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Asia to Europe Voyage - 40 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise & Rail Package (CMV8686)

Join Columbus for 32 nights of cruising from Singapore to Tilbury! Then experience an amazing 6 nights in the vibrant capital cities of London & Paris!

Tour Departure: Apr 3, 2020


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Inside A$9397
Outside A$10657
Balcony A$17967

Highlights

Join Columbus for 32 incredible nights of cruising from Singapore to Tilbury! Then experience an amazing 6 nights in the vibrant capital cities of London & Paris!

Inclusions:

40 Night Package Includes:

  • Economy Class airfares from Australia to Singapore, returning from Paris
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the York Hotel Singapore, including breakfast
  • 32 night cruise from Singapore to Tilbury aboard Columbus
  • All on-board meals and entertainment
  • 3 night post-cruise stay at the Megaro Hotel London, including breakfast
  • London Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off tours
  • London Eye ticket with Skip the Line
  • Eurostar from London to Paris in standard class
  • 3 night post-cruise stay at the Eiffel Saint Charles Hotel, including breakfast
  • Paris Pass including Hop-on Hop-off tour and entry to over sixty attractions
  • Skip the line Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout*
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes
*Transfers are not included between hotels and rail stations. These can be added upon request for a supplement.

Itinerary

Day 1: Singapore Airlines EX SYD MEL BNE ADL PER

Depart from either: SYD MEL BNE ADL PER

To: PARIS & SINGAPORE

SPECIAL FARE

SALES VALIDITY: Until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class Q/V

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

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Wed 1 Apr 2020
Day 1: Private transfer from airport to hotel

Supplement charge will apply for pickups between 22:00-06:00.

Wed 1 Apr 2020
Day 1 - 3: York Hotel Singapore

This contemporary city hotel sits in a tranquil location on Mount Elizabeth, a five-minute walk from the lively Orchard Road shopping, dining and entertainment district.

York Hotel Singapore features tastefully appointed guest rooms, suites and Balinese styled cabanas. Discover a quiet urban oasis that feels worlds apart from the bustle

of Singapore, yet just minutes from everything.

Wed 1 Apr 2020
Day 3: Private transfer from hotel to port

Supplement charge will apply for pickups between 22:00-06:00.

Fri 3 Apr 2020
Day 3: Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and South East Asia’s oriental star. Retaining its heritage of colonial buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars, this modern island is today more about contemporary art and hi-tech architecture. Victorian buildings and Chinese shop-houses with their red tiled roofs make for striking state-of-the-art conversions.
Fri 3 Apr 2020
Depart 9:00 PM
Day 4: Port Klang
The British made Kuala Lumpur the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings that continue to stand proudly today. Since then, a virtual ‘race to the sky’ has seen the graceful buildings and mosques surrounded by steel and glass towers. As well as museums and temples to visit, there’s an elephant sanctuary and rainforest canopy walk.
Sat 4 Apr 2020
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Day 5: Penang
The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. George Town, the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. This paradise island has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Sun 5 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 6: At Sea
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Day 7: At Sea
Tue 7 Apr 2020
Day 8: At Sea
Wed 8 Apr 2020
Day 9: Colombo
Sri Lanka’s capital is a delightful concoction of past and present. Its busy, man-made harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, stands side-by-side with historical museums and monuments. Colombo offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.
Thu 9 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 10: At Sea
Fri 10 Apr 2020
Day 11: Cochin
Beautifully situated in Kerala, Cochin has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. If you’re not tempted by an overland excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy, which includes a synagogue, churches, mosques, temples and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Don’t miss the Mattancherry Palace or a stroll along the lovely beach, scattered with unique Chinese fishing nets.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 12: At Sea
Sun 12 Apr 2020
Day 13: Mumbai
Your first glimpse of Mumbai, a densely populated and intoxicating city, will be the iconic Gateway of India that sits on the waterfront. A trip to Elephanta Island visits the temple carved out of rock. Visit too, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose exterior is a jungle of stone. Be sure to experience the furious energy of Mumbai’s markets.
Mon 13 Apr 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 14: At Sea
Tue 14 Apr 2020
Day 15: At Sea
Wed 15 Apr 2020
Day 16: At Sea
Thu 16 Apr 2020
Day 17: At Sea
Fri 17 Apr 2020
Day 18: At Sea
Sat 18 Apr 2020
Day 19: At Sea
Sun 19 Apr 2020
Day 20: At Sea
Mon 20 Apr 2020
Day 21: Safaga
Reached across the Eastern Desert from Safaga, Luxor, in the celebrated Valley of the Kings, is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Nothing in the world compares to the scale and grandeur of the ancient monuments.
Tue 21 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 22: Aqaba For Petra
The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial centre since Roman times. It presents the opportunity to visit the lost city of Petra, which lies in the surrounding desert - a city that is estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 23: At Sea
Thu 23 Apr 2020
Day 24: Transit The Suez Canal
Fri 24 Apr 2020
4:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 25: Haifa
Sat 25 Apr 2020
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 26: At Sea
Sun 26 Apr 2020
Day 27: Piraeus For Athens
Piraeus is the gateway to Athens, the city of Plato and Socrates. Visit the Acropolis with its mighty Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. In the heart of the city there’s the National Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Stadium used for the first modern games.
Mon 27 Apr 2020
1:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Day 28: At Sea
Tue 28 Apr 2020
Day 29: At Sea
Wed 29 Apr 2020
Day 30: At Sea
Thu 30 Apr 2020
Day 31: Gibraltar
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
Fri 1 May 2020
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Day 32: At Sea
Sat 2 May 2020
Day 33: At Sea
Sun 3 May 2020
Day 34: At Sea
Mon 4 May 2020
Day 35: London Tilbury
Tue 5 May 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 35: Private transfer from Southampton port to London hotel
Tue 5 May 2020
Day 35 - 41: 6 Night 'Ultimate London & Paris' rail & stay package from London to Paris

TRIP OVERVIEW


Discover two exciting European capital cities on this six-night journey by rail. Starting in London, see historic attractions such as the Tower of London and Big Ben and take a cruise along the River Thames. Visit a wide range of museums and attractions using an included London Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour and a skip-the-line ticket for the London Eye. Glide under the English Channel aboard the Eurostar to Paris and enjoy amazing food, unique shopping experiences plus the chance to explore a wide range of attractions with an included Paris Pass and Eiffel Tower Skip the Line tour with summit access.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Travel from London to Paris on a high speed Eurostar service
  • Spend three nights exploring the iconic sights of London using an included London Pass with Hop-on Hop off tour and Skip the Line entry to the London Eye
  • Discover interesting museums, historic landmarks and fabulous food in the romance capital of the world Paris
  • Have access to over sixty attractions in Paris with an included Paris Pass
  • Enjoy priority access to the Eiffel Tower with a host and commentary in Paris


PACKAGE INCLUDES:


  • Eurostar from London to Paris in standard class
  • 3 night hotel stay with breakfast in London*
  • 3 night hotel stay with breakfast in Paris*
  • London Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off tours
  • London Eye ticket with Skip the Line
  • Paris Pass including Hop-on Hop-off tour and entry to over sixty attractions
  • Skip the line Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access


*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotel(s) will be advised at the time of booking.


ITINERARY:


DAY 1 - LONDON 

Your holiday begins in the vibrant capital city of London. Upon arrival, check in at the Megaro Hotel for a three night stay. Why not head out into town and enjoy a meal in one of the city's incredible restaurants, offering a wide range of international cuisine in every corner of the city. (Overnight in London)


DAY 2 - LONDON 

Why not start your exploration of the city using your included London Pass, giving you access to more than sixty attractions such as Kensington Palace and London Zoo. Skip the Line access is also included for Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. A Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket is also included plus shopping and dining discounts. For an alternative view of the city why not cruise down the River Thames on a Bateaux London boat and see the sights from the water. In the evening why not head to the Shard and savour a delicious meal accompanied with breathtaking views of the city. (Overnight in London) B


DAY 3 - LONDON 

After breakfast, why not visit the world-famous department store Harrods or peruse the chic boutiques along the Kings Road. Included in your holiday is a Skip the Line ticket for the London Eye which gives you unparalleled views of the River Thames the landmarks that embroider its banks. Included in the ticket is entrance to the London Eye 4D Experience, a 3D multi sensory experience bringing London alive. London has many green spaces to relax in such as Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James's Park. Why not treat yourself to an exciting West End show or have drinks at the opulent Ritz hotel. (Overnight in London) B


DAY 4 - LONDON TO PARIS 

Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and then make your way to London St Pancras station for your Eurostar service to Paris. Upon arrival, transfer to the Eiffel Saint Charles hotel and check in for a three night stay. There are an abundance of exciting visitor attractions to explore in this exuberant capital city. Maybe spend the afternoon strolling the banks of the River Seine and then treat yourself to a delicious Steak Frites dinner before retiring to the hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Paris) B


DAY 5 - PARIS 

After breakfast, why not wander along the Champs Elysees and indulge in a spot of retail therapy in this vibrant area. Your included Paris Pass gives you free entry to more than sixty attractions and Skip the Line entry to the Louvre and Centre Pompidou, perfect for unlocking the artistic masterpieces of the city. Later, why not take a boat cruise along the River Seine and enjoy the landscape of the city from the water.(Overnight in Paris) B


DAY 6 - PARIS

Complete your exploration of the city today. Discover the enchanting Montmartre area and marvel at the incredible Basilique du Sacre Coeur Cathedral - the views from here are some of the most wonderful in Paris, stretching over the rooftops to the Eiffel Tower. Don't leave Paris without sampling some delicious macarons or various local cheeses and wines. Included in your holiday is a Skip the Line Eiffel Tower ticket with a guided tour of the second floor and access to the summit. In the evening, perhaps take in a show such as the world-famous Moulin Rouge. (Overnight in Paris) B


DAY 7 - DEPART PARIS

Enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel and then check out for you onward journey. Speak to one of your Travel Consultants if you would like to extend your trip, perhaps heading directly to another European capital city like Berlin or Amsterdam. B


MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER


Terms & Conditions: AU$250 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Tue 5 May 2020
Day 41: Private transfer from hotel to airport
Mon 11 May 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

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*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.

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