17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights

17 day Classic European River cruise including return international Emirates flights, breakfast daily, 14 night deluxe river cruise, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
  • 17 day Classic European River cruise with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Unearth beautiful Europe with an amazing 17 day Classic European River cruise.

Discover stunning Budapest and wander its cobble stoned streets, taking in its incredible medieval architecture. Explore the colourful city of Bratislava, a place that’s filled with a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. Tour romantic Vienna and view lavish Hofburg Palace, before continuing on to the village of Durnstein and then on to Melk.

 Arrive in the gorgeous 2500 year old city of Passau in Germany and take a walk along its riverfront promenade. Journey to one of Germany’s largest and best-preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, before making your way to Nuremburg and Bamberg. Unearth beautiful Wurzburg and take a stroll through Wertheim, known for its glassworks and Franconian wine. Continue on to the picturesque village of Miltenberg, before sailing past castles perched on top of lofty cliffs, tiny villages and more, on your way to Koblenz. 

 Visit the capital of Rhineland, Cologne, a city that is highlighted by its soaring, twin-steeple Gothic cathedral. End your tour in Amsterdam, taking a glass-top boat cruise through the winding canals to get an up-close look at some of the historic homes of this amazing city.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Budapest

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible European holiday.

Day 2: Budapest cruise-icon (D)

Arrive in Budapest, Hungary and transfer to the port. Embarkation will begin at 2 pm. Tonight, a gala Welcome Dinner sets the mood for your delightful river cruise.

Your cruise vessel: Monarch Duchess or Monarch Governess

Built in 2010, with a maximum capacity of 136 passengers each, both vessels feature 64 spacious cabins and 4 suites each fully air conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV.

Day 3: Budapest cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Your morning tour begins on the Pest side of the river; view the Parliament, City Park, and Heroes Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Explore the city’s wonderful shops and cafes this afternoon on your own. Perhaps, take the optional half day tour of the Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue and Market Hall. Begin at the impressive Hungarian House of Parliament, where you can view the Crown Jewels. Continue to the Moorish style Great Dohany Synagogue, the largest in Europe. View the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Conclude the tour at the Great Market Hall and see the locals do their everyday shopping, the way they did hundred years ago.  

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue & Market Hall.

This comprehensive tour includes three highlights of Budapest and provides fascinating insight to local politics, religion and products. Begin at the impressive Hungarian House of Parliament which would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there, where only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next visit the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among the most significant Jewish sights in Europe. This Moorish style building is the largest synagogue on the continent and the second largest in the world. View the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day 4: Bratislava cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Relax on board today as you take in the tranquil scenery of the Danube River. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin’s Cathedral, coronation site of the Kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail just before midnight.

Day 5: Vienna cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens.  

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)

Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured and aromatic gardens.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Classical Viennese Concert (PM)

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music.” Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history’s greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world’s most famous waltz. The chamber orchestra is accompanied by a professional dance performance, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day 6: Melk Abbey cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This morning, arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning and relax on board as the boat cruises through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot’s chambers, the Kaiser’s walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening.  

Day 7: Passau cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Today presents a wonderful opportunity to join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter’s Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. If you choose to remain on board, the day is free to explore the 2500-year-old Passau. Well known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade, Passau is a town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Full Day Tour of Salzburg

Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabell Palace, the house where Mozart lived, Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and then there will be time to explore the streets of Salzburg on your own before returning to the boat.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day 8: Regensburg cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Arrive in Regensburg this morning, one of Germany’s largest and best-preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city’s stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Return to the boat or spend the afternoon at leisure discovering the delights of Regensburg on your own.

Day 9: Nuremberg cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This afternoon, explore Nuremberg, an energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. The guided excursion begins at the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and continues to the vibrant Market Square. Stroll through the shops that fill the Old Town or walk along the fortified walls of Nuremberg Castle. This evening set sail as you dine on board.

Day 10: Bamberg cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This morning, dock in historic Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk in the medieval city center with its impressive 11th century Romanesque cathedral and gorgeous rose garden. After, view the very unusual City Hall built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz River and Little Venice, an area of colorful fisherman’s houses. This afternoon set sail for Wurzburg.

Day 11: Wurzburg cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Discover Wurzburg, named the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” with its dramatic Marienberg fortress, 15th century bridge and lush vineyards. Your walk takes you to the ornate Bishops’ Residenz Palace, a stunning example of Baroque architecture, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, explore the town on your own, or join the optional tour along Germany’s “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, with its turreted city wall and impressive Gothic architecture.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Rothenburg City Tour (PM)

Drive from Wurzburg to Rothenburg, a fairy tale town located on the famous “Romantic Road.” Best known for its well-preserved medieval old town, Rothenburg has managed to maintain its medieval appearance into the 21st century. Explore the main square, highlighted by the famous Church of St. Jacob and the richly decorated Patrician houses, and listen for the Town Hall Clock, which chimes once a day to commemorate the 30 Years War.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day 12: Wertheim & Miltenberg cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This morning, stroll through Wertheim, a charming German town well known for its glassworks and Franconian wine. Continue by coach to the picturesque village of Miltenberg, a jewel on the banks of the Main River. Discover the Market Square with its Renaissance-era fountain, the Merchant Hall with its stunning Gothic architecture and the unique 14th and 15th century half-timbered houses. After lunch on board, enjoy free time in Miltenberg before the ship sails this evening.

Day 13: Koblenz cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Spend a relaxing morning on board, taking in the spectacular vistas as the ship sails past castles perched on lofty cliffs, terraced vineyards and tiny villages. Pass the mighty Lorelei Rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine rising vertically from the waters, named for the siren “Lorelei” who bewitched sailors passing by. This afternoon the ship docks in Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Join an orientation walk with free time to explore the Romanesque architecture and imposing defensive towers of this 2000-year old city. Perhaps join the optional tour to the dramatic Marksburg Castle, the only hill castle on the Rhine that’s never been destroyed and has been continuously occupied for over 700 years.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Marksburg Castle (PM)

Join a guided tour of the dramatic Marksburg Castle, the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed. The castle has been continuously occupied for over 700 years and houses a host of artifacts that bring the Middle Ages to life.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day 14: Cologne cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This morning join a walking tour of Cologne, one of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland. The city is highlighted by the soaring, twin-steeple Gothic cathedral that is the geographical and spiritual heart of the city. Known for its vibrant art scene, Cologne abounds with cafes, galleries, shops and taverns. Set sail in the late afternoon for Amsterdam.

Day 15: Amsterdam cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Today’s panoramic tour of 700-year-old Amsterdam introduces you to both the old and the new sections of this city. View the Royal Palace on Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the Queen’s official home-away-from-home. On to the Dutch National Monument dedicated by Queen Juliana as a memorial to the victims of WWII and to the unusual Skinny Bridge, once so narrow that pedestrians could not pass each other. Then, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches with striking bell towers. This evening bid farewell to your traveling companions on your final night on board.

Day 16: Amsterdam – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Bid farewell to Europe as you disembark the cruise and take a transfer to the airport.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 14 night deluxe river cruise on board the Monarch Duchess or Governess 
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your cruise ship
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • Return airport transfers 

Highlights: 

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg’s medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren “Lorelei” rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $799 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: 

Indigo Deck – $2,499 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

Sapphire Deck – $2,899 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

Royal Deck – $3,199 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

To purchase this your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Shore Excursions: 

Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue & Market Hall – $113 per person 
Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM) – $69 per person
Classical Viennese Concert (PM) – $89 per person
Full Day Tour of Salzburg – $145 per person
Rothenburg City Tour (PM) – $72 per person 
Marksburg Castle (PM) – $72 per person 

To purchase shore excursions please click here 

River Cruise Features & Amenities: 

Captain’s Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
Locally inspired recipes
Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
Late night snack
Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
Self-serve coffee and tea station
Lounge serving premium spirits
Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
Fitness center
Non-smoking ship interior
Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Accommodation: 

Monarch Duchess or Governess 

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure dates are available for travel from Budapest to Amsterdam or from Amsterdam to Budapest unless stated 

2019:

09 April – Budapest to Amsterdam only 
23 April – Amsterdam to Budapest only 
7 May
21 May
4 June
18 June
2 July
16 July
30 July
13 August
27 August
10 September –Amsterdam to Budapest only 
24 September – Budapest to Amsterdam only 
8 October 
22 October

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 14 night deluxe river cruise on board the Monarch Duchess or Governess 
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your cruise ship
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • Return airport transfers 
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