VIKING River Cruise - FULL CHARTER - The Romantic Danube River Cruise And Oberammergau Passion Play with Scot & Maurine Proctor

Dates May 19 - 30, 2022
Destination Prague, Hungary; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Krems, Austria; Passau, Germany; Regensburg, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany; Munich, Germany; Oberammergau, Germany;
Duration 11 days 10 nights
Price From 5,339
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The Danube is the heart and soul of Central Europe. Countless cultures and civilizations have used it as a trade route and economic artery. Armies have been stopped at its banks. 

We are excited to partner with Viking River Cruise on a FULL SHIP CHARTER just for Morris Murdock Clients.  The fun and life-changing experience will be so fun and entertaining being hosted by Scot and Maurine Proctor of Meridian Magazine. It will also be breathtaking and exhilarating as you see these glorious cities, romantic castles and history come alive on the banks of the Danube.

Our package includes a 3-night post excursion into Germany where we'll visit Munich, seeing the cities historic sites followed by our Bavarian escape seeing the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles crowned by the Oberammergau Passion Play experience in PRIME seats & 4-star hotels.

This package is the best of the best!  Don't wait, your spot in history is calling.

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Tour ID # 9222E19

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Pre Cruise Tour Day 1: Monday May 16, 2022

Depart home cities to Europe..

Pre Cruise Tour Day 2 -Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Welcome to Prague

Welcome to Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic sitting on the Vltava River. Being called “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. Upon arrival we will be transfers to our hotel for the next 3 nights to relax from our travels. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner and spend time getting to know each other. (D)

Meals : Dinner, In-flight
Pre Cruise Tour Day 3 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Touring Prague

Today we will enjoy a full day exploring this amazing city. Our local guide will share the fascinating history of this capital city as we travel to Prague Castle which is one of the most significant and interesting sights of the Czech Republic. We will tour the wondrous complex that has been a significant national, cultural, and historical monument for Czechs, and remains a symbol of the development of the Czech state even today. This afternoon we visit the Old-new Synagogue that dates back to the beginning of the 15th century and the Jewish Museum which is one of the best-preserved Gothic buildings in Prague (B)

Meals : Breakfast
Pre Cruise tour Day 4 - Thursday, May 19, 2022

Walking Tour and Free Afternoon

Today we enjoy a half day walking tour. Soaking in the Bohemian atmosphere in Prague's beautiful and bustling Old Town Square is a great place to begin any tour of the city. Our guide will explain the workings of the legendary 15th century astronomical clock. We will stroll slowly across the Vitava River on the Charles Bridge, and watch swarms of artists, musicians and street performers vie for your attention. This afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the city on your own. (B)

Meals : Breakfast
Pre Cruise Tour Day 5 - Friday, May 20, 2022

Prague to Budapest

This morning after breakfast we will be transfer from our hotel back to the Prague International airport for our onward flights to Budapest to meet the rest of our group. Upon arrival we will be meet at the airport by our transfer bus to the Viking ship, our home for the next week. (B)

Meals : Breakfast
Day 1: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Depart USA

Day 2: Friday, May 20, 2022

Arrive Budapest and board  the ship, afternoon to explore the city.

Today upon arrival into Budapest make your way to the riverbank and board your home for the next week aboard the Viking Tor.  Depending on your arrival time you can join a city walking tour or relax from your travels.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
Day 3: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Budapest

Today we will get to explore the Hungary’s capital city.  This morning take one of the included guided tours and explore the history of this global city. (BLD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, you may choose to join us for an optional excursion. Perhaps visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the “Versailles of Vienna,” or go behind the scenes at the Spanish Riding School to see its famed Lipizzaner stallions. This evening, you might enjoy an optional classical concert or celebrate the bottling of this year’s wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner. (BLD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, May 23, 2022

Krems, Austria

After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Alternately, you may instead choose to explore your environs by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe’s most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch on board, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way. (BLD)

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. See the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ.† Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, you may instead journey into the countryside on an optional excursion to a local farm where you will have the opportunity to join a festive Bavarian party, experiencing traditional German music and food and tasting locally brewed beer. Or, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore glorious Salzburg; visit the Italianate Old Town, see settings from the film The Sound of Music and enjoy lunch at Austria’s oldest restaurant. We cruise through the night.(BLD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Regensburg, Germany

After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop or visit Germany’s oldest restaurant, the Alte Würstküche. Lunch is served on board your ship.

 

This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising along the Danube River, or take an optional excursion to visit Weltenburg Abbey and experience a short cruise through a stunning mountain pass, one of the most breathtakingly scenic bends in the Danube Narrows. Travel by road to Kelheim and board a ferryboat to explore the 400-foot chalk cliffs and dramatic scenery of the Danube Narrows. Visit Weltenburg Abbey*, renowned for the dark ale brewed here by monks since 1050, then rejoin your ship in Kelheim in time for dinner. Alternately, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to see the highlights of the grand city of Munich. (BLD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Nuremberg, Germany-- Touring

When you awake this morning, your ship will be on the Main–Danube Canal, an engineering marvel that stretches 106 miles from Kelheim on the Danube to Bamberg on the Main River. It began as Charlemagne’s dream in 793 and was completed in 1992 with 16 locks that raise the water level 1,332 feet. Today, it enables river travel from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

Disembark in Roth to take a shuttle directly to Nuremberg and begin exploring; or, stay on board to enjoy cruising this legendary canal and arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city, around lunchtime. After lunch, take a city tour that features a drive to Zeppelin Field, the former Nazi parade grounds, and Congress Hall. You will also drive by the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials. Then visit medieval Nuremberg Castle. Your tour comes to a close with a walk from the imperial palace grounds, past the Albrecht Dürer House and on to the Main Market Square with its elaborate Gothic fountain. Afterward you have some time on your own to explore.

 

Alternately, you can join an optional World War II tour. Visit Zeppelin Field on foot, see Congress Hall and spend time at the illuminating Documentation Center Museum. After, visit Courtroom 600 at the Palace of Justice (unless court is in session) before heading to Nuremberg’s medieval Old Town, enclosed within ancient city walls. (BLD)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Friday, May 27, 2022

Depart the Cruise, travel to Munich, Germany

After breakfast we disembark and start the final leg – the grand finale of your trip.  We travel to Munich by way of the town, Altoetting. We will have free time to visit the baroque Parish Church and the old Chapel with the “Black Madonna”.  We then proceed to Munich for lunch at the Olympic Tower followed by a guided bus and walking tour of Munich. The evening is yours to enjoy the city. (BL)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Oberammergau - Bavaria

Today we’ll depart Munich and travel into the Bavarian countryside and visit Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles.  These were the residences of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.  An eccentric recluse, Ludwig depleted the treasury of his country building extravagant castles and died in mysterious circumstances. Neuschwanstein seems unreal in its romantic Alpine setting and Linderhof is certainly the most elaborate “hunting lodge” you will ever see!  In the afternoon we will visit the fabulous Rococo Weiskirche—it looks somewhat plain and simple on the outside, but just wait until you see the interior. (B)

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11: Sunday, May 29, 2022

Oberammergau

Today we will attend the famous Oberammergau Passion Play that began in 1634.  It will act out with music the last week of the Savior’s ministry.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: Monday, May 30, 2022

Munich -- Home or onward bound

Bidding a fond farewell to Europe, we travel by coach back to Munich for our return flight to the U.S.A. (B)

TOUR ID # 922E19

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • FULL MORRIS MURDOCK CHARTER 
  • Morris Murdock and LDS Tour Directors on for the whole trip along with local guides for in-depth location detail and history
  • Special onboard lecture series
  • We include taxes and port charges in our cruise tour cost!

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation on all tours
  • Hosted by Scot and Maurine Proctor and other local licensed guides
  • 7 night Danube River cruise on The Tor with Viking River Cruise
  • All cruise taxes and fees
  • All hotels will be deluxe 4-5 Star (by American Standard)  and well located to local services and sites
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itineraries
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums with optional tours ($) at your discretion 
  • Transportation and lodging Passion Play package as outlined in your itinerary with preferred seats
  • Audio system headsets throughout tours
  • Document package with a souvenir program of the Passion Play
  • Transfer from Oberammergau to Munich airport

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city  (Group pricing options will be offered in 2021)
  • Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Any private sightseeing or optional excursions not included on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers from airport to the ship
  • Prepaid gratuities for the full cruise tour $126.00 per person

Optional Pricing for Cruise Cabins:

  • Outside Cabin (F) $5339.00
  • Outside Cabin (E) $5519.00 
  • French Balcony (D) $5939.00 
  • French Balcony (C) $5939.00 - Sorry, this category is SOLD OUT
  • Full Balcony (B) $6399.00 
  • Full Balcony (A) $6699.00 - Sorry, this category is SOLD OUT
  • Full Balcony (AA) $7529.00- Sorry, this category is SOLD OUT
  • Explorer Suite (ES) $8659.00 - Sorry, this category is SOLD OUT
  • Single Supplement/Private room - 200% of Double Rate ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $1000.00 pp deposit will be due at booking
  • 2nd Deposit of $1,000 Due June 1st, 2021
  • Final Payments will be due January 31st, 2022

Prague Pre-Tour $989.00 based on double occupancy  

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Fully Escorted by Morris Murdock 
  • 3-night Accommodations in 4 Star hotel in Prague
  • All transfers
  • Flight from Prague to Budapest
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide on tours

TOUR ID # 9222E19