River Discovery | Enchanting Christmas Markets

12 Day Fly, Stay & European River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stays, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-99572

from $... per person
Book by October 31, 2021

Your 12 Day Fly, Stay & Luxury River Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Berlin Returning From Budapest

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Berlin
Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the city of Berlin
Scenic Rail Journey from Berlin to Nuremberg

Your 7 Day Luxury Avalon River Cruise
6 Night Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna
Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with lunch & dinner
Specialty Onboard entertainment
Complimentary Wifi onboard
On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $306)

Your Post Cruise Experience in Budapest
Bonus Scenic rail journey from Vienna to Budapest
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Budapest

Bonus Low Deposit from $799 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on 2 December 2022

Day 1 – 3: Berlin, Germany

Welcome to Berlin, Germany’s capital. Whether you want to photo Berlin’s landmarks, visit museums, or experience city life. Berlin balances cosmopolitan chic with an undertone of innovation and cool. Berlin also has a lot to offer for shopaholics, lovers of luxury, foodies, cyclists, and sports fans. A visit to the Bavarian Quarter is a must! Enjoy a 3 night stay.

Day 4 – 5: Nuremberg, Germany

Scenic Rail Journey from Berlin to Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia, is an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. As one of Bavaria’s biggest draws it is alive with visitors year-round, but especially during the spectacular Christmas market. Today you will embark on your 8 Day European River Cruise. Overnight onboard in Nuremberg

Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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. Enjoy a night onboard in this historic city.

Day 10 – 11 : Vienna – Budapest, Hungary

Disembark your cruise in Vienna and enjoy a scenic rail journey from Vienna to Budapest for your two-night hotel stay.

Day 12 : Budapest, Hungary

Fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

Part of Avalon’s award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, your Avalon River Ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony.

Upgrade to Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony from only $1,499 per person
Upgrade to an Upper Deck Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony from only $1,999 per person
Upgrade to a Luxurious Royal Suite with Open Air Balcony from only $2,999 per person

Enjoy exploring the vibrant cities of Berlin & Budapest with your included city stays
Shop for unique handmade gifts as you wander through some of Europe’s most iconic Christmas Markets
Witness the enchanting Christmas Lights with a traditional mulled wine in hand
As us about our flexible flights and extend your stay

Travel based on Cruise Departure 2 December 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: Avalon Waterways
Departs: Nuremberg, Germany
Countries Visited: Germany, Austria, Hungary
European River: Danube River
Sail Date: 2 December 2022

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