Complimentary drinks package on river cruise tour in Europe
Australians can see the maze of canals in Venice, the pristine mountains of Switzerland and cruise along the Main River in Germany visiting medieval towns and citadels nestled on the banks of the river as part of a fly, cruise and tour package released by Riviera Travel in partnership with with small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller.
The 16-night ‘Swiss Bells and German Citadels’ package is aimed at travellers looking to experience a variety of Europe’s most breathtaking locations, combining a seven-night small group tour from Venice to Zurich with a seven-night river cruise, which begins in Mainz, Germany, on the banks of the Rhine River and journeys along the beautiful, citadel-lined, Main river, ending in Nuremburg. Guests will cruise aboard Riviera Travel’s luxurious, 140-guest river ship, Jane Austen.
The ‘Swiss Bells and German Citadel Package’ departs Australia on May 26, 2019, and also September 1, 2019. Also included in the package are flights from five Australian cities, accommodation at Venice and Zurich and a free onboard drinks package.
After arriving in Venice, the itinerary begins the next day as guests travel inland to Sirmione, the town sits on the banks of Lake Garda and is dominated by the medieval Scaligero Castle that overlooks the lake. From there, guests will journey over seven days to Zurich, Switzerland visiting stunning sites such as, the vineyard covered hills of Franciacorta, Italy, the Swiss Alpine village of Wengen, nestled in the mountains, overlooking the waterfall valley of Lauterbrunnen and the iconic, wooden, Kapellbrucke bridge in Lucerne. From Zurich, guests board a train to the German city of Mainz to continue their journey.
Guests will then board Riviera Travel’s river ship, Jane Austen, and cruise for seven nights east through the dramatic Main River valley, with its medieval castles, quaint villages and architecturally diverse cities. Highlights of the river cruise include the medieval town of Wertheim with its moat protected castle and old town, the UNESCO-listed Bamberg and its Romanesque cathedral and the intriguing Bavarian city of Nuremberg steeped in history. The Tour ends in Nuremberg where guests will be transferred to the airport for their return flights home.
Including return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth, the seven-night land tour with 15 meals, two nights’ accommodation in Venice and Zurich, and the seven-night cruise with all onboard meals and shore excursions, the 16-night ‘Swiss Bells and German Citadels’ package is available from $13,995 per person, twin-share (June departure). A bonus onboard cruise drinks package including drinks with lunch and dinner is available, courtesy of Cruise Traveller, for bookings made before January 31, 2019.
To view and book the package, visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au/SwissBells or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777.
Offering inclusive, five-star cruises at fares up to 50 per cent lower than river companies more established in Australia, Riviera Travel recently launched in Australia with a dedicated website and brochure – both in Australian dollars. In 2019, Riviera’s 12 luxury river ships will offer more than 327 cruises across 14 different itineraries in Europe, making it the biggest river cruise operator in the UK. For general information on Riviera Travel’s river cruises, visit www.rivieratravel.com.au