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Book By 30 June, 2022 Set Sail on 11 July 2023
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Italian Charms & the Rivers of Europe

22 Day Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Sightseeing, Onboard Beverages & More

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

Set Sail on 11 July 2023

Italian Charms & the Rivers of Europe

22 Day Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Sightseeing, Onboard Beverages & More

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

Package Inclusions

Economy flights to Zurich returning from Barcelona

Bonus 2 night hotel stay to explore the city of Zurich
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Zurich to Basel to embark your river cruise

8 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard in Amsterdam
Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
Daily On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $356)

Bonus Scenic Rail journey from Amsterdam to Paris
Bonus 2 night hotel stay to explore the city of Paris

Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Paris to Barcelona
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Barcelona

9 Night Mediterranean Cruise Onboard Norwegian Epic in an Interior
Enjoy an overnight stay onboard in Livorno; Gateway to Florence & Cinque Terre

Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus $350 US Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuties

Your Itinerary

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map
Zurich, Switzerland

Welcome to Zurich, the savvy financial centre of Switzerland! Enjoy this beautiful lakefront city by taking a boat tour or strolling along the Lake Zurich Promenade. Afterwards, duck into a local café to sample some rich fondue and delectable Swiss chocolate. Enjoy  a 2 night hotel stay to explore Zurich.

Zurich - Basel, Switzerland

Farewell Zurich as you board your Scenic Rail journey to Basel where you will embark your 8 day relaxed river cruise onboard Avalon Waterways.

Breisach, Germany - Excursion to Black Forest

Welcome to Breisach, the perfect base to the mysterious Black Forest. This storybook town is the ideal gateway to uncover the wine and food-loving culture of this German region.

Strasbourg, France

Welcome to Strasbourg, the “Crossroads of Europe”. Located on the border of France and Germany, this historic town uniquely blends the traditional culinary and architectural styles of the two nations. Explore Strasbourg’s vibrant cobbled lanes and half-timbered homes, and don’t forget to delight in a pastry (or two!).

Mainz, Germany - Excursion to Heidelberg

Welcome to Mainz, famed for its old town, half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. During your stroll through the town centre, be sure to visit the Marktbrunnen Renaissance fountain, the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum.

Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

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, 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. Spend the  night onboard in port.

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paris, France

Disembark Avalon Waterways in Amsterdam, farewell as you board your Scenic Rail journey to Paris where you will enjoy your 2 night hotel stay.

Paris, France

Welcome to Paris, the city of light and the global centre of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Famed for its 19th-century architecture, Paris is home to some of the most formidable and renowned structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Paris, France - Barcelona, Spain

Farewell Paris as you board your Scenic Rail journey to Barcelona where you will enjoy a  1 night  hotel stay.

Barcelona, Spain

Embark your 9 night Mediterranean cruise onboard Norwegian Epic from Barcelona.

Cannes, France

Situated on the French Riviera, Cannes is home to the annual, international film festival. Home to upmarket boutiques, palatial hotels, pristine beaches and the epicentre of French luxury and style.

Livorno/Florence, italy

Welcome to Livorno! This charming port town is your gateway to both Pisa and Florence, where you can discover iconic sights, including the Leaning Tower, Piazza Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio. In Livorno itself, we recommend discovering the Fortezza Nuova, walking along the lively port and sampling some fresh seafood. Spend 1 night onboard in port.

Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. No visit is complete without taking a trip back to ancient history at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Other must-dos include climbing the Spanish Steps, tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, and visiting Vatican City. Finish your stay with a plate of pasta – for the best restaurants, we suggest exploring the Trastevere neighbourhood.

Naples/Pompeii, Italy

Welcome to Naples, the city of the sun. History lovers can’t miss a visit to Pompeii, the home of Europe’s most compelling archaeological site. For those looking for a taste of the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful blue waters of Capri are just a short ferry away. Naples is also the birthplace of pizza, so make sure you savour a slice during your stay.

Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, provides the perfect blend of modern life and medieval mystery.

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Welcome to Palma de Mallorca, the heart of the Balearic Islands. Boasting pristine beaches, stunning azure views, and tempting cuisine, a trip to Palma is one you’ll never forget. Marvel at Palma Cathedral, discover Bellver Castle and amble along the seaside promenade to Portitxol, the perfect destination for an ocean swim or spot of seafood.

Ibiza, Spain

Welcome to Ibiza! While famed for its electric party scene, these after-dark adventures are just a small part of Ibiza’s charm. Visit the fortified old town of Dalt Vila, sample Ibiza’s signature cuisine and soak up the sun at one of the many pristine wind-sand beaches.

Barcelona, Spain

Disembark Norwegian Epic in Spain, farewell Europe as you board your flight home or ask about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

See full itinerary

River & Ocean Cruise Upgrade:
Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Epic & a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony on your River Cruise from only $1,999 per person

River Cruise  sets sail  11 July 2023

Ocean Cruise sets sail  21 July 2023

Travel based on Ocean Cruise Departure 11 July 2023 & River Cruise Departure 21 July 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until 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 a credit; which can 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 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 at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
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 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.

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