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EUROPE: 29 Day Great European Tour Including 7 Nights Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Flights for Two (Interior Cabin)

Weave through France, Italy, Greece and more!

$13,998

Valued at $17,998
Interior Cabin, For Two$13,998

Overview

Be swept away by breathtaking Europe, gliding over Venice’s Grand Canal, basking in Rome’s charming atmosphere and immersing yourself in the romantic elegance of Paris on this incredible 29 day tour capped off with a Mediterranean cruise.

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • Cruise the Mediterranean with 7 Nights Onboard the Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Experience the Lavish Sights, Tastes and Cultures of Europe with Visits to Paris, Milan, Rome, Venice and Amsterdam

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 19 Nights of Hotel Accomodation for Two
  • 7 Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Onboard the Rhapsody of the Seas
  • 26 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • All Sightseeing, Entrance and Admission Fees as per the Itinerary
  • All On-Ground Transportation via Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • English-Speaking Tour Guides
  • Return Airport Transfers

ACCOMMODATION

  • Prague – Panorama Hotel Prague or similar
  • Frankfurt – TRYP by Wyndham Frankfurt or similar
  • Amsterdam – Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar
  • Paris – Novotel Paris Est or similar
  • Lyon – Campanile Centre Lyon Berges Du Rhone Gerland or similar
  • Zurich – Dorint Airport Zurich or similar
  • Milan – IH Milano Lorenteggio or similar
  • Rome – Cristoforo Colombo or similar
  • Florence – Conference Florentia Hotel or similar
  • Venice – Hotel Albatros or similar

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

Set sail for Mediterranean marvels aboard the magnificent Rhapsody of the Seas and discover new thrills onboard while port-hopping in Croatia and Greece.

Spend days sun drenched in the adults-only Solarium, diving in swimming pools, whirlpools and cascading lagoons, or eating up a storm at one of the fine-dining restaurants onboard – the Chef’s Table cannot be missed! Get a prime-time seat on outdoor film nights, learn to rumba with a dance class or two and sit by the pool bar, sipping a signature cocktail and drinking in the ocean vistas.

With five bars and 26 activities and shows onboard to keep you entertained, including fitness classes and a rock climbing wall, you won’t know where to start!

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

When you’re ready to purchase, simply select your preferred cabin option from the Package Options section at the top of the page.

Interior Cabin:

These cosy sanctuaries are the perfect place to relax and refresh when you’re not having fun above deck. You’ll find a private en suite bathroom, flat screen TV, a desk and seating area, and air conditioning. Choose from either a double or two single beds with luxury linen and a telephone where you can easily reach the helpful staff should you desire anything.

Ocean View Cabin:

As well as all of the facilities of the Inside Cabin, an Ocean View cabin features the added benefit of a window or porthole overlooking the ocean – so you can bask in natural light and watch the calming waves from the comfort of your room.

TRAVEL DATES

  • Available for departure on one of the following dates in 2020:
  • 3, 17, 31 May
  • 14* June
  • 12*, 26* July
  • 09* August
  • 6, 20 September
  • *A High Season surcharge of $800 per person applies for departures on these dates
  • Book early to secure your preferred dates!

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Select your preferred package option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and online booking form
  3. Complete your booking form as soon as possible to lock in your holiday!

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dive headfirst into the splendour of Europe as you wind through undulating hills, buzzing piazzas, culture-fuelled streets and experience the mouthwatering tastes of Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and more!
  • Get up close to “The Eternal City”, aka Rome, admiring the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica before roaming around the awe-inspiring 2,000 year old ruins of the Colosseum.
  • Discover why Paris is called the “city of love”, exploring the monument-lined boulevards and vast cityscape centred around the romantic and remarkable Eiffel Tower.
  • Weave through the winding streets of Prague, getting amongst the spellbinding architecture while exploring the Old Town and marvellous Prague Castle Complex.
  • Marvel at the mythic beauty of Santorini, the sheer magnificence of Dubrovnik and the ancient history of Olympia on your Rhapsody of the Seas cruise.
  • Witness Amsterdam come to life with a buzzing nightlife like no other, sprawling with Dutch cuisine and culture around every corner.
  • Fall in love with the exceptional grandeur of Switzerland, walking along the shores of Zurich Lake and uncovering stunning views of the Bernese Alps from Grindelwald’s mountainous peak.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Australia

Pack your bags for a European adventure as you board your international flight to Prague.

Day 2: Arrive in Prague

Ahoj, Prague! Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the evening getting acquainted with Prague by exploring the Old Town Square, a hub of tourist activities and delightful restaurants.

Day 3: Prague City Tour (B)

Discover Prague’s iconic landmarks with an eye-opening tour through the imposing Prague Castle Complex, St. Nicholas Church, ornate Charles Bridge, majestic St. Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical Clock and more!

Afterwards, cruise down the river Vltava, passing through the centre of Prague beneath rows of gothic bridges and squeezing in some last-minute exploring of this lively city before enjoying a mouth-watering dinner against a gorgeous European backdrop (own expense).

Day 4: Prague – Lauf an der Pegnitz – Wurzburg – Frankfurt (B)

Traverse the romantic Bavarian countryside on your way to the picturesque village of Lauf an der Pegnitz where you’ll roam the busy Market Square and rustic Lauf Castle before continuing to the lavish city of Wurzburg.

Follow the winding Main River to arrive in the traditional and charming streets of Frankfurt. Explore the historic city centre and marvel at the reflection of the towering cityscape on the glistening river where you could try out some local cuisine.

Day 5: Frankfurt – Cologne – Amsterdam (B)

Indulge in a tranquil boat ride along the stunning Rhine River, taking in the wonderful sights of the Rhine Valley between the historic bankside villages of Rudesheim and St. Goar.

Be in awe of sweeping river views and an illustrious blend of traditional and modern culture on display in Cologne as you stop to admire the monumental and ornate facade of Cologne Cathedral on your way to Amsterdam.

Day 6: Amsterdam – Zaandam – Volendam Tour – Marken – Amsterdam (B)

Get a glimpse of the remarkable Zaanse Schans Windmills set against the pristine Dutch countryside before embarking on a tour of the world-famous fishing villages of coastal Volendam and Marken. Ending in the Museum Quarter, get an up-close look at the diamond-cutting and polishing process.

Revel in the red-light district of Rembrandtplein as you witness Amsterdam’s buzzing nightlife come to life like no other, filled with delightful Dutch cuisine at every corner.

Day 7: Amsterdam – Brussels – Bruges – Paris (B)

Stroll amongst the architectural treasures of Brussels and spend time roaming the Grand Place while gazing in wonder at the opulent guildhalls sitting at the heart of this majestic city. Take a break from the stunning gothic architecture and stand in awe beneath the imposing Atomium sculpture.

Goodbye Brussels and hello Bruges! Pass through the medieval town renowned for its pristine cobbled lanes, dreamy canals and photogenic market squares on your way to Paris this afternoon.

Day 8: Paris City Tour (B)

Welcome to the city of love! Discover Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, phenomenal cityscape and superb French cuisine on a thrilling guided tour. Ascend the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the sprawling streets below, then cruise along the River Seine taking in Paris’ unrivaled beauty.

Spend the afternoon in the culture-rich streets of Paris’ Latin Quarter, delighting the taste buds with a variety of international cuisines while taking in the delightfully romantic atmosphere.

Day 9: Paris (B)

Today is yours to explore the vibrant streets of Paris. You could browse luxury fashion accessories, perfumes and cosmetics in the world-famous Benlux store or get a rare in-person look at the iconic Mona Lisa in The Louvre.

Day 10: Paris – Noyers – Beaune – Lyon (B)

Spend the day amongst the rolling hills and lush green vineyards of France’s world-class Burgundy Region, stopping in the medieval town of Noyers on your way to Beaune, the colourful wine capital of Burgundy with streets lined with flowers.

After an insightful visit to the Burgundy Wine Museum you’ll arrive in Lyon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site sitting on the confluence of the Rhone and Saone Rivers, the rest of the day is yours to explore this culture-rich city.

Day 11: Lyon – Geneva – Zurich (B)

Relax on a scenic drive surrounded by the lush Jura Mountains and formidable Alps with perfect views of its tallest peak, Mont Blanc, on your way to Geneva. On arrival, you’ll explore the monumental Palais des Nations, opulent parklands of Jardin Anglais and gaze up at Europe’s tallest fountain, the Jet d’Eau.

Pass through towering mountain ranges and steer around the glistening Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchatel on your way to Zurich.

Day 12: Zurich – Rapperswil – Zurich (B)

Begin the day in Zurich, wandering the vibrant financial district and strolling the culturally vibrant waterfront where the winding Limmat River merges with the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Zurich.

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise along the tranquil Lake Zurich, stopping at cosy lakeside villages on your way to the picturesque village of Rapperswil. Admire the 15,000 varieties of roses while gazing up at the rustic Rapperswil Castle looking over the sprawling suburbia below.

Day 13: Zurich – Interlaken – Grindelwald – Lucerne – Zurich (B)

Welcome to Grindelwald! Sit back and relax at the base of the enormous Eiger mountain, boasting unrivaled views of the titanic peaks and grand glaciers of the Bernese Alps. Take the cable car up to Grindelwald First for a walk along the footbridge offering breathtaking views of the alpine landscape.

Sitting on the edge of a stunning cobalt lake, Lucerne is laden with classic medieval architecture, sunny plazas and gorgeous waterfront views for you to marvel at before returning to Zurich in the evening.

Day 14: Zurich – Burglen – Lugano – Morcote – Milan (B, L)

Venture across the vast plains of the Swiss Plateau, stopping in the tiny village of Burgen – the birthplace of famed folk hero William Tell – before continuing to vivacious Lugano for a calming stroll along the beautiful banks of Lake Lugano.

Reaching Morcote, soak up the enchanting atmosphere amongst a hub of subtropical flora and monumental churches.

Ciao, Milan! Arrive in Italy’s city of the future and admire the treasure trove of impressive, sustainable architecture on every corner as you’re guided to Duomo Square, the heart of touristic activities in the city bordered by the imposing and elaborate facade of the extravagant Milan Cathedral.

Day 15: Milan – Pisa – Rome (B)

Arrive in the charming streets of Pisa and board a mini touristic train, admiring the harmony of Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas on your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Piazza dei Miracoli.

Get creative with your poses in front of the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa before saying goodbye as you head to Rome in the evening.

Optional Activity:

Baroque Rome Tour – embark on a walking excursion around rome, admiring the works of Bernini and Borromini while visiting the Plaza de Espana, Ara Pacis, Pantheon and more! (EUR $35 per person).

Day 16: Rome City Tour (B)

Wake up in Rome, aka “The Eternal City”, and embark on an exciting tour of one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities with a visit to the Vatican City, the world-centre of Christianity.

Marvel at the lavish interior and exterior of the holy St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel, then learn about the ancient customs of the Roman Empire with entry to the thrilling Colosseum, before taking a leisurely stroll down the lively Via Cavour, a street lined with a variety of local restaurants.

Optional Activity:

Vatican Museums Tour – admire the outstanding rooms of the Vatican Museums followed by a stop at the Sistine Chapel to witness the stunning Pieta by Michelangelo, St. Peter’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Dome (EUR 45 per person).

Day 17: Rome – Florence (B)

Revel in the soothing morning sun with a scenic drive to Florence where, upon arrival, you’ll climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a moment of wonder, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of this enchanting city.

Set out on a guided tour through the birthplace of the Renaissance, appreciating the elegance of famous landmarks, including Florence Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and more! Enjoy some free time in the evening to perhaps explore the bustling “Straw Market”.

Optional Activity:

Tuscan Dinner – delight the senses with a traditional Tuscan dinner while a Florentine pianist-singer performs live music, bringing a relaxed ambience to your night in Florence (EUR 55 per person).

Day 18: Florence – Venice (B)

Cross the rolling hills of the Apennine Mountains for an unforgettable car-free Venetian experience when you arrive at Tronchetto Gate. Explore the floating masterpiece that is Venice with a guided vaporetto tour to St. Mark’s Square, a bustling tourist hotspot where you’ll explore the beautifully ornate St. Mark’s Basilica.

For the arts lovers out there, you’ll have the chance to see first-hand how glass was made in ancient times with a visit to the Murano Glass Factory.

Afterwards, you could explore the Mestre district, perhaps dining in one of the culture-rich restaurants.

Optional Activity:

Gondola Ride – experience the magic of Venice in the best way – from a private serenaded gondola ride through the famed canals passing stunning Baroque buildings (EUR $35 per person).

Day 19: Venice (B)

Today is yours to explore the remarkably charming streets of Venice. You could gaze at the comprehensive collection of Venetian paintings in the Accademia Gallery or be blown away by the detailed facade of Doge’s Palace.

Day 20: Venice (B)

Enjoy another day exploring Venice at leisure. You could sweep through the heart of Venice on the Grand Canal or marvel at the Rialto Bridge as you pass underneath on a gondola.

Day 21: Venice – Rhapsody of the Seas Embarkation (B, D)

Spend the morning sneaking in some last-minute sightseeing before embarking on your Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas cruise.

Day 22: Dubrovnik (B, L, D)

With a name like “The Pearl of the Adriatic”, it’s hard not to expect sheer magnificence when visiting the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. You could stroll the vibrant limestone streets, climb to the imposing Fort Lovrijenac or walk across the ancient city walls, renowned for their appearance in Game of Thrones.

Day 23: Kotor, Montenegro (B, L, D)

Dock in Kotor, where soaring cliffs reflect off the serene cobalt bay at the town’s edge. You could explore the ancient medieval architecture of the Old Town, discover the history of Kotor as a busy port in the Maritime Museum or snap postcard-quality pictures of the bay below from the towering St. John Fortress.

Day 24: At Sea (B, L, D)

Spend the day at sea getting to know your luxury cruise liner. Climb to new heights with rock climbing and experience a whole new view of the surrounding waters from the top or join in on a Rumba dance class to get the blood pumping.

Day 25: Santorini (B, L, D)

Immerse yourself in the romantic setting, mythic beauty and breathtaking scenery as you arrive in Santorini. You could meander through the vibrant white and blue terraced houses of Fira and Oia, stroll the black sands of Perissa Beach or ride a donkey down to the beautiful port of Fira.

Day 26: Katakolon – Ancient Olympia (B, L, D)

Stop by the laidback port of Katakolon, located near the historic ruins of the site of the very first Olympic Games. You could spend time relaxing on the quiet beachfront or venture inland to view the remains of the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Olympia and the accompanying Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

Day 27: At Sea (B, L, D)

Tranquility and total relaxation await onboard the ship. Choose to unwind with a spa massage at Vitality Spa, enjoy peace in the adults-only solarium or simply relax in a lounge chair by the top-deck pool.

Day 28: Rhapsody of the Seas Disembarkation – Depart Venice (B)

Your European adventure comes to an end today as you disembark your Rhapsody of the Seas cruise and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Australia.

Day 29: Arrive in Australia (B, L, D)

Welcome home!

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

  • Buy now – limited time offer!
  • Top Tip: Book early to secure your preferred dates!
  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are subject to availability
  • Bookings are non changeable & non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide
  • Flights are economy class with Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Swiss Air, Etihad Airways, China Southern Airlines, Qatar Airways, Austrian Airlines, Thai Airways and Finnair or similar, subject to availability
  • A flight amendment surcharge of $200 per person applies for early arrivals and later departures, plus any additional airfares and taxes
  • Flights are subject to specific promotional economy fare availability
  • Flights may not be direct or operate daily
  • Flights are non-refundable at all times and applicable charges apply to changes

Child Policy:

  • No child discounts apply. A full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel

General:

  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Valid for two people, twin share
  • Group size – minimum 2, maximum 56
  • Travelling solo? A single supplement price of $4000 for the Interior Cabin and $4400 for the Oceanview Cabin applies to those wishing to travel alone
  • A triple share option is available at a price of $6999 per person for the Interior Cabin and $7599 per person for the Oceanview Cabin

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance – strongly recommended
  • Visa/Entry requirements
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Optional tipping
  • Anything not listed in the Itinerary

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
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Optional Activity:

Moulin Rouge Show – take a seat in the Moulin Rouge for an unforgettable evening of drama, dance and music as you sip on French champagne (EUR 135 per person).

Optional Activity:

Louvre Museum – embark on a tour through The Louvre, the world’s largest museum featuring iconic works by Leonardo da Vinci and La Gioconda (EUR 50 per person).

Deal end dates are subject to change and may be extended at any time.

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