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SCOTLAND – May 2018

10-Day Escorted Scotland/Outlander Tour
May 21 – 30, 2018

We offer the most comprehensive Outlander escorted group tours of Scotland available today.  If you’re an Outlander fan and have wanted to see the Highlands and locations in Scotland from the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon and the TV series on Starz, then this tour is for you.  Join us for this 10-day fully escorted and guided group tour as it takes you from the U.S. to Edinburgh on a memorable and informative Outlander adventure throughout beautiful Scotland!

This fully escorted and guided 10-day tour package includes the following.

  • Roundtrip, nonstop airfare from Newark to Edinburgh to Newark
  • Transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport
  • All ground transportation on a luxury motor coach
  • 3 nights at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh
  • 1 night at the Highland Hotel, Stirling
  • 2 nights at the Palace Hotel, Inverness
  • 2 nights at Principal Place, Edinburgh
  • All tour visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Welcome drink
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily breakfast (except for day of arrival)
  • Two lunches
  • Outlander-themed dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Two pre-tour planning webinars
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing Checklist
  • Interest-free Hurley World Travel Payment Plan
  • Membership in the Hurley World Travel Club
  • Membership in the Hurley World Travel Savings Plan (Optional.  See plan details.)
  • Some tour surprises & more!!!

Price
$4,279 per person, INCLUDES AIRFARE
Optional $1,100 Single Supplement
Non-refundable deposit of $895 is due by January 1, 2018.  Final payment is due by March 1, 2018
See Hurley World Travel Interest-free Payment Plan on Tour Registration Form

Travel Savings Plan

  • Activity level of this tour is moderate.  You must be able to do the following.
  • Board and exit luxury motor coach multiple times throughout the day
  • Be on your feet walking, standing, and climbing steps throughout the day in all types of weather
  • Sleep with little or no air conditioning
  • Can carry or roll your luggage from the hotel lobby to and from the motor coach
  • The average temperature in Scotland in May is 40° – 60° F
  • Average rainfall in May is 21 days
  • Pack and wear layers
  • Pack rain gear and waterproof shoes
  • A Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing List will be provided to all registered guests in advance
  • Day 1 – Depart Newark, New Jersey.
  • Day 2 – Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Day 3 – Edinburgh, Carrubber’s Close, Preston Mills, and Phantassie Doocot.
  • Day 4 – Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow Cathedral, and Edinburgh.
  • Day 5 – Blackness, Blackness Castle, Midhope Castle, Culross Palace, Muiravonside Country Park, Torphichen, and Stirling.
  • Day 6 – Doune Castle, Inverness, Deanston Distillery, Perth, Tibbermore Church, and Drummond Castle Gardens.
  • Day 7 – Culloden Moor, Beauly, Beauly Priory, Beaufort Castle, and Inverness.
  • Day 8 – Inverness, Pitlochry, and Edinburgh.
  • Day 9 – Edinburgh at leisure.
  • Day 10 – Depart Edinburgh, arrive in Newark, New Jersey.
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Join us for new previews of our May and September 2018 escorted group tours of Scotland from an Outlander standpoint.  We’ll be traveling to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Beauly, Inverness, Stirling, Culross, Blackness, Culloden, and into the Highlands as our comprehensive worry-free tour follows the footsteps of Jamie and Claire Fraser in Scotland.

February 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Register Here

February 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Register Here

Questions?  Call Hurley World Travel at (410) 588-6938.

IRELAND – May 2018

10-Day Escorted Tour of Southwest Ireland
May 4 – 13, 2018

Ireland is perfect for active vacations, including biking, walking, fishing, horseback riding & world class, bucket-list golf experiences. If culture, history, or tracing your family heritage is what you desire, Ireland has something to offer you as well.

Whether you are looking for a luxurious escorted vacation, a custom-designed, self-drive vacation or a chauffeur driven tour of Ireland, Hurley World Travel has the perfect itinerary to make your Irish vacation a memorable experience.

This fully escorted and guided 10-day tour package includes the following:

  • Nonstop, roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia to Shannon
  • 7-nights’ accommodation at the Malton Hotel, Killarney
  • 1-night accommodation at the Oakwood Arms Hotel, Clare
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners
  • Daily transportation by luxury motor coach
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Hotel Porterage for one bag per person
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Two pre-tour planning webinars
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing Checklist
  • Interest-free Hurley World Travel Payment Plan
  • Membership in the Hurley World Travel Club
  • Membership in the Hurley World Travel Savings Plan (Optional. See plan details.)

Price
$3,449 per person double occupancy, INCLUDES AIRFARE
Optional $600, Single Supplement
Non-refundable deposit of $895 is due by January 1, 2018.  Final payment is due by March 1, 2018
See Hurley World Travel Interest-free Payment Plan on Tour Registration Form

Estimated Charges for Golf

Activity level of this tour is moderate.  You must be able to do the following.

  • Board and exit luxury motor coach multiple times throughout the day
  • Be on your feet walking, standing, and climbing steps throughout the day in all types of weather
  • Sleep with little or no air conditioning
  • Can carry or roll your luggage from the hotel lobby to and from the motor coach
  • The average temperature in Ireland in May is 45° – 60° F
  • Average rainfall in May is 15 days
  • Pack and wear layers
  • Pack rain gear and waterproof shoes
  • A Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing List will be provided to all registered guests in advance

This highly-inclusive 10-day escorted and guided tour travels throughout Southwest Ireland to County Clare, the River Shannon, Tarbert, Killarney, Gap of Dunloe, the Gearhameen River, Ring of Kerry, Valencia Island, Kinsale, and Cobh. We also are offering optional golfing at Killarney Mahony’s Point, Dooks, Tralee, Killarney Killeen, Dingle, and Ballybunion Old. Truly a tour that has something for everyone!

Download our detailed itinerary for details, hotels, and golf information. Here’s a sneak peak.

  • Day 1 – Depart Philadelphia, PA, USA, arrive in Shannon, Ireland
  • Day 2 – Cliffs of Moher, the River Shannon, Tarbert, Killarney
  • Day 3 – Gap of Dunloe, Serpent Lake, Gearhameen River, Middle and Lower Lakes, Ross Castle, Muckross Traditional Farms. Optional Golf at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Mahony’s Point
  • Day 4 – Ring of Kerry, Valencia Island, the Skellig Experience, Jarvey’s Rest. Optional golf at Dooks Golf Club.
  • Day 5 – Kinsale, Cobh Heritage Center, Killarney. Optional golf at Tralee Golf Club.
  • Day 6 – Killarney at leisure. Optional golf at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.
  • Day 7 – Dingle, Dingle Bay Cruise, Dingle Distillery, Slea Head, Famine Cottage, Killarney. Optional golf at Dingle Golf Links.
  • Day 8 – Blarney, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills. Optional golf at Ballybunion Old Course.
  • Day 9 – Bunratty, Bunratty Folk Park, and Clare.
  • Day 10 – Depart Shannon for Philadelphia.
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Tour registration closes on Jan. 24, 2018, so hurry!  Here’s how to register.

  • Download the Itinerary and Registration Form
  • Email the completed registration form to joehurley@hurleytravel.net
  • Deposit credit card information may called in directly to Hurley World Travel at (410) 588-6938.

Questions?  Call Hurley World Travel at (410) 588-6938.

RIVER CRUISE  –  June 2018

13-Day Danube-Salzburg River Cruise – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
June 27 – July 9, 2018

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. This highly-inclusive cruise offers a variety of active excursions every day; the choice is yours. Whether it’s touring, walking, hiking, biking, paddling, jogging, or enjoying the view from your stateroom, river cruising offers activities that enhance how you explore and experience the destinations on your tour. All the while, you enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home away from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with shade awnings
  • Elevator
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Lounges and upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • On-board movie nights
  • Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free
  • Behind-the-scenes ship tour
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Well-stocked library
  • Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • On-board lectures, activities and nightly entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Choice of leisurely, traditional or independent sightseeing options
  • Local Favorites On-board Experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • On-board assistance is available to recommend, reserve, and further personalize your cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

MEALS

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or (weather permitting) grill fare at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
  • Alternative dinner of petite portions or regional specialties with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Night Fare
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • This is a medium to high activity level tour.
  • Land sightseeing tours will require walking and boarding vehicles.
  • Excursion tour activities may require walking, hiking, mountain hiking, canoe paddling, and biking.
  • Activity on board is light.
  • Dress aboard and on shore is casual.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing.
  • Dinner attire is casual—open-neck shirts, slacks, dresses. Coats and ties may be worn.
  • The Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Europe are dressy, but not formal.
Stateroom Category Price per Couple
Category E – Indigo Deck $9,486
Category B – Sapphire Deck Aft $10,784
Category A – Sapphire Deck $10,884
Category P – Royal Deck $11,084
Deposits: Non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 per person due by December 15, 2017. Includes travel insurance and deposit on tour.
Final Payments: Due by March 15, 2018.
Payment Plan: An interest-free Payment Plan is available.

Day 1 – June 27 – DEPART THE UNITED STATES FOR MUNICH
NOTE: Flights into Munich must arrive by 12 noon. Transfer to
Salzburg departs the Munich hotel meeting point (TBD) at 2 pm.

Day 2 – June 28 – ARRIVE IN MUNICH GERMANY & TRANSFER TO SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
Welcome to Munich, Bavaria’s capital! This afternoon a comfortable motorcoach ride will take you to Salzburg. For any guests arriving in Salzburg early enough on their own, a guided city walk or a self-guided hike, are available in the early afternoon Guests will transfer from Munich Airport to a Munich hotel meeting point (TBD) for transfer to Salzburg.
Hotel: Salzburg Sheraton

Austria
This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. This highly-inclusive cruise offers a variety of active excursions every day; the choice is yours. Whether it’s touring, walking, hiking, biking, paddling, jogging, or enjoying the view from your stateroom, river cruising offers activities that enhance how you explore and experience the destinations on your tour. All the while, you enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home away from home while you explore your new surroundings every day. Join us as we set sail on an active discovery cruise on the Danube River aboard the Avalon Luminary!

Day 3 – June 29 – SALZBURG. EXCURSION TO THE SALZKAMMERGUT AREA
Today you can spend an entire day in Salzburg doing as you please. Alternatively, you may prefer to join us for the excursion to the Salzkammergut. An early morning start takes you to this region of natural beauty, where this morning you can choose from a variety of optional excursions such as a cable car ride up to Dachstein Mountain where you visit an ice cave, or a crash course in either archery or mountain climbing. For a more leisurely activity, we suggest a guided walk up Feuerkogel Mountain with a romise of refreshment when you reach the top! In the afternoon
Hotel: Salzburg Sheraton
Meals: Breakfast

CHOOSE YOUR INCLUDED ACTIVITY:

  • Join an easy MOUNTAIN HIKE up the Siriuskogel for a delightful view over the town of Bad Ischl and the Traun River Valley.
  • Enjoy a GUIDED WALK of Bad Ischl, including an inside visit of the Imperial Villa. If you prefer to work off some excess energy, then we have optional suggestions such as canoeing on the River Traun, or guided mountain biking.

Day 4 – June 30 – SALZBURG–LINZ
After yesterday’s exertions, you’ll have a chance to take it easy this morning. Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the source of Salzburg’s beauty and wealth; a visit to a nearby salt
mine, or to Hohenwerfen Castle for a guided tour and a demonstration of falconry. This afternoon, a
comfortable motorcoach ride takes you to Linz, with a stop en route in Mondsee.
Hotel: Arcotel Nike
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – July 1 – LINZ (EMBARKATION)
A European Capital of Culture, Linz, Austria’s third largest city, welcomes you with open arms and plenty
to see and do.

This morning CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Join a GUIDED CITY WALK or
  • A contemporary HISTORY TOUR during which your guide reveals what life was like in the city during WWII and how Linz just managed to escape becoming a divided city like Berlin
  • The more active might enjoy a CASUAL HIKE across to Mount Pöstlingberg. Then there’s free time for shopping, exploring on your own, or joining an optional activity. How about a cooking class so you can dazzle your friends back home with an authentic Linzer Torte, the world’s oldest known cake? This afternoon, board the AVALON LUMINARY, and after a mandatory safety exercise, meet your friendly crew and fellow shipmates at a WELCOME RECEPTION.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – July 2 – ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW SCENIC CRUISING–LINZ
As you slept, your ship arrived in the pretty market town of Engelhartszell near the German border. Step ashore and CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Visit the stunning rococo Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, explore its SENSORY GARDEN— complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard—and attend a TASTING of locally produced cheeses and beer brewed by the Trappist monks, or;
  • Join a fun GUIDED HIKE along the route that smugglers took during World War II, when a tightly controlled border existed between Austria and Germany. Back on your ship, an excellent lunch of Bavarian specialties will leave you energized and ready to join an exhilarating HIKE ALONG THE DANUBE. Fresh air and incredible vistas await as you watch the Avalon Luminary pass through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped curve of the river. In Aschach, rejoin the ship, which returns to Linz for the night. This evening, optional theater or music excursions are available—or you can mingle with the locals at a fun pub crawl!
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – July 3 – LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN–GREIN–SPITZ
Arrive this morning in Mauthausen, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic Age.
Here, we let you place your own personal stamp on your day as you CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Take a GUIDED BIKE TOUR to an ancient Roman border defense fort dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Visit the museum dedicated to the site, with military weaponry, accounts of daily life, ceiling frescoes, sacred art objects, and more;
  • Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, an architectural rival to Melk Abbey. While exploring, you may meet one of the monks (when available) or attend a short music recital, or;
  • Join a heart-wrenching tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of World War II’s largest and most brutal Nazi work camps.

This afternoon, your ship passes through another breathtaking area, the Strudengau, popular among climbers and hikers for its enticing geological formations. Dock in Grein, a pretty country resort in the shadow of its castle. The GUIDED WALK includes a visit of the historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances. Then, visit Greinburg or Clam Castle, where you will meet the owner. After dinner, don’t miss the spectacular views as we pass by Melk Abbey, perched high on a cliff above the river. The ship docks late tonight in Spitz.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – July 4 – SPITZ-VIENNA
Exciting activities abound today!
CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • PADDLE A CANOE on a GUIDED TOUR down the Danube and along some of its tributaries, for a completely unique perspective of the river and riverbank villages;
  • Bask in the fresh air and incredible views on an easy GUIDED BIKE TOUR from Spitz to Krems. Enjoy sightseeing in Dürnstein that includes the mesmerizing blue Stiftskirche, and enjoy a break to sample local specialties;
  • Join an interactive WINE WORLD EXPERIENCE with wine tasting, or;
  • Get a hands-on LOCAL ENCOUNTER that showcases production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine,
    or other products, depending on the season. A snack and beverage are included. This evening arrive in Vienna the “City of Music,” where you have free time to join an optional guided hike through the vineyards outside town, with a wine tasting and dinner at a Heurigen wine tavern.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – July 5 – VIENNA
Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, this “City of Music” inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss—and will inspire you, as well! Waltz ashore and CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Enjoy a BIKE TOUR that takes in the sights along the famed Ringstrasse and areas of Vienna inaccessible to buses and cars;
  • Slip on your sneakers and join a JOGGING TOUR that shows you the highlights as you run between sites;
  • Take a unique INSIDERS TOUR that features something different every day. It could be anything, from a visit to a musical instrument maker to a crash course on etiquette and protocol at diplomatic gatherings. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food at a cooking class, and will enjoy other surprises as well, or;
  • Get a proper introduction to Vienna during a CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR that includes an inside visit of
    Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s celebrated Kiss. Afterward, you have free time to explore on your own. Maybe stroll through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, take a break for a piece of decadent Sachertorte, or join an optional excursion. Tonight’s onboard dinner pays a delicious tribute to the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – July 6 – VIENNA
A second full day in Vienna presents even more opportunities to immerse yourself in the magic.  CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY for an experience most meaningful to you:

  • Wrap yourself in the peace of the city at sunrise during an EARLY RISER WALKING TOUR that includes breakfast at a Viennese café and an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collections at the Museum of Fine Arts;
  • For a more leisurely start to your morning, skip the walking tour and onshore breakfast and imply join us for the MUSEUM VISIT, which includes time in the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or;
  • Perfect for military history buffs, begin with the MUSEUM VISIT of the Habsburg Collection, then explore the MILITARY MUSEUM, commemorating the heroic past of the Habsburg Empire.  Tonight, enjoy a delectable dinner of Viennese specialties on board.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – July 7 – VISEGRÁAD, HUNGARY–BUDAPEST
This morning, the Avalon Luminary passes by mighty Esztergom Basilica, coronation church of Hungary’s monarchs. Later, arrive in Visegráad, where another exciting day is on tap.

CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Cheer your favorite champion at a MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS TOURNAMENT at Visegráad’s Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order. During free time here, be sure to explore Palotaház, where stonemasons, smiths, potters, and paper-makers produce their traditional items using age-old techniques, or;
  • Spend your day in the great outdoors on a GUIDED HIKE through Danube-Ipoly National Park, home to eagles, falcons, bats, terrapins, fire salamanders, and other wildlife. Later this afternoon, your ship arrives in Budapest, affording magnificent views of the beautifully illuminated Parliament Building.  Prepare for an exquisite GALA FAREWELL DINNER featuring foods specially paired with just the right area wines or beers.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – July 8 – BUDAPEST
(DISEMBARKATION)
One of Eastern Europe’s most dynamic cities, Hungary’s capital spans the Danube in a majestic way. Awaken refreshed and dig in to a hearty breakfast before disembarking and deciding how you would like to explore.  CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY:

  • Take an enjoyable, 2-hour WALKING TOUR that includes some “Fungarian” instruction of useful
    local words and phrases;
  • Join a GUIDED BIKE TOUR along the bike paths and car-free areas for a safe and enjoyable way
    to see the city’s most fantastic sights, or;
  • See the best of Budapest on a CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR featuring Heroes’ Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and an inside visit of the Opera House.  Afterward, you have free time to shop for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Café, or to join an optional tour of Budapest’s limestone cave system or to play nine holes of golf.
    Hotel: Intercontinental Budapest
    Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – July 9 – BUDAPEST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning! Transfers to the Airport
Meals: Breakfast

Join us for a fun and informative webinar regarding this River Cruise!

Hurley World Travel
2018 River Cruise Tour Night Webinar
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Register for Webinar Here

RIVER CRUISE  –  December 2018

Christmas in the Heart of Germany – Cruise Eastbound
6-Day Germany Christmas Market River Cruise from Frankfurt to Nuremberg

December 1 – 6, 2018

In Wiesbaden, board your ship which is decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors, and embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, ending in historical Nuremberg.

On the banks of the Main River, behind medieval walls and towered gates, is the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg. Take a step back in time during your guided walk of this cultural gem with half-timbered houses and narrow streets. Celebrate the season in charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the many nativity scenes exhibited throughout the town are sure to delight. Finally, in Nuremberg, after your guided tour, you are free to visit the Christmas market—one of the most famous in the world. Wander through Old Town illuminated with holiday lights and decorations, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a Nuremberg specialty. While on board, you’ll also learn how to bake a traditional cookie and hear all about German Christmas traditions.

Historical treasures of Germany are perfectly paired with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season on this unforgettable European river cruise.

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with shade awnings
  • Elevator
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Lounges and upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • On-board movie nights
  • Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free
  • Behind-the-scenes ship tour
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Well-stocked library
  • Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • On-board lectures, activities and nightly entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Choice of leisurely, traditional or independent sightseeing options
  • Local Favorites On-board Experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • On-board assistance is available to recommend, reserve, and further personalize your cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

MEALS

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or (weather permitting) grill fare at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
  • Alternative dinner of petite portions or regional specialties with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Night Fare
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel

Activity level of this tour is moderate.  You must be able to do the following.

  • Board and exit luxury motor coach multiple times throughout the day
  • Be on your feet walking, standing, and climbing steps throughout the day in all types of weather
  • The average temperature in Germany in December is 30° – 40° F
  • Pack and wear layers
  • Pack rain gear and waterproof shoes
  • A Hurley World Travel Germany Packing List will be provided to all registered guests in advance

$1,849.00 + Airfare
Price above includes cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.  To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo / Deck / $142
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $856
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,428

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included. Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt: in single room from $180 to $245, in twin room from $105 to $140

Port charges:  $120

Here’s a sneak peek at the itinerary.  Click on the itinerary for detailed information about this river cruise.

  • Day 1 – Frankfurt – Onboard welcome reception.
  • Day 2 – Miltenberg – Guided walk, onboard cookie baking demonstration.
  • Day 3 – Würzburg – Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market.
  • Day 4 – Bamberg – Onboard lecture, guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market.
  • Day 5 – Nuremberg – Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market.

Join us for a fun and informative webinar regarding this River Cruise!

Hurley World Travel
2018 River Cruise Tour Night Webinar
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Register for Webinar Here

SCOTLAND – September 2018

10-Day Escorted Scotland/Outlander Tour
September 24- October 3, 2018

We’re going back to the stones! If you’re a Scotland and Outlander fan and have wanted to see the Highlands and locations in Scotland depicted in the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon and the TV series on Starz, then this Fall 2018 tour is for you! Join us for this 10-day fully escorted and guided group tour as we leave from the U.S. and travel to Edinburgh on a memorable Outlander adventure throughout bonnie Scotland!

This fully escorted and guided 10-day tour includes the following.

  • All land transportation on our private luxury motor coach
  • All tour visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Welcome drink
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily breakfast (except for day of arrival)
  • Two lunches
  • Outlander-themed dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • 3 nights at the Principal George Hotel, Edinburgh
  • 1 night at the Highland Hotel, Stirling
  • 2 nights at the Palace Hotel, Inverness
  • 2 nights at Apex Waterloo Hotel, Edinburgh
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Two pre-tour planning webinars
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing Checklist
  • Interest-free Hurley World Travel Payment Plan
  • Membership in the Hurley World Travel Club
  • Some tour surprises & more!!!

Price
$3,839 per person, double occupancy + airfare
$4,959 per person, single occupancy + airfare
Receive a $500 discount off your tour rate if you submit your tour deposit of $500 by February 28, 2018. 
Final payment is due by June 29, 2018.
See Hurley World Travel Interest-free Payment Plan on Tour Registration Form

  • Activity level of this tour is moderate.  You must be able to do the following.
  • Board and exit luxury motor coach multiple times throughout the day
  • Be on your feet walking, standing, and climbing steps throughout the day in all types of weather
  • Sleep with little or no air conditioning
  • Can carry or roll your luggage from the hotel lobby to and from the motor coach
  • The average temperature in Scotland in September is 46° – 58° F
  • Average rainfall in September is 15 days
  • Pack and wear layers
  • Pack rain gear and waterproof shoes
  • A Hurley World Travel Scotland Packing List will be provided to all registered guests in advance
  • Day 1 – Depart Newark, New Jersey
  • Day 2 – Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Day 3 – Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Carrubber’s Close, Preston Mills, and Phantassie Doocot
  • Day 4 – Glasgow, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow Cathedral, Leisure time in Glasgow, and Edinburgh
  • Day 5 – Blackness, Blackness Castle, Midhope Castle, Culross Palace, Muiravonside Country Park, Torphichen, and Stirling
  • Day 6 – Doune Castle, Inverness, Deanston Distillery, Perth, Tibbermore Church, and Drummond Castle Gardens
  • Day 7 – Culloden Moor, Beauly, Beauly Priory, Beaufort Castle, and Inverness
  • Day 8 – Inverness, Pitlochry, and Edinburgh
  • Day 9 – Leisure time in Edinburgh
  • Day 10 – Depart Edinburgh, arrive in Newark, New Jersey

See What’s Included and Pricing for more information.
Receive a $500 discount per person when you register and submit your $500 deposit by February 28, 2018. 
Request a detailed itinerary – call 1-410-588-6938 or email joehurley@hurleytravel.net.

Book the September 2018 Outlander Escorted Private Tour NOW and save $500 per person!  Registration and tour deposit must be received by February 28, 2018 to receive this discount.   See “What’s Included and Pricing” for more tour information.  See Hurley World Travel for details.  No other offers apply.

Questions?  Call Hurley World Travel at (410) 588-6938 or email joehurley@hurleytravel.net.