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29 Day Great European Tour with Cruise and Flights

Prague - Frankfurt - Amsterdam - Paris - Lyon - Zurich - Milan - Rome - Florence - Venice - Dubrovnik - Santorini - Katakolon

Roundtrip international flights included

7 nights onboard Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas

Modern hotel accommodation

Guided sightseeing tours

From $6,999 $9,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


The ultimate European adventure is now on sale! This 29-day land and cruise package is the perfect way to explore Europe's iconic sights while relaxing with the comforts of Royal Caribbean.

Your tour will begin with your flight to Prague - the capital of Czech Republic. You'll have several days to explore the incredible historic sights and architecture before making your way to Frankfurt and Amsterdam through the German countryside. You'll have a chance to explore the Dutch windmills and fishing boats, along with the canals of Amsterdam. 

Next up - Belgium and France! Visit Bruges and Brussels for some delectable chocolate and history before your next 3-day pit stop in "The City of Lights" - Paris. There will be plenty of guided tours and photo ops at the Louvre, Notre Dame, and of course, The Eiffel Tower. 

Heading down south, you'll carry across the Swiss Alps with stops in Zurich, a glacier walk in Grindelwald, and a leisurely stroll in Lugano. Italy is next on the itinerary carrying further south from Milan to Pisa (home of the leaning tower) for your next pit stop in Rome. You'll have one more stop in Florence before finally arriving in Rome.

After a couple days in Venice, it's time for the cherry on top of the cake - a 7-night Royal Caribbean cruise onboard Rhapsody of the Seas. The ship will provide you with excellent dining, entertainment and relaxation while you visit Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece for some of the Mediterranean's finest sunshine.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28 Day 29

Day 1

Australia Prague

Today depart from Australia for Prague!

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 2

Prague

Welcome to Prague -  the capital city of the  Czech Republic. Upon arrival, you will have a driver waiting to take you to your hotel. 

 In the evening, you will meet your Tour Leader and will be provided with a transfer service to the Old Town Square for you to explore this magical ancient city and have a chance to try out some local cuisine before returning to the hotel. This central location is full of energy and tourist activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint yourself with Prague.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar, Prague

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 3

Prague City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be exploring Prague - The Baroque Jewel of Europe. You will meet a local expert who will provide a guided city tour starting from the Prague Castle (admission included). As the Castle is on top of the hill you will walk by St Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral and the Astronomical Clock to the Old Town whilst being explained the fine history of these important monuments. The city tour takes about 3 hours and is a great one if you love walking.

Later you'll board the romantic sightseeing cruise along the Moldava River (boat tour included). The afternoon and evening are yours to explore the city’s many attractions and have the opportunity to try out some local cuisine (own expense). Transfer back to the hotel around 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar, Prague

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 4

Prague Lauf Wurzburg Frankfurt

Leave Prague for Frankfurt today with a quick visit to Lauf an der Pegnitz in the region of Bavaria. A picturesque little village which stands out for its busy Market Square and Castle. After this, drive through the beautiful scenery en route via the motorway to Wurzburg located on the Main river. After lunch continues your journey to Frankfurt. Upon arrival, explore the historic centre and choose your favourite restaurant to dine in (own expense) before return to the hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Tryp By Wyndham Frankfurt or similar, Frankfurt

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 5

Frankfurt Cologne Amsterdam 

Kick off your journey with a cruise (boat ride included) along the romantic Rhine from Frankfurt and take in the UNESCO-listed wonders of the Rhine Valley between the villages of Rudesheim and St. Goar. Afterwards, we will travel to Cologne, a city which stands out for its immense Gothic cathedral before continuing to our final destination for today – Amsterdam.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 6

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour

Travel the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam in the morning and followed by a scenic drive through the Dutch countryside to the village of Zaanse Schans to visit the authentic windmills. After lunch, an introduction tour with a local guide. The coach trip passes through Dam Square, Royal Palace, the canals and their marvellous bridges, the river Amstel and the traditional Dutch houseboats. The tour ends with watching the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond factory (ticket included) in Amsterdam.

In the evening, we will provide a transfer service to the Red Light District with its liberal values and its many restaurants nearby where you can try out some Dutch cuisine.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 7

Amsterdam Brussels Bruges Paris

We will leave for Brussels and have time in the Grand Place and a stop to photograph the Atomium.

Later we'll visit Bruges, the marvellous Flemish city known as the “northern little Venice”.  After lunch (own expense), continue to our destination for the day – Paris, France!

Accommodation: Novotel Est-Bagnolet or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 8

Paris City Tour

After breakfast, you will be taking a guided orientation tour to discover the history and monuments of Paris. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower (ticket included) for a breathtaking view of the city followed by a boat cruise (ticket included) along the River Seine. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you.

In the evening, a transfer will be provided to “Quartier Latin”, a great dining atmosphere with a vide variety of international cuisines.

Accommodation: Novotel Est-Bagnolet or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 9

Paris

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the heart of Paris near the Louvre Museum. Free time as you wish. You can enjoy free time to explore the second largest museum in the world - The Louvre.

Accommodation: Novotel Est-Bagnolet or similar, Paris

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 10

Paris Noyers Beaune Lyon

We travel to the centre of France to the Bourgogne region, famous for its wines. A stop in Noyers, a small medieval town classified amongst the prettiest places in France. Afterwards, we will visit Beaune - the wine capital of Burgundy, in the centre of the Bourgogne region where its streets are full of flowers. You will have time for lunch before you continue your journey to Lyon. Arriving in Lyon mid-afternoon, it is the capital of Roman Gallia on the banks of the Rhône. Its' historic centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have some free time to explore the city prior to heading back to hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Novotel Lyon Gerland or similar, Lyon

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 11

Lyon Geneva Zurich

Enjoy a morning scenic drive from Lyon to Geneva - a city that is surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. The city has views of Mont Blanc. Upon arrival, you will visit the Palais des Nations (the United Nations headquarters), and then to the beautiful garden, Jardin Anglais, with its flower clock and admire the Jet d’Eau (the tallest fountain in Europe). After lunch (own expense), you will continue your journey to Zurich passing through the beautiful Lac Léman and Lake Neuchâtel (note: depending on the number of travellers from Geneva to Zürich, this trip might be done by train).

Accommodation: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar, Zurich

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 12

Zurich Rapperswil  Zurich

Morning visit with your guide strolling through the most populated city of Switzerland - the financial and cultural capital of the country. The city of banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. After this, enjoy an unforgettable moment on a boat cruise along Lake Zurich, taking the journey from Zurich to Rapperswil (approx. 2 hours). The boat makes brief stops, allowing you to admire the villages on the way. At the eastern end of the lake is the "Rose Town" of RappeRapperswil, a picturesque village overlooked by its medieval castle. Return to Zurich by train, and you’ll see the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss Railways. Enjoy your evening meal (own expense) in the historic centre next to the lake.

Accommodation: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar, Zurich

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 13

Zurich Grindelwald Lucerne Zurich

Start the day with a hot breakfast. Today’s stage has beautiful landscapes with large mountains and lakes. On a clear day, you may be able to see Jungfrau from the city centre. Take a stroll along Interlaken and follow to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village”. Enjoy a quick coffee break before taking an unforgettable cable car ride (ticket included) to the Grindelwald First and walk 30 minutes along the “footbridge over the empty” whilst absorbing the fantastic scenery of glaciers around you. You will have lunch (included) before continuing to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. After that, you will return to Zurich and will have time to explore your dining options at the city centre (own expense).

Accommodation: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar, Zurich

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 14

Zurich Burglen Lugano Morcote Milan

You will visit the tiny village of Burglen, where William Tell, the folk hero of Switzerland, was born. Here you will see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Continuing to Lugano - the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its star attraction the beautiful Lake Lugano. Time for a stroll and to have lunch. Afterwards, following the shores of the lake you will reach the enchanting little town of Morcote which was awarded as the nicest village of Switzerland in 2016. Crossing the border to Italy you will arrive in Milan where a local guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square where the great Duomo di Milano and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II resides. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found.

Accommodation: IH Hotel Milano Lorenteggio or similar, Milan

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 15

Milan Pisa Rome

Continue towards Pisa. On a little tourist train you will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy - the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterwards, continue to Rome and arrive in the evening.

Accommodation: Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 16

Rome

Experience some of the richest history in the world today with a scenic tour of the city - a great introduction to the “The Eternal City”. We will visit the tiny state of the Vatican. Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit the famous St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums (own expense). We have also included admission to the incredible ruins of the Roman Coliseum (admission included), the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back to 2000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening, a transfer service will be provided to Via Cavour area where you will find restaurants serving different cuisines (own expense). Return to hotel around 9pm.

Accommodation: Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 17

Rome Florence

A beautiful scenic drive in the morning to Florence. Upon arrival, you will visit the most famous lookouts for a stunning view of Florence - the Piazzale Michelangelo, followed by a city tour in Florence. In the evening, enjoy an orientation tour with a local expert and walk through the historic centre and attractions including the Duomo, Piazza Della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. You will have some free time to explore on you own and have dinner (own expense) at your favorite restaurant.

Accommodation: Conference Florencia Hotel or similar, Florence

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 18

Florence Venice

After breakfast, we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes whilst crossing the Apennine Mountains to Venice. Arriving in Venice, prepare to be awestruck this afternoon with an incredible adventure through the beautiful city canals on a local water bus (Vaporetto). A comprehensive tour with a local guide to see the architectural marvels of Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous Basilica (admission included) and enjoy a demonstration of Murano crystal blowing at the Murano glass factory. This afternoon, relax and explore the city at your own pace. You will have the chance to choose the type of restaurant that you prefer in the Mestre area (own expense).

Accommodation: Albatros or similar, Venice

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 19

Venice

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore on your own.

Accommodation: Albatros or similar, Venice

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 20

Venice

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore on your own.

Accommodation: Albatros or similar, Venice

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 21

Venice

Free at leisure in the morning. Be ready at the hotel lobby at 1:00 p.m for your transfer to the cruise terminal for check-in. The cruise will depart at 5:00 p.m. Sit back and relax.

Ciao & welcome aboard! Cruises from Venice are on everyone's bucket list. Enjoy your time onboard!

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

 

Day 22

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Set between Cobalt Seas and the rugged Dinaric Alps, Dubrovnik is a medieval delight. Behind the thick defensive walls of its Old Town, discover lively promenades and narrow lanes lined with churches, monasteries, shops and cafés.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 23

Kotor, Montenegro

Located where the Balkans meet the Adriatic, Kotor sits on a deep bay surrounded by soaring cliffs. A hilltop fortress stands guard over the walled medieval Old Town, where you'll find small piazzas, elegant palazzos, lively cafés and shops.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 24

At Sea

Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquillity, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing and experience whimsical aerial shows that take place high above. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax by the side of the pool.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 25

Santorini

No other Greek island is more famous for its romantic setting, mythic beauty and volcanic scenery. Santorini enchants with a deep blue bay, high cliffs, black and red sand beaches, and white-washed towns perched on the crater rim.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 26

Katakolon

Feel the original Olympic spirit among the ruins of Olympia, where the ancient games were held for centuries. The port of Katakolon is a laid-back seaside town of waterfront cafés, shops, galleries and a quiet beach.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 27

At Sea

Onboard, dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savour.

Accommodation: Rhapsody of the Seas in interior cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 28

Venice

This morning dock at 6:45am in Venice after the breathtaking cruise! Airport transfer from cruise for your homebound flight.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 29

Venice Australia

Arrival home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide
  • Flights with Lufthansa, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch, Air France, British Airways, Swiss Air, Etihad Airways, China Southern Airlines or Finnair (subject to availability).
  • 19 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 nights Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Venice aboard the Rhapsody of The Seas
  • Meals as indicated: 26 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Guided sightseeing city tours – Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Florence & Venice
    • Prague Castle (Prague)
    • Boat ride along the Moldava River (Prague)
    • Diamond Cutting Workshop (Amsterdam)
    • Rhine River Cruise Boat Trip (Frankfurt)
    • 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower (Paris)
    • Boat Trip along River Seine (Paris)
    • Coliseum (Rome)
    • Saint Marcos Basilica (Venice)
    • Murano Glass Factory (Venice)
    • Vaporetto (Venice)
    • Cable Car to Grindelwald First (Zurich)
    • Boat ride at Lake Zurich (Zurich)
    • Train in Rapperswil to Zurich
    • Little Tourist Train in Piazza dei Miracoli (Pisa)

 

Accommodation

 Prague: Panorama Hotel Prague or similar

Frankfurt: Tryp By Wyndham Frankfurt or similar

Amsterdam: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar

Paris: Novotel Est -Bagnolet or similar

Lyon: Novotel Lyon Gerland or similar

Zurich: Harrys Home Schweiz or similar

Milan: IH Hotel Milano Lorenteggio or similar

Rome: Cristoforo Colmbo or similar

Florence: Conference Florencia Hotel or similar

Venice: Albatros or similar

 

Exclusions

  • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
  • Optional gratuities/tipping
  • Optional activities/tours/entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Visa(s)/Visa fee

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $4000.

Departure Dates


MAY 2019
12 th
Sunday 12 May 2019  ‐  Sunday 09 Jun 2019
JUL 2019
07 th
Sunday 07 Jul 2019  ‐  Sunday 04 Aug 2019
Surcharge
+ $800 p.p
AUG 2019
04 th
Sunday 04 Aug 2019  ‐  Sunday 01 Sep 2019
AUG 2019
18 th
Sunday 18 Aug 2019  ‐  Sunday 15 Sep 2019
SEP 2019
01 st
Sunday 01 Sep 2019  ‐  Sunday 29 Sep 2019

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