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Last-minute Europe river cruises with extras from $1,359

Last-minute Europe river cruises with extras from $1,359
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Save 50% on Europe river cruises!

Gate 1 Travel has slashed springtime European river cruises by 50%. Choose from 7 and 14-Night itineraries.

Sailings are on the deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess — long-ships that feature a passenger capacity under 200, spacious outside cabins with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat-screen satellite TV.

Ship amenities include a bar-lounge, restaurant, aft lounge, sundeck with jacuzzi, fitness center, basic wi-fi throughout the ship, and 24/7 coffee/tea station.

Per person rates include river port charges, and:

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions and local city tours conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

The 9-Day/7-Night Danube River Cruise departs March 27 and is sale-priced at $1,359 (down from $2,699). The ship departs from Budapest, Hungary and calls at Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein (Melk Abbey), Linz (independent touring), Salzburg, Passau (with a lavish Captain’s dinner), and ends in Munich.

An identical itinerary is offered on an April 3 7-Night sailing at per person rates of $1,500 per person (was $2,999). The ship departs Budapest and calls at

The 16-Day/14-Night Classic European River Cruise departs April 10. Rate are $2,500 per person (was $4,999).

The itinerary includes ports from the 7-Night cruise – plus Regensburg, one of Germany’s largest and best preserved medieval cities, Nuremberg Bamberg WurzburgWertheim & MiltenbergKoblenz, Cologne and ends in Amsterdam

The identical cruise is offered on an April 20 sailing and is priced at $2,350 (was $4,699).

Book your cruise by March 30. Refer to promo code LMRC50 for any of these four river cruise specials.

Prices are based on double occupancy cabins and are exclusive of round-trip airfare. However, Gate 1 can assist with air bookings along with the cruise.

Notes: Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship’s itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events can occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach (accompanied by a tour manager) with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals.

The Danube may be Europe’s longest river, but the popular cruise routes run through the upper reaches, where ships have to negotiate a number of shallow stretches. During 2018, cruise companies try to get around the problem by operating ship swaps, when passengers bussed from one ship to another to avoid the shallow stretches. These deals could expire at any time!