Inspiring Discovery | New York to Budapest

24 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $5000 Bonus Value Including Hotel Stay, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-103899

from $... per person
Book by January 3, 2022

Your 24 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to New York Returning From Budapest

Your New York City Experience 
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the Big Apple – New York City

Your 7 Night Cunard Cruise
7 Night Classic Trans-Atlantic Crossing Cruise from New York to Southampton Onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances

Your Post Cruise Experience 
One Way Economy flight from Southampton to Amsterdam

Your 15 Day Avalon Waterways Cruise 
15 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Budapest to in a 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
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $698)
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus Low Deposit from $999 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on Friday 05 August 2022

Day 1 – 2: New York City, United States

Explore the beautiful concrete jungle that is New York City. Spend your day visiting the prosperity bull on Wall Street, seek out panoramic views from the Empire State Building and gaze upon the city from the architecturally pleasing Brooklyn Bridge. You’re also spoilt for choice with the Guggenheim and the Met.

Day 3: New York City, United States

Embark your cruise today and sail out of this iconic city.

Day 4 – 9: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 10: Southampton, England

Welcome to the bustling port of Southampton, today you’ll fly from Southampton to Amsterdam.

Day 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam has been constructed entirely on stakes to sit above the cities water level. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are merely a few of the sights that await your arrival in this beautifully eclectic city.

Day 12: Cologne, Germany

Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Explore the old town with its beautiful squares, local markets, and historical monuments. The highlight of this stop is the magnificent World–Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. If you fancy going further afield book an excursion to Drachenburg Castle or Bruhl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust. Discover gems of the past in the Old Town and explore the modern city which was rebuilt after World War 2. Cologne boasts the World-Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral as well as museums, galleries, and a Roman artifact museum!

Day 13: Rudesheim, Germany

Located in the Rhine Valley, Germany, Rudesheim is best known for winemaking, especially of Riesling wines. In the town centre, visit Drosselgasse, a local laneway lined with shops, taverns, and restaurants. Nearby, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet is a museum of automated musical instruments. Medieval Brömserburg Castle is home to the Rheingau Wine Museum, exhibiting wine paraphernalia from ancient times to the present.

Day 14: Main River Village, Bavaria

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.

Day 15: Wurzburg, Germany

Würzburg is at the heart of Franconian wine country, surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The city has many wine bars, cellars and wineries where you can try the local wine in the characteristic Bocksbeutel bottles. After a walking tour of the city make sure to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bishops’ Residenz. One of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces featuring the elaborate staircase, 18th Century frescoes by Tiepolo, and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. Close to Würzburg are other fantastic attractions such as Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town dating back to the middle ages, boasting unique gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture.

Day 16: Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to the oldest bridge to cross the Danube. Wander through the city and have a look at the Old Town Hall, or perhaps book an excursion to Weltenburg Abbey.

Day 17: Bamberg, Germany

Dating back to the 9th Century, Bamberg is a classic Bavarian township preserved in time. Marvel at the towers and stone carvings of the Romanesque Bamberg Cathederal.

Day 18: Roth, Germany

Most of the area’s tourist attractions are related to its old architecture, with structures in place that were originally built in the 1530s. In the centre of town, the Marktplatz (Market Square) is a charming area full of shops and restaurants. Surrounded by cheerfully painted buildings and a cobblestone walk, it’s like stepping back into time as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

Day 19: Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to the oldest bridge to cross the Danube. Wander through the city and have a look at the Old Town Hall, or perhaps book an excursion to Weltenburg Abbey.

Day 20: Passau, Germany

Passau in Germany is home to Europe’s largest church organ which has more than 17,000 pipes, sitting inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral with it’s amazing baroque architecture. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the Oberhaus Fortress looming above the town. If you are a fan of ‘The Sound of Music’ or Mozart, the excursion to Salzburg is a must!

Day 21: Melk, Austria

Well known for the 11th-century Melk Abbey, a vast monastery built high above the town. Gold statuary adorns its domed Abbey Church, and the huge library houses medieval manuscripts. The Marmorsaal is a baroque hall with a ceiling fresco and red marble walls. South of Melk, gardens surround Renaissance Schallaburg Castle, which hosts cultural exhibitions.

Day 22: Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna! This famous European capital city is known for its fabulous palaces, museums and architecture, as well as the people who have called the city home such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud. There a many guided walking experiences available or if you’d prefer to experience the city as a local, take a guided walk that highlights Viennese essentials, such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. No visit to this beautiful city is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday and legacy in a Viennese palace.

Day 23 – 24: Budapest, Hungary

Journey on the classic funicular up to Castle Hill to Buda’s Old town where the local museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Stroll Trinity Square, home to the 13th Century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion. Farewell Budapest today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom onboard Queen Mary 2 from only $899 per person
Upgrade to a Sheltered Balcony Stateroom on Queen Mary 2 & a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony on Avalon Waterways from only $2799 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom on Queen Mary 2 & a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony on Avalon Waterways from only $3299 per person
Upgrade to a Britannia Club Stateroom on Queen Mary 2 & a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony on Avalon Waterways from only $3999 per person

Cunard – Queen Mary 2

The remastered Queen Mary 2 was launched on the 23rd of June 2016. The brand new interior of the ship has been carefully planned to incorporate Cunard’s history and style as a traditional luxury cruise line alongside modern contemporary features. With all new concepts in some of the communal areas, new furnishings in all the suites the Queen Mary 2 really has had the Royal treatment during her refurbishment!

Avalon Waterways

Immerse yourself in the picturesque view as you meander along the waterways of the world. Watch centuries of history slowly pass you by from the comfort of your Panoramic Suite. Tempt your taste buds as you cruise your way through local delicacies and cuisines. Expert onboard Cruise Directors share their local secrets throughout your river cruise journey to create a truly personalised experience. From the moment you step onboard the modern & award-winning river cruise fleet, you are transported into a relaxed luxury that encompasses your entire journey.

Travel based on Ocean Cruise Departure Friday 05 August 2022

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.

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 time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Cunard and Avalon Waterways
Ship: Queen Mary  2
Departs: New York, United States of America
Countries Visited: AustriaEngland, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, United States of America,  
Sail Date:
Friday 05 August 2022

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