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Top 20 Deal: 7 night Danube River cruise for $999

Budapest's Parliament on the banks of the Danube River.
Budapest's Parliament on the banks of the Danube River.
View of the Parliament from the Buda side of the Danube

One of Travelzoo’s 20 Top Deals includes a 7 night Danube River cruise from Gate 1 Travel for $999 per person, a savings of $1,995 per person based on comparable cruises. Air fare can also be easily added through Gate 1 Travel, or you can peruse the internet and make your own flight arrangements.

The cruise abroad either the MS Amadeus Royal or MS Sound of Music sails between Budapest, Hungary and Nuremberg, Germany and docks in Vienna, Regensburg, Melk, and Passau. The 2014 departure dates are April 5, 12, and 26th. A May 3, 2014 departure date can be arranged for an additional $500. Longer cruise packages at an additional charge can include Prague or Berlin.

Budapest, one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, is famous for its Turkish Baths. Budapest is divided by the Danube River with Castle Hill containing most of Buda's older town sights, including Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Across the Danube, Pest's 19th century riverbank sights include the Neo-Gothic Parliament and luxury hotels. Additional tourist attractions are the Opera House, Heroes' Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the largest active Synagogue (second-largest in the world) with its Holocaust Memorial situated behind the structure. The most recognizable bridge of Budapest the Szechenyl Chain Bridge. The suspension bridge, guarded by Lion statues on each end, spans the Danube River between Buda and Pest. It opened in 1849 and is the oldest permanent bridge on Danube. Beautiful parks and great museums are found on both sides of the river.

The other cities visited on this cruise have historical and interesting sights as well. “The cruise package includes:

• Seven nights aboard the MS Amadeus Royal or MS Sound of Music
• Upgraded cabin with French balcony
• Shore excursions and tours in cities like Vienna and Budapest
• 20 meals: seven breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners
• All taxes and port fees”

Trips must be booked by March 19, 2014. Travel Zoo Top Deals sell out quickly, so book today.