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Magnificent Europe | River Discovery Amsterdam To Budapest & Beyond

19 Day Fly, Stay, & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Scenic Rail Journeys, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Low Deposit $1299*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | April 2023

Set Sail on 30 April 2023

Magnificent Europe | River Discovery Amsterdam To Budapest & Beyond

19 Day Fly, Stay, & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Scenic Rail Journeys, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Low Deposit $1299*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | April 2023

Package Inclusions

Economy flights to Paris returning from Prague

Bonus 2 night hotel stay to explore the city of  Paris
Bonus Scenic rail journey from Paris to Amsterdam

15 day relaxed luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in a deluxe river facing stateroom

Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
Daily On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $710)

Bonus Budapest port to Prague hotel transfer
Bonus 2 night hotel stay to explore the city of Prague

Your Itinerary

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map
Paris, France

Located along the Seine River, Paris is a collection of villages and the sprawl of cobbled lands. Iconic architecture reaches into the sky from the wrought-iron structure of the Eiffel Tower to the medieval structures of the Notre Dame cathedral. Galleries, bistros, and boutiques all line the boulevards of Paris. The city of romance is alive and awaits you to explore its treasures. Enjoy a 2 hotel stay to explore at your leisure.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Farewell Paris and enjoy a scenic rail journey to Amsterdam for your 15 day Luxury River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest Onboard Avalon Artistry II.

Cologne, Germany

Today you will be cruising from Amsterdam to Cologne. 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!

Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim, Germany

One of your highlights today as your travel from Cologne to Rudesheim is the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge. This region is associated with a long history and for centuries has exercised a powerful influence on writers, artists, and composers with a dramatic and varied natural landscape.

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.

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.

Volkach, Germany

Volkach lies in the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors, and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside, with stops at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the Gothic-styled pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption, and Vogelsburg Castle, where we’ll treat you to stunning views, Franconian Prosecco, regional chocolates, and more. If you’re looking for more active exploration, cycle, hike, or paddle in and around the Main’s river loop.

Bamberg, Germany

Welcome to Bamberg, a traditional Bavarian township. Discover the burial place of Emperors at the 11th-century Romanesque Cathedral, wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval city centre, or visit a tavern to taste the town’s signature smoke-flavoured beer.

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.

Regensburg, Germany

Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Home to the oldest bridge that crosses the Danube, some of the highlights of Regensburg include the Old Town Hall, Weltenburg Abbey and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

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 its 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!

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.

Vienna, Austria

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Budapest, Hungary

Enjoy a two-night stay onboard to explore Hungary’s capital Budapest. 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.

Prague, Czech Republic

Disembark from Avalon Artistry II, and bid farewell to your cruise friends as you are transferred to Prague for your 2-night stay. Think beauty, medieval charm, and beer, Prague, the Czech Republic’s Captial City, boasts some of the best beauty & experiences in Europe. Bisected by the Vltava River, the nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” is home to colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches & and the infamous medieval Astronomical Clock, all within the cities Old Town Square; the heart of the cities historic core. Outside the Old Town Square wander across the Charles Bridge, explore Prague Castle, and treat your tastebuds to beer & Czech Tapas.

Prague, Czech Republic

Farewell Prague today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

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Set sail on 30 April 2023

Travel based on Cruise Departure 30 April 2023

Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & 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.
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