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Glacier Express, Italian Lakes & European River Discovery

20 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $4000 Bonus Value including Escorted Touring, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | July 2023

Set Sail on 4 July 2023

Glacier Express, Italian Lakes & European River Discovery

20 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $4000 Bonus Value including Escorted Touring, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | July 2023

Your Package Inclusions

Economy Flights to Zurich Returning From Budapest

12 Nights Accommodation in Hand Selected Hotels Whilst Touring
Bonus Prepaid Tour Gratuities Included

Touring Highlights
Explore the Swiss Alps & Witness the Majestic Peak of Jungfrau
Travel on the World Famous Mountain Railway; The Glacier Express and Marvel at the Panoramic Views
Walk in the shadows of the legendary Swiss Matterhorn
Enjoy a Memorable Journey on the Berina Express through the Swiss Alps and into the Italian Lakes
Visit the Fairytale Town of Lake Como
Discover the Stylish Town of St Moritz
Experience the Town of Glorenza; where Italia, Swtizerland & Austria Meet
Marvel at the Breathtaking Views of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the Bavarian Palace and explore Linderhof Castle

8 Night Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest Onboard Avalon Suite Ship in a spacious Deluxe River-facing Stateroom
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard In Budapest

Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus across Flexible Dining Venues
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Prepaid Onboard Gratuities (valued at $344)

Your Itinerary

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map
 
Zurich, Switzerland

Your Holiday starts in Zurich today.  Your Tour Director will be on hand to meet you at the hotel this afternoon.  

 
Zurich - Berne – Interlarken – Lucerne , Switzerland

Travel from Zurich to the Swiss Capital, Berne. From there head through Interlarken and along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau Massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger. A real journey through the Swiss Alps.

 
Lucerene – Glacier Express Train to Andermatt – Tasch , Switzerland

Today, another highlight of your tour: the world – renowned Glacier Express. Board Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway, which passes over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels to give unique panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding valleys, forests, alpine meadows, rushing streams, and picture – perfect villages. Ride the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt.

 
Tasach – Zermatt – Tasch , Switzerland

Take a short train ride to Zermatt and spend the entire day in this well – known mountain resort, situated in the shadow of the legendary Matterhorn. Stroll along the narrow, traffic – free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafes, and bars.

 
Tasch – Sion – Martigny – Aosta – Turin , Italy

Farewell Switzerland via the ancient towns of Martigny and Sion, the main Swiss wine making regions, before a pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, a favourite winter sport area, before arriving in the Italian city of Turin.

 
Turin, Italy

Explore the Po Valley and Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the legendary Holy Shroud. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a local guide.

 
Turin – Lake Como – Berina Express to Tirano – St Moritz , Switzerland

Explore the shores of the fairytale town of Lake Como before crossing the Apls to Tirano.
Experience a memorable trip aboard the Bernina Express. This spectacular rail journey takes you to altitudes greater than 7,000 feet.

 
St Mortiz , Switzlerand

A full day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery, hiking opportunities, and superb shopping.

 
St Moritz – Glorenza – Bolanzo , Italy

Farewell glamorous St Mortizo and continue on to visit to Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre Pass, descend into Engadine National Park’s 66 square miles of unspoiled nature with deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000 – foot – high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons – style homes.

 
Bolanzo – Lake Carezza – Cortina D’amepzzo , Italy

From Bolzano, home to the famous “Ice Man” from the Bronze Age, journey through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting Lake Carezza to admire its brilliant rainbow colours. Search for the beautiful mermaid who, according to legend, hid here from the romantic pursuits of a powerful wizard.

 
Cortina D’amepzzo – Brunico – Novacella – Innsbruck , Austria

As you cross from the Italian Tyrol, into Austria, witness glorious alpine landscapes between these two countries. Spend your evening in the scenic area of Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town centre and historic Golden Roof.

 
Innsbruck – Linderhof Castle – Munich , Germany

Visit the iconic Linderhof Castle the smallest of the three Bavarian fairy tale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. Arrive in the Bavarian city of Munich today, explore the town’s most famous square Marienplatz and soak up the indulgent cuisine and traditional beer on offer in this city.

 
Munich – Deggendorf, Germany

Your land tour ends this morning as you are transferred from Munich to Deggendorf where you will embark your Avalon Waterways River Cruise sailing to Budapest.

 
Passau, Germany

Welcome to Passau! This German city is home to Europe’s largest church organ, with more than 17,000 pipes, found inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets, admire the stunning baroque architecture and explore the Oberhaus Fortress that looms above the town.

 
Linz, Austria

Welcome to Linz, where you can find both the old and the new. Wonder at the beauty of the baroque buildings, with key sights including Old Town Hall, the Old Cathedral and Hauptplatz. For art and history lovers, be sure to visit the Lentos Kuntsmuseum and the Ars Electronica Centre.

 
Melk, Austria

Welcome to Melk, home of the 11th century Melk Abbey. This vast monastery is built high above the town and boasts baroque halls and vast libraries. In the city’s south lies the Renaissance Schallaburg Castle, a 1000-year-old architectural piece of art surrounded by gorgeous gardens.

 
Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna, the famed capital city of Austria! Home to Mozart, Beethoven and Freud, this opulent city is known for its palaces, museums and architecture. Don’t forget to have a taste of the city’s delectable cuisine and visit the theatre to experience the music Vienna is revered for.

 
Hainburg, Austria

Welcome to Hainburg. This charming frontier city offers a taste of Austria’s postcard perfect landscape. Uncover the region’s medieval history at Hainburg Castle and climb Braunsberg Hill for otherworldly views of Hainburg town and the Danube river.

 
Budapest. Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, the classically stunning capital of Hungary. Journey up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the countless museums trace city life from Roman times onward. Don’t miss Trinity Square, home to the 13th century Matthias Church and the fairy tale turrets of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Enjoy an overnight stay onboard.

 
Budapest. Hungary

Farewell Budapest today as you disembark from your cruise ship or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

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Important Info

Upgrade to a Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony from $999*pp

Set sail on 4 July, 2023

Travel based on Cruise Departure 4 July 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Pricing is subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

*Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to
1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of credit; which can be used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at the time of booking.

Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day-by-day basis.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Please note – onboard benefits valued have been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of inquiry.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to the availability or currency fluctuations.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note that a majority of US-based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival, and are in addition to our advertised package.

Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size, or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

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