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Romantic Rhine & Beautiful France

23 Day Fly, Stay & River Cruise Discovery with $5000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings + More

  • Low Deposit $1599 pp*
  • $5000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | May 2022

21 May 2022

Romantic Rhine & Beautiful France

23 Day Fly, Stay & River Cruise Discovery with $5000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings + More

  • Low Deposit $1599 pp*
  • $5000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | May 2022

Package Inclusions

Economy Flights to Zurich Returning From Nice

Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Zurich
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Zurich to Basel

8 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise From Basel to Amsterdam Onboard Avalon Waterays in a Spacious River Facing Delxue Stateroom
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard in Amsterdam

Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Amsterdam to Paris
Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Discover the City of Paris
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Paris to Lyon

8 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise From Lyon to Port St Louis Onboard Avalon Waterways in a Spacious River Facing Deluxe Stateroom

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

 

Bonus Transfer from Port St Louis to Marseille Rail Station
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Marseille to Nice
3 Night Hotel Stay to Discover the City of Nice & the French Riviera

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 stay to explore at your leisure. 

 
Basel, Switzerland

Travel via rail from Zurich to Basel to embark your 8 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise Onboard Avalon Waterways.

 
Breisach, Germany

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

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, 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, 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.  Enjoy an overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam. 

 
Paris, France

Disembark your river cruise in Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic rail journey from Amsterdam to Paris, where you will enjoy a 3 night stay to explore the City of Lights at your leisure.

 
Paris - Lyon, France

Board your Scenic Rail Journey from Paris to Lyon as you Embark on your 8 Day Cruise from Lyon Onboard Avalon Waterways.

 
Lyon, France

Welcome to Lyon, where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. As you explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, be sure to take in the countless lively cafes, monuments and the prized Place des Terreaux.

 
Tournon, France

Welcome to Tournon, one of France’s oldest medieval cities. A visit to this commune will leave you feeling as though you’ve journeyed back in time. During your stay, make sure to explore the town’s 16th-century castle and the Roman ruins tucked between the Rhone and the granite slips of the Hermitage.

 
Viviers, France

Welcome to Viviers, a tiny village seemingly lost in the Middle Ages. As you explore the pale stone buildings of the Romanesque Cathedral and Old Town, you’ll see how Viviers was shaped by historical Christian, Roman and medieval influences.

 
Avignon, France

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Arles, France

Welcome to Arles. The remarkable colours and light of this stunning Provincial city have inspired countless generations of artists. Take a tour of the city’s spectacular Roman Ruins, or simply enjoy a glass of French wine at the Le Café Van Gogh.

 
Port St Louis, France

Welcome to Port St Louis, a haven of relaxation and adventure in the South of France. For sun-seekers, we recommend spending time at the Napoleon, Olga and Carteau beaches. Meanwhile, the Camargue Delta, a natural attraction at the mouth of the Rhone River, offers plenty of fauna and flora to admire.

 
Marseille - Nice, France

Disembark your river cruise this morning and transfer from Port St Louis to Marseille Rail Station. Board your Scenic Rail Journey from Marseille to Nice and enjoy a 3 night stay relaxing along the French Riviera.

 
Nice, France

Farwell France as you fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

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Important Info

Upgrade to Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony from only $1,999 per person.

Set sail on 21 May 2022

Alternate date available;  27 Aug 2022
Please note – Only Panormara Suites with Open Air Balconys are available on this sailing
Package duration will include only 2 nights in Nice to match flight schedules.
Please call for pricing.

 

Travel based on Cruise Departure 21 May 2022

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.

Product Code: MRC-9959

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