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THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE (8 PORT-TO-PORT CRUISE)

PASSAU - MELK - VIENNA - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU

Embark on a cruise to the heart of Germany, Austria and Hungary and take advantage of 11 days to discover cities with historic and authentic cultural treasures. Between the Artsetten Castle and the Gödöllö Palace, enjoy a royal journey that will take you back in time. Visit the Sisi Museum for a peek into her private life highlighted by her poems, and the Imperial Capuchin Crypt.

Trip code : PUC_PP

Duration : 11 days

Destination : PASSAU - VIENNA - ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - MELK

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A passionate encounter with history, tradition and culture
  • 3 days in Budapest exploring its many faces
  • Cruise through the Wachau Valley, one of the most splendid regions along the Danube
  • Discover(1):
    • The wild Puszta plain
    • Tradition and culture in Vienna
    • Gödöllö Palace and Artstetten Castle
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 4:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins. At 5.00 p.m. we'll set off cruising along the Danube towards the border between Austria and Germany through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and evening.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. We'll return to the ship and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village, and its Baroque-style church - the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. We'll return on board in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. After our arrival, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour the illuminated sights of Vienna by night.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way.
Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. We'll then spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join us for an optional excursion of Budapest by night.
Enjoy a day on your own or join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city. DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. In the afternoon, free time or take part in an optional excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included in the packages.) After dinner, enjoy another free evening on your own or join us for an evening of traditional dancing in the city.
Enjoy this day as you please (lunch not included) or join us on an optional excursion for both packages: the Puszta. We'll return to the ship early evening.
Enjoy this morning at leisure in Budapest or join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour to Gödöllö Royal Palace. We'll then return on board and cruising at towards Bratislava. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Our ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening.

DAY 9

Enjoy some free time this morning for individual sightseeing around Vienna, the imperial city, or join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Vienna and the Capuchin Crypt. We'll return to the ship. Enjoy a free afternoon, or join us on an optional excursion for both packages to Hofburg to visit the former palace of the Habsburgs and admire the crown jewels and splendid imperial apartments. After dinner, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability.) The ship cruises on after midnight.

DAY 10

This morning will be spent cruising along the most beautiful stretch of the Wachau region. Then enjoy some free time in Melk. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: to Arstetten Castle, last residence of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife. We'll return to the ship before cruising off towards Passau. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D6) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Durnstein Melk abbey

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 512.74 AUD

On-board : 599.94 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included) Göd&o

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 894.67 AUD

On-board : 1,046.40 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest by bike(1) Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included)

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 945.25 AUD

On-board : 1,105.70 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included) Göd&o

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 957.46 AUD

On-board : 1,196.38 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest by bike(1) Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included)

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 1,002.80 AUD

On-board : 1,255.68 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest by bike(1) Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included)

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 1,098.72 AUD

On-board : 1,283.58 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest by bike(1) Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included)

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 971.41 AUD

On-board : 1,133.60 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included) Göd&o

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 1,048.14 AUD

On-board : 1,224.29 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Budapest by night Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest Pustza (day trip - lunch included) Göd&o

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 920.83 AUD

On-board : 1,074.30 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Durnstein Melk abbey

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 535.41 AUD

On-board : 624.35 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 52.32 AUD

On-board : 57.55 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 48.83 AUD

On-board : 54.06 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Budapest by night

Explore Budapest by night from the comfort of our coach. Your guide will show you the charms of this capital city with its turbulent but incredibly rich past. Despite the vicissitudes of history, Buda

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 48.83 AUD

On-board : 54.06 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Budapest by bike

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We&

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81.97 AUD

On-board : 90.69 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 134.29 AUD

On-board : 149.98 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Gödöllö Castle

Departure by coach for Gödöllö Castle. In the company of your guide, you will visit Gödöllö Castle, one of the most important and largest Hungarian Baroque palaces, commi

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 80.22 AUD

On-board : 88.94 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of thei

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 95.92 AUD

On-board : 106.38 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Full day in the Puszta (lunch included)

Departure by coach in the company of your guides to Lajosmisze and the Puszta. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderfu

DURATION 07:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 139.52 AUD

On-board : 155.22 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
The Imperial Crypt in Vienna

You'll leave by coach with your host or hostess to visit the Imperial Crypt, located beneath the Capuchin Church. One hundred and forty-nine Habsburgs, including 12 emperors and 19 empresses and q

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85.46 AUD

On-board : 94.18 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna

You'll be transferred to the center of the city to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. A trip with a Fiaker is a great (and romantic) way of seeing the

DURATION 01:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 242.42 AUD

On-board : 268.58 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. W

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 45.34 AUD

On-board : 50.58 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 80.22 AUD

On-board : 88.94 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Artstetten Castle

You'll leave by coach from Melk for a visit to Artstetten Castle. Used as a summer residence by the Habsburg dynasty, the castle is the resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Duches

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 97.66 AUD

On-board : 108.13 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we&#

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71.50 AUD

On-board : 80.22 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Gellert Baths and Spa

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 106.38 AUD

On-board : 118.59 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 73.25 AUD

On-board : 81.97 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 113.36 AUD

On-board : 125.57 AUD

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The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Ko

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 115.10 AUD

On-board : 127.31 AUD

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