Paris, Swiss Alps & The Baltic Cities

8 Day Tour + 11 Night Cruise + Flights + BONUS Beverage Package & Incl. $2000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-84590

from $... per person
Book by November 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit from $399*pp
  • 8 Day Tour
  • 11 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • BONUS Free Beverage Package
  • BONUS Onboard Cabin Experience Upgrade
  • BONUS Paris City Tour
  • BONUS Entrance to The Lourve
  • BONUS Seine River Cruise
  • BONUS Geneva City Tour
  • BONUS Schaffausen + Rhine Falls Tour
  • BONUS Stuttgart City Tour
  • BONUS Nuremberg City Tour
  • BONUS Berlin City Tour
  • BONUS Scenic Train to Jungfrau 
  • BONUS Transfers
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • Low Deposit from $399*pp
  • 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 private deluxe motor coach with services of of a Professional Tour Director
  • 11 night cruise onboard MSC Poesia in an upgraded Interior Fantastica Experience cabin
  • Economy flights to Paris returning from Hamburg
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS FREE Easy Drinks Beverage Package onboard
  • BONUS city tour of Paris + entrance to The Lourve & a Seine River Cruise
  • BONUS city tour of Geneva & Schaffausen including Rhine Falls
  • BONUS city tours in Stuttgart, Nuremberg & Berlin
  • BONUS scenic train to Jungfrau  – the ‘Top of Europe’
  • BONUS Airport + Port Transfers
  • BONUS upgrade from Bella to Fantastica Experience.

Onboard Fantastica Experience includes: Choice of the best locations of cabin, 24hr room service, breakfast in your cabin daily, priority preferred dinner times + more!

  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

General Sail Date Information

Tour Departs on Saturday, August 29, 2021

Set sail on Sunday, September 5, 2021

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to an Outside Cabin from only $649 per person
Upgrade to an Balcony Cabin from only $999 per person
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Day 1: Paris, France

On arrival into Paris, France today, be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax for the rest of the day

Day 2: Paris, France

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 Eylsees to the towering Arc de Triomphe. The tour then passes by the Eiffel Tower, built in 1889. Finish the tour with a visit 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, France - Geneva, Switzerland

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take in panoramic views from your comfortable coach seat as you leave Paris behind and travel through French countryside to Switzerland. On arrival into 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

Your tour travels through the breathtaking Swiss Alps today. Soak up outstanding mountain views on the way to Interlaken, before travelling 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 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

Depart Switzerland this morning, with a short scenic drive to Stuttgart, in Germany. Here the guided tour will introduce you to the large ‘Schlossplatz’; 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

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, Germany

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 Recihstag. 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

Enjoy the morning at your own pace today. The tour will conclude at Warnemunde Cruise Terminal, in time to embark your wonderful MSC Baltic Sea cruise.

Day 9: Gdynia, Poland

When you arrive in the Bay of Gdansk you come into the most fascinating region of the Baltic Sea and of Northern Europe. In Gydnia you'll find two interesting museum ships, the oceanographic museum, aquarium and Naval Museum. Or take an excursion to Gdansk, a city which, because of the importance of its port, has a very rich history.

Day 10: Visby, Sweden

Visby is located on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The immaculately preserved town wall and medieval fort add to the charm of the cobblestone streets and churches. Visby is home to the extravagant St. Mary's Cathedral as well as St. Nicolai and St. Karin churches. You'll also be able to relax in the abundance of cafes and restaurants in the area.

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13 - 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: Fredericia, Denmark

Fredericia is perched on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula. The city is home to a Danish military stronghold founded by Frederick III in 1650. The imposing army barracks are juxtaposed against the relaxed vibe of the seaside township.

Day 19: Warnemünde, 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.

MSC Poesia is an innovative cruise ship catering for 3,233 passengers with 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 specialities 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 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.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 5 September 2021

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. 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.

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 -a second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • Explore some of Europe's most iconic cities including Paris, Berlin and Helsinki
  • See the top of Europe from Jungfrau
  • Explorer Russia with an overnight stay onboard in St Petersburg
  • Enjoy your cruise with an onboard beverage package.

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Poesia
Departs: Warnemunde, Germany
Countries Visited: France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, & Denmark

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