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Grand European River Discovery | Istanbul to London

31 Day Fly, Stay & Luxury River Cruise Discovery with $5000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Sightseeing+ More

  • Deposit $999*pp
  • $5000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | September 2023

Set Sail on 15 September 2023

Grand European River Discovery | Istanbul to London

31 Day Fly, Stay & Luxury River Cruise Discovery with $5000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Sightseeing+ More

  • Deposit $999*pp
  • $5000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | September 2023

Your Package Inclusions

Economy Flights to Istanbul Returning From London

3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore Istanbul
Bonus Istanbul Classic City Tour

One Way Flight from Istanbul to Bucharest
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Discover Bucharest

25 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam Onboard Avalon Waterways in a Spacious River Facing Deluxe Stateroom.
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard in Budapest and Amsterdam

Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with lunch & dinner
Onboard Entertainment and Enrichment
Daily On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities (Valued at $1198)

Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Amsterdam to London
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of London
Bonus Hope On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

Your Itinerary

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map
 
Istanbul, Turkey

Welcome to Istanbul, the cultural capital of Turkey and meeting place of East and West. This vibrant city is filled with iconic sites, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Shop for ceramics, lamps and rugs at the Grand Bazaar and be sure to sample some sweet Turkish delight. Enjoy exploring over a leisurely 3 night stay.

 
Bucharest, Romania

Fly from Istanbul to Bucharest and enjoy a 1 night pre cruise stay.

 
Buchaest, Romania

Embark your Avalon Waterways Suite Ship today and enjoy this grand adventure.

 
St Gheorghe, Romania

Welcome to St Gheorghe. This charming town is where the Danube River meets the Black Sea. The Danube Delta is the best-preserved in Europe, covering 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. Explore it all on a boat tour and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife.

 
Harsova, Romania

Welcome to Harsova! This quaint village is your gateway to the port city of Constanta. Located on the Black Sea, Constanta is the most important commercial centre in Romania. Don’t miss a visit to the Natural History and Archaeological Museum, where you can uncover the past of early Romanian cultures.

 
Rouusse, Bulgaria

Welcome to Rousse. With its beautiful Belle Epoque architecture and lush green spaces, this charming town has been deemed the ‘Small Vienna’. Discover Bulgaria’s Roman past at the Sexaginta Prista Roman Fortress or embark on a day trip to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo and the 15th-century town of Arbanassi.

 
Vidin, Bulgaria

Welcome to Vidin. As one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns, Vidin is the place to visit if you’re interested in the architectural relics of the nation’s historic empires. Baba Vida Fortress is the best-preserved medieval castle in the country, where you can see incredible views across the Danube. Nearby is the small town of Belogradchik, famed for its formidable ancient fortress and incredible rock formations.

 
Donji Milanovac, Serbia

Welcome to Donji Milanovac. This tiny town sits on the picturesque banks of Lake Djerdap in the Djerdap National Park. Nearby is the incredible Lepenski Vir, a significant Mesolithic archaeological site that chronicles prehistoric cultures, settlements and art. Also worth visiting is the magnificent Golubac Fortress, known as the guardian of the Danube.

 
Belgrade, Serbia

Welcome to Belgrade. The ‘White City’ is a reflection of Serbia’s storied past, blending Habsburg and Ottoman architectural relics with grids of socialist-era blocks. Take a stroll through Kalemegdan Park, explore the imposing Belgrade Fortress, admire the Orthodox architecture of Saint Sava and uncover the nation’s tumultuous history at the Museum of Yugoslavia.

 
Novi Sad, Serbia

Welcome to Novi Sad. This vibrant city is teeming with bustling pedestrian laneways, colourful buildings and café-lined squares. Novi Sad’s finest architecture can be found at Freedom Square, while Petrovaradin Fortress is one of Serbia’s most impressive monuments and a must-see during your visit.

 
Mohacs, Hungary

Welcome to Mohacs. Here you can relive the watershed moment when the Hungarian army was defeated by the Turks in 1526 at the Historical Memorial Park. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby city of Pecs, where you can explore 4th-century Christian underground tombs, murals and Turkish architecture.

 
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.

 
Bratislava, Slovakia

Welcome to Bratislava! This Central European city is full of character and beloved for its folk culture, history, and lively dining scene. Must-sees on your stay in Bratislava include the Gothic old town, the storybook Bratislava Castle, and the whimsical Blue Church.

 
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.

 
Durnstein, Austria

Welcome to Durnstein. Perhaps the most romantic destination in Austria’s Wachau Valley, this charming town is best known for its colourful riverside buildings, historic monuments and cosy wine taverns. Hike to the ruined medieval castle that once imprisoned English King Richard the Lionheart for breathtaking views of the Danube.

 
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.

 
Regensburg, Germany

Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Home to the oldest bridge that crosses the Danube, some of the highlights of Regensburg include the Old Town Hall, Weltenburg Abbey and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

 
Roth, Germany

Welcome to Roth! Visiting this charming town is like taking a step back in time. Don’t miss exploring the Marktplatz (Market Square), a delightful area full of shops and restaurants, surrounding by cheerfully painted buildings and cobblestoned walkways.

 
Bamberg, Germany

Welcome to Bamberg, a traditional Bavarian township. Discover the burial place of Emperors at the 11th-century Romanesque Cathedral, wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval city centre, or visit a tavern to taste the town’s signature smoke-flavoured beer.

 
Volkach, Germany

Welcome to Volkach, famed for its overwhelming natural beauty and delectable wine. As you explore this quaint Franconian town and its surrounding countryside, be sure to stop at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle.

 
Wurzburg, Germany

Welcome to Wurzburg, the heart of Franconian wine country. During your stay, be sure to explore UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bishops’ Residenz, the nearby town of Rothenburg and taste the local wine in their characteristic Bocksbeutel bottles.

 
Main River Village, Germany

Flowing through the German states of Bavaria, the shores of the Main River is lined with picturesque towns and beautiful scenery. Set ashore and explore one of the Bavarian villages. Sample some of the local delicacies and wines on offer.

 
Rudesheim, Germany

Welcome to Rudesheim, a quaint town known for its making of Riesling wines. Some of the must-see sights include Drosselgasse – a local laneway lined with shops, taverns and restaurants, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and Brömserburg Castle, home to the Rheingau Wine Museum.

 
Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful cities. A splendid mix of both old and new, spend your visit exploring both the Old Town, with its beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments, and the modern city, which was rebuilt after World War 2. Plus, don’t miss the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a World-Heritage listed sight!

 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam, the 17th century capital of Holland, famed for its picturesque canals, vibrant culture, and architectural delights. Meander through charming neighbourhoods, take a bike ride or explore historic gems like the Anne Frank House and the Hague.

 
London, United Kingdom

Disembark your river cruise in Amsterdam and travel to London on the Eurostar. Enjoy your rail journey as you arrive in the mesmerising city of London for a 2 night stay.   A hub for lovers of history, fashion, food and art, London hosts an eclectic mix of old and new. No trip is complete without visiting the city’s treasures, enjoying a show on the West End and tucking into a pub meal.

 
London, United Kingdom

Farewell London as you fly home today as ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

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Important Info

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Set sail on 15 September 2023

Travel based on Cruise Departure 15 September 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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