May 19, 2020

#AlaskaVacations #Land #Sea #Air #Rail #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa 90069 #JessKalinowsky

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Alaska Cruises 2020 – 2021

Cruise With Comfort
U.S. cruise line, cruising Alaska this year and next! 2020-2021
With entirely domestic travel and only small ships, may be one of the few companies #cruising #Alaska.  Exciting eight and 11-day itineraries filled with #exploration and #enrichment.
Current events have highlighted the demand for small ships on U.S. itineraries, and many travelers have made the switch to this popular itinerary in Southeast Alaska. With so many international travel plans disrupted, cruises are filling fast.

The brand new ship features modern amenities and spacious accommodations for an unprecedented experience showcasing breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife.

Destination highlights include:
#Glacier Bay – Exclusive access to this pristine biosphere
#Mendenhall Glacier – one of the most impressive glaciers in North America
#Historic Haines – home to the “Valley of the Eagles,” Glacier Bay, the world’s largest biosphere
#Ketchikan – where you can witness bears, mountain goats, and Tongass National Forest
Cruises run through July and August, 2020 and full season May through August 2021. For guests, this is the perfect opportunity to stay close to home and travel in small groups.

Itinerary details are available here.

Cruise Lines will follow strict safety protocols including:

  • Health Screening of all guests and crew
  • On board-certified medical management program and resident nurse
  • Rigorous sanitation protocols of all common areas
  • An independent HVAC system in every stateroom and lounge
  • Reduced vessel occupancy to maximize personal space
  • Smaller tour groups maintain social distancing
Now is the perfect time to experience the difference in U.S. Small Ship Cruising.

  • Small groups – allow our guests to become fully immersed in our excursions.
  • Small ships – none of our small ships carry more than 100-200 guests.
  • Small ports – allow us direct access to the fabulous destinations we visit.

Contact this Boutique Cruise Specialist to learn more


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“Big Land” of Alaska has to offer on these exhilarating #AlaskaVacations.

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April 19, 2014

#VikingRiverCruisesFriendsTravel JESS Kalinowsky 24|7|365

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April 10, 2014

#DanubeRiverCruiseFriendsTravel #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa JESS Kalinowsky

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Cruising through Europe’s rivers is a unique experience which allows passengers to visit charming towns and iconic cities awash with fascinating historic sites. Discover the River Danube as you cruise in comfort and style aboard Swan Hellenic’s elegant river cruiser A-ROSA Bella.


The sheer magnificence of the River Danube – the second longest river in Europe – makes it one of the continent’s major geographical features. It is a destination with an enduring appeal as it passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Step ashore to explore abbeys and palaces that line the river’s banks and delve into the art, music and history of the towns and cities that punctuate its waters.

DEPARTS: MAY 17, 2014 | 8 DAYS PRICES FROM: $1,954pp
DEPARTS: SEPT 27, 2014 | 8 DAYS PRICES FROM: $2,249pp

Day 1 Embark Passau, Germany
Day 2 MELK morning
Day 3 Esztergom morning, Budapest evening/overnight
Day 4 Budapest full day
Day 5 Bratislava afternoon/evening
Day 6 Vienna full day/evening
Day 7 Dürnstein morning
Day 8 Disembark Passau, Germany.

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June 27, 2011

#FriendsTravel Blount Small Ship Latest Offers JESS Kalinowsky

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Blount Small Ship Latest Offers

JESS Kalinowsky
Professional Travel Consultant 24/7/365

save on 2011 cruises!*

$1000 off* per couple:
Adventures on the Coast of Maine
Charming Chesapeake Bay
Great American Waterways (on the Grande Mariner) – 6/14/11 departure
Historic Rivers of America: Leg 1
Historic Rivers of America: Leg 2
Historic Rivers of America: Leg 3
Skylines Islands: New York City to Toronto

$800 off* per couple:
Great American Waterways (on the Grande Mariner) – 8/16/11 and 9/11/11 departures

$600 off* per couple:
Chicago to the Big Easy – 7/30/11 departure
Islands of New England – 7/27/11 departure
Locks, Legends and Fjords: The Erie Canal to the Saguenay (on the Grande Caribe) – 10/1/11 and 10/15/11 departures
Locks, Legends and Fjords: The Erie Canal to the Saguenay (on the Grande Mariner) – 10/13/11 departure
Magical Lake Michigan (on the Niagara Prince) – 8/16/11 and 8/25/11 departures

$400 off* per couple:
Great American Waterways (on the Niagara Prince) – 9/12/11 departure
Islands of New England – 8/3/11, 8/17/11, and 8/24/11 departures
Magical Lake Michigan (on the Niagara Prince) – 9/3/11 departure
Scenic Lake Champlain

$200 off* per couple:
Discover Ontario: Scenic Georgian Bay – 7/25/11 departure

*Offer is per couple and valid on select 2011 departures. New bookings only.  Offers cannot be combined except with the AARP member benefit.  Not valid with group departures.  Other restrictions may apply.

save on 2012 cruises when you book early!**

$1200 off** per couple:
Bahamas Beachlovers: Caicos to Nassau – 1/6/12 departure
Best of Belize, the Barrier Reef and Guatemala – 1/6/12 departure
Caribbean Spectacular: St. Maarten & Antigua – 3/13/12 departure
Historic South: The Big Easy to Chattanooga – 4/26/12 & 5/9/12 departures
Southern Traces: New Orleans to Nashville – 3/23/12 departure
Skylines & Islands: New York City to Toronto (on the Grande Caribe) – 6/21/12 departure

$800 off** per couple:
Great Explorations: Lake Huron and Lake Michigan – 8/15/12 departure

$600 off** per couple:
Atlantic Coastal Waterways – 5/10/12 & 10/17/12 departures
Bahamas Beachlovers: Caicos to Nassau – 3/29/12 departure
Best of Belize, the Barrier Reef and Guatemala – 1/20/12, 2/3/12 & 2/17/12 departures
Caribbean Spectacular: St. Maarten & Antigua – 3/1/12 departure
Chicago to the Big Easy – 6/18/12, 7/6/12 & 7/23/12 departures
Cultures and Traditions: Charleston to the Chesapeake – 4/26/12 departure
Gems of the Virgin Islands – 1/24/12, 2/5/12 & 2/17/12 departures
Great American Waterways (on the Grande Mariner) – 5/21/12, 7/5/12 & 9/5/12 departures
Great American Waterways (on the Niagara Prince) – 8/28/12 departure
Historic Northeast & Hudson: Boston to New York – 9/18/12, 9/29/12 & 10/10/12 departures
Historic South: The Big Easy to Chattanooga – 5/22/12 & 6/4/12 departures
Magical Lake Michigan (on the Grande Mariner) – 6/7/12 departure
Skylines & Islands: New York City to Toronto (on the Grande Mariner) – 7/25/12 departure
Southern Traces: New Orleans to Nashville – 11/18/12 departure
Tennessee Traditions on the Mississippi River – 4/5/12 departure

$400 off** per couple:
Discover Ontario: Scenic Georgian Bay – 8/5/12 departure
Islands of New England – 7/3/12, 7/17/12 & 7/24/12 departures
Locks, Legends and Fjords: The Erie Canal to the Saguenay – 9/5/12 departure
Magical Lake Michigan (on the Grande Mariner) – 6/16/12, 6/25/12 & 8/26/12 departures
Magical Lake Michigan (on the Niagara Prince) – 8/9/12 & 8/18/12 departures
Northeastern Explorations: Boston to the Bay of Fundy – 8/1/12, 8/12/12 & 8/23/12 departures

**Offer is per couple and valid on select 2012 departures when booked by 8/1/2011. New bookings only. Offers cannot be combined.  Not valid with group departures. Other restrictions may apply.

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Professional Travel Consultant
Discounted First Class, Business Class and Coach Airfares Worldwide! Up-close-and-personal Cruises

June 14, 2011

#FriendsTravel Best of Greece and Turkey for Less JESS Kalinowsky

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The Best of Greece and Turkey for Less
Special offers for visiting Greece & Turkey at the most affordable prices
Reservations EMAIL:
JESS Kalinowsky Professional Travel Consultant

Friends Travel LLP

10 Days/9 Nights from $1,137*  
2 nights in Athens at the 5* Intercontinental hotel
Breakfast daily in Athens
Athens sightseeing tour
Transfer from Athens hotel to Port
8-day/7-night Louis Cruises’ Highlights of Greece & Turkey cruise visiting Istanbul, Izmir, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Santorini and Heraklion (Crete),
Cat. IB standard inside cabin
All meals and entertainment during cruise
Hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling

Louis Cristal

Jun 15 $1258 $1944
Jun 29 $1190 $1843
Jul 13, 27 $1137 $1736
Aug 10, 24 $1204 $1837
Sep 7 $1190 $1843
Sep 21 $1292 $1996
Oct 5 $1292 $1996
Oct 19 $1190 $1843
Friday Athens (Piraeus), Greece 11:00
Saturday Istanbul, Turkey 10:00 20:00
Sunday Izmir, Turkey 13:30 20:00
Monday Mykonos, Greece 15:30 23:00
Tuesday Patmos, Greece 06:30 10:30
Tuesday Kusadasi, Turkey 14:30 20:00
Wednesday Santorini, Greece 07:00 20:30
Thursday Heraklion, Greece 07:00 18:00
Friday Athens (Piraeus), Greece 06:00

* Prices are per person, double and single occupancy. Triple occupancy rates are available upon request.
Port taxes of up to $252 and cruise fuel surcharges of up to $24.50 are additional.
Cabin upgrades are available
Reservations EMAIL:
JESS Kalinowsky Professional Travel Consultant
Friends Travel LLP

February 18, 2011

#FriendsTravel Danube River Cruise 7 Countries JESS Kalinowsky

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Danube 7 Country Cruise – SAVE $500 per cabin:
From $2449 pp after discount!* 

Sail the Danube River from Vienna to Bucharest and save $250 per person on select departure dates shown below! This 12 day all inclusive program features all outside facing cabins, 30 meals, 9 included shore excursions, 3 concerts, lectures, games, and more! Cruise rates start at $2449 per person twin and are valid for departures:
09 June, 08 July, 2011!



Welcome to Austria! Upon arrival to Vienna, transfer to the MS Der Kleine Prinz. Prior to dinner, meet your fellow passengers and Cruise Staff for a cocktail, crew introduction followed by an information meeting. Then enjoy your first dinner on board, followed by a well deserved rest. (D)

Your morning city sightseeing tour will introduce you to the most attractive sights of this “Imperial” capital. Starting with Hundertwasserhaus, you will continue to Belvedere Palace for a tour of the grounds and gardens. Then it’s on to the city center via the Vienna Ringstrasse to view famous architectural gems such as the State Opera, the Parliament, the Burgtheatre, the Votiv-Church and others.The next stop will be in the old center of Vienna to view St. Stephan’s Cathedral and take a walk through the pedestrian zone from Graben and Kohlmarkt to Michaela Square ending at the entrance of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace). From this point, continue past the Spanish Riding School to Albertina Square, where you will see the State Opera and the famous Hotel Sacher. Then it’s back on board the bus for a drive past the famous “Prater” with its Giant Ferry Wheel. Return to the ship in time for lunch. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may choose to explore Vienna on your own or purchase an optional tour such as a visit to Schönbrunn Castle, the home of Maria Theresa.The optional tour includes a stroll in the gardens and a visit to the imperial rooms of the former summer residence of the Habsburg Royal Family. In the evening, you may visit the optional Classic Concert. A unique opportunity to see the exquisite rooms of the Imperil Hofburg Palace AND attend a magnificent concert featuring compositions of Johann Strauss as well as arias from selected Mozart operas. Set sail for Bratislava, Slovakia before midnight. (B, L, D)

Welcome to Slovakia! Enjoy a morning panoramic city sightseeing tour by bus, including St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Castle and Primate’s Palace. The sightseeing will end with a walk through the Old Town –
Michael’s Gate, Michael’s Tower, Main Square, Old Town Hall and Slovak National Theatre. Enjoy some free time for shopping and strolling and return to the ship for lunch. Set sail. In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting party featuring a selection of high quality but lesser known wines from Hungary, Serbia and Romania, accompanied with live music from our on board live band! Dinner on board and an evening free to waltz the night away! (B, L, D)

Discover Hungary! After breakfast, your morning motor coach tour of this lovely city will include the most popular sights: The Parliament Building, St. Stefan Cathedral, the Opera, the Square of Heroes, and the town park with the Vajdahunyad Castle. There will be stops at the Square of Heroes, the Fishermen’s Bastion and Gellert Hill. Return to the ship for lunch. The balance of the afternoon is free to explore on your own or participate in one of our optional excursions such as the walking tour of Downtown Pest which will be offered. During the walk, you first visit the largest open air market in Budapest where you can purchase anything from superb Hungarian salami to a nightgown! Then you will proceed down Vaci Utca, the city’s main pedestrian promenade full of shops, cafes and beautiful people! Your tour will end at the historic 140 year old Gerreboud Coffee House where you can enjoy a delicious cup of brew or home made ice cream.   In the evening, an optional  performance of the Hungarian national Folklore Ensemble will be offered. After the performance, a short bus tour will take you across the Chain Bridge and up to Fishermen’s Bastion where you will be able to see the gorgeously illuminated bridges! (B, L, D)

Full free day to explore and enjoy pedestrian friendly Budapest on your own, or partake in one of our optional excursions. OPTIONAL # 1: Excursion to St. Andrej: After breakfast depart on your excursion to St. Andrej (Szentendre) a small picturesque village (17th century), 25 km away from Budapest. Renowned as a sanctuary for artists, painters and hand crafted arts, the tour will include the Main Square with the memorial cross, the first teaching school in Hungary, Preobrazenska Church, and the Church of the Hill, etc. Return to the ship in time for lunch. OPTIONAL # 2: Puszta Horse Farm and Equestrian Show: In the afternoon, depart for the renowned Lazar Lovas Puszta, one of the largest horse breeding farms in Hungary! After an unforgettable performance of the Czikos (Hungarian Cowboys) you will have the opportunity to tour the stables, home to more than 100 horses. Then you will enjoy an authentic “ride to the Puszta” in several teamed oxen carts to a nearby outpost where you will have a chance to taste local “palinka” and wine along with typical Hungarian snacks. (B, L, D)

From the port of Mohac, a 45 minute bus ride will take you to visit the town of Pecs, a gem of old world architecture, often referred to as the “city for art lovers”. Here you will tour Szecheni Square, Kaptalan Street and the Palace of Lorant including a visit to the catacombs. You will also visit a local wine cellar and enjoy some wine tasting. Lunch is back on board as you set sail for Vukovar, Croatia. In the afternoon enjoy lectures on the Balkans held by our Cruise Managers and end the day with a delightful concert of Gypsy music performed by our on board band! (B, L, D)

Welcome to Croatia! Vukovar, Croatia’s largest river port is a delightful riverside town with a lively pedestrian zone full of open air cafes, museums and shops. Your morning walking tour will include a visit to the Franciscan Monastery that is the center piece of the village. Then enjoy lunch back on board as you continue sailing on to Serbia. In the afternoon, arrive in Serbia! Your first stop in this “newly” minted Balkan country will be in Novi Sad, Serbia’s third largest city after Belgrade and Nis. You will be delighted with this pedestrian friendly town as you join your local guide for a walking tour through the town center. After the tour you will have free time to explore the many nooks and crannies of the town or enjoy a cappuccino and some people watching from the terrace of one of the many open air cafés. Or take the optional tour which will lead you to the Serbian Countryside for a visit to Krushedol Monastery, located on the nearby mountain of Fruska Gora. Renowned for its fresco paintings dating from the 15th century, the monastery is also a burial place for legendary personalities from Serbian history. After the monastery visit you will continue on to the small town of Sremski Karlovci, the center of wine production of the region. Here you will visit the Zivanovic family, whose members have been producing their private label “Bermet” wine for over a century and whose products have been enjoyed by members of the Hapsburg Monarchy as well as the Russian Tsars! Your hosts will welcome you to their home, where you will tour their wine cellars and “Museum of Honey” which they also produce.  In the lovely ambiance of their large garden, they will serve you several varieties of “Bermet” accompanied by honey and snacks.  On the way back you will stop to tour Petrovaradin Fortress, referred to as the “Gibraltar on the Danube”. Built in the 18th century over 116 hectares, the fortress has 4 levels, more than 16 km of underground tunnels, 12,000 loopholes and 13 gates.  Dinner is on board as you set sail for “White City” – Serbia’s capital of Belgrade! (B, L, D)

A big day is ahead as your morning motor coach tour of this lively and vibrant city will include all of the major attractions: Kalemegdan Fortress, looming over the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers; St. Sava’s Orthodox Cathedral, perched on a hill which can be seen from every part of the city; the Parliament Building; Princess Ljubica’s Manor; Mark’s Church; and others. The tour will end with a stroll through Knez Mihajlova Street, the main pedestrian zone full of boutiques, open air cafés and galleries. The afternoon is free to explore Belgrade on your own or partake in the highly recommended optional tour to the village of Jarak where you will meet an authentic Serbian multi-generation family and enjoy a wonderful taste of Serbian home made food, live music and hospitality! Still, the day is not over yet! After dinner, you will enjoy a private folklore show performed by members of Belgrade’s renown “Talia” ensemble. In between the dances, a special fashion show will introduce you to the wonderful hand made sweaters of “Sirogojno” – made with special wool and local motifs. These sweaters are sold in some of the most fashionable boutiques worldwide for hundreds of dollars as each one is an individual work of art. If you live in cold climates, one of these sweaters would be a wonderful gift for a family member – or yourself! Early morning the next day – set sail for Romania & Bulgaria. (B, L, D)

In the morning hours, enjoy the passing vista’s as well as talks on Balkan History presented by your Cruise Director. After lunch you will delight in viewing a great natural attraction, as the ship passes through the highest gorge on the Danube, aptly named the “The Iron Gates”. Over 100 km long, this canyon, was a gigantic obstacle to navigation because of its pointed rocks, cliffs, and changing water levels, surrounded with very wild, yet attractive nature. This danger was finally overcome in 1972, with the building of the “Djerdap” Hydroelectric and Navigation System, the largest of its kind in Europe. The Romanian and Yugoslav builders carried out this gigantic construction project by building a huge concrete dam which raised the level of the water from 30 to 80 meters. On both sides of the dam, two locks and two hydroelectric stations were built which today produce an average annual output of 10 billion kWh and enable safe passage for passenger and cargo ships all the way to the Black Sea. Then its time to prepare for our festive Captain’s Gala dinner with wine and entertainment! (B, L, D)

Welcome to Bulgaria! After breakfast, embark on a walking tour of this delightful Bulgarian river port highlighted by a visit to the 13th century fortress named “Baba Vida” (“Grandma Vida”) the best preserved medieval fortress in the country. Then enjoy some free time for strolling and shopping before returning to the ship for lunch and continued sailing. Tonight, after dinner, our live Band will hold a final farewell concert for you as you dance the night away! (B, L, D)

As all good things must come to an end – so does your wonderful cruise adventure! Disembark after breakfast, and depending on water levels, transfer from either Giurgiu or Turnu Magurele to the “Paris of the East” – Bucharest, Romania’s lovely capital! Upon reaching the city, a panorama tour will highlight the major attractions including; Revolution Square, Arch de Triumph, the National Theatre, the Romanian Athenaeum and others. Stop for photographs at President Ceausescu’s humongous “People’s House” (today’s Parliament) the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Then it’s on to your first class hotel, where after check-in you will have free time to explore this lovely city at your leisure and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants on your own. (NOTE: If taking the optional Dracula Extension you will enjoy your last night in Bucharest AFTER  returning from Brasov). (B)

Enjoy a final breakfast before transferring to the airport for flights home. (B)


Belgrade Parliament
Serbian Village Feast
Sights along the Danube
Horse Drawn Carriage in the Countryside
Sunset on the Danube River
The banks of the Danube

February 6, 2011

#FriendsTravel Avalon Waterways Cruises JESS Kalinowsky

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Whether you’d like a romantic 4-day mini-break, an in-depth 23-day exploration, or something in between, our incredible variety of river and small-ship cruises means you’ll experience the very best of the world—your way.

With Avalon Waterways river and small-ship cruises you’ll get to thoroughly explore the towns, villages and exotic scenery along the way. Select the destination to begin planning your river or small-ship cruise vacation.

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February 1, 2011

#FriendsTravel Europe River Cruises JESS Kalinowsky

Europe River Cruise - Middle Rhine

“Thank you for providing wonderful programs and people to show us the beauty of so many places in the world. You far exceeded our expectations for service, accommodations, tours and travel coordination.” 

Clifford & Karen

River Cruises Through Europe

Grand European Tour

Europe River Cruise - Bratislava Castle
Amsterdam to Budapest 

From $3,262 / 15 Days

Imagine 15 magical days on a cruise along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, seeing the best of Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Romantic Danube

Europe River Cruise - Nuremberg, Germany
Budapest to Nuremberg 

From $1,556 / 8 Days

Discover grand cities and quaint villages on this 8-day river cruise along the “Blue Danube.”

Cities of Light

Europe River Cruise - Paris at night
Paris to Prague 

From $2,056 / 12 Days

Discover the romance of Paris and Prague and all the quaint small towns in between on this 12-day journey that includes an idyllic 8-day river cruise.

Elegant Elbe

Europe River Cruise - Brandenburg gate at night, Berlin, Germany
Berlin to Prague 

From $2,306 / 10 Days

Discover East Germany’s dramatic landscape with a 10-day river cruise along the Elbe River, plus nights in both Berlin and Prague.

Paris & the Heart of Normandy

Europe River Cruise - Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Paris – Rouen – Paris 

From $1,156 / 8 Days

This 8-day river cruise combines the romance of Paris with the beauty and history of France’s Norman countryside.

Portraits of Southern France

Europe River Cruise - Port St. Benezet, Avignon
Chalon to Avignon 

From $1,356 / 8 Days

Enjoy some of the most scenic vistas in the French countryside on this picturesque 8-day cruise along the Saône and Rhône Rivers.

France’s Finest

Europe River Cruise - romantic Paris, France
Paris to Avignon 

From — / 15 Days

This 15-day river cruise is the ultimate journey through France, from Paris and Normandy to Burgundy and Provence.

Danube Waltz

Europe River Cruise - Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna
Passau to Budapest 

From $1,256 / 8 Days

This 8-day cruise takes you through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River.

Rhine Getaway

Europe River Cruise - Katz Castle on the Rhine River
Amsterdam to Basel 

From $1,056 / 8 Days

This river cruise gives you all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days.

Treasures of the Rhine

Treasures of the Rhine - Cologne Cathedral at night
Basel to Antwerp 

From $2,562 / 15 Days

This 15-day cruise is a leisurely celebration that visits five countries along the legendary Rhine River.

Vineyards & Vistas

Europe River Cruise - European vineyard
Würzburg to Trier 

From $1,056 / 8 Days

Engage all your senses as you enjoy the picturesque landscapes on this scenic 8-day river cruise through Germany.

Grand European Odyssey

Europe River Cruise - Parliament Building in Budapest
Amsterdam to Bucharest 

From — / 23 Days

This incredible 23-day cruisetour includes 9 countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.

Passage to Eastern Europe

Europe River Cruise - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest to Bucharest 

From $2,156 / 11 Days

NEW! Let us take you to the cities, towns and natural wonders of Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria.

Eastern European Waltz

Europe River Cruise - Vienna, Austria
Bucharest to Passau 

From — / 16 Days

An extraordinary 16-day journey through eight countries in Eastern and Central Europe.

Danube Holiday Explorer

Europe River Cruise - Vienna Christmas
Vienna to Nuremberg 

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Usher in the winter and discover the beauty of Austria and Germany with a timeless river cruise along the Danube.

Tulips & Windmills

Europe River Cruise - windmill in Holland

Amsterdam – Antwerp – Amsterdam

From $2,422 / 10 Days

Enjoy Holland’s springtime floral splendor and visit some of Belgium’s medieval cities on a 10-day cruise.

For details and Reservations please Email:

JESS Kalinowsky Professional Travel Consultant

Due to the small size of these vessels, we recommend having 1st 2nd 3rd choices available for travel dates

and or itineraries.

Discounted First Class, Business Class and Coach Airfares available worldwide.

#FriendsTravel Russia and Ukraine River Cruises JESS Kalinowsky

Russia River Cruise - St. Basil

“One of the best river cruises we have ever taken. The food, itinerary and weather exceeded our expectations. We can truly say that we came home with a deeper sense of appreciation for Ukraine and its people.”

William & Lina

Waterways of the Czars

Russia River Cruise - Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg to Moscow

From $3,096 / 13 Days

There are two sides to Russia: her great cities Moscow and St. Petersburg, and ancient villages like Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy. On this river cruise, spend several days touring the cities’ important landmarks—Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, St. Petersburg’s Pushkin, Peter & Paul Fortress and the Hermitage—and also discover the history and culture of Russia’s heartland.

Footsteps of the Cossacks

Ukraine River Cruise - St. Michael's Church, Kiev
Odessa to Kiev

From $2,038 / 12 Days

Discover Ukraine’s colorful culture on this cruise along the Dnieper River. Tour palaces, monasteries and botanical gardens in Kiev, Yalta and Odessa, learn about the country’s maritime history in Sevastopol, and immerse yourself in Cossack traditions in Zaporozhye. See the influences of the Vikings, the Tatars and others on Ukraine’s architecture and people.

For details and Reservations please Email  JESS Kalinowsky Professional Travel Consultant

#FriendsTravel Asia River Cruises JESS Kalinowsky

China River Cruise - The Great Wall

“Our tour escort demonstrated great devotion—he kept track of every person in the group and knew all our names. He was respectful, attentive and made everyone feel safe, secure and special. It was like having your son take you on a tour.” 

Thomas & Luanne

River Cruises Through China & Southeast Asia

Imperial Jewels of China

China River Cruise - couple on Great Wall gazing
Shanghai to Beijing 

From $2,442 / 12 Days

Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, imperial Beijing and the Terra Cotta Army, and enjoy a 6-day Yangtze River cruise.

Roof of the World

China River Cruise - Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
Beijing to Shanghai,
plus Tibet 

From $4,450 / 16 Days

Explore Tibet on this 16-day adventure including Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and a 6-day Yangtze River cruise.

China’s Cultural Delights

China River Cruise - Beijing, China
Beijing to Shanghai 

From $3,570 / 17 Days

This 17-day adventure delves into China’s cradle of culture with an 11-day river cruise between Chongqing and Nanjing.

Magnificent Mekong

Asia River Cruise - Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City 

From $2,999 / 15 Days

NEW! Explore the scenic wonders of Southeast Asia’s Mekong River on this fascinating 15-day cruisetour.

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