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Wine & Romance Voyage - 24 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise & Rail Package (AZA9793)

Join Azamara Pursuit for 10 nights of cruising from Lisbon to Southampton! Then experience a 12 night rail and stay journey from London to Budapest!

Tour Departure: May 14, 2020


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Inside A$9135
Outside A$9496
Balcony A$10560

Highlights

Join Azamara Pursuit for 10 incredible nights of Western European cruising from Lisbon to Southampton! Then experience an unforgettable 12 night rail and stay journey through the heart of Europe from London to Budapest!

Inclusions:

24 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class airfares from Australia to Lisbon, returning from Budapest
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the Intercontinental Lisbon, including breakfast
  • 10 night cruise from Lisbon to Southampton aboard Azamara Pursuit
  • BONUS: US$200 on-board credit per stateroom
  • All on-board meals, entertainment and crew gratuities
  • 12 night 'Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich and Budapest from London' rail & stay package from London to Budapest
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout^
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
12 Night 'Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich and Budapest from London' rail & stay package includes:
  • Rail Travel and all necessary reservations throughout
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Amsterdam*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Munich*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Budapest*
  • 24hr London Pass including The View from Shard entrance and Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass
  • Skip the line tickets to the Rijksmuseum + 1hr Canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Skip the line VIP tickets to the DDR Museum in Berlin
  • 48hr Prague sightseeing Pass
  • Munich Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass
  • Budapest Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass + Boat tour
*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotels will be advised at the time of booking.
^Transfers are not included between rail stations and hotels. These can be added upon request for a supplement.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: British Airways EX SYD MEL BNE ADL PER

Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

To: Europe

SPECIAL FARE

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Classes Q/S

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

CODE: BAEUR901AUWLZOJ1Y15

Mon 11 May 2020
Day 2: Private transfer Airport to Hotel
Tue 12 May 2020
Day 2 - 4: InterContinental Lisbon

Ideally located, the 5-star InterContinental Lisbon sits at the very heart of the city and offers warm refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus river. With an emphasis on luxury and sophistication throughout, the hotel provides guests with quality service and first-class facilities.

Tue 12 May 2020
Day 4: Private Transfer Hotel to Port
Thu 14 May 2020
Day 4: US$200 on-board credit per stateroom
Thu 14 May 2020
Day 4: Lisbon - Portugal
Thu 14 May 2020
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 5: Porto (Leixoes) - Portugal
Fri 15 May 2020
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 6: At Sea
Sat 16 May 2020
Day 7: Bilbao - Spain
Sun 17 May 2020
7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 8: Bordeaux - France
Mon 18 May 2020
Arrive 6:30 PM
Day 9: Bordeaux - France
Tue 19 May 2020
Day 10: Bordeaux - France
Wed 20 May 2020
Depart 5:30 PM
Day 11: At Sea
Thu 21 May 2020
Day 12: St. Peter Port - Channel Isl
Fri 22 May 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 13: Plymouth - England
Sat 23 May 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 14: Southampton - England
Sun 24 May 2020
Arrive 6:00 AM
Day 14: Private transfer from Southampton port to London hotel
Sun 24 May 2020
Day 14 - 26: 12 Night 'Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich and Budapest from London' rail & stay package from London to Budapest

TRIP OVERVIEW


This 12-night rail vacation is a great introduction to arguably Europe’s finest and most diverse cities and also works well as a pre-river cruise extension. See London and Amsterdam from all angles, then discover the history of Berlin which make it such a warm and attractive destination. Prague and Munich both offer unique experiences in many ways, whilst the beautiful city of Budapest is a fitting end to this fantastic rail adventure.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Hearing the Bells of Big Ben ring in London  
  • The historic bridges and canals of Amsterdam
  • The poignant reminders of our modern history in vibrant Berlin
  • Bohemian Prague
  • Discover the Bavarian culture and ancient German history in Munich
  • Explore Budapest – the fascinating ‘Pearl of the Danube’


PACKAGE INCLUDES:


  • Rail Travel and all necessary reservations throughout
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in London*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Amsterdam*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Prague*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Munich*
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Budapest*
  • 24hr London Pass including The View from Shard entrance and Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass
  • Skip the line tickets to the Rijksmuseum + 1hr Canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Skip the line VIP tickets to the DDR Museum in Berlin
  • 48hr Prague sightseeing Pass
  • Munich Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass
  • Budapest Hop-on-Hop-Off bus pass + Boat tour


*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotel(s) will be advised at the time of booking.


ITINERARY:


DAY 1 – WELCOME TO LONDON

On arrival into this great city, make your way to your hotel for a 2-night stay. The countless restaurants in London’s West End make it a great place to enjoy your first evening of this amazing rail vacation. (Overnight London)


DAY 2 – LONDON

The 1-Day London Pass included gives you the best opportunity to enjoy all this great city has to offer. Use the Hop-on-Hop-off pass included to get around, and its recommended to get to the Shard between 10am -12:00 to avoid the queues up to The View from the Shard from where you’ll get the greatest view of the city. Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is nearby, as is the Tower of London, both of which are included in the London Pass. The countless restaurants in London’s West End mean it’s a great place to enjoy your final evening of this amazing rail holiday. (Overnight London) B


DAY 3 – LONDON TO AMSTERDAM

Venture under the English Channel on board a nonstop Eurostar train bound for Amsterdam. On arrival check-in to your hotel for a 2-night stay. (Overnight Amsterdam) B


DAY 4 – AMSTERDAM

Explorer one of the world’s greatest museums today with your fast track tickets to the Rijksmuseum. You also get to view the city from the best view point, aboard a Canal boat. Ann Franks house is a poignant visit and be sure to keep an eye out for the cyclists who dominate the city. (Overnight Amsterdam) B


DAY 5 – AMSTERDAM TO BERLIN

Cross Germany today on the comfortable IC train to Berlin. On arrival check in to your hotel, then perhaps take a wander to the impressive Reichstag and the iconic Brandenburg Gate for a great photo opportunity. (Overnight Berlin) B


DAY 6 – BERLIN

Today visit the fascinating DDR museum to get a better understanding of Berlins past, then perhaps soak up some of the world’s riches in the nearby Pergamon museum. Don’t forget to check out the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, whilst a trip up to Bernauer Strasse is highly recommended to get a true taste of what the Berlin Wall was. (Overnight Berlin) B


DAY 7 – PRAGUE

Take the direct train to Prague which passes through Dresden. Begin taking advantage of your Prague Card as soon as you arrive, which you can collect on your own from the Tourist Information Centre in Old Town. Steeped in history and with a wide variety of attractions, this not-so-hidden gem continues to impress visitors from all over the world. With free entry to the top attractions, such as Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Jewish Museum, Old Town Hall, and Petrin Observation Tower, it’s the best way to see the city. (Overnight Prague) B


DAY 8 – PRAGUE

Continue using your Prague Card to discover any must-visit points of interest such as the Schwarzenberg Palace. Relax with a drink and soak up the atmosphere on the old town square and an evening stroll over the Charles bridge is certainly a highlight. (Overnight in Prague) B


DAY 9 – PRAGUE TO MUNICH

Travel directly to Munich today, and on arrival check-in to your hotel then enjoy your evening. (Overnight Munich) B


DAY 10 - MUNICH

Enjoy all Germany's second city has to offer from the comfort of an open top bus. Munich is blessed with some fascinating architecture dating back to the times of Medieval Bavarian Kings, and this rich history is evident all around. The Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel which re-enacts two stories from the 16th century is a must as is a wander through the gorgeous Englischer Garten. Enjoy the evening at the Hofbrauhaus or any other state-owned beer hall for a night of local beer, sausages and Lederhosen! (Overnight Munich) B


DAY 11 – MUNICH TO BUDAPEST

Today you’ll speed through southern Germany and Austria en-route to Budapest. On arrival check-in to your hotel for a 2-night stay (Overnight Budapest) B  


DAY 12 - BUDAPEST

Make the most of your Hop-on-Hop-Off tickets today to get the best out of this beautiful city. A stop at Szechenyi baths is highly recommended to relax and unwind for an hour or 2. Make sure you don’t miss the change to enjoy the views from Budapest castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion, and you get the best photo opportunities of the wonderful parliament building from your 1hr river cruise included. Enjoy a hearty bowl of Goulash this evening in any of the city’s great restaurants and sample some of the local wine – which is highly recommended! (Overnight Budapest) B  


DAY 13 – END OF TOUR

Check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. Feel free to speak to any of our Sales Consultants who will be able to assist you with your plans. B


MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER


Terms & Conditions: AU$250 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Sun 24 May 2020
Day 26: Private transfer from hotel to airport
Fri 5 Jun 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



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*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.