Best of the Mediterranean & Rivers of Europe

Cruise

RETURN FLIGHTS
RETURN FLIGHTS
14 NIGHT OCEAN CRUISE
14 NIGHT OCEAN CRUISE
5 NIGHT HOTEL STAY
5 NIGHT HOTEL STAY
8 DAY RIVER CRUISE
8 DAY RIVER CRUISE

Your 27 Day Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights 
Economy Flights to Rome Returning From Zurich

Your Experience in Rome
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Rome

Your 14 Night Mediterranean Cruise
14 Mediterranean & Greek Islands Cruise from Rome to Barcelona Onboard Enchanted Princess
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package including Cocktails, Spirits, Beer, Wine & More
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package

Your Experience in Barcelona
1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Barcelona
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Barcelona to Paris

Your Experience in Paris
2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Paris
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Paris to Amsterdam

Your 8 Day Avalon Waterways Cruise 
8 Day Luxury River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Onboard Avalon Waterways in a Spacious Deluxe Stateroom
Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Gratuities

Enjoy An Overnight Stay Onboard in Amsterdam

General Departure Information
$9,990 
per person twin share ex Auckland
$10,189 per person twin share ex Christchurch

Sail Dates
Set sail on 24 October 2023

 

Day 1 – 2: Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. No visit is complete without taking a trip back to ancient history at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Other must-dos include climbing the Spanish Steps, tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, and visiting Vatican City. Finish your stay with a plate of pasta – for the best restaurants, we suggest exploring the Trastevere neighbourhood.

Day 3: Rome, Italy
Embark your ocean cruise today and sail the Mediterranean onboard Enchanted Princess.

Day 4: Naples, Italy
Welcome to Naples, the city of the sun. History lovers can’t miss a visit to Pompeii, the home of Europe’s most compelling archaeological site. For those looking for a taste of the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful blue waters of Capri are just a short ferry away. Naples is also the birthplace of pizza, so make sure you savour a slice during your stay.

Day 5: 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.

Day 6: Crete, Greece
Welcome to Crete, the biggest island in Greece and home to the ancient Minoan civilisation. When you’re done soaking in the sun and the sand at the famed Elafonissi Beach, be sure to check out the Knossos ruins, hike the Samaria Gorge and explore the Old Town of Rethymno.

Day 7: Kusadasi, Turkey
Welcome to Kusadasi! This scenic seaside town is your gateway to Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient Greco-Roman ruins in the world. When you’ve finished soaking in the history, spend some time relaxing on the beach, sampling some Turkish cuisine or treating yourself to a spot of shopping.

Day 8: Istanbul, Turkey
Welcome to Istanbul, the cultural capital of Turkey and meeting place of East and West. This vibrant city is filled with iconic sites, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Shop for ceramics, lamps and rugs at the Grand Bazaar and be sure to sample some sweet Turkish delight.

Day 9: Mykonos, Greece
Welcome to Mykonos, famed for its beautiful beaches and whitewashed houses. Explore Mykonos Town, hop from beach to beach, wander Little Venice and visit the Delos ruins. Finish your day soaking in the sunset with fresh Greek seafood and a glass of wine in hand.

Day 10: Athens, Greece
Welcome to Athens, the birthplace of democracy. This vibrant city is steeped in history, which you can discover for yourself at the Acropolis and National Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, take a stroll through Plaka, a neighbourhood teeming with cobblestoned streets, sidewalk cafes and tiny local stores.

Day 11: Santorini, Greece
Welcome to Santorini! This postcard-perfect island is possibly Greece’s most iconic island, famed for its steep cliffs, blue-roofed houses, and breathtaking sunsets. Hike from Fira to Oia, explore the red and black sanded beaches and visit the Santorini volcano. After a day of exploring, you’ll want to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over this mesmerising island.

Day 12: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 13: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. It’s also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. Sveti Đorđe, one of 2 tiny islands off the ancient town of Perast, features a centuries-old church.

Day 14: Messina, Italy
Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which survived a disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food.

Day 15: Naples, Italy
Welcome to Naples, the city of the sun. History lovers can’t miss a visit to Pompeii, the home of Europe’s most compelling archaeological site. For those looking for a taste of the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful blue waters of Capri are just a short ferry away. Naples is also the birthplace of pizza, so make sure you savour a slice during your stay.

Day 16: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 17: Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to Barcelona, a bustling beachside city filled with architectural gems. Hit the Gaudi trail, explore the Gothic Quarter and take a stroll along Las Ramblas. Visiting a tapas bar is an absolute must, especially when washed down with a glass of sangria. Disembark your cruise today and spend and enjoy a 1 night hotel stay.

Day 18 – 19: Paris, France
Welcome to Paris, the city of light and the global centre of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Famed for its 19th-century architecture, Paris is home to some of the most formidable and renowned structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a 2 night hotel stay to explore at your leisure.

Day 20 – 21: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Paris to Amsterdam and embark your 8 day Luxury Avalon Waterways River Cruise.
Enjoy an overnight stay onboard in this city, 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.

Day 22: 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!

Day 23: Rudesheim, Germany
Welcome to Rudesheim, a quaint town known for its making of Riesling wines. Some of the must-see sights include Drosselgasse – a local laneway lined with shops, taverns and restaurants, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and Brömserburg Castle, home to the Rheingau Wine Museum.

Day 24: 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.

Day 25: 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!).

Day 26: Breisach, Germany
Welcome to Breisach, the perfect base to the mysterious Black Forest. This storybook town is the ideal gateway to uncover the wine and food-loving culture of this German region.

Day 27: Zurich, Switzerland
Welcome to Zurich, the savvy financial centre of Switzerland! Disembark your cruise this morning and fly home or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

Enchanted Princess
Decked in ultimate luxury, Enchanted Princess is a world-class ship designed for those seeking adventure, serenity, and celebration.

Avalon Waterways
Crowned Best Luxury River Cruise Line in Cruise Passenger’s Readers’ Choice awards, Avalon Waterways is renowned for its relaxed luxury ambience.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 24 October 2023

Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should 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.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
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.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.

From $9,990*
Per Person
Includes
$5,000
In Bonus Value
Valued At
$12,490
Per Person