relaxing holiday.

River Vessels: Most river cruise holidays featured in this book depart on an Award-Winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Enjoy the highlights of ocean cruising in a boutique river cruising setting on each of our personalized itineraries.

Exceptional Inclusions

⚬ The majority of onboard meals

⚬ Airport Transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

⚬ Well-appointed suites and staterooms

⚬ First-class service by an English-speaking crew

⚬ Service and entertainment by an English-speaking Cruise Director and Activity Manager

⚬ All gratuities included

⚬ Variety of international cuisine

⚬ Complimentary regional wines, beers and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners

⚬ Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

⚬ Complimentary WiFi onboard

⚬ All port charges included

⚬ Multiple night city-stays on most itineraries

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PERSONAL SERVICE & Onboard Amenities

Let our operations team and onboard staff take care of the details of your holiday. We will coordinate transfers to and from the airport to your hotel or river vessel and all shore excursions. While on holiday, check with our knowledgeable staff for suggestions to make the most of your free time in each port of call.

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Captain & Crew

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, our Captain is on hand to ensure a safe and steady river cruise onboard our award-winning Star-Ships. From your first morning coffee, to your nightcap at the end of each day’s exploration, our wonderful team will ensure you wish for nothing during your time onboard. All you need to do is relax and let us take care of you. It’s the little things like remembering your favorite after-dinner drink, or how you like your breakfast omelette that make all the difference.

Cruise Director & Hotel Manager

As your personal encyclopedia, storyteller and translator, your cruise director is always on hand to answer any questions and share their experiences, to make sure you make the most of your journey on Europe’s waterways. From the moment you step foot in Reflections Restaurant for breakfast, to the moment you lay down for a restful night’s sleep in your own private haven, the hotel manager will ensure a smooth running of the day’s schedule onboard your Star-Ship.

Activity Manager & Wellness Coach

Overseeing the much-loved EmeraldACTIVE program, your activity manager and wellness coach will be there for all your wellness needs. Join them for a morning of yoga on the Sun Deck or take advantage of our indoor pool† with an aqua aerobics class. Venture out to explore during a guided hike and bike ride, before returning to your Star-Ship where the team will host an evening of entertainment.

Our Culinary Experts

Our chefs are experts in their field, bringing you a delicious selection of dining options for breakfast and lunch, plus indulge in an evening ala carte menu. Enjoy freshly prepared seasonal cuisine inspired by the destinations you are traveling through, as well as a selection of home favorites. Our restaurant and bar team are happy to ensure that any dietary requirements are met, and are trained to the highest level, offering a service that is second to none.

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†Emerald Radiance on the Douro River does not have an indoor pool, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

WELL-APPOINTED Staterooms & Suites

Choose from a selection of staterooms and suites onboard an Emerald Cruises’ Star-Ship, offering balconies or large view windows. While onboard, the outstanding and attentive staff will ensure your accommodations are catered to with detail and care.

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Each contemporary, boutique hotel-style room has been designed to enhance your river cruise experience, with elegant, hand-picked furnishings right down to the smallest, thoughtful detail. Enjoy your own en-suite bathroom, hotel-style bed, flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual climate control, complimentary WiFi, personal mini-bar fridge, and of course, plenty of storage and living space.

Take advantage of special in-room amenities based on your cabin selection including deluxe walk-in closets, larger bathrooms and complimentary mini-bars. Stay up to date on news or connect with family with an en-suite iPad for you to use during your stay. Other enhancements, based on selected category, may include Concierge service, where you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés or post-dinner dessert served right to your suite, en-suite Nespresso machines, and complimentary laundry service for two items per day.

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite:

An exclusive number of these luxurious suites are available on each ship. Measuring 285 to 315 square feet, these suites boast a separate living room and bedroom, indoor balcony, en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Enjoy complimentary daily four-item laundry service, complimentary daily-restocked mini-bar, pre-dinner canapés, and post-dinner sweet treats.

Grand Balcony Suite:

Relax in your generously appointed suite, measuring between 207 and 210 square feet. Marvel at the magnificent landscapes or watch the sunrise from your floor-to-ceiling all-weather balcony. Enjoy daily laundry service of two items, en-suite bathroom and personal Nespresso machine. Partake in continental breakfast, daily snacks, pre-dinner canapés or post-dinner sweet treats brought to your suite.

Panorama Balcony Suite:

Among the most spacious on Europe’s waters, measuring between 160 and 180 square feet, these suites are a relaxing retreat for you to unwind in each day.

Stateroom:

Located on the Rivera Deck, staterooms range from 153 to 170 square feet, larger than the average standard stateroom on European waters. All Emerald Staterooms feature a window, table and chairs, deluxe bedding, plenty of storage space and an en-suite bathroom with luxurious toiletries.

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DELECTABLE Cuisine & Beverages

Expect truly memorable dining experiences on your cruise with Mayflower. We believe food plays an important part of your overall travel experience. Onboard each of Emerald Cruises’ award-winning Star-Ships you can expect expert chefs thoughtfully crafting delicious menus with seasonal and regional produce, influenced by your travel route.

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Reflections Restaurant

Begin your mornings with a hearty breakfast, offering hot and cold favorites as well as fresh fruit and cereal. A morning of exploration is followed by a delicious lunch back onboard where you can choose from regional delicacies, as well as international classics. Dinner is a celebration, offering an enticing a la carte menu. Get to know your fellow guests in the most charming setting at each of our onboard meals and partake in our special welcome and farewell dinners.

Complimentary Drinks

Select complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner are all par for the course and our wonderfully attentive team will always be on-hand to help you choose a drink to suit your chosen meal, whether it is a beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Our sommelier carefully hand-picks a selection of wine for each evening. You can expect local and regionally sourced wines, from robust reds or delicate whites, to showcase the best of what the local region has to offer. An extensive drink menu also consists of premium favorites and rare labels to tempt you when the mood strikes (available for an additional charge). Beverage packages are available for purchase onboard.

The Terrace

Partly indoor and outdoor, this beautiful decked area at the front of our StarShips provides a lovely retreat from which to enjoy a light breakfast, light lunch or snack in a relaxed setting. We’ll even serve afternoon tea as you soak up the scenery from this spectacular vantage point, whatever the weather.

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INNOVATION Meets Relaxation

There’s more to our Star-Ships than meets the eye. Designed to push the boundaries of river cruising, you’ll discover the latest innovations, from the Sun Deck at the top to the Riviera Deck at the bottom. Inspiring with every little detail, we’ve even installed the latest Bose technology, providing excellent quality sound throughout our common areas.

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Sun Deck

Located on the top deck of our Star-Ships, head to the Sun Deck* for panoramic rooftop views of the surrounding landscape. Feel the breeze as we navigate our way through the heart of Europe’s most spectacular towns and cities, observing from the comfort of your deckchair or sun-lounger. Stretch your legs on the walking track, challenge a fellow guest to some friendly competition in the games area*, and even enjoy a weekly BBQ prepared by our talented chefs.

Fitness & wellness

Your overall wellness is our priority, and we want you to return home feeling rested and relaxed. Our onboard Wellness Area is home to a well-equipped gym, perfect for keeping up with any existing exercise regimes. And what could be better than following a workout or busy day ashore with an invigorating massage or facial in our spa?

Pool by day, cinema by night†

Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome in the surrounding landscape, flooding this sanctuary of calm with light. The retractable roof opens to welcome in the revitalising fresh river air as you take a dip in the heated pool, enjoying ‘endless swims’ with the propulsive current. Relax on the lounge chairs on the decking area while you read a book. Then, on selected evenings, as the floor rises through the pool, the screen is lowered and the popcorn prepared for a selection of films and concerts to be enjoyed from the comfort of our plush chairs.

Serenity Pool

Emerald Radiance, sailing Portugal’s Douro River, has been custom designed for a warmer climate. The indoor pool has been replaced with a spa-style heated Serenity Pool located on the Sun Deck. A truly idyllic setting from which to make the most of the river breeze as you bask in the golden Portuguese sun, and, on movie evenings, join us to watch a film under the stars.

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*Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges.
*Spa treatments available at an additional cost.
†Emerald Radiance on the Douro River does not have an indoor pool/cinema, a putting green or games area, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

Insights & Encounters

Each day of your cruise holds new adventures and experiences. Learn about the different cultures and traditions of the regions, take daily shore excursions, escorted by local, English-speaking guides and enjoy live performances by local musicians or dancers. Each of our carefully curated itineraries is filled with the mustsee sights and hidden gems in each port of call. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to optional excursions, activities, experiences and tours, each Mayflower river cruise is packed with a variety of planned guided tours and activities to choose from. Enjoy panoramic city and small group walking tours with local, English-speaking guides. Don’t miss a word as you listen on your personal headset while your guide provides local history, cultural insights and tells fascinating stories in each destination.

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Each of the unforgettable cruises featured in this book have been designed to showcase the best of the local region. Whether you are exploring the Rhine Valley by bike or taking in local entertainment on the Danube, you can look forward to an included excursion in almost every destination you visit.

EmeraldPLUS

Gain a deeper understanding of each destination you visit on authentic excursions which seek to avoid tourist hotspots. From learning about culture from locals to an enchanting stroll through the multi-colored acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, each EmeraldPLUS excursion is designed to educate and enhance your travel experience.

EmeraldACTIVE

Our range of outdoor activities suit the more active guests and most itineraries featuring Emerald StarShips carry a number of bicycles* for you to borrow free of charge. Take advantage of this fun way to explore independently and at your own pace. You’ll also find poles in your suite or stateroom, to aid on walks, if necessary. Embark on a guided bike tour of the rolling vineyards of the Wachau Valley, a canoeing experience on Portugal’s Douro River and enjoy daily yoga sessions, water-aerobics in the pool, and onemile walks on the open-air track, all coordinated by the onboard Activity Manager.

DiscoverMORE

To immerse you further in local history and culture, take advantage of the optional DiscoverMORE special excursions (at an additional expense). These outings include classical concerts, special guided tours, UNESCO World Heritage Site visits, and more. *Bicycles

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Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine

the Netherlands • Germany • France • Switzerland

11 DAYS • 23 MEALS Sail the romantic Rhine River in the spring and visit the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. Known as the ‘Garden of Europe’, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens and home to approximately seven million flower bulbs. Explore modern and classic Amsterdam before you sail the countryside taking in the windmills and tulip fields. Enjoy guided walking tours of modern Cologne and ancient Koblenz. Visit Schwetzingen Palace and gardens. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture on a walking tour. Visit Breisach, Germany and Neuf-Brisach, France and discover two cities divided by the Rhine. Finally, enjoy two nights in the cosmopolitan city of Lucerne, Switzerland, which is set against the picturesque Swiss Alps.

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Keukenhof Gardens Key: EmeraldPLUS EmeraldACTIVE DiscoverMORE UP TO FREE AIRFARE CALL FOR DETAILS

DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

DAY 2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Become acquainted with the amenities of your ship, or begin exploring the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard. Meal: D

DAY 3 Amsterdam: This morning, depart by coach for an included visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Discover why it’s called the ‘Garden of Europe’ as you admire gorgeous flowers at the peak of tulip season. Colorful displays of tulips, hyacinths, orchids and other flowers stretch as far as the eye can see as you stroll along the perfectly manicured meandering paths. Return to the ship for your first day cruising through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and gala dinner. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 Cologne, Germany: Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany’s oldest and famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed gothic cathedral. This afternoon upon arrival, visit Cologne Botanical Gardens. A local expert accompanies you through the gardens, explaining about the flora and history of the park. Continue with a local guide on an included walking tour of the city, touching on the historical charm of the Old Town.

Exceptional Inclusions

• 23 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit four countries

• Seven-nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• All gratuities included

• Explore the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Personal listening device for shore excursions

• All meals included onboard

• Variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lucerne

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Flowers and fragances fill Keukenhof Gardens

Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine

Traverse quaint alleyways and see historic monuments. The tour concludes at the cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Koblenz: Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz seeing the German Corner where the 2 rivers meet, the Church of Our Lady, and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defense against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. This afternoon, sail through the spectacular UNESCO World-Heritage listed Rhine Gorge. Pass countless medieval castles and vineyards lining the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities around every bend. See the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Meals: B, L, D

Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit (additional expense)

NOTE: You can choose either the included tour of Koblenz OR the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours operate at the same time.

DAY 6 Ludwigshafen – Schwetzingen: Relax onboard as the vessel cruises along the Rhine River to Ludwigshafen. Upon arrival travel by coach to visit Schwetzingen Palace,

famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens. Visit the interior of the palace, along with the beautiful gardens, maintained in their original design. Today they remain a cultural heritage site of European significance, and contain more than 100 sculptures scattered throughout the grounds. Alternatively, embark on an active journey to the quaint wellness town of Bad-Dürkheim for a hike through the beautiful vineyards. Meals: B, L, D

Guided vineyard hike in Bad-Dürkheim (instead of included tour)

Evening Concert at Bruchsal Palace (additional expense)

DAY 7 Kehl / Strasbourg, France: Once docked in Kehl, travel by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Île - the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city’s star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square. Meals: B, L, D

Alsace Wine Route with tasting (additional expense)

DAY 8 Breisach, Germany: Experience the ‘tale of two cities’: Breisach, Germany and Neuf-Breisach, France, divided by the Rhine. During the guided visit to these two wonderful gems on the Rhine River, you’ll pass the

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Discover the beauty of Schwetzingen Palace Charming scenes abound in Strasbourg, France

main sights and attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage fortress overlooking Neuf-Breisach. Meals: B, L, D A tale of two cities divided by the Rhine Guided bike tour in Breisach

DAY 9 Basel, Switzerland – Lucerne: After breakfast, disembark the ship in Basel and begin your Swiss adventure. Depart by coach to Lucerne, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and meadows. An included walking tour highlights the city’s landmark - the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge. See the 17th-century Renaissance Town Hall and town squares, all set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 10 Lucerne: Your last day is left free of planned activities. Explore on your own, or join the optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus – a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This evening, get together for an included dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, D Mt. Pilatus (additional expense)

DAY 11 Lucerne / USA: Bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River during tulip time. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND

Days 2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89)

Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Europe or similar, Lucerne, Switzerland

Pre or post-cruise hotel stays available in Amsterdam. Call for details.

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The historic Chapel Bridge crosses the Reuss River in Lucerne, Switzerland
2024 Departure Dates MAR 29 APR 3*, 5, 10*, 19, 24* MAY 3 Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,295+ $3,009$4,815+ $3,369$4,815+ $3,369 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,399+ $3,085$4,919+ $3,445$4,919+ $3,445 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $4,995+ $3,499$5,515+ $3,859$5,515+ $3,859 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,275+ $3,695$5,795+ $4,055$5,795+ $4,055 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $5,545+ $3,885$6,065+ $4,245$6,065+ $4,245 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $5,969N/A$6,489N/A$6,489N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $6,835N/A$7,355N/A$7,355N/A
Explore the walled-village of Neuf-Breisach

Jewels of the Rhine

11 DAYS • 23 MEALS Enjoy a cruise on the romantic Rhine River where UNESCO World Heritage sites, gothic cathedrals in Cologne and Strasbourg, historic fortresses, and picturesque canals greet you in the various ports of call. Sail through the scenic Rhine Gorge and experience the beauty and splendor of the Rhine. Along with the two-night stay in Lucerne, Switzerland, set against the dramatic Swiss Alps, you’ll have an amazing holiday on this adventure with Mayflower Cruises and Tours.

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the Netherlands • Germany • France • Switzerland Rhine River Valley Key: EmeraldPLUS EmeraldACTIVE DiscoverMORE UP TO FREE AIRFARE CALL FOR DETAILS

DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

DAY 2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, and cafés. Flights should arrive by 4:00pm. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Become acquainted with the amenities of your ship, or begin exploring the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard.

Meal: D

DAY 3 Amsterdam: Experience the city on a canal cruise aboard a glass-top boat. Traverse the UNESCO World Heritage network of canals, passing Roman patrician and ornate merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing through quintessential Dutch landscapes of quaint villages and windmills. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and gala dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour to Waterland

DAY 4 Cologne, Germany: Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. The city is one of Germany’s oldest and famous for its magnificent gothic cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city, traversing quaint alleyways, seeing historic monuments, and touching on the historical charms of the Old Town. After the tour, journey to a one-of-a-kind farm estate that provides locals with sustainable products.

Exceptional Inclusions

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• 23 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit four countries

• Seven-nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• All gratuities included

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Personal listening device for shore excursions

• All meals included onboard

• Variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lucerne

29 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation FRANCE Amsterdam Zurich Cologne Koblenz Cochem Ludwigshafen Heidelberg Strasbourg Kehl Breisach Basel Lucerne Mt. Pilatus GERMANY NETHERLAND S SWITZERLAND 2 7 Rhine River Bruchsal Palace Freiburg
Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Tour Route Cruise Route
Enjoy a narrated canal cruise in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Jewels of the Rhine

Experience a cooking demonstration of Reibekuchen (potato pancakes) and get a glimpse of behind the scenes sustainable farming. Meals: B, L, D

Local farm estate visit with cooking demonstration

DAY 5 Koblenz: Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz seeing the German Corner where the 2 rivers meet, the Church of Our Lady, and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defense against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. This afternoon, sail through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge. Pass countless medieval castles and vineyards lining the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities around every bend. See the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Meals: B, L, D

Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit

(additional expense)

NOTE: You can choose either the included tour of Koblenz OR the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours operate at the same time

DAY 6 Ludwigshafen / Heidelberg: Continue sailing to the town of Ludwigshafen, docking site for Heidelberg. Travel by coach to Heidelberg for a guided visit of the castle ruins and a walk along the cobblestone lanes of the old town. Meals: B, L, D Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Evening concert at Bruchsal Palace (additional expense)

DAY 7 Kehl / Strasbourg, France: Once docked in Kehl, travel by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Île - the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city’s star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square. Enjoy free time this afternoon to continue exploring this charming town on your own. Meals: B, L, D Alsace Wine Route with tasting (additional expense)

DAY 8 Breisach, Germany / Freiburg: On today’s adventure, visit the city of Freiburg, considered the ‘capital of the Black Forest’. Aside from seeing the lovely sights, sample true Black Forest delicacies from the lively market

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The magnificent Duomo soars skyward in Cologne, Germany Visit the city of Freiburg, considered the ‘capital of the Black Forest’

in the city center near the main cathedral. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Breisach. Meals: B, L, D

Guided tour of Freiburg

Guided bike tour in Breisach

DAY 9 Basel, Switzerland – Lucerne: After breakfast, disembark the ship in Basel and begin your Swiss adventure. Depart by coach to Lucerne, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and meadows. An included walking tour highlights the city’s landmark - the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge. See the 17th-century Renaissance Town Hall and town squares, all set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 10 Lucerne: Your last day is left free of planned activities. Explore on your own, or join the optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus – a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This evening, get together for an included dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, D Mt. Pilatus (additional expense)

DAY 11 Lucerne / USA: Bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89)

Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Europe or similar, Lucerne, Switzerland

Pre or post-cruise hotel stays available in Amsterdam. Call for details.

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Lucerne, Switzerland – set at the base of the Alps
2024 Departure Dates MAY 31 JUN 5* AUG 9, 28*SEP 6, 20, 25* OCT 4 Jewels of the Rhine PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITEDECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,815+ $3,369$4,815+ $3,369$4,925+ $3,449$4,925+ $3,449$4,925+ $3,449 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,919+ $3,445$4,919+ $3,445$5,029+ $3,525$5,029+ $3,525$5,029+ $3,525 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,515+ $3,859$5,515+ $3,859$5,625+ $3,939$5,625+ $3,939$5,625+ $3,939 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,795+ $4,055$5,795+ $4,055$5,895+ $4,129$5,895+ $4,129$5,895+ $4,129 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6.065+ $4,245$6.065+ $4,245$6,169+ $4,319$6,169+ $4,319$6,169+ $4,319 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $6,489N/A$6,489N/A$6,599N/A$6,599N/A$6,599N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,355N/A$7,355N/A$7,465N/A$7,465N/A$7,465N/A
Strasbourg, France proudly boasts diverse architecture

Jewels of the Rhine and the Glacier Express

the Netherlands

Germany • France

Switzerland

Enjoy all the scenic beauty this cruise offers as you travel along the romantic Rhine River through four countries. Colorful, picturesque towns line the shores, castles sit atop the vineyard-covered hills, and new sights await around every bend. Explore the charming towns and bustling cities on included shore excursions. Complete your vacation in Zermatt, Switzerland after a thrilling, scenic train ride aboard the Glacier Express. Travel from Zermatt to Chur by rail through lush forests and mountains, traversing architecturally amazing bridges. This journey is sure to be a highlight of your Mayflower holiday!

12 DAYS • 23 MEALS

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

DAY 2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, and cafés. Flights should arrive by 4:00pm. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Become acquainted with the amenities of your ship, or begin exploring the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard.

Meal: D

DAY 3 Amsterdam: Experience the city on a canal cruise aboard a glass-top boat. Traverse the UNESCO World Heritage network of canals, passing Roman patrician and ornate merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing through quintessential Dutch landscapes of quaint villages and windmills. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and gala dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour to Waterland

DAY 4 Cologne, Germany: Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. The city is one of Germany’s oldest and famous for its magnificent gothic cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city, traversing quaint alleyways, seeing historic monuments, and touching on the historical charms of the Old Town. After the tour, journey to a one-of-a-kind farm estate that provides locals with sustainable products.

Exceptional Inclusions

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• 23 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit four countries

• Seven-nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• All gratuities included

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Personal listening device for shore excursions

• All meals included onboard

• Variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Zermatt

• Exciting rail experience aboard the Glacier Express

• Overnight in Zurich

33 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation FRANCE Amsterdam Zurich Cologne Koblenz Cochem Ludwigshafen Heidelberg Strasbourg Kehl Breisach Basel Zermatt GERMANY NETHERLAND S SWITZERLAND 7 Rhine River Bruchsal Palace Freiburg Chur 1 2
Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Tour Route Cruise Route Train Route
Experience the charm of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Jewels of the Rhine and the Glacier Express

Experience a cooking demonstration of Reibekuchen (potato pancakes) and get a glimpse of behind the scenes sustainable farming. Meals: B, L, D

Local farm estate visit with cooking demonstration

DAY 5 Koblenz: Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz seeing the German Corner where the 2 rivers meet, the Church of Our Lady, and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defense against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. This afternoon, sail through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge. Pass countless medieval castles and vineyards lining the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities around every bend. See the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Meals: B, L, D

Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit

(additional expense)

NOTE: You can choose either the included tour of Koblenz OR the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours operate at the same time

DAY 6 Ludwigshafen / Heidelberg: Continue sailing to the town of Ludwigshafen, docking site for Heidelberg.

Travel by coach to Heidelberg for a guided visit of the castle ruins and a walk along the cobblestone lanes of the old town. Meals: B, L, D

Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Evening concert at Bruchsal Palace (additional expense)

DAY 7 Kehl / Strasbourg, France: Once docked in Kehl, travel by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Île - the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city’s star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square. Enjoy free time this afternoon to continue exploring this charming town on your own. Meals: B, L, D Alsace Wine Route with tasting (additional expense)

DAY 8 Breisach, Germany / Freiburg: On today’s adventure, visit the city of Freiburg, considered the ‘capital of the Black Forest’. Aside from seeing the lovely sights, sample true Black Forest delicacies from the lively market in the city center near the main cathedral. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Breisach. Meals: B, L, D

Guided tour of Freiburg

Guided bike tour in Breisach

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Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the old town in Heidelberg

DAY 9 Basel, Switzerland – Zermatt: After breakfast, disembark the ship in Basel and begin your Swiss adventure. Depart by coach to the mountain resort village of Zermatt for a 2-night stay. Meal: B

DAY 10 Zermatt: The charming village is situated at the base of the Matterhorn, which is described as one of the world’s most famous mountains. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the car-free zone of this picturesque village and discover its well-preserved original character. This afternoon is at leisure or join the DiscoverMORE cog rail journey to the summit of Gornergrat Mountain at approximately 10,000 feet. Meal: B

Gornergrat Matterhorn (additional expense)

DAY 11 Zermatt – Chur – Zurich: The highlight of this program awaits as you venture out on a rail journey through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express. As you travel aboard the train from Zermatt to the town of Chur, sit back and relax as you traverse the magnificent scenery of the Alps. Disembark the train in Chur and travel by coach to Zurich for an overnight stay. Meal: B

DAY 12 Zurich / USA: After breakfast, bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and depart on the transfer to the Zurich airport, taking with you warm memories of your cruise along the Rhine River and journey on the Glacier Express. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89)

Days 9 and 10 – Resort Hotel Alex or similar, Zermatt, Switzerland

Day 11 – Krone Unterstrass or similar, Zurich, Switzerland

Pre or post-cruise hotel stays available in Amsterdam. Call for details.

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TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, returning from Zurich, Switzerland. *This departure follows the Tulip Time on the Jewels of the Rhine itinerary (pg. 24). 35 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
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2024 Departure Dates APR 20* JUN 15 JUL 27 AUG 23 Jewels of the Rhine and the Glacier Express PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,205 + $3,860$5,405+ $4,060$5,205 + $3,860$5,205 + $3,860 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,525+ $4,180$5,725+ $4,380$5,525+ $4,180$5,525+ $4,180 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,205+ $4,860$6,405+ $5,060$6,205+ $4,860$6,205+ $4,860 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,395+ $5,050$6,595+ $5,250$6,395+ $5,050$6,395+ $5,050 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,525+ $5,180$6,725+ $5,380$6,525+ $5,180$6,525+ $5,180 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $7,205N/A$7,405N/A$7,205N/A$7,205N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $8,145N/A$8,345N/A$8,145N/A$8,145N/A
Journey through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express Zermatt, Switzerland at the foot of the famed Matterhorn

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Romantic Rhine

Switzerland • France • Germany • the Netherlands

9 DAYS • 20 MEALS Christmas time in Europe is a very special time of year. Explore the Netherlands, Germany and France as they celebrate this festive season. Discover what makes each port of call unique, roam the cities, and find treasures to take home for your family, friends and for yourself, carefully selected at each Christmas Market! Accomplish all of this while relaxing onboard your floating hotel on the Romantic Rhine, Europe’s longest river. Travel onboard a luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship and discover Europe at the most wonderful time of the year!

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.

DAY 2 Zurich – Basel, Switzerland: Welcome to Switzerland! Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to your awaiting motorcoach. Flights should arrive by 12:00pm. Journey to the town of Basel where your captain and crew await to welcome you aboard your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Enjoy time to become acquainted with your new accommodations, and this evening, join your fellow guests for dinner onboard. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Meal: D

DAY 3 Breisach, Germany: Begin the day with a guided tour of Breisach, also know as the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the Black Forest Highlands on your way to the Hofgut Sternen complex located at the foothill of Ravenna Gorge, a place where history and tradition merge.

Exceptional Inclusions

• 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Seven-night cruise

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• English-speaking Cruise Director onboard

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for excursions

• All meals included with a variety of international cuisine

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• All gratuities included

• Complimentary bikes onboard for use ashore

37 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation FRANCE Amsterdam Zurich Cologne Koblenz Cochem Ludwigshafen Heidelberg Strasbourg Kehl Basel GERMANY NETHERLAND S SWITZERLAND 7 Rhine River Breisach
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Enjoy a guided tour of Breisach Germany

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Romantic Rhine

This was the site where, in 1770, Marie Antoinette stopped with 52 beautifully decorated carriages on the way to her wedding to King Louis XVI. During this holiday season, see the picture-perfect Christmas market situated underneath the 130’ high Ravenna Viaduct where unique handcrafted regional items await your perusal.

Meals: B, L, D

Guided visit to the Christmas Market at Ravenna Viaduct

DAY 4 Strasbourg, France: Upon arrival in Kehl (docking site for Strasbourg), travel by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. A local guide leads you on a walking tour through this picturesque town. Stroll along the Grand Île and through the charming Old Quarter, ‘La Petit France’. Admire the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral. Enjoy free time to visit the stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the oldest in Europe, before returning to the ship. Meals: B, L, D Alsace Wine Route with tasting (additional expense)

DAY 5 Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg, Germany: From the port of Ludwigshafen, depart by coach for Heidelberg. Your guided tour of Heidelberg’s rich history includes a wine tasting and a visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, overlooking the Neckar River and a red-roofed skyline. A stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Old Town touches on the Church of the Holy Spirit and the oldest university in Germany, further enhancing your visit to this historic city. Don’t miss out on shopping for unique treasures at the Christmas Market in Heidelberg. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Koblenz: Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, where a landscape of castles and quaint towns awaits. Don’t miss the infamous Lorelei rock and statue and other photo opportunities that abound around every bend. Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. In the old part of the city, six areas offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen (traditional gingerbread hearts) to create a magical European Christmas experience. Meals: B, L, D Moselle & Cochem Castle Visit (additional expense)

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The lovely Christmas markets in Strasbourg, France Shop for unique treasures at the Christmas market in Heidelberg

DAY 7 Cologne: Seven markets transform picturesque Cologne into a winter wonderland over the Christmas season. Following a guided walking tour of the city, be sure to pay a visit to the shopping stalls around the Alter Markt, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and the UNESCO World Heritage cathedral, beneath which you’ll locate the Christmas tree. Decorated mugs hold steaming hot Glühwein, and local vendors sell handmade sweets and local delicacies at the Christmas market stalls. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: In Amsterdam, board a glass-top canal boat for a morning tour along the UNESCO World Heritage canal system. Pass historic

merchant’s houses that reflect the bygone era of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as delightful Christmas market stalls. Meander through the Christmas market during your free time to pick up any last minute gifts or souvenirs!

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Amsterdam / USA: It’s time to bid farewell to the Captain and crew and depart for Schiphol Airport as you say goodbye to Europe and return home with lifelong memories of your Christmas markets cruise along the Rhine River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS Days 2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 87) 12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air schedules from your city to Zurich, Switzerland, and returning from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 39 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
2024 Departure Date DEC 6 Christmas Markets Cruise on the Romantic Rhine PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $3,535+ $2,475 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $3,739+ $2,619 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $4,259+ $2,985 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $4,675+ $3,275 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $4,835+ $3,382 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $5,405 N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $6,135 N/A
Charming canals meander through Amsterdam Shop for hand-made gifts at Europe’s magical Christmas Markets

Danube Explorer

11 DAYS • 21 MEALS

Experience the Danube River onboard an award-winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship through four stunning countries. Explore fascinating ports of call with local English-speaking guides. Experience local culture, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, taste regional specialties and beverages and more on your seven-night cruise. During the two-night stay in the majestic city of Prague, included touring showcases its historic and picturesque sites.

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Hungary • Slovakia • Austria • Germany • the Czech Republic Budapest, Hungary Key: EmeraldPLUS EmeraldACTIVE DiscoverMORE UP
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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary: Welcome to the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, home for the next seven nights. This evening, join your fellow guests for a folklore performance onboard and a traditional Hungarian dinner. After dinner, relax on the Sun Deck and enjoy the fabulous view of the city, aglow in nighttime splendor. Meal: D A traditional Hungarian folklore show

DAY 3 Budapest: Explore Budapest’s cobbled medieval quarter, as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Your guide will highlight a number of architectural wonders and also talk about Budapest’s culinary scene. The tour will end at the Grand Market Hall, the city’s most expansive indoor food & craft market, where you’ll have time to explore on your own. If you are feeling more active, you may instead choose to hike to Buda Hill. The surrounding area has been rebuilt several times, most recently following the air raids of WWII. Some 18th-century Baroque houses still stand, best explored by foot along the medieval paths and alleyways in the area around Buda Castle. Meals: B, L, D Guided hike to Buda Hill (instead of city tour)

Szentendre (additional expense)*

Budapest Spa Experience (additional expense)*

*Both DiscoverMORE’s operate simultaneously; only one can be selected

DAY 4 Bratislava, Slovakia: This morning, relax onboard while sailing into the capital of Slovakia. This graceful nation became an independent country in 1993, and since then, Bratislava has flourished as a new capital and made a name for itself as a cultural center.

Exceptional Inclusions

• 21 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit five countries

• Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• All gratuities included

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for onboard excursions

• Most meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic

41 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation Prague AUSTRI A 7 Passau Linz Melk Vienna Bratislava Budapest CZECH REPUBLIC HUNGARY SLOVAKIA G ERMANY 2 Danube River Ceský Krumlov Schallaburg Castle Weissenkirchen Terezin Szentendre
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Witness Bratislava Castle as you cruise into port

Danube Explorer

The romantic cobblestone lanes that weave through the city are explored with your local guide, as you enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town center, seeing the Slovak National Theater and a range of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. For the more active guests, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, a landmark steeped in legends that looks as though it came from the pages of a fairytale book. Meals: B, L, D

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle (instead of city tour) Skoda Tour of Post-Communist Bratislava (additional expense)

Local Slovakian entertainment onboard

DAY 5 Vienna, Austria: Welcome to Vienna, Austria’s capital and the capital of classical music. The city perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. On the included city tour, see monuments and buildings of grandeur as the coach drives along the famous Ringstrasse. During the walking tour, stroll with your guide through the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the classical architectural styles of the buildings, see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace, right in the heart of the city center. If you are feeling more active, opt to explore on two wheels, cycling along the river to Danube Island.

Meals: B, L, D

Bike tour in Vienna (instead of city tour)

An exclusive Viennese evening concert with the music of Mozart and Strauss (additional expense)

DAY 6 Weissenkirchen – Melk: Effortlessly suspended in time, Weisenkirchen is one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the delightful warm weather creates the perfect setting for viticulture. Join your Activity Manager for a hike in town before sailing to Melk.Later this morning, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley, passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of natural beauty. Upon arrival in Melk, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey, originally a lavish castle that was gifted to Benedictine monks during the 11th century. This opulent Baroque building is home to some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts in the world. Meals: B, L, D Hike in Weissenkirchen

A guided bike ride along the Danube

Weissenkirchen vineyard hike with tasting (additional expense) Visit to Schallaburg Castle (from Melk) (additional expense)

DAY 7 Linz, Austria / Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic: Today’s adventure takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Ceský Krumlov. With its 13th-century castle, meandering river, and a maze of quaint alleyways, this town has one of the best-preserved centers in Europe. Join your local guide to traverse a labyrinth of winding cobblestone lanes as you experience the charming atmosphere of Ceský Krumlov’s medieval buildings and iconic castle complex. During the excursion, visit the 15thcentury St. VItus’ Church, a highlight of the town. Meals: B, D

A guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

Linzer Torte-making workshop (additional expense)

NOTE: The included excursion and DiscoverMORE operate at the same time

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Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria Visit the UNESCO World Heritage center of Ceský Krumlov

DAY 8 Passau, Germany: Narrow cobblestone streets welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe’s main waterways. On today’s excursion, venture out to a local farm to gain a fascinating insight into the life of local Bavarian farmers. Tour the farm, see the animals and learn how the family is utilizing methods of sustainable agriculture. Meet with the farmers and sample some of their homemade specialties during an included tasting. Meals: B, L, D

Bavarian farm visit and product tasting

Guided hike to Veste Oberhaus (instead of farm visit)

Bavaria Live (additional expense)

DAY 9 Passau – Prague, Czech Republic: After breakfast, say goodbye to your Captain and crew as you disembark your ship and depart by motorcoach for Prague, Czech Republic. Upon arrival, you’ll have free time for lunch on your own before the included city tour highlighting

the famous sites of this beautiful city. Following a brief panoramic drive, the heart of the city is discovered on foot. See the Old Town Square with its historic astronomical clock, and the medieval Charles Bridge. The tour concludes at the hotel with the evening at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 10 Prague: Your final day is left free of planned activities for your independent exploration of Prague. Or, if you choose, join the morning optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

Terezin Concentration Camp (additional expense)

DAY 11 Prague / USA: Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Republic. *These departures operate from Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89) Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Jalta or similar, Prague, Czech Republic Pre or post-cruise hotel stays available in Budapest. Call for details. 12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech
43 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation 2024 Departure Dates MAY 10, 15* JUN 11* AUG 24, 29* Danube Explorer PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITEDECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,029 + $3,519 $5,029 + $3,519 $5,029 + $3,519 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,085 + $3,559 $5,085 + $3,559 $5,085 + $3,559 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,895 + $4,129 $5,895 + $4,129 $5,895 + $4,129 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,949 + $4,165 $5,949 + $4,165 $5,949 + $4,165 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,269 + $4,389 $6,269 + $4,389 $6,269 + $4,389 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $6,925N/A$6,925N/A$6,925N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,465N/A$7,465N/A$7,465N/A
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Historic towers dominate Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic Visit Passau, Germany, located on the confluence of three main waterways

Danube Delights River Cruise

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS

Experience everything the Danube River has to offer as you cruise through four countries. History comes to life on walking tours through medieval cities. Castles perched on hilltops; quaint villages along the shores; architectural masterpieces in ports of call and spectacular scenery around every bend of the river. Bustling, cosmopolitan cities and those filled with the charm of picturesque alleyways and cobblestoned lanes lined with shops and cafés. All of these delights await your discovery on this Danube River cruise.

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Hungary • Slovakia • Austria • Germany • the Czech Republic Key: EmeraldPLUS EmeraldACTIVE DiscoverMORE Budapest, Hungary UP TO FREE AIRFARE CALL FOR DETAILS

DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary: Upon arrival, transfer to the ship, home for the next seven nights. The afternoon is at leisure to become acquainted with the ship or begin exploring the city on your own. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a traditional Hungarian dinner and a folk dancing and musical performance by local entertainers onboard. Meal: D

Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

DAY 3 Budapest: Today’s included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square, Andrassy Avenue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Buda Castle District. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike to Buda Hill for a postcard-worthy panorama of the Danube banks. This afternoon, the ship departs for Bratislava. Meals: B, L, D Guided hike to Buda Hill (instead of city tour)*

Excursion to Szentendre (additional expense)*

Jewish Heritage tour (additional expense)*

*The DiscoverMORES, EmeraldACTIVE and included tour all operate simultaneously. Only one can be selected.

DAY 4 Bratislava, Slovakia: This morning, relax onboard as the ship sails to Bratislava. Witness Bratislava Castle, perched atop a hill, as you arrive into port. During the guided walking tour, meander through the heart of the city as you view the lavish Episcopal Summer Palace, the neo-Renaissance façade of the Slovak National Theater, and charming streets lined with quaint shops and cafés. Alternatively, choose to join the hike to the castle for a look around the gardens and overview of the Danube.

Exceptional Inclusions

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• 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit five countries

• Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• All gratuities included

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for excursions

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, Czech Republic

45 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation Prague Bavarian Forest AUSTRI A 7 Nuremburg Regensburg Passau Krems Dürnstein Vienna Bratislava Budapest CZECH REPUBLIC HUNGARY SLOVAKIA G ERMANY 2 Danube River Szentendre Engelhartszell
Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Tour Route Cruise Route
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Bratislava

Danube Delights River Cruise

This afternoon, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to tasty homemade specialties in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia! Meals: B, L, D

Hike to Bratislava Castle (instead of city tour)

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a local family

Skoda Tour of Post-Communist Bratislava (additional expnese)

Carpathian wine route (additional expense) instead of city tour

DAY 5 Vienna, Austria: Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music and world-famous art exhibitions. Today you have a choice of activities: explore Austria’s art history on an included tour featuring a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums in the world. OR, explore on two wheels with a bike ride along the river, arriving at Danube Island. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour (instead of city tour)

Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (additional expense)

DAY 6 Krems – Dürnstein: The day begins with a guided tour of Gottweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most important Benedictine abbeys. Sitting atop a hill near Krems, this architectural treasure overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley. Upon returning to the ship, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful valley enroute to Dürnstein – “The Pearl of the Wachau Valley” - dominated

by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche. Alternatively, cycle past the terraced vineyards and castles as you join a guided bike tour from Krems to Dürnstein. Meals: B, L, D

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle*

Guided bike tour along the Danube from Krems to Dürnstein* *the EmeraldACTIVE events overlap; only one can be selected

DAY 7 Engelhartzell, Germany – Passau: After a relaxing morning onboard, the ship arrives in Passau where cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you. On an included walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleyways and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. After a bit of free time, return to the ship for lunch and a leisurely afternoon sailing along the river to Regensburg. Meals: B, L, D

Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (from Engelhartszell) (additional expense)*

Visit to Schuetz Museum Engelhartszell (additional expense)*

Guided bike tour along the River Inn (instead of included city tour) * the DiscoverMORE’s overlap; only one can be selected

DAY 8 Regensburg: A morning arrival in Regensburg brings you to one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. As a local guide leads you through cobblestone lanes on a walking tour, discover the UNESCO World Heritage old

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Immerse yourself in the culture of Vienna Dürnstein, Austria – The “Pearl of the Wachau Valley”

town and see many of the city’s architectural highlights. Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla Monument, towering high above the slopes of the Danube. The site affords a fascinating view of the surrounding landscape and the river below. This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band onboard. The ship remains docked in Regensburg overnight. Meals: B, L, D

Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

Nuremberg City Tour (additional expense)

Bike tour to Walhalla Monument (instead of included tour)

Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

DAY 9 Regensburg – Prague, Czech Republic: After breakfast, say goodbye to your Captain and crew as you disembark your ship and depart by motorcoach for Prague, Czech Republic. Upon arrival, free time for lunch on your own, followed by an included city tour highlighting

the famous sites of this beautiful city. Following a brief panoramic drive, the heart of the city is discovered on foot. See Old Town Square with its historic astronomical clock, and the medieval Charles Bridge. The tour concludes at the hotel with the evening at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 10 Prague: Your final day is left free of planned activities for your independent exploration of Prague. Or, if you choose, join the morning optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

Terezin Concentration Camp (additional expense)

DAY 11 Prague / USA: Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life-enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-ship (pg. 89)

Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Jalta or similar, Prague, Czech Republic

Pre or post-cruise hotel stays available in Budapest. Call for details. 12 3 45

ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic. *This departure operates from Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary. 47 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
TOUR
Prague’s historic Astronomical Clock
2024 Departure Dates JUL 18 AUG 30* SEP 21 OCT 10, 15* Danube Delights River Cruise PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITEDECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,129+ $3,589$5,129+ $3,589$5,129+ $3,589$5,129+ $3,589 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,185+ $3,629$5,185+ $3,629$5,185+ $3,629$5,185+ $3,629 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,999+ $4,199$5,999+ $4,199$5,999+ $4,199$5,999+ $4,199 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,049+ $4,239$6,049+ $4,239$6,049+ $4,239$6,049+ $4,239 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,375+ $4,459$6,375+ $4,459$6,375+ $4,459$6,375+ $4,459 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $7,025N/A$7,025N/A$7,025N/A$7,025N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,565N/A$7,565N/A$7,565N/A$7,565N/A
Regensburg – one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities

Danube Delights River Cruise during Oktoberfest

Germany • Austria • the Czech Republic • Slovakia • Hungary

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS Enjoy the Danube Delights River Cruise itinerary during the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest! Join Mayflower during the Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany and take in the live music, cultural performances, traditionally dressed festival-goers, customary cuisine, and, of course, the beer. Once onboard your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, journey between Regensburg, Germany and Budapest, Hungary. Visit iconic and picturesque ports of call, sample incredible cuisine onboard and absorb the local culture as you cruise through four countries.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA

DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary

DAY 3 Budapest, Hungary

DAY 4 Bratislava, Slovakia

DAY 5 Vienna, Austria

DAY 6 Krems – Dürnstein, Austria

DAY 7 Engelhartzell – Passau, Germany

DAY 8 Regensburg, Germany

DAY 9 Regensburg – Munich, Germany

DAY 10 Munich, Germany

DAY 11 Munich / USA

Itinerary is subject to change.

DiscoverMORE: (additional expenses)

• Excursion to Szentendre*

• Jewish Heritage tour*

• Skoda Tour of Post-Communist Bratislava

• Carpathian wine route (instead of included city tour)

• Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss

• Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (from Engelhartszell)†

• Visit to Schuetz Museum Engelhartszell†

• Nuremberg City Tour (additional expense)

*† The DiscoverMORE’s operate simultaneously; only one can be selected. For more details or a full itinerary visit mayflowercruisesandtours.com or contact a Mayflower travel specialist today.

Exceptional Inclusions

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• 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit four countries

• Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel

• All gratuities included

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for excursions

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All port charges included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Munich, Germany

• Included entrance to a beer tent on the Oktoberfest fairgrounds

HOTEL AND CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-ship Days 9 and 10 – Novotel Hotel or similar, Munich, Germany

Pre-cruise hotel stay available in Budapest. Call for details.

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Munich, Germany

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49 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
Munich Bavarian Forest AUSTRI A 7 Nuremburg Regensburg Passau Krems Dürnstein Vienna Bratislava Budapest HUNGARY SLOVAKIA GERMANY 2 Danube River Szentendre Engelhartszell
2024 Departure Date SEP 21 Danube Explorer River Cruising during Oktoberfest PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITEDECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,229+ $3,669 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,285+ $3,699 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,099+ $4,269 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,149+ $4,309 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,475+ $4,539 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $7,125N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,665N/A
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TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Tour Route Cruise Route
Stroll
through Marienplatz Square in Munich, Germany

Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River

Hungary • Slovakia • Austria • Germany

9 DAYS • 20 MEALS Get into the holiday spirit with a relaxing cruise on the Danube, Europe’s most popular river, during the holiday season. Explore the wonderful Christmas Markets of four countries with ports of call in the enchanting cities of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau and Regensburg, each specially decorated for the season. Roam the markets of each port in search of special handmade ornaments and crafts to bring home and cherish at holiday time for years to come.

Key:

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EmeraldPLUS EmeraldACTIVE DiscoverMORE
$399 AIRFARE CALL FOR DETAILS

DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich, Germany.

DAY 2 Regensburg, Germany: Welcome to Germany! All flights must arrive by 2:00pm. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Regensburg. After boarding, explore the ship and become acquainted with the amenities. Later, enjoy dinner onboard. Meal: D

DAY 3 Regensburg, Germany: Your exploration of Germany begins in this historic city. On your guided walking tour, view one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. Visit the famous Christmas Market at the Thurn & Taxis Palace grounds, try a mug of Glühwein and treat yourself to homemade gingerbread! Meals: B, L, D

Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

Visit to Thurn & Taxis Christmas Market

Excursion to Nuremberg (additional expense)

DAY 4 Passau: Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. During the walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. The tour ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where you’ll find a Chirstkindlmarkt filled with gingerbreadlike stalls selling handmade gifts and tasty treats in an atmosphere of twinkling lights. Meals: B, L, D

Exceptional Inclusions

• 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit Christmas Markets in four different countries – Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany

• Seven night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for shore excursions

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• Variety of onboard entertainment

• All gratuities included

51 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation Munich AUSTRI A 7 Regensburg Passau Krems Vienna Bratislava Budapest HUNGARY SLOVAKIA G ERMANY Danube River Göttweig Abbey Nuremberg Szentendre
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Visit Regensburg’s famous Christmas Market

Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River

DAY 5 Krems, Austria: Enjoy a leisurely morning sailingthrough the spectacular Wachau Valley, on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to Krems. Upon arrival, depart for a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey. This Benedictine monastery, perched high atop a vineyard and forest-covered hill, offers stunning views over the Wachau Valley. Inside the abbey, admire its architectural highlights, antique decorations and furnishings. Meals: B, L, D Christmas Traditions in Europe onboard presentation

DAY 6 Vienna, Austria: This capital city is comprised of grand boulevards, ornate palaces, amazing architecture and storied history. Also famous for art exhibitions and museums, your included tour visits the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country. After

the tour, enjoy free time to visit the wonderful Christmas Markets throughout the city. Meals: B, L, D Exclusive Viennese concert (additional expense)

DAY 7 Bratislava, Slovakia: Learn about Slovakian culture during a visit to Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Slovak National Theater and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Bratislava is also home to charming Christmas markets where you can shop for handmade ornaments and holiday craft items. Meals: B, L, D Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians

Carpathian wine route (additional expense) (instead of EmeraldPLUS)

Skoda tour of post-communist Bratislava (additional expense)

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Experience a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey Visit the charming Christmas Market in the town center of Bratislava

DAY 8 Budapest, Hungary: Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan capital, is known for the rich architecture and historic monuments along both sides of the Danube. This UNESCO World Heritage city is a true delight during the season with its Christmas Market and festive display of holiday decorations. Your guided coach tour will introduce you to the city as it passes Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge and Andrássy Avenue – the main shopping area lined with spectacular Neo-Renaissance townhomes, cafés, boutiques and theaters, among them the State Opera House. This evening you’ll be delighted by

a traditional Hungarian folklore show onboard. Meals: B, L, D A traditional Hungarian folklore show Jewish Heritage Tour (additional expense)* Excursion to Szentendre (additional expense)*

*Both DiscoverMORE’s operate simultaneously; only one can be selected

DAY 9 Budapest, Hungary / USA: After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travelers as you disembark the ship. Transfer to the Budapest airport, taking home warm memories of Europe at Christmastime. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Call for air rates

schedules from your city to Munich, Germany, returning from Budapest, Hungary.

2 through 8 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89) 12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC
CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS Days
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2024 Departure Date DEC 7 Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $3,535 + $2,475 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $3,845 + $2,689 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $4,519 + $3,165 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $4,699 + $3,295 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $4,829 + $3,385 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $5,509 N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $6,445 N/A
Christmas market on Budapest’s main square Shop for handmade holiday ornaments and crafts

Gems of Eastern Europe

Hungary • Croatia • Serbia • Bulgaria • Romania

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS

Five countries, all unique in their own way, line the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. Visit a Puszta Horse Farm in Kalocsa, Hungary, for a performance showcasing the riding skills of the Magyar cowboys and enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek. Take a guided tour of Belgrade before attending a Serbian folklore show onboard your ship. Taste Romanian wine on the banks of the river, visit the impressive cliff-top town of Veliko Tarnovo and attend a choir concert in Arbanasi. Your adventure includes a two-night stay in the remarkable capital city of Bucharest, Romania. The Gems of Eastern Europe await on this 11-day holiday.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

DAY 2 Budapest, Hungary: Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings and become acquainted with the amenities of the ship. This evening, enjoy an authentic Hungarian folklore show onboard, followed by a traditional dinner. Meal: D Traditional Hungarian folklore show onboard

DAY 3 Kalocsa: Early this morning, the ship departs Budapest. Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing along the river to Kalocsa, one of Hungary’s oldest towns and famous for the production of paprika. Following lunch onboard, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm during an included excursion. Watch a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar cowboys and the “tricks” of the horses themselves. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner onboard. Meals: B, L, D

Visit to a Puszta Horse Farm

DAY 4 Osijek, Croatia: The ship arrives in Osijek, Croatia, early this morning. After breakfast, depart for an included excursion of the city – 4th largest in Croatia. During a panoramic tour, see buildings that have been restored to their former glory while also witnessing the scars of conflict as others still display bullet holes and shrapnel marks. Meet local students from the village before beginning your walking tour of Osijek Fortress - a collection of Baroque buildings laid out like a traditional 18th-century Habsburg star fort. For a truly life-enriching

Exceptional Inclusions

• 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit five countries

• Seven-night cruise aboard a luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for shore excursions

• Onboard meals include a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

• All gratuities included

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Bucharest, Romania

experience, head into the villages for a home-hosted lunch with local families. Meals: B, L, D

Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian Family

Vucedol Culture Museum (additional expense)

Trek to Adica Park

7 Budapest CROATI A Danube River HUNGARY ROMANI A S ERBIA BULGARIA Kalocsa Aljmaš Belgrade
Milanovac
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Vidin Veliko Tarnovo Arbanasi Rousse Giurgiu Bucharest 2 Golubac
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Beautiful overlook of Budapest, Hungary

Gems of Eastern Europe

DAY 5 Belgrade, Serbia: Today’s adventure begins with an included guided tour of Serbia’s vibrant capital including a visit to the Museum of Yugoslavia and Tito’s Memorial, the impressive Belgrade Fortress and St. Sava Church, the world’s largest orthodox cathedral. Alternatively, learn about the history of Belgrade during a guided bike tour of the city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in port, or join an optional excursion to the National Opera Theatre for a backstage tour. After dinner, you’re in for a treat as a dance troupe comes aboard and performs a folklore show featuring dances from various parts of the country. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour (instead of city tour)

National Opera Theatre Tour (additional expense)*

Routes of Nikola Tesla (additional expense)*

Evening Serbian folklore show onboard

* these excursions operate simultaneously; only one can be selected

DAY 6 Golubac – Donji Milanovac / Iron Gates: The day begins as you embark on an incredible journey to the archaeological excavation site of Lepinski Vir. Located on the Danube in the Djerdap Gorge, near the town of Donji Milanovac, this Paleolithic site showcases a history spanning more than 8 millennia. Archaeologists have used this site to track the development of prehistoric culture in Europe and numerous Stone Age settlements have been found in the area. Re-embark the ship at Donji Milanovac following the excursion and enjoy a leisurely day sailing

along the Danube River. Be sure to be on deck as you sail through the Iron Gates – the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, boasting spectacular scenery. Meals: B, L, D

Donji Milanovac by bike (instead of included tour)

Golubac Castle Visit (additional expense)

DAY 7 Vidin, Bulgaria: A morning arrival brings you to Vidin in northwest Bulgaria. One of the oldest towns along the Bulgarian Danube, it prospers from the surrounding countryside and is renowned for wine production. The day begins with an included tour of a vineyard and the opportunity to sample the local vintage. After a picturesque drive through the Bulgarian countryside, embark on a guided walking tour of Vidin’s city center. The walk ends at the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. During the guided tour, see the three fully-preserved towers and original battlements of the city’s main attraction. Alternatively, embark on a hike to Belogradchik Fortress, also known as Kaleto, on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Initially used as a lookout point, it is believed to have been built by Romans, utilizing the already existing rocky landscape. Meals: B, L, D Hike to Belogradchik Fortress (instead of included tour)

Traditional Bulgarian pastry-making (additional expense)

DAY 8 Rousse, Bulgaria: After arrival in Rousse, depart the ship on an included excursion to the impressive clifftop town of Veliko Tarnovo. This former capital of the

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Blue domes and blue skies in Belgrade, Serbia Visit the medieval fortress of Baba Vida in Vidin, Bulgaria

Bulgarian empire was once known as the ‘city of the Tsars’ and remains largely unchanged from medieval times with its fortifications and cobbled streets. Continue on to the historic town of Arbanasi, perched high on a plateau overlooking the Yantra River. Known for its 17th and 18thcentury churches, a highlight of the visit may be the choir concert of acapella Orthodox chants. Return to the ship in Rousse for an afternoon at leisure before the Captain’s farewell reception. Meals: B, L, D

Choir concert in Arbanasi

Hike to the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo (instead of included tour)

Wine Tasting at Leventa (additional expense)

DAY 9 Giurgiu / Bucharest, Romania: This morning, disembark the ship in Giurgiu and journey by coach to Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Upon arrival, an included panoramic tour showcases the highlights of the city as you

pass the Palace of Parliament and Triumph Arch. Visit the Spring Palace, former mansion of Nicolae Ceauşescu. Spared from the 1989 uprising that overthrew the dictator, the rooms exude opulence and remain as they were over 30 years ago. Following the tour, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 10 Bucharest: On your final day in Romania enjoy the day at leisure to pursue independent activities. Alternatively, you can participate in an optional excursion to Transylvania and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. Meal: B Transylvania and Bran Castle (additional expense)

DAY 11 Bucharest / USA: Bid a fond farewell to Eastern Europe as you depart for the airport and return home with memories of life-enriching experiences. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89) Days 9 and 10 – Radisson Blu or similar, Bucharest, Romania

2024 Departure Dates MAY 29 JUN 3* SEP 8, 13* Gems of Eastern Europe PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,819+ $3,369$4,819+ $3,369$4,819+ $3,369 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,535+ $3,875$5,535+ $3,875$5,535+ $3,875 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,979+ $4,189$5,979+ $4,189$5,979+ $4,189 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,209+ $4,345$6,209+ $4,345$6,209+ $4,345 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,525+ $4,565$6,525+ $4,565$6,525+ $4,565 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $7,199 N/A $7,199 N/A $7,199 N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $8,135 N/A $8,135 N/A $8,135 N/A
12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC
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Revolution Square – the heart of Bucharest’s historic events Medieval mementos remain unchanged in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Splendors of Europe River Cruise

the Netherlands • Germany • Austria • Slovakia • Hungary

16 DAYS • 41 MEALS Sail from Amsterdam to Budapest on this epic 15-day river cruise all the while exploring iconic ports of call in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Take in the vibrant capital of Amsterdam and sail through the Dutch countryside. In Germany, experience the timeless charm of medieval towns and the natural beauty of the Rhine River. Sail on the legendary blue Danube River via the Main-Rhine Canal and cross into the picturesque country of Austria. Pass through the inspiring landscape of the Wachau Valley and visit the capital city of Vienna. Guided tours in Bratislava and Budapest offer unique insight into the region’s past, present and future. Enjoy it all on this voyage with Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

DAY 2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums and cafés. You’ll be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard. Meal: D

DAY 3 Amsterdam – Cruising: This morning, choose to enjoy a glass-top boat tour through Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage canal network, OR take a guided bike tour to Waterland. Then return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour to Waterland (instead of canal cruise)

DAY 4 Cologne, Germany: Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Gothic cathedral. Join your guide on a walking tour to discover the city and its Old Town. During your free time shop for local specialty items or continue to explore before returning to the ship. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Rüdesheim: Today’s cruising is certainly a highlight as you cruise through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge and pass the infamous Lorelei Rock. Keep your camera ready to capture the stunning vistas of castles perched atop steep vine-covered slopes. Later, in the afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Choose to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum OR take an active

Exceptional Inclusions

• 41 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit five countries

• Fourteen-night cruise aboard a luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for excursions

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• All gratuities included

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

hike to Niederwalddenkmal. Meals: B, L, D Guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal (instead of included excursion to the Music Cabinet Museum)

DAY 6 Miltenberg – Wertheim: Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque medieval village on the Main River. During an included walking tour, see the Merchant Hall and the old town, lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings.

59 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation 14 Amsterdam NETHERLAND S Rhine River G ERMANY AUSTRI A HUNGARY SLOVAKIA Cologne Rüdesheim Miltenberg Würzburg Bamberg Nuremberg Regensburg Passau Melk Dürnstein Vienna Bratislava Budapest CZECH REPUBLI C Rothenburg Ceský Krumlov Salzburg Danube River Main Canal Szentendre Wertheim
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Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Cruise Route
Explore the picturesque city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Splendors of Europe River Cruise

Alternatively, join a guided hike through the forest to Mildenburg Castle. Later, venture to the charming town of Wertheim for an exclusive glass-blowing presentation at the Glass Art Museum. Meals: B, L, D

Guided walk to Mildenburg Castle

Vineyard visit and Franconian wine (additional expense) Glass-blowing presentation

DAY 7 Würzburg: Set amongst sloping, vineyard-covered hills, Würzburg is known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’. The included excursion includes a tour of the town, and a visit to the Würzburg Residenz. As one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th-century frescoes and the amazing 3D stuccowork, OR, choose an optional excursion to Rothenburg, available from Würzburg. Meals: B, L, D

Excursion to Rothenburg (additional expense) (instead of included tour of Würzburg)

DAY 8 Bamberg: Relax onboard this morning, cruising to Bamberg. As you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide, discover one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centers and admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail and spectacular ornamentation. Marvel at the opulence of the New Residence, former home of the prince bishops, and enjoy a stroll through the rose garden. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Nuremberg: Embark on a sightseeing tour of the historic city. See its architectural wonders, and gain insight into the events of WWII and the mark left on the walled city. Afterwards, enjoy free time to stroll through the medieval city center. Meals: B, L, D

World War II Tour (additional expense)

(instead of included tour of Nuremberg)

DAY 10 Regensburg: This morning, cruise through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal. Continue cruising along the Danube River to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, see the city’s architectural highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. After the excursion, enjoy free time in this medieval city. Meals: B, L, D Sausage-making workshop (additional expense)

Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

DAY 11 Passau – Linz, Austria: Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in Passau. On an included walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the Gothic Town Hall, Bishop’s Residence and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest pipe organ.

Meals: B, L, D

Tour to Salzburg (additional expense)

Tour to Ceský Krumlov (additional expense)

Note: all excursions overlap; only one can be selected: Passau, Salzburg or Ceský Krumlov

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Miltenberg’s medieval charm decorates the Main River Marvel at intricate architectural detail in Bamberg, Germany

DAY 12 Melk – Dürnstein: Situated within Austria’s winegrowing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is visited on the included excursion. This afternoon, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley to the enchanting village of Dürnstein. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein*

Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle*

* the ACTIVE events operate simultaneously; only one can be selected

DAY 13 Vienna: Discover Austria’s capital with a panoramic overview of the city followed by a walking tour. See the magnificent Ringstrasse, Opera House, Burgtheatre and the Parliament before enjoying time to explore at your leisure. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour of Vienna (instead of included city tour)

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace (additional expense)

Exclusive Viennese concert (additional expense)

DAY 14 Bratislava, Slovakia: As the capital, Bratislava is a place where Baroque palaces, boutiques and cafés adorn cobblestone streets. Enjoy a walking tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Episcopal Summer Palace and Slovak National Theater.

This afternoon, a highlight will be a cultural visit with a local family. Meals: B, L, D

Guided hike to Bratislava Castle (instead of included tour)

Home-hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians

Skoda Tour of Post-Communist Bratislava (additional expense)

DAY 15 Budapest, Hungary: Enjoy a guided tour of this capital city and see the highlights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure for you to continue discovering this beautiful city. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner and a folklore show on your final evening onboard. Meals: B, L, D

Guided hike to Buda Hill (instead of included tour)

Excursion to Szentendre (additional expense)*

Jewish Heritage Tour (additional expense)*

Traditional Hungarian folklore show onboard * DiscoverMORE’s operate simultaneously; only one can be selected

DAY 16 Return to USA: After breakfast, it is time to disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking with you memories of your adventures from this cruise along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Meal: B Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS Days 2 through 15 – Aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship (pg. 89) 12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, returning from Budapest, Hungary. 61 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation 2024 Departure Dates MAY 4 SEP 7 OCT 5 Splendors of Europe River Cruise PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $6,445+ $4,189$6,445+ $4,189$5,819+ $3,785 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $7,069+ $4,595$7,069+ $4,595$6,445+ $4,189 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $8,419+ $5,475$8,419+ $5,475$7,795+ $5,069 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $8,785+ $5,709$8,785+ $5,709$8,159+ $5,305 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $9,045+ $5,879$9,045+ $5,879$8,419+ $5,472 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $10,395N/A$10,395N/A$9,775N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $12,059N/A$12,059N/A$11,435N/A
The historic Chain Bridge, linking Buda and Pest Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Spend two nights in the cosmopolitan capital of Lisbon, Portugal with a tour showcasing the famous sights of this remarkable city. Enroute to Porto, visit the pilgrimage site of Fátima and the university town of Coimbra. Navigate a path through Portugal’s enchanting countryside while cruising along the dramatic Douro River. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper the distant horizons and charming towns lay hidden in the rural hillsides. From Spain’s walled city of Salamanca to the charming baroque village of Lamego, enjoy a new perspective of Europe as you sail the along the Douro.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

DAY 2 Lisbon, Portugal: Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Lisbon. This evening, join your Mayflower staff and fellow travelers for an included dinner. Meal: D

DAY 3 Lisbon: After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. During a panoramic coach tour, see ‘Monument to the Discoveries,’ and Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Jerónimos Monastery and discover the unique architecture and history. Enjoy a free afternoon to shop, dine and experience this cosmopolitan city on your own. Meal: B

DAY 4 Fátima – Coimbra – Porto: Depart Lisbon by coach and journey to the ship in Porto. Enroute, visit Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important Catholic pilgrimage site. The city’s fame originates from the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children in the nearby fields. Continue to Coimbra and its famous university before arriving in Porto to embark the MS Emerald Radiance, home for the next seven nights. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Porto – Pinhão: Today is a day of sailing through the twists and turns of the Douro Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by quaint villages, sun-drenched vineyards and small farms.

Exceptional Inclusions

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• 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Visit two countries

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lisbon, Portugal before cruising

• Seven-night cruise on the Emerald Radiance

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• All gratuities included

• Personal listening device for onboard excursions

• Many meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Variety of onboard evening entertainment

63 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation Douro River 7 Lisbon PORTUGAL Fátima Coimbra Porto Lamego Régu a Pinhão Pocinh o Ve ga Te rrón Salamanc a 2 S PAIN Mateus Manor House Castelo Rodrigo
Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit DiscoverMORE Tour Route Cruise Route
‘Monument to the Discoveries’, Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

Later today, arrive in the village of Pinhão, perfectly situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides that produce some of the world’s best Port wine. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. Meals: B, L, D

A Portuguese cooking demonstration onboard

DAY 6 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón: Begin the day with a visit to the beautiful 18th-century estate of Quinta do Tedo Vineyard with spectacular views of the Douro Valley. Learn about wine production, its importance to the culture and economy, and enjoy a tasting of the local vintage. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards OR, embark on a kayak excursion along the river. This afternoon, the ship sails for Vega de Terrón, gateway to Spain. Meals: B, L, D

A guided walk through the vineyards*

Kayak experience in Pinhão*

*The included tour and both ACTIVE tours all operate simultaneously. Only one can be selected.

DAY 7 Salamanca, Spain: Today’s excursion takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca, Spain. During the guided walking tour, see amazingly detailed and intricately carved buildings of the university and the House of Shells. Regal splendor abounds in the Plaza Mayor, the heartbeat of the city. You’ll have free time for lunch and

to explore independently before returning to the ship in Portugal. Meals: B, D

Entertainment by a Tuna music band in Salamanca

Tour of Castelo Rodrigo (additional expense)

The DiscoverMORE overlaps with the included tour to Spain. Only one can be selected.

DAY 8 Pocinho / Régua, Portugal: Arrive in Pocinho and disembark for a morning tour to the Côa Valley Museum. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, the museum’s concrete structure houses prehistoric stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro which were uncovered during construction of a nearby dam project. Return to the ship for lunch and relax on deck as the ship sails through idyllic surroundings on the way to Régua. This evening, enjoy an off-ship dinner at a traditional vineyard estate. Meals: B, L, D

Archaeological 4x4 Tour at Côa Museum (additional expense) The included tour and DiscoverMORE operate at the same time.

Port wine cocktail lesson onboard

Dinner at a vineyard estate

DAY 9 Régua – Lamego: From Régua, journey by coach to the marvelous baroque village of Lamego, home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies - one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. Visit the Sanctuary

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One of the many monuments in Coimbra, Portugal Feel the rhythm of the city in the Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain

perched atop the hill, with its iconic 686-step granite staircase, decorated with the traditional Portuguese blue and white ‘azulejos’ tiles. Return to the ship in Régua after the excursion. Meals: B, L, D

Walk down the stairs of the Sanctuary

Visit to Mateus Manor House (additional expense) This tour operates at the same time as the included visit of Lamego. Only one can be selected.

Mosaic tile painting lesson onboard

DAY 10 Porto: Having traversed the Douro River, the ship returns to Porto – a city with an eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. An included tour highlights the sights from its scenic beauty to the historic landmarks of the Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo. For those who wish to see

the charms of Porto on foot, the Active walk through the town will bring you closer to the vibrant daily life of the locals. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Porto. Meals: B, L, D

A guided walk of Porto (instead of included tour)

Guided bike tour to the Atlantic Ocean (additional expense)*

Visit to Quinta do Aveleda with Vinho Verde tasting (additional expense)*

Evening cruise through Porto’s enchanting waters * the DiscoverMORE’s operate at the same time; only one can be selected.

DAY 11 Porto / USA: This morning, disembark the MS Emerald Radiance and bid a fond farewell to Portugal, filled with memories of this remarkable cruise along the ‘River of Gold.’ Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Days 2 and 3 – Avani Hotel or similar, Lisbon, Portugal Days 4 through 10 – Aboard the MS Emerald Radiance (pg. 90) 12 3 45 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, returning from Porto, Portugal. 65 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
The quaint and historic waterfront of Porto, Portugal
2024 Departure Dates APR 10, 17 MAY 15 JUL 3 AUG 28, SEP 4 OCT 2 Portugal and the Douro River Cruise PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITEDECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $4,945+ $3,465$5,569+ $3,899$4,945+ $3,465$5,569+ $3,899$4,945+ $3,465 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,169+ $3,619$5,789+ $4,055$5,169+ $3,619$5,789+ $4,055$5,169+ $3,619 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,489+ $3,845$6,115+ $4,279$5,489+ $3,845$6,115+ $4,279$5,489+ $3,845 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,595+ $3,919$6,219+ $4,355$5,595+ $3,919$6,219+ $4,355$5,595+ $3,919 R Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $5,919+ $4,145$6,545+ $4,579$5,919+ $4,145$6,545+ $4,579$5,919+ $4,145 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,299+ $4,409$6,925+ $4,845$6,299+ $4,409$6,925+ $4,845$6,299+ $4,409 P Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,459+ $4,525$7,085+ $4,959$6,459+ $4,525$7,085+ $4,959$6,459+ $4,525 SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $6,949N/A$7,575N/A$6,949N/A$7,575N/A$6,949N/A RA Riverview Suite Horizon $7,059N/A$7,685N/A$7,059N/A$7,685N/A$7,059N/A
Tile work adorns the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, Lamego, Portugal

Splendor of the Seine River Cruise

featuring two-nights in Paris

The Seine River flows through the center of Paris and is the main artery of the ‘City of Light’. Spend two nights in Paris before boarding a luxurious Scenic SpaceShip. Cruise down one of Europe’s most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns. Enjoy escorted shore excursions in some of France’s most beautiful cities including Rouen, Honfleur, Vernon and pay tribute to our war heroes at the Normandy-American Cemetery.

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Paris, France.

DAY 2 Paris, France: Your journey begins in Paris, the ‘city of light’. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and assisted with the transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore on your own or simply relax.

DAY 3 Paris: After breakfast, enjoy an included panoramic tour of this capital city. See such famous sites and landmarks as the Louvre, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the trendy district of Le Marais on the Right Bank, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, the Trocadéro and the pièce de rèsistance…the Eiffel Tower. After your orientation to the city, the remainder of the day is at leisure to pursue independent interests. Meal: B

DAY 4 Embark the MS Scenic Gem: In the early afternoon, depart the hotel and embark the MS Scenic Gem, home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to unpack, discover the amenities onboard or take a leisurely stroll along the Seine. This evening, the ship departs Paris and a delicious welcome dinner awaits. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Conflans Sainte Honorine / Auvers sur Oise: This morning arrive in the charming medieval town of Conflans. In port, your Freechoice options are: discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, OR visit the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of the remarkable château set amidst beautiful parklands.

Exceptional Inclusions

• 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Free home pickup and return service on tour dates, when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Two-night hotel stay and touring in Paris, France

• Seven-night cruise aboard the Scenic Gem

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for onboard excursions

• Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary beverages onboard ship, all day, every day

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary mini-bar in all suites –restocked daily

• Butler service for all guests

• All gratuities included

• Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore

• Variety of onboard evening entertainment

67 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation FRANCE Paris
7 English Channel Conflans
Vernon
Seine River 2 Château de La Roche-Guyon
Château Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chantilly Auverssur-Oise
Giverny Rouen Caudebec-en-Caux Honfleur Normandy Beaches Fécamp
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Iconic sites of Paris - postcard perfect
Hotel Overnight Cruise Overnight Visit Freechoice Cruise Route
This tour is a Scenic river cruise and sails onboard a Scenic Space-Ship. For more information about amenities, please contact a Mayflower representative.

Splendor of the Seine River Cruise

This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of the vessel as you sail to Rouen. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Rouen: The ship arrives in the quaint, historic capital of Normandy and one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Freechoice: Join a local guide on a walking tour to see the historic Rouen Cathedral and the famous sites of Joan of Arc, including Place du Vieux-Marche with a monument indicating where she was burned at the stake. Walk the winding medieval streets and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Seine to the beautiful 19th-century botanical gardens that boast a number of rare and exotic plants. This afternoon set sail for the picturesque village of Honfleur. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Honfleur / Normandy: Today’s Freechoice options are: Visit Normandy and its beaches or enjoy quaint Honfleur. On an excursion to Normandy, see the now peaceful province which is very different than it was on June 6, 1944. Learn about the U.S. contribution to the battle at Utah Beach and Memorial. At the Normandy American Cemetery, see thousands of white crosses

marking the graves of our military heroes. From the cemetery, see Omaha Beach. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore postcard-perfect Honfleur with its colorful fishing boats and historic houses. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Honfleur – Caudebec-en-Caux: Enjoy a choice of three Freechoice excursions today. Travel to Fécamp, situated in spectacular surroundings amidst the tallest cliffs of Normandy. The city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centerpiece, the Benedictine Palace. OR, choose to travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the abbeys of this magnificent region that are still operating today. OR, learn about the Roman past of the the town of Lillebonne. It is said that William the conqueror was in his castle at Lillebonne in 1066 when he decided to invade England. Back onboard, enjoy a tasting of Calvados – a locally produced apple-brandy. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Vernon: Your Freechoice activities include an excursion to Giverny to visit Monet’s former residence and gardens. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape as you stroll along the paths and wander

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See the amazing astronomical clock in Rouen Visit the picturesque village of Honfluer

through the gardens that provided Monet with inspiration for his paintings. OR, if you’re feeling more adventurous, explore by bike with a self-guided cycling tour to Giverny. As a special Scenic Enrich treat, experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear while attending a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians at the Château de La Roche-Guyon. The memories are sure to last a lifetime! Meals: B, L, D Scenic Enrich: Classical concert

DAY 10 Paris: Arriving back in Paris, your Freechoice activities are: shop with a Chef at a local food market and enjoy exquisite tastings, OR, walk through the trendy

Marais District with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may choose to explore beyond the city limits and tour the 17th-century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker. Enjoy time to explore Paris at leisure in the afternoon. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 11 Paris / USA: Bid ‘au revoir’ to France and return home with memories of wonderful experiences aboard the MS Scenic Gem along the Seine River. Meal: B

Itinerary and vessel subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Days 2 and 3 – Les Jardines du Marais or similar, Paris, France Days 4 through 10 – Aboard the MS Scenic Gem (pg. 92) 123 4 5 TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY ENERGETIC Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Paris, France 69 Contact your local travel professional or call 800.323.7604 to make your reservation
See Monet’s former residence and gardens in Giverny
2024 Departure Dates APR 25 MAY 2 SEP 4 Splendor of the Seine River Cruise PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Standard Suite Jewel $5,899+ $4,425$6,225+ $4,669$6,009+ $4,505 D Standard Suite Jewel $6,009+ $4,505$6,339+ $4,755$6,119+ $4,589 C Balcony Suite Sapphire $6,999+ $5,249$7,329+ $5,499$7,109+ $5,335 BA Balcony Suite Sapphire $7,109+ $5,335$7,439+ $5,579$7,219+ $5,415 B Balcony Suite Sapphire $7,165+ $5,375$7,495+ $5,619$7,275+ $5,455 BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Sapphire $7,275+ $5,455$7,605+ $5,705$7,385+ $5,539 PA Balcony Suite Diamond $7,219+ $5,415$7,549+ $5,669$7,329+ $5,499 P Balcony Suite Diamond $7,439+ $5,579$7,765+ $5,825$7,549+ $5,665 PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond $7,659N/A$7,975N/A$7,765N/A R Royal Balcony Suite Diamond $8,545N/A$8,875N/A$8,655N/A RP Royal One-Bedroom Suite Diamond $9,919N/A$10,249N/A$10,029N/A
Pay tribute to our war heroes at the Normandy-American Cemetery

Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise

Including a three-night hotel stay in Nice on the French Riviera

12 DAYS • 23 MEALS

It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography, its unrivaled beauty includes the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Spend three nights in Nice along the stunning French Riviera and enjoy a visit to Monte Carlo, playground of the rich and famous. Sail the Rhône and Saône Rivers while exploring ports of call in Chalon-sur-Saône, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon and Arles, all the while experiencing the rich history and picturesque beauty of Southern France.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Nice, France.

DAY 2 Nice, France: Welcome to Nice! Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to the hotel. A three-night stay awaits in this fascinating city on the French Riviera and the sun-kissed capital of the Côte d’Azur.

DAY 3 Monte Carlo / Nice: Depart by coach for the principality of Monaco to visit Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Home to the Grand Prix, location of numerous movies and playground of the rich and famous – you’re sure to recognize its beautiful setting and famed casino. See the impressive Prince’s Palace of Monaco, former home to actress Grace Kelly. After an insightful tour and free time to explore, return to Nice for the remainder of the day at leisure. Meal: B

DAY 4 Nice: The final day in Nice is left free of planned activities. A hospitality representative is at your service to help you plan your day in this vibrant city. Meal: B

DAY 5 Nice – Arles: After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to the French Riviera and journey by motorcoach to Arles where the captain and crew welcome you aboard the Emerald Liberté – home for the next seven nights. Settle into your new surroundings and enjoy dinner onboard as the vessel remains docked in Arles overnight. Meals: B, D

Exceptional Inclusions

• 23 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Three-night hotel stay in Nice, France

• Touring in Monaco and Monte Carlo

• Seven-night cruise through southern France

• First-class service by an English-speaking crew

• Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

• Personal listening device for onboard excursions

• All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

• Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

• Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment

• Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

• All gratuities included

• Complimentary WiFi onboard

• Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

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The scenic beauty of Monte Carlo beckons

Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise

DAY 6 Arles: The UNESCO World Heritage Site and Provençal town of Arles combines all of the region’s charms. While strolling through the streets, medieval in character, with the local guide, you’ll discover why the colorful houses were an inspiration to Vincent Van Gogh and other famous artists. Visit the 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater which is still in use today. This evening, a Provençal experience awaits as dinner is hosted by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale. Meals: B, L, D

Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (additional expense)

Provençal dining experience onboard

DAY 7 Avignon: Avignon is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts, historic center and churches. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is well known for the imposing Palace of the Popes. During your guided walk, see the famous ancient stone bridge, ‘Pont d’Avignon’, crossing the Rhône. Marvel at the ornate beauty of the Palace of the Popes and stroll through the historic center. Meals: B, L, D

Canoeing excursion

Excursion to Pont du Gard (additional expense)

Classical concert in Avignon (additional expense)

DAY 8 Viviers: Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has Middle-Age flair. Join an included walking tour exploring the architectural heritage of this quaint town. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Tournon: As the vessel sails along the gently winding Rhône River, the landscape of Tournon comes into view. Nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France’s 3rd largest mountain range, it’s picture-perfect. During the included tour, a local guide leads you on a walk through Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th-century castle overlooking the village, ancient watchtowers and Roman ruins. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing center of Tain l’Hermitage across the river. Meals: B, L, D

Guided hike through vineyards (instead of included walking tour)

Guided bike tour to Glun

Regional wine tasting onboard

DAY 10 Lyon: France’s third largest city, Lyon is steeped in history and a former Roman capital. The city is positioned at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Take part in the guided tour of Lyon, which includes a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Basilique

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The 2,000-year-old amphitheater in Arles, France Marvel at the beauty of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon

Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then, pass by the recently re-discovered Roman amphitheater and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town with its secret alleyways and architectural wonders. Meals: B, L, D

Guided bike tour (instead of included city tour)

Tour to Pérouges (additional expense)

DAY 11 Chalon-Sur-Saône /Beaune / Lyon: Chalon–

Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by coach to the quaint village of Beaune to visit the Hospices de

Beaune, one of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture. Marvel at the multi-colored roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. The ship sails back to Lyon this evening. Meals: B, L, D

Cheese and olive tasting onboard

DAY 12 Lyon / USA: After breakfast, it’s time to bid ‘au revoir’ to France and depart to the Lyon airport for your flight home. Flights to depart Lyon after 12:00pm. Meal: B

Itinerary and vessel subject to change.

CRUISE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 4 – Best Western Plus Hotel Massena or similar, Nice, France

Days 5 through 11 – Aboard the Emerald Liberté (pg. 91) 123 4 5

2024 Departure Dates MAY 28 JUL 9 AUG 20 SEP 3 OCT 1 Sensations of Lyon and Provence PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT STATEROOM / SUITE DECK E Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,759+ $4,029$4,639+ $3,249$4,955+ $3,465$5,469+ $3,829$4,955+ $3,465 D Emerald Stateroom Riviera $5,979+ $4,185$4,865+ $3,405$5,175+ $3,625$5,689+ $3,985$5,175+ $3,625 C Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,469+ $4,529$5,355+ $3,749$5,665+ $3,965$6,179+ $4,325$5,665+ $3,965 B Panorama Balcony Suite Vista $6,799+ $4,759$5,679+ $3,975$5,995+ $4,195$6,505+ $4,555$5,995+ $4,195 A Panorama Balcony Suite Horizon $6,855+ $4,799$5,735+ $4,015$6,049+ $4,235$6,565+ $4,595$6,049+ $4,235 S Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $8,165N/A$7,049N/A$7,359N/A$7,875N/A$7,359N/A SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $8,719N/A$7,595N/A$7,905N/A$8,419N/A$7,905N/A
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Stunning views of Lyon, France Explore the architectural heritage of Viviers

SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES

Our small ship adventures combine exotic destinations with intimate cruising experiences. Choose from destinations around the world and experience each onboard your floating hotel. Whether you are looking for an up close, natural exploration through the Galápagos Islands or you want to see the awe-inspiring Pyramids and discover the ancient Nile river, our small ship adventures have been curated to inspire the travelers’ spirit!

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SMALL SHIP ADVENTURE

Treasures of the Pharaohs

featuring a four-night Nile River Cruise

Ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination. Explore Cairo during a three-night stay and touring with an Egyptologist. Visit the imposing glory of the Pyramids of Giza and witness the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx. Depart for Luxor where you will board the Jaz Regent for a four-night cruise along the Nile River. During your sailing you will explore the ancient temples of Karnak, Luxor, Horus and Kom Ombo. Journey into the fascinating Valley of the Kings, visit the impressive Queen Hatshepsut Temple and experience the Nile while sailing aboard a traditional boat. Join us as we step into the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the exotic charms of evocative Egypt.

10 DAYS • 21 MEALS

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Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza

DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your transatlantic overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

DAY 2 Cairo, Egypt: Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers renowned history and culture.

DAY 3 Cairo: Your day begins with a visit to the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Continue on to Khan El Khalili market and stroll along El Moez street as you wander through the world’s oldest marketplace, dating back as far as 1382. After an included lunch at a local restaurant, return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Cairo: After breakfast, tour the Grand Egyptian Museum. See the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen and the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years of history. Following an included lunch, depart for the Giza Plateau to witness the last remaining “wonder” of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structure in history. Marvel at the size and majesty of the Great Sphinx - a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for more than 4,500 years. This evening immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to the home of an Egyptian family, who will host an authentic dining experience.

Exceptional Inclusions

• 21 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Guided by a local English-speaking Egyptologist

• Three-night hotel stay in Cairo before your river cruise

• Visit the Giza Plateau to see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx

• See spectacular ancient artifacts in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum

• Enjoy a home-hosted evening with dinner in the home of a local family

• Four-night cruise on the Nile River

• Shore excursions in ports of call

• All meals included onboard the cruise

• Performance by local artists onboard the ship

• Included excursion to Abu Simbel, by air

• All program gratuities included

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Visit the vast open-air Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor

Treasures of the Pharaohs

Meet the family, see their home, learn about local life, and enjoy delicious home-cooked food! Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Cairo / Luxor: Depart for the Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor, previously known as Thebes, and founded in 1400 BC. Upon arrival, exploration begins with a visit to the temples. Two grandiose seated statues greet you upon entering the Luxor Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. Filled with courtyards, statues, and a 32-column Hypostyle Hall, the grounds are sure to amaze. In comparison, the Karnak Temple Complex is much larger and is the largest religious building ever constructed. Decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and a large Hypostyle Hall with carved columns will leave you in awe. Reboard the coach for the short journey to the embarkation point of your ship. Enjoy a relaxing lunch onboard and time to acquaint yourself with the amenities of the vessel. This afternoon, join your guide for a visit to the Papyrus Institute to learn about this important product, how it’s made, and its use throughout history. This evening, you may choose to join the optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple excursion. Meals: B, L, D

Optional Excursion: Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple ($58.00 per person)

DAY 6 Luxor / Edfu: Begin the day with an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the amazing sites of the area. After breakfast, today’s excursion visits the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings where, for a

period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphic writing including text from the Book of the Dead. You’ll visit King Tut’s tomb, and the Queen Hatshepsut Temple which took fifteen years to complete, between the 7th and the 22nd years of her reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon before reboarding the ship and departing Luxor. This afternoon, sail to Edfu located on the west bank of the Nile River, some sixty miles south of Luxor. Its ancient name was Wetjeset-Hrw, or “The Place Where Horus is Extolled”. Meals: B, L, D

Optional Excursion: Hot air balloon ride ($230.00 per person)

DAY 7 Edfu / Kom Ombo: After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Not only is this the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but it is the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo, a pleasant agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Enjoy a cooking class onboard as you sail to the next port. Upon arrival, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. After reembarking, the ship sails for Aswan. Relax on the Sun Deck as you cruise along the Nile. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Aswan: After breakfast, enjoy a tour to the lovely Temple of Philae, one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire

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Mystique abounds at Queen Hatshepsut Temple Marvel at the magnificent Temples in Abu Simbel

converted to Christianity. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic felucca ride on the Nile. A felucca is a traditional sailboat, relying solely on wind-power, used to transport people and goods on the river. What a great way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the Nile, just as Cleopatra did so many centuries ago! Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Aswan / Abu Simbel / Cairo: This morning, it’s time to disembark the vessel and encounter one final spectacular sight. Transfer to the Aswan airport for the short flight to Abu Simbel for a visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”. Built by one of Egypt’s greatest Pharaoh’s, Ramses II, the larger temple celebrates himself, and the smaller honors his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. A light lunch is provided at the airport before re-boarding the flight to Cairo. This evening, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 10 Cairo / USA: This morning, transfer to the Cairo airport and return home with memories of the life enriching experiences from Egypt and your cruise along the Nile River.Meal: B

Itinerary and vessel are subject to change.

Price based on standard river-view stateroom. Call for rates to upgrade.

Call for air rates between your gateway city and Cairo, Egypt.

Please add $600 for all intra-country air. Visas required on this program.

HOTEL AND CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 4 – Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

Days 5 through 8 – Aboard the Jaz Regent (pg. 95)

Day 9 – InterContinental City Stars Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Extend your stay in Jordan

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3 NIGHTS • 6 MEALS Experience the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – a country that once captivated ancient travelers and continues to captivate travelers to this day. Visit Madaba, known as the ‘City of Mosaics’ and see its famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Mt. Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. In Petra, stand in awe of the amazing Treasury and other archaeological sites from the ancient world. In the modern capital of Amman, enjoy a city tour, visit to the Jordan Museum and swim in the Dead Sea.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 10 – Hayat Zaman, Petra, Jordan

Days 11 and 12 – InterContinental, Amman, Jordan

Cairo to Amman not included, and to be booked by Mayflower. Please call for rates.

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Treasures of King Tutankhamun, Cairo

SMALL SHIP ADVENTURE

Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands

8 DAYS • 16 MEALS See Mother Nature frozen in time, in a place unlike any other on Earth. This fascinating journey into the untouched natural wonder of the Galápagos Islands begins in Ecuador’s capital city of Quito. Feel what it’s like to be standing in the middle of the world at the Equator Monument before boarding the MV Galápagos Legend for a four-night cruise to these remarkable islands. Exotic locales and animals await your discovery with shore excursions on Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz Islands. Following your exploration of the islands, end in Guayquil, Ecuador, with a guided city tour and overnight accommodations. Join Mayflower on an unforgettable trip to the Galápagos Islands, a place so unique it has changed the way we think about our world.

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DAY 1 Depart the USA: Depart the USA on a flight to Quito, Ecuador. Enjoy a free evening to experience this amazing city on your own.

DAY 2 Quito, Ecuador: After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Quito. The first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, Quito boasts a historic center and centuries-old landmarks, dating back 500 years. Visit ‘Mitad del Mundo’ and the Equator Monument, which stands at 0 degrees, and feel what it’s like to be standing in the middle of the world. During the included city tour, see a bull fighting ring and the gilded Spanish colonial church. This evening, enjoy the city on your own. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 MV Galápagos Legend: After breakfast, board your flight to Baltra. Upon arrival, embark the MV Galápagos Legend for a four-night cruise. Set sail for Mosquera Islet, a tiny, low lying islet covered in coral sand. Experience your first wet landing and see lazy sea lions sunning themselves on the sand as you reach the shore. Shorebirds as well as herons, lava gulls and boobies are also found here. While snorkeling, one can often see sharks, rays and barracuda.

DAY 4 Egas Port (Santiago Island) – Rabida Island:

This morning, visit the fourth largest island in the Galápagos, Santiago Island. It provides spectacular views of powerful volcanic activity. A wet landing brings you to Egas Port, a black volcanic sand beach, visited by Darwin in 1835. The unique, truly striking layered terrain of the Santiago shore is home to a variety of animals including the bizarre yellow-crowned night heron, sea lions and lava lizards.

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• 16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners

• Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

• Pre-cruise hotel stay and touring in Quito

• Local English-speaking guides in Quito and Guayaquil

• Four-night cruise aboard the MV Galápagos

Legend

• Two excursions per day during the cruise

• English-speaking Naturalist Guides aboard the vessel

• Complimentary snorkel gear onboard

• All meals included onboard the vessel

• Post-cruise hotel stay and touring in Guayaquil

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Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands

Marine wildlife including lobster, starfish and marine iguanas graze on algae beds alongside Sally lightfoot crabs. You may also see colonies of endemic fur seals swimming in cool-water volcanic rock pools. The afternoon’s adventure is on Rabida Island. Lying at the heart of the archipelago, this dramatic island, with its distinctive red-sand beach, is home to sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, endemic Galápagos doves and vermillion flycatchers.

A walk takes you through a forest of palo santo and cacti to a beautiful overview of the bay. During a dinghy ride along the marine cliffs, observe nesting seabirds. Snorkeling here can be excellent, often with large schools of black-striped salemas, sea lions and the ubiquitous turtles. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Urbina Bay and Tangus Cove (Isabela Island): Start your day with a wet landing on the volcanic black beach at Urbina Bay. In 1954, a volcano uplifted the coral reef, leaving marine skeletons that tell of its ancient past. Look for Darwin’s finches, land iguanas and the Galápagos cotton flower in bloom. After a short walk

inland, outstanding snorkeling awaits in the crystal clear waters, showcasing fascinating marine life. Amazing views of the Alcedo Volcano, which spewed an unusual combination of rhyolite and basalt lava, stands as a powerful backdrop and reminder of nature’s power.

This afternoon, a dry landing takes you into Tangus Cove. A well-known hideout in the days of pirates, it was also one of the few sites visited by Darwin and the HMS Beagle in 1835. A trail walk leads to Darwin’s salt-water crater lake with excellent views of lava fields and volcanic formations. The dinghy ride along the shoreline showcases blue-footed boobies, brown noddys, terns, and other seabirds. You can also snorkel in the deep water, along the submerged wall with turtles and native fish. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island) – Punta

Vicente Roca (Isabela Island): Arrive via dry landing at Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island, one of the most well-preserved of the Galápagos Islands. Discover one of the world’s most pristine island ecosystems as you observe hundreds of prehistoric marine iguanas sunbathing on black lava rocks.

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Breathtaking views abound on the islands The waters surrounding the Galápagos teeming with life

Quiet now as you encounter flightless cormorants on their nesting site, the only place in the world to find this species. These birds once flew, but over time, adapted to their environment and lost their ability to fly. Be on the lookout for the major predator on the island, the Galápagos hawk. This afternoon, visit Vicente Roca Point. This is a marineonly visitor site with great opportunities for deep-water snorkeling. See plenty of red-lipped batfish, sea horses, frogfish, marine turtles, sunfish, nudibranchs and octopi in these waters. On a dinghy ride along the coast, observe brown pelicans, penguins, flightless cormorants, nazca and blue-footed boobies, all ready to pose for pictures!

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Santa Cruz Island / Guayaquil: As your cruise comes to an end, you’ll be filled with wonder at the sights and sounds of the Galápagos Islands. Disembark the vessel after a dry landing and journey by coach from the coast to the dense humid forest of the mountains and the Highlands Tortoise Reserve. A variety of birds - tree

and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers, paint-billed crakes, yellow warblers and cattle egrets (usually standing on the tortoises’ shell!) make this their home, while the Galápagos giant tortoises are also seen meandering through pastures in their natural habitat.

Continue to the Baltra airport for your flight to Guayaquil. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour with a local guide as you stroll along the charming river promenade and see Centenario Park dedicated to the independence and freedom of the old city. The evening is free for independent exploration. Meal: B

DAY 8 Guayaquil / USA: Bid a fond farewell to Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands and return home filled with so many fond memories of the beauty, animal encounters and life enriching experiences of your small ship adventure. Meal: B

Itinerary and vessel are subject to change based on operating conditions HOTEL

Days 1 and 2 – Swissôtel or similar, Quito, Ecuador

Days 3 through 6 – MV Galápagos Legend (pg. 97)

Day 7 – Oro Verde or similar, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Sea lions sunbathing on the beach
Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Quito, returning from Guayaquil, Ecuador. *These departures feature different ports. Please contact Mayflower Cruises & Tours for details. Please add $600 per person for flights between Quito and Galápagos and to Guayaquil. Please add $170 per person for park licenses, fees and surcharges. 2024 Departure Dates APR 23 SEP 10 OCT 1*, 15* Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD PER PERSON TWIN SINGLE ROOM ADD CAT CABIN DECK Standard Plus Cabin Sea $4,499 + $2,399 $4,499 + $2,399 $4,499 + $2,399 Junior Cabin Earth $4,999 + $2,579 $4,999 + $2,579 $4,999 + $2,579 1234
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CABIN & DECK PLANS

From the award-winning Emerald Star-Ships and Scenic Space-Ships to the hand-selected ships of Mayflower’s Small Ship Adventures, you can expect the very best. From luxurious river vessels, to yachts and cruise ships, your floating hotels offer a unique atmosphere, taking you from port to port, with all the comforts of home. Enjoy a host of amenities, including comfortable staterooms, ample public spaces and an attentive onboard staff to take care of all your needs.

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Emerald Cruises

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite. A separate lounge area and outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather.

These suites also include a selection of special features including a spacious bathroom, luxurious walk-in closet and Nespresso™ machine. Your complimentary mini-bar is restocked daily; and, so you can keep up-to-date with the latest news, you’ll have an iPad to use throughout your cruise. In order to offer you a more intimate dining experience, you can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your suite.

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Riverview Suite

Our Riverview Suites are located at the back of our Emerald Radiance ship, allowing them to boast floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system for endless views at any time of day. Although the layout and size 300 ft2 of a Riverview Suite is unique, you will enjoy the same fantastic inclusions featured in our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite.

For full details of the Riverview Suite inclusions and layout, please call or visit emeraldcruises.com/our-fleet

• Between 285ft2 and 315ft2

• Outdoor private balcony with open-air system

• Separate bedroom and lounge area

• Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, onboard complimentary bathrobes and slippers

• Walk-in closet

• Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks

• Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily

• Complimentary Nespresso™ machine

• Complimentary WiFi

• Use of an iPad

• Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds

• Pillow menu

• Telephone

• Safe for your valuables

• Individual climate control

• Flat screen TV and infotainment system

• Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite

• Four items of laundry per day

• Invitation to dine at the Captain’s Table

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Grand Balcony Suite

Each of our Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an en-suite Nespresso™ machine for that added home comfort, so that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And, for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.

Grand Balcony Suites also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of the beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air. Should the weather take a turn for the worse, you needn’t worry because all it takes is the touch of a button and our state-of-the-art open-air system gets to work. The window rises from the balcony and encloses the area so that you can still sit out and admire the views.

Please note: Cabin 316 on the Emerald Cruises Star-Ships and cabin 308 on the Emerald Liberté have a slightly varied cabin layout. Important Information: the cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

Emerald Cruises

• Between 207ft2 and 210ft2

• Outdoor private balcony with open-air system

• Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, onboard complimentary bathrobes and slippers

• In-suite mini-bar available at own expense

• Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily

• Complimentary Nespresso™ machine

• Complimentary WiFi

• Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds

• Pillow menu

• Telephone

• Safe for your valuables

• Individual climate control

• Flat screen TV and infotainment system

• Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite

• Two items of laundry per day

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Emerald Star-Ship (pg 89), Emerald Radiance (pg 90), Emerald Liberté (pg 91) Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Cruises

Emerald Star-Ship (pg 89), Emerald Radiance (pg 90), Emerald Liberté (pg 91)

Panorama Balcony Suite

We’ve put every effort into designing beautiful staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a haven for you to relax in as you sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But, with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we’ve gone one step further and created a completely new type of suite that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast our revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs, generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the suite’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the suite and bringing the outdoors in.

Emerald Stateroom

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

• Between 160ft2 and 188ft2

• Indoor balcony with open-air system

• Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers

• Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily

• Complimentary WiFi

• Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds

• Telephone

• Safe for your valuables

• Individual climate control

• Flat screen TV and infotainment system

• Mini-fridge

• Between 153ft2 and 170ft2

• Window

• Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers

• Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily

• Complimentary WiFi

• Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds

• Telephone

• Safe for your valuables

• Individual climate control

• Flat screen TV and infotainment system

• Mini-fridge

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Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.
Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Cruises Star-Ships

Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Emerald Sky, Emerald Star, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Destiny & Emerald Luna

Built: 2014-2020 Speed: 15.5 mph Staterooms: 19 Suites: 72 Length: 443 ft. Crew: 47

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Sun Deck with Deck Chairs

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Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite 315ft2 Grand Balcony Suite 210ft2 Panorama Balcony Suite 180ft2 Emerald Stateroom 162ft2 CAT SA CAT S CAT A CAT B CAT C CAT D CAT E
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Sky Barbeque
Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool / Evening Cinema The Terrace Horizon Bar and Lounge Elevator Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Public Areas and Ship Amenities
Important Information: On Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, cabin 202 has a modified entry, bathroom configuration with personal assistance fittings and has no decked area with table and chairs. The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. *Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.
Bridge
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MS Emerald Radiance

Portugal and Douro River Cruise (pg. 62)

Built: 2017 Speed: 15.5 mph Staterooms: 10 Suites: 46 Length: 292 ft. Crew: 37

See pages 86-88 for stateroom and suite descriptions and details.

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Emerald Riverview Suite 300ft2 Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite 285ft2 Panorama Balcony Suite 160ft2 – 180ft2 Emerald Stateroom 153ft2 – 170ft2 CAT RA CAT SA Sun Deck with Deck Chairs Navigation Bridge Sky Barbeque Walking Track Serenity Pool The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Elevator Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Public Areas and Ship Amenities CAT B CAT C CAT R CAT A CAT P Emerald
CAT D CAT E
Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. Radiance Riverview Suite

MS Emerald Liberté

Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise (pg. 70)

Built: 2017 Speed: 15.5 mph Staterooms: 14 Suites: 54 Length: 361 ft. Crew: 43

See pages 86-88 for stateroom and suite descriptions and details.

Golf

Retractable

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Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite 315ft2 Grand Balcony Suite 207ft2 Panorama Balcony Suite 170ft2 Emerald Stateroom 170ft2 CAT SA CAT S CAT A CAT B CAT C CAT D CAT E
Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are
an indication
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and are subject to variation.
Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. *Cabin 308 has a slightly varied layout.
Chairs
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Barbeque
Sun Deck with Deck
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Glass Roof Walking Track
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Liberté Horizon Bar & Lounge

Scenic Gem

Cabin and Deck Plan (pg 94)

Royal Suites

Our opulent collection of Royal Suites are spacious and our Royal one-bedroom Suites take river cruising to a completely new standard.

Suite features and services:

• Luxury Scenic slumber bed

• Scenic Sun Lounge

• Marble bathroom

• Pillow menu

• Complimentary mini-bar

• Mac-mini infotainment system

• Complimentary movies on demand

• In-room safe

• Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone

• International power sockets

• Upgraded bathroom amenities

• Luxury bathrobe and slippers

• Nordic walking sticks

• En-suite Nespresso™ machine

Onboard dining:

• Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive

• Invitation to private cocktail party with the Captain

• Priority dining reservations

Butler service:

• Unlimited complimentary laundry service

• Shoeshine and valet service

• Early morning tea/coffee service

• Beverage and meal service in your private suite

• Daily delivery of personalized savory and sweet canapés or fruit

• Morning delivery of newspapers

• Packing and unpacking your luggage

Exclusive to Royal Suites:

• Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne

• Euro 200 per suite onboard credit for use in the Wellness Center

Balcony Suites

Located on the Diamond Deck, your suite includes additional services that will add to the luxury of your time onboard.

Suite features and services:

• Luxury Scenic slumber bed

• Scenic Sun Lounge

• Marble bathroom

• Pillow menu

• Complimentary mini-bar

• Mac-mini infotainment system

• Complimentary movies on demand

• In-room safe

• Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone

• International power sockets

• Luxurious bathroom amenities

• Luxury bathrobe and slippers

• Nordic walking sticks

Butler service:

• Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite

• Shoeshine and valet service

• Early morning tea/coffee service

Exclusive to Diamond Deck:

• Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing

• In-suite breakfast service

• Beverage service in your private suite

• Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive

• Invitation to private cocktail party with the Captain

• Priority dining reservations

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CAT R Royal One-Bedroom Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite CAT PD CAT P CAT PA
Diamond Deck Diamond Deck

Balcony Suites

Choose from our Balcony Suites or our larger Deluxe Balcony Suites which provide even more room to relax.

Standard Suites

Our Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.

Suite features and services:

• Luxury Scenic slumber bed

• Scenic Sun Lounge

• Marble bathroom

• Pillow menu

• Complimentary mini-bar

• Mac-mini infotainment system

• Complimentary movies on demand

• In-room safe

• Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone

• International power sockets

• L’Occitane bathroom amenities

• Luxury bathrobe and slippers

• Nordic walking sticks

Butler service:

• Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite

• Shoeshine and valet service

• Early morning tea/coffee service

• Beverage service in your private suite

Suite features and services:

• Luxury Scenic slumber bed

• Marble bathroom

• Pillow menu

• Complimentary mini-bar

• Mac-mini infotainment system

• Complimentary movies on demand

• In-room safe

• Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone

• International power sockets

• L’Occitane bathroom amenities

• Luxury bathrobe and slippers

• Nordic walking sticks

Butler service:

• Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite

• Shoeshine and valet service

• Early morning tea/coffee service

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Scenic Gem Cabin and Deck Plan (pg 94) Balcony Suite Standard Suite Butler Service Panorama Lounge and Bar Reflections Restaurant
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Sapphire Deck Jewel Deck
CAT BA CAT C

Scenic Gem

Splendor of the Seine River Cruise (pg. 66)

Built: 2014 Suites: 62 Length: 360 ft. Crew: 48 Passengers: 124

See pages 92-93 for cabin descriptions and details.

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Royal One-Bedroom Suite 455ft2 Including Scenic Sun Lounge Royal Balcony Suite 305ft2 Including Scenic Sun Lounge Deluxe Balcony Suite 225ft2 Including Scenic Sun Lounge Balcony Suite 205ft2 Including Scenic Sun Lounge Standard Suite 160ft2 P C BA B CAT RP CAT R CAT PD CAT BD CAT PA CAT E CAT D Riverview Terrace Wheelhouse Sun Deck Walking Track Panorama Deck L’Amour Restaurant River Cafe Panorama Lounge & Bar Gift Shop Reception Elevator Crystal Dining Table La Rive Gallery Wellness Area Fitness Center 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 SUN DECK DIAMOND DECK SAPPHIRE DECK JEWEL DECK
The deck plan and cabin layout images are an indication only and may vary. Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges.
Amenities
Scenic Gem Lounge and bar
Public Areas and Ship

Jaz Regent

Treasures of the Pharaohs (pg. 76)

Built: 2021 Cabins: 34 Suites: 23 Length: 237 ft. Crew: 55

Public Areas and Ship Amenities

l Swimming pool

l Sun Deck Bar

l Gym and Sauna

l Massage *

l Restaurant

l Lounge and Bar

l Gift Shop

l Egyptologist onboard

l Laundry service*

l Voltage: 220V

Standard River-View Stateroom (204 sq. ft.):

• Stylish furniture, luxurious bedding, fully air-conditioned with individual climate control, 220V voltage

• Mini-bar*, personal safe, coffee/tea kettle

• TV with satellite reception, several Englishlanguage stations, including news and movie channels

• Free WiFi Internet

• All staterooms have a private bathroom with bath tub and shower, hair dryer

* additional cost

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Lounge
Jaz Regent
SUN DECK UPPER DECK 2 UPPER DECK 1 MAIN DECK NILE DECK

MV Galápagos Legend

Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands (pg. 80)

Refurbished: 2017 Speed: 19.5 mph Cabins: 55 Length: 301 ft. Crew: 60

n Junior Cabin (161 sq. ft): Earth Deck

Features two panoramic windows, lower beds, either two twin or one queen, private bath, telephone service for internal, local and international calls, air conditioning, LCD TV with multi-media system, safe deposit box and hair dryer

n Standard Plus Cabin (118 sq. ft): Sea and Earth Decks

Features two port holes, lower beds, private bath, telephone service for internal, local and international calls, air conditioning, LCD TV with multi-media system, safe deposit box and hair dryer

n Balcony Cabin (237 sq. ft): Sky and Moon Decks

Public Areas and Ship Amenities

l Swimming pool and sun terrace

l Fitness area, Jacuzzi

l Library

l Medical Station

l Panorama Lounge

l Glass bottom boat

l Boutique

l 24 hour coffee / tea station

Features private balcony with door, panoramic window, lower beds (either two twin or one queen), private bath, telephone service for internal, local and international calls, air conditioning, LCD TV with multi-media system, safe deposit box and hair dryer

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MV Galápagos Legend Junior Cabin
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Booking Conditions

How to Make a Reservation: Phone, fax or visit our website - or call your travel professional. Please provide the full first and last names of travelers as it appears on passport and include address, phone number, tour name and departure date. Space will be held until deposit is received which is due within five business days after making your reservation.

Travel Agents Contact Mayflower Cruises & Tours

650 Warrenville Rd

Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 435-8500 ext. 1 in Illinois

(800) 323-7604 ext. 1

(630) 960-3575 fax www.mayflowercruisesandtours.com info@mayflowercruisesandtours.com

Reservation Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Payments: All deposits and final payments can be made by check or credit card. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Prices Subject to Change: We reserve the right to vary itineraries and prices and substitute facilities, hotels or events of equal or better quality if necessary.

Guaranteed Share Program for Single Travelers: If you are traveling alone and would like a roommate for cost savings, let us know at the time of booking your reservation. Travelers must be non-smokers and cannot use a medical sleeping device to be eligible. Participants will be paired with another traveler of the same gender at the twin rate. If no roommate is available, you will get a single room at the twin rate. Guaranteed share reservations are available until the final payment period of a tour.

Roommate Cancellation: If you are booked as a “twin” and your roommate cancels their reservation, and you cannot find another roommate, you may either travel as a guaranteed share (see above) or travel as a single and pay the single supplement.

Health and Walking on Tour: Some sites visited have limited motorcoach access and may involve considerable walking, stairs or inclines. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Some programs include destinations in higher elevations that may have varying effects on individual travelers. Tour Managers and Coach Drivers cannot lift or assist travelers into transportation vehicles. Mayflower Cruises & Tours requires that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance.

Revision Fees: A fee of $25 per person per transaction will be charged for any changes, revisions or alterations made to your reservation after confirmation.

Luggage Handling: The tour cost includes porterage for one average size suitcase. A charge of $5.00 per hotel will be collected by the Tour Manager for each additional piece of luggage that you bring.

Travel Documents: Your travel documents will be in your possession approximately 14 days prior to departure. Documents include tour itinerary, departure and arrival information and times, hotel and ship information, clothing suggestions, baggage tags, plus any helpful hints.

Mayflower Loyalty Program, First Time Travelers and Referral Rewards: Earn $150.00 travel credit for every River Cruise and Small Ship Adventure taken with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. No restrictions to the amount of credits an individual can acquire. Loyalty Credits can be apply to any reservation made within one year of the return of the tour they were earned on. Multiple credits can be used on a single tour. Credits are nontransferable but can be combined with Referral Rewards and Mayflower promotional savings.*

First Time Travelers, earn $100.00 to be applied to their first reservation with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. FTTs cannot be combined with any Free Airfare promotional offer. With Mayflower’s Referral Rewards program you can earn hundreds of travel dollars when you refer a friend to us. Here is how it works – refer a friend that is NEW to Mayflower Cruises & Tours and you will earn up to a $100 travel savings when your friend makes a reservation and pays the deposit on a tour that is five days or longer. The savings is per friend. So if you bring a couple that is new to Mayflower – you will earn up to $100 x 2 = $200 travel savings. You can apply this savings on upcoming tours* you have with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. Your Friend also gets a First-Time Traveler savings of up to $100. *Some restrictions apply, call for details.

Smoke Free Environment: Although smoking is not allowed on the motorcoach, frequent rest/smoking stops are made.

Travelers with Special Needs: You must advise Mayflower at the time your booking is made of any disability requiring special attention. Mayflower will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of our travelers. Be aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act is applicable only within the United States and that accommodations for disabled travelers outside the United States may be more limited. If a traveler requires assistance, we require that he/she be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Neither Mayflower personnel, nor its suppliers, may lift or physically assist travelers. If a traveler thinks he/she might need assistance during a trip, he/she should call Mayflower to determine what assistance might reasonably be provided. If special arrangements are provided, and these arrangements add to the Tour Operator’s cost, the Tour Member will be responsible to pay the additional costs. Mayflower cannot provide special individual assistance to travelers with special needs for walking, dining or other routine activities.

Membership: Mayflower reserves the right to withhold tour membership, or to require any traveler to leave a tour at any time, when such action is determined by Mayflower to be in the best interests of the traveler or the tour group. Children must be at least six years of age and accompanied at all times by a guardian.

Force Majeure: Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure . “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid.

Responsibility: These tour programs are operated by Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Inc. 650 Warrenville Rd, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532. In common with other companies, Mayflower acts only as an agent for Tour Members in arranging room accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, admissions and restaurants. Mayflower reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes in the itinerary and is not responsible for expenses, loss of time, money or other occurrence resulting from a change of tour scheduling made for Tour Members. Mayflower reserves the right to accept, decline or retain any person as a member of the tour, and is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, or for injuries, expenses or damages incurred by any Tour Member.

United States Tour Operators Association

$1 Million Travelers Assistance Program Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Inc. shares the coverage available under the United States Tour Operators Association (“USTOA”) $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of Mayflower Cruises & Tours who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Mayflower Cruises & Tours travelers in the unlikely event of Mayflower Cruises & Tours bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Mayflower Cruises & Tours may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting www.ustoa.com.

Tour Activity Level: Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

1. This program has a leisurely pace with minimal activity such as climbing stairs, boarding the motorcoach and walking within the hotels and ships.

2. Average physical activity on this program requires the ability to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven surfaces.

3. A blend of longer and shorter touring days with walking tours. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces and involve more stairs.

4. Longer touring days with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces and involve stairs.

5. A more physical touring experience based on the destination. Involves longer walking tours, on uneven surfaces, may involve inclines, stair climbing, windy or wet conditions at sites and periods of standing. Expect some of the experiences to occur during the evening.

Airline Security Measures: The Transportation Security Administration requires that travelers provide their name exactly to their airline as it appears on their passport to be used while traveling, along with their date of birth and gender when making reservations to fly from the U.S. When making your flight reservations through Mayflower Cruises & Tours, you will be asked for this information by our staff. Due to airline security measures, your passport must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiration date of passport should be at least six months after the return date of the tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send instructions for visa applications if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. Visa fees and cost of obtaining a visa are not included in the tour price and are the responsibility of the traveler.

Medical Requirements: Many countries have immunization requirements. Some countries require foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Requirements vary by country and can change. Please check with your travel professional or call our office for details on which tours need these requirements. Specific instructions will be sent to you at 90 days prior to departure if your tour requires these conditions. Mayflower Cruises & Tours cannot be liable for delay or denial of entry due to missing documents.

Itinerary Changes: There may be times when we may have to alter the scheduled itinerary, cruise vessels, hotels, shore excursions etc. due to weather conditions or conditions on the river in regards to water levels, locks, or other delays. Any changes in the itinerary due to these conditions will not result in eligibility for a refund. All itineraries are subject to change without prior notice and may need to be altered due to water level and other weather conditions.

Cruise: (a) Noise, Vibration and Odor: While We take reasonable steps to minimize noise, vibrations and odors on the cruise ships, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odors may be experienced on vessels and that We will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odors.

(b) Docking Position: During port stops, ships may dock side-byside, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other ships to embark and disembark.

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DEPOSIT SCHEDULE – SCENIC, EMERALD AND GALÁPAGOS

LAND/CRUISE TOUR PRICE UP TO $5,000

Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $899 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

Land/Cruise Tour Only Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $799 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

DEPOSIT SCHEDULE – SCENIC, EMERALD AND GALÁPAGOS

LAND/CRUISE TOUR PRICE FROM $5,001 AND UP

Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $969 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

Land/Cruise Tour Only Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $869 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

DEPOSIT SCHEDULE – TREASURES OF THE PHAROAHS

Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $899 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

Land/Cruise Tour Only Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $799 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

DEPOSIT SCHEDULE – SPLENDORS OF EUROPE RIVER CRUISE

Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $1,099 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

Land/Cruise Tour Only Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $999 90 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 90 Days

*Land tour price is based on twin occupancy rate

Payment Information: Listed above is a schedule of deposit and final payment due dates. You will note that the first category includes an optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) which is to be paid within five business days after making your reservation. Please see “Travelers Protection Plan (TPP)” section in the next column for further explanation of this benefit.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Payments for land, air and cruise arrangements (less the deposit amount) will be refunded when cancellations are received prior to the final payment due date noted above. Deposits are non-refundable unless the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) is purchased at the time of booking. When the optional Traveler Protection Plan is purchased and it is necessary to cancel your reservation, you will

be refunded all payments, including the deposit amount, less the TPP premium. All refunds will be processed by Trip Mate, Inc. Please go to www.tripmate.com/wpF431G for details on the coverage for the Traveler Protection Plan.

Should you choose not to purchase our TPP, the following per person cancellation charges will be assessed for all tours and optional excursion costs:

• 91 days or more prior to departure: Deposit Amount

• 90 days to day of departure: 100% of total tour

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Tour Price Includes: All motorcoach transportation noted in the tour itinerary, round trip airport transfers on the tour departure and return dates (only) if air is purchased through Mayflower, services of the Tour Manager and driver, lodging, sightseeing, taxes, admissions, gratuities for bellmen and waiters for included meals. Included meals are clearly noted in the touring description. Air transportation is available upon request, at additional cost for all tours.

What is Not Included on the Tour: The land price of your tour does not include airfare to the tour departure point; any inter/ intra-country air; airline luggage charges; items of a personal nature; meals not included on the itinerary; sightseeing attractions listed as ‘DiscoverMORE’ or optional and gratuities to the full time Tour Manager*, motorcoach driver*, all airport skycaps, van or limo drivers, local guides* or ship crew*. Transfers between airport and hotel are not included unless you purchase air from Mayflower and travel on tour dates. Baggage fees assessed by the airlines are not included in the air price if you purchased air from Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

*Applies to Cruising Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands only

Travelers Protection Plan

Our Travelers Protection Plan consists of Pre-Departure and PostDeparture Travel Insurance Benefits. The following details apply to World Holidays that include a river cruise.

Travel Insurance Benefits: The following benefits are offered and administered by Trip Mate, Inc. To help protect your travel investment in the event of Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption, you have the option to purchase the Travel Protection Plan (TPP) with your trip deposit/payment. The TPP is not refundable after 10 days of purchase (in all states) and after 14 days (in Washington). Please visit the following link to review or download the full terms of the plan: www.tripmate.com/wpF431G.

Trip Cancellation: If you cancel your Trip due to a covered Injury, Sickness or Death - your own or that of a Traveling Companion or Family Member - or for Other Covered Reasons, as defined, you will be reimbursed up to the Trip Cost for the unused nonrefundable Prepaid expenses for Travel Arrangements provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

Trip Interruption: If you interrupt your Trip due to a covered Injury, Sickness or Death - your own or that of a Traveling Companion or Family Member - or for Other Covered Reasons, as defined, you will be reimbursed up to the Trip Cost for the unused portion of the prepaid expenses for Travel Arrangements and/or the Additional Transportation Cost paid to return home or rejoin the Trip.

This plan also provides the benefits listed below, which are subject to the terms and conditions of the plan and may vary by state jurisdiction:

• $500 Missed Connection

• $2,800 Travel Delay (Up to $200 Per Day for up to 14 days)

• $25,000 Medical Expense

• $50,000 Emergency Evacuation

• $25,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

• $2,000 Baggage / Travel Documents

• $500 Baggage Delay (Up to $100 Per Day)

• 24 Hour Worldwide Assistance Service (non-insurance service provided by Generali Global Assistance)

Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Plan Document which will be enclosed with your deposit receipt and is also available to you, upon request, at any time prior to your purchase of the plan.

“Traveling Companion” means a person or persons whose names appear with Yours on the same Travel Arrangements and who, during Your Trip, will accompany You. A group or tour organizer, sponsor or leader is not a Traveling Companion as defined, unless sharing accommodations in the same room, cabin, condominium unit, apartment unit or other lodging with You.

Sickness or Injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while coverage is in force for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in force for you.

The insurance benefits of this plan are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ.

For complete details on the travel protection plan, refer to the Plan Document enclosed with your deposit receipt, which is also available to you online at www.tripmate.com/wpF431G.

Important! The Travel Protection Plan must be purchased at the time of initial payment and may not be purchased at a later date.

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