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MS Charles Dickens<br>23 Night A Tale of Two Cruises<br>Budapest to Basel

MS Charles Dickens
23 Night A Tale of Two Cruises
Budapest to Basel

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Duration: 23 Nights
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 This itinerary is a combination of two unique river cruises provided by the UK's #1 tour operator, Riviera Travel. For a seamless holiday experience we have already included return airfares from Australia and luxury accommodation before and after your cruises. We can also provide transfers between all Airports, Hotels and Ports throughout the package for an additional cost. Ask us for more details!

 The first cruise in this grand tour is 14 nights from Budapest to Cologne aboard MS Charles Dickens. We have a full itinerary available for you to read below, but here is a quick overview;

 Our journey south takes in so many incredible visits and sites starting in Koblenz and then onto the picturesque town of Boppard, continuing through the stunning Rhine Gorge and onto beautiful Rudesheim, one of the most famous wine towns on the Rhine. Next, we cruise to Mainz and then along the river Main to Miltenberg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval villages. The cruise continues towards Wurzburg situated at the head of Germany’s ‘Romantic Road’ where we have a walking tour and time to visit the amazing baroque palace. Next day it’s onto Bamberg, quite simply one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having seen so much we are still only at our halfway point on our cruise. Next we berth in Nuremberg for a guided tour of this historic city, probably most remembered as the location of the trials at the end of WWII. From here we pass through the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque river Danube, one of the most romantic and beautiful rivers in the world, and our first stop, Regensburg. Over the next five days we take in so much that Bavaria, Austria and Hungary can offer. We stop in Passau and then onto Melk and culminate our time in Austria in classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers. This city offers up so much wonderful architecture as well as a host of other things to see including the Spanish riding school. Cruising into Hungary, we soon arrive in imperial Budapest, straddling the picturesque Danube. After a guided tour of this palatial city we spend the evening on board, where the Captain hosts another spectacular dinner, an excellent finale to this most comprehensive and yet relaxing cruise.


 The second cruise in this grand tour is 7 nights from Cologne to Basel aboard MS Charles Dickens. We have a full itinerary available for you to read below, but here is a quick overview;

 On our journey through the Rhine valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we have time to explore the old town at the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue our navigation through the dramatic Rhine Gorge where the sheer valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rudesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board. As the Rhine widens and the landscape becomes less rugged, our cruise continues south, stopping in fascinating Rudesheim onto medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town. Next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where you enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel. We have included an amazing tour to magnificent Lucerne, Switzerland’s most attractive city and then into the dramatic Bernese Oberland and some of the world’s finest alpine scenery. See the magnificent Eiger and Jungfrau, a just and fitting finale, to a most relaxing and enjoyable river cruise experience.
 

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* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 06 August 2018. Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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