We invite you to join our Danube cruise for an innovative and intellectually-stimulating October 6-18, 2014 Conference. Cruising aboard AMAWaterways newest ship, the AmaPrima, we embark in Budapest and disembark in Prague for four nights at the 5-star Kempinski Hotel, a former baroque palace in the heart of this historic city. The city of Prague is famed for its dedication to music and hosts a multitude of classical and jazz concerts and ballet performances. As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is home to many historic attractions and museums, including the Jewish Museum, with one of the world’s largest collections of Judaic Art, the Antonin Dvorak Museum and the 18th C. Vila Bertramka, where Mozart completed Don Giovanni. Please click here to for more information about The AmaPrima
Earn 18 hours of Continuing Education while enjoying the beauty of Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Melk, Neremberg, and other cities along the Danube. Please let us know if you are interested in being one of our speakers; speakers receive a $650 discount off the land cost of the trip.
Presentations will include:
Prague, Mozart and Da Ponte: Psychology, Serendipity and Success – Godfrey Ripley, MD
The Mind of Franz Kafka – Randall Bjork, MD
The Psychology of Alma Mahler or How to Marry a Genius – Jacqueline Panter, MA, MS
The Art and Music of Leonard Cohen: From Darkness to Light by Story Telling Marlene Paley Winter, PhD
An Intuitive Mind: The Invalidation Wound of the Hero’s Journey – Michelle Miller Bohls, LMFT
Beethoven: The Triumph of Creativity over Adversity – Barry Panter, MD, PhD
Vienna: Pondering the Insight – E. Hitchcock Scott, PhD, NCC, CADC-II, ATR-BC
Gregor Mendel: The Creative Use of Peas, Challenging the Facts – Stephen Baird, M.D.
Gustav Klimt: Rebel with a Cause Martin Seidenfeld, PhD
The Life of Viktor Frankl: Beyond Resilience? – Gail Feldman, Ph.D., LLC
King Ludwig, 11 of Bavaria The “Mad” King Mitzie Eisen, Ph.D
*These speakers are scheduled at this time – AIMED reserves the right to make appropriate replacements due to changes based on unforeseen circumstances.
Please let us know if you are interested in being a speaker.
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. We conclude our journey with a four night stay in the 5 star Kempinsk Hotel in Prague.
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|Oct 7||ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and embark on your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you will enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)
|Day 3||BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, choose the “Communist History” tour that includes landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)
Savor the sights of romantic Vienna during your guided tour, which will include the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. An optional tour of Schonbrunn Palace and Mozart & Strauss concert in one of the city’s great formal concert houses is also available. (B,L,D)
|Day 5||DÜRNSTEIN – MELK
This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town’s medieval cobblestoned streets. You will see the magnificent blue façade of the local Stiftskirche and the ruined castle, high on a hill, where Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. Your tour will include a tasting of local wines. As an alternative, take a scenic guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque-style monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D)
|Day 6||LINZ – GMUNDEN
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will have the choice of three different excursions: the scenic “Salzkammergut” region (Austrian Lake District), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will explore the historic town of Gmunden; the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border; or Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)
|Day 7||PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN
Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you around this charming city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where you’ll enjoy a mini “Oktoberfest” with local food, beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)
|Oct 14||VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B) and transfer to The Kempinski Hotel in Prague
* Lecture Presentations (18 hours of Continuing Education)
* 4 nights hotel in Prague at the five star Kempinski Hotel. Breakfast and Farewell dinner included
The cost is $6595 per person double occupancy. Single Supplement is $2250. Plus the airfare. Discounted Group airfare is available from The Travel Station. 800 990 2282.
To register please provide a $750 per person non-refundable deposit. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance, which is available through Paul at the Travel Station or other insurance companies.
April 6, 2014: 25% of balance is due
July 5: Total balance is due
upon booking until 90 days prior = $750 per person
89-60 days prior = 35% of land cost
59-30 days prior = 65% of land cost
29-15 days prior = 85% of land cost
14-0 days prior 100% of land costs;
We highly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.
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The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.
The American Institute of Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Institute of Medical Education is approved bye The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. AIMED maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
The American Institute of Medical Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider #5800 (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program.
Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, Counselors, RNs and others. Please call if you need more information.