Imprint Danube Cruise

Dear Imprint Travelers, Imprint Tours had a successful launch of our European river cruises in 2015. Our flagship cruise is the Danube (next sailing:  Sept 2017).  River cruising is a burgeoning style of travel and we have successfully adapted it to fit the Imprint's philososphy.

Ace Vienna guide Wolfgang during an Opera tour

We have created Imprint's distinct group dynamic within the context of river cruise travel. Even though our groups share a ship with other travelers we dine together and customize our sightseeing. We love the concept of a "moving hotel." Upon check-in you will be able to unpack once and settle into your state room for most of the tour. Each day we'll have a great sightseeing experience in a different European city. Instead of being subject to the optional, expensive shore excursions provided by the cruise company, we will custom build our own and include them in the tour price. Our local guides will be “hand-selected” and Imprint’s values will drive the choice of sights, itineraries, and experiences. All this at below market rates, making Imprint's cruises the best value available.

Castle views from the top deck

Included are all meals on board (including wine at dinner), midnight snack, 24-hour coffee station, daily live music, complimentary bicycles for free time explorations, whispers audio for all shore tours, and excursions as noted below.

Our signature cruise/tour is a 8-day Danube cruise anchored with 2 nights in Salzburg and a 3 night Prague finale.  Our 2015 maiden voyage fulfilled all our expectations.  River cruising is a welcome and worthwhile addition to the Imprint Tours portfolio. Furthermore, it represents a softer, gentler way of traveling and gets us back to our European roots.  If you are interested please let us know:  We’ll add you to the dedicated River Cruise mailing list for periodic updates and advance announcements.

Our itinerary looks like this:

Day 1   Salzburg – get acquainted meeting and dinner together


Day 2   Salzburg - walking tour historic Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens

Day 3   Passau – Sound of Music and Salzkammergut tour; board the cruise for dinner

sound music title slide

Day 4   Melk/Vienna – tour Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey library

Day 5   Vienna – city walking tour with Hapsburg Treasury & Kunsthistorisches Museum

Hofburg Palace

 Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna

Day 6   Budapest - walking tour Pest; evening cruise and Hungarian folklore show

Heroes Square Pest

Day 7   Budapest – Walking tour Buda; cooking class

Fishermans Bastion Budapest

Day 8  Bratislava – Old Town walking tour; wine tasting

Bratislava castle

Day 9  Linz - Postlingbergbahn panorama excursion

Postlingberg Church - Linz

Day 10 Passau/Prague (depart cruise) -  Cesky Krumlov en route

Cesky Krumlov Castle

Day 10 Prague – tour Prague castle

Prague Castle

Day 11 Prague – city walking tour and Jewish Quarter

Prague Old Town Square

Day 12 Tour over after breakfast

Prague's Charles V bridge