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Cruising the Danube

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April 8 to 17, 2022

Join Ambassador Steven Pifer for two nights in Berlin and seven nights aboard the elegant six-star riverboat Crystal Ravel as we make our way from the Bavarian town of Vilshofen along the Danube River to Budapest.

Second is best. Cruise along the majestic Danube, Europe’s second-longest river, on a classic voyage that also happens to be only the second river trip Travel/Study has ever offered! Prominent pundits. Joining Ambassador Steven Pifer are Ambassador Peter Galbraith from Harvard, political scientist professor Paul Bracken from Yale, Pultizer-Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, and award-winning journalist Sylvia Poggioli. Wet and wild. Extend your journey to experience Hungarian Easter traditions in Budapest, including locsolkodás, or “sprinkling the womenfolk,” wherein boys throw buckets of water on girls, who repay their attention with gifts of painted eggs.

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from $9,990 per person, double occupancy


Steven Pifer
Center for International Security and Cooperation

A retired Foreign Service officer, Ambassador Pifer's more than 25 years with the State Department focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues.

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