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Summertime Discovery | Europe’s Rhine River & the Best of Ireland

23 Day Fly, Stay Ocean & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value Including City Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Low Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | July 2025

Book By 31 May 2024

Set Sail on 19 July 2025

Product Code: MC-31629

Summertime Discovery | Europe’s Rhine River & the Best of Ireland

23 Day Fly, Stay Ocean & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value Including City Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Low Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | July 2025

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Economy flights to Zurich returning from London

Kick off your cruise holiday a little sooner with exclusive entry to a private international airport lounge. Feel like a VIP as you dine on delicious dishes, sip from an extensive menu of wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages and freshen up before your flight to embark on your cruise.

Available from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne International Airports.

BONUS 2 night hotel stay to explore Zurich at your leisure
BONUS Scenic Rail Journey from Zurich to Basel

8 Day relaxed luxury Rhine River cruise from Basel onboard Avalon Waterways
Enjoy an overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam
Sail in a Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony

Seasonal & locally sourced A La Carte menus across flexible dining venues
Regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner + daily happy hour
Specialty onboard entertainment
BONUS Wifi onboard
BONUS Daily on shore excursions with expert guides
BONUS Prepaid onboard gratuities

BONUS Scenic rail journey from Amsterdam to London
BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore London at your leisure
BONUS Transfer from London City to Southampton Port to embark your ocean cruise

10 night best of Ireland cruise onboard Norwegian Dawn in an Interior Stateroom

Onboard dining across a range of complimentary venues
Onboard entertainment including live music & performances
Onboard all port taxes & charges
Onboard prepaid gratuities
BONUS US$200 onboard credit

BONUS Onboard beverage package with cocktails, spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks
BONUS Onboard Wifi package to stay connected while at sea
BONUS Onboard specialty dining package- enjoy exclusive dining experiences at the specialty
BONUS US$400 shore excursion credit

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Zurich, Switzerland

Welcome to Zurich, the savvy financial centre of Switzerland! Enjoy this beautiful lakefront city by taking a boat tour or strolling along the Lake Zurich Promenade. Afterwards, duck into a local café to sample some rich fondue and delectable Swiss chocolate.  Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay to explore this exciting city.

 
Basel, Switzerland

Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Zurich to Basel today and embark your 8 day Rhine River Cruise to Amsterdam onboard Avalon Waterways.

 
Breisach, Germany

Welcome to Breisach, this storybook town is the ideal gateway to uncover the wine and food-loving culture of this German region. Enjoy an excursion to the mysterious Black Forest.

 
Strasbourg, France

Welcome to Strasbourg, the “Crossroads of Europe”. Located on the border of France and Germany, this historic town uniquely blends the traditional culinary and architectural styles of the two nations. Explore Strasbourg’s vibrant cobbled lanes and half-timbered homes, and don’t forget to delight in a pastry (or two!).

 
Mainz, Germany

Welcome to Mainz, famed for its old town, half-timbered houses, and medieval market squares. During your stroll through the town centre, be sure to visit the Marktbrunnen Renaissance fountain, the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral, and the Gutenberg Museum. Enjoy an excursion to Heidelberg.

 
Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge, Germany

Welcome to Rudesheim, a true Rhine wine town surrounded by vineyards, whose fruits can be sampled in the many taverns around town. Later, sailing through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, sure to be one of the highlights of your river cruise. Pass rocky outcrops and cruise around twisting bends to the famous Lorelai or ‘murmuring rock’, where legend claims that enchanting maidens lured unsuspecting sailors to their watery graves.

 
Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful cities. A splendid mix of both old and new, spend your visit exploring both the Old Town, with its beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments, and the modern city, which was rebuilt after World War 2. Plus, don’t miss the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a World-Heritage listed sight!

 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam, the 17th-century capital of Holland, famed for its picturesque canals, vibrant culture, and architectural delights. Meander through charming neighbourhoods, take a bike ride or explore historic gems like the Anne Frank House and the Hague. Enjoy an overnight stay onboard to explore this iconic city. Enjoy an overnight onboard stay to explore this exciting city.

 
London, United Kingdom (England)

Disembark Avalon Waterways in Amsterdam today. Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Amsterdam to London. The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom. A hub for lovers of history, fashion, food and art, London hosts an eclectic mix of old and new. No trip is complete without visiting the city’s treasures, enjoying a show on the West End, and tucking into a pub meal. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay to explore this exciting city. 

 
Southampton (London), England

Be transferred from London City to Southampton cruise port today and embark on your 10 night best of Ireland cruise onboard Norwegian Dawn.

 
Waterford, Ireland

Welcome to Waterford! Founded by Vikings over a millennium ago, this is Ireland’s oldest city. Waterford abounds with museums, historic buildings and other heritage sites, including the House of Waterford Crystal, Curraghmore House and Gardens, and the Rock of Cashel.

 
Cork (Cobh), Ireland

Welcome to Cork! This energic city is a hub of constant activity and boasts Ireland’s best foodie scene. As you stroll through this colourful metropolis, don’t miss Cork City Gaol, Crawford Art Gallery, and the English Market.

 
Dingle, Ireland

Welcome to Dingle! Dominated by an extraordinary mountain range, this fascinating Peninsula has plenty to discover. Drive the scenic Slea Head Loop en route to the 1200-year-old Gallarus Oratory and the scattered Beehive Huts, used as a filming location for the Star Wars franchise.  

 
Foynes (Limerick), Ireland

Welcome to Foynes! Located along the River Shannon in western Ireland, Foynes is known for its historic castles, lush swaths of land and authentic Irish coffee. Interestingly, the first commercial flight from the US to Europe landed in Foynes in 1939, which you can learn all about at the Flying Boat Museum.  

 
Galway, Ireland

Welcome to Galway! Positioned along the Corrib River, bohemian Galway is perhaps Ireland’s most enchanting city. Learn about the area’s history at the Galway City Museum, enjoy a pint paired with traditional Irish music at a local pub or simply get lost in the cobbled streets of the medieval quarter.  

 
Killybegs ,Ireland

Welcome to Killybegs! Rich in both natural splendour and Celtic heritage, this charming fishing village offers something special for everyone who visits. Explore scenic hiking trails, tour historic sites and tuck into plenty of fresh seafood.  

 
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland

Welcome to Dublin, the lively capital of Ireland. As a fairly compact city, it should be easy to hit all the highlights, including Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Complete your stay with a visit to Guinness Storehouse, where you can enjoy stunning city views at the top floor Gravity Bar.

 
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Welcome to Belfast, the birthplace of the Titanic. Learn more about this fateful voyage at Titanic City, before hitting other highlights including St George’s Market, Ulster Museum and Cave Hill.

 
At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by.

 
London (Southampton), England

Disembark Norwegian Dawn in Southampton today. Farewell Europe as you board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

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River Cruise sails 19 July 2025 & Ocean Cruise sails 29 July 2025

Price based on departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Ocean Cruise Upgrade
Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom onboard Norwegian Dawn from only $999 pp

Ocean & River Cruise Upgrade

Upgrade to a High Deck Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony onboard Avalon Waterways & a Balcony Stateroom onboard Norwegian Dawn from only $1699 pp

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note – Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change and availability.
Seasonal and/or flight routing surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily.  Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Important – if your cruise holiday package is made up of consecutive back to back sailings, there is a chance that you may be allocated different cabin numbers on each voyage and may be required to change cabins throughout your journey.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should onboard gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Please note: Flight deviations requested by the traveller incur a fee of $150AUD per person plus any additional airfare and or tax charges.  These will be advised by our Cruise After Sales / Air Department at the time of selecting your flights

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

Product Code: MC-31629

From $12,990 pp*
Valued at $14990
Book By 31 May 2024

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