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Magnificent Europe River Cruise 2019

20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure

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MAG EUROPE 2019

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MAG EUROPE CRUISE 2019

20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure

MAG EUROPE 2017

20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group


This incredible 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes return Emirates early-bird airfares, 1 night Dubai Layover on the way over and 1 Night Dubai Stopover on the way home. See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. The 15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise, aboard the new Avalon Tranquility II Suite Ship, includes a twin window stateroom, guided tours and much more!

  • Date: 2 August, 2017
  • Length: 20 Days
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Vessel: Avalon Passion
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Layover/Stopover: Two Dubai Nights
  • Price: $7,999 (Twin Share PP)

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Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating fascinating group tours
all around the world, we are Australia’s group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible unescorted tour packages with luxury cruises, quality coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there with you to attend to every single detail of your dream holiday.


This incredible 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes return Emirates early-bird airfares, 1 night Dubai Layover on the way over and 1 Night Dubai Stopover on the way home. See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. The 15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise, aboard the new Avalon Passion Suite Ship, includes a twin window stateroom, guided tours and much more!

  • Date: 2 August, 2017
  • Length: 20 Days
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Vessel: Avalon Passion
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Layover/Stopover: Two Dubai Nights
  • Price: $7,999 (Twin Share PP)

Itinerary Details

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Costings & Upgrades

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Next Step?

Register your interest →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible unescorted tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium hotels and truly unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every detail of your holiday.

This incredible 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes return Emirates early-bird airfares, 1 night Dubai Layover on the way over and 1 Night Dubai Stopover on the way home. See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. The 15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise, aboard the new Avalon Passion Suite Ship, includes a twin window stateroom, guided tours and much more!

  • Date: 2 August, 2017
  • Length: 20 Days
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Vessel: Avalon Passion
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Layover/Stopover: Two Dubai Nights
  • Price: $7,999 (Twin Share PP)

Itinerary & Inclusions

Online PDF →

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating fascinating group tours all around the world, we are Australia’s group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you are a first time solo traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there is a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every detail of your trip.

This incredible 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes return Emirates early-bird airfares, 1 night Dubai Layover on the way over and 1 Night Dubai Stopover on the way home. See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. The 15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise, aboard the new Avalon Passion Suite Ship, includes a twin window stateroom, guided tours and much more!

  • Date: 2 August, 2017
  • Length: 20 Days
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Vessel: Avalon Passion
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Layover/Stopover: Two Dubai Nights
  • Price: $7,999 (Twin Share PP)

Itinerary & Inclusions

Online PDF →

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

With over 20 years’ experience creating group tours all around the world, we are Australia’s group tour experts.

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible unescorted tour packages with luxury cruises and coaches, premium accommodation and unforgettable local experiences. Whether you’re a first time solo traveller or your passport is full of stamps, there’s nothing like knowing there’s a team behind you who are passionate about all things travel. We’ll be there to attend to every single detail of your dream holiday.

Inclusions

This 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes:
This 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes:
This 20 Day Fly & Cruise Small Group Departure includes:
This 20 Day Fly & Cruise package includes:
  • 15 Day Magnificent Europe River Cruise – Amsterdam to Budapest.
  • Return Earlybird Emirates Airfares.
  • Flight from Brisbane to Amsterdam via Dubai.
  • All transfers as per Detailed Itinerary.
  • Special Dubai stayover with breakfast & transfers.
  • Dubai Layover on way home.
  • Smooth, professional local tours with local guides to fascinating, unforgettable destinations during the River Cruise.

This $7,999 Small Group Departure package includes:

  • Economy Class Airfares on all flights
  • River Cruise Twin Window Stateroom

River Cruise Inclusions:

  • Transfers to and from Ship
  • Prepaid gratuities for Cruise Director & Local Guides
  • Full breakfasts daily, including wine, beer & soft drinks with all lunches & dinners.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Hilary from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Hilary from Dream Maker to discuss.
This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us.

All prices and upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us.

All prices and upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

This package has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us. All our prices and upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking.
This tour has been designed exclusively by Dream Maker Travel and can only be booked through us. Prices & upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.

* Earlybird Airfare Price – Pay airfares and further deposit of $2500 per person by 31 March 2017

Itinerary

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines with Dubai stopovers on both journeys.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines with Dubai stopovers on both journeys.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines with Dubai stopovers on both journeys.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines with Dubai stopovers on both journeys.

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  • 02 August: Brisbane – Dubai

    Evening departure. Fly in style with Emirates Airlines.

    • Emirates Airlines (13 hrs 40mins)
    • Meal on plane
    03 August: Dubai

    Arrive early morning Dubai for a 1 Night Stopover with early check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the wonderful city of Dubai or simply relax in your luxury hotel.

    • Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira
    • Breakfast
    04 August: Dubai – Amsterdam

    You will be transferred early for your flight from Dubai to Amsterdam.

    AVALON staff will meet you at Amsterdam Airport and transfer you to the Meeting Point at the Pre-Cruise Hotel.

    • Emirates Airlines (7 hrs 5mins)
    • Meal on plane
    • Pre-Cruise Hotel to meet Avalon staff
    04 August: Amsterdam to Ship – Avalon Passion

    Welcome to Amsterdam! Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich 700-year-old history and a distinct ambiance. Maybe stroll through the lively marketplace or see the works of famous Dutch masters at world-renowned museums. This afternoon, board your river cruise ship and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. NOTE: Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    • Dinner
    05 August: Amsterdam

    Today, get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on an included CANAL CRUISE, floating along the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time in the city this afternoon-or you might like to join an optional excursion before bidding tot ziens (farewell) to Holland and setting sail for Germany.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    06 August: Cologne, Germany

    Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne after lunch. One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between a GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. The Old Town abounds with cafes, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kolsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years!

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    07 August: Rhine Gorge – Rudesheim

    This morning, cruise through the dramatic RHINE GORGE – without a doubt, the most beautiful stretch of river and where ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 122 metres (400 feet) above the waters. Cruise past the rock of the Lorelei, where legend tells of enchanted siren song that lured sailors to their doom. On your included shore excursion in pretty Rudesheim, visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, where you’ll be mesmerised by the self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT and free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestoned Drosselgasse, where colourful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    08 August: Main River – Village Visit

    On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. With half-timbered houses, narrow streets, and medieval town centres, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer’s delight. Join your Local Guide to experience one of these towns on a GUIDED WALK.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    09 August: Wurzburg

    Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Wurzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” makes an immediate impression with imposing Marienberg Fortress perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR this morning, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP’S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Depart Wurzburg at lunchtime and spend a leisurely afternoon cruising the Main River.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    10 August: Bamberg

    Today, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALKING TOUR takes in its historic centre, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)-built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! Wander the town’s serpentine streets with their charming houses and 18th-century mansions.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    11 August: Nuremberg

    Although 90% of Nuremberg’s Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. This morning, choose a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR and marvel at this thousand-year-old city’s medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialised “NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS” tour.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    12 August: Regensburg

    Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Established during the Holy Roman Empire and the only German city not bombed during WWII, Regensburg has at least 1,300 listed buildings of “historic interest.” Architectural highlights of your GUIDED WALK include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Wander through the city’s lanes and alleys to discover the many mansions with high towers. Wealthy families built these towers to emphasise their status and wealth during the Middle Ages, and many still remain today. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brucke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany, then grab a beer and enjoy a SNACK at the Historische Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Here-where the locals congregate-feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. Before dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    13 August: Passau

    Uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge, Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Take in the highlights on the included GUIDED WALK through this charming town, and find out much more about the “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, you might like to join a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg to see some of The Sound of Music sights or to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    14 August: Durnstein, Austria

    Excursion to Gottweig Abbey. A day of magical scenery awaits you today! As you cruise into the Wachau Valley, pass unmistakable Melk Abbey, high up and overlooking the river. Then, head into the heart of the Wachau wine region to Durnstein, known for its baroque blue Stiftskirche. A Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR and tell you the tale of England’s King Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned in the castle whose ruins still stand above the town. Later, an excursion takes you to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Gottweig, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also positioned high up overlooking the Danube.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    15 August: Vienna, Austria

    Early this morning, arrive in Vienna, the “City of Music,” which inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral-plus, countless other sites you’ll see on your GUIDED TOUR. Stroll through the delightful pedestrian Karntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee houses-historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! An optional concert is available tonight.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    16 August: Bratislava, Slovakia

    At the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains is Bratislava, the dynamic capital of Slovakia. After breakfast, join your Local Guide for a tour of the city, including a GUIDED WALK of its fascinating Old Town, where winding cobblestoned streets and narrow alleyways twist and turn to reveal the Town Hall, one of the oldest stone buildings in the city. Also visit gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries. This afternoon is free to explore on your own.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    17 August: Budapest, Hungary

    Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Whether you’re seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Cafe, Budapest’s unique energy is positively palatable. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, see Heroes Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church. Be sure to note the city’s eight bridges- many famous sights in and of themselves-which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. In your free time this afternoon you may want to walk across Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest. Alternatively, consider visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica with marvellous views of the city from its viewing platform, or stroll along Vaci utca, the main shopping street.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    18 August: Budapest, Disembarkation

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning, followed by the Avalon Transfer to the Airport for your flight from Budapest to Dubai.

    • Breakfast
    18 August: Budapest to Dubai

    Confirmed flight from Budapest to Dubai, EK 112

    • Flight Departure 4:00 pm
    • Emirates Airlines – BOEING 777-300 ER, (5 hrs 30mins)
    • Meal on Plane
    • Dubai International Airport Hotel
    18 August: Dubai Stopover

    1 Night Stopover to break the journey. Arrive Dubai 11:30 pm, EMIRATES Transfer to Hotel.

    • Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira
    • Breakfast
    19 August: Dubai to Brisbane

    Hotel Shuttle Transfer to Airport, 7:30 am.

    • Flight Departure 10:35 am
    • Emirates Airlines – A380 AIRBUS, (13 hrs 45mins)
    • Meal on Plane
    • Dubai International Airport Hotel
    20 August: Brisbane

    Arrive early morning in Brisbane, 6:25 am

    Welcome Home!

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    Ship Information
    • Company: Avalon Waterways
    • Launched: 2013
    • Occupancy: 166
    • Crew: 47
    • Ship Length: 135m (4 Decks)
    • Company: Avalon Waterways
    • Launched: 2013
    • Occupancy: 166
    • Crew: 47
    • Ship Length: 135m (4 Decks)
    • Company: Avalon Waterways
    • Launched: 2013
    • Occupancy: 166
    • Crew: 47
    • Ship Length: 135m
    • Ship Decks: 4
    • Company: Avalon Waterways
    • Launched: 2013
    • Occupancy: 166
    • Crew: 47
    • Ship Length: 135m (4 Decks)

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    About Avalon Passion

    Yet another beautiful Suite Ship graces the rivers of Europe in 2016. The Avalon Passion welcomes passengers to their home-away-from-home with two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than industry standard and ideal for stretching out and relaxing-or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

    Twin Window Stateroom

    Your home away from home. Thoughtfully designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample space, a sofa, sitting area, and interactive TV. This cruise package comes with a Twin Window Stateroom, Upgrades to Panorama Suites available.

    Twin Window Stateroom Amenities

    • 1 queen-size bed or twin singles
    • Approximately 172 sq. ft.
    • Signature Comfort Collection Beds featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave bathrobes
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • Magnifying make-up mirror and quality hair dryer
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and bath amenities from L’Occitane bath products
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice, and nightly turndown services
    Panorama Suite Stateroom

    The Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony® is the classic, unique feature of the Panorama Suite. With all the amenities of the Twin Window Stateroom, the Panorama Suite has the added bonus of having the bed facing out, so you can enjoy the passing view from the comfort of your bed.

    Panorama Suite Amenities

    • 1 queen-size bed or twin singles
    • Approximately 200 sq. ft.
    • Signature Comfort Collection Beds featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave bathrobes
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • Magnifying make-up mirror and quality hair dryer
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and bath amenities from L’Occitane bath products
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice, and nightly turndown services
    Dining

    Avalon’s Fresh healthy cuisine focuses on nutritious, delicious recipes with fresh, local ingredients. There are 2 Self-serve beverage stations with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees.

    A Captain’s reception with sparkling wine & canapés followed by the Welcome Dinner is the beginning of your culinary adventure. The spacious, open-seating dining room caters the Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station.
    Above in the Lounge a daily early-riser breakfast, and a daily late-riser breakfast is also provided. Complimentary juices accompany Breakfast buffets with foods that are low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy.

    The Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations is also complimented with an A La Carte selection. At times the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck is available depending on weather. Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck are available at any time of the day.
    Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats precedes a Social hour and drink specials in Panorama Lounge.

    Dinners includes seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients, and Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals. The Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese include Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner (also with lunch on 2017 cruises).

    Night Fare served at 10:30 pm. Room service is for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies for beverages). Upscale bar serving premium spirits is the popular meeting spot, with rotating regional wines and beers also on offer.

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