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Legendary river cruises. Inspired design.


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European River Cruises


March - December 2013

Seine Rhine Moselle Main Rhne Sane Danube Dutch Waterways

Includes flights and private home pick-up service


See page 11

MS Avalon Panorama Sky Bistro

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Relaxing river cruising with

Avalon...

Dear Traveller, Welcome to your NEW Avalon Waterways 2013 brochure, featuring an outstanding range of luxury river cruise holidays for the coming year, including many new destinations and wonderful new ships. Our award-winning cruises increase in popularity every year and so we have now added two more ships to our fleet, the youngest fleet on Europes rivers. The brand new Avalon Expression and Avalon Artistry II bring our family of Suite Ships to five. These luxurious vessels deliver an experience like no other with two full decks of 200 sq ft Panorama Suites featuring floor-toceiling windows that open to create unique open-air balconies, together with further upgrades and enhancements throughout. For 2013, we have also extended our selection of inspiring cruises through northern Holland, Austria, Germany and the fascinating countries of Central Europe. Our five new journeys include: Tulips of Northern Holland from Amsterdam; Highlights of Germany along the Rhine; Austrian Highlights & Bavaria, including Vienna and Munich; Capitals of Central Europe, cruising the Danube and Balkan Discovery, your passage to Eastern Europe including Budapest and Bucharest. To ensure your complete comfort and convenience weve tried to include everything you could think of in your Avalon Waterways cruise, from your exclusive home pick-up service to and from your home and complimentary wine served with dinner, to all on board tips and gratuities for the Cruise Director and crew, sightseeing with local guides and much more.
MS Avalon Luminary Our welcoming crew

Finally and most importantly, you can book your holiday with confidence knowing that we are members of ABTA and our flight inclusive packages are protected by ATOL, so you can rest assured that your holiday is fully protected. For more information on our 2013 cruise portfolio call 0800 668 1843 or visit our website www.avaloncruises.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon. Best wishes Alan MacLean Managing Director, Avalon Waterways
Enjoy a drink onboard

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Explore Europe's rivers...


HOLLAND
Volendam Hoorn Amsterdam Edam Keukenhof Utrecht Rotterdam Arnhem Kinderdijk Keukenhof Schoonhoven Middleburg Veere Bruges Ghent Antwerp Brussels

Rhine

GERMANY

Cologne

Normandy Beaches Le Havre

Maastricht Boppard Rdesheim Frankfurt Wertheim Bamberg Prague Rouen Bernkastel Wrzburg Zell Mainz Main Remich Main Seine Les Andelys Moselle Trier Mannheim Miltenberg Danube Nuremberg CZECH REPUBLIC Giverny Conflans Vernon Canal Saar Heidelberg Auvers-sur-Oise Kitzingch Speyer Regensburg Paris Saint Germain-en-Laye Rhine Neckar SLOVAKIA Strasbourg Danube Drnstein Passau Krems Grein Linz Bratislava Vienna Munich Melk Breisach FRANCE Salzburg Basel Zrich Budapest Inn Sane

BELGIUM Koblenz Cochem LUXEMBOURG

Chalon-sur-Sane Tournus Mcon Lyon

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY
Pecs Mohcs Kalocsa

Rhne
Vienne Tournon

Rhne
Viviers

Danube
Novi Sad Belgrade

CROATIA

Osijek Vukovar

Sava
Avignon Arles Port St Louis

SERBIA
Cte dAzur

The Rhine
Flowing from the Swiss Alps to Hollands North Sea, the Rhine is one of the most important rivers in Europe, perhaps most famous for its legendary Lorelei Rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks.

The Main
Winding across Central Germany, the River Main is formed by the joining of the Red Main and the White Main, meeting the River Rhine at the town of Mainz.

The Danube
As Europes second longest river the Danube spans central and eastern Europe, starting in Germany's Black Forest and passing through or along the borders of 10 countries.

The Moselle
Flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany, the Moselle is known for the excellent wines produced along its banks as well as for its picturesque medieval castles.

The Rhne
An important inland trade and transportation route since Greek times, the Rhne flows south to the Mediterranean, winding through the orchards and vineyards of the fertile Rhne Valley.

The Seine
The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It is one of Europes great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.

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Contents
Why cruise with Avalon ............................................................ 6 NEW for 2013 .......................................................................... 8 Home pick-up service & flexible travel options....................... 10 What you say & Journeys Club ............................................... 12 Our new ships, superb design & heritage................................ 14 Panoramic views & spacious amenities ................................... 16 The most attentive service....................................................... 18 Our largest staterooms ............................................................ 20 Exceptional cuisine................................................................. 22 Themed cruises....................................................................... 24 Customise your cruise ............................................................ 26

RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN & DANUBE


Romantic Rhine ............................................................ 27 Paris, Moselle & the Rhine ............................................ 31 The Upper Rhine to the City of Music ........................... 35 Central European Experience ........................................ 39 The Rhine & Moselle .................................................... 43 European Splendour ..................................................... 47 Magnificent Europe ...................................................... 51 Highlights of Germany - NEW ...................................... 55

ROMANIA
St Gheorgle Bucharest Cernavoda

Danube Delta

DANUBE
A Taste of the Danube................................................... 59 Austrian Highlights & Bavaria - NEW............................ 63 Capitals of Central Europe - NEW ................................. 67 The Legendary Danube................................................. 71 Balkan Discovery - NEW .............................................. 75 The Blue Danube Discovery ......................................... 79 Blue Danube to the Black Sea ...................................... 83 Grand Danube Cruise................................................... 87

Constanta Iron Gates Oltenita

Black Sea Canal


Varna

Vidin

Danube
Belogradchik

Rousse Svistov Veliko Trnovo

Arbabassi

BULGARIA

Black Sea

FRANCE, HOLLAND & FESTIVE CRUISES


Paris to Normandys Landing Beaches ........................... 91 Burgundy & Provence ................................................... 95 Grand France - NEW .................................................... 99 Tulip Time................................................................... 103 Tulips of Northern Holland - NEW.............................. 107 Festive Cruises ............................................................ 111
Deck plans - Avalon Visionary, Artistry II ............................... 116 Deck plans - Avalon Vista, Panorama, Expression .................. 118 Deck plans - Avalon Affinity, Felicity, Luminary .................... 120 Deck plans - Avalon Creativity, Scenery ................................ 122 Deck plans - Avalon Tranquility, Imagery .............................. 124 Booking Conditions .............................................................. 126 Holiday Information ............................................................. 128 FAQs, How to Book & Insurance .......................................... 130

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Why you should choose an

Avalon Cruise...

We have thought of everything


3Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3Fully packaged holiday with flights, transfers and port charges 385 years' experience of providing first class holidays 397% satisfaction rate from previous customers 3Gratuities for Cruise Director and Crew 3Services of a professional Cruise Director 3Moor in the heart of each destination you visit 3Europe's newest fleet, average age of just three years 3Five `Suite Ships with two full decks of Panorama Suites of 200 sq
ft, 30% larger than the industry standard 3Elegant and contemporary design with the very latest amenities 3Deluxe cruising, all outside staterooms with hotel-style beds 3Large deluxe staterooms, minimum of 172 sq ft, 15% larger than industry standard with most featuring French balconies 3Full board with complimentary free flowing wine, beers or soft drinks with dinner 3Complimentary soft drinks with lunch 3Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium Lavazza coffee and tea selection available all day at the self-service beverage station 3Open seating for all meals 3On board lectures, local entertainers, activities and evening piano music for your enjoyment 3Sightseeing with expert Local Guides 3Individual audio systems for all guided shore excursions 3English speaking crew 3Panoramic views from all public areas 3Complimentary Wi-Fi access 3Your holiday money is safe as we are members of ABTA & ATOL

Observation deck

Panorama lobby

"No hidden costs... with our holidays, everything is included." "Step into a world of elegant and contemprary design."

"Come and discover a cruise unlike any other."

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One of our chefs at a local market

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We never rest on our laurels, look what's NEW for


New suite ships

2013...

In order to offer you cruises unlike any other, we are constantly evolving the Avalon experience, adding intriguing features every year.

Due to high demand, Europes only fleet of suite ships is expanding again! This year, the gorgeous Avalon ExpressionSM and Avalon Artistry II will grace the legendary waters of the Danube and Rhine rivers respectively.

Exciting new itineraries


Avalons innovative cruise options now include exhilarating journeys through northern Holland, Austria, Central Europe and Germany.

Culture & Cruise SM


Special on board experiences on every Avalon cruise enrich your adventure with local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts.

Choice of excursions
In addition to included sightseeing led by certified local guides, Avalon also offers the option of alternative sightseeing for guests who have different interests, or who have visited the area before.

Local entertainers

Dining options
We want your cruise to be just the way you want, so we offer you more dining options, including a variety of dining venues, la carte four-course dinners, a speciality dinner prepared by a local chef on every cruise, or you can sample the local cuisine on your own by dining on shore (on selected itineraries).

Sightseeing
We believe you should see the sights in the company of a certified local guide, in the way that best fits your style and preference. Drink in the sights in a relaxed way on our Leisurely Sightseeing tours. For a moderate pace, consider Traditional Sightseeing. Essential Sightseeing includes the major highlights, yet leaves plenty of time to explore on your own. Plus we offer maps and complimentary Nordic walking sticks so you can have a more active experience during your personal exploration.

Guest services
Whether you want to make dinner reservations for a certain local restaurant, book a taxi, get tickets to a special museum or cultural performance, or sign up for an optional guided cycling excursion, your ships friendly Guest Services staff can help.

Expert local guides

Culinary theme cruise


Discover the divine tastes and incredible flavours of northern France on our new Culinary Cruise. Choose from two cruise itineraries (see page 24 for more details).

"Let us do the thinking, while you do the enjoying."

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"Enjoy the benefits of our fabulous private door-to-door home pick-up service, at the start and the end of your holiday."

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Travel with ease, we have

it covered...

Private door-to-door home pick-up service & flexible travel options


Included from your doorstep...
For your convenience and comfort we include a private door-to-door home pick-up service* for you and your travelling companions at the beginning and end of your cruise. Your private car will take you from your home to your local international airport or Eurostar station and back again. You can look forward to the following benefits:

3Chauffeur driven, Mercedes E Class or similar 3Exclusively for you and your travelling companions 3Cars are fully equipped and air-conditioned for your comfort 3Experienced drivers will load and unload your luggage for you 3You can choose to be picked up from your home address or an
alternative for your convenience 3The driver will telephone 48 hours before to confirm a suitable time to pick you up 3You will be collected from your home and taken to the terminal entrance 3On your return, you will be met by your driver in the arrivals area and escorted to the car for your journey home
* This service is available if you live within 75 miles of your chosen international airport or Eurostar station. If you live further than 75 miles by road from the airport or station you can still take advantage of the service by paying for the excess mileage at 1.70 per car, per mile. Mileage is calculated using the quickest route on www.theaa.co.uk. This service is only applicable to the UK mainland.
British Airways Club Europe cabin

For a truly memorable experience, why not upgrade?


Whether it is a holiday of a lifetime or you want to travel in greater comfort and luxury, ask your Avalon Specialist for more details about upgrading your flight. If you upgrade to Club Europe with British Airways you will receive high levels of comfort and excellent service. You will speed through the airport with separate check-in and Fast Track security at London Heathrow. Enjoy time in the BA airport lounge with complimentary snacks, drinks including a wide selection of wines. On board enjoy good food, wine and more personal space in the separate Club Europe cabin where you are guaranteed a window or aisle seat. Please call us for more details.

Holidays via Eurostar...


As an alternative to flying, why not enjoy travelling to your destination by rail. We offer the following holidays by Eurostar: Paris, Moselle & the Rhine Grand France Paris to Normandys Landing Beaches Tulip Time Burgundy & Provence Tulips of Northern Holland There is also the option to combine rail and air travel, please call for details. All carriages are fully air-conditioned and all seats have a footrest and reading lamp. Standard class passengers can purchase snacks, light meals and drinks at the buffet bar carriages. Alternatively, upgrade to Standard Premier and enjoy: Dedicated carriage Complimentary light meal with drinks served at your seat Large, comfortable reclining seats Newspapers and magazines available Supplements start from 130 per person return, subject to availability. Please call us for further details.

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Discover what our delighted

customers have to say...


Why is it that our guests have awarded Avalon Waterways a satisfaction rating of 97%? What were the highlights of their holiday? Would they choose to cruise with us again? Below is just a small selection of the glowing feedback we have received for our luxury river cruises. Margareta C Peppercorn "Our cabin was delightful, the facilities and food could not be bettered and, above all, the attitude and organisation of our Cruise Director meant that we had a really wonderful yet relaxing trip which certainly ticked all the boxes." Mrs Kathleen Gibson "We could not fault the hospitality, friendliness and the warmth of the welcome of the crew." Yvonne & Frank Aylard "We had such a holiday it was perfect. Absolutely nothing to complain about, but everything to praise, from the day we first contacted you to book, to the day we were deposited back home by one of your excellent drivers. EVERYTHING was perfect." Mr Colin Storton "The food was superb, simply superb with plenty of choice, and the staff were exceptional; nothing was too much trouble." Mr Thomas Coutts-Britton "The intimacy of the boat created a family atmosphere and the day by day free seating dining arrangements meant that by the day we disembarked, we were leaving many friends. This was a truly magnificent cruise."

Avalon Waterways Journeys Club


We are delighted to introduce Journeys Club, our complimentary membership scheme created exclusively for loyal Avalon Waterways customers. As a valued Journeys Club member, you can look forward to a range of exclusive on board benefits, as well as the special offers we have arranged with carefully selected Journeys Club partners. Here are just some of the rewards you can enjoy with your Journeys Club membership, from your second Avalon Waterways cruise onwards: 100 discount on future bookings Extended exclusive home pick-up service up to 100 miles from your departure airport or Eurostar station Fresh fruit plate in your stateroom Exclusive Member on board cocktail reception A continental breakfast delivered to your room one morning for each week of your cruise Discounted magazine subscriptions and wine club offers For more information, visit the Journeys Club section of our website: www.avaloncruises.co.uk/jclub

Introduce a friend or relative to Avalon Waterways river cruising and you will both receive a 100 holiday voucher
We know that many of you are so pleased with your award-winning Avalon cruise and the superb service that we offer, that you often recommend us to your family and friends. If you take the time to share your experience with friends or relatives and recommend them to us, you could both receive a special thank you bonus. Provide us with details of a friend or relative who has not previously travelled with us, and as long as they book within 90 days of your recommendation, not only will you receive a 100 Avalon Waterways voucher but your friend or relative will also save 100 off their first Avalon Waterways cruise. To claim your bonus, call our cruise specialists and quote FRIEND4.

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"We pride ourselves on having the youngest fleet of ships on Europes rivers."

Avalon's new "Suite Ships"

Artisitry II & Expression

Royal Suite, Avalon Panorama

Bar, Avalon Panorama

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Our newest ships and


Europe's youngest fleet

finest craftsmanship...

Here at Avalon Waterways, we pride ourselves on having the youngest fleet of ships on Europes rivers - averaging just three years in age, compared to the industry average of seven years. As we regularly add brand new ships to the fleet, we are able to offer our guests the very latest ship design and innovative technology, including enhanced soundproofing and the highest standard of features and services.

The Avalon fleet

3Avalon ExpressionSM (2013) 3Avalon Artistry II (2013) 3Avalon VisionarySM (2012) 3Avalon VistaSM (2012) 3Avalon PanoramaSM (2011) 3Avalon LuminarySM (2010) 3Avalon FelicitySM (2010) 3Avalon AffinitySM (2009) 3Avalon CreativitySM (2009) 3Avalon Scenery (2008) 3Avalon Tranquility (2007) 3Avalon Imagery (2007)

Avalon's fleet of Suite Ships


Like the very rivers we cruise on, Avalon Waterways is continually moving forward. It is this approach that inspired us to create a completely new class of ships designed with your comfort in mind, that are revolutionising river cruising itself. Launched in May 2011, the Avalon Panorama became Avalons introductory Suite Ship - the first of its kind in the industry. The Avalon Vista and Avalon Visionary followed in 2012, whilst in 2013, the stunning Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression will grace the legendary waters of the Rhine and Danube rivers, respectively. A Panorama Suite on Avalons Suite Ships comes fully appointed to give you the very best of river cruising. You will discover the remarkably large living space - a full 30% larger than the industry standard. A full-size seating area is spacious enough to host a private cocktail party with new friends, whilst you will be mesmerised by the amazing views from your wall-to-wall panoramic window, enjoying how the unique openair balcony does not detract from your indoor space in any way. Even the placement of the bed is innovative, so that the last thing you will see at night and the first thing you will see the next morning, is the magnificent passing riverscape.

Royal Suite bathroom, Avalon Panorama

Club Lounge, Avalon Panorama

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"Wherever you are on board, large sweeping windows greet you at every turn."

Club Lounge, Avalon Scenery

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Panoramic views and


It's all in the detail

spacious designs...

Perhaps it is our Swiss heritage that gives us our passion for details, but we are the only river cruise operator that is personally involved from ship design to delivery, and every point in between. From meticulous millwork to hand-applied finishes, from designer lighting to enhanced soundproofing throughout the ship, our ships are thoughtfully designed and appointed with material known for their quality, beauty and functionality. We dedicate ourselves to the details so that you can enjoy the best river cruise experience possible.

Spectacular views
With Avalon, you never miss out because we have designed our ships with a panoramic view at every turn. From an elegant dining room and bistros to the spacious Sky Deck and state-of-the-art fitness centres, Avalon ships are designed to deliver every riverbank vineyard, medieval castle and quaint village right to you. Even in the privacy of your Deluxe Stateroom or Suite, you will enjoy a floating room with a view.

Built with your comfort in mind


Stretch out and relax as there is plenty of space to do so on your Avalon ship. Thoughtfully designed to provide the most space of any river cruise ship, whether you find yourself in the Sky Bistro, Panorama Lounge, Observation Lounge or wherever, you will find plenty of seating and cozy spots to relax and take it all in. And as you move effortlessly through the open floorplans, you will enjoy more room to immerse yourself in the wonders of your adventure.
Panorama dining room

3Spacious, open-seating restaurant 3Sky Deck with shade system and premium lounge chairs 3Sky Deck Jacuzzi (most ships) 3Self-service hot drinks centre with complimentary tea and
premium coffee 3Lounges with first-class bar serving premium spirits 3Complimentary Wi-Fi access, internet centre and access to iPad* mobile digital devices (Royal Suites only) 3Fitness centre 3Well-stocked library 3Hairdressing salon 3Non-smoking interior
*iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc
Observation lounge

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Cruise Director happy to help

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The most attentive service, from

start to finish...

Our friendly specialists are here to help


From the moment you speak to our knowledgeable and friendly Avalon Specialists, you will be in safe hands. They will guide you through our wide range of itineraries and all the options available for your holiday with us. All our Specialists have sailed on an Avalon Waterways cruise and are fully trained so they can answer any queries you may have. Call us FREE on 0800 668 1843 to plan your cruise: 9am to 6pm on weekdays, 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

At your service
From the moment you step on board your Avalon river cruise ship, an English speaking crew extends a warm welcome, delivering a personal service throughout your journey. The Cruise Director is readily available to help you make the most of each day, providing informative commentary as you pass through interesting landscapes, and Guest Services is at your disposal to help make your time on board and on shore perfect. It is this commitment to premium service that has earned us a 97% satisfaction rating.

One of our Avalon Specialists

Our Local Guides, ready to open up a world of interest


Avalons river cruise itineraries have been carefully designed so that guests experience the famous highlights of each destination. A great range of included sightseeing excursions as well as optional excursions on each cruise brings places to life with the help of knowledgeable Certified Local Guides providing fascinating commentary. We also provide all of our guests with individual personal headsets so you wont miss a single word. We even give you a handy destination guidebook to really get the most out of your tour.

Sightseeing at just the right pace


Sightseeing should never be 'one size fits all'. Everyone like to see the sights in different ways, so we have developed three sightseeing pace options to choose from: Leisurely Sightseeing - A Certified Local Guide shows you the destinations highlights in a relaxed and leisurely way. Traditional Sightseeing - Led by a Certified Local Guide, you will explore a wide range of sights at a moderate pace. Essential Sightseeing - This orientation shows you the must-see sights, with plenty of time to explore on your own.

Explore on your own


Feel like discovering a destination on your own? Your on board Guest Services are happy to help you make a dinner reservation on shore, get tickets to the opera or a local cultural performance, or book a taxi so you can visit a friend or just explore further afield. For an even more active experience on shore, consider the complimentary use of a Nordi walking stick.

"Our professional Cruise Directors have a great wealth of knowledge and many years of experience."

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"All Suites and all staterooms except Indigo deck, feature floor-to-ceiling sliding windows."

Avalon Suite, Avalon Creativity

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Largest staterooms,

beautifully appointed...
Making space & comfort a priority
When you want to experience the most of the passing scenery, nothing delivers like a Panorama Suite on the Avalon Panorama, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Vista, Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression. With two full decks of Panorama Suites all at 200 square feet and two Royal Suites at 300 square feet, you will enjoy the remarkably large living space and the impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window creating a unique open-air-balcony. On all of our other ships, all our deluxe staterooms are outside and are sized at a generous 172 square feet, the largest on Europes rivers and a full 15% larger than the industry standard.

Avalon Deluxe Staterooms & Suites include:

3Comfort Collection by AvalonSM, featuring premium mattress covers,


Egyptian super-combed cotton linens & European style duvets 3A choice of soft or firm pillows 3A choice of bed configuration (twin beds or one queen) 3Nightly turn-down service 3Bedside tables with reading lamps 3Large floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in all Deluxe Staterooms & Suites (except Indigo Deck) 3French balconies in most Deluxe Staterooms & Suites 3A fully equipped large private bathroom with full shower, and LOccitane bath products 3Large three-door wardrobe with shelved storage space 3Under-bed luggage storage 3Flat screen satellite TV with film channels 3Alarm clock 3Writing desk/dressing table with chair and table 3Direct-dial telephone 3Complimentary Wifi access 3Bathrobes and slippers 3Hairdryer 3A minibar with complimentary bottled water 3Safe 3Individual climate control 3Continental breakfast and drinks service available

Deluxe Stateroom bathroom

Panorama & Royal Suites include all the above, plus:

3Wall-to-wall panoramic window measuring 11-feet wide 3Wall-to-wall panoramic window opens to transform the living space into a
large open-air balcony 3Open-air balcony with full six-person seating area 3A choice of bed configuration - twins or one queen or one king (Royal Suite only) 3Designer bathroom with full shower, marble countertops, large mirror, night lighting 3Complimentary use of iPad mobile digital devices* (Royal Suites only)
*iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc

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"Chef inspired regional and classic dishes are prepared using the freshest local ingredients."

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Exceptional cuisine, plenty

of choice...

You travel the world to experience exciting new things and with Avalon, cuisine is part of the journey. Avalon makes mealtime a wonderful part of the adventure with the type of variety and choice you will truly savour.

Engaging venues
Breakfast, lunch and four-course dinner in an elegant dining room surrounded by panorama windows. A grilled al fresco lunch with new friends at the Sky Bistro. A light dinner on all Suite Ships, featuring regional specialities and wines in the charming Panorama Bistro. Avalon offers all of these dining options which we never charge extra for - with Avalon it is all included.

A la carte dining
Avalon offers so many choices that la carte dining is the perfect way to describe it. Our vast variety at dinner includes your choice of appetizers, salads, main courses, and cheeses or dessert, an approach that lets you enjoy your favourite dishes or try new local recipes.

Special culinary offerings


In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, Avalon offers an assortment of special offerings. Toast the start of your grand river cruise adventure at our five-course welcome dinner. Meet your ships captain and socialise with fellow passengers at a Captains reception with complimentary sparkling wine and canaps. Return to the ship after a full day of sightseeing and relax with afternoon tea. Join on board tastings to experience the fine foods and wines from the region you are travelling through.

Culture through cuisine


We not only help you immerse yourself in your destination, we also help you enjoy unforgettable local cuisines on board our ships. Some of Europes most highly skilled chefs craft meals from local ingredients. Every dinner includes a local speciality dish and complimentary regional wines, with fresh breads made available from local bakeries. In some cities, there is even time for you to strike out on your own and dine on shore.

Local chefs
On every Avalon cruise, we bring a local chef on board to prepare a special dinner that offers additional insight into the culture of your destination. Signature dishes are made from the freshest local ingredients and paired with the perfect regional wines; you even have the opportunity to interact with the chef. It all results in an unforgettable evening.

Avalon Dining choices

3Captains reception with sparkling wine and canaps 3Special Welcome dinner and five course Farewell dinner 3Daily Early-Riser or Late-Riser breakfasts 3Full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station 3Complimentary juices and sparkling wine with breakfast/soft drinks with
lunch

3Sky Bistro on Sky Deck 3Full buffet lunch with pasta and carving stations 3Buffets offering healthy option style options 3Afternoon tea served with tea, coffee and cakes 3Four course dinners with seasonal cuisine using the freshest local
ingredients

3Complimentary regional wines, beer or soft drinks and coffee or tea


with dinners

3Room service available featuring continental breakfast and drinks 3Night Fare buffet served at 10.30pm

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A choice of cruises with

a theme...

If you have a special interest in wine, jazz or classical music, fine art or politics, our specially packaged themed cruises are the perfect way of capturing the true essence and culture of a European destination. Enhance your personal knowledge with expert onboard presentations and all at no extra cost.

Wine Appreciation Cruises


Expand your wine appreciation skills on our Wine Cruises with advice from a distinguished expert before visiting a wine village for wine tasting to test your new-found knowledge. Paris, Moselle & the Rhine: 2 August & 25 October. See page 31 The Legendary Danube: 30 & 31 October. See page 71 Burgundy & Provence: 27 October. See page 95 Grand France: 22 October. See page 99

Jazz & Music Cruises


Jazz enthusiasts will love the exciting atmosphere of Viennes Jazz Festival, an annual event on the world jazz scene. Or classical musical lovers can explore Mozarts hometown of Salzburg, enjoy a delightful Strauss concert in beautiful Vienna and an organ recital in Melk. Magnificent Europe - Music Cruise: 30 October. See page 51 Burgundy & Provence/Grand France - Jazz Cruise: 1 July. See page 95/99

Art & Impressionist Cruise


Appreciate art as never before on this special cruise. In Paris, a local expert guides you through Muse dOrsay to see its incredible collection of masterpieces. Explore the Chteau dAuvers for a voyage to the heart of the paintings by Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Monet. Marvel at Rouens lovely catherdral to discover what made this a favourite subject for Monet. Also visit the Muse des Beaux-Arts Andr Malraux in Le Havre, admire works by artists at Monmartres Palce du Terte, and attend special onboard art lectures from a local art expert. Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches/Grand France: 13 August. See page 91/99

NEW - Culinary Cruise


Foodies will love this new themed cruise in northern France. An expert chef will dazzle you with regional specialities and cooking tips. There will be cider and wine tastings, visits to a distillery and cheese producing farm. Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches: 29 October. See page 91 Grand France: 21 October. See page 99

Jewish Heritage Cruise


Discover Europes monuments, museums and traditions significant to Jewish history. The Blue Danube Discovery: 24 October. See page 79

"Enhance your personal knowledge with our expert onboard presentations."

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Great ways to customise your

cruise...

To make your holiday more personalised, we have various options for you to choose from
Flexible Holiday Packages
If our brochure itinerary does not quite fit with your plans, just talk to your Avalon Specialist. You can choose to make your own way and not take our travel options with a reduction to the price of your holiday; or just take the cruise part of the holiday. Also where there are hotel nights in the package, you can even reduce the number of hotel nights or add more, please call for more details.

Celebration Packages
Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while on holiday? To make your day even more special why not add one of our celebration packages? Packages include a card, sparkling wine, flowers, chocolates and a fruit plate; cake and a special reserved table at dinner and even a private cocktail reception for six people.

Wedding Vow Renewal Packages


As part of our celebration packages, we can offer to renew your wedding vows onboard your ship. Enjoy an intimate ceremony with your Cruise Director as the Master of Ceremonies toasting the happy couple. Please call for more details.

Drinks Packages
For your convenience, we offer drinks packages which you can book prior to your cruise. Choose from packages with or without alcohol.

"Let Avalon Waterways help you celebrate a special occasion, with one of our special touches."

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Romantic Rhine
8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
STRASBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral HEIDELBERG Castle photo-stop MAINz Visit Gutenberg Museum RDESHEIM Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum RHINE GORGE Cruise through the gorge KOBLENz Guided sightseeing COLOGNE Guided sightseeing AMSTERDAM Canal cruise WELCOME RECEpTION, CApTAINS RECEpTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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Neckar

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8 days ~ Amsterdam to Zrich


Gorge is an incredibly beautiful stretch of the river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rdesheim, enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg. Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germanys largest and most important wine town. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and after a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, head to Heidelberg, Germanys oldest university town. A photo-stop allows you to take pictures of the ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, before free time to explore. Day 6 Strasbourg. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber, and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available. Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest. Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germanys Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The region is best known for its cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Perhaps visit the workshop of a local wood carver and clock maker, or visit the open-air museum. Day 8 Basel zrich. Disembark and transfer to Zrich airport for your flight to the UK.

FRANCE

Strasbourg Breisach
Alsace

Rhine Black Forest

Basel

Zrich

SWITZERLAND

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Amsterdam. Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Amsterdam. Hollands capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700 year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafs and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. Afterwards, your river cruise ship sets sail for Cologne. Day 3 Cologne. Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Klsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 4 Koblenz Rhine Gorge Rdesheim. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The dramatic Rhine

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Your Cruise Itinerary

8 days ~ Zrich to Amsterdam


HOLLAND
Amsterdam
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Day 1 zrich Basel. Fly to Zrich where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship in Basel for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Strasbourg. SSituated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. A Local Guide will show you the noteworthy sights, including the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. Strasbourg is also home to the Kronenbourg Brewery. An optional excursion into the Alsace wine region is available. Day 3 Excursion to Heidelberg. Heidelberg is Germanys oldest university town. A photo-stop allows you to take pictures of the ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, and enjoy free time to explore. Day 4 Mainz Rdesheim. Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germanys largest and most important wine market. The Old Town has many interesting

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Cologne Rhine Rdesheim Koblenz Mainz
Main

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shops, tearooms and restaurants, and a fountain on the Schillerplatz is decorated with scenes of the famous carnival held there every year. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and youll visit the Gutenberg Museum. The pretty little town of Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town here enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day 5 Rhine Gorge Koblenz. Downstream from Rdesheim is the dramatic Rhine Gorge, an incredibly beautiful stretch of river dotted with fairytale castles. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Day 6 Cologne. Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germanys largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of Colognes magnificent gothic cathedral, which took more than 600 years to build, dominate the skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Alternatively, the Old Town abounds with taverns, cafs and shops. Day 7 Amsterdam. Hollands capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700 year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafs and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. Day 8 Amsterdam. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the price


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Dept. Code Ship Category E 07 Apr WAZ1Q Felicity 1755 14 Apr WA7ZQ Artistry II 1855 15 Apr WAZ8Q Affinity 1855 21 Apr WAZ1Q Felicity 1985 28 Apr WA7ZQ Artistry II 2039 29 Apr WAZ8Q Affinity 2039 05 May WAZ1Q Felicity 2115 private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 12 May WA7ZQ Artistry II 2115 19 May WAZ1Q Felicity 2115 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement 26 May WA7ZQ Artistry II 2115 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river 02 Jun WAZ1Q Felicity 2139 WA7ZQ Artistry II 2155 views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French09 Jun in most staterooms balcony 16 Jun WAZ1Q Felicity 2155 All meals on board including full breakfast, lunch, and23 Jun with WA7ZQ European wines, and a choice of dinner quality Artistry II 2155 30 Jun WAZ1Q Felicity 2055 teas and coffees throughout the day 07 Jul WA7ZQ Artistry II 2055 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 14 Jul WAZ1Q Felicity 2055 21 Jul WA7ZQ Artistry II 2055 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 28 Jul WAZ1Q Felicity 2055 04 Aug WA7ZQ Artistry II 2055 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 11 Aug WAZ1Q Felicity 2055 WA7ZQ Artistry II 2055 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 18 Aug 25 Aug WAZ1Q Felicity 2075 WA7ZQ Artistry II 2179 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell 01 Sep dinner 08 Sep WAZ1Q Felicity 2179 15 Sep WA7ZQ Artistry II 2179 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 22 Sep WAZ1Q Felicity 2179 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes 29 Sep WA7ZQ Artistry II 2065 06 Oct WAZ1Q Felicity 2045 13 Oct WA7ZQ Artistry II 1975 20 Oct WAZ1Q Felicity 1945 27 Oct WA7ZQ Artistry II 1865

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Amsterdam to Zurich
Dept. 07 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 21 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 05 May 12 May 19 May 26 May 02 Jun 09 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jun 07 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 04 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Aug 01 Sep 08 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 06 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct Code WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ8Q WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ8Q WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ WAZ1Q WA7ZQ
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Zurich to Amsterdam

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Avalon Felicity Stateroom

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct*

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 130 105 130 130 140 115 130 140 125 100 125 150

Dept. Code Ship Category E 14 Apr WZA9Q Felicity 1865 21 Apr WZ3AQ Artistry II 1985 22 Apr WZA8Q Affinity 1985 28 Apr WZA9Q Felicity 2035 05 May WZ3AQ Artistry II 2115 12 May WZA9Q Felicity 2115 19 May WZ3AQ Artistry II 2115 26 May WZA9Q Felicity 2115 02 Jun WZ3AQ Artistry II 2155 09 Jun WZA9Q Felicity 2155 16 Jun WZ3AQ Artistry II 2155 23 Jun WZA9Q Felicity 2155 30 Jun WZ3AQ Artistry II 2045 07 Jul WZA9Q Felicity 2045 14 Jul WZ3AQ Artistry II 2045 21 Jul WZA9Q Felicity 2045 28 Jul WZ3AQ Artistry II 2045 04 Aug WZA9Q Felicity 2045 11 Aug WZ3AQ Artistry II 2045 18 Aug WZA9Q Felicity 2045 25 Aug Artistry II StateroomWZ3AQ Upgrade supplements: 2069 01 Sep WZA9Q Felicity (Prices are per person) 2175 08 Sep WZ3AQ Artistry II 2175 Felicity, 15 Sep WZA9Q Felicity 2175 Category Deck Artistry II Affinity Artistry II 22 Sep WZ3AQ 2175 29 WZA9Q 2059 D Sep Indigo Felicity 90 06 Oct WZ3AQ Artistry 320 II 2035 B Sapphire 460 13 Oct WZA9Q Felicity 1975 A Oct Sapphire 490 20 Artistry 370 II StateroomWZ3AQ Upgrade supplements: 1935 P Oct Royal Felicity 430 are per person) 580 27 WZA9Q 1865 (Prices 03 Nov II 1749 Avalon/Royal WZ3AQ Suite Royal Artistry 750 980

Ship Felicity Artistry Affinity Felicity Artistry Affinity Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry Felicity Artistry

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Zurich to Amsterdam
Dept. 14 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 28 Apr 05 May 12 May 19 May 26 May 02 Jun 09 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jun 07 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 04 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Aug 01 Sep 08 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 06 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 03 Nov Code WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA8Q WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ WZA9Q WZ3AQ

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Zrich is approximately 1 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Amsterdam is direct and travel to/from Zrich is via Amsterdam Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

Felicity, Category Affinity Artistry II Sole Nights ExtraOccupancy Deck Sole nights can supplement from 695. Extra occupancy be Indigo in Zurich from 59 90 booked per D person per night and Amsterdam from 85 per person B Sapphire 320 460 Make your own way per night based on a twin room. If make your 370 A you would like to Sapphire own travel arrangements 490 to the ship, there will be a reduction of 165. P Royal 430 580 If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Amsterdam and fly Avalon/Royal Suite Royal for further details. 980 750 to/from Zurich, please ask Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Zurich from 59 per person per night and Amsterdam from 85 per person per night based on a twin room.

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Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 695. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 165. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Amsterdam and fly to/from Zurich, please ask for further details.

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Paris, Moselle & the rhine


10 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
ParIS Guided sightseeing ParIS-METZ Or METZ-ParIS By high-speed TGV train TrIEr Guided sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra BErNKaSTEL Guided walk, local marketplace; visit a wine cellar COCHEM Visit Reichsburg Castle rDESHEIM Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum rHINE GOrGE Cruise through the gorge COLOGNE Guided sightseeing aMSTErDaM Canal cruise WELCOME rECEPTION, CaPTaINS rECEPTION aND FarEWELL DINNEr

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Amsterdam

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10 days ~ Paris to Amsterdam
entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. Day 5 (Tue) Bernkastel. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved, half-timbered houses surrounding the beautiful market place. Wine growers in this area look after Germanys largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Before dinner, visit a local wine cellar and taste several of this regions varieties. Day 6 (Wed) Zell - Cochem. Enjoy a few hours of free time in the charming town of Zell before continuing to Cochem. Visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vine-covered hill. From here the views of the little town nestled below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Day 7 (Thu) rdesheim - rhine Gorge. Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Downstream from Rdesheim, the dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of the river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Day 8 (Fri) Cologne. Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germanys largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of the magnificent gothic cathedral dominate the skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum, next to the cathedral, is a must for history buffs. Alternatively, the Old Town abounds with taverns, cafs and shops. Try a Klsch, the favourite local beer, and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 9 (Sat) amsterdam. Hollands capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. There is plenty of free time for you to explore on your own. Your Cruise Director will have suggestions of how to make the most of your stay. Day 10 (Sun) amsterdam. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

GERMANY
Rhine
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Cologne

LUXEMBOURG

Cochem Rdesheim Zell Trier


Saar

Remich Metz Paris


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FRANCE

Moselle

Bernkastel

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 (Fri) Paris. Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel for two nights. Day 2 (Sat) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to the Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural masterpiece of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife including some of the worlds most famous cabarets. Day 3 (Sun) Paris - remich. This morning, board the high-speed TGV train for a swift, comfortable journey to Metz. From here, drive to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 (Mon) Trier. This venerable Episcopal city on the Moselle River is the oldest in Germany and some claim, even older than Rome. The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and it still gives access to the town centre. The Moselle is some 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and 32

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10 days ~ Amsterdam to Paris
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Sun) amsterdam. Travel to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Mon) amsterdam. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. There is plenty of free time to explore on your own. Your Cruise Director will have suggestions of how to make the most of your stay. Day 3 (Tue) Cologne. Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germanys largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of the magnificent gothic cathedral dominate the skyline, and the GermanoRoman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Alternatively, the Old Town abounds with taverns, cafs and shops. Try a Klsch, the favourite local beer, and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne.) Day 4 (Wed) rdesheim - rhine Gorge - Koblenz. Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Downstream from Rdesheim, the dramatic Rhine Gorge is an incredibly beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it was thought sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. Day 5 (Thu) Cochem. Today we sail up the Moselle River, which rises in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and enters Germany at Trier. Visit Cochems Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vineclad hill. From here the views of the little town nestled below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes
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Rhine

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Moselle

FRANCE

Bernkastel

obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Day 6 (Fri) Bernkastel. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved, half-timbered houses surrounding the beautiful market place. Wine growers in this area look after Germanys largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Before dinner, visit a local wine cellar and taste several of this regions varieties. Day 7 (Sat) Trier - remich. The venerable Episcopal city of Trier is the oldest in Germany and some claim, even older than Rome. A house on the marketplace bears the inscription, Trier was standing 1,300 years before Rome. The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and it still gives access to the town centre. Triers most famous son was socialist revolutionary Karl Marx. This afternoon, cruise to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Day 8 (Sun) remich - Paris. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Metz to board the high-speed TGV train for a swift and comfortable journey to Paris and two nights at Le Meridien Montparnasse or Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel. Day 9 (Mon) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to the Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife including some of the worlds most famous cabarets. Day 10 (Tue) Paris. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious facilities and river 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuitenights at the Hilton Arc views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms. 2
de Triomphe, Paris. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 all mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Paris. with quality European wines, and a choice of teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Paris to Amsterdam
Dept. 21 Jun 02 Aug* 13 Sep 25 Oct* Code WRA9Q WRA9Q WRA9Q WRA9Q
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Ship Luminary Luminary Luminary Luminary

Category E 2395 2329 2449 2229

*Wine Themed Cruise

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Amsterdam to Paris
Dept. 19 May 30 Jun 11 Aug 22 Sep Code WAR9Q WAR9Q WAR9Q WAR9Q

(Prices are per person)

Ship Luminary Luminary Luminary Luminary

Category E 2379 2345 2329 2449

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Luminary 320 370 430 750

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 945. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 185. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 524. Paris - Amsterdam: Arrive Remich Day 3 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Amsterdam Day 10 upon disembarkation. Amsterdam - Paris: Arrive Amsterdam Day 1 for embarkation at 3.30pm. Depart Remich Day 8 upon disembarkation. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Paris (not available for Cruise Only) from 135 per person per night and Amsterdam from 85 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Wine tasting on board

Wine Theme Cruise


Wine: The 2nd August and 25th October departures are offered as exclusive Wine Cruises and include special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Travel Options
Travel from
St Pancras Ebbsfleet Heathrow Birmingham Bristol Edinburgh Manchester Newcastle

Via
Brussels* Brussels* Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct

Operator
Eurostar Eurostar British Airways Air France/klm Air France/klm Air France/klm Air France/klm Air France/klm

Supps from
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The flight duration from Heathrow to Paris is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Paris (Gare du Nord) is approximately 2 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Amsterdam (Schipol) is approximately 4 hours. * Travel to/from Paris direct and travel to/from Amsterdam is via Brussels Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight and Eurostar upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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12 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
STRASBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral MANNHEIM Choice of excursion to Speyer or Heidelberg WERTHEIM Orientation WRZBURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishops Residenz BAMBERG Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal NUREMBERG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting REGENSBURG Guided sightseeing PASSAU Guided sightseeing MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey DRNSTEIN See the Stiftskirche VIENNA Guided sightseeing WELCOME RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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12 days ~ Zrich to Vienna
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Thu) Zrich Basel. Fly to Zrich where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship in Basel for 11 nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Fri) Strasbourg. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region, is influenced by the culture of both countries. It is also the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. A local guide will show you the highlights, such as the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France District, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg, with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. Strasbourg is also home to the Kronenbourg Brewery. An optional excursion into the Alsace region is available. Day 3 (Sat) Mannheim Mainz. After breakfast this morning, choose from an included guided excursion to either Germanys ancient imperial city of Speyer or to the university city of Heidelberg. Speyer, located on the left bank of the Rhine was a bishopric and boasts a Romanesque cathedral with six imposing towers and the finest and largest crypt in Germany. Four Holy Roman Emperors and four German kings are buried in the impressive Royal Vault. Heidelberg is Germanys oldest university town. A photo-stop allows you to take pictures of the imposing castle ruins, that are built of red sandstone and tower above the city. Rejoin your ship in Mainz and enjoy free time to explore this city on your own. Day 4 (Sun) Miltenberg Wertheim. Spend time at leisure this morning in charming Miltenberg, a picturesque Bavarian village that thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. Wertheim, situated at the confluence of the Tauber and Main Rivers, is known for its medieval town centre, castle, glass blowing and wine. Day 5 (Mon) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent Bishops Residenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day 6 (Tue) Bamberg. Enjoy a leisurely morning on board as you cruise gently up the Main River. This afternoon, arrive in medieval Bamberg, another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th-century mansions. Day 7 (Wed) Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician housesall explained by a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. Before dinner well introduce you to some of Germanys famous beers. Day 8 (Thu) Regensburg. Cruise through picturesque Altmhltal to Regensburg, one of Germanys best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights
GERMANY
Wertheim Mainz Mannheim Speyer
Rh ine

Wrzburg Bamberg
Main Main-Danube Canal

Miltenberg Heidelberg
Neckar

Strasbourg

Nuremberg Regensburg Passau Drnstein Linz

FRANCE
Basel

Danube

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Salzburg

Melk

Vienna

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

Bamberg

included on your guided tour this afternoon include the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria - gates to the Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town and one of Bavarias cultural centres. It is here that you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Day 9 (Fri) Passau Linz. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St Stephens Cathedral houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Rejoin your ship in Linz. Day 10 (Sat) Melk Drnstein. Today is dedicated to the beautiful and romantic Wachau Valley, where many excellent Austrian wines are grown and produced. This morning, visit Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. Later, lounge on the Sky Deck with a glass of white wine as you cruise to Drnstein, whose baroque blue and white Stiftskirche stands right on the river bank. Explore on your own or choose from a range of optional excursions. Day 11 (Sun) Vienna. Also known as the City of Music, Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral on your included city tour with a local guide. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrdel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 12 (Mon) Vienna. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with 3 11 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious French balcony hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Zurich to Vienna
Dept. 30 May 18 Jul 26 Sep Code WZV9Q WZV9Q WZV9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Affinity Affinity Affinity

Category E 2855 2809 2809

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Affinity 490 530 630 1130

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1179. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 190. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Zurich from 59 per person per night and Vienna from 69 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 150 115 155 155 185 150 165 180 165 115 165 185

Avalon lounge bar

The flight duration from Heathrow to Zrich is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Central European Experience


12 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
PARIS Guided sightseeing PARIS-METZ OR METZ-PARIS By high-speed TGV train TRIER Guided sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra COCHEM Visit Reichsburg Castle RHINE GORGE Cruise through the gorge RDESHEIM Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum MILTENBERG Guided sightseeing WRZBURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishops Residenz BAMBERG Guided sightseeing, Old Town Hall PRAGUE Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit Hradcany Castle grounds WELCOME RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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12 days ~ Paris to Prague
2 Prague

GERMANY
Koblenz Cochem Trier Paris Metz
2

Rdesheim Wrzburg Bamberg Main


7

Moselle

Miltenberg Bernkastel Nuremberg


Rhine

Main Danube Canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

claim, even older than Rome. The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town centre. See the highlights on your included tour. This afternoon, cruise to the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses surrounding the beautiful market place. Day 5 (Tue) Cochem Koblenz. Visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vine-clad hill. From here the views of the town of Cochem nestled down below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. Day 6 (Wed) Rhine Gorge Rdesheim. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of the river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town - enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day 7 (Thu) Miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall shown to you during your guided walk. This evening enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality.

Day 8 (Fri) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by vineyard clad hills. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is included. Day 9 (Sat) Bamberg. Another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 10 (Sun) Nuremberg Prague. After breakfast, disembark and drive to Prague, the 'Golden City', crossing the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest. You will stay for two nights at the Hilton Hotel, Prague. Day 11 (Mon) Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. Straddling the Vltava River, its domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlight the skyline. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns astronomical clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director can suggest things to do. Day 12 (Tue) Prague. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 (Fri) Paris. Fly to Paris where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel for two nights. Day 2 (Sat) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife, including some of the worlds best cabaret show. Day 3 (Sun) Paris Remich. This morning, board the high-speed TGV train for a swift, comfortable journey to Metz, then drive to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where your cruise ship is docked on the Moselle River. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. The Moselle River is 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. Day 4 (Mon) Trier Bernkastel. This venerable Episcopal city is the oldest in Germany and, some

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Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Fri) Prague. Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton Hotel for two nights. Day 2 (Sat) Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns astronomical clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director can suggest things to do. Day 3 (Sun) Prague Nuremberg. After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 (Mon) Bamberg. A beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 5 (Tue) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz is included. Day 6 (Wed) Miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall shown to you during your guided walk. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality. Day 7 (Thu) Rdesheim Rhine Gorge Koblenz. Pretty Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town - enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of the river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. The Moselle River is 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. Day 8 (Fri) Cochem. Visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vine-clad hill. From here the views of the town of Cochem nestled below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Day 9 (Sat) Trier Remich. This venerable Episcopal city is the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome. The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town centre. See the highlights on your included tour before cruising to Remich, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Day 10 (Sun) Remich Paris. After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and drive to Metz to board the high-speed TGV train for a swift and comfortable journey to Paris. Your hotel for two nights in Paris is the Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel. Day 11 (Mon) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum, with its glass pyramid as a contrast to the Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural masterpiece of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife, including some of the worlds most famous cabaret shows.
Koblenz Cochem Paris Metz
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GERMANY
Rdesheim Wrzburg Bamberg Main
Main Danube Canal
2 Prague

Moselle

Trier Remich Miltenberg


Rhine

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

Nuremberg

Prague

Rdesheim

Wrzburg

Day 12 (Tue) Paris. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement accommodation in a spacious facilities and 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuitenights at Hiltonriver de views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms. 2 Arc
Triomphe in Paris and 2 nights at the Hilton Hotel in Prague. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Paris and Prague. European wines, and a choice of teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Paris to Prague
Dept. 24 May 05 Jul 16 Aug 27 Sep Code WRN9Q WRN9Q WRN9Q WRN9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Luminary Luminary Luminary Luminary


(Prices are per person)

Category E 2625 2585 2579 2625

Prague to Paris
Dept. 14 Jun 26 Jul 06 Sep 18 Oct Code WNR9Q WNR9Q WNR9Q WNR9Q

3 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours

Ship Luminary Luminary Luminary Luminary

Category E 2655 2595 2675 2509

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Luminary 320 370 430 750

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1079. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 180. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Paris and fly to/from Prague, please ask for further details. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 914. Paris - Prague: Arrive Remich Day 3 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Nuremberg Day 10 upon disembarkation. Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10am. Prague - Paris: Arrive Nuremberg Day 3 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Remich Day 10 upon disembarkation.

Avalon Luminary Suite

Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Paris (not available for Cruise Only) from 135 per person per night and Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Birmingham Manchester

Via
Direct Direct* Direct*

Airline
British Airways Air France Air France

Supps from
Nil 55 55

The flight duration from Heathrow to Paris is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Paris is direct and travel to/from Prague is via Paris Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details

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13 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
AmSTErDAm Canal Cruise VOLENDAm Orientation EDAm Guided sightseeing KINDErDIJK Windmills visit COLOGNE Guided walk KOBLENZ Guided walk BErNKASTEL Guided walk, local marketplace; visit a wine cellar TrIEr Guided sightseeing COCHEm Visit Reichsburg Castle rHINE GOrGE Cruise through the gorge rDESHEIm Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum mAINZ Visit the Gutenberg Museum HEIDELBErG Castle photo-stop STrASBOUrG Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral BrEISACH Excursion to the Black Forest WELCOmE rECEpTION, CApTAINS rECEpTION AND FArEWELL DINNEr

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Volendam Edam Amsterdam

HOLLAND

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GERMANY

Kinderdijk
Rhine

13 days ~ Zrich to Amsterdam


town. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and a visit to the Museum is included. Day 5 (Fri) rdesheim rhine Gorge. Rdesheim is a perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town. Enjoy an included visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. After lunch, cruise through the impressive Rhine Gorge, one of the most beautiful and dramatic stretches of the river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Day 6 (Sat) Bernkastel. In the heart of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses and beautiful market place. Wine growers in this area look after Germanys largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Visit a local wine cellar and taste several of this regions varieties. Day 7 (Sun) remich Konz. Excursion to Trier. After breakfast, your ship docks briefly in Remich for those who would like to join an optional excursion to Luxembourg. Alternatively, continue cruising to picturesque Konz, a wine-growing town at the confluence of the Saar and Moselle Rivers. A short drive takes you to the Episcopal city of Trier, the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome. The Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and gives access to the town centre. See this and more on the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Day 8 (mon) Cochem. Today, visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vine-clad hill. From here the views of Cochem town and the river valley below are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine.

LUXEMBOURG Trier
Remich

Cochem

Cologne Koblenz Rdesheim Mainz Main Heidelberg


Rhine
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Bernkastel

FRANCE

Strasbourg
Breisach Black Forest

Basel

Zrich

SWITZERLAND

Day 9 (Tue) Koblenz. Set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. The Moselle River is 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of north-eastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. Day 10 (Wed) Cologne. Capital of the Rhineland, Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of the gothic cathedral dominate the skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Alternatively, the Old Town abounds with taverns, cafs, and shops. Why not try a Klsch, the favourite local beer, or shop for a bottle of 4711, the original Eau de Cologne? Day 11 (Thu) Kinderdijk. This morning visit the quintessential Dutch town of Kinderdijk to admire its picturesque row of windmills on reclaimed polder land between the Rivers Lek and Noord. Today's visit explains the windmills' use as pumps to drain water from the polders in the 18th century. After free time, rejoin your ship and set sail for Volendam. Day 12 (Fri) Volendam Amsterdam. Excursion to Edam. North of Amsterdam and set on the Ijsselmeer, Volendam is and a lakeside town with a unique open harbour and a maze of fishermens houses built on poles. Continue to Edam, whose cheese of the same name has become famous worldwide and where cheese markets are still held in the summer months. The old town centre, especially the Kwakelsteeg, still has lovely characteristic Waterland houses. Rejoin your ship for a short jaunt to Amsterdam.There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. Day 13 (Sat) Amsterdam. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 (mon) Zrich Basel. Fly to Zrich, transfer to Basel and your cruise ship for 12 nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Tue) Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the FrenchGerman border, the gateway to Germanys Black Forest region is an area of unrivalled natural beauty with forests of thick pine trees. The region is best known for its cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Perhaps visit the workshop of a local wood carver and clock maker, or visit the open-air museum. Day 3 (Wed) Strasbourg. On the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both and is capital of the Alsace region as well as the seat of the European Parliament and Council of Europe. Highlights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available today. Day 4 (Thu) mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg. Head to Heidelberg, Germanys oldest university town. Enjoy a photo-stop at the ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, before free time to explore. Later rejoin your ship in Mainz, Germanys largest and most important wine 44

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Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Sat) Amsterdam. Fly to Amsterdam and transfer to your cruise ship for 12 nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Sun) Amsterdam Volendam. Excursion to Edam. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. An excursion takes you north of the city to Ijsselmeer and Volendam, a lakeside town with a unique open harbour and a maze of fishermens houses built on poles. Continue to Edam, whose cheese of the same name has become famous worldwide and where cheese markets are still held in the summer months. The old town centre, especially the Kwakelsteeg, still has lovely characteristic Waterland houses. Rejoin your ship, and this evening, cruise across Lake Ijsselmeer, the former Zuider Zee. Day 3 (mon) Kinderdijk. This morning visit Kinderdijk, a quintessential Dutch town, to admire its picturesque row of windmills. 19 splendid windmills stand on reclaimed polder land between the Rivers Lek and Noord. Today's visit explains the use of the windmills as pumps to drain water from the polders in the 18th century. After free time, rejoin your ship for lunch, and set sail for Cologne. Day 4 (Tue) Cologne. Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germanys largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of the magnificent gothic cathedral dominate the skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Alternatively, the Old Town abounds with taverns, cafs, and shops, where you may wish to try a Klsch, the favourite local beer, or shop for a bottle of 4711, the original Eau de Cologne. Day 5 (Wed) Koblenz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. The Moselle River is 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of north-eastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. Day 6 (Thu) Bernkastel. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses that surround the beautiful market place. Wine growers in this area look after Germanys largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Visit a local wine cellar and taste several of this regions varieties. Day 7 (Fri) Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier. Cruise throughout the morning to picturesque Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, arriving at lunchtime. A short ride takes you to the venerable Episcopal city of Trier, the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome. The Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and gives access to the town centre. See this and more on the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. After time at leisure, rejoin your ship and cruise towards Cochem. Day 8 (Sat) Cochem. Today, visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a vine-clad hill. From here the views of Cochem town and the river valley below are
Volendam Edam Amsterdam

HOLLAND
12

Kinderdijk
Rhine

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG Trier
Grevenmacher

Cochem

Cologne Koblenz Rdesheim Mainz Main Heidelberg


Rhine Black Forest

Bernkastel

FRANCE

Strasbourg
Breisach

Basel

Zrich

SWITZERLAND

Kinderdijk

splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Day 9 (Sun) rhine Gorge rdesheim. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is an incredibly beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Rdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town enjoy an included visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day 10 (mon) mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg. This morning your ship docks in Mainz, Germanys largest and most important wine town. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and after a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, head to Heidelberg, Germanys oldest university town. Enjoy a photo-stop at the ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, before free time to explore. Day 11 (Tue) Strasbourg. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available today. Day 12 (Wed) Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest. Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border is the gateway to Germanys Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The region is best known for its cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Perhaps visit the workshop of a local wood carver and clock maker, or visit the open-air museum. Day 13 (Thu) Basel Zrich. Disembark and transfer to Zrich airport for your flight to the UK.

Black Forest cuckoo clock

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The rhine & moselle

Included in the price


3 private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with 3 12 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious French balcony hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

Your Holiday prices


Amsterdam to Zurich
Dept. 18 May 06 Jul 14 Sep Code ARZ9Q ARZ9Q ARZ9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Affinity Affinity Affinity

Category E 2879 2909 3065

Zurich to Amsterdam
Dept. 06 May 24 Jun 02 Sep 28 Oct Code WZR9Q WZR9Q WZR9Q WZR9Q

(Prices are per person)

3 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours

Ship Affinity Affinity Affinity Affinity

Category E 2875 2939 3059 2599

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Affinity 540 590 720 1250

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1105. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 165. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Amsterdam and fly to/from Zurich, please ask for further details. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Amsterdam from 85 per person per night and Zurich from 59 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct*

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 130 105 130 130 115 130 140 125 100 125 150

Koblenz

The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Zrich is approximately 1 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Amsterdam is direct and travel to/from Zrich is via Amsterdam Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

Coffee in the Club Lounge


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European Splendour
13 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
AmSTErDAm Canal cruise COLOGNE Guided sightseeing rHINE GOrGE Cruise through the gorge rDESHEIm Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum mILTENBErG Guided sightseeing; baking demonstration WrZBUrG Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishops Residenz BAmBErG Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall NUrEmBErG Guided sightseeing mAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal rEGENSBUrG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting LINZ Guided walk GrEIN Guided walk DrNSTEIN Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche VIENNA Guided sightseeing WELCOmE rECEpTION, CApTAINS rECEpTION AND FArEWELL DINNEr

Cologne

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Avalon Imagery on the Danube Bend

HOLLAND
12

Amsterdam

European Splendour
13 days ~ Amsterdam to Vienna
Day 5 (Wed) miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality. Day 6 (Thu) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is included. Day 7 (Fri) Bamberg. Another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 8 (Sat) Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses - all explained by a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. Day 9 (Sun) regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town and one of Bavarias cultural centres. It is here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Before dinner youll be introduced to some of Germanys famous beers. Day 10 (mon) Linz Grein. Explore Linz with a Local Guide this morning. Rich in cuture, Linz is Austrias third largest city and an important river port. Composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. This afternoon, cruise to the attractive country resort of Grein, set at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle. Join a local expert for a guided walk to admire the turreted houses on the main square. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Salzburg or to Cesk Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Day 11 (Tue) Drnstein. Standing on the banks of the Danube, the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade is without a doubt the landmark of Drnstein. A Local Guide will take you on a walking tour of the town, set right in the heart of the glorious Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Day 12 (Wed) Vienna. Vienna, known as the City of Music, inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, the city has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your included tour. Take time to savour the sights and sounds, shop on the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 13 (Thu) Vienna. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

GERMANY
Rdesheim Wrzburg Main

Cologne
Rhine

Miltenberg

Bamberg

Nuremberg Danube Regensburg Drnstein Linz Grein Vienna

AUSTRIA

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 (Sat) Amsterdam. Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for 12 nights. This afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Sun) Amsterdam. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. This afternoon, there is time to explore or perhaps join an optional excursion before your ship sets sail for Cologne. Day 3 (mon) Cologne. Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Klsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 4 (Tue) rhine Gorge rdesheim. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is an incredibly beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rdesheim and enjoy free time to explore the Drosselgasse. 48

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13 days ~ Vienna to Amsterdam
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (mon) Vienna. Fly to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for 12 nights. This afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Tue) Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your included tour. Take your time to savour each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 3 (Wed) Drnstein Grein. Standing on the banks of the Danube, the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade is without a doubt the landmark of Drnstein. A Local Guide will take you on a walking tour of the town, set right in the heart of the glorious Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. This afternoon, cruise to the attractive country resort of Grein, set at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle. Join a local expert for a guided walk to admire the turreted houses on the main square. Day 4 (Thu) Grein Linz. Arriving before lunch, a Local Guide will acquaint you with the highlights of Linz, Austrias third-largest city and an important river port. Culture is an important part of life in Linz. Composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Alternatively, join a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Day 5 (Fri) regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the old town hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town and one of Bavarias cultural centres. It is here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen).
HOLLAND
Amsterdam
1

GERMANY
Cologne
Rhine

Rdesheim Wrzburg Main

Miltenberg

Bamberg

Nuremberg Regensburg Passau Grein


Danube

Wertheim

Drnstein
12

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Nuremberg

Day 6 (Sat) Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses - all explained by a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner sample some of Germanys famous beers. Day 7 (Sun) Bamberg. Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 8 (mon) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz is included. Day 9 (Tue) miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake the local soft cookie speciality. Day 10 (Wed) rdesheim rhine Gorge. Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rdesheim and enjoy free time to explore the Drosselgasse. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Day 11 (Thu) Cologne. Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Klsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 12 (Fri) Amsterdam. Hollands delightful 700 year old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age.

Vienna

rhine Gorge

Day 13 (Sat) Amsterdam. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the price


3 private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with 3 12 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious French balcony hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

Your Holiday prices


Amsterdam to Vienna
Dept. 18 May 22 Jun 27 Jul 05 Oct Code WAV9Q WAV4Q WAV9Q WAV9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Imagery Tranquility Imagery Imagery

Category E 2939 2985 2939 2885

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Vienna to Amsterdam
Dept. 06 May 15 Jul 19 Aug 23 Sep Code WVA9Q WVA9Q WVA5Q WVA9Q

(Prices are per person)

Ship Imagery Imagery Tranquility Imagery

Category E 2899 2919 2959 3109

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Imagery, Tranquility 590 640 770 1420

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1235. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 190. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Amsterdam and fly to/from Vienna, please ask for further details. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Amsterdam from 85 per person per night and Vienna from 69 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel Options
Fly from Via
Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct*

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 135 80 120 115 135 120 120 130 130 85 130 135

Avalon Tranquility Suite

Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. *Travel to/from Amsterdam is direct and travel to/from Vienna is via Amsterdam Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Magnificent Europe
15 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
AMSTErDAM Canal Cruise COLOGNE Guided sightseeing rHINE GOrGE Cruise through the gorge rDESHEIM Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum MILTENBErG Guided sightseeing; baking demonstration WrZBUrG Guided sightseeing; visit the Bishops Residenz BAMBErG Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal NUrEMBErG Guided sightseeing rEGENSBUrG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting PASSAU Guided sightseeing MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey DrNSTEIN Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche VIENNA Guided sightseeing BrATISLAVA Guided sightseeing, visit St Martins Cathedral BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion WELCOME rECEPTION, CAPTAINS rECEPTION AND FArEWELL DINNEr

Melk

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Wrzburg

HOLLAND
Amsterdam
14
Rhine

GERMANY

Magnificent Europe
SLOVAKIA
Bratislava
Danube

Cologne Rdesheim Miltenberg


Main

15 days ~ Amsterdam to Budapest


Regensburg Linz Drnstein

Bamberg Nuremberg

Wrzburg
Rhine

Passau

Salzburg

AUSTRIA

Melk Vienna Budapest

HUNGARY

Day 5 Miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall that you will see on your guided sightseeing tour. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality. Day 6 Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is included. Day 7 Bamberg. Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall, which straddles the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 8 Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nurembergs traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metalworking. Day 9 regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179AD. Before dinner, sample some of Germanys famous beers. Day 10 Passau Linz. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An

optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in the sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. Day 11 Melk Drnstein Vienna. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Vienna, known as the 'City of Music', inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. Day 12 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will see during your tour. Shop on the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. Tonight, an optional concert is available. Day 13 Bratislava. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin, should not be missed. Day 14 Budapest. Cosmopolitan Budapest spans the banks of the Danube and is connected by seven bridges linking ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church is among the impressive sights youll see on your included tour. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. Day 15 Budapest. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Amsterdam. Fly to Amsterdam where you will be transferred to your cruise ship for 14 nights. Before dinner, meet you crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Amsterdam. Hollands capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700 year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafs and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. After your included canal cruise, your ship sets sail for Cologne. Day 3 Cologne. Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Klsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 4 rhine Gorge rdesheim. Sail the dramatic Rhine Gorge and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rdesheim, enjoy a visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse. 52

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Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Budapest. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for 14 nights. This afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Budapest. Cosmopolitan Budapest spans the banks of the Danube and is connected by seven bridges linking ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church is among the impressive sights youll see on your included tour. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. Day 3 Bratislava. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin, should not be missed. Day 4 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will see during your tour. Shop on the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. Tonight, an optional concert is available. Day 5 Drnstein Melk. Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Continue through the Wachau Valley to Melk, whose magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening sample some of the famous wines of the region. Day 6 Linz Passau. Linz, Austrias third-largest town, straddles both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the sights of the popular film The Sound of Music. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Day 7 regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavarias cultural centres. It is here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Day 8 Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner, sample some of Germanys famous beers.

15 days ~ Budapest to Amsterdam


HOLLAND
Amsterdam
Rhine

GERMANY

Cologne Rdesheim Miltenberg Wrzburg


Rhine Main Bamberg

Nuremberg Passau Regensburg SLOVAKIA Linz Drnstein Bratislava Melk Vienna


Danube

AUSTRIA

Salzburg

14

Budapest

HUNGARY

Miltenberg

Day 9 Bamberg. Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall, which straddles the River Regnitz and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. Day 10 Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz is included. Day 11 Miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality. Day 12 rdesheim rhine Gorge. Whilst in pretty Rdesheim, a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum is included, as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Afterwards, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Day 13 Cologne. Cologne is one of Germanys largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Klsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original eau de cologne. Day 14 Amsterdam. Hollands delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. Day 15 Amsterdam. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with 3 14 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious French balcony hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

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3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

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Music Theme Cruise


Music: The 30th October departure is offered as an exclusive Music Cruise and includes special concerts and performances at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

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Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct*

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approximately 2 hours non stop. *Travel to/from Amsterdam is direct and travel to/from Budapest is via Amsterdam Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details

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Highlights of Germany
13 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
MUNICH Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau Linderhof Palace PASSAU Guided sightseeing REGENSBURG Guided sightseeing NUREMBERG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal BAMBERG Guided sightseeing, local lunch KITzINGEN Guided sightseeing WRzBURG Guided sightseeing; visit the Bishops Residenz MILTENBERG Guided walk BoPPARD Guided walk RHINE GoRGE Cruise through the gorge RDESHEIM Visit Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum HEIDELBERG Castle photo-stop STRASBoURG Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral WELCoME RECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS RECEPTIoN AND FAREWELL DINNER

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Highlights of Germany
13 days ~ Munich to Zrich
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Wed) Munich. Fly to Munich where you will be met and transferred to the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Hotel for three nights. Day 2 (Thu) Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and this morning, a Local Expert will show you the highlights including the Olympic Stadium, the 1000ft high television tower, Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls, and the striking gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore. Perhaps visit the Viktualienmarkt, a large market popular for its fresh produce, meats, cheeses, spices, baked goods, flowers and more, and home to a traditional maypole. Or, why not visit one of the many Biergartens or breweries to sample one of the Bavarian beer specialties? Day 3 (Fri) Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & oberammergau. This morning, drive into the gardenlike landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwigs fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to the town of Oberammergau, famous for its once a decade production of the Passion Play. After free time to stroll the streets and admire the typical Bavarian houses, many beautifully painted with scenes from fairytales, end your day with a visit to the smallest of King Ludwigs three castles Linderhof Palace, inspired by Paris' Palace of Versailles. Day 4 (Sat) Munich Passau. After a morning at leisure in Munich, drive to Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, and a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Alternatively, join the optional excursion from Munich to Salzburg to take in the sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. This evening, embark your cruise ship in Passau and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 5 (Sun) Regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to the Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavarias cultural centres. Here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Day 6 (Mon) Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses, on a tour with a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner sample some of Germanys famous beers. Day 7 (Tue) Bamberg - Kitzingen. Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall, which straddles the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. After a local lunch, continue to Kitzingen, the centre of the wine trade in the Franconia region, where a Local Guide will show you the city's highlights.
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Passau Munich 3 Danube Neuschwanstein Oberammergau Zrich

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SWITZERLAND

Rdesheim

Day 8 (Wed) Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishops Residenz is included before free time to explore or shop. Alternatively, you may wish to join the optional excursion to the walled city of Rothenburg on the 'Romantic Road'. Day 9 (Thu) Miltenberg. Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, relax on board as you cruise from the River Main to the Rhine. Day 10 (Thu) Boppard Rhine Gorge - Rdesheim. After breakfast, a guided walk will acquaint you with Boppard, a town that began as a Celtic settlement before becoming a Roman stronghold and today, a spa centre and popular tourist destination. After lunch, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, an incredibly beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Reaching Rdesheim, a perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town, enjoy an included visit to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day 11 (Fri) Excursion to Heidelberg. After breakfast, drive to Heidelberg, where you can stay either all day or just for the morning, returning to your ship for lunch. Heidelberg is Germanys oldest university town. Enjoy a photo-stop at the ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, before free time to explore. Day 12 (Sat) Strasbourg. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. A choice of optional excursions is available this afternoon: a trip into the Alsace wine region in France or to Germany's Black Forest region. Day 13 (Sun) Basel zrich. Disembark and transfer to Zrich airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious facilities and river 3 9 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuitenights at the Sofitel views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms. 3
Munich Bayerpost Hotel, Munich. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Munichwith quality European wines, and a choice of teas and hotel

Your Holiday Prices


Munich to Zurich
Dept. 12 Jun 21 Aug 16 Oct Code WPZ9Q WPZ9Q WPZ9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Affinity Affinity Affinity

Category E 2845 2779 2729

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3 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Affinity 420 470 560 950

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1199. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 180. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Paris and fly to/from Budapest, please ask for further details. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 730. Arrive Passau Day 4 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Basel Day 13 upon disembarkation. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10.00am. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Munich from 109 per person per night and Zurich from 59 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Direct* Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct Direct* Direct*

Airline
British Airways klm Lufthansa/Swiss klm klm klm klm klm klm klm Lufthansa/Swiss klm klm

Supps from
Nil 140 75 120 115 150 145 145 160 145 75 150 145

Avalon Lounge

The flight duration from Heathrow to Munich is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Zrich is approximately 1 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Amsterdam is direct and travel to/from Zrich is via Amsterdam Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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A Taste of the Danube


8 or 9 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing; see Fishermans Bastion BRATISLAVA Guided sightseeing, visit St Martins Cathedral DRNSTEIN See the Stiftskirche MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey GREIN Guided sightseeing (Budapest to Vienna itinerary) VIENNA Guided sightseeing WELCoME RECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS RECEPTIoN AND FAREWELL DINNER

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A Taste of the Danube


8 days ~ Vienna to Budapest
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Bratislava
Danube

Drnstein Melk
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Vienna

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Budapest 2

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stands right on the river bank. Explore on your own or choose one of a range of optional excursions your Cruise Director will propose. Day 5 Bratislava. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin, should not be missed. Day 6 Budapest. Disembark and transfer to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Budapest has seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The hilltop castle

complex, Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church are among the sights a Local Guide will show you. This afternoon, explore this vibrant city at your own pace. Day 7 Budapest. A free day to enjoy Hungarys exciting capital. Shop for Herend porcelain, renowned peasant embroidery and paprika. Your Cruise Director will have suggestions for things to do. Day 8 Budapest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Vienna. Fly to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to start exploring this elegant city. Day 2 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Ring Boulevard, and the awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will see during your included tour. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 3 Vienna. Enjoy a morning at leisure to window-shop along Krntnerstrasse or perhaps enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. This afternoon, transfer to your cruise ship for three nights and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Melk Drnstein. Today is dedicated to the beautiful and romantic Wachau Valley, where so many excellent Austrian wines are grown and produced. This morning, visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which towers over the town. Lounge on the Sky Deck with a glass of white wine while enjoying the scenery as you sail to Drnstein, whose baroque blue and white Stiftskirche 60

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9 days ~ Budapest to Vienna
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Budapest. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel, Budapest for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 2 Budapest. Budapest straddles both banks of the Danube, with seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermens Bastion and Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain and paprika. Day 3 Budapest. This morning, explore this vibrant city at your own pace. In the afternoon, transfer to your cruise ship for four nights and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Bratislava. A morning to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. As you cruise upstream, Hungary is on your left and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 58 mile stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin should not be missed. Day 5 Drnstein Melk. This morning your first stop is Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, lying right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Explore this picturesque town on your own or choose from a number of optional excursions. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking.
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Budapest 2

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Day 6 Linz - Grein. Linz, Austrias third largest town, lies across both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. Culture is an important part of life in Linz. The composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Choose from a variety of optional activities today. In the late afternoon, arrive in the attractive country resort of Grein which is nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle and see the highlights with a Local Guide. Day 7 Vienna. Disembark and transfer to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your included tour. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse or simply savour the City of Music while enjoying a slice of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. Day 8 Vienna. A day at leisure in this fascinating city. Day 9 Vienna. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Grein

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3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement deluxe accommodation in beds, ensuite facilities and 3 3 or 4 nightsFloor to ceiling sliding glass a spacious astateroom with hotel-stylestaterooms. 2 nights at the river views. doors and French balcony in most
InterContinental Hotel, Vienna and 2 nights at the InterContinental Hotel, Budapest. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Vienna with Budapest hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and and

Your Holiday Prices


Vienna to Budapest - 8 Days
Dept. 26 Apr 27 Jul 05 Oct Code WV1BQ WV5BQ WV5BQ Ship Panorama Affinity Affinity
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Category E 1565 1595 1559

Budapest to Vienna - 9 Days


Dept. 22 Apr 13 Aug 08 Oct Code WB2VQ WB6VQ WB6VQ

(Prices are per person)

3 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours

Ship Panorama Affinity Affinity

Category E 1765 1789 1765

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Vienna to Budapest - 8 Days Category D B A P Avalon/Royal Suite Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal Affinity 150 180 220 340 Panorama 60 220 270 320 460

Budapest to Vienna - 9 Days Category D B A P Avalon/Royal Suite Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal Affinity 200 230 270 430 Panorama 70 270 320 370 570

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 589. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 220. Cruise Only If you would like to just enjoy the cruise portion please ask for details. We have fully packaged 4 or 5 day cruises from 1149 per person.

Avalon Panorama dining room

Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Vienna (not available for Cruise Only) from 69 per person per night and Budapest (not available for Cruise Only) from 55 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 140 100 125 125 190 135 135 150 165 100 135 190

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approx. 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Austrian Highlights & Bavaria


9 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
VIENNA Guided sightseeing DrNSTEIN Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche MELk Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting DrNSTEIN Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche GrEIN Guided walk, visit the historical theatre PASSAU Guided walk MUNICH Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau & Linderhof Palace WELCoME rECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS rECEPTIoN AND FArEWELL DINNEr

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9 days ~ Vienna to Munich
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Mon) Vienna. Fly to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for five nights. Meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Tue) Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your included tour. Take your time to savour each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 3 (Wed) Drnstein Melk. This morning your first stop is Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, lying right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. A Local Guide will tell you the tale during your guided walk, before time at leisure to explore at your own pace. During lunch, cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley to Melk, where a magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening youll have the chance to sample some of the regions famous wines. Day 4 (Thu) Grein Linz. This morning, arrive in the attractive country resort of Grein, nestled at the foot of a bluff and overlooked by its castle. Take a guided walk through the town and visit the unique historical threatre, the oldest in Austria and still hosting regular performances. A behind-the-scenes look to learn about the curiosities of this Rococo-style theatre will tell you much about life as it was, and is now, in this small town. Alternatively, a choice of optional
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excursions is on offer. This afternoon, cruise to Linz, Austrias third-largest city and an important river port. Culture is an important part of life in Linz; the composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Enjoy free time to explore independently. Day 5 (Fri) Linz Passau. Today, relax on board as you cruise towards Passau. Ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, Passau is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Join a Local Guide for a walking tour through this charming town and find out much more about this 'City of Three Rivers'. Day 6 (Sat) Passau Munich. Disembark this morning and drive to Munich, capital of Bavaria, where you will be transferred to the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost for three nights. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure or perhaps join the optional excursion to Salzburg, which will bring you to Munich in the late afternoon. Day 7 (Sun) Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and this morning, a Local Expert will show you the highlights including the Olympic Stadium, the 1000ft high television tower, Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls, and the striking gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore. Perhaps visit the Viktualienmarkt, a large market popular for its fresh produce, meats, cheeses, spices, baked goods, flowers and more and home to a traditional maypole. Or, why not visit one of the many Biergartens or breweries to sample one of the Bavarian beer specialties? Day 8 (Mon) Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & oberammergau. This morning, drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwigs fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to the town of Oberammergau, famous for its once a decade production of the Passion Play. After free time to stroll the streets and admire the typical Bavarian houses, many beautifully painted with scenes from fairytales, end your day with a visit to the smallest of King Ludwigs three castles Linderhof Palace, inspired by Paris' Palace of Versailles.

Drnstein

Bavarian beer

Day 9 (Tue) Munich. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. accommodation in a spacious facilities and river 3 5 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuitenights at the Sofitel views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms. 3
Munich Bayerpost Hotel, Munich on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Munichwith quality European wines, and a choice of teas and hotel

Your Holiday Prices


Vienna to Munich
Dept. 10 Jun 19 Aug 14 Oct Code WVP9Q WVP9Q WVP9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Affinity Affinity Affinity

Category E 1995 1975 1949

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

3 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Affinity 240 290 350 600

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 785. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 210. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 784. Arrive Vienna Day 1 for embarkation at 3.30pm. Depart Passau Day 6 upon disembarkation. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Vienna from 69 per person per night and Munich (not available for Cruise Only) from 109 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 130 65 100 95 130 125 125 140 125 65 130 125

Avalon Dining

The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Munich is approximately 1 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Munich is direct and travel to/from Vienna is via Munich Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Capitals of Central Europe


10 or 12 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
PRAGUE Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock; visit Hradcany Castle grounds PASSAU Guided sightseeing GREIN Guided walk, visit the historical theatre MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey KREMS Choice of guided sightseeing or Wachau wine experience VIENNA Guided sightseeing BRATISLAVA Guided sightseeing, visit St Martins Cathedral BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion WELCoME RECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS RECEPTIoN AND FAREWELL DINNER

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10 days ~ Prague to Budapest
part of life here; the composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Enjoy free time to explore independently. This afternoon, cruise to the attractive country resort of Grein, nestled at the foot of a bluff and overlooked by its castle. Take a guided walk through the town and visit the unique historical threatre, the oldest in Austria and still hosting regular performances. A behindthe-scenes look to learn about the curiosities of this Rococo-style theatre will tell you much about life as it was, and is now, in this small town. Day 6 Melk Krems. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. After your included visit of this impressive baroque edifice, cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, the landmark of Drnstein, before arriving in Krems at the eastern end of the Wachau Valley. Explore the town with a Local Guide or perhaps join a 'Wine Experience' talk to learn firsthand why wine is so much more than just a drink. This evening, depart for Vienna. Day 7 Vienna. Known as the City of Music, Vienna inspired the creative genius of classical composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Austrias capital has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. Day 8 Bratislava. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town, with its
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Town Hall, Mirbach Palace, and gothic St Martins Cathedral, should not be missed. Day 9 Budapest. Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is one of Eastern Europes most cosmopolitan cities. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with the turreted Fishermans Bastion and glorious Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain and paprika. Day 10 Budapest. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Danube Melk Vienna

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Prague. Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental for two nights. Day 2 Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the banks of the Vltava River. Day 3 Prague Passau. After lunch, drive to Passau, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Passau Linz. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Join a Local Guide for a walking tour through this charming town and find out much more about this 'City of Three Rivers'. During lunch, set sail for Linz. Day 5 Linz Grein. Linz is Austrias third-largest city and an important river port. Culture is an important 68

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Capitals of Central Europe


12 days ~ Budapest to Prague
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Budapest. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Day 2 Budapest. Budapest straddles both banks of the Danube, with seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Why not shop for renowned peasant embriodery, Herend porcelain and paprika? Day 3 Budapest. This afternoon, transfer to your cruise ship and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Bratislava. Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace as well as gothic St Martins Cathedral should not be missed. Day 5 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 6 Vienna. This morning, the choice is yours with 'Vienna la carte'. Perhaps visit one of a number of museums, such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), one of Viennas major attractions and known for its magnificent architecture; or, for perhaps spend some time at the Naschmarkt, a market selling fresh produce and other items, and a Viennese institution since the 16th century. The afternoon is at leisure. Day 7 Krems Melk. Early this morning, arrive in Krems at the eastern end of the Wachau Valley, which offers a great variety in culture, history, and cuisine.
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Explore the town with a Local Guide or perhaps join a 'Wine Experience' talk to learn firsthand why wine is so much more than just a drink. Back on board, cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and pass the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, the landmark of Drnstein, before reaching Melk. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening youll be able to sample some of the famous wines before departing for Grein. Day 8 Grein Linz. This morning, arrive in the attractive country resort of Grein, nestled at the foot of a bluff and overlooked by its castle. Take a guided walk through the town and visit the unique historical threatre, the oldest in Austria and still hosting regular performances. A behind-the-scenes look to learn about the curiosities of this Rococo-style theatre will tell you much about life as it was, and is now, in this small town. Alternatively, a choice of optional excursions is on offer. This afternoon, cruise to Linz, Austrias third-largest city and an important river port. Culture is an important part of life in Linz; the composer Anton Bruckner lived here and Mozarts Linzer Symphony was composed in the city. Enjoy free time to explore independently. Day 9 Linz Passau. Today, relax on board as you cruise towards Passau. Ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, Passau is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Join a Local Guide for a walking tour through this charming town and find out much more about this 'City of Three Rivers'. Day 10 Passau Prague. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the InterContinental hotel for two nights. Day 11 Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Day 12 Prague. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities 3 7 nights deluxe accommodation inglass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 2 nightsandthe river views. Floor to ceiling sliding at
InterContinental, Prague. On Budapest to Prague itinerary 2 nights at the InterContinental Hotel, Budapest on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Prague with Budapest hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and and

Your Holiday Prices


Prague to Budapest
Dept. 15 18 30 06 04 18 Apr Apr May Aug Oct Oct Code WPB9Q WPB8Q WPB8Q WPB7Q WPB6Q WPB6Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Panorama Tranquility Tranquility Affinity Vista Vista

Category E 2179 2179 2375 2305 2275 2179

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Budapest to Prague
Dept. 11 Apr 23 May 30 Jul 27 Sep 11 Oct Code WBP9Q WBP9Q WBP8Q WBP7Q WBP7Q

(Prices are per person)

Ship Tranquility Tranquility Affinity Vista Vista

Category E 2275 2585 2519 2555 2435

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category D B A P Avalon/Royal Suite

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Tranquility, Affinity 320 370 430 750

Panorama, Vista 90 460 490 580 980

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 885. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 220. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 730. Prague to Budapest: Arrive Passau Day 3 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Budapest Day 10 upon disembarkation. Budapest to Prague: Arrive Budapest Day 3 for embarkation at 3pm. Depart Passau Day 10 upon disembarkation.

Avalon ship passing Drnstein

Travel options
Travel from
Heathrow Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Operator
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 70 90 90 120 120 130 120 80 150

Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night and Budapest (not available for Cruise Only) from 55 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approximately 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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The Legendary Danube


11 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
PRAGUE Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock; visit Hradcany Castle grounds NUREMBERG Guided sightseeing MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal REGENSBURG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting PASSAU Guided sightseeing MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey VIENNA Guided sightseeing BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion WELCoME RECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS RECEPTIoN AND FAREWELL DINNER

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11 days ~ Prague to Budapest
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Prague. Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton or InterContinental hotel for three nights. Day 2 Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. Begin your holiday with an exploration of this exciting, beautiful city on an included tour and see its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and stately Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the banks of the Vltava River. Day 3 Prague. A free day for you to explore the city at leisure. Your Cruise Director will have lots of suggestions for things to do. Day 4 Prague Nuremberg. After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 5 Nuremberg. Nuremberg is Bavaria's second largest city and although it suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its lovely cobblestone squares, half-timbered houses, fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nurembergs traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. Day 6 Regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights included on your tour are the charming Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria - gates to the Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town and one of Bavarias cultural centres. Before dinner youll be introduced to some of Germanys famous beers. Day 7 Passau Linz. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a
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Danube

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Budapest

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Passau

city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full day excursion to the baroque city of Salzburg takes in the sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. Later, rejoin your ship in Linz, Austrias third largest town, which straddles the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. Day 8 Melk Vienna. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening, arrive in Vienna, known as the City of Music, which inspired the creative genius of classical composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight. Day 9 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austrias capital has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and aweinspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. Take your time to savour each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. Day 10 Budapest. Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europes liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with the turreted Fishermans Bastion and glorious Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. Day 11 Budapest. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Owing to lock closures and planned maintenance

Salzburg

of technical equipment on the Main-Danube Canal, this itinerary may be modified slightly on some departures. On 10th April departure, embarkation will be in Passau and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and 3 7 nights deluxe accommodation inglass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 3 nights at the river views. Floor to ceiling sliding
InterContinental or Hilton Hotel, Prague. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Prague with quality European wines, and a choice of teas and hotel.

Your Holiday Prices


Prague to Budapest
Dept. 10 Apr** 05 19 19 30 02 16 19 23 30 11 14 24 28 04 11 22 25 28 08 15 18 22 03 06 20 30 31 May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct* Oct* Code WN1BQ WN9BQ WNB9Q WN9BQ WNB6Q WNB9Q WNB9Q WN1BQ W2NBQ WNB9Q WNB6Q WNB9Q WNB7Q WNB9Q W2NBQ WNB9Q WNB6Q WNB9Q WN1BQ WNB9Q W2NBQ WNB7Q WNB9Q WNB6Q WNB9Q WNB9Q WNB7Q WN2BQ
(Prices are per person)

Ship Imagery Panorama Visionary Panorama Luminary Visionary Visionary Imagery Expression Visionary Luminary Visionary Tranquility Visionary Expression Visionary Luminary Visionary Imagery Visionary Expression Tranquility Visionary Luminary Visionary Visionary Tranquility Vista

Category E 2205 2499 2499 2499 2499 2515 2469 2469 2469 2469 2459 2459 2459 2459 2459 2459 2499 2525 2525 2615 2615 2615 2589 2425 2425 2329 2089 2089

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

*Wine Themed cruise. **Embark Passau

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category D B

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Imagery, Tranquility, Luminary 320 370 430 750

Vista, Visionary, Panorama, Expression 90 460 490 580 980

Avalon Tranquility Stateroom

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Wine Theme Cruise


Wine: The 30th and 31st October departures are offered as exclusive Wine Cruises and include special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Travel options
Fly from
Heathrow Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Norwich

Avalon/Royal Suite

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 70 90 90 120 120 130 120 80 150

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 835. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 230. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 760. Arrive Nuremberg Day 4 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Budapest Day 11 upon disembarkation. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night and Budapest from 55 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approximately 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Balkan Discovery
10 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion KALOCSA Orientation, organ concert PECS Orientation BELGRADE Guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan Fortress IRON GATES GORGE Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge; see the Trajan Tablet VIDIN Visit the fortress BELOGRADCHIK See the rock formations VELIKO TRNOVO Guided sightseeing, visit the Patriarchs Church ARBANASSI Guided visit of the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity BUCHAREST Guided sightseeing, see Parliament Building and visit the National Art Museum TRANSYLVANIA EXTENSION Guided full day excursion to Bran Castle and Sinaia Monastery WELCOmE RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

Budapest

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Bucharest
1

Danube

Kalocsa Pecs

ROMANIA
Belgrade

10 days ~ Budapest to Bucharest


Oltenita Rousse Arbanassi
Black Sea

Iron Gates

SERBIA

Danube

Vidin Belogradchik

Svistov Veliko Trnovo

BULGARIA

Day 5 (mon) Belgrade. The Serbian capital is set at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local expert will show you its main sights, which include the citys principal landmark, Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. The city centre has a lively pedestrian area and quaint outdoor cafs. Day 6 (Tue) Iron Gates Gorge. The Serbian fortresses of Smederevo and Golubac, and the Trajan Tablet, marking the Roman conquest of Dacia, make impressive sights on the right bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europes Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast, which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Day 7 (Wed) Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik. In northwestern Bulgaria, Vidin is an important Danube port. 'Baba Vidin', the town's medieval fortress, protected the city during the Middle Ages and after centuries of gradual deterioration, has been faithfully restored to its former stature. As the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country, Baba Vidin is now a fortress museum and the towns primary landmark. In the afternoon, drive to nearby Belogradchik to view the unusual natural rock formations and the fortress that makes use of this unique wonder on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Day 8 (Thu) Svistov Veliko Trnovo Arbanassi Rousse. Drive from the river port of Svistov to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress with ancient stone houses clinging to the steep slopes. The oldest part is Tsarevets Hill, home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarchs Church. The historic village of Arbanassi is best known

for its Ethnographical Museum and the outstanding collection of frescoes in the Church of the Nativity. Continue on to Rousse, Bulgarias largest inland port. Day 9 (Fri) Oltenita - Bucharest. Disembark and travel to Bucharest, Romanias lively capital, just a short drive from Oltenita. Its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe have earned it the name Paris of the East. During the included tour this afternoon, enjoy a photo stop at the colossal, 6,000 room Palace of Parliament, and visit the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. Overnight at the Athene Palace Hilton. Day 10 (Sat) Bucharest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 (Thu) Budapest. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Day 2 (Fri) Budapest. Budapest spans both banks of the Danube and has seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The hilltop castle complex, with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church, is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain and paprika. Day 3 (Sat) Budapest. The morning is free for you to explore at leisure. This afternoon, board your cruise ship and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 (Sun) Kalocsa Pecs. Kalocsa is a charming Hungarian town, founded as an archbishopric by St Stephen in 1009, yet its modern serenity belies its turbulent history. Renowned for its paprika production and strong folklore traditions, the town is dominated by the majestic Archbishops Palace and fine Kalocsa Cathedral. Enjoy an organ concert before continuing to Pecs, Hungarys fifth-largest city and the richest in terms of Turkish architecture.

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Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest. Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athene Palace Hilton hotel for one night.

10 days ~ Bucharest to Budapest

2 Budapest

HUNGARY
6

Danube

Day 2 Bucharest Oltenita. During your included tour of Romanias lively capital this morning, enjoy a photo stop at the colossal, 6,000 room Palace of Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, and a visit to the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. Later, drive to Oltenita, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 3 Svistov. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi. Drive from the river port of Svistov to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress with ancient stone houses clinging to the steep slopes. The oldest part is Tsarevets Hill, home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarchs Church. The historic village of Arbanassi is best known for its Ethnographical Museum and the outstanding collection of frescoes in the Church of the Nativity. Rejoin your ship in Svistov. Day 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik. In northwestern Bulgaria, Vidin is an important Danube port. 'Baba Vidin', the town's medieval fortress, protected the city during the Middle Ages and after centuries of gradual deterioration, has been faithfully restored to its former stature. As the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country, Baba Vidin is now a fortress museum and the towns primary landmark. In the afternoon, drive to nearby Belogradchik to view the unusual natural rock formations and the fortress that makes use of this unique wonder on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Day 5 Iron Gates Gorge. The Trajan Tablet - marking the Roman conquest of Dacia, and the Serbian fortresses of Golubac and Smederevo are impressive

Kalocsa Pecs

ROMANIA
Bucharest Belgrade
1

Iron Gates

Oltenita

Black Sea

SERBIA

Danube

Vidin Belogradchik

Arbanassi Svistov Veliko Trnovo

BULGARIA

Belogradchik

sights on the left bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europes Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast, which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Day 6 Belgrade. The capital of Serbia is situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local expert will show you its main sights, which include the citys principal landmark, Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb and monument of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. The city centre has a lively pedestrian area and charming outdoor cafs. Day 7 Pecs Kalocsa. Explore Pecs, Hungarys fifth-largest city and the richest in terms of Turkish architecture before heading to Kalocsa, a charming Hungarian town renowned for its paprika production and strong folklore traditions. Founded as an archbishopric by St Stephen in 1009, the serenity of this old town belies its turbulent past. See the majestic Archbishops Palace and fine Kalocsa Cathedral before enjoying an organ concert. Day 8 Budapest. Disembark for a two night stay at the InterContinental Hotel. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex, with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church, is among the many sights a Local Guide will show you. This afternoon is free for you to explore on your own. Day 9 Budapest. A free day to enjoy Hungarys exciting capital. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. Your Cruise Director will suggest things for you to do. Day 10 Budapest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and 3 6 nights deluxe accommodation inglass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 2 nights at the river views. Floor to ceiling sliding
InterContinental Hotel, Budapest and 1 night at the Athne Palace Hilton, Bucharest. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Budapest and Bucharest hotels. and a choice of teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Budapest to Bucharest
Dept. 18 Apr 27 Jun 01 Aug 05 Sep Code WBO7Q WBO7Q WBO9Q WBO7Q Ship Imagery Imagery Tranquility Imagery
(Prices are per person)

Category E 2345 2489 2425 2515

Add Bucharest & Transylvania 300 300 300 300

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Bucharest to Budapest
Dept. 08 Jun 13 Jul 17 Aug 26 Oct Code WOB6Q WOB9Q WOB6Q WOB6Q Ship Imagery Tranquility Imagery Imagery

(Prices are per person)

Category E 2495 2435 2429 2289

Add Bucharest & Transylvania 300 300 300 300

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Extend Your Stay


Extend your Budapest to Bucharest cruise itinerary with two extra nights at the end of your cruise: Extend your Bucharest to Budapest cruise itinerary with two extra nights at the beginning of your cruise:

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Imagery, Tranquility 280 330 390 660

Bucharest
In the path of Dracula - Transylvania extension
Days 1 to 9 (Thu to Fri). As per Budapest to Bucharest itinerary. Day 10 (Sat) Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania. Visit Bran Castle, of Dracula fame, built in 1377 and once home to Vlad the Impaler. Later, drive amidst the Carpathians to visit Sinaia monastery. Day 11 (Sun) Bucharest. A day to explore Bucharest. Your Cruise Director will suggest things for you to do. Day 12 (mon) Bucharest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Bucharest
In the path of Dracula - Transylvania extension
Day 1 Bucharest. Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athne Palace Hilton hotel for two nights. Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania. Visit Bran Castle, of Dracula fame, built in 1377 and once home to Vlad the Impaler. Later, drive amidst the Carpathians to visit Sinaia monastery. Day 3 Bucharest. Join up with day 1 of the Bucharest to Budapest cruise itinerary. A free day to visit the city's attractions. Your Cruise Director will suggest things for you to do.

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 939. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 250. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 790. Budapest - Bucharest: Arrive Budapest Day 3 for embarkation at 3pm. Depart Bucharest Day 10 upon arrival from Oltenita. Flights from Bucharest should not depart before 3pm. Bucharest - Budapest: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer at 12 noon to Oltenita. Flights must arrive by 10.30am. Depart Budapest Day 8 upon disembarkation. Flights should not depart Budapest before 10.30am. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Budapest (not available for Cruise Only) from 55 per person per night and Bucharest (not available for Cruise Only) from 59 per person per night based on a twin room.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 120 75 110 105 150 115 115 130 115 105 115 165

The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Bucharest is approximately 3 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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The Blue Danube Discovery


13 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion VIENNA Guided sightseeing DrNSTEIN Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting PASSAU Guided sightseeing rEGENSBUrG Guided sightseeing MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal NUrEMBErG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting PrAGUE Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock; visit Hradcany Castle grounds WELCoME rECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS rECEPTIoN AND FArEWELL DINNEr

Wachau Valley

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Avalon Tranquility in Drnstein

Vienna

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13 days ~ Budapest to Prague
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Budapest. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Day 2 Budapest. Budapest straddles both banks of the Danube, with seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Day 3 Budapest. This afternoon, transfer to your cruise ship and meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Budapest Vienna. A day to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery along the banks of the Danube. Hungary is on your left as you cruise upriver and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 58 mile stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. Vienna, Austrias capital, is known as the City of Music and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Day 5 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 6 Drnstein Melk. Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue faade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. This afternoon enjoy a visit to Melk, whose magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening youll be able to sample some of the Wachau Valleys famous wines. Day 7 Linz Passau. Linz, Austrias third largest city, straddles the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. Continue to Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Day 8 regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to the Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavarias cultural centres. Here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen).
3 Prague
1

Nuremberg Regensburg Passau

CZECH REPUBLIC

Main Danube Canal

Linz Salzburg

Drnstein
Melk

SLOVAKIA
Danube
7

GERMANY

Vienna

AUSTRIA

Budapest 2

HUNGARY

Prague

Day 9 Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses, on a tour with a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner sample some of Germanys famous beers. Day 10 Nuremberg - Prague. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the Hilton or InterContinental hotel for three nights. Day 11 Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Day 12 Prague. A free day for you to explore the city at your own pace. Your Cruise Director will suggest sights and attractions to visit and things for you to do. Day 13 Prague. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Wachau Valley

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and 3 7 nights deluxe accommodation inglass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 2 nights at the river views. Floor to ceiling sliding
InterContinental Hotel, Budapest and 3 nights at the InterContinental or Hilton Hotel, Prague. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Budapest and Prague hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Budapest to Prague
Dept. 29 Apr 13 May 13 May 27 May 07 10 13 17 24 08 18 19 22 29 05 19 22 30 02 09 12 16 30 11 14 24 25 31 Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct* Oct Oct Code WBN7Q WBN7Q WB4NQ WB4NQ WBN6Q WB4NQ WB1NQ WB5NQ WB4NQ WB4NQ WBN8Q WBN6Q WB4NQ WB5NQ WB4NQ WB4NQ WB1NQ WBN6Q WB4NQ WB5NQ WBN8Q WB4NQ WB4NQ WBN6Q WB4NQ WBN8Q WB2NQ WB1NQ
(Prices are per person)

Ship Panorama Panorama Visionary Visionary Luminary Visionary Imagery Expression Visionary Visionary Tranquility Luminary Visionary Expression Visionary Visionary Imagery Luminary Visionary Expression Tranquility Visionary Visionary Luminary Visionary Tranquility Vista Imagery

Category E 2635 2709 2709 2709 2725 2725 2675 2675 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2709 2709 2755 2825 2825 2825 2825 2655 2585 2585 2535 2365 2295

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

*Jewish Heritage Themed Cruise

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category D B

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Imagery, Tranquility, Luminary 320 370 430 750

Panorama, Vista, Visionary, Expression 90 460 490 580 980

Avalon Dining room

A P

Jewish Heritage Cruise


Jewish Heritage: The 24th October departure is offered as an exclusive Jewish Heritage theme Cruise and includes special lectures and features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Travel options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Avalon/Royal Suite

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Airline
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 120 70 95 90 155 120 120 135 120 80 100 150

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 949. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 230. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 966. Arrive Budapest Day 3 for embarkation at 3pm. Depart Nuremberg Day 10 upon disembarkation. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Budapest (not available for Cruise Only) from 55 per person per night and Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Budapest is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Blue Danube to the Black Sea


14 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
VIENNA Guided sightseeing BrATISLAVA Guided sightseeing, visit St Martins Cathedral BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion MOHCS Wine tasting in Villny wine region OSIjEk Guided sightseeing VUkOVAr Guided sightseeing BELGrADE Guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan Fortress IrON GATES Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge; see the Trajan Tablet VELIkO TrNOVO Guided sightseeing, visit the Patriarchs Church ArBANASSI Guided visit of the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity HArSOVA Excursion to Celic Dere Monastery DANUBE DELTA Delta excursion CONSTANTA Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum BUCHArEST Guided sightseeing, see the Parliament Building, visit the National Art Museum WELCOME rECEPTION, CAPTAINS rECEPTION AND FArEWELL DINNEr

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Vienna
2
10

SLOVAKIA
Bratislava Budapest

Blue Danube to the Black Sea


14 days ~ Vienna to Bucharest
St Gheorghe
Danube

Danube

HUNGARY

ROMANIA
Bucharest

Mohcs Osijek Vukovar

Delta Harsova 1 Cernavoda Belgrade Oltenita Iron Gates Constanta Rousse Danube

Svistov

SERBIA

Arbanassi Veliko Trnovo

Black Sea

BULGARIA

Day 5 Mohcs. Excursion to Villny Wine District. Admire the peaceful riverscape of southern Hungary as you cruise towards Mohcs, on the border with Croatia. After lunch, an excursion takes you to the Villny district, where some of Hungarys best red wines are produced. Learn about which varietals are grown, and why the climate and soil conditions here are ideal for the production of excellent wines. Day 6 Osijek & Vukovar. Today, learn about the complex history of Croatia and the events that led to the Croatian War of Independence. Accompanied by local experts, explore Osijek and Vukovar, Croatia's largest river port. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka Rivers, Vukovar was the scene of an 87 day siege in 1991, known as The Battle of Vukovar. This and other dramatic events in the recent past have shaped both the present and future of this region. Day 7 Belgrade. Set at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, Belgrade is the Serbia's capital. A local expert will show you its main sights, including Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb and monument of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. Day 8 Iron Gates. The Serbian fortresses of Smederevo and Golubac, and the Trajan Tablet - marking the Roman conquest of Dacia, make impressive sights on the right bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania and divides Europes Alps from the Carpathians. Day 9 Svistov rousse. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi. Drive to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Set on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress with ancient stone houses clinging to the steep slopes. The historic village of Arbanassi is best known for

its Ethnographical Museum and the outstanding collection of frescoes in the Church of the Nativity. Rejoin your ship in Rousse. Day 10 Harsova. Excursion to Celic Dere Monastery. After breakfast, drive through idyllic countryside to Celic Dere, one of the most well-known monasteries in this area and a renowned centre of Orthodoxism. The first church was built here in the early 19th century by priests from Transylvania and Bessarabia who had lived on Mount Athos in Greece. Day 11 St Gheorghe, Danube Delta. The Danube stretches 2,845km from its source in the Black Forest to its delta at the Black Sea. Km markings can be seen on the banks along the length of the river and today you can celebrate the end of the Danubes journey at Km 0. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion into the Delta, a UNESCO world heritage site and the best preserved of Europes deltas, hosting over 300 species of birds and 45 species of freshwater fish. Day 12 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta. Cernavoda lies at the western end of the 40-milelong Black Sea Canal, a prestigious communist achievement. Enjoy an excursion from Cernavoda to Constanta, on the Black Sea coast, the most important commercial centre in Romania. Enjoy a guided tour of this popular resort town and visit the National History & Archaeological Museum, and a wine tasting. Day 13 Oltenita - Bucharest. Disembark and drive to Bucharest, Romanias lively capital. Its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe have earned it the name Paris of the East. During the included tour, enjoy a photo stop at the colossal, 6,000 room Palace of Parliament, and a visit to the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. Your hotel for the night is the Athne Palace Hilton. Day 14 Bucharest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Vienna. Fly to Vienna where you will be transferred to the InterContinental Hotel for two nights. Day 2 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, the Ring Boulevard, and St Stephens Cathedral are just a few of the sights you will see on your included tour. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 3 Vienna Bratislava. Drive to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. A Local Guide will show you the charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as gothic cathedral of St Martin. Your cruise ship is docked here, on the Danube. After your city tour, embark your ship and meet the crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Budapest. Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is Eastern Europes most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex, including Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church, is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. 84

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14 days ~ Bucharest to Vienna
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest. Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athne Palace Hilton hotel for one night. Day 2 Bucharest Oltenita. During your included morning tour of Bucharest, Romanias lively capital, enjoy a photo stop at the colossal 6,000 room Palace of Parliament, and a visit to the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. This afternoon, a short drive takes you to Oltenita where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 3 Harsova. Excursion to Celic Dere Monastery. After breakfast, drive through idyllic countryside to Celic Dere, one of the most well-known monasteries in this area and a renowned centre of Orthodoxism. The first church was built here in the early 19th century by priests from Transylvania and Bessarabia who had lived on Mount Athos in Greece. Day 4 St Gheorghe, Danube Delta. The Danube stretches 2,845km from its source in the Black Forest to its delta at the Black Sea. The Km markings can clearly be seen on the river banks along the length of the river, and today you can celebrate the end of the Danubes journey, at Km 0. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion into the Delta, a UNESCO world heritage site and the best preserved of Europes deltas, hosting over 300 species of birds as well as 45 species of freshwater fish. Day 5 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta. Cernavoda lies at the western end of the 40-mile-long Black Sea Canal, a prestigious communist achievement. Enjoy an excursion from Cernavoda to Constanta, situated on the Black Sea coast, the most important commercial centre in Romania. Enjoy a guided tour of this popular resort town and visit the National History & Archaeological Museum, and a wine tasting. Day 6 Svistov. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi. Drive from the river port of Svistov to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress with ancient stone houses clinging to the steep slopes. The oldest part is Tsarevets Hill, home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarchs Church. The historic village of Arbanassi is best known for its Ethnographical Museum and the outstanding collection of frescoes in the Church of the Nativity. Rejoin your ship in Svistov. Day 7 Iron Gates. The Trajan Tablet, marking the Roman conquest of Dacia, and the Serbian fortresses of Golubac and Smederevo are impressive sights on the left bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic gorge of the Iron Gates, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europes Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast, which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Day 8 Belgrade. The capital of Serbia is situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local expert will show you its main sights, which include the citys principal landmark, Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb and monument of Marshal Tito, the former
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Vienna Bratislava
Danube

SLOVAKIA
Budapest

HUNGARY

ROMANIA
Bucharest

St Gheorghe

Mohcs Osijek Vukovar

Belgrade Iron Gates


Danube

Harsova 1 Cernavoda
10

Danube Delta

Oltenita

Constanta
Black

Svistov

Arbanassi Sea

SERBIA

Veliko Trnovo

BULGARIA

Budapest

president of Yugoslavia. The city centre has a lively pedestrian area and charming outdoor cafs. Day 9 Osijek & Vukovar. Today, learn about Croatia's complex history and the events that led to the Croatian War of Independence. Accompanied by local experts, explore Osijek and Vukovar, Croatia's largest river port. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka Rivers, Vukovar was the scene of an 87 day siege in 1991, known as The Battle of Vukovar. This and other dramatic events in the recent past have shaped both the present and future of this region. Day 10 Mohcs. Excursion to Villny Wine District. This morning, an excursion takes you into the Villny district, where some of Hungarys best red wines are produced. Learn about which varietals are grown, and why the climate and soil conditions here are ideal for the production of excellent wines. Relax on board this afternoon as you sail towards Budapest. Day 11 Budapest. Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is Eastern Europes most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex, including Fishermans Bastion and Matthias Church, is among the sights your Local Guide will show you. This afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure. Day 12 Bratislava Vienna. This morning, bid farewell to your ships crew as you arrive in Slovakias capital, Bratislava, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. A Local Guide will show you the charming Old Town with its Town Hall and views of Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin. Later, drive to Vienna, where you have free time to start exploring Austrias capital on your own. Day 13 Vienna. Vienna is known as the City of Music and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Disembark after breakfast and enjoy an included tour of Austrias capital. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, the Ring Boulevard, and St Stephens Cathedral are just a few of the sights you will see on your included tour. An optional concert is available during your stay. Day 14 Vienna. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Blue Danube to the Black Sea

Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and 3 10 nights deluxe accommodation in a spaciousand a French balcony in most staterooms 2 nights at the river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors
InterContinental Hotel, Vienna and 1 night at the Athne Palace Hilton, Bucharest. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Vienna withBucharest hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and and

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Category E Category E 3135 3135 3135 3135 3149 3149 3149 3149 3095 3095 3095 3095 3055 3055 3055 3055

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Bucharest to Vienna (Prices are per person) (Prices are per person) Bucharest to Vienna (Prices are per person) Bucharest to Vienna (Prices are per person) Dept. Code Ship Category E Dept. Code Ship Category E
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Sole Occupancy Sole Occupancy Sole Occupancy Sole Occupancy supplement from 1245. Sole occupancy supplement from 1245. occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1245. Sole occupancy supplement from 1245. Make your own way Make your own way your own Make would like way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements If you first hotel/ship, there willown travel arrangements to make your toyou would like to make your ownatravel arrangements the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 250. If the to the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 250. to be reduction of 250. to the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 250. Cruise Only Cruise Only Cruise Only Cruisewould like to make your own way to the ship and If you Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and If you would like to make your own way to the ship and If you would like to make your own will be a reduction just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction just enjoy the cruise portion, there way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 784. from 784. from 784. from 784. Vienna - Bucharest: Arrive Vienna Day 3 by noon for Vienna - Bucharest: Arrive Vienna Day 3 by noon for Vienna - Bucharest: Arrive Vienna Day 3 by noon for transfer to Bratislava. Flights must arrive Vienna by 10 Vienna -to Bratislava.Arrive Viennaarrive 3 by noon for Bucharest: Day transfer to Bratislava. Flights must arrive Vienna by 10 transfer Vienna am. Depart BucharestFlights must arrival from by 10 Day 13 upon transfer to Bratislava. Flights must arrive Vienna by 10 am. Depart Bucharest Day 13 upon arrival from am. Depart Bucharest Bucharest should not from Day 13 upon arrival depart Oltenita. Flights from Day 13 upon arrival am. Depart Bucharest Bucharest should not from Oltenita. Flights from Bucharest should not depart Oltenita. Flights from depart Oltenita. Flights from Bucharest should not depart before 3pm. before 3pm. before 3pm. before 3pm. Vienna: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer Bucharest - Vienna: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer Bucharest Bucharest - Vienna: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer at 12 noon to Oltenita. Depart Vienna Day 12 upon Bucharest - to Oltenita. Depart Vienna Day 12 upon Vienna: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer at 12 noon to Oltenita. Depart Vienna Day 12 upon at 12 from arrivalnoon Bratislava.Departure flights should not leave at 12 noon to Oltenita. Depart Vienna should not leave Day 12 upon arrival from Bratislava.Departure flights should not leave arrival from Bratislava.Departure flights Vienna airport before 3.30pm. arrival from Bratislava.Departure flights should not leave Vienna airport before 3.30pm. Vienna airport before 3.30pm. Vienna airport before 3.30pm. Extra Nights Extra Nights Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Vienna (not available for Nights Extra nights can be booked in Vienna (not available for Extra nights can be booked in Vienna (not available for Extra nights can be69 per person per (not available for Cruise Only) from 69 per person per night and Cruise Only) from booked in Vienna night and Cruise Only) from 69 per person per night and Cruise Only) from 69 per person per night and Bucharest (not available for Cruise Only) from 59 per Bucharest (not available for Cruise Only) from 59 per Bucharest (not available for Cruise Only) from 59 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for Bucharest (not availableon aCruiseroom. Please59 per for Only) from person per night based on a twin room. Please call for person twin call for details. per night based person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details. details. details.

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Imagery, Imagery, Imagery, Tranquility Imagery, Tranquility Tranquility Tranquility 460 460 460 460 510 510 510 510 610 610 610 610 1050 1050 1050 1050

Travel Options
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Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Bucharest is approximately 3 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Grand Danube Cruise


18 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
PRAGUE Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock; visit Hradcany Castle grounds NUREMBERG Guided sightseeing MAIN DANUBE CANAL Cruise on the canal REGENSBURG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting PASSAU Guided sightseeing MELK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey VIENNA Guided sightseeing BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, see Fishermans Bastion KALOCSA Orientation, organ concert PECS Orientation BELGRADE Guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan Fortress IRON GATES GORGE Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge; see the Trajan Tablet VIDIN Visit the fortress BELOGRADCHIK See the rock formations VELIKO TRNOVO Guided sightseeing, visit the Patriarchs Church ARBANASSI Guided visit of the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity BUCHAREST Guided sightseeing, see Parliament Building and visit the National Art Museum TRANSYLVANIA EXTENSION Guided full day excursion to Bran Castle and Sinaia Monastery WELCOME RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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18 days ~ Prague to Bucharest
Bucharest 1 Oltenita Rousse Arbanassi

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Vienna

Linz Melk Salzburg

HUNGARY
Danube

Budapest

AUSTRIA

Kalocsa Pecs

ROMANIA
Belgrade

SERBIA

Iron Gates
Danube

An optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in the sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. Later, rejoin your ship in Linz. Day 8 Melk Vienna. Melks Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. This evening, arrive in Vienna, known as the City of Music. An optional concert is available tonight. Day 9 Vienna. Austrias capital has much to offer including the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Ring Boulevard, and St Stephens Cathedral. See these and more during your city tour. Days 10 & 11 Budapest. Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europes liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges, including the Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with the turreted Fishermans Bastion and glorious Matthias Church is among the sights your Local Guide will show you. Day 12 Kalocsa Pecs. Kalocsa, renowned for its paprika production, is a charming Hungarian town, dominated by its majestic Archbishops Palace and fine Cathedral. Enjoy an organ concert before continuing to Pecs, a city rich in Turkish architecture. Day 13 Belgrade. The Serbian capital is set at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local expert will show you its main sights, which include Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. Day 14 Iron Gates Gorge. The Serbian fortresses of Smederevo and Golubac, and the Trajan Tablet make impressive sights on the right bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow passage dividing Europes Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast.

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BULGARIA

Your Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Prague. Fly to Prague and transfer to the InterContinental hotel for three nights. Day 2 Prague. Your included tour takes in the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the stately Charles Bridge. Day 3 Prague. A day at leisure. Your Cruise Director will have lots of suggestions for things to do. Day 4 Prague Nuremberg. After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 5 Nuremberg. Marvel at cobblestone squares, half-timbered houses, fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses on an included sightseeing tour. Nurembergs traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. Day 6 Regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights included on your tour are the charming Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria Roman gates. Before dinner enjoy a tasting of some of Germanys famous beers. Day 7 Passau Linz. Passau, is set at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube and its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ. 88

Day 15 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik. In northwestern Bulgaria, Vidin is an important Danube port. 'Baba Vidin', the town's medieval fortress, protected the city during the Middle Ages and after centuries of gradual deterioration, has been faithfully restored to its former stature. As the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country, Baba Vidin is now a fortress museum and the towns primary landmark. In the afternoon, drive to nearby Belogradchik to view the unusual natural rock formations and the fortress that makes use of this unique wonder on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Day 16 Svistov Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Rousse. Drive to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Set on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress and its oldest part, Tsarevets Hill, is home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarchs Church. Continue to Arbanassi to visit the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity before meeting your ship in Rousse. Day 17 Oltenita - Bucharest. Disembark and travel to Bucharest, Romanias lively capital, just a short drive from Oltenita. Its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe have earned it the name Paris of the East. During the included tour this afternoon, enjoy a photo stop at the colossal, 6,000 room Palace of Parliament, and visit the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. Overnight at the Athne Palace Hilton. Day 18 Bucharest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Owing to lock closures and planned maintenance

of technical equipment on the Main-Danube Canal, this itinerary may be modified slightly on some departures. On 10th April departures, embarkation will be in Passau and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

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Grand Danube Cruise


18 days ~ Bucharest to Prague
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest. Fly to Bucharest and transfer to the Athne Palace Hilton hotel for one night. Day 2 Bucharest Oltenita. Your included morning tour of Romanias lively capital takes in a photo stop at the colossal, 6,000 room Palace of Parliament and a visit to the Royal Palace, which now houses the National Art Museum. Later, drive to Oltenita, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 3 Svistov Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi. Drive to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo. Set on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress and its oldest part, Tsarevets Hill, is home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarchs Church. Continue to Arbanassi to visit the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity. Day 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik. In northwestern Bulgaria, Vidin is an important Danube port. 'Baba Vidin', the town's medieval fortress, protected the city during the Middle Ages and after centuries of gradual deterioration, has been faithfully restored to its former stature. As the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country, Baba Vidin is now a fortress museum and the towns primary landmark. In the afternoon, drive to nearby Belogradchick to view the unusual natural rock formations and the fortress that makes use of this unique wonder on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Day 5 Iron Gates Gorge. The Trajan Tablet and the Serbian fortresses of Golubac and Smederevo are impressive sights on the left bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery is surely the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow passage dividing Europes Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast. Day 6 Belgrade. The Serbian capital is set at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local expert will show you its main sights, which include Kalemegdan Fortress, St Sava, the worlds largest Orthodox Church, and the tomb of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. Day 7 Pecs Kalocsa. Visit Pecs, a city rich in Turkish architecture before exploring Kalocsa, a charming Hungarian town renowned for its paprika production, dominated by its majestic Archbishops Palace. Enjoy an organ concert in Kalocsa Cathedral. Day 8 Budapest. Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europes liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges, including the Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with the turreted Fishermans Bastion and glorious Matthias Church is among the sights your Local Guide will show you. Day 9 Budapest Vienna. A day to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery along the banks of the Danube. Vienna, Austrias capital, is known as the City of Music and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Day 10 Vienna. Austrias capital has much to offer including the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Ring Boulevard, and St Stephens Cathedral. See these and more during your city tour
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AUSTRIA

Kalocsa Pecs

ROMANIA
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Bucharest
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Belgrade

Iron Gates
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Oltenita

Arbanassi Svistov Veliko Trnovo

BULGARIA

Veliko Tarnovo

Day 11 Drnstein Melk. Drnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche, lies in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town is the ruin of the castle in which Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. This afternoon visit Melk, whose Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site. This evening, sample some of the Wachau Valleys famous wines. Day 12 Linz Passau. An optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in sights made famous by the popular film The Sound of Music. Later, head to Passau. Set at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ. Day 13 Regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to the Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavarias cultural centres. Here you will find Germanys oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstkche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Day 14 Nuremberg. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses, on a tour with a local expert. Nurembergs traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner sample some of Germanys famous beers. Day 15 Nuremberg - Prague. Disembark after breakfast and drive to Prague, the 'Golden City', crossing the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest. Transfer to the InterContinental hotel for three nights. Day 16 Prague. Prague is a 1,000 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Towns Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. Day 17 Prague. A free day for you to explore the city at leisure. Your Cruise Director will suggest sights and attractions to visit and things for you to do. Day 18 Prague. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement stateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite 3 13 nights deluxe accommodation in a spaciousand a French balcony in most staterooms.facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors 3 nights at the
InterContinental, Prague and 1 night at Athne Palace Hilton, Bucharest. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Prague withBucharest hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and and

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Prague to Bucharest
Dept. 19 Jun 24 Jul 28 Aug Code Ship
(Prices are per person)

Category E 3619 3985 3935 4089

Add Bucharest & Transylvania 300 300 300 300

10 Apr* WNO7Q Imagery WNO7Q Imagery WNO9Q Tranquility WNO7Q Imagery

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

*Embark Passau

Bucharest to Prague
Dept. 08 Jun 13 Jul 17 Aug 26 Oct Code Ship

(Prices are per person)

Category E 3985 3935 3975 3459

Add Bucharest & Transylvania 300 300 300 300

WON7Q Imagery WON9Q Tranquility WON7Q Imagery WON7Q Imagery

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Extend Your Stay


Extend your Prague to Bucharest cruise itinerary with two extra nights at the end of your cruise: Extend your Bucharest to Prague cruise itinerary with two extra nights at the beginning of your cruise:

Category B A P Avalon Suite

Deck Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Imagery, Tranquility 600 660 770 1420

Bucharest
In the path of Dracula - Transylvania extension
Days 1 to 17. As per Prague to Bucharest cruise itinerary. Day 18 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania. Visit Bran Castle, of Dracula fame, built in 1377 and once home to Vlad the Impaler. Later, drive amidst the Carpathians to visit Sinaia monastery. Day 19 Bucharest. A day to explore Bucharest. Your Cruise Director will suggest things for you to do. Day 20 Bucharest. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Bucharest
In the path of Dracula - Transylvania extension
Day 1 Bucharest. Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athne Palace Hilton hotel for two nights. Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania. Visit Bran Castle, of Dracula fame, built in 1377 and once home to Vlad the Impaler. Later, drive amidst the Carpathians to visit Sinaia monastery. Day 3 Bucharest. Join up with day 1 of the Bucharest to Prague cruise itinerary. A free day to visit the city's attractions. Your Cruise Director will suggest things for you to do.

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1509. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel/ship, there will be a reduction of 250. Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 884. Prague - Bucharest: Arrive Nuremberg Day 4 for embarkation between 4pm - 5.30pm. Depart Bucharest Day 17 upon transfer from Oltenita. Flights should not leave Bucharest before 3pm. Bucharest - Prague: Arrive Bucharest Day 2 for transfer to Oltenita at noon. Flights must arrive by 10.30am. Depart Nuremberg Day 15 upon disembarkation. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night and Bucharest (not available for Cruise Only) from 59 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Operator
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The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Bucharest is approximately 3 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches


8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
PARIS Guided sightseeing CONFLANS Choice of guided excursions to Auvers-surOise or Chteau de Malmaison VERNON Choice of guided excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle ROUEN Guided sightseeing; see the Astronomical Clock and visit the Cathedral; choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or A Taste of Normandy LES ANDELYS Orientation, see Chteau Gaillard WELCOmE RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches


8 days ~ Paris to Paris
Your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Tue) Paris. Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Wed) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to the Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife, including some of the worlds most famous cabaret shows. Day 3 (Thu) Paris Conflans. After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning on the Sky Deck as your ship glides gently down the River Seine, passing through suburban Paris. This afternoon, dock at Conflans where you can either join our guided excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephines Chteau de Malmaison just outside Paris. Requiring extensive renovations, this large country estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fighting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it 'the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe, a model of good cultivation'. Day 4 (Fri) Vernon. This morning, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monets house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle with its magnificent courtyard. Theres still time to stroll through this delightful city on your own before your ship departs for Rouen. Relax on board this afternoon or take your pick of a number of optional excursions on offer. Day 5 (Sat) Rouen. Rouen is the capital of Upper Normandy and an important commercial city, perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and was later burned at the stake in the marketplace of this town in 1431. Enjoy the guided walk through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses and the Gros
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Rouen

Horloge, an intricate Astronomical Clock dating back to the 16th century. The splendid gothic cathedral was once the tallest building in the world and the subject of a series of Claude Monets paintings. The afternoon is free for you to explore on your own, or you can join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. Day 6 (Sun) Rouen. Today, choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy landing beaches, visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II, or a Taste of Normandy tour for a more in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. The most important produce include dairy, apples and grain. Camembert cheese is a speciality, as is Calvados, a strong apple brandy. Thoroughbred horses are also reared here. Day 7 (mon) Les Andelys. The most dramatic sight along the Seine is the imposing Chteau Gaillard at Les Andelys. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, the chteau is truly a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture. Explore on your own and enjoy your last day in France in this delightful small town. Day 8 (Tue) Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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Included in the Price


3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

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Paris to Paris
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3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Art & Impressionist Cruise


Art & Impressionist: The 13th August departure is offered as an exclusive Art theme cruise and includes special lectures and features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Culinary Cruise
Culinary Cruise: The 29th October departure is offered as an exclusive Culinary cruise and includes special lectures, tastings and features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

*Culinary Themed Cruise. **Art Themed Cruise

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Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 739. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 160. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Paris from 85 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The duration from London (St Pancras) to Paris (Gare du Nord) is approximately 2 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Paris is approximately 1 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight and Eurostar upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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PARIS Guided sightseeing bEAUNE Orientation walk; see the Htel-Dieu; Burgundy wine tasting ToURNUS Guided sightseeing, visit Abbey of St Philibert LyoN Guided sightseeing; photo stop on Fourvire Hill ToURNoN Orientation visit vIvIERS Guided walk; visit Old Town and the cathedral AvIGNoN Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes ARLES Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre PRovENCE EXTENSIoN Excursion to Camargue; visit Aigues-Mortes; Nmes guided sightseeing; St Remy guided sightseeing; lunch stop in Aix-en-Provence WELComE RECEPTIoN, CAPTAINS RECEPTIoN AND FAREWELL DINNER

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be transferred to your cruise ship. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception as your ship departs for Tournus. Day 4 (Wed) Tournus - mcon. A guided walk of Tournus after breakfast today shows you the highlights of this delightful town, tucked away in the south-east corner of Burgundy. The town is one of the oldest and most important monastic centres in the region and is home to the superb Abbey of St Philibert, part of which dates back to the 10th century. Enjoy free time to stroll the quaint streets and to explore the arts and crafts shops nearby. After lunch, cruise to Mcon, a city with a rich history that plays an important role in the wine trade. A choice of optional excursions, including a visit to a wine cellar, is available. Day 5 (Thu) beaujolais region - Lyon. Enjoy a leisurely morning cruising on the Rhne. Lyon is Frances second-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Founded by the Romans in 43BC, the citys prosperity dates back to the 16th century and is due to commercial and industrial activities. Roman ruins, many excellent museums and much Renaissance architecture delight the visitor. Survey the city from Fourvire Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways, Place des Terreaux, and the beautiful Place Bellecour. Beaujolais is the wine of the region and wine connoisseurs will know that the grapes must be hand picked. Tradition dictates that the 'Beaujolais Nouveau' is tasted for the first time on the third Thursday of November each year. Day 6 (Fri) Lyon. A free day in this fascinating city to explore at leisure. Early risers might like to visit the local produce market. Your Cruise Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do. Day 7 (Sat) Tournon/Tain lHermitage - viviers. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain lHermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhne River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. Tournon, with its imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins, is one of Frances oldest medieval cities. Another charming town, Viviers, was developed around its Romanesque cathedral, and the old town has an appealing mix of Christian, Roman and medieval influences.
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Day 1 (Sun) Paris. Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to Pullman Paris Montparnasse Hotel for two nights. Day 2 (mon) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural masterpiece of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife that includes some of the worlds most famous cabaret shows. Day 3 (Tue) Paris - beaune - Chalon-sur-Sane Tournus. After breakfast, drive past the forest of Fontainebleau, the favourite hunting grounds of a long line of French kings and into Burgundy. Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Cte dOr area - which produces the regions finest vintages - owes its wealth to the production, aging and selling of fine wines. Its most famous historical site, the Htel Dieu charity hospital, houses Van der Weydens painting of the Last Judgement and is one of Frances architectural highlights. Enjoy a tasting of Burgundy wines before continuing south to Chalon-sur-Sane, where you will 96

Day 8 (Sun) Avignon. The fortified city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse region, the most picturesque part of Provence. Also referred to as the City of Popes, it was the centre of the Catholic Church in the 14th century and the city landscape is dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes. See the bridge, made famous by the popular song, and join one of the optional excursions to either Pont du Gard or to the famed wine cellars of Chteauneuf-du-Pape available this afternoon. Day 9 (mon) Camargue - Arles. Early risers may like to watch the sun come up over the Camargue. This morning, enjoy tranquil scenes as you sail through this nature park toward Arles during breakfast. Reaching Arles, set on the northern tip of the Camargue and the capital of Provence, a local expert will show you the church of St Trophime, Les Alyscamps, the remains of the Gallo-Roman burial road and the Roman Amphitheatre. This afternoon, there is free time to relax, or join an optional excursion. Day 10 (Tue) Arles - Cte dAzur. After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and transfer by coach along the Cte dAzur to the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo. Also known as the French Riviera, the Cte dAzur stretches along Frances Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the Italian border. Day 11 (Wed) Cte dAzur. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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Day 1 (mon) Cte dAzur. Travel to Nice where you will be met and transferred to the Cte dAzur for one night at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo. Day 2 (Tue) Cte dAzur - Arles. This morning, enjoy free time before driving to Arles in the Provence region to board your cruise ship. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 3 (Wed) Arles - Camargue. On the northern tip of the Camargue, Arles is the capital of Provence and was once known as the Little Rome of Gaul. See the church of St Trophime, Les Alyscamps, the remains of the Gallo-Roman burial road and visit the Roman Amphitheatre. Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by the special light of Provence and spent a very productive year in Arles. The Foundation Vincent Van Gogh is a tribute to the artist. This evening, set sail from Arles toward Port St Louis on the mouth of the Rhne for a unique opportunity to experience the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park. Day 4 (Thu) Camargue - Avignon. Reach Avignon this morning during breakfast. The fortified city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse region and one of the most picturesque regions of Provence. Dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes, the city is often referred to as the City of Popes and was the centre of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. See the bridge, made famous by the popular song and this afternoon, join one of the optional excursions, either to Pont du Gard or to the famed wine cellars of Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Day 5 (Fri) Cruising - viviers. A leisurely morning to relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise. Charming Viviers was developed around its Romanesque cathedral, and the old town has an appealing mix of Christian, Roman and medieval influences. Day 6 (Sat) Tournon/Tain lHermitage - vienne. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain lHermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhne and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. Tournon, with its imposing
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16th century castle and Roman ruins, is one of the oldest medieval cities in France. This afternoon, enjoy Vienne, a charming town surrounded by steep hills. Day 7 (Sun) Lyon. Lyon is Frances second-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Founded by the Romans in 43BC, the citys prosperity dates back to the 16th century and is due to commercial and industrial activities. Roman ruins, many excellent museums and much Renaissance architecture delight the visitor. Survey the city from Fourvire Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways, Place des Terreaux, and the beautiful Place Bellecour. Beaujolais is the wine of the region and wine connoisseurs will know that the grapes must be hand picked. Tradition dictates that the 'Beaujolais Nouveau' is tasted for the first time on the third Thursday of November each year. Day 8 (mon) mcon Tournus Chalon-sur-Sane. Wake up this morning in Mcon on the Sane River, a city that plays an important role in the wine trade. Theres free time for exploring after breakfast, before a short cruise to Tournus. Here, the cloister of St Philibert or the Burgundy Museums folklore collection, located in an old family mansion, are worth a visit. A choice of optional excursions, including a visit to a wine cellar, is available. Before dinner, arrive in Chalon-sur-Sane. Day 9 (Tue) Chalon-sur-Sane - beaune - Paris. After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and head for Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Cte dOr area which produces the Burgundy regions finest vintages. Its most famous historical site, the Htel Dieu charity hospital, houses Van der Weydens painting of the Last Judgement and is one of Frances architectural highlights. After lunch, continue north past the forest of Fontainebleau to Paris, the City of Light. Your hotel for two nights is Pullman Paris Montparnasse. Day 10 (Wed) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife, which includes some of the worlds most famous cabaret shows. Day 11 (Thu) Paris. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious facilities and river 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuitenights at Pullman Paris views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms. 2
Montparnasse Hotel, Paris and 1 night at Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel, Cte d'Azur. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Paris and Cte d'Azur hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and

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3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

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Extend your Stay


Extend your Paris to Cte d'Azur cruise itinerary:

Travel options
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Days 1 to 9 (Sun - mon). As per Paris to Cte d'Azur cruise itinerary. Day 10 (Tue) Arles - Provence Region. Disembark and drive through the 'petite Camargue'. Visit the city of Aigues-Mortes before continuing to Saint Rmy and your hotel for two nights, Le Vallon de Valrugues. Day 11 (Wed) Saint Rmy. Explore Saint Rmy de Provence, visit the ancient Roman town of Glanum and the St Paul de Mausole Monastery. Later, visit the Nmes Arena, and the Roman Fountain Gardens. Day 12 (Thu) Saint Rmy - Cte d'Azur. Visit Aix-enProvence before heading east past Czannes Mount St Victoire to the Cte dAzur and your hotel for one night, the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Day 13 (Fri) Cte dAzur. Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to the UK.

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Paris is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Paris (Gare du Nord) is approximately 2 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Nice is approximately 2 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Nice (Gare de Nice Ville) is approximately 8 hours. * Travel to/from Paris direct and travel to/from Nice is via Lille. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight and Eurostar upgrades are also available, please call for details.

Jazz music Theme Cruise


Jazz music: The 1st July departure is offered as an exclusive Jazz Music Cruise and includes special music features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Wine Theme Cruise


Wine: The 27th October departure is offered as an exclusive Wine Cruise and includes special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

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Grand France
16 days

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PARIS Guided sightseeing CONFLANS Choice of guided excursions to Auvers-surOise or Chteau de Malmaison VERNON Choice of guided excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle ROUEN Guided sightseeing; see the Astronomical Clock and visit the Cathedral; choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or A Taste of Normandy LES ANDELYS Orientation, see Chteau Gaillard bEAUNE Orientation walk; see the Htel-Dieu; Burgundy wine tasting TOURNUS Guided sightseeing, visit Abbey of St Philibert LYON Guided sightseeing; photo stop on Fourvire Hill TOURNON Orientation visit VIVIERS Guided walk; visit Old Town and the cathedral AVIGNON Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes ARLES Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre PROVENCE EXTENSION Excursion to Camargue; visit Aigues-Mortes; Nmes guided sightseeing; St Remy guided sightseeing; lunch stop in Aix-en-Provence WELCOME RECEPTION, CAPTAINS RECEPTION AND FAREWELL DINNER

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perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and died here. Enjoy a guided walk through the medieval quarter to see half-timbered houses, the intricate Gros Horloge Astronomical Clock and the splendid gothic cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own, or join an optional trip to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. Day 6 (Sun) Rouen. Choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy landing beaches, visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II, or a Taste of Normandy tour for a more in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. Day 7 (Mon) Les Andelys. The most dramatic sight along the Seine is the imposing Chteau Gaillard at Les Andelys. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, the chteau is a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture. Day 8 (Tue) Paris - beaune - Chalon-sur-Sane Tournus. After breakfast, disembark Avalon Creativity and head south into Burgundy. Beaune - which produces the regions finest vintages - owes its wealth to the production, aging and selling of fine wines. Its most famous historical site, the Htel Dieu charity hospital, is one of Frances architectural highlights. Enjoy a tasting of Burgundy wines before continuing south to Chalon-sur-Sane to board Avalon Scenery. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception as your ship departs for Tournus. Day 9 (Wed) Tournus - Mcon. A guided walk of Tournus shows you the highlights of this delightful town, tucked into the south-east corner of Burgundy. One of the oldest and most important monastic centres in the region, Tournus is home to the superb Abbey of St Philibert, part of which dates back to the 10th century. After lunch, cruise to Mcon, a city with a rich history, that plays an important role in the wine trade. A choice of optional excursions, including a visit to a wine cellar, is available. Day 10 (Thu) beaujolais region - Lyon. Enjoy a leisurely morning cruising on the Rhne. Lyon is Frances second-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Roman ruins, many excellent museums and much Renaissance architecture delight the visitor. Survey the city from Fourvire Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways, Place des Terreaux, and the beautiful Place Bellecour. Day 11 (Fri) Lyon. A free day in this fascinating city to explore at leisure. Early risers might like to visit the local produce market. Your Cruise Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do. Day 12 (Sat) Tournon/Tain lHermitage - Viviers. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain lHermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhne River and the Hermitage. Tournon, offers an imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins, while charming Viviers has a lovely Romanesque cathedral and old town. Day 13 (Sun) Avignon. Avignon, the capital of the Vaucluse region, is one of the most picturesque areas of Provence, dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes. See the bridge, made famous by the popular song, and join an optional excursion to either Pont du Gard or the wine cellars of Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Day 14 (Mon) Camargue - Arles. Cruise through the Camargue nature reserve towards Arles. Reaching Arles, a local expert will show you the church of St Trophime, Les Alyscamps, the remains of the GalloRoman burial road and the Roman Amphitheatre. Day 15 (Tue) Arles - Cte dAzur. After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and transfer by coach along the Cte dAzur to the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo. Day 16 (Wed) Cte dAzur. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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Viviers
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Avignon Nmes Aigues Mortes

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Port St Louis

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Day 1 (Tue) Paris. Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship, Avalon Creativity. Meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Wed) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its nightlife, including its world famous cabaret shows. Day 3 (Thu) Paris Conflans. After breakfast, cruise along the Seine River, passing through suburban Paris. This afternoon, dock at Conflans and either join our guided excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephines Chteau de Malmaison just outside Paris. Day 4 (Fri) Vernon. This morning, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monets house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle. Theres time to stroll through this delightful city at leisure or take your pick of a number of optional excursions before your ship departs for Rouen this afternoon. Day 5 (Sat) Rouen. Rouen is the capital of Upper Normandy and an important commercial city, 100

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16 days ~ Cte d'Azur to Paris


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Day 1 (Mon) Cte dAzur. Travel to Nice where you will be met and transferred to the Cte dAzur for one night at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo. Day 2 (Tue) Cte dAzur - Arles. This morning, enjoy free time before driving to Arles in the Provence region to board your cruise ship, Avalon Scenery. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 3 (Wed) Arles - Camargue. On the northern tip of the Camargue, Arles is the capital of Provence and was once known as the Little Rome of Gaul. See the church of St Trophime, Les Alyscamps, the remains of the Gallo-Roman burial road and visit the Roman Amphitheatre. Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by the special light of Provence and spent a very productive year in Arles. The Foundation Vincent Van Gogh is a tribute to the artist. This evening, set sail from Arles toward Port St Louis on the mouth of the Rhne for a unique opportunity to experience the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park. Day 4 (Thu) Camargue - Avignon. Reach Avignon this morning during breakfast. The fortified city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse region and one of the most picturesque regions of Provence. Dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes, the city is often referred to as the City of Popes and was the centre of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. See the bridge, made famous by the popular song and this afternoon, join one of the optional excursions, either to Pont du Gard or to the famed wine cellars of Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Day 5 (Fri) Cruising - Viviers. A leisurely morning to relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise. Charming Viviers was developed around its Romanesque cathedral, and the old town has an appealing mix of Christian, Roman and medieval influences. Day 6 (Sat) Tournon/Tain lHermitage - Vienne. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain lHermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhne and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. Tournon, with its imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins, is one of the oldest medieval cities in France. This afternoon, enjoy Vienne, a charming town surrounded by steep hills. Day 7 (Sun) Lyon. Lyon is Frances second-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Roman ruins, many excellent museums and much Renaissance architecture delight the visitor. Survey the city from Fourvire Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways, Place des Terreaux, and the beautiful Place Bellecour. Day 8 (Mon) Mcon Tournus Chalon-sur-Sane. Wake up this morning in Mcon on the Sane River, a city that plays an important role in the wine trade. Theres free time for exploring after breakfast, before a short cruise to Tournus. Here, the cloister of St Philibert or the Burgundy Museums folklore collection, located in an old family mansion, are worth a visit. A choice of optional excursions, including a visit to a wine cellar, is available. Before dinner, arrive in Chalon-sur-Sane. Day 9 (Tue) Chalon-sur-Sane - beaune - Paris. After breakfast, disembark Avalon Scenery and drive to Beaune, which produces the Burgundy regions finest vintages. Its most famous historical site, the Htel Dieu charity hospital, is one of Frances architectural

Normandy

Vernon

Conflans
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Les Andelys Giverny Auvers-sur-Oise Paris

FRANCE

Burgundy

Beaune
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Sane Beaujolais Region

Chalon-sur-Sane Tournus Mcon Lyon Vienne Tournon Viviers Avignon Arles


Rhne

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Port St Louis

1 Cte dAzur Provence

Avignon

highlights. After lunch, continue north past the forest of Fontainebleau to Paris, the City of Light, where you'll board Avalon Creativity, docked on the River Seine. This evening, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 10 (Wed) Paris. During your included sightseeing tour of Paris, see magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its Renaissance style architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opra, Madeleine, Champs Elyses and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colourful nightlife, which includes some of the worlds most famous cabaret shows. Day 11 (Thu) Paris Conflans. After breakfast, cruise along the Seine River, passing through suburban Paris. This afternoon, dock at Conflans and either join our guided excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephines Chteau de Malmaison just outside Paris. Day 12 (Fri) Vernon. This morning, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monets house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle. Theres time to stroll through this delightful city at leisure or take your pick of a number of optional excursions before your ship departs for Rouen this afternoon. Day 13 (Sat) Rouen. Rouen is the capital of Upper Normandy and an important commercial city, perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and died here. Enjoy a guided walk through the medieval quarter to see half-timbered houses, the intricate Gros Horloge Astronomical Clock and the splendid gothic cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own, or join an optional trip to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. Day 14 (Sun) Rouen. Choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy landing beaches, visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II, or a Taste of Normandy tour for a more in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. Day 15 (Mon) Les Andelys. The most dramatic sight along the Seine is the imposing Chteau Gaillard at Les Andelys. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196, the chteau is a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture. Day 16 (Tue) Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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3 Private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. stateroom with 3 14 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious French balcony hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a in most staterooms. 1 night at the Fairmont
Monte Carlo, Cte dAzur, and on the Provence extension only, 2 nights at the Le Vallon de Valrugues, Saint Rmy and 1 night at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Cte dAzur. on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European 3 All mealscoffees throughout the day. Buffet breakfast in Paris and Cte d'Azur hotels. wines, and a choice of teas and

Your Holiday Prices


Paris to Cote dAzur Paris to Cote dAzur
(Prices are per person) (Prices are per person) Add Category Add Category Dept. Ship Provence E Dept. Code Code Ship Provence E 23 Apr WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3765 460 23 Apr WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3765 460 07 May WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3935 460 07 May WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3935 460 21 May WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3985 460 21 May WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3985 460 04 Jun WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4005 460 04 Jun WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4005 460 18 Jun WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4005 460 18 Jun WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4005 460 02 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 02 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 16 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 16 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 30 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 30 Jul WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 13 Aug** WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 13 Aug** WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3789 460 27 Aug WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4009 460 27 Aug WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4009 460 10 Sep WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4109 460 10 Sep WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 4109 460 24 Sep WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3939 460 24 Sep WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3939 460 08 Oct WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3699 460 08 Oct WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3699 460 22 Oct* WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3385 460 22 Oct* WPA9Q Creativity/Scenery 3385 460 *Wine Themed Cruise. **Art Themed Cruise *Wine Themed Cruise. **Art Themed Cruise

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Cote dAzur to Paris Cote dAzur to Paris


Dept. Code Dept. Code 22 Apr WAP9Q 22 Apr WAP9Q 06 May WAP9Q 06 May WAP9Q 20 May WAP9Q 20 May WAP9Q 03 Jun WAP9Q 03 Jun WAP9Q 17 Jun WAP9Q 17 Jun WAP9Q 01 Jul* WAP9Q 01 Jul* WAP9Q 15 Jul WAP9Q 15 Jul WAP9Q 29 Jul WAP9Q 29 Jul WAP9Q 12 Aug WAP9Q 12 Aug WAP9Q 26 Aug WAP9Q 26 Aug WAP9Q 09 Sep WAP9Q 09 Sep WAP9Q 23 Sep WAP9Q 23 Sep WAP9Q 07 Oct WAP9Q 07 Oct WAP9Q 21 Oct*** WAP9Q 21 Oct*** WAP9Q *Jazz Themed Cruise, *Jazz Themed Cruise,

Extend Your Stay


Extend your Paris to Cte d'Azur cruise itinerary:

Travel Options
Fly from
St Pancras Ebbsfleet Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Edinburgh Manchester Newcastle

Via
Lille* Lille* Direct Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct*

Operator
Eurostar Eurostar British Airways Air France Air France Air France Air France Air France

Provence
Days 1 to 14 (Sun - Mon). As per Paris to Cte d'Azur cruise itinerary. Day 15 (Tue) Arles - Provence Region. Disembark and drive through the 'petite Camargue'. Visit the city of Aigues-Mortes before continuing to Saint Rmy and your hotel for two nights, Le Vallon de Valrugues. Day 16 (Wed) Saint Rmy. Explore Saint Rmy de Provence, visit the ancient Roman town of Glanum and the St Paul de Mausole Monastery. Later, visit the Nmes Arena, and the Roman Fountain Gardens. Day 17 (Thu) Saint Rmy - Cte d'Azur. Visit Aix-enProvence before heading east past Czannes Mount St Victoire to the Cte dAzur and your hotel for one night, the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Day 18 (Fri) Cte dAzur. Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to the UK.

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The flight duration from Heathrow to Paris is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Paris (Gare du Nord) is approximately 2 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Nice is approximately 2 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Nice (Gare de Nice Ville) is approximately 8 hours. * Travel to/from Paris direct and travel to/from Nice is via Lille. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight and Eurostar upgrades are also available, please call for details.w

(Prices are per person) (Prices are per person) Ship Category E Ship Category E Scenery/Creativity 3769 Scenery/Creativity 3769 Scenery/Creativity 3909 Scenery/Creativity 3909 Scenery/Creativity 3985 Scenery/Creativity 3985 Scenery/Creativity 4009 Scenery/Creativity 4009 Scenery/Creativity 3889 Scenery/Creativity 3889 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3795 Scenery/Creativity 3789 Scenery/Creativity 3789 Scenery/Creativity 4049 Scenery/Creativity 4049 Scenery/Creativity 4115 Scenery/Creativity 4115 Scenery/Creativity 3955 Scenery/Creativity 3955 Scenery/Creativity 3709 Scenery/Creativity 3709 Scenery/Creativity 3365 Scenery/Creativity 3365 ***Culinary Themed Cruise ***Culinary Themed Cruise

Stateroom Upgrade supplements: Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person) (Prices are per person)

Category Category B B A A P P Avalon Suite Avalon Suite

Deck Deck Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal Royal Royal

Scenery, Scenery, Creativity Creativity 620 620 690 690 830 830 1450 1450

Theme Cruises Art & Impressionist Cruise


Art & Impressionist: The 13th August departure is offered as an exclusive Art theme cruise and includes special lectures and features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Jazz Music Theme Cruise


Jazz Music: The 1st July departure is offered as an exclusive Jazz Music Cruise and includes special music features at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Sole Occupancy Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 1489. Sole occupancy supplement from 1489. Make your own way Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 180. to the first hotel, there will be a reduction of 180. If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Paris and fly to/from If you wish to go by Eurostar to/from Paris and fly to/from Nice, please ask for further details. Nice, please ask for further details. Cruise Only Cruise Only If you would like to make your own way to the ship and If you would like to make your own way to the ship and just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction just enjoy the cruise portion, there will be a reduction from 526. from 526. Paris - Cote dAzur: Arrive Paris Day 1 for embarkation Paris - Cote dAzur: Arrive Paris Day 1 for embarkation at 3.30pm. Depart Port Arles Day 15 upon at 3.30pm. Depart Port Arles Day 15 upon disembarkation. disembarkation. Cote dAzur - Paris: Arrive Arles Day 2 for embarkation Cote dAzur - Paris: Arrive Arles Day 2 for embarkation between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Paris Day 16 upon between 4pm and 5.30pm. Depart Paris Day 16 upon disembarkation. Flights should not leave Paris airports disembarkation. Flights should not leave Paris airports before 8am. before 8am. Extra Nights Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Paris (not available for Extra nights can be booked in Paris (not available for Cruise Only) from 85 per person per night and Cote Cruise Only) from 85 per person per night and Cote dAzur (not available for Cruise Only) from 95 per dAzur (not available for Cruise Only) from 95 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details. details.

Wine Theme Cruise

Wine: The 27th October departure is offered as an exclusive Wine Cruise and includes special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. See pages 24-25 for details.

Culinary Cruise

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INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
amSTErDam Canal cruise maaSTrICHT Guided sightseeing aNTwErp Guided sightseeing; see the Grote Markt GHENT Guided sightseeing, visit St Baafs Cathedral mIDDELBUrG Guided sightseeing VEErE Orientation; excursion to the Delta Works KINDErDIjK See the windmills KEUKENHof GarDENS Excursion wELComE rECEpTIoN, CapTaINS rECEpTIoN aND farEwELL DINNEr

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Your Cruise Itinerary

8 days ~ Amsterdam to Amsterdam


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Day 1 amsterdam. Travel to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. This afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 amsterdam. Hollands capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700 year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafs and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams 'Golden Age'. Afterwards, your river cruise ship sets sail for the Venlo Region. Day 3 maastricht. Cruise amidst picturesque vistas as you sail toward Maastricht this morning. Located at the borders of Belgium and Germany, Maastricht is a bustling cosmopolitan capital and a province of Limburg. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour through this vibrant university town, where a local expert will show you the sights the lovely cathedrals, old houses and buildings, and an impressively cobblestoned town center. Later, enjoy free time to explore at leisure. Day 4 antwerp. Antwerp is Belgiums second largest city and was once one of the worlds most important seaports. Included sightseeing shows you its superb architecture, the Grote Markt with its beautiful city hall, and the Church of Our Lady. An optional excursion to nearby Brussels, Belgium's capital and home of the European Union, is available. Day 5 Ghent. In a unique way, Ghent, the diamond of Flanders, has beautifully preserved its medieval charm and power whilst also keeping up with the times. A Local Guide will show you the city centre, a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success and take you into St Baafs Cathedral. From here, an optional excursion to Bruges, with its crisscrossed canals and charming old patrician houses, is available. Day 6 middelburg Veere Delta works. Middelburg was originally built as a stronghold to protect the population of Zeeland from the water and enemies. Later, it became a prosperous merchant city that spent great wealth on the construction of important buildings such as its impressive Town Hall. Next, head
Veere Middelburg Bruges Ghent

HOLLAND

Keukenhof Schoonhoven

Amsterdam
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Brussels
BELGIUM

Maastricht

Ghent

to one of Europe's most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, located nearby. After the flood of 1953, in which more than 1,800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was developed to prevent another disaster of that magnitude. The final defence in the battle against the water is the storm flood barrier, almost six miles long and considered a technical masterpiece. Later, enjoy free time in the charming town of Veere before returning to your ship. Day 7 Kinderdijk. Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens Schoonhoven. This morning, visit Kinderdijk to admire its picturesque row of windmills before enjoying todays highlight - a visit to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse, which encompasses over 70 acres of parkland dotted with lakes, glorious sculpted gardens, greenhouses and a windmill. Millions of flower bulbs are grown here annually and are presented in bright and spectacularly colourful displays throughout the year. Rejoin your ship in Schoonhoven, nicknamed 'Zilverstad' and renowned for its silver. Day 8 amsterdam. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.
Note: On 21st April departure aboard Avalon Vista,

amsterdam

Amsterdam sightseeing on Day 2 will be moved to Day 7 and the remaining itinerary will be brought forward one day, so Day 2 will visit Maastricht, Day 3 Antwerp etc.

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3 private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms.
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 all mealscoffees throughout the day. teas and

Your Holiday prices


Amsterdam to Amsterdam
(Prices are per person)

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Dept. Code Ship Category E 07 Apr WAA8Q Luminary 1785 08 Apr WAA7Q Affinity 1785 14 Apr WAA9Q Vista 1865 17 Apr WAA1Q Visionary 1865 21 Apr* WAA9Q Vista 1915 21 Apr WAA8Q Luminary 1915 28 Apr WAA8Q Luminary 1939 12 May WAA8Q Luminary 2035 *Vista will operate Amsterdam canal cruise on Day 7 instead of Day 2, thereby advancing by one day the remainder of the itinerary

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category D B A P Avalon/Royal Suite

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Affinity, Luminary 320 370 430 750

Vista, Visionary 90 460 490 580 980

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 719. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 180. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Amsterdam from 99 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel options
Travel from
St Pancras Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Gatwick Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Brussels Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct

Airline
Eurostar* British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
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The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Amsterdam (Schipol) is approximately 4 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
NorTH HoLLaND 'Tulip Road' excursion or guided walk in Alkmaar MakkUM Guided visit FrIESLaND Excursion ENkHUIzEN Visit the Zuiderzee museum HoorN Guided walk LELySTaD Visit to Batavia shipyard and the Batavia; cheese and Genever tasting arNHEM Guided sightseeing in Arnhem or Krller-Mller Museum excursion or Het Loo Palace visit roTTErDaM Rotterdam guided sightseeing or Utrecht guided sightseeing or visit to Keukenhof Gardens VoLENDaM Guided walk and windmill visit EDaM Excursion aMSTErDaM Canal cruise WELCoME rECEpTIoN, CapTaINS rECEpTIoN aND FarEWELL DINNEr

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your Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 amsterdam Haarlem. Travel to Amsterdam where you will met and transferred to your cruise ship in Haarlem for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 North Holland. Wake up this morning in northern Holland. After breakfast, you have a choice of optional excursions: perhaps join the journey along the 'Tulip Road' or visit the town of Alkmaar. Tulip fields abound in this northern part of the country. Learn more about these flowers and how they were introduced into Holland from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in the 17th century. Alternatively, why not visit the town of Alkmaar? A Local Guide will take you on a walking tour of the most beautiful parts of the city. Drive on the Afsluitdijk, a major causeway 20 miles in length, which separates the saltwater Waddenzee (part of the North Sea) on one side from the freshwater Ijsselmeer on the other. Midway across the dike is the tiny community of Breezanddijk, established to house workers during the construction of the Afsluitsdijk. Rejoin your ship for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Makkum, a traditional fishing village that still maintains a small fishing fleet yet is now a popular holiday destination with an emphasis on water sports. Day 3 Excursion to Friesland Enkhuizen. Today's excursion explores the province of Friesland, a picturesque agricultural region with a rich history. Famed for its black and white Friesian cattle and black Friesian horses, this historic area was also recorded in local legends such as the tale of 'The Lady of Stavoren'. During lunch, cruise across the Ijsselmeer, formerly known as the Zuider Zee, to Enkuizen, set on the most easterly point of North Holland. Enkhuizen owes its prosperity to the Zuider Zee during the 'Golden Age' and this afternoon youll visit the Zuiderzee Museum, dedicated to the culture and history of this area. The museum focuses on the past and present of the Ijsselmeer and features living history, heritage and crafts combining works from the past with works from the present. Day 4 Hoorn Lelystad kampen. After breakfast, join a Local Guide for a stroll around the charming town of Hoorn, the town that gave its name to Cape Horn on the southernmost point of South America. Blending traditional and modern, the historic town centre remians largely intact and traditional architecture has been maintained in its original form. The monumental faades are a testament to Hoorns former status as a Dutch East India Company town. After time at leisure, return to your ship for lunch and sail to Lelystad for a guided visit of the Batavia Shipyard, where ships that were important to the Netherlands maritime industry during the 'Golden Age' have been faithfully reconstructed. Later, board the Batavia itself, a reconstruction of a 1628 Amserdam-built Dutch East India Company ship that sailed from Texel to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia). This afternoon, enjoy a local cheese and genever (gin) tasting on board whilst cruising to Kampen.
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Enkhuizen Hoorn Alkmaar Haarlem Utrecht Rotterdam

Friesland

Makkum

Lelystad Kampen Edam Volendam


Ijsselmeer

Amsterdam
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HOLLAND Gelderse Ijssel

Arnhem

Friesian cattle

Day 5 Gelderse Ijssel arnhem. This morning, relax on board as you cruise a branch of the Rhine known as the Gelderse Ijssel, which flows from just east of Arnhem into the Ijsselmeer. This afternoon, choose from a selection of activities in Arnhem, famous for the Battle of Arnhem - one of the major tragedies of WWII. Perhaps join the guided city sightseeing tour, visit the Krller-Mller Museum in Otterlo with its world-renowned collection of mainly 19th and 20th century visual art; or visit the Palace of Het Loo, a symmetrical Dutch baroque building with a formal 17th century garden, in nearby Apeldoorn. Later, rejoin your ship in Arnhem. Day 6 rotterdam Utrecht. After breakfast, cruise through the harbour of Rotterdam, said to be the worlds busiest port. A bustling port city, Rotterdam was levelled by German bombs in WWII and rebuilt in a modern, high-tech style. Join a local expert for a guided city tour or perhaps opt for an all-day visit to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse, which encompasses over 70 acres of parkland dotted with lakes, glorious sculpted gardens, greenhouses and a windmill. Millions of flower bulbs are grown here annually and are presented in bright and spectacularly colourful displays throughout the year. This afternoon a guided excursion to the city of Utrecht is available for those who choose not to visit Keukenhof. Day 7 Volendam Excursion to Edam amsterdam. This morning, wake up in Volendam, a picturesque fishing town with an unique open harbour and a small, timbered church dating back to 1658. Today's excursion takes you to Edam, whose cheese of the same name has become famous worldwide and where cheese markets are still held in the summer months. The old town centre, especially the Kwakelsteeg, still has lovely characteristic Waterland houses. On the way back to your ship, visit a windmill near Volendam. During lunch, cruise to Amsterdam, where sightseeing this afternoon is by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdams Golden Age. Day 8 amsterdam. Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

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Included in the price


3 private door-to-door home pick-up service by executive car 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at a supplement. Eurostar available on request. accommodation in a spacious 3 7 nights deluxeceiling sliding glass doors and astateroom with hotel-style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to French balcony in most staterooms
on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality European wines, and a choice of 3 all mealscoffees throughout the day teas and

your Holiday prices


Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Dept. 14 Apr 24 Apr 05 May Code WHA9Q WHA8Q WHA9Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Luminary Visionary Luminary

Category E 1865 1935 2009

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

3 Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours 3 Services of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 Welcome reception, Captains Reception and Farewell dinner 3 A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions 3 All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

Category D B A P Avalon/Royal Suite

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Luminary 320 370 430 750

Visionary 90 460 490 580 980

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 749. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 150. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Amsterdam from 99 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

Travel options
Travel from
St Pancras Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Gatwick Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Via
Brussels Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct Direct

Airline
Eurostar* British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
40 Nil 105 70 80 85 80 75 Nil 70 85 75 70 75 85

Cruise Director advising on excursions

The flight duration from Heathrow to Amsterdam is approximately 1 hours non stop. The duration from London (St Pancras) to Amsterdam (Schipol) is approximately 4 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Festive Cruises
5, 8, 9 or 12 days

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany


BreisACh Excursion to the Black Forest sTrAsBOUrG Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral heiDeLBerG Castle photo-stop

Christmastime on the Danube


PrAGUe Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit Hradcany Castle grounds NUreMBerG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting reGeNsBUrG Guided sightseeing MeLK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey VieNNA Guided sightseeing

Christmas in the heart of Germany


MiLTeNBerG Guided sightseeing; baking demonstration WrZBUrG Guided sightseeing; see the Bishops Residenz BAMBerG Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting

included in the Price included in the Price

NUreMBerG Guided sightseeing PrAGUe Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit Hradcany Castle grounds

private door-to-door transfer service 3 exclusive door-to-door home pick-up service byby executive car 3 Private London Heathrow; regional flights atexecutive car a 3 Flights from London Heathrow; regional flights at supplement. a supplement. 3 Flights from a with hotel-style 3 Deluxe accommodation in in spacious stateroomglass doors and abeds, ensuite facilities accommodation a spacious stateroom with hotel-style beds, balcony ceiling sliding 3 Deluxeand river views. Floor to to ceiling sliding glass doors and French ensuite facilities and river views. Floor a French

Christmastime in Germany & Austria


MiLTeNBerG Guided sightseeing; baking demonstration WrZBUrG Guided sightseeing; see the Bishops Residenz BAMBerG Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall NUreMBerG Guided sightseeing; beer tasting MUNiCh Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz reGeNsBUrG Guided sightseeing MeLK Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey VieNNA Guided sightseeing ALL iTiNerAries: WeLCOMe reCePTiON, CAPTAiNs reCePTiON AND FAreWeLL DiNNer

3 3 3 3 3 Services an experienced Cruise Director 3 Services of of an experienced Cruise Director 3 Gratuities Cruise Director and crew 3 Gratuities forfor Cruise Director and crew 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music 3 transfers, local port charges and airport taxes 3 AllAll transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

in most staterooms balcony in most staterooms All meals on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner with quality All meals on board including full breakfast, lunch, and dinner day European wines, and a choice of teas and coffees throughout thewith quality European wines, and a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides optional tours

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5 days ~ Zrich to Frankfurt
Your Zrich to Frankfurt itinerary
Day 1 (Wed) Zrich - Basel. Fly to Zrich where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship in Basel for four nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 (Thu) Breisach. excursion to the Black Forest. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the FrenchGerman border, Germany's Black Forest region is an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its undulating landscape of thick, pine forests, meadows, vineyards and picturesque traditional wooden houses. A tranquil area rich in culture, the region is best known for its intricate woodcarving, cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Theres no better setting for this time of year than when smoke curls from the chimneys of the quaint Black Forest homesteads, with their distinctive sloped roofs and warm, festively decorated interiors. Day 3 (Fri) strasbourg. The capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg is set on the border of France and Germany and effortlessly blends the culture of both countries. Home to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, Strasbourg offers up some fascinating sights including the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Klber and Place Gutenberg - with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. During the festive period, the city hosts one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe. Dating back to 1570, the citys famous 'Christkindelsmrik' is dotted around Place de la Cathdrale and Place Broglie and traditionally, its centrepiece is marked by a giant Christmas tree. Stroll through the beautifully decorated and illuminated streets and savour the enticing aromas of mulled wine, cinnamon cookies and spiced biscuits. Day 4 (sat) speyer. excursion to heidelberg. This morning, explore the ancient imperial city of Speyer at leisure, perhaps strolling through the Christmas market to admire the colourful handpainted woodwork, festive arts and crafts, and the mouth-watering scent of honey-roasted almonds and hot mulled wine. Alternatively, join the included excursion to beautiful Heidelberg, the city of Student Prince fame and Germanys oldest university town. Enjoy a photostop at the towering red sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle followed by free time to explore Heidelberg. At this time of year an ice rink is set up on Karlsplatz and the Christmas Market, dotted across five squares in the Old Quarter, is crammed with traditional stalls offering delicious 'glhwein', tasty Lebkuchen sweet treats, savoury Bratwurst, and plenty of other tempting treats. Browse the many craft stalls to marvel at the delightful wooden 'nutcracker' soldiers, traditional figurines made from fruit and nuts, and plentiful glittering festive decorations. Day 5 (sun) Frankfurt. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late

heidelberg

November until the third week in December, depending on location.

Your holiday Prices


Zurich to Frankfurt
Dept. 18 Dec Code WZF7Q
(Prices are per person)

strasbourg

Ship Vista

Category E 1245

Frankfurt to Zurich
Dept. 14 Dec Code WFZ8Q

(Prices are per person)

Ship Vista

Category E 1239

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


Operator
British Airways klm Swiss/Lufthansa klm klm klm klm klm klm klm Swiss/Lufthansa klm klm

Via
Direct Amsterdam Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam

Supps from
Nil 140 75 120 120 180 145 145 160 150 75 150 160

(Prices are per person)

Category D B A P Royal Suite

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Vista 70 270 320 370 570

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 415. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 170. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Zurich from 59 per person per night and Frankfurt from 69 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Zrich is approximately 1 hours. The flight duration from Heathrow to Frankfurt is approximately 1 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Your Prague to Vienna itinerary
Day 1 Prague. Fly to Prague and transfer to the Hilton Hotel for two nights. Day 2 Prague. Prague is a 1,000-year-old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Stroll through the Christmas markets, where rows of brightly decorated wooden huts sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Perhaps try a cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine) and a traditional hot sausage from one of the stalls. The beautifully decorated tree in the Old Town is an impressive sight. Czech Christmas celebrations begin on December 4th with the feast of St Barbara. Day 3 Prague - Nuremberg. Drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 4 Nuremberg. A guided tour takes in this historic city of gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg hosts Germanys most famous Christmas market, which dates back to 1628 and is opened each year by the Christkindl. Today enjoy a tasting of some of Germanys famous beers. Day 5 regensburg. Architectural highlights included on your tour are the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria gates. The Christmas market is located on the historic market square. Regensburg is home to the countrys oldest restaurant, Historische Wurstkche (the Old Sausage Kitchen), dating back to the 12th century. Day 6 Passau - Linz. Passau is set at the confluence of three rivers and its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights as well as more Christmas cheer in the traditional market. Later, rejoin your ship in Linz. Day 7 Melk - Vienna. Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening,

9 days ~ Prague to Vienna or Vienna to Prague

arrive in Vienna, known as the City of Music, which inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight. Day 8 Vienna. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austrias capital has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St Stephens Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy on your city tour. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local caf. Soak up the atmosphere of the Adventszeit (Advent season) and spend time in the beautiful Christmas markets located throughout the city. Day 9 Vienna. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late

Vienna

November until the third week in December, depending on location. Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January.

Your Vienna to Prague itinerary


For full details of the Vienna to Prague itinerary, please call or see the website.

Your holiday Prices


Prague to Vienna
Dept. 27 Dec* Code WNV7Q
(Prices are per person)

Ship Vista

Category E 1279

*this departure is Cruise Only

Vienna to Prague
Dept. 03 Dec Code WVN7Q

(Prices are per person)

Ship Vista

Category E 1835

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Category D

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Vista 90 400 450 520 850

Via
Direct Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

Operator
British Airways klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm klm

Supps from
Nil 130 65 100 95 130 125 125 140 125 65 130 125

B A P Royal Suite

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 605. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 200. Cruise Only Please call for details. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Prague (not available for Cruise Only) from 65 per person per night and Vienna from 69 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Christmas in the heart of Germany


8 days ~ Frankfurt to Prague or Prague to Frankfurt
Your Frankfurt to Prague itinerary
Day 1 Frankfurt. Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Miltenberg - Wertheim. A guided walk takes in Miltenberg, a picturesque Bavarian village with a wealth of beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and a splendid gothic Merchant Hall. The town centre and Christmas market are within walking distance of the ship. After lunch, learn how to bake a local soft cookie specialty. In the afternoon, theres free time in Wertheim. There is a long tradition of glassblowing in this town and in wintertime, they produce decorations that hang on Christmas trees all over the world. Day 3 Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent Bishops Residenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon is free to explore more of the city and wander at your own pace amongst the beautifully decorated wooden booths of the Christmas market. Day 4 Bamberg. Founded in 902AD, this wonderfully preserved medieval town boasts over 2000 protected buildings and monuments set on the banks of the Regnitz River. Today admire the imperious 'Kaiserdom' cathedral and frescoed Town Hall straddling the river before viewing the winding streets lined with handsome houses and 18th-century mansions. At this time of year the whole town twinkles with Christmas lights and is decorated with delightful nativity scenes hand-crafted by local people. There's more to enjoy after dinner this evening when you're invited to sample some of Germany's best-known beers. Day 5 Nuremberg. Nestled near Germany's border with the Czech Republic, medieval walled Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII but this beautiful town has gradually been restored to its former glory. Wonder at its mighty walls, fine gothic churches and elegant, timber-framed patrician houses, all festooned in festive lights and decorations, before heading to the stunning central marketplace. Why not sample a mug of 'glhwein', the warming local mulled wine and perhaps try some 'Lebkuchen', the area's decorated soft gingerbread. Day 6 Nuremberg - Prague. Disembark and drive to Prague for two nights at the Hilton Hotel. Day 7 Prague. 1000-year-old Prague straddles the Vltava River and is an architectural treasure trove of towers, spires and pinnacles hardly touched by time. Marvel at its famous Astronomical Clock, stroll the statue-lined Charles Bridge, and gaze in awe at St Vitus Cathedral and Hradcany Castle. Explore the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Old Town Square, home to a magnificent Christmas tree and a brightly lit circus of wooden huts, fantastic for souvenir shopping. Shop for traditional Czech handicrafts, hand-painted Christmas ornaments and cheerful wooden toys, perhaps stopping for a cup of 'svarene vino', the local hot and sweet mulled wine, and a plate of traditional roast pork. Day 8 Prague. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late

Wrzburg

November until the third week in December, depending on location. Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January.

Your Prague to Frankfurt itinerary


For full details of the Prague to Frankfurt itinerary, please call or see the website.

Your holiday Prices


Frankfurt to Prague Frankfurt to Prague
Dept. Dept. 22 Dec 22 Dec Code Code WFN7Q WFN7Q
(Prices are per person) (Prices are per person) Ship Category E Ship Category E Vista 1705 Vista 1705 (Prices are per person) (Prices are per person) Ship Category E Ship Category E Vista 1609 Vista 1609

Prague

Prague to Frankfurt Prague to Frankfurt


Dept. Dept. 07 Dec 07 Dec Code Code WNF7Q WNF7Q

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Norwich

Stateroom Upgrade supplements: Stateroom Upgrade supplements: are per person) (Prices
Operator
British Airways klm Lufthansa klm klm klm klm klm klm Lufthansa klm

Via
Direct Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam

Supps from
Nil 135 70 125 135 155 155 155 135 85 140

Category Category D D B B A A P

Deck Deck Indigo Indigo Sapphire

(Prices are per person)

P Royal Suite Royal Suite

Royal Royal Royal

Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Royal

Vista Vista 80 80 290 290 320 320 370 370 670 670

The flight duration from Heathrow to Frankfurt is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Prague is approximately 2 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Frankfurt is direct and travel to/from Prague is via Munich. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

Sole Occupancy Sole Occupancy supplement from 605. occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 605. Make your own way Make would like way If you your own to make your own travel arrangements If you would like to make a reduction of 190. to the ship, there will be your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 190. Cruise Only Cruise call for details. Please Only Please call for details. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Frankfurt from 69 per Extra Nights Extra nightsnight be booked in Frankfurtper person per person per can and Prague from 65 from 69 person per night and Prague from 65 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details. night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

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12 days ~ Frankfurt to Vienna or Vienna to Frankfurt
Your Frankfurt to Vienna itinerary
Day 1 Frankfurt. Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Day 2 Miltenberg - Wertheim. A guided walk takes in Miltenberg's wealth of renaissance houses and the gothic Merchant Hall. The town centre and Christmas market are within walking distance of the ship. After lunch, learn how to bake a local soft cookie specialty. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in Wertheim. Day 3 Wrzburg. Known as the Pearl of the Romantic Road, Wrzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent Bishops Residenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon is free to explore more of the city and wander at your own pace amongst the beautifully decorated wooden booths of the Christmas market. Day 4 Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the cathedral and the Old Town Hall. At this time of year the town is decked out for Christmas, with nativity scenes built by local citizens exhibited throughout the town. Day 5 Nuremberg. A guided tour takes in this historic city of gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg hosts Germanys most famous Christmas market, which dates back to 1628 and is opened each year by the Christkindl. Today enjoy a tasting of some of Germanys famous beers. Day 6 Nuremberg. excursion to Munich. After breakfast, drive to Munich, where a Local Expert will show you highlights including the Olympic Stadium, Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls and the Frauenkirche. The Christmas market is set on Marienplatz, with aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread filling the air. Day 7 Nuremberg. A day at leisure. Day 8 regensburg. Architectural highlights included on your tour are the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria gates. The Christmas market is located on the historic market square. Regensburg is home to the countrys oldest restaurant, Historische Wurstkche (the Old Sausage Kitchen), dating back to the 12th century. Day 9 Passau - Linz. Passau is set at the confluence of three rivers and its cathedral, St Stephens, houses the worlds largest church organ. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights as well as more Christmas cheer in the traditional market. Later, rejoin your ship in Linz. Day 10 Melk - Vienna. Melks Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europes largest monasteries. This evening, arrive in Vienna, known as the City of Music. An optional concert is available tonight. Day 11 Vienna. Austrias capital has much to offer including the Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Ring Boulevard, and St Stephens Cathedral. See these and more during your city tour. Day 12 Vienna. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late

Frankfurt

November until the third week in December, depending on location. Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January.

Your Vienna to Frankfurt itinerary


For full details of the Vienna to Frankfurt itinerary, please call or see the website.

Your holiday Prices


Frankfurt to Vienna
Dept. 22 Dec Code WFV8Q
(Prices are per person)

Nuremberg

Ship Vista

Category E 2565

Vienna to Frankfurt

(Prices are per person)

Travel Options
Fly from
Heathrow Aberdeen Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Durham Teesside Edinburgh Glasgow Humberside Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Norwich

Dept.

Code WVF8Q

Ship Vista

Category E 2465

Via
Direct Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Direct* Amsterdam Amsterdam

Operator
British Airways klm Lufthansa klm klm klm klm klm klm klm Lufthansa klm klm

Supps from
Nil 130 65 100 95 130 125 125 140 125 65 130 125

03 Dec

Stateroom Upgrade supplements:


(Prices are per person)

Category D B A P Royal Suite

Deck Indigo Sapphire Sapphire Royal Royal

Vista 160 700 750 900 1500

Sole Occupancy Sole occupancy supplement from 979. Make your own way If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to the ship, there will be a reduction of 200. Extra Nights Extra nights can be booked in Frankfurt from 69 per person per night and Vienna from 69 per person per night based on a twin room. Please call for details.

The flight duration from Heathrow to Frankfurt is approximately 1 hours non stop. The flight duration from Heathrow to Vienna is approximately 2 hours non stop. * Travel to/from Frankfurt is direct and travel to/from Vienna is via Munich. Flight prices and timings vary by departure airport. Flight upgrades are also available, please call for details.

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Avalon Artistry II & Avalon Visionary SM


6 5 3 2 1

6 6 6 6 6 15 6 15 6 15 16 6

5 5 5 5 5 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 5


308 306 304 302 13

2 2 2 2 2 2 9

1 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 8 7 1 7 9 17 8 7 9 17 8 7 7

Sky Deck

3 3 3 3 10 3 11 10 3 11 10 3 10

16

4 12 14 4 12 14 4 14 12 14 12 14 18 11 12 18 11

16

327 325 323 321 319 317 315 313 311 309 307 306 303 301 305 304 302 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 13 Royal Deck 5 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 313 311 309 307 306 303 301 305 304 302 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 326 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13

5 327 225 323 321 319 317 315 213 211 309 307 305 303 301 325 223 221 219 217 215 313 311 209 207 205 203 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 206 304 302 15 326 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 306 204 202 13

17 8

16 15 16

327 225 323 321 319 317 315 313 311 309 307 305 303 301 325 223 221 219 217 215 213 211 209 207 205 203 206 304 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 210 208 306 204 202 326 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 110 108 106 104 102302 13 112 308 Sapphire Deck
205 203 327 225 224 222 319 218 216 214 212 109 107 105 103 10130119 325 223 221 219 217 215 213 211 309 307 206 204 202 111 209 207 305 303 226 323 321 220 317 315 313 311 110 108 106 104 102 112 210 208 225 223 221 219 217 215 213 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 211 111 112 212 209 207 205 203 109 107 105 103 101 19 110 108 106 104 102 210 208 206 204 202

10 18 11 18

17

111 109 107 105 103 101 225 223 221 219 217 215 213 211 110 108 106 104 102 112 209 207 205 203

Indigo Deck

19

18

17

111 109 107 105 103 101 112 110 108 106 104 102 111 109 107 105 103 101

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Deck plan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Sky Lounge Navigation Bridge Sky Bistro Whirlpool Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings Deck Game area Observation Lounge Panorama Bistro Panorama Lounge 10 Bar 11 Internet centre 12 Reception/Guest services 13 Lift 14 Atrium 15 Hair Salon 16 Club Lounge 17 Kitchen 18 Dining room 19 Fitness centre

Technical data
Avalon Artistry II
Built: 2013 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 35 Deluxe Staterooms: 12 Panorama Suites: 50 Royal Suites: 2

Categories
Avalon Visionary
Built: 2012 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 35 Deluxe Staterooms: 12 Panorama Suites: 50 Royal Suites: 2

Royal Suite Royal Deck

Cat. P Cat. A Cat. B Cat. D Cat. E

Royal Deck Sapphire Deck Forward Sapphire Deck Aft Indigo Deck Aft Indigo Deck Forward

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Royal Suites - 300 sq ft Amenities
Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets Choice of soft or firm pillows Extra blankets Choice of bed configuration two twin beds, one queen-size bed or or one king-size bed (Royal Suites only) Nightly turn-down service Bedside tables with reading lamps Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium LOccitane bath amenities Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage Easy under-bed luggage storage Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels Alarm clock

Panorama Suites Category B, A & P - 200 sq ft

Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair Complimentary Wi-Fi access Direct-dial telephone Bathrobes and slippers Well-stocked minibar Complimentary bottled water In-room safe Individual climate control Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Panorama & Royal Suite Amenities Deluxe Staterooms Category D & E - 172 sq ft
In addition to the standard amenities described above, Panorama Suites and Royal Suites also feature: Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft 50% wider than the industry standard Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air BalconySM Open-Air BalconySM with 6-person seating area Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Royal Suite only)
Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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6 5 4 3 2 1
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1
AVALON PANORAMA

6 6

5 5

Sky Deck

4 4 33

11
AVALON PANORAMA

4 6 6
16 5 5
310 308 306 304 302

15 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312

13 14

4 12 4 4 4 11

3 10 33

2 9

1 7

1
AVALON PANORAMA

5 5 6 6 333 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 313 311 309 307 305 303 301 15 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302

2 2

11

16

Royal Deck

13

12 14
12 3 11 18 10

10
2 9 2 9

7 9
AVALON PANORAMA

333 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 5 317 315 313 311 309 307 305 303 301 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13 15 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302

1 17 8

8
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16

5 6 333 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 313 311 309 307 305 303 301 16

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11 3 12 10 18 11 12 18 11 18 10

1 7 17 7

Sapphire Deck

16

17 8 17

233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 117 115 113 111 109 107 105201 213 211 209 207 205 203 103 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 117 115 113 111 109 107 105 103 19 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 213 211 209 207 205 203 201 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102

19
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Indigo Deck

117 115 113 111 109 107 105 103

19

118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 117 115 113 111 109 107 105 103

19

Please note that Avalon Expression will have slight modifications to the Royal, Sapphire and Indigo decks - for full deck plan, please see our website

Deck plan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Sky Lounge Navigation Bridge Sky Bistro Whirlpool Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings Deck Game area Observation Lounge Panorama Bistro Panorama Lounge 10 Bar 11 Internet centre 12 Reception/Guest services 13 Lift 14 Atrium 15 Hair Salon 16 Club Lounge 17 Kitchen 18 Dining room 19 Fitness centre

Technical data
Avalon Expression
Built: 2013 Length: 443 ft Crew members: 47 Deluxe Staterooms: 16 Panorama Suites: 65 Royal Suites: 2

Categories
Avalon Panorama
Built: 2011 Length: 443 ft Crew members: 47 Deluxe Staterooms: 17 Panorama Suites: 64 Royal Suites: 2

Avalon Vista
Built: 2012 Length: 443 ft Crew members: 47 Deluxe Staterooms: 17 Panorama Suites: 64 Royal Suites: 2

Royal Suite Royal Deck

Cat. P Cat. A Cat. B Cat. D Cat. E

Royal Deck Sapphire Deck Forward Sapphire Deck Aft Indigo Deck Aft Indigo Deck Forward

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Royal Suites - 300 sq ft Amenities
Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets Choice of soft or firm pillows Extra blankets Choice of bed configuration two twin beds, one queen-size bed or or one king-size bed (Royal Suites only) Nightly turn-down service Bedside tables with reading lamps Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium LOccitane bath amenities Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage Easy under-bed luggage storage Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels Alarm clock

Panorama Suites Category B, A & P - 200 sq ft

Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair Complimentary Wi-Fi access Direct-dial telephone Bathrobes and slippers Well-stocked minibar Complimentary bottled water In-room safe Individual climate control Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Panorama & Royal Suite Amenities Deluxe Staterooms Category D & E - 172 sq ft
In addition to the standard amenities described above, Panorama Suites and Royal Suites also feature: Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft 50% wider than the industry standard Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air BalconySM Open-Air BalconySM with 6-person seating area Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Royal Suite only)
Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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Built: 2010 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 39 Staterooms: 65 Avalon Suites: 4

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Avalon3Affinity
Built: 2009 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 39 Staterooms: 65 Avalon Suites: 4

Built: 2010 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 39 Staterooms: 65 Avalon Suites: 4

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Avalon Suites - 258 sq ft Amenities
Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets Choice of soft or firm pillows Extra blankets Choice of bed configuration two twin beds or one queen-size bed Nightly turn-down service Bedside tables with reading lamps Large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with French balconies in most stateroom Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium LOccitane bath amenities Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage Easy under-bed luggage storage

Staterooms Category B, A & P - 172 sq ft

Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels Complimentary Wi-Fi access Alarm clock Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair Direct-dial telephone Bathrobes and slippers Well-stocked minibar Complimentary bottled water In-room safe Individual climate control Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Staterooms Category E - 172 sq ft

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Navigation Bridge Whirlpool Sky Bistro Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings Observation Lounge Panorama Lounge Bar Internet centre 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Reception/Guest services Atrium Lift Hair Salon Club Lounge Kitchen Dining room Fitness centre

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Avalon 4 Creativity
Built: 2009 Length: 361 ft Crew members: 39 Staterooms: 68 Avalon Suites: 2

Categories
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Royal Deck Royal Deck Sapphire Deck Forward Sapphire Deck Aft Indigo Deck

Avalon Scenery
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Avalon Suites - 258 sq ft Amenities
Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets Choice of soft or firm pillows Extra blankets Choice of bed configuration two twin beds or one queen-size bed Nightly turn-down service Bedside tables with reading lamps Large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with French balconies in most stateroom Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium LOccitane bath amenities Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage Easy under-bed luggage storage

Staterooms Category B, A & P - 172 sq ft

Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels Complimentary Wi-Fi access Alarm clock Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair Direct-dial telephone Bathrobes and slippers Well-stocked minibar Complimentary bottled water In-room safe Individual climate control Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Staterooms Category E - 172 sq ft

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Royal Deck

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4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 9

Sapphire Deck

10 10 11 10 11 10 11 11 12

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13

Indigo Deck
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Deck plan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Navigation Bridge Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings Observation Lounge Panorama Lounge Bar Hair Salon Internet centre Reception area 9 Dining room 10 Reception/Guest services 11 Atrium 12 Kitchen 13 Fitness centre

Technical data
Avalon Tranquility
Built: 2007 Length: 443 ft Crew members: 43 Staterooms: 81 Avalon Suites: 4

Categories
Avalon Imagery
Built: 2007 Length: 443 ft Crew members: 43 Staterooms: 81 Avalon Suites: 4

Avalon Suite Cat. P Cat. A Cat. B Cat. E

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Avalon Suites - 258 sq ft Amenities
Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets Choice of soft or firm pillows Extra blankets Choice of bed configuration two twin beds or one queen-size bed Nightly turn-down service Bedside tables with reading lamps Large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with French balconies in most stateroom Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium LOccitane bath amenities Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage Easy under-bed luggage storage

Staterooms Category B, A & P - 172 sq ft

Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels Complimentary Wi-Fi access Alarm clock Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair Direct-dial telephone Bathrobes and slippers

CAT B, A P

Well-stocked minibar Complimentary bottled water In-room safe Individual climate control Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

CAT E

CAT B, A P

Staterooms Category E - 172 sq ft

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Avalon Waterways Booking Conditions


Avalon Waterways is a Trading Name of Cosmos Coach Tours Ltd. Please read these Booking Conditions for your holiday carefully. We want to ensure two things happen when you choose to book an Avalon Waterways holiday. Firstly, we want you to book the holiday that is right for you. Secondly, we want you to enjoy a memorable holiday, which provides you good value for money. The Avalon Waterways Booking Conditions spell out our obligations to you and your commitments to us when you book a holiday with us and together with the information contained in the Holiday Information forms the basis of our contract with you. Where in these Booking Conditions we refer to "we", "us" and "our", this means Avalon Waterways, which is a Trading Name of Cosmos Coach Tours Ltd. References to "you" and "your" means all persons (or any of them) named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later stage) Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions, these Booking Conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us in the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these Booking Conditions to "holiday", "booking", "contract", "package", cruise, "tour" or "arrangements" means such holiday arrangements.. departure you can then choose to: accept the changed arrangements or take the reasonable alternative holiday we offer you (if this is less expensive than your original holiday, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive we will ask you to pay the difference). If you decide not to take the alternative we specifically offer you, you may purchase any other available holiday from us at the applicable price, or cancel your holiday. If you wish to cancel your holiday or accept the reasonable alternative we offer you as a result of a significant change, you must tell us within the time mentioned when we notify you about the significant change or, if no time limit is mentioned, within 7 days of our notifying you. If you do not do so, we are entitled to assume that you wish to accept the changed arrangements. If you choose to accept the new arrangements or purchase another holiday from us, we will, where applicable, reduce the price of your holiday by the compensation shown in the table below. If you choose to cancel your holiday we will refund any money you have paid to us, as well as paying you compensation on the scale below (please note, we will only make one such reduction or payment per person). Compensation Per Person
No. of days notification before departure Minimum Compensation per person More than 90 days Nil 29-90 days 20 16-28 days 30 8-15 days 40 7 days or less 50

also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If your flight home to the UK is delayed, we will work with the airlines to provide assistance as appropriate to the length of the delay. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in the clauses above (clauses 3 & 4). If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on 020 7240 6061 or at passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk..

Once you have booked and paid your deposit or full payment as applicable, we will reserve your holiday on the basis of these terms and conditions. Your booking will be taken as confirmed in respect of all persons named on your booking and a binding contract between us will come into existence when we send our Confirmation/Invoice to you or your Travel Agent. Prior to doing so, we or the Travel Agent may send you an acknowledgement of your booking. Any such acknowledgement simply confirms that we are dealing with your booking request and is not a confirmation of it. Please check your Confirmation/Invoice together with all other documents we or the Travel Agent send you as soon as you receive them. Contact us or your Travel Agent immediately if any information which appears on the Confirmation/Invoice or elsewhere appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. You will be responsible for any costs and expenses involved in doing so except where we made the mistake. We regret we cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies due to any mistake on our behalf if we are not notified of these within ten days of our sending it out (five days for flight details). We will, however, do our best to rectify any inaccuracies notified outside these time limits where there are good reasons why you did not contact us within the time limit. We can only accept a booking if the lead name is a minimum of 18 years on or before the date of departure if under 18 at the time of booking, the written consent of a parent or guardian is required before the booking can be made. We reserve the absolute right to cancel your booking at any time before the balance due date and provide a full refund of any monies paid for any reason. Prices shown in this brochure are believed correct at the time of publication (May 2012). We reserve the right to change prices from time to time. Accordingly, it is possible that when you book your holiday the actual price may have gone up or down. If the price of your holiday has changed, the correct price will be confirmed at the time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors at any time prior to the price being confirmed at the time of booking. Once you have made your booking and paid a deposit (or made full payment if booking within 90 days of departure) and the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed by your Confirmation/Invoice, we will only increase or decrease it in the following circumstances. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, where our transportation costs (eg. aviation insurance and security levy, fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator) and/or any dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increase or decrease or where our costs increase or decrease as a result of any changes in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate the cost of your holiday. Even in the above cases, we will absorb increased costs up to a total amount equivalent to 2% of the cost of your confirmed holiday (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges). Only if the increased costs exceed this 2% will we levy a surcharge. In either case, there will be an administration charge of 1 per person. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums, any amendment charges and administration charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies paid to us (except for any amendment charges) or alternatively purchase another holiday from us as referred to in clause 3 -"If we change your holiday arrangements". Although insurance (where purchased through us) does not form part of your contract with us or of any "package", we will consider an appropriate refund of any insurance premiums you have paid to us, if you can show you are unable to use/reuse or transfer your policy, in the event of cancellation or purchase of an alternative holiday. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our above costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease of our costs. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to cancel or purchase another holiday where you are entitled to do so in accordance with this clause. If you do not tell us that you wish to do so within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of the holiday or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. We promise not to surcharge within 30 days of departure.

1. YOUR RESERVATION

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

If after making your booking we are advised that an aircraft will stop en route, we will advise you as soon as reasonably possible. However, such a change will not in itself constitute a significant change. A change of overseas airport, return UK airport or return flight time of less than 12 hours will not be significant changes. Where your airport is changed, we promise to transport you from your overseas accommodation to your alternative overseas airport and vice versa or from your UK airport of arrival to your UK departure airport. No compensation will be paid and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care. Please note, no compensation is payable for minor changes. A minor change is any change, which we could not reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your confirmed holiday. Minor changes do not entitle you to cancel or change to another holiday without paying our normal charges. We may occasionally have to cancel your holiday arrangements, which we reserve the right to do. However, we promise we will not cancel your holiday after the balance of payment is due unless you have failed to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care (examples of which are contained in clause 7c). If we have to cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. Except where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these Booking Conditions entitling us to cancel, or where we are forced to do so due to unforeseeable circumstances, we will offer you the choice of: taking the reasonable alternative holiday we offer you (if this is less expensive than your original holiday, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive we will ask you to pay the difference). If you decide not to take the alternative we specifically offer you, you may purchase any other available holiday from us at the applicable price or receiving a prompt refund of all monies paid to us. If you wish to purchase an alternative holiday, you must tell us within the time mentioned when we notify you of the cancellation or, if no time limit is mentioned, within 7 days of us telling you or we are entitled to assume that you require a refund. If you choose to accept the alternative holiday we offer you or purchase another holiday from us, we will reduce the price of your holiday by the compensation shown in the table in clause 3 above. If you choose to cancel your holiday we will refund any money you have paid to us, as well as paying you compensation on the scale shown in clause 3 above (please note, we will only make one such reduction or payment per person). Where the holiday is cancelled due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances, we will try to offer you a reasonable alternative holiday, or a refund, where a reasonable alternative is not available. No compensation will be payable in those circumstances. Minimum Numbers: We regret we can only operate each of the holidays shown on our website or in our brochures if a sufficient number of people book them. If there is insufficient demand, we have the right to cancel the holiday in question. If we have to do so, we promise we will tell you no later than the date the balance of your holiday price is due. In this situation, you will then have the choice of the options shown above. If possible, we will endeavour to offer you the same holiday departing on a different date. Where we cancel for lack of numbers in accordance with this paragraph, no compensation or other amounts (for example, the cost of any connected travel arrangements you have made independently) will be payable. You will be informed of the airline(s) operating your package holiday flight(s) at the time of booking. Flight timings planned are also given for your guidance but your actual flight timings will be those shown on your airline itinerary (or tickets), which you should check carefully as soon as you receive them. We may substitute alternative airlines and/or aircraft and/ or airports of destination if necessary, in which case you cannot transfer to another holiday or cancel without incurring normal cancellation charges (see clause 14). Any such change will be a minor one not entitling you to compensation. Where we substitute the airline or aircraft we had originally intended to use in connection with your holiday, it may as a result not be possible to provide any in flight catering which had been advertised. Any such change will be a minor change not entitling you to any compensatory payment. Note: EC Regulation No 2111/2005 came into force in the UK in January 2006. It requires the establishment of a Community list of carriers which are subject to an operating ban throughout the EU and publication of that list to passengers. The list is published by the EU Commission and can be found by going to http://europa.eu.int/comm/transport/air/safety/ flywell_en.htm. In the event that the assigned airline or any substitute airline therefore is or becomes listed on the Community list, you may be entitled to reimbursement or re-routing if your flight is cancelled because it is subject to an operating ban. Further information can also be found on the CAA's website at http://www.caa.co.uk. We wish we could guarantee to you that your flight will never be delayed, but unfortunately delays still occur. When a delay occurs, the airline may arrange for you to receive refreshments or meals in a reasonable relation to the waiting time. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for the airline to make welfare arrangements as being able to do so depends on factors such as the capacity of the airport concerned to cater for the number of passengers affected by delays, the anticipated length of any delay (it is often the case that a delayed aircraft will be ready to depart on very short notice so passengers need to be at the airport and the provision of catering may also risk extending the delay) and the timing of any delay. Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will

4. IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY

2. OUR PRICE POLICY

5. YOUR FLIGHT/TRAIN JOURNEY

Although it is unlikely, we may occasionally have to change your holiday arrangements as they are made well in advance, and we reserve the right to do so. For instance, your flight details may change or your accommodation may become unavailable. However, we promise that we will not make any significant changes (as described below) to your confirmed holiday arrangements less than 14 days before departure unless we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care (examples of which are contained in clause 7c). A significant change is a change made before departure, which we could reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your confirmed holiday. The following changes are examples of significant changes: A change of your departure airport (except between any of Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted). A reduction in the number of nights of your holiday. A change of your accommodation to a lower accommodation category for the full duration of your stay. A change of your date of departure (see below). A change from a day flight to a night flight if the time of your UK departure has changed by more than 4 hours. A night flight is one planned to depart from the UK between 22:00 and 04:59. We will work on the basis of the flight times shown on your original Confirmation/Invoice in deciding whether there has been a significant change to your arrangements as set out above. If we have to make any significant changes we will tell you as soon as reasonably possible. If there is time to do so before

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We promise to use reasonable skill and care in the selection of all of our suppliers of all parts of your holiday arrangements and in ensuring that all parts of the holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided by our suppliers with reasonable skill and care. Whether our suppliers have performed or provided their services with reasonable skill and care or not will be determined in accordance with local standards (ie the country's standards where the services have been performed or provided) rather than UK standards. This means that subject to these booking conditions we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury, or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of any failure by ourselves or our employees, agents, suppliers or sub-contractors (as applicable) to use reasonable skill and care in accordance with local standards in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note it is your responsibility to show that the required reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents, suppliers and sub-contractors do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents, suppliers and sub-contractors). (b) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected/you or another member of your party; or the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. (c) Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever as a result of 'force majeure'. In these Booking Conditions, 'force majeure' means any event, which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, insolvency of airlines, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. (d) Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions, where any successful claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail, inland waterway or road carrier or any stay at an accommodation, the maximum amount of compensation paid to you will be limited. The maximum we, the carrier or accommodation provider (as applicable) will pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we, the carrier or accommodation provider (as applicable) are found liable to you on any basis is the maximum which would be payable under the applicable International Convention or Regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, but not limited to: the Warsaw Convention unamended or as amended for international travel by air, the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or, for carriers with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EU Regulation on Air Carrier Liability for international and national travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea, the Strasbourg Convention for inland waterways, and the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail ) in that situation. Please note: Where a carrier or accommodation supplier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable International Convention or Regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we are similarly not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. You must give credit for all payments due or received from any carrier or accommodation supplier, which relate to the claim in question. Copies of the applicable International Conventions and Regulations are available from us on request. (e) As set out in these Booking Conditions, we limit the maximum we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money) the maximum amount we will pay you is the maximum amount payable for the claim in question under the insurance policy we unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 7(d) above. These limits apply whether or not you take out our recommended insurance policy. When dealing with any such claim, we will use the definitions contained in this policy. A copy of the policy wording can be provided on request. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis, the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total for their holiday unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 7(d). This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. (f) You must notify us of any complaint or claim in accordance with clause 17 "If You Have a Complaint". For all claims, any person(s) to whom any payment is made (and their parent or guardian if that person is under 18) must also assign to us or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party in connection with the claim. You must provide us and our insurers with all assistance we or our insurers may reasonably require. (g) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, costs, expenses or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which relate to any business or pure economic loss. Please also note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your accommodation supplier or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our brochure or on our website and we have not agreed to arrange them. This also includes any excursion or activity you book or purchase in resort -please also see clause 7(i) "Excursions and Activities". In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out in clause 7(a) and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. (h) If you have had the misfortune to suffer illness, personal injury or death, through misadventure, during your holiday arising out of an activity which does not form part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us, we will, in our reasonable discretion, offer to help where possible and appropriate, by

7. OUR ASSURANCE ON STANDARDS AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY

for example: 1) providing our general assistance; 2) paying your initial legal costs where you take legal action against the third party responsible for the injury, illness or death as a result (as long as we have agreed to pay them before you incur those costs and you have asked for our help within 28 days of the accident). All assistance (financial or otherwise) is subject to a maximum total cost to us of 1,000 per booking. We will not provide help with legal costs if you have a Legal Expenses Section in your Holiday Insurance Policy or any other insurance policy on which you are entitled to rely. Also, if you successfully claim for these costs against a third party, we will require you to reimburse us for any costs we have paid for or to you up to the maximum amount of the costs you actually receive or are entitled to receive. Requests for our assistance under this section should be sent direct to the Customer Services Manager, Avalon Waterways, Wren Court, 17 London Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1DE. (i) Excursions and Activities We may provide you with information (on our website, in our brochure and/or when you are on holiday) about excursions and activities which are available in the area you are visiting. If these excursions and activities are not purchased as a component part of your package holiday (as defined under the Package Travel, Package Holidays & Package Tours Regulations 1992) we will have no involvement in these excursions or activities which are neither run, supervised nor controlled in any way by us. They are provided by local operators or other third parties who are entirely independent to us and do not form any part of your contract with us even where we suggest particular operators/other third parties and/or assist you in booking such excursions or activities in any way. Except as set out below, we cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such excursions or activities and the acceptance of liability contained in clause 7(a) of our Booking Conditions and our Booking Conditions generally will not apply to them. We cannot guarantee, at any time, information given in relation to such excursions or activities or that any particular excursion or activity which does not form part of our contract will take place as they are not under our control. Where we or any of our local representatives make or take any booking for or from you in respect of any excursion or activity that is not part of your package holiday, we do so solely as booking agent for the organiser or operator of the excursion or activity. This is the case regardless of whether the excursion or activity is advertised or mentioned in our brochure, on our website, in resort, or elsewhere. Your contract for any such excursion or activity will be with the organiser or operator of that excursion or activity. We have no liability for any such excursion or activity or for any act(s) or omission(s) of the organiser or operator or for any of its/their employees or agents or any other person(s) connected with the excursion or activity. If we are found liable in any respect for any such excursion or activity (for example in our capacity as booking agent), that liability is limited to the cost of the particular excursion or activity concerned. In the event of any such liability arising on any basis, we are also entitled to rely on clauses 7(b), (c), (d), (e) (in relation to luggage and personal possessions) and (g). Any claim against us in connection with our liability as booking agent must also be notified in accordance with clause 17, otherwise your complaint or claim should be directly addressed to the organiser of the excursion or activity. Please note: We only act as booking agent where our local representatives have been formally authorised by us to sell or book the excursion or activity in question. Our local representatives are instructed not to sell or book any excursion, activity, or other service which they have not been formally authorised to sell or book. We do not act as booking agent and have no other connection with or responsibility or liability for any activity or excursion where this is not the case. Any advice or assistance on or with any activity or excursion provided by any local representative does not mean or imply that the activity or excursion is sold by the local representative or us or that any such advice or assistance is given on our behalf. Nothing in this clause or these Booking Conditions are intended to exclude liability for our negligence or the negligence of our employees resulting in your death or personal injury. (j) If we become aware of any material alterations to the resort/area information which can reasonably be expected to affect your decision to book a holiday with us, we will pass on this information at the time of booking. Please also see clause 17 "If you have a complaint" which sets out the steps you must take in the event of your having reason to complain or make a claim. Disputes arising our of, or in connection with this contract which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration if you so wish under a special scheme arranged by ABTA - The Travel Association and administered independently by CEDR Solve (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution). The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than 5,000 per person. There is also a limit of 25,000 per booking. In addition, it does not generally apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of 1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and statement of claim must be received by CEDR within 18 months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. Special Note: We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter of any description (and whether involving personal injury or not) which arises out of or in connection with your contract or holiday must be dealt with under the ABTA Arbitration Scheme or brought in the Courts of England and Wales only (unless you are a resident of Scotland or Northern Ireland in which case any proceedings must be brought in either the Courts of your own country or those of England and Wales). We both also agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract (unless proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in which case Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable, will apply instead). If this provision is not acceptable to you, you must tell us before booking your holiday. When you travel, the Conditions of Carriage of the company providing your transport will apply to your journey. These Conditions will limit and, in some areas, exclude the carrier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions (see clause 7(d)). Copies of these Conditions can be provided by ourselves or the carrier itself on request. Our included Home Pick-up service is offered on the basis of one car per booking of up to 6 passengers, operating to/from your departure airport/Eurostar station, from one home address. For larger groups, vehicles appropriate to the party size will be provided.

You must pay a deposit of 300 per person at the time of booking plus all appropriate insurance premiums if applicable. If booking within 90 days of your departure, you must pay the full cost of your holiday when you book. For insurance requirements - see clause 14. Your payment and the issuing to you of a Confirmation/Invoice create a contract between us. These Booking Conditions form the basis of your contract with us. You should read and ensure you understand them (raising any queries you may have with us) before asking us to confirm your booking. By asking us to confirm your booking, you are liable to be regarded as having had the opportunity to have read and understood our Booking Conditions, and to have actually done so before a contract between us came into existence. If you are booking a late/special offer holiday, any extra information and conditions that apply to the late/special offer holiday will also be part of your contract. If in doubt, you should check with us. If you have a special request, we will do our best to help, but we cannot guarantee it except as set out below. Please advise us of your request at the time of booking and make sure that we are given as much detail as possible. If your special request is vital to your holiday, it must be specifically agreed with us before or at the time you book your holiday. General confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of a special request on your Confirmation/Invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. If any additional cost is applicable, it will either be invoiced to you prior to your departure or should be paid for locally. Please note, for any payment made by credit card there will be a processing charge of 2% of the holiday cost.

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YOUR COMMITMENT TO US

note, scheduled airlines & low-cost carriers often do not allow any name changes within a certain time of the start of the holiday and generally not at all after flight tickets have been issued. If you want or need to make a name change when an airline will not allow it, you will have to cancel the original flight (which means you will lose all the money you have paid for that flight) and pay the full cost of another flight (which may not be the original flight or at the same cost as the original flight as the airline is entitled to offer the cancelled flight to anyone on a waiting list for it). This is the airline's decision and we have no control over it. Adequate and appropriate travel insurance is essential for your protection. Each member of your party must have either the holiday insurance policy we offer which is arranged by Rock Insurance Services Ltd or another policy giving at least as good cover. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate and appropriate for the particular needs of you and your party. We do not check alternative insurance policies. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. (a) You must ensure that you and your party have valid acceptable passports, provide any API data and secure any appropriate visas required for your holiday (including your journey to and from your holiday destination) (see Holiday Information on API and Passports & Visas for more details). All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you or any member of your party are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. Many of the airlines that provide the flight element of the arrangements we sell impose fines and costs on us if any passengers who have booked with us do not have the necessary travel or other documents for the countries they are visiting or passing through, even where this occurs through no fault of ours. In this situation we have no choice but to pass on to you all fines, costs, surcharges, other financial penalty and other sums of any description, which are imposed on or incurred by us. You will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly in full. (b) You should check what vaccinations and other health precautions are required or are advisable for your chosen destination and journey with your doctor in good time before departure (also see information on Holiday Healthcare and Safety in the Holiday Information section). (c) Airline regulations state that women 28 weeks or more into pregnancy at the time of return travel must have written confirmation from a doctor that they are fit to travel when checking in for their outward flight. Normally, permission to travel is refused after 32 weeks. We can only accept your booking upon the clear understanding that we cannot be liable if any airline refuses to accept you or any member of your party as a passenger for this reason. (d) You must be responsible for the behaviour of yourself and your party. We can refuse to accept you as a customer or refuse to continue dealing with you by terminating your holiday arrangements if your behaviour is or is likely to be, in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any airline pilot, accommodation supplier or other person in authority, disruptive, upsetting or dangerous to yourself or anyone else or if you have caused or are likely to cause damage to property. We will not pay any refund, compensation or other sum whatsoever or any costs or expenses incurred by you if we have to terminate the holiday arrangements due to your unacceptable behaviour. In this situation we will then have no further responsibility for you (including any return travel arrangements). If your unacceptable behaviour means you are not allowed to board your outward flight we will treat your booking as cancelled from that moment and you will have to pay full cancellation charges as shown in the table in clause 14. (e) You must tell us if you have an existing medical problem or disability that may affect your holiday before you book your holiday giving us full details of your requirements relating to any medical problem or disability at the same time. If in our reasonable opinion, your chosen holiday is not suitable for your medical problem or disability in accordance with all applicable laws we have the right to refuse to accept the booking. If you do not give us full details of your requirements relating to your medical problem or disability at the time of booking, it may result in you being unable to travel on the holiday that you have booked. Where we consider it strictly necessary we may require that a disabled person or person with reduced mobility be accompanied by another person, as a fare paying passenger, who is capable of providing any assistance required. Please also see clause 7 "Our Complaints Procedure". This sets out how any unresolved claim or disputed matter (or other matter between us) may be dealt with if you or we wish to pursue it. Please in particular see the Special note to clause 8. We do our best to give you an enjoyable, troublefree holiday, but occasionally even the best laid plans can go wrong. If you have a problem or complaint about your holiday you must tell our local representative or Cruise Director whilst abroad as soon as possible so that it can be sorted out on the spot. If your complaint cannot be resolved there and then, you must complete a Complaint Form on board, on tour or in the resort. You will be given a copy of this to keep. You must also tell the supplier you are complaining about. If you remain dissatisfied you must then write to us with full details, giving your holiday reference number and day time and evening telephone numbers within the following time of your return from holiday;- (1) 28 days if your complaint or claim does not involve death, personal injury or illness or (2) 3 months if your complaint or claim involves death, personal injury or illness. As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not told about it reasonably quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even lost altogether if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause. In the event of a problem or complaint involving the negligence of any of our suppliers, sub-contractors or agents (as opposed to any negligence on our part or on the part of any of our employees acting within the course of their employment) we cannot accept any liability if you do not report the complaint in resort in accordance with the procedure set out above and/or you fail to report the complaint to us in writing giving full details as set out above within 28 days or 3 months (as applicable - see above) of your return from holiday. When you buy an ATOL protected air package or flight from us, you will receive a Confirmation/Invoice from us confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser's Licence number (1082). We, or the suppliers of the services you have bought, will provide you with the services you have bought (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If you are booking your holiday after 1 October 2012 please see our website www.avaloncruises.co.uk for the most up to date financial security provisions. *Please note, if you book a flight inclusive holiday with us from the UK but the first leg of the flight(s) you pay us for starts in the Republic of Ireland, your booking will be protected by our Irish Travel Trade Licence which provides equivalent protection to the above. Avalon Waterways Europe 2013, 1st Edition

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Our Confirmation/Invoice will show the total price you must pay for your holiday. If any additional charge which is not included in our promise not to surcharge (see clause 2) becomes payable (for example costs relating to special requests made by you), a revised Confirmation/Invoice will be sent to you showing that charge. We must receive the full cost of your holiday (less any deposit(s) which you have already paid) no later than 90 days before departure or within 7 days of the Confirmation/Invoice date, whichever is later. If you book within 90 days of your departure, you must pay the full cost of your holiday when you book. If for any reason the full cost of your holiday is not received by us on time, we will write and tell you that the payment is overdue. If it is still not received by us within 7 days of the written reminder being sent out, we will be entitled to treat your booking as cancelled by you and keep your deposit. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must in addition pay the cancellation charges shown in the table in clause 14 depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. Please note, for any payment made by credit card there will be a processing charge of 2% of the holiday cost. Should you wish to change your holiday arrangements in any way we will charge an amendment fee of a minimum of 30 per person for any such change. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines, train companies or hotels for any changes whatsoever, where applicable. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, name changes and date changes and related charges which could be the full price of the flight for an inflexible instant purchase flight imposed by any airline, including scheduled and Low Cost carriers. Any change you make within 90 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation by you and we will make a cancellation charge as set out in the table in clause 14 below. Where the price of your holiday depends on the number of people booked into the accommodation and someone in your party cancels, the price will be recalculated on the basis of the new number of people going. We will then send you a new Confirmation/Invoice. Any increase in what you have to pay as a result of this change will not be covered by your travel insurance policy as it is not a cancellation charge. Also, you may not change from any holiday featured in any other brochure or, on any Avalon Waterways website to one of our Late Availability, or any other Special Offer holidays. If you wish to cancel all or part of your booking, the person who made the booking must write to us at Avalon Waterways Reservations, First Floor, Dale House, Tiviot Dale, Stockport SK1 1TB. If some or all of your party cancel their holiday or we are entitled to treat your booking as cancelled in accordance with these Booking Conditions, we will levy a cancellation charge on the scale shown in the table below. These charges are based on the estimated cost of cancelling your holiday and the expenses and losses we are likely to suffer if we cannot resell the holiday. Please note that any voluntary charitable donations made are passed on to the charity automatically at the time of booking and are non refundable.
No. of days before your departure we receive your written cancellation or we cancel as mentioned above More than 90 days 29-90 days 23-28 days 16-22 days 8-15 days Within 7 days of departure or after Amount you must pay Deposit 50% of holiday cost* or the deposit if more 70% of holiday cost* or the deposit if more 80% of holiday cost* or the deposit if more 90% of holiday cost* or the deposit if more 100% of holiday cost*

12. PAYING FOR THE BALANCE OF YOUR HOLIDAY

13. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING

8. OUR COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

14. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR BOOKING

17. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT

9. CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE

All information contained in this brochure, on our website or which is otherwise produced or published by us is based on information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change any website or other information before your booking is confirmed and the amended information will then form part of your contract with us. If any part of these Booking Conditions is found to be unfair or unreasonable, the remaining terms will still be valid. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this brochure, our prices and other information at the time of publication, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. We reserve the right to correct errors prior to confirming your booking. You must ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us at the time of booking.

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*"Holiday cost" does not include insurance premiums and any handling/ amendment fee or other costs paid if you changed your booking which are not refundable in the event of your cancellation. Please also see clause 13 above. If you have booked a schedule service and/or low cost carrier flight the cancellation fee will solely depend on the amount we are able to obtain back from the air carrier for your ticket if any (it is possible we may not be able to obtain any money back from the airline if you have booked an inflexible instant purchase flight) and therefore the cancellation fees as set out in the table above may be higher. If you are travelling on a train ticket we cannot give you a refund until any tickets issued are returned to us by you. If the reason for your cancellation falls within your insurance cover, you should be able to claim a refund of your cancellation charges from the insurance company less any applicable excess. If you or anyone going on holiday with you is unable to go for any reason or decides that he/she does not want to take the holiday, you should be able to transfer the whole booking or the place on the booking of the person(s) concerned to someone else/other people suggested by you and acceptable to us providing you meet the following requirements: (a) You must write to us with full details of who cannot or does not want to go on holiday and who you would like to go instead. We must receive this information at least 14 days before the start of the holiday. (b) If the change can be made, you will have to pay an amendment fee of 30 per person named on the booking together with any extra costs we incur or are asked to pay in order to make the change (see point (d) below). (c) Everyone who goes on holiday in place of anyone who was originally due to travel must agree to these Booking Conditions and any other requirements which apply to the holiday before the change can be finalised. If the full cost of the holiday should already have been paid when the change is requested but has not been, this must also be paid before the change can be finalised. (d) Please

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Avalon Waterways is a Trading Name of Cosmos Coach Tours Ltd ABTA No.V3031 (CCT) and CCT is a Member of COSMOS COACH TOURS LTD ABTA with membership number V3031, and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 1082). For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. Air inclusive holidays and flights in this brochure are all ATOL Protected by CCT 's ATOL. Definitions The words "we", "you" and "your", where used below, have the same meaning as defined in the Booking Conditions. Your Stateroom Our prices are based on 2 adults sharing a stateroom with facilities as described on the deck plan pages. Your Hotel The hotels that we have selected for you are listed separately on each individual cruise page, where applicable. The vast majority of the hotels are 4 or 5 star standard. Our prices are based on 2 adults sharing a standard twin/double room with private facilities. It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels to those shown on the cruise page. Such alternative hotels will be of at least an equivalent standard to those indicated and final details will be provided with your tickets or on occasion, by your Cruise Director/ local representative. Single rooms/Staterooms and Sole occupancy Those of you who are single travellers may feel that the cost of your holiday is higher than it should be. The reason for charging a supplement is that the accommodation price is based on a price per room while our holidays are sold per person, including flights and other elements. Therefore the per person price for a lone traveller can include the entire double room cost. There are no specific single staterooms, only our deluxe staterooms for sole occupancy. We do not make additional and excessive profits from these sales; the prices charged merely reflect the real cost to us. Single Share option On our European ships, with our single share option, you miss out on paying the single supplements by sharing with another single traveller of the same sex. This is available in selected categories. Group bookings Save money by forming a group, you could receive a discount if you are travelling with a group size of 8 or more people. Or if you are interested in chartering a departure, just call your Avalon Specialist for more details. Holiday Duration The number of days mentioned includes both day of departure and day of return landing in the UK. In most cases staterooms must be vacated no later than 9am on the last day of your holiday to ensure that rooms are ready for incoming passengers. Where possible, a room will be made available for storing luggage. Ship, resort and Hotel Facilities It is possible that some of the details in the brochure may have changed since the brochure was printed. Errors may also occur. If you have already booked, we will do our best to tell you of any significant changes before your departure. Brochures are produced up to twelve months in advance and there may be occasions when an advertised facility or entertainment is not available or fully operational. Essential maintenance or cleaning, lack of support or demand may also effect the actual availability of particular activities or facilities; so can such things as local licensing laws, local authority or governmental restrictions. An additional charge may be made for hotel facilities, such as minibars and safety deposit boxes. services. Full joining details will be supplied with your tickets and travel information. Full name on tickets Due to increased security measures airlines and train companies now require first and last names on the tickets. This must be the same name that appears on your passport, which must be the same name given when making your booking with us. It is your responsibility to ensure this information is correct on your Confirmation/Invoice and other documentation. Any changes or corrections will lead to an administration charge of 30 per ticket plus any charge made by the airline. baggage Allowance and Porterage Your baggage allowance is generally 44lbs (20 kilos) per person (15 kilos for some low cost carriers) or as stated on your airline ticket. You may not combine your luggage with another member of your party into a single piece and go over this limit. Baggage in excess of the allowance cannot be carried by the airline, or will be subject to an excess charge. Note that some low cost airlines enforce a strict limit on hold and hand luggage, so please ensure you check directly with them prior to your departure. Due to limited space on river cruise ships, only one piece of baggage per person, with maximum dimensions 30"x21"x11" (plus reasonable hand luggage) is permitted. Porterage of one suitcase per person is included in the holiday price. cruise itineraries Please bear in mind that cruising and land itineraries may have to be changed, sometimes at short notice, for operational reasons or other reasons outside of our control for example, weather or water levels, mechanical breakdowns, police activity etc. In addition, river and other local authorities often need to carry out repair or maintenance work on the river and canal banks, stretches of river or canal bridges, locks or docks or other areas which may impede river cruise travel. This is frequently undertaken with little or no advance notice to river cruise operators, and can cause Avalon Waterways to make changes to the published itinerary or to operate part of the itinerary by coach with little or no advance notice. These events are beyond our control and Avalon Waterways will not be responsible for any loss, expense or inconvenience caused by reasons of such changes. If any problems of this nature occur it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by coach or to alter the programme. Certain parts of your holiday may be operated in conjunction with our sister companies from within the group of companies which Avalon Waterways belongs or with other operators and joint representation will occasionally be provided. embarkation times/Disembarkation times River cruise lines have strict embarkation/disembarkation timing windows needed for the turnaround of the vessel. We endeavour to organise the most appropriate flights or train journeys with consideration for these timings. Depending on timings, it may not be feasible to arrive in time for the dinner and 'Welcome Reception' on the first evening of the holiday. If you have chosen to book make your own way to the ship, please note that we cannot be held liable for any failure to meet the ship in time for the confirmed time of embarkation. optional excursions and transfers In addition to any Highlights already featured in your cruise itinerary, you may be offered a programme of optional excursions. A complete list with full details and current prices will either be included with your final documentation prior to departure or provided upon arrival. We act as a booking agent in respect of such optional excursions. Please see clause 6(j) of the Booking Conditions for further information. Prices may be subject to change and the right is reserved to substitute a similar alternative excursion should it become necessary. Local excursions and transfers are not always operated using a touring coach. Local transfers and excursions are sometimes provided by local operators. christmas markets Please note that Christmas markets generally close around the third week of December. local Holidays During local or national holidays or special events, on Sundays and religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited or not available. If any facilities included on an excursion provided as part of the cruise itinerary are closed, aternatives will be offered whenever possible. extra nights Customers have the option to choose to add pre or post nights or both, staying in 4 or 5 star hotels in the cities and destination where the cruise starts and ends. Prices quoted are per person, in a twin room with breakfast. Transfers to/from the airport station can be arranged but at extra cost. Extra hotel nights are only available immediately prior to or after your holiday and are not available on some cruise-only holidays. cruise only Customers can choose our convenient cruise only option. This will allow you to make your own way to the ship and join just the cruise portion of the holiday, removing overnight hotel stays at the beginning or end of the cruise itinerary. Flights, transfers and our private home pick-up service are not included. Holiday Prices All holiday prices shown are based on the lowest stateroom category and the lowest cost flight. Where applicable, supplements are payable for upgraded staterooms and/or alternative flights. Please see clause 2 of the Booking Conditions for details of our Price Policy. children We do not accept bookings for children under 8. There are no special arrangements or activities on board for children, we cannot accept bookings from unaccompanied children under 18 years of age and any travellers under this age must share the adults accommodation. Your Price includes The services of our representative at your destination airport. Representation overseas may at times be carried out by a local driver/representative. Return international flights/Eurostar/Rail journey from the UK as specified on each itinerary. (NB. Eurostar and some scheduled flights services do not include in-flight meals, refreshments on board will normally be available at an extra cost). Airport taxes, security charges and port taxes. Private door-to-door home pick up service (see page 11 for full details) All tips and gratuities for the crew and Cruise Director Fuel supplements known at time of booking. ATOL Protection contribution. UK Government Air Passenger duty. Transfers between overseas airports or stations, ports and accommodation unless otherwise stated in the brochure or on our website. Cruise/tour content as specified in each itinerary. Accommodation and meals confirmed to you on your final Confirmation/Invoiceccount. All state/regional/local taxes, VAT and service charges unless otherwise stated in the cruise description. All applicable ferry fares, bridge, tunnel and highway tolls. Sightseeing and excursions specified as included in the cruise description. The services of a Cruise Director, Local Guide or representative during the cruising/touring elements of your holiday; the services of our local representatives or agents during city stay. What's extra Food and drinks unless shown as included in your itinerary. Meals on selected flight and train services. Optional excursions. Gratuities to drivers and local guides. Holiday Insurance. Any consumer levy that may be imposed by the UK Licensing Authority or approved body. Costs of visas or vaccinations where necessary. Additional charges for cruise/hotel such as laundry, safety deposit boxes, minibar and sports facilities, unless otherwise stated. Any flight supplements. Any room/stateroom supplements as described in the price panel. For any payments made by credit card there will be a charge of 2% of the total cost of the holiday. exchange rates The holiday prices detailed in this brochure have been calculated using the following exchange rates: Euro 1.19. journeys club Journeys Club is a loyalty scheme for any customer who has travelled with Avalon Waterways before. The on board benefits of Journeys Club can only be redeemed from your second Avalon Waterways cruise onwards. You must have a valid email address to sign up to Journeys Club. Once you have signed up you will receive your confirmation Welcome pack and will continue to receive emails which keep you informed of any Journeys Club benefits. Please see www.avaloncruises.co.uk/jclub for more information. Gifts on board Customers have the option to purchase gifts onboard for themselves or a travelling companion or friends on the cruise. A variety of gifts are available including wine, flowers, chocolates and Champagne.

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Your flight/train details Timings if shown are based on the 24-hour clock system, are for guidance only and are subject to confirmation and alteration. Please refer to clause 5 of our Booking Conditions. Ask your reservations advisor for details of latest timings and ensure that you check your tickets as soon as you receive them. Flights are planned to be operated by the following airlines: Scheduled Services: British Airways, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss. Flights may not necessarily be non-stop or the most direct routing, and may involve a wait at the connection airport; an en-route change of aircraft may sometimes be necessary. eurostar itineraries are based on departures from London St Pancras (Ebbsfleet on request) to Paris Gare du Nord, Brussels or Lille. Onward travel where appropriate will be on TGV or Thalys

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celebration Packages A new range of celebration packages are now available to purchase. A variety of options are available whether you want a small celebration for just two people or a lavish cocktail party on the sky deck with family and friends. Packages include birthday and anniversary cakes, passengers staterooms being decorated, personalised invitations to dinner and many more special touches. Wedding vow renewal packages are also available with the option to hold intimate vow renewal ceremonies onboard. Wedding cake, a wedding book, photographs and many other extras can be purchased with this package. Drinks Packages Drinks packages can be purchased either before your cruise or directly onboard at reception of the ship. Packages are for the whole duration of a cruise and cannot be purchased for just part of it. An alcohol package will include unlimited regional wine, draught beer, standard spirits, all soft drinks and juices, coffee, tea, bottles of mineral water (sparkling or still) and 2 cocktails daily. A non alcohol package can be purchased and includes unlimited soft drinks and juices, 2 non alcoholic cocktails a day, unlimited espresso, cappuccino, teas and unlimited bottles of mineral water (sparkling or still). Passports Please check at a Post Office or on the contact details below, about fees and services for passport applications, renewals and amendments, before booking your holiday. As travel regulations are constantly changing, we are unable to provide up-to-date information concerning such requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all necessary Visa, Passport or other travel regulations. Validity: A valid passport is essential when you travel abroad. Although your passport has been issued for 10 years (5 years for children), some overseas countries have a requirement for a passport to remain valid for a minimum period after the date of entry to that country (typically 6 months). If your passport is in its final year of validity, you are advised to check the requirements of the country (ies) of destination before you make final travel plans. Apply early: If you need to apply for a passport or to renew an expired passport you should do so well in advance of travel. Currently you should allow approximately 8 weeks. names: The name on the passport must match the name on the ticket, otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. Any name spelling changes will incur an amendment fee per person changed. Holders of British Subject Passports and Non-British Citizens We can only advise on immigration requirements if your passport was issued in the UK and endorsed "British Citizen". Holders of a British Subject passport and non-British citizens should check immigration requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of all the countries you will be visiting or passing through. Further information from the Identity and Passport Service can be obtained as follows: Advice line: 0300 222 0000 7am-11pm daily (calls charged at your network provider's standard national rate); website: www.direct.gov.uk. Advance Passenger information (APi) Advance Passenger Information (API) means your Passport details, and in some instances your contact information, which has to be provided to the authorities before you travel. The UK Government (through the UK Home Office 'E-Borders' scheme) require Air, Rail & Cruise Operators ('carriers') to collect API from ALL passengers travelling internationally into and out of the UK. You can read more information on the UK E-Borders scheme, on the following link: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ advance-passenger-information the Data required currently is: * Passport Number * Country or State which issued passport * Expiry date of passport * Given (first and middle) names - as they appear in the passport * Last or Surname - as appears in the passport * Gender * Date of birth * Nationality Some Governments may also require 'carriers' to provide access to booking data, which may contain other passenger information. We will only provide each country's Customs & Immigration authorities with the relevant API or booking data required by law. This is governed by Data Protection laws applicable in the UK and the requesting State. Inaccurate or incomplete data could delay your journey, either at check-in or with the immigration authorities. We cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or incomplete data provided, and if you are unable to travel for any reason relating to the provision (or omission) of API data, no refunds will be available. How can i provide my APi data? Please go to the following secure web portal https://www. avaloncruises.co.uk/apis and key in the lead passengers surname and also the booking reference to enter the required information. You must enter all the required details for all passengers on the

booking. You can re-enter the data if you've made a mistake, but you will not be allowed to change the names supplied at time of booking so please ensure they match those on passenger's passports. What if I need to change a passenger's name? You must contact our Call Centre first, as any name-change will be subject to normal Booking Conditions and may attract a charge. It is absolutely imperative that the names on the booking match those on the Passports of those travelling, and that this in turn matches API Data. When do i need to have provided my APi by? Ideally you should provide the API data as soon as possible after the booking has been made as we can accept data from the moment that you receive details of the API Portal. The absolute latest that we can accept your API data by is 4 days prior to travel. Visas At the time of publishing (May 2012), British passport holders visiting any of the ports of call on one of our holidays are not required to obtain any visas in advance. However, should this situation alter, you will be advised at the earliest possible opportunity. The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Unit may have issued information about your holiday destination. You are advised to check the FCO website at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/ knowbeforeyougo. Alternatively, you can contact them on 0845 850 2829 or the ABTA Information Department on 0901 201 5050 (calls charged at 50p/minute). The International Air Transport Association (IATA) also provides passport, visa and health information necessary for air travellers at: http://www. iatatravelcentre.com/ Vaccinations Requirements can change without notice and some inoculations or precautions, although not compulsory, may be advisable. Local conditions are subject to change and we suggest that your consult your GP, one of the specialist vaccination centres, or visit the Department of Health website (www.dh.gov.uk/travellers) for more information. Any information we provide is given in good faith. Visit: www.nhs.uk/livewell/travelhealth. No special immunisations are required for those countries not listed. This list is correct at the time of publication. Holiday Healthcare in europe - eHic If you are a UK resident you are entitled to free, or reduced cost, state provided healthcare when visiting a European Union (EU) country. However to be covered you will need to take a new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you, which you can get, free of charge. To apply visit the NHS Choices website: www. nhs.uk/healthcareabroad or by calling 0845 606 2030. Safety and local Standards The safety standards and regulations, which apply overseas are those of the country concerned. Often, regrettably, they cannot reach to the same levels as the UK. Because of this the general standard of safety, hygiene, fire precautions, etc. can be lower than those which we have come to expect in the UK, and the authorities in the countries concerned may not have adequate power or resources to monitor and enforce standards. We suggest you familiarise yourself with fire escapes and always check the depth and exits of swimming pools before swimming. We suggest you keep a note of any significant medical condition you may have and details of any medication you are taking. Pack a small first aid kit to carry with you. medical Services Medical care and medication overseas can be expensive. For this reason you must insure yourself against the possibility of injury and sickness requiring treatment on holiday. Smoking Smoking is not permitted on transportation that is exclusively provided by Avalon. On European river cruise ships smoking is allowed only on the ships outside decks where ash trays are available. conduct For the benefit of everyone on your holiday, Avalon reserves the right to reject any customer and to remove any customer from the holiday whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other customers, holidaymakers or passengers. Avalon will not refund or cover any cost or expenses incurred for termination of holiday arrangements due to unacceptable conduct. Passengers who need special assistance on tours and/or cruises Passengers must report any disability to Avalon before any reservation is made so that Avalon may advise whether they and/or their suppliers for any particular holiday are able to accommodate the passengers. Avalon may rely on the information provided to them by the passengers regarding the details of any

disability in order to make a decision as to whether the passengers can be accommodated. Avalon will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, in accordance with the applicable laws. Not all sightseeing stops/ sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking. Avalon is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participants inability to participate within a group. Although some of our ships have lifts, many of our ships do not. Passengers requiring ship lifts should enquire before making a reservation. Additionally most stateroom doors and bathrooms are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings. For safety reasons passengers cannot be carried on ramps in ports when the ship is at anchor. In certain circumstances, we may ask that a disabled person or person with reduced mobility be accompanied by another person capable of providing any assistance required. Please see clause 16(e) of our Booking Conditions for further information.

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Data Protection & Your Privacy For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are a data controller. We will need to use the details you give us to properly process your booking or enquiry. If you are travelling with us we will also need to keep your details in case we or our suppliers (such as airl ines, accommodation providers and transport companies) and agents need to contact you in respect of your travel arrangements e.g. in an emergency or to inform you of possible changes to your itinerary. The details we may need to store and use include the names and contact details of party members, credit/ debit or other payment and passport details and, where applicable, details concerning any disability, medical condition or dietary requirements (which might disclose your religious beliefs) which might affect the chosen holiday arrangements. It may be necessary to transfer your details to a country or countries outside the EEA depending on where your holiday is to take place and/or where our suppliers or agents are based. The data protection and privacy rules and legislation in those countries may be less stringent than the UK. We or our suppliers or agents may be required to pass your details on to certain governments or government appointed bodies or agencies in the interests of security or because we are obliged to by law. When you make a booking with us you agree to us storing, using and passing on the information referred to for the reasons stated above. We will of course inform you if there is any further information we require from you during the booking process. When you make a booking, request a brochure or sign up for our email or SMS updates we will securely store your contact details in order to contact you with details of products and services we think you might be interested in. We may pass your or your party contact details to our UK sister companies so that they may contact you with details of the products and services that they offer but we undertake not to pass them to any other third parties for marketing purposes. Our sister companies include: Avro Ltd, Monarch Airlines Ltd, Cosmos Holidays Ltd. and Archers Tours Ltd. You may receive communications from us and our sister companies by mail, telephone, e-mail or SMS (text message). You may not want us or our sister companies to contact you for marketing purposes, in which case you will be given the opportunity to opt out at the point you provide us with your personal details. If you're not making a booking and if you don't require us to send you information then naturally you do not have to provide us with any personal information at all. Whenever we contact you by e-mail or SMS we will give you the option of opting out of any future e-mail or SMS communications. Also, if at any time you decide you would rather not receive news, information and offers about our holidays by phone or post please let us know in writing to: Data Protection, Marketing Department, Avalon Waterways, Wren Court, 17 London Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DE. You are generally entitled to ask us about details of yours that we are holding, why we're holding or processing them and to whom we have disclosed or may disclose them to. To do this, please send a letter to the address listed above. We promise to respond to your request within 40 days of receiving the request in writing along with any applicable fee. There are circumstances where we shall be within our rights to refuse such a request. If you believe that any of your personal information that is held or being processed by us is incorrect then please write to us immediately as we cannot be responsible for any problems that may arise due to inaccurate information that you have provided us with. If you would like further information then you may find the following websites useful: http://www.hmso.gov. uk or http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk How to contact us our Head office address (for all enquiries) is: Avalon Waterways, Wren Court, 17 London Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DE Website: www.avaloncruises.co.uk our registered business address is: Prospect House, Prospect Way, London Luton Airport, Luton, LU2 9NU.

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Frequently asked questions ...

We understand that there may be a few extra details you'd like to know a little more about so we've put together a list of frequently asked questions and their answers to help you really make the most of all the great benefits Avalon Waterways cruises can offer.

Q Are transfers included on arrival and Q What kind of entertainment is there? Q Is there a laundry service? departure?
Yes. If you are travelling on our flights or by rail, departure and arrivals transfers are included.

You are welcome to make a stateroom preference when booking. We will try our best to accommodate your request but it is not always possible to reserve specific staterooms.

Q Can I choose a particular stateroom? Q


What is the dress code?

Every cruise includes two or three evenings of on board entertainment, at least one show performed by the crew and nightly piano music. Depending on the cruise destination, there may be regional wine tastings, local musicians performing folklore shows or classical recitals, and guest speakers who are welcomed aboard to talk about local cities and attractions. There is also a selection of board games and a small library available on board.

A laundry and pressing service is available on board for a small fee prices are listed in your stateroom. Clothes cannot be dry cleaned on board and for safety, we ask that passengers dont iron clothes in the staterooms.

Q What is the voltage on board? Q Is there a lift on the ship?

The dress code is generally casual and we recommend bringing a pair of comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing trips. The Welcome and Farewell Dinners give you a chance to dress up but are not formal.

Voltage is 230v. Electricity sockets on board take European style two-pin plugs. British three-pin plug appliances will need an adaptor.

the seating Q What aretimes? arrangements for meal


The dining room is spacious enough to accommodate all guests at a single sitting. Seating is open, so you can choose to sit wherever you wish, and tables can seat 4 to 8 guests each. Tables cannot be reserved.

Several ships in our fleet provide a lift for ease of mobility; these include Avalon Expression, Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Vista, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Affinity, Avalon Felicity, Avalon Luminary, Avalon Creativity, and Avalon Scenery. Lifts do not access the Sky Decks.

For your convenience, all purchases and accounts on board can be settled by cash or most major credit cards. Most European countries use the Euro apart from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and Serbia. However, most establishments do accept the Euro. Major credit cards are welcome nearly everywhere, but for smaller towns, it's advisable to bring some local currency. Cash machines can be found on shore at some stops, but we advise checking with your bank that your card and PIN will work abroad.

Q Should I bring cash or credit cards?

Q Are tips included?

Q Are Avalon Waterways cruises suitable for children?


We have found over the years that cruising holidays are not ideal for young children. For this reason, we do not take bookings for children under 8 years of age and there are no special arrangements or activities for children on board.

For your convenience, all holidays include gratuities for the crew and Cruise Director. For local guides it is customary to tip 1 per tour.

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Shore visits can include tours on foot, scenic coach trips or a combination of both. In some cases, when your ship is able to dock in the city centre, it may be more practical to explore on foot whereas if the ship docks in a port near to an attraction, the excursion will be made by coach. Almost every excursion will include some walking. 130

and coffee making Q Is there tea the staterooms? facilities in


There are no tea or coffee making facilities in any staterooms but there is complimentary self-service cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium Lavazza coffee, fruit and traditional teas available all day on board.

Q Are medical services available?

There is no resident doctor on board but medical services can be quickly called in from shore if needed.

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How to book
How to book your holiday
1. Your deposit
We accept payment by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro or Delta. The required deposit of 300 (and insurance premium if you are taking Avalon Waterways insurance) will be taken. If you wish to pay by credit/debit card just have your card ready when you call us, so that your booking may be confirmed and your holiday details forwarded immediately. Note that any payment by credit card will incur a charge of 2% of your holiday cost. Alternatively, once you have called to reserve your holiday, you can send us your deposit

by post, enclosing either a cheque or postal order, or provide us with your credit/debit card details. Avalon Waterways must receive this within 3 working days of making your reservation. Once you have paid your deposit we will send you a Confirmation Invoice confirming your holiday details. It is very important that you check this invoice carefully; if any detail is not correct, or you have any queries, please call us immediately. The balance of payment is due 90 days before departure. Payment can be made by credit/debit card, but if you wish to pay the balance by cheque or postal order, please allow sufficient time for any postal delay. Receipts are only issued upon request. For payments made by credit card there will be a processing charge of 2% of the total cost of the holiday. Reminders for balance payments will not be sent.

If you are booking within 90 days of departure, full payment must be made by credit or debit card at the time of booking. Your tickets, full departure details and itinerary will normally arrive 7-10 days before departure. Please check your tickets carefully as flight or eurostar times may have changed from those shown on your confirmation invoice. Please ensure that your booking reference number is quoted on all correspondence. If you are NOT taking Avalon Waterways Insurance you must provide us with your independent insurance details at this stage. Please ensure that your insurance policy covers all the countries and areas that you will be visiting.

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4. Your traveL docuMents

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insurance
This policy is for residents of the UK and the Isle of Man only and for travel from the UK only. Travel insurance is as essential as your passport or your visa. You have to have the right cover for your trip. It is compulsory for all our customers to have adequate holiday insurance; if you do not, you may be refused boarding. If you are not taking Archers Insurance you must provide us with your independent insurance details. In order to ensure that you have the cover you need, we have arranged a specifically designed policy through Rock Insurance Services Limited underwritten by soLid Frskringar. The medical and claims assistance is provided by Europ Assistance on their behalf. The policy document gives you full details of what is and what is not covered and what to do if you need to make a claim. it is very important that you read the whole policy before you travel to make sure the cover is suitable for you. Please make sure that you take it on holiday with you in case of an emergency. A copy of the policy wording will be forwarded to you with your Confirmation Invoice. Take out this cover and travel with the peace of mind that, should the worst happen, assistance is just a phone call away.
preMiuMs the advice of a Medical Practitioner (or would be travelling against the advice of a Medical Practitioner had You sought his/her advice); 3. The insurance will not cover You when You are travelling with the intention of obtaining medical treatment or consultation abroad. 4. The insurance will not cover You if You have any undiagnosed symptoms that require attention or investigation in the future (that is symptoms for which You are awaiting investigations/consultations, or awaiting results of investigations, where the underlying cause has not been established). no claim arising directly or indirectly from a pre-existing Medical condition affecting You will be covered unless: You have declared that condition to Us; and * You have declared any changes in Your health or prescribed medication; and We have accepted that condition for insurance in writing. Each Insured Person who has a Pre-existing Medical Condition must make a Medical Health Declaration before each Period of Insurance and, if there are any changes in Your health or prescribed medication, prior to commencement of the Period of Insurance or departing on any Trip. Failure to declare any pre-existing Medical condition that is relevant to the insurance may invalidate the policy. We may require You to obtain a medical report from Your General Practitioner or Consultant in order to assess whether cover applies. Any costs incurred in obtaining this medical report shall be borne by You. Based on Our assessment of the medical information supplied to Us, We will decide whether or not the person is suitable for insurance, if certain exclusions or restrictions should be imposed, or if cover can be offered subject to the payment of an additional premium. If We offer cover, and, if the cover is subject to the payment of an additional premium, cover will not commence until full payment has been received by Us and written confirmation has been provided by Us. to declare a preexisting Medical condition or a change in Your state of health or prescribed medication, You should contact the Medical screening Helpline during office hours on: 0843 658 0306. You should also refer to the General Exclusions. iMportant LiMitations - canceLLation, curtaiLMent & trip interruption cover This policy will NOT cover any claims under Section 6 (Cancellation, Curtailment or Trip Interruption) arising directly or indirectly from any Pre-existing Medical Condition, known to You prior to the commencement of the Period of Insurance affecting any Close Relative or travelling companion who is not insured under this policy or person with whom You intend to stay whilst on Your Trip if: A terminal diagnosis has been received prior to the commencement of the Period of Insurance; or If they were on a waiting-list for, or had knowledge of the need of surgery, inpatient treatment or investigation at any hospital or clinic at the commencement of the Period of Insurance; or if during the 90 days immediately prior to the commencement of the Period of Insurance they had: Required surgery, inpatient treatment or hospital consultations; or Required any form of treatment or prescribed medication. You should also refer to the General Exclusions. iMportant notice: pLease read Your insurance poLicY careFuLLY: We would like to draw Your attention to important features of Your policy including: poLicY docuMent You should read this document carefully. It gives you full details of what is and is not covered and the conditions of the cover. HeaLtH conditions Your policy contains certain exclusions relating to pre-existing medical conditions that affect you, your travelling companions or anyone else upon whom your travel plans may depend. Please read the section iMportant conditions reLatinG to HeaLtH on page 6 of the policy wording. aGe LiMits Single Trip - no maximum age limit applied. speciaL sports and activities There is no cover under the policy for claims arising from any activity not listed under the definition of special sports and activities on page 10. poLicY eXcesses Under most sections of the policy, claims will be subject to an excess per person. This means that you will be responsible for the first part of the claim. The amount you have to pay is the excess. Your riGHt to canceL If your cover does not meet your requirements, please notify us within 14 days of receiving your policy and return all your documents for a refund of your premium. If during this 14 day period you have travelled, made a claim or intend to make a claim, we are entitled to recover all costs we have incurred for your use of those services. Please note that your cancellation rights are no longer valid after this initial 14 day period and there is no provision for refund. our riGHt to canceL We can cancel this policy by sending you seven days' notice in writing, as long as you have not travelled, made a claim or intend to make one. We will not refund your premium unless you cancel the policy within 14 days of receiving it (see YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL, above). residencY This policy is only available if you are permanently resident in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man and registered with a medical practitioner in one of these areas, being the one in which you permanently reside. 24 Hour eMerGencY assistance If you suffer an injury or illness which may lead to a claim under your insurance, you must always seek the advice of a registered medical practitioner before cancelling or curtailing your trip, or before incurring any expenses. If you are already on holiday you must also seek the advice of the Assistance Company. demands and needs statement This travel insurance policy will suit the Demands and Needs of an individual, or group (where applicable) who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling to countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against the financial impact of specified unforeseen circumstances / events relating to or occurring during the trip. Full details of these circumstances / events, levels of cover and terms and conditions can be found in the policy booklet. iMportant - You may already possess alternative insurance(s) for some or all of the features and benefits provided by this product; it is your responsibility to investigate this. We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs; we will however be happy to provide you with factual information to aid you in making your own informed buying decision. Avalon Waterways is authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority. This can be confirmed by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234 or by visiting the FSA's website at: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register.

up to 64* 65 and over Up to 7 nights 25 42 8-16 nights 30 55 17-23 nights 36 60 24-30 nights 41 70 Annual Policy 50 90 * Age on day of booking your insurance Above premiums based on Premier Cover Policy and are inclusive of Insurance Premium Tax. The applicable premium per person must be included with the deposit payment for your travel arangements.

suMMarY oF principaL cover - preMier poLicY (per insured)


Medical Emergency & Repatriation: Up to 10 million Cancellation & Curtailment:: Abandonment due to Delay: Missed Departure: Personal Possessions: Money: Personal Liability: Personal Accident: Legal Protection: Mugging Benefit: Catastrophe Cover: Withdrawal of Services: Up to 5,000 Up to 5,000 Up to 1,200 Up to 1,500 Up to 500 Up to 2 million per policy Up to 125,000 Up to 20,000 per policy Up to 500 Up to 1,000 Up to 500

Please refer to policy wording for sub-limits and full terms and conditions.

iMportant HeaLtH requireMents


You must comply with the following conditions in order to have full protection under this policy. If You do not comply We may, at Our option, cancel the policy, refuse to deal with Your claim or reduce the amount of any claim payment. This insurance operates on the following basis: 1. To be covered, You must be healthy, fit to travel and to undertake Your planned Trip; 2. The insurance will not cover You when You are travelling against

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Avalon Waterways, Wren Court, 17 London Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1DE Registered in England No. 1175122 Brochure published May 2012 Prices and offers valid from 24 May 2012 Avalon Waterways is a trading name of Cosmos Coach Tours Ltd.

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