River Cruising

 
 
Book this fabulous ‘Once in a lifetime” Wine cruise with Sundial Travel by July 31 (with deposit only)
and receive a discount of $250 off per couple as well as shipboard credit of €100 per cabin
 
**Also pay in full by Oct 31, and save an additional $300 off per couple!
 
That’s a savings of $550 per couple!
 
Return flights to Europe for just $495 per person with all transfers
 

Vineland Estates Winery's 40th Anniversary Cruise

Join celebrated Winemaker Brian Schmidt for this special one-time only reunion.
 
 
8 Day Classic Rhine River Cruise
April 6, 2019 | Departing Mainz (Frankfurt) to Amsterdam
 
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To celebrate Vineland Estates Winery 40th anniversary of the planting of their home vineyard,
we are going back to where it all began in Germany at St. Urbans-Hof Winery on the Moselle River.
Hermann Weis, now 83, planted Vineland Estates Winery's Riesling vineyard in Ontario with cuttings from his own vineyard in Germany.
His clone (Weis 21) has been a grand “transplant” success and is now growing all over North America.
Hermann Weis is excited by the news of the trip and celebration plus the new world/old world reunification and tasting.
He is the man that started it all in 1979 at age 43 and in fact was a key pioneer in starting
the fine wine revolution in Canada and the United States. Brian Schmidt,
Winemaker of Vineland Estates Winery, invites you to join him for the 40th anniversary of that historic time
by going back with a ship full of family and friends.
This is a true treat for wine enthusiasts!
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Highlight Inclusions
 
Return flights to Europe for just $495 per person with all transfers
Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks including your own in suite mini bar
Wine tasting at the original St. Urban-Hof's Vineyard in Germany
Cycle the Moselle banks on a guided tour taking in the beauty of the wine region
On-board wine tasting of the local Moselle region rich wines
Wine tasting at Wheingut Gohlen winery in Andernach area
 
All Inclusive Exceptional EmeraldVALUE
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7 nights in a boutique hotel-style suite
All on-board meals and gourmet dining at Reflections Restaurant
Guided shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach
Extra special experiences with EmeraldPLUS, EmeraldACTIVE, and DiscoverMORE excursions
Authentic local on-board entertainment & on-board port commentary
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
Complimentary use of bicycles
First-class service from Englishspeaking crew
Knowledgeable local guides
Group airport transfer to and from your ship
All gratuities and taxes
 
 
Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt
 
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative
and transferred by coach to your award-winning Star-Ship Emerald Dawn in Mainz.
Here, you’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room and explore all of the ship’s fantastic facilities.
This evening your ship embarks to Trier.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
 
 
Day 2 Sail the Moselle
 
Today cruise the beautiful Moselle Valley into the Rhine River.
Measuring 545 kilometers, the Moselle is one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries
and forms the natural frontier between Germany and Luxembourg.
Relax on-board; take in the sights from the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the Pool
or partake in the opportunity to join an EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour along the river banks while the ship sails.
 
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided 22km bike ride along the Moselle starting in Traben-Trarbach
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
 
Day 3 Trier
 
Today begins your wine quest. You’ll visit St. Urbans-Hof’s Winery for a rare
and wonderful side-by-side tasting of the ‘great grandparent’ vines with their generational offspring
from Ontario's Vineland Estates Winery.
Includes tour, tasting, and a light snack.
Return to the ship for a late lunch before sailing past the Weis family’s beautiful wine estate
where it all began 40 years ago.
This evening dock in Bernkastel for your on-board dinner and evening entertainment
surrounded in the village’s steep vine-covered slopes.
 
EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting with the Weis family of St. Urbans-Hof Winery
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
 
Day 4 Cochem
 
The medieval town of Cochem is considered to be a hidden gem on the Moselle River.
Experience the incomparable charm and picturesque beauty on your guided tour
while passing by enchanting buildings on cobble-stoned streets which will make you feel like you are part of a storybook.
The epic finale of the tour is a visit to Reichsburg Castle with its ornate décor and breathtaking views.
Return to your ship for an exclusive on-board wine lecture.
 
EmeraldPLUS: Wine lecture on-board the ship
Included excursions: Guided tour of Cochem and Reichsburg Castle
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
 
DiscoverMORE: Guided walk of Koblenz and visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
 
Day 5 Andernach
 
The idyllic landscape of the Rhine Valley is home to the spectacular Andernach Geyser,
a natural phenomenon and world’s tallest cold water geyser.
Visit the Geysir Centre and take a boat ride to the Namedyer Werth peninsula to experience
the hissing and gurgling sound when the geyser erupts,
sending water up to an extraordinary 60 metres in the air.
Enjoy lunch on-board before an afternoon outing to Wheingut Gohlenan taking in magnificent scenery alongside a wine tasting.
 
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Geysir Museum and site
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking to Maria Laach abbey
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 
Day 6 Xanten
Cruise along the Rhine River to Xanten, where you will have a chance to visit the unique Roman Archaeological Park
that was built around 98 A.D.
Take in the rich history of this town featuring some buildings that have been partly reconstructed,
while others have been rebuilt and furnished to give visitors an idea of what the settlement was like back in those days.
Original remains of Roman buildings also remain intact for a sense of the true antiquity.
 
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the Roman Archaeological Park
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 
Day 7 Amsterdam
 
This morning you will experience the Netherlands capital with a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum
or you can take part in a guided bike tour.
Return to the ship for lunch with the afternoon to explore the city.
Your Cruise Director can direct you to a variety of activities and sights so you can experience the best of Amsterdam.
Tonight the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain's Farewell gala dinner.
 
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour of Amsterdam’s countryside
Included excursions: Visit to the Rijksmuseum
 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 
Day 8 Depart Amsterdam
After your breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and
disembark your ship for your transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.
 
Included Meals: Breakfast
 
Cat E: Emerald Stateroom $4,195 per person
Cat D: Emerald Stateroom $4,305 per person
Cat B: Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite $5,405 per person
Cat A: Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite $5,690 per person
Cat S: Grand Balcony Suite $6,095 per person
 
Book this fabulous ‘Once in a lifetime” Wine cruise with Sundial Travel by July 31 (with deposit only)
and receive a discount of $250 off per couple as well as shipboard credit of €100 per cabin
 
**Also pay in full by Oct 31, and save an additional $300 off per couple!
 
That’s a savings of $550 per couple!
 
Return flights to Europe for just $495 per person with all transfers

 

 
MEDIEVAL TREASURES
River cruise
7 nt cruise Oct 25, 2018
Basel to Nuremberg
Fixed window cabin $3748 cdn p.p.
French balcony $4498 cdn p.p.
port charges $210 cdn p.p.
Book this cruise with Sundial Travel and we will offer you a
$300 usd shipboard credit per cabin!
Optional pre and post hotels are offered
**international air not included
 

 
ROMANTIC DANUBE RIVER CRUISE
Vilshofen to Budapest
Oct 28 sailing for 7 nights
French balcony cabin $4623 cdn p.p.
Port charges $210 cdn p.p.
Book this cruise with Sundial Travel and we will offer you a
$300 usd shipboard credit per cabin!
Optional pre and post hotels are offered
**international air not included
 
 
 

 
DANUBE SERENADE
7 night river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna
August 12, 2018
Fixed window $4248 cdn p.p.
French Balcony $4998 cdn p.p.
Port charges $210 cdn p.p.
Book this cruise with Sundial Travel and we will offer you a
$300 usd shipboard credit per cabin!
Optional pre and post hotels are offered
**international air not included
 
 

 
15 day EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE
 
April 27 to May 11, 2019
Amsterdam to Budapest
a Panorama Balcony suite on this ship is $8115 cdn p.p.
and air from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria,
Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, or Ottawa
to Amsterdam and back from Budapest is $295 p.p.
transfers are included as well
Indoor balcony with open-air system
Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
Telephone
Safe for your valuables
Individual climate control
Flat screen TV and infotainment system
Mini-fridge
Gourmet all-included on board meals and collection of highlight dinners,
dine al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
and a refined selection of wine and beer, as well as soft drinks accompanying all on board meals.
 
 
 
 

 
U by Uniworld is a new take on experiential travel,
with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring
and a taste for authentic adventures.
U has always believed that travel should be relaxing, exhilarating,
convenient and tailored to your interests - all at the same time.
The A and The B will serve as a fully-equipped waterfront contemporary hotel, taxi, bar,
restaurant, café, nightclub and yoga studio, all in one, says the cruise line.
“U by Uniworld ships provide the perfect balance between local authenticity
and the comfort of home, offering travellers the hassle-free ability to tour multiple cities
and countries while only unpacking once.”
 
U by Uniworld’s lineup of onboard programming includes Wine & Paint Classes,
where passengers can sip on a glass of local wine while painting the scenery before them;
Mixology Classes taught by the master bartenders onboard; and Chef’s Table Cooking Classes.
 
Foodies will salivate over local market shopping with the ship’s chef in Rouen
while culture buffs will delight in a guided bike tour of top World War II sites in Nuremberg.
Adventurers can rock climb at 6,500 ft. or white water raft, explorers can kayak through
UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and solo travellers will love creating a custom drink to their tastes
after meeting a Master Distiller at the world’s largest hands-on cocktail exhibit in Amsterdam.
Couples can reconnect with romance on a horse-drawn carriage ride in Vienna,
and night owls can sample the abandoned buildings of Budapest which have
been transformed into the city’s trendiest bars and clubs.”
 
The A and The B offer three room categories – Studio, Balcony and Suites – all with river views.
The company says suites featuring French balconies and a living room area are perfect for honeymooners
and those celebrating a special occasion.
Balcony rooms are ideal for pairs, and groups of friends travelling together
can enjoy Studio rooms that can accommodate up to three passengers.
Solo travellers can take advantage of single rooms or special room share rates.
 
 
DEBUTING in Spring of 2018,  Eight-day itineraries on The A start at US$1,699 per person and include sailings along the
Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Pricing for The B, which sails exclusively on the
Seine River and throughout France, starts at US$1,999 per person.
Starting rates are based on double occupancy and are inclusive of gratuities; port charges are not included