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River Cruise Newsletter Dated April 17, 2017

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'd like to share 10 of our best-selling river cruise itineraries, based on bookings made by Vacations To Go customers.

On these vacations, you'll glide along scenic and historic waterways in an intimate and comfortable vessel, enjoying river-view staterooms, fine dining and personalized service. Daily excursions ashore and onboard entertainment and enrichment activities also are included in the upfront rate.

Below are the itineraries, in no particular order. To see departure dates, rates and any accompanying promotions on these popular trips, click the links below.

Castles Along the Rhine, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- A sailing through the Upper Middle Rhine, past more than 40 castles and fortresses, is a highlight of this trip. Also go to a wine tasting at Castle Vollrads in Rheingau, a region known for its rieslings.

Antebellum South, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company -- Board a modern-day paddle wheeler for a cruise between New Orleans and Memphis. Learn about Vicksburg's role in the Civil War and visit Nottoway Plantation and restored 19th-century mansions in Natchez.

The Legendary Danube, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Sightseeing excursions highlight a medieval castle built as a hunting lodge in Roth, the landmarks of Vienna and Budapest and one of Germany's oldest restaurants, the Wurstkuche (Sausage Kitchen) in Regensberg.

Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises -- On a route between Amsterdam and Basel, you'll visit 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg and Rudesheim's Drosselgasse, a cobblestone lane in the old town lined by taverns, shops and restaurants.

Portugal's River of Gold, 10 days with Viking River Cruises -- After two nights in Lisbon, guests board their ship for a Douro River cruise to vineyards, monasteries and picturesque towns. Cross the border into Spain to visit Salamanca, home to one of Europe's oldest universities.

9 Day Danube River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel -- See Old World sights in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital; stroll through Durnstein, a pretty village set against green hills; and explore Passau, known for its collection of Roman, Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Paris to Normandy, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Tailor this French cruise to your interests: In Vernon, you can tour Monet's Giverny or 18th-century Chateau de Bizy, and while in Caudebec, choose a trip to D-Day landing beaches or a "Taste of Normandy" culinary outing.

Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company -- In Washington and Oregon, passengers explore towns at their own pace via "hop-on/hop-off" tours. Visit the Sunshine Mills Winery in The Dalles or the Bonneville Dam while in Stevenson.

Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- This trip starts in Budapest, where you'll take in the views from the Fisherman's Bastion. See the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and visit the beautifully preserved medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.

Imperial Jewels of China, 14 days with Viking River Cruises -- This itinerary packages a Yangtze River cruise with hotel stays and sightseeing in Beijing and Shanghai. Walk through the Forbidden City, stand on the Great Wall and tour Three Gorges Dam.



Here are this week's Top 20 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Rhine Holiday Markets, 8 days with Uniworld. Travels between Basel and Cologne. Save $300 to $800 per couple. Starting at $2,849. Departs November 28 and December 5, 12 & 19, 2017.

2) Ganges River Cruise Experience, 9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Kolkata. Save 30%. Starting at $1,269. Departures from April 27 through September 21, 2017.

3) Venice, the Lagoon, and the Po Delta, 6 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Venice. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $1,429. Departures from July 1 through August 27, 2017.

4) Berlin & Its Multiple Facets, 5 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Berlin. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $1,526. Departs July 18 and August 8 & 15, 2017.

5) Life on the Mississippi, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in Red Wing. Save $800 per couple, plus enjoy free shore excursions and more. Starting at $1,799. Departs July 31, 2017.

6) Amazon Riverboat Adventure in Depth, 9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Lima. Save 15%. Starting at $2,074. Departures from May 6 through December 23, 2017.

7) Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Preak Kdam and Ho Chi Minh City. Save $500 to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $2,299. Departures from August 7 through December 25, 2017.

8) The Romantic Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Vilshofen and ends in Budapest. Save $500 to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $2,799. Departures from May 3 through November 22, 2017.

9) Parisian Royal Holiday, 8 days with Uniworld. Begins and ends in Paris. Receive a free one-category cabin upgrade, plus save $1,500 to $2,000 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $2,849. Departs December 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017.

10) Antebellum South, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between New Orleans and Memphis. Save $400 to $600 per couple, plus enjoy free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,999. Departures from September 25 through November 20, 2017.

11) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Vancouver and Clarkston. Save $400 to $600 per couple, plus enjoy free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,999. Departures from May 1 through November 6, 2017.

12) Majestic Yangtze, 14 days with Wendy Wu Tours. Begins in Shanghai and ends in Beijing. Save $600 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $3,090. Departures from May 3 through November 6, 2017.

13) 8 Day Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Zurich. Fly for free in economy from select gateways. Starting at $3,495. Departures from May 22 through August 23, 2017.

14) Gems of Northern Italy, 10 days with Uniworld. Begins in Milan and ends in Venice. Receive a free one-category cabin upgrade, plus save $1,500 to $2,000 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $3,749. Departures from May 5 through November 3, 2017.

15) Splendors of Europe, 15 days with Emerald Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest. Save $6,000 per couple, plus receive a free premium drinks package. Starting at $3,895. Departures from June 1 through October 19, 2017.

16) Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Munich and Budapest. Companion cruises for free, plus fly from $395 to $695 per person from select gateways. Starting at $3,948. Departures from May 31 through December 15, 2017.

17) The Rhine & Moselle, 13 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Zurich and Amsterdam. Save $500 to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $4,299. Departures from May 7 through October 24, 2017.

18) The Saguenay, 14 days with Blount. Travels between Montreal and New York. Starting at $4,449. Departs August 28 and September 12, 2017.

19) Cities of Light, 12 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Paris and Prague. Fly from $295 to $695 per person, plus companion cruises for free. Starting at $5,548. Departures from May 4 through November 9, 2017.

20) 12 Day Breathtaking Bordeaux, 12 days with Scenic Cruises. Begins in Paris and ends in Bordeaux. Fly for free in economy from select gateways. Starting at $6,355. Departures from June 8 through July 28, 2017.

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Alan Fox
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