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European River Cruises 2018

There is no better way to discover the heart and soul of Europe than a luxury river cruise on the timeless waterways, where you only unpack once, relax and enjoy a trouble-free holiday.

Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty, ruined and restored castles, quaint and colourful villages, vineyards on steep slopes, darkening forests, quiet rural areas and cultivated farms, where every bend exposes yet another beautiful memory.

Travelabout’s business partner is Riviera Cruises, based in the UK and is often voted Britain’s top river cruise and tour operator. Riviera’s fleet of 11 luxury, 5 star, near-new ships provide the latest technology, elegant decor, large well-appointed cabins and sumptuous meals.

Prices are generally 15% to 45% less than those offered in Australia. Also, a balcony upgrade is generally $700 per person.

NEW Cruise the Heart of Europe (15 Day Cruise Only)

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15 Day Cruise (several departures, see below for dates and pricing)

Cruise from Budapest to Cologne or reverse, featuring historic Koblenz, Boppard, the narrowing valley of the Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Mainz, beautiful Bamberg, Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, and the magnificently restored town of Bratislava.

Price includes all meals, shore excursions, and taxes.

Low season prices: from $3190pp.

High season prices: from $4290pp.

Balcony upgrade: $800pp.

NEW Cruise the Heart of Europe (27 Day Fly & Cruise Holiday)

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27 Fly & Cruise All-Inlclusive Holiday Package (several departures, see below for dates and pricing)

Includes return airfares, 15 day luxury 5 star 'Cruise the Heart of Europe' river cruise (with an outside window cabin) with all meals and shore excursions, sightseeing tours, 9 hotel nights with breakfast, 2 stopovers, all transfers, maps, and detailed itinerary.

Budapest to Cologne prices: from $7490pp (twin).

Cologne to Budapest prices: from $8260pp (twin).

French Balcony upgrade: $800pp.

Paris option: $990pp (twin).

NEW Grand Danube Cruise to the Black Sea

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15 Day or 8 Day Cruise (several departures, see below for pricing)

Rising from the Black Forest of south-western Germany, it flows for some 2,850 km to its delta on the Black Sea, and passing through 10 interesting countries on the way! Experience the diverse landscapes, cultures, and culinary delights of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine! An exciting and diverse experience not to be missed by any traveller!

A very affordable cruise on board the MS Select Belvedere - A 4+ star luxury ship, with spacious cabins (16m² in area), Dutch built in 2005 and recently refurbished elegantly and in style.

The price includes all breakfasts, lunches, dinners, live entertainment, all port taxes and VAT.

Window cabin prices (lower deck): from $2990pp (twin).

Balcony cabin prices (middle deck): from $3760pp (twin).

NEW Magnificent Europe Cruise

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11 Day Cruise or Optional 20 Day Complete Holiday Package (several departures, see below for dates and pricing)

Depart Cologne on an amazing journey through the stunning Rhine Gorge and beautiful wine towns on the Rhine. Cruise the River Main with visits to UNESCO listed and picturesque medieval towns like Miltenberg, Wurzburg and Bamberg. Cruise along the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque town of Regensburg, then onto the mighty Danube River to beautiful Passau the ‘city of three rivers’.

Optional package includes airfares, lower deck aft window cabin, and a 6-day tour of Prague and Cesky Krumlov!

Cruise-only prices: from $1690pp (twin).

Package prices: from $5140pp (twin).

Optional shore excursion prices: $390pp.

Optional drinks package price: $360pp.

NEW Amsterdam to Budapest Cruise

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15 Day Cruise departing 6 June 2018 (see below for pricing)

Depart Amsterdam on an unforgettable journey along the Rhine River and through the stunning Rhine Gorge and beautiful wine towns. Cruise the River Main with visits to many picturesque medieval towns, then join the Main-Danube canal and follow the mighty Danube River. Enroute visiting beautiful cities like Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Price includes all meals!

Cruise-only prices: from $2850pp (twin).

Package (cruise, flights and airport) prices: from $4690pp (twin).

Middle deck large window cabin upgrade: $475pp.

Panorama deck French balcony upgrade: $800pp.

Pre-booked 14 optional excursions: $600pp.

2017 River Cruises (similar tours are planned for 2018)

Provence & Rhone River (2017)

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7 Night Cruise (several departures, see below for dates and pricing)

Discover the wonderful blend of France’s rugged Rhone Valley with the natural beauty of the Ardeche gorges, the sun-kissed lavender fields of Provence, reminders of the Romans era with the Arles’s amphitheatre, Avignon’s Papal Palace, the amazing aqueduct at the Pont du Gard, the picturesque towns and lush green vineyards of the Burgundy region, and the gastronomic capital of France!

Price includes visits to the Beaune and Burgundy wine region, a guided tour of Lyon, visit to Vienne, tours of the Ardeche Gorges, Arles, medieval Avignon, the Pope's Palace and the home of Van Gogh, a visit to the Pont du Gard and all meals from dinner on day one till the last breakfast.

Low season prices: from $2390pp.

Mid season prices: from $2730pp.

High season prices: from $2730pp.

Balcony upgrade: from $600pp.

Blue Danube River (2017)

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7 Night Cruise (several departures, see below for dates and pricing)

Our wonderful cruise captures the magnificent illuminations, buildings and monuments of imperial Budapest. Discover classical Vienna, home of Strauss and Schönbrunn Palace. Cruise the picturesque Wachau Valley and visit charming towns of Dürnstein and Melk and Melk Abbey.Wander Bratislava the well preserved capital of Slovakia. Also visit Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and scenes from ‘Sound of Music’.

Price includes a guided tour of Vienna, dinner from day one till breakfast on the last day, tour of baroque Bratislava, visits to Melk Abbey, medieval Dürnstein, Salzburg, Esztergom and Budapest.

'Super Saving' prices: from $2290pp.

'Suite Ship' prices: from $1690pp.

Balcony upgrade: around $620pp.

Travelabout can prepare a special itinerary for you to meet your travel wishes and include airfares, hotels, airport and hotel transfers, day tours, coach tours, river cruises, ferry crossings and train tickets. Our detailed itinerary and instructions are so easy to follow and take the hassle out of travelling.

Email or call Sam Dimarco to discuss your travel plans and reap the benefits of his knowledge over 31 years in the travel industry and his vast travel experience.