River cruising is rapidly gaining popularity in the UK, with an ever increasing selection of itineraries on rivers around the world. The Mekong in Vietnam, the Chobe in Africa and the Douro in Portugal are amongst AmaWaterways programme of cruises that appeal to a worldwide audience.

Imp Travel have selected one of the most sort after cruises to offer to their clients next October to dovetail nicely into the Neustadt Wine Festival departure which they have been arranging since 1975.

Their choice has been the Melodies of the Danube sailing from Budapest on the AmaWaterways aboard this year’s new boat – AmaViola, which boasts luxurious accommodation, fine dining including complimentary wine beer and soft drinks plus tours and excursions and is recognised as the top river cruise line operating on Europe’s rivers.

Outbound flights from East Midlands are included and after the cruise enjoy a coach transfer to Lincoln’s twin town, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, for this magical time of the year where four nights are included at the Achat Premier Hotel on a bed and buffet breakfast basis.

An optional excursion programme includes a visit to a local family vineyard for wine tasting and also a cruise through the Rhine Valley. The Annual Parade to celebrate the new harvest is quiet a spectacle with numerous floats and bands playing with the new German Wine Queen being part of it.

The homeward journey is on-board an executive coach to Europort joining the P&O overnight  Ferry  service to Hull including a two berth cabin with shower and toilet, before arriving back in Lincoln the following morning.

River cruising offers something totally different to the large ships sailing the seas and oceans and this is an ideal way to experience a delightful part of Europe at an easy relaxed pace, with an experienced escort.

Paul Brewer, a Director of Imp Travel, has escorted many Tours around the world for the last 20 years and indeed to Neustadt since he first put an itinerary together over 40 years ago.

For more information contact see the advertisement in Lincs Scene or contact Imp Travel on 01522 513009.

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