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Magnificent Europe River Cruise

Solo Travellers 45 years & over
Friday 18 May - Friday 1 June 2018

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month May - June 2018
Duration: 15 days
Status: Only 2 places left
Destinations: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Roth, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Main River Village, Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge, Cologne, Amsterdam
Trip Style: Tour and cruise
Accommodation: Ship cabins
Prices: From $8013 per person, for a single cabin
Transport: Coach,Cruise
Pace: 1
the most leisurely pace, lots of free time indicative of our resort & cruise holidays
Group Size: n/a
Trip Code: river18-5

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An indulgent river cruise for independent solo travellers. Take advantage of this superb experience without the hefty single supplement.

Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Onto Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers.

First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Dürnstein—famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche.

And in the last days of your vacation, local experts will introduce you to three capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; Bratislava, Slovakia, where winding cobblestone streets twist and turn in the Old Town and you’ll visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites.

This truly is a river cruise to remember!

Inclusions

  • Deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 13 Lunches
  • 13 Dinners
  • Captains welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine & canapes
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard your vessel
  • Guided sightseeing in all destinations.
  • Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting.
  • Guided walk in Regensburg, enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstkuche; beer tasting.
  • Choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour.
  • Guided walk in Bamberg, see the Old Town.
  • Visit the Bishop's Residenz in Wurzburg
  • Guided walk in Main River Village
  • Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge.
  • Choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk in Cologne
  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you
    Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise

Roommates

Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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