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Marvel at the magic of the festive season on this 14 day tour and cruise package to Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.


Nowhere does Christmas quite like Europe! Cities and towns are transformed with twinkling lights and decorations, the snowy landscape glistens in the light, the scent of chestnuts and gingerbread fills the air, and you’re reminded that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Marvel at the magic of the festive season in four incredible countries on this 14 day tour and cruise package taking in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Get into the spirit of the season at Christmas markets in Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich and more. Enjoy a six night cruise aboard the brand new, five-star Amadeus ‘Star’ ship from Vienna to Nuremberg. Dock in the beautiful city of Vienna, and admire the winter landscapes en route to the ‘City of Three Rivers’, Passau; then, on to the historic city of Regensburg, cruise through Roth and on to magical Nuremberg. This incredible package includes return international flights, six night cruise, five nights four-star accommodation, 22 meals, free-flowing wine and beer with lunch and dinner while cruising, and so much more. It truly is the season to be jolly!

Departure Date 
24th November 2019
 
Departure Cities 
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth


ITINERARY

  • Day 1.... Australia - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Day 2.... Arrive in Prague
  • Day 3.... Prague
  • Day 4.... Prague - Bratislava (330km day)
  • Day 5.... Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria (80km day) - Begin 6 night Vienna to Nuremberg River Cruise
  • Day 6.... Depart Vienna 10.30pm
  • Day 7.... Melk / Emmersdorf, Austria – 8:30am to 2:00pm
  • Day 8.... Passau, Germany – 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Day 9.... Regensburg, Germany – 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Day 10.... Roth – 1:00pm to 1:30pm, Arrive in Nuremberg, Germany at 5:00pm
  • Day 11.... Nuremberg - Munich, Germany (170km day)
  • Day 12.... Munich Free Day
  • Day 13.... Munich, Germany - Australia
  • Day 14.... Arrive in Australia

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the highlights of 4 amazing countries including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Germany
  • Marvel at the magic of the European festive season
  • Enjoy the Christmas markets in Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich and more
  • Explore Prague, the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ on a guided tour
  • Discover the lively capital of Slovakia, Bratislava set along the Danube River
  • Wander through Wenceslas Square and the Old Town of Prague
  • Admire Vienna, the Imperial City with a day at leisure
  • Visit the heart of the stunning UNESCO-listed Wachau region
  • Enjoy Passau, the City of Three Rivers and its traditional Christmas market
  • Explore Munich on a guided tour, famous beautiful architecture, culture, cathedrals and museums
  • Enjoy a day visiting the historic city of Regensburg
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Old Town, Charles Bridge and many more in Prague
  • Visit the romantic Christmas market in Nuremberg
  • Dock in Vienna, Melk/Emmersdorf, Passau, Regensburg, Roth and Nuremberg
  • Discover the Bavarian capital of Munich with a day at leisure
  • Enjoy traditional mulled wine at a Christmas market

FLIGHTS

  • Return International flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ ADL/PER

CRUISE

  • Six night Danube Christmas River Cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg
  • Sail aboard the brand new 5-star Amadeus ‘Star’ ship
  • Stay in an elegant large, outside river-view stateroom cabin
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water onboard cruise
  • Enjoy special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demos music performances and nightly piano music
  • Free-flowing beer and wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Enjoy a cocktail reception, welcome dinner and Captain’s gala dinner
  • Bottled water replenished daily

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 nights 4-star hotel accommodation

DINING

  • Enjoy 22 meals including all gourmet meals onboard ship

TOUR ESSENTIALS

  • English speaking onboard Cruise Director, Tour Leader and Tour Guide
  • Airline, cruise taxes and surcharges
  • All local taxes, port charges, parking and check point fees

TRANSPORT

  • Transportation by A/C vehicles

TRANSFERS

  • Return airport and ship transfers 

OTHER INFO

  • Travel offer is valid for travel on the 24th November 2019.
  • This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
Haydn Deck Window cabin: $660
Strauss Deck Balcony cabin: $1620
 


FLIGHTS

Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 


Arrive early in Prague, Czech Republic
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Munich, Germany
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not permitted during and including the following dates: 12 December 2019 - 20 January 2020.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only one stopover is permitted, it can be either an inbound or an outbound stopover.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class: Buy now $6499
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available

CRUISE PORTION

The Amadeus Star will be the next highlight of Amadeus fleet from April 2019. The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to the other ships, the Amadeus Star cabins on the Strauss Deck also feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the Amadeus ships. 
 
Cabin Information
Haydn Deck (Lower Deck)
Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), (16 m² / 172 sq.ft.), spacious bathroom, spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 
 
Strauss Deck (Middle Deck)
Drop down panoramic window with French Balcony, (17.5 m² / 188 sq.ft.), Spacious bathroom, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
4 Star (self-rated):
Prague: Park Inn Hotel Prague or similar
Bratislava: Park Inn by Radisson Danube or similar
Munich: Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich or similar
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 
Extra Nights
- Prague, Czech Republic (Pre Tour): $145 per room (breakfast included).
- Munich, Germany (Post Tour): $178 per room (including breakfast).
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Shore Excursions
Shore excursion packages are available for purchase upon checkout.
 
Package A... $155 per person
- City tour of Vienna
- Walking tour of Passau
- Walking tour of Regensburg
- Visit to the Christmas Market “Palais Thurn und Taxis” (only bookable onboard)
- City tour Nuremberg
 
Package B...  $220 per person
All of package A plus the following:
- Excursion Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Glühwein Party
 
Package C... $360 per person
All of package B plus the following:
- Schönbrunn Castle with Christmas Market
- Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” Cat. B
 
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
 

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Gratuities/tipping:
*Land tour: recommended at €5 (approx. $7.50 AUD) per person/day payable on tour.
*Cruise: Recommended gratuity of $12 USD (approx. $17 AUD) per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 
The average daily temperature during late November and early December in this part of Europe sits around 5°C, inching toward the heart of winter. Be sure to pack the cold weather gear.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of our booking process for this offer. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. Gratuities recommended onboard is $12 USD (approx. $17 AUD) per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regard to shopping for further information.

VISAS

A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.

INSURANCE

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

• 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

• Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised Ucango, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.                                             



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