Paris, The Swiss Alps & The Baltic Cities in 2022

20 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $3000 Bonus Value including Escorted Touring, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-92377

from $... per person
Book by April 30, 2021

Your 20 day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday Includes

Low Deposit from $199pp*

Flights
Economy Flights to Paris Returning from Hamburg

Your 8 Day Paris & Swiss Alps & Tour
8 Day Leisurely Guided Tour from Paris through the Swiss Alps & Germany
7 Nights Accommodation in Hand Selected Hotels Whilst Touring with Breakfast Daily
Transportation on a Private Deluxe Motor Coach with Services of a Professional Tour Director
Bonus City Tour of Paris + Entrance to The Lourve & a Seine River Cruise
Bonus City Tour of Geneva & Schaffhausen including Rhine Falls
Bonus Scenic Train to Jungfrau – the ‘Top of Europe’
Bonus City tours in Stuttgart, Nuremberg & Berlin
Airport + Port Transfers on Tour

Your MSC Cruise
11 Night Baltic Cruise Onboard MSC Poesia in an Upgraded Interior Fantastica Experience Stateroom
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard in St Petersburg
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Bonus 24hr Room Service & Priority Preferred Dinner Times
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
All Port Taxes & Charges Included

 

General Travel Date Information 

Tour Departs on Sunday, September 4, 2022
Cruise Departs on Sunday, September 11, 2022

 

Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France
On arrival into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remainder of you day at leisure

Day 2 Paris (B)
Start your day with a guided visit to the incredible Louvre. Home to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other priceless works of art, the vast museum is comprised of impressive classic and modern buildings in the heart of Paris. Then, take in a city tour from the grand Place de Concorde, down Champs Elysees to the towering Arc de Triomphe. The tour then passes by the Eiffel Tower, built-in 1889. Finish the tour with a visit to the eclectic Montmartre neighbourhood, famously home to the Basilica du Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge.

Later, see more iconic sights of Paris, including the ruins of Notre Dame, on a Seine River cruise.

Day 3 Paris – Geneva (approx. 540km) (B)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take in panoramic views from your comfortable coach seat as you leave Paris behind and travel through the French countryside to Switzerland. On arrival in Geneva, experience a guided city tour and learn about the lakeside city’s most famous landmarks and monuments.

Day 4 Geneva – Jungfrau (‘Top of Europe’) – Schaffhausen (approx. 410km) (B, L)
Your tour travels through the breathtaking Swiss Alps today. Soak up outstanding mountain views on the way to Interlaken, before traveling by coach and the iconic scenic train to Jungfraujoch- the ‘Top of Europe’. Take in phenomenal views and enjoy lunch onboard the train, before returning down the mountain to re-join your tour, which will then pass through beautiful Lucerne and the capital, Zurich. Later in Schaffhausen, enjoy a guided tour through the picturesque Old City and visit Rhine Falls. The dramatic waterfall is the most powerful in Europe; witness the Falls up close on an exciting boat trip to the base.

Day 5 Schaffhausen – Stuttgart – Nuremberg (approx. 380km) (B)
Depart Switzerland this morning, with a short scenic drive to Stuttgart, in Germany. Here the guided tour will introduce you to the large ‘Schlossplatz’; a central square and impressive surrounding buildings. Stuttgart is both steeped in history and well known for its modern contributions; both Porsche and Mercedes Benz manufacture and have museums in the city.

Later, continue on to Nuremberg and enjoy an evening of free time.

Day 6 Nuremberg – Berlin (approx. 440km) (B)
After breakfast, discover Nuremberg on a panoramic coach tour through the city. See the historically significant Reichparteigelände, used for Nazi rallies in the 1940s. Then be guided through the historic city, including Market and San Lorenzo Squares. The tour takes in the medieval Kaiserburg (fortress), passing by painter Albrecht Durer’s home to St Sebaldus Church, the oldest in Nuremberg, reflecting medieval, gothic and baroque influences over time.

Then travel on to Berlin, Germany’s cosmopolitan capital for the evening.

Day 7 Berlin (B)
Today’s tour is by coach, allowing a panoramic view of the city. See central Berlin from Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg Gate via the leafy ‘Unter den Linden” street. See gracious Gendarmenmarkt Square with the lovely German and French Cathedrals, Museum Island, and the new government quarter with the world-famous Reichstag. In contrast, the contemporary Potsdamer Platz with the Sony Centre designed by Renzo Piano and finally, of course, Check Point Charlie with remnants of the Berlin Wall.

Use the rest of the day and evening to explore this fascinating city as you please.

Day 8: Berlin – Warnemunde (approx. 240km) (B)
Enjoy the morning at your own pace today. The tour will conclude at Warnemunde Cruise Terminal, in time to embark on your wonderful MSC cruise.

Day 9: Rønne, Denmark
Rønne is the largest town on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. It has a population of 13,772. Once a municipality in its own right from 1970 until 2002, when Bornholm was a county with an area of 29.11 square kilometers, it is now the administrative centre of the Bornholm municipality.

Day 11: Klaipeda, Lithuania

Welcome to the only Lithuanian port. The historic centre is built in the typical fashion of the German medieval towns, including the square with the majestic clock tower. Visit the Curonian Spit and Trakai Castle or simply take a stroll and admire the beautiful buildings that line the cobblestone streets.

Day 12: Riga, Latvia

Welcome to the capital of Latvia! Riga is situated on the Baltic Sea and is regarded as one of the cultural hubs of Europe with countless museums and concert halls. The Old Town is car free, filled with local restaurants and shops whilst the bars and nightclubs of Livu Square come to life in the evenings.

Day 13: Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is a classic sea-city, with a dramatic coastline coloured by bays and inlets. The city keeps its historical roots intact with it’s art and architectural beauty.

Day 14 – 15: St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg has remained the cultural centre of Russia since its inception by namesake, Peter the Great. Astounding architecture, Tchaikovsky operas and the famous Kirov ballet are must see’s while staying overnight in this trans-formative city.

Day 16: Tallinn, Estonia

Not your typical stop on a European bucket list journey but boy is it worth it. The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mix of medieval houses, modern boutiques and café culture. Venture inside the ancient walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle and a 15th Century apothecary shop.

Day 17: Stockholm, Sweden

Laced by an ingenious network of waterways and bridges strung between a freshwater lake and the sea, Stockholm is easily seen on foot or by waterway cruise. Its gabled old townhouses peer over cobblestone streets, while its magnificent 17th-century palace sits watching over the harbour.

Day 18: 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 ships activities can be found on the vessels 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 19: Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to the capital of Denmark! Explore this beautiful city filled with canals and cobble stone streets. Spend your day shopping, brush up on your history at the museums and sip on local coffee at one of the many cafes.

Day 20: Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany

Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques to explore. Disembark your cruise this morning and you will be transferred to Hamburg Airport for your flight home

 

 

MSC Poesia is an innovative cruise ship catering for 3,233 passengers with an elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Step aboard and you’ll enter a refined world of comfort, from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar, and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna, and divine massages to pamper body and mind, it’s the perfect place to unwind. Kids and teens are equally well served, with their own clubs and parties. The ship features 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools, and a giant poolside cinema screen. The gourmet cuisine on board brings specialties from around the world but retains its Mediterranean heart, rooted in the values of the Italian slow food movement. The varied lounge bars offer similarly refreshing originality and authenticity, from the Grappolo d’Oro wine-tasting bar to the Mojito cocktail bar and the sumptuous design of the cigar room. Whether a family holiday, luxury treat, or romantic escape, MSC Poesia is a ship that offers a truly inspiring cruise experience.

Upgrade to Oceanview Fantastica Stateroom with drinks from only $649 per person


Upgrade to Balcony Fantastica Stateroom with drinks from only $999 per person


 

Explore some of Europe’s most iconic cities including Paris, Berlin, and Helsinki
See the top of Europe from Jungfrau
More time ashore – Explore Russia with an overnight stay onboard in St Petersburg
Enjoy your cruise with a beverage package onboard

Travel based on Cruise Departure 11 September 2022

Drinks Package is based on an Easy Plus Offer and includes drinks up to 8 Eur/ Glass

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 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.
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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.

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC
Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia
Cruise Departs: Berlin – Warnemunde, Germany
Tour Transportation: Deluxe Motorcoach
Countries Visited:  France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Sweden
Tour Date: 04 September 2022
Cruise Sail Date: 11 September 2022

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