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RUGBY LEGENDS RIVER CRUISE 2017

22 or 24 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Group Tour with Jeff Wilson & Tim Horan

2017 RUGBY LEGENDS EUROPE RIVER CRUISE

22 or 24 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Tour

2017 RUGBY LEGENDS EUROPE RIVER CRUISE

22 or 24 Day Fly & Cruise Escorted Tour

The team at Dream Maker Travel are very excited to invite you to see the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam with our celebrity hosts Jeff Wilson (NZ) and Tim Horan (Aus), plus special MC Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports).

The ideal tour for any rugby fan! See the Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium before your tour group heads off to Europe! Departing 22 October 2017 from Brisbane, this fully escorted tour has it all, including 2 nights in both Dubai and Budapest before you embark. After taking in the history and iconic scenery of this magnificent river cruise you can extend your tour with tickets to see the Wallabies or All Blacks play a test match on their respective 2017 UK Tours (not yet on sale, subject to availability).

  • Date: 23 October, 2017 (21 Days)
  • Celebrity Hosts: Jeff Wilson (NZ) & Tim Horan (Aus)
  • Celebrity MC: Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports)
  • Cruise: 15 Night Avalon Waterways, onboard Avalon Passion
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Hotels: Budapest (2) and Dubai Stopover (2)
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Priced from: $8,990 AUD

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Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

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

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible fully escorted 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.

The team at Dream Maker Travel are very excited to invite you to see the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam with our celebrity hosts Jeff Wilson (NZ) and Tim Horan (Aus), plus our special MC Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports).

The ideal tour for any true rugby fan! See the Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium before your tour group heads off to Europe! Departing 22 October 2017 from Brisbane, this fully escorted tour has it all, including 2 nights in both Dubai and Budapest before you embark. After taking in the history and iconic scenery of this magnificent river cruise you can extend your tour with tickets to see the Wallabies or All Blacks play a test match on their respective 2017 UK Tours (not yet on sale, subject to availability).

  • Date: 23 October, 2017 (21 Days)
  • Celeb Hosts: Jeff Wilson (NZ) & Tim Horan (Aus)
  • Cruise: 15 Night Avalon Waterways
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Hotels: Budapest (2) and Dubai Stopover (2)
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Priced from: $8,990 AUD

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 escorted 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.

The team at Dream Maker Travel are very excited to invite you to see the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting Europe cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam with our celebrity hosts Jeff Wilson (NZ) and Tim Horan (Aus), plus our special MC Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports).

The ideal tour for any rugby fan! See the Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium before your tour group heads to Europe! Departing 22 October from Brisbane, this fully escorted tour has it all, including 2 nights in both Dubai & Budapest before you embark.

After taking in the history and iconic scenery of this magnificent river cruise you can extend your tour with tickets to see the Wallabies or All Blacks play a test match on their respective 2017 UK Tours (not yet on sale, subject to availability).

  • Date: 23 October, 2017 (21 Days)
  • Celebrity Host #1: Jeff Wilson (NZ)
  • Celebrity Host #2: Tim Horan (Aus)
  • Tour MC: Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports)
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Cruise Length: 15 Days
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Stopover: Dubai Stopover (2 nights)
  • Hotel: Budapest (2 nights)
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Priced from: $8,990 AUD per person

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

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

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible escorted 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.

Dream Maker Travel are very excited to invite you to see the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam with our rugby celebrity hosts Jeff Wilson (NZ) and Tim Horan (Aus), plus our special MC Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports).

The ideal tour for any rugby fan! See the Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium before your tour group heads off to Europe! Departing 22 October 2017 from Brisbane, this fully escorted tour has it all, including 2 nights in both Dubai and Budapest before you embark. After taking in the history and iconic scenery of this magnificent river cruise you can extend your tour with tickets to see the Wallabies or All Blacks play a test match on their respective 2017 UK Tours (not yet on sale).

  • Date: 23 October, 2017 (21 Days)
  • Celebrity Host #1: Jeff Wilson (NZ)
  • Celebrity Host #2: Tim Horan (Aus)
  • Tour MC: Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports)
  • Cruise Company: Avalon Waterways
  • Cruise Length: 15 Days
  • Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Stopover: Dubai Stopover (2 nights)
  • Hotel: Budapest (2 nights)
  • Dream Maker Escorts: Hilary & Keith
  • Priced from: $8,990 AUD per person

Costings & Upgrades

Online PDF →

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why choose Dream Maker Travel?

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

We set our own high standards for delivering incredible escorted 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.

Tour Inclusions

This Fly & Cruise Fully Escorted Tour includes:

  • Celebrity Tour Hosts Jeff Wilson (NZ) & Tim Horan (AUS)
  • Celebrity Tour MC Melodie Robinson (Sky Sports NZ)
  • Emirates return airfares (via Dubai)
  • 15 Day Avalon Waterways “Magnificent Europe” River Cruise aboard Avalon Passion
  • A ticket to the Wallabies v All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on October 21
  • Premium Hotel accommodation
  • Prepaid gratuities for cruise director and local guides
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners daily aboard Avalon Passion
  • Twin Window Stateroom – Upgrades Available to Panorama Suite
  • Special 2 night Dubai stopover with Breakfast & Transfers. Free time to relax or explore
  • Budapest InterContinental Hotel (2 nights)
  • All transfers as per Detailed Itinerary
  • Experienced Dream Maker Travel escorts Hilary & Keith
  • Smooth, professional tour to fascinating, unforgettable destinations

This tour package includes:

  • Twin Window Stateroom
  • Economy Class Airfares on all flights

Cruise Inclusions:

  • All meals on board included
  • Complimentary Room Service
  • Daily Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Supper
  • Special Inclusions (per person):

  • Evening Welcome cocktail party with drinks and hot finger food first night aboard Avalon Passion
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.
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.

* Earlybird Airfare Price – Pay airfares and further deposit of $3000 per person by 15 February 2017

Itinerary

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines, with a special 2 night stopover to explore Dubai. Once in Europe you’ll experience 2 nights in Budapest before embarking on a 15 day Magnificent Europe River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines, with a special 2 night stopover to explore Dubai. Once in Europe you’ll experience 2 nights in Budapest before embarking on a 15 day Magnificent Europe River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines, with a special 2 night stopover to explore Dubai. Once in Europe you’ll experience 2 nights in Budapest before embarking on a 15 day Magnificent Europe River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam.

Fly in style with Emirates Airlines, with a special 2 night stopover to explore Dubai. Once in Europe you’ll experience 2 nights in Budapest before embarking on a 15 day Magnificent Europe River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam.

Please note above: This tour has an itinerary for NZ based travellers and Australian based travellers.

20 Oct: Auckland – Brisbane

Meet your NZ travel companions at the airport as you fly with Emirates airlines to Brisbane, Australia.

A transfer will take you to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

  • Emirates Airlines (3 hrs 20mins)
  • Meal on Plane
  • Novatel Brisbane
21 Oct: Brisbane

Free day to explore Brisbane at leisure. The Brisbane River is the heart of Brisbane’s landscape and
travelling along it is a great way to see different suburbs and areas. Make your way to South Bank to
explore the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. These world-class galleries house large
local and international exhibitions. For lovers of liquid gold, a tour of Brisbane’s XXXX Brewery is a must.

Join your group later in the evening for the Dream Maker Travel Pre-Game Drinks with Tim Horan and
special guest George Gregan as we build up towards the big match between the All Blacks and Wallabies.
This evening the group will make their way to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium to see the Wallabies vs All Blacks Test Match

Note: Brisbane based travellers will get a ticket to the game, but not hotel accommodation. Can be purchased if required.

  • Novatel Brisbane
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Pre-Game Drinks with Tim Horan & George Gregan
22 Oct: Brisbane – Dubai

Morning at leisure to continue exploring Brisbane and its surrounding areas. A transfer will take you to
Brisbane Airport for your evening departure with Emirates airlines.

  • Meal on plane
  • Emirates Airlines (13 hrs 20mins)
23 Oct: Dubai

Arrive early morning Dubai for an extended stayover 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
  • Buffet Breakfast
24 Oct: Dubai

Free day to explore remarkable Dubai

  • Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira
25 Oct: Dubai – Budapest

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

Welcome to Budapest! Meet & greet with your Tour Director. Evening transfer from Airport to hotel

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Emirates Airlines (5 hrs 55mins)
  • Meal on Plane
26 Oct: Budapest

Free Day at Leisure.
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 in the renowned Gerbeaud Cafe, Budapest’s unique energy is positively palatable.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
27 Oct: Budapest – Cruise Embarkation

Free Morning to Explore Budapest. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.

  • Breakfast, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Dinner
28 Oct: Budapest

On your guided tour of the city, see Heroes’ Square as well as the massive hilltop castle with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church. Be sure to take note of 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. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
29 Oct: Bratislava, Slovakia

Today, arrive in Bratislava, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and the dynamic capital of Slovakia. Join a Local Guide for a tour of the city, including a guided walk of its fascinating Old Town, where winding cobblestone 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. Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Tonight, depart for Vienna.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
30 Oct: Vienna, Austria

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 sights you’ll see on your included guided tour. .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
31 Oct: Excursion to Gottweig Abbey, Durnstein

This morning, a short drive takes you to the Benedictine Abbey of Gottweig, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perched high on a hill overlooking the Danube. A visit with a Local Guide shows you this magnificent monastery whose fresco-decorated imperial staircase is considered a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship in Durnstein in time for lunch. Durnstein, situated in the heart of the Wachau wine region, is known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the 1700s.
The main street of this small town-with a population of less than 1,000 people-is lined with 16th-century residences and charming cobblestone streets. 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. This evening, you’ll be able to sample some of the famous wines of this region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
01 Nov: Passau, Germany

Today, choose from full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights or to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rejoin your ship in Passau in the early evening. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
02 Nov: Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. 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. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brucke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy an included snack at the Historische Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen). Bask in 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 + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
03 Nov: Nuremberg, Germany

This morning, relax on board, then the afternoon is dedicated to Nuremberg. Although 90% of the 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 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. During free time, be sure to try some tasty Lebkuchen and make a wish at the beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt (main square). Legend says your wish will come true if you turn its gold ring three times.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
04 Nov: Bamberg, Germany

This morning, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided 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! This afternoon, cruise gently along the Main River as you head for Wurzburg.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
05 Nov: Wurzburg, Germany

Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Wurzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your included guided sightseeing tour, visit the magnificent baroque Bishop’s Residenz, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon you are free to explore on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
06 Nov: Main River Village, Bavaria

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 + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
07 Nov: Rudesheim – Rhine Gorge

Today, arrive in Rudesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, where you’ll see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.
Enjoy a special treat, then head downstream from Rudesheim, through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 122 metres (400 feet) above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
08 Nov: Cologne, Germany

Arrive in Cologne this morning. 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 an included guided city walk or Jewish Heritage Walk.
Later, during free time, perhaps look in on the Romano-Germanic Museum, home to a large collection of artifacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built-a must for history buffs! 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 + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
09 Nov: Amsterdam, Holland

Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafes and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambiance. With over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world.
Get a unique perspective of the city 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 this afternoon to enjoy the city or perhaps join an optional excursion.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Beer, Local Wines & Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner
10 Nov: Amsterdam – Dubai (Disembarkation)

A free Day to continue exploring Amsterdam. Your Avalon River Cruise ends this morning. You will be transferred from your vessel to Amsterdam Downtown Hotel then a transfer to the Airport early evening for your final destination (via Dubai). Note: Your large luggage will be checked through to your final destination.

  • Breakfast
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Meals on plane
12 Nov: Brisbane or Auckland

Arrive in Brisbane or Auckland.

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