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Travel Design by Ann is pleased to present THE ADVENTURE COLLECTION - a variety of travel opportunities exclusively for women. Our hosted group trips give you the freedom to see incredible places, have memorable experiences and have the comfort of traveling with other like minded women all without having to plan a thing!

 

By joining us on our uniquely curated adventures, you will have the opportunity to experience not only world class destinations, but will have exclusive group amenities such as private VIP cocktail hours, access to your own personal travel concierge who will be with you every step of the way and so much more. 

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Iconic Christmas Markets
November 27th - December 3rd, 2023 

Travel Design by Ann is proud to partner with Shore House Outfitters to invite you to join Ann and Christy on this women's only adventure cruising down the Danube River with Ama Waterways.

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure.

 

Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

DATES:

  • Friday, October 14th - arrive in Portland; overnight in Portland hotel

  • Saturday, October 15th -  Day 1 - Embarkation - Welcome aboard the Wilderness Adventurer

  • Sunday, October 16th - Day 2 - Astoria / Ft Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Park

  • Monday, October 17th - Day 3 - Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area / Hood River Valley

  • Tuesday, October 18th - Day 4 - Walla Walla, Washington

  • Wednesday, October 19th - Day 5 - Palouse River / Snake River

  • Thursday, October 20th - Day 6 - Deschutes River or Wine & Bike Tour

  • Friday, October 21st - Day 7 - Rowena Plateau / Columbia River Gorge

  • Saturday, October 22nd - Day 8 - Portland Disembark and fly home

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour and taste at a Walla Walla winery

  • Sample local culinary delights at Walla Walla’s historic Gesa Power House Theater

  • Deschutes River rafting trip

  • Hikes at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Hills State Park, and Ft. Clatsop—a Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

  • Kayak, paddleboard, swim, and skiff

  • Transit six locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center

  • Cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge

  • Select dates include guided e-bike tour on the historic Twin Tunnels Highway

  • Onboard sommelier, and natural and cultural history guides

  • Enjoy alternate options later in the season including bike and wine tour (optional van tour) with farm to table winery lunch

  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

 

Roundtrip cruise** from Portland, Oregon starting at $4,900 to $9,495.

What's Included

Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary, a Un-Cruise Adventures includes the following on final confirmation. Taxes and fees are typically not included in the advertised price, but included in your final booking prices.
 

  • Your choice of Deluxe accommodations

  • All meals onboard

  • Coffee, tea, milk, juice and non-bottled water

  • Nearly all adventure activities and equipment

  • Education and Instruction provided by team of instructors

  • Entry fees to national parks & preserves

  • Premium Spirits, Wine, and Beer included on Luxury and Heritage Adventures only; Active Adventures have alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Premium Spirits, Fine Wines and Microbrews are included on all ships.

  • Exclusive roundtrip transfers

  • Baggage handling between airport / boat

  • Onboard entertainment including bars, lounges, etc.

  • Internet access

 

Not Included

Unless otherwise indicated above or on your final confirmation, your cruise price does not include:
 

  • Airfare

  • Gratuities (Recommendation $250 per week per guest ($35/day per guest).

  • Some Shore Excursions and sightseeing tours

  • Items of a personal nature like souvenirs, photos

  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

  • Port Charges and Taxes

You must be fully vaccinated and have at least 1 booster (your shot being 14 days out from departure) in order to sail with UnCruise. This is not Travel Design by Ann or Shore House Outfitters requirement, but part of UnCruises requirement to sail. Please see their policies regarding Covid-19 and Vaccination Status HERE.

If you want to be a part of this great adventure, please submit this form indicating your interest. This does not commit you to the trip nor hold your space.

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