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									                Singles Travel Company                                                 European River Cruise

                      Vacations for Singles of all Ages


                      Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise
                  Switzerland-France-Germany-Holland
                   Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Mainz, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam
Two Departures Dates            -
August 14 - 22, 2010
October 16 - 24, 2010
          Come cruise along the legendary Rhine River on this wonderful river cruising vacation. Enjoy Strasbourg,
Heidelberg, Cologne, Koblenz, and much more as local and very knowledgeable guides introduce you to these exciting
cities and the countryside. We sail from Switzerland, enjoying delightful landscapes, castles and vineyards on the
hillsides, as well as panoramic views along the Rhine to our exciting ports of call. Sip wine or just relax a moment as we
sail along the Rhine with wonderful new friends!

          A note from Ann-Singles Travel Company Director: I just sailed on this great cruise in late October 2009 and
loved it! It was first class, with delicious food, great staff, congenial fellow travelers, and wonderful sightseeing along
the Rhine and in the cities. Please call me to answer any questions and hope you can join us! I also came in a day early
to see Zurich, stayed 2 days after in Amsterdam and then took the train to Paris for 4 nights. Great European trip!
                           Come Enjoy a Memorable European River Cruise!

Price includes all of this
             Deluxe 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam in an outside stateroom with comfortable hotel-style beds
                 o Large closets, hair dryer, safe, flat screen satellite TV & radio, individual climate control, private
                      bathroom with shower
             Superb dining with all meals on board daily, featuring complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
             Total 20 meals
                 o 7-Full Buffet Breakfasts (B)
                 o 6-Lunches (L)
                 o 7-Dinners (D), complimentary wine, beer, soda, (but not hard liquor or champagne)
                 o Including a welcome reception, and Captain’s reception, quality wines from Europe’s most
                      famous wine regions with every dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements
             Professional cruise director
             Local guides, headsets for all guided shore excursions
             On board lectures, activities & nightly piano music, Free roommate matching if requested
             Lots of sightseeing and shore excursions included such as….
                  o    Basel: Welcome reception
                  o    Strausbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic Cathedral.
                  o    Heidelberg: Guided visit of the castle including the Giant Vat.
                  o    Mainz: Visit the Gutenberg Museum.
                  o    Rudesheim: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
                  o    Rhine Gorge: Cruise through the Gorge.
                  o    Koblenz: Guided sightseeing
                  o    Cologne: Guided sightseeing
                  o    Amsterdam: Canal cruise



                  Singles Travel Company A Division of Travel Advisors of Los Gatos CST# 1002864-10
         56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687 Fax (408) 354-3871
                              www.singlestravelcompany.com e-mail cruisestoursinfo@aol.com
                Singles Travel Company
                      Vacations for Singles of all Ages


Day 1 Sat.                 Leave USA
         Leave the U.S. or Canada for your overnight transatlantic flight to Europe!

Day 2 Sun.                 Arrive Zurich, Switzerland, transfer to Basel (Embarkation)
        All flights must arrive in before 3pm. Transfer to Basel where the cruise vessel is docked on the Rhine River
where France, Germany, and Switzerland meet. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 3 Mon.                 Strausbourg, France
         Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is
the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. A local guide shows
you the noteworthy sights: the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely La Petite France district, Place Kleber, and Place
Gutenberg with the statue of the inventor of the printing press. Strasbourg is also home to the Kronenbourg Brewery.
An optional excursion into the Alsace wine region is available. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Tue.                 Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany-Mainz
          Heidelberg is Germanys’ oldest university town of Student Prince fame, a world-famous love musical. The
ruins of the imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone, tower above the city. Of particular interest is the Giant
Vat, an 18-th century wine cask holding 49,000 gallons! (B, L, D)

Day 5 Wed.                 Mainz-Rudesheim
          Mainz is Germany’s largest and most important wine market. The Old Town has many shops, tea rooms, and
restaurants, and a fountain on the Schillerplatz is decorated with scenes of the famous carnival held here. Gutenberg, the
father of modern printing, was born here and you’ll visit the Gutenberg Museum. The pretty little town of Rudesheim is
the perfect example of the Rhine Valley wine town. Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum is a real
surprise! Enjoy a special treat, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Thur.                Koblenz
         Downstream from Rudesheim is the dramatic Rhine George, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every
mile with castles. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to
their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and
business center of the Middle Rhine region. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Fri.                 Cologne
        Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germany’s largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of
Cologne’s magnificent gothic cathedral which took more than 600 years to build, dominate the river skyline. The
German-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! The Old Town abounds with taverns, cafes,
and shops. The favorite local beer here is Kolsch. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Sat.                 Amsterdam, Holland
         Holland’s capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascination history. This delightful 700-year-old
city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafes, and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. The
works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseums or the Van Gogh.
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by Canal Boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately
homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Sun.                 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
          Yes, it is time to say good-bye! Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)


                  Singles Travel Company A Division of Travel Advisors of Los Gatos CST# 1002864-10
         56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687 Fax (408) 354-3871
                              www.singlestravelcompany.com e-mail cruisestoursinfo@aol.com
               Singles Travel Company
                      Vacations for Singles of all Ages


Cruise Ships –Brand new ships, Length: 361 ft.; Crew members: 39; Staterooms: 65; Jr. Suites: 4
         Avalon’s river cruise ships-Felicity or Luminary, are the latest deluxe additions to the Avalon fleet, with a
design that reflects the uniqueness of the area, and which differentiates them from the other Avalon vessels. Each carries
a maximum of just 138 passengers with four suites (258sq.ft.), yet the staterooms are very spacious (172sq.ft.) and well
appointed, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two of the decks, with sliding glass doors.
         In addition, there is an elevator, and the whirlpool on the Sky Deck allows for a refreshing dip after a day of
sightseeing. Relax on spacious sky decks for sunning or for panoramic landscape views. The rear lounge is perfect for
small groups to gather. These river cruise ships provide a smooth and quiet ride throughout your enjoyable visit.
Amenities include:

Reception desk                             Outside viewing deck                        Club Lounge
Sky Deck with Deck Chairs                  Whirlpool                                   Hairdresser
Navigating Bridge                          Internet Corner                             Elevator
On-board Camera                            Lounge                                      Restaurant
Sky Lounge                                 Bar                                         Fitness Center



Price and Information
        Roommates are not guaranteed, HOWEVER, we will match you with a roommate if you call early
enough so we can coordinate roommates as prices are subject to availability and lower priced cabins sell
out first. Early sign-ups are encouraged so you won’t be disappointed.

Lower Deck-172 sq. ft. with porthole, on Indigo deck.
Aug 14- $2389 Double occupancy, per person
Oct 16- $2289      Double occupancy, per person
Singles occupancy-Aug 14- $1314/ Oct 16- $1259         Add to above price for a cabin to yourself –on request basis &
based on availability.

You may upgrade to…………

Mid Deck-172 sq. ft. w/sliding glass doors & French balcony-Sapphire deck
Aug 14- $2888 aft/ $2938 forward Double occupancy, per person
Oct 16- $2788 aft/ $2838 forward Double occupancy, per person
Single occupancy rate-     Add to above price for cabin to yourself- on request basis and based on availability.

Upper Deck-172 sq. ft. w/sliding glass doors & French Balcony-Royal deck
Aug 14- $3038     Double occupancy, per person
Oct 16- $2938     Double occupancy, per person
Single occupancy rate-         Add to above for a cabin to yourself - on request basis and based on availability.

ADD-$98.00-Port Charges-to cruise price

Decks and Cabins-There are 4 decks and the passenger cabin decks are on the 3 decks below the top 4th open deck.
All cabins are outside but the lower priced ones on the bottom deck have portholes only. Other decks have floor-to-
ceiling windows with sliding doors.



                  Singles Travel Company A Division of Travel Advisors of Los Gatos CST# 1002864-10
         56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687 Fax (408) 354-3871
                              www.singlestravelcompany.com e-mail cruisestoursinfo@aol.com
                Singles Travel Company
                      Vacations for Singles of all Ages

Pre- night in Zurich- roommates not guaranteed on pre and post nights
$ 127.00          double occupancy per person, per night (2nts-maximum)
$ 193.00          private room to yourself, per night (2nts-maximum)
Post –night in Amsterdam
$ 308.00          double occupancy, per person, per night
$ 539.00          private room to yourself, per night

Airfare: Airfare is not included. You need to fly into Zurich, Switzerland, leaving the U.S./Canada on day 1 and
arriving day 2. Fly out of Amsterdam, Holland on last day arriving home the same day. You may use your FF miles,
check online for low fares, or we can assist you with your airfare. We can try and coordinate your flights together.

Airport transfers: We need your flight schedule at least 6 weeks prior to the trip to officially apply them.
-----Zurich arrival transfer –You must arrive prior to 3pm! This transfer is complimentary from the airport to a
local hotel conference room and you will then be transferred to the river cruise vessel in the late afternoon.
-----Amsterdam departure transfer - $35- for tour dates only per person- either to airport on departure date or to post
hotel location only. Transfer from post hotel not included, you may take a taxi to airport upon return home date.

Travel Insurance: $279
         Travel insurance is highly recommended. Covers trip cancellation & interruption, delayed arrival & missed
connection protection (limited), baggage delay, accident & sickness medical expense benefits, dental expense,
emergency medical evacuation & repatriation, accidental death & dismemberment. For $30 more you can purchase
travel protection plus which allows you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours (or the prior business day, which ever is
further out) before your scheduled departure for any reason and cancellation compensation is in travel certificates only
with the cruise company. To waive the pre-existing medical conditions in the above insurance, you must pay the
insurance with your initial trip deposit.

Passport-A valid passport is required (no visas required) for U.S. citizens and the expiration date must be at least 6
months beyond your intended stay. Non-U.S. citizens please check with your local consulate for entrance requirements.

Price does not include: items of a personal nature, tips to drivers, guides, and cruise ship personnel, phone calls, travel
insurance, airfare, airport transfers, etc.

Fine Print – European River Cruise- Castles Along the Rhine
          Your payment for a reservation on this trip constitutes consent and acknowledgement of all the provisions in
this Fine Print listed below and in the Singles Travel Company General Terms and Conditions. Make sure you read both
of these important pieces of information and call us with any questions. Please fax or mail to us the Reservation Form
found on our website with your reservation deposit or call our office to apply your payment by credit card.
          Note: In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the
itinerary by motor coach.

Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 for double occupancy/$500 single occupancy is due with your
booking to confirm your space. To waive the pre-existing medical conditions in the above insurance, you must pay the
insurance with your initial trip deposit.
Final balance payments are due 95 days prior to the trip. Make payment by credit card or check (payable to Travel
Advisors). Do not wait to book your trip by the final payment date, the cruise may be sold out by then.
Cancellation Fee and Refunds All cancellations must be in writing. Your deposit and travel insurance is non-
refundable. Any cancellations at 95 days prior to departure and within 95 days of departure, no refund will be
provided. No refund on unused portions of the trip. After airline tickets are issued, airline cancellations are per the
airline’s policy and are usually no refund; changeable with a fee. Travel/Trip Cancellation insurance is highly
recommended.

                  Singles Travel Company A Division of Travel Advisors of Los Gatos CST# 1002864-10
         56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 354-6531 1 (888) 286-8687 Fax (408) 354-3871
                              www.singlestravelcompany.com e-mail cruisestoursinfo@aol.com
                Singles Travel Company                                                             Reservation Form
                      Vacations for Singles of All Ages

      Please return this completed form with your deposit and print clearly and legibly all information requested.

Trip: ____________________________________________                                Trip Date:_______________________

Name _______________________________________Date of Birth_________________ M__ F__
         (Exact Passport name if international trip)
Address___________________________________City__________________State________Zip________

Phone (day) _______________________                              E-mail _______________________
Phone (eve) _______________________                              Fax__________________________

YES___/ NO_____--OKAY TO GIVE MY FELLOW TRAVELERS MY EMAIL PRIOR/AFTER MY TRIP?

Passport Number __________________ Date of expiration _________U.S Citizen? Y or N—Other____
                       Non-U.S citizens must check with their consulate regarding passport/visa requirements.
Emergency Contact (name/address/phone):__________________________________________

ACCOMMODATIONS
        Air/Land (Cruise) Package--- Airline Seating (request only, no guarantee) Aisle Window No Preference
             I need reservations from ______________________________ airport.
        Land (Cruise) Only Package (airport transfers usually not included)                    Referred by a person or
        Single occupancy                                                                       organization ? Please
        Double occupancy (please assign a roommate for me)                                     name:______________
            Smoker?      Yes      No (No smoking in rooms if sharing.)
        Double occupancy. Please assign me with _____________________                            discovered on our
                                                                                                           web site
Please Read the Following Information Carefully:
To ensure an enjoyable and safe trip please read the following and sign. By signing below you agree to the following important
considerations for travel on all Singles Travel Company trips:
1) I am aware that cancellation penalties apply on all trips and besides the tour operator/cruise line penalty- Singles Travel
Company will charge my credit card for $50 as a cancellation service charge. 2) I am aware that my reservation is subject to
cancellation if deposits and/or final payments are not in our office by due dates. 3) I have been offered Travel Protection/Trip
Cancellation Insurance. 4) I have read the Terms and Conditions and each trips Fine Print. 5) I am aware that there are no
refunds of any unused portions of a tour. 6) Any changes in the tour itinerary that incur additional charges will be the sole
responsibility of the passenger. 7)Non-U.S citizens must check with their consulate regarding passport/visa requirements.
------I am also aware that on the trips Singles Travel Company organizes that the company:
1) cannot guarantee how many singles will travel on any particular trip.
2) has no control over the ratio of men to women on their trips.
3) A very few trips are incorporated with other larger group tours, which may or may not consist of single travelers, which
guarantees departures.

I am aware that there are inherent risks whenever traveling, whether domestically or internationally, especially to third world
countries. By signing I assume these risks. I am aware that I am responsible for giving the trip reservationist my correct passport
name; and that I am responsible for having a current passport if needed; getting any needed visas and immunizations necessary for
travel and that I have considered the purchase of travel insurance coverage in case I have to cancel my trip and/or have any
medical emergencies while traveling. I agree to and have no questions concerning the above considerations for travel.
Your signature _____________________________                                                 Date______________

                                           Singles Travel Company ♦ CST# 1002864-10
            56 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 ♦ (408) 354-6531 ♦ 1 (888) 286-8687 ♦ Fax (408) 354-3871
                                 www.singlestravelcompany.com♦ e-mail cruisestoursinfo@aol.com

								
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