Spectacular European River Cruise | Sisterhood Womens Travel

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Spectacular European River Cruise

25 Days  |  Departing Tuesday 3rd August 2021 and returning Friday 27th August 2021

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Progress Payment: $ 4670 0 by 2 Apr 2021
Final Payment: $ 6919 0 by 5 May 2021
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Join us on one of our most popular tours!

Highlights

  • Ready Made Friends for Company!
  • 4 Night Stay in Paris - Your hostess is on hand to assist with your Paris sightseeing
  • Guided Walking Tour with our French 'Sisterhood' Guide ** New Inclusion **
  • Visit to Fragonard Perfume Museum ** New Inclusion **
  • Afternoon Tea at Angelina's Tea Room ** New Inclusion **
  • 15 Day Luxury River Cruise onboard the Exclusive Evergreen Emerald Star Ship
  • 3 Night Stay in Prague
  • Exploring 17 different cities, towns and villages with included guided sightseeing (as per itinerary)
  • Paris City Sights Tour including Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Champs Elysses
  • Prague City Sights Tour including Hradcany Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Market Square and Astronomical Clock
  • Canal Boat Cruise in Amsterdam
  • Walking tour of vibrant Cologne
  • Walking tour of medieval town of Miltenberg
  • City Sights of Wurzburg
  • City Sights of Bamberg
  • Tour of Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • City Sights Tour of Vienna
  • City Sights Tour of Bratislava
  • CIty Sights Tour of Budapest
  • Welcome to Paris dinner
  • Captain's Welcome Reception onboard Evergreen Emerald Star Ship
  • Captain's Gala Dinner onboard Emerald Star Ship
  • Traditional Hungarian Dinner
  • Plenty of free time to explore your destination at leisure
  • Optional activities are available to pre book (*subject to availability)


** Whilst on tour it will be shared sightseeing with other cruise passengers
** Your Tour Hostess will keep you busy in Paris with plenty of sightseeing options on offer.

Inclusions

  • Personally Escorted from Melbourne by a Sisterhood Tour Hostess who is on hand to ensure your tour is a memorable one (other departure cities on request)
  • Return Economy Airfares with Singapore Airlines including taxes 
  • Transportation throughout (some shared)
  • Services of a Cruise Tour Director
  • All Sightseeing as per detailed itinerary (shared sightseeing except for our Paris walking tour and visit to Fragonard and Angelinas)
  • 4 Night Stay in Paris including breakfast daily
  • 15 Day Luxury River Cruise onboard the Exclusive Evergreen Emerald Star Ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities included (except when enjoying free time)
  • All meals as per our itinerary including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner whilst cruising
  • Complimentary wine, beer and spirits when dining onboard Emerald Star Ship
  • 3 Night Stay in Prague including breakfast daily
  • Willing to Share Option - Save $$$ by sharing and making a new friend in the process
  • Meet and Greet prior to departure (subject to minimum numbers)


Optional Activities are available to pre book (*subject to availability)
 

Notice

Pricing is for Category A -  Twin Share

Other Cabins on a request basis - please call 1300 885 255 for the best available price.

Cabin Category Information:
Cat A -   Vista Deck - Indoor Balcony Suite - 180sq feet (Floor to Ceiling Window with Open Air System)
Cat E -   Riviera Deck - 162sq feet (pillbox window) 

Our Evergreen Emerald Star Ship features the following:

Sun Deck with comfortable Deck Chairs
Sky Barbeque
Golf Putting Green
Giant Tic Tac Toe
Club Swimming Pool, Bar & Evening Cinema
Retractable Roof
Al Fresco Terrace
Horizon Bar
Reflections Restaurant
Fitness Room
Massage/Beauty Centre
Hairdresser
Walking Track
Maximum 182 passengers

River Cruise Cover

On every Evergreen European river cruise you will be automatically covered, once your cruise commences, for any delays or cancellations that occur due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or strikes. This river cruise cover does not replace travel insurance and we strongly recommend all guests take out a comprehensive travel insurance that meets their individual needs. If a claim is rejected or only partially paid by your travel insurer, you may then be eligible for coverage under our River Cruise Cover.

For full terms and conditions of this cover, please visit www.evergreentours.com.au/general/river-cruise-guarantee

Tour Variations

We will take all reasonable efforts to operate the tour as close as possible to your itinerary however we may be required to change or vary your itinerary for reasons outside our control, these circumstances may include but are not limited to: high or low water levels, weather conditions, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance, national or local holidays, strikes, civil disturbances or other force majeure events. These circumstances may result in a substitution (at the nearest reasonable standard) of another vessel, accommodation or motorcoach for all or part of your itinerary, where we make a variation to the itinerary, we are not liable to you for such variations

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 3 August 2021

Melbourne to Paris (Meals Inflight)

Welcome to your next Sisterhood adventure!  Join your Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the designated meeting point at Melbourne Airport for our mid afternoon flight to Paris via Singapore.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment and hospitality of Singapore Airlines as we head towards Paris.

Day 2 - Wednesday 4 August 2021

Paris

Ohhh La La!  Welcome to Paris!  Upon our early morning arrival we'll be met and transferred to our hotel where the remainder of our day is free.  Tonight we'll get together and enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant.  

4 Night Stay: Crown Plaza Paris Republique (or similar)

Day 3 - Thursday 5 August 2021

Paris (B)

Good Morning Paris.  Today as a special highlight we'll enjoy our own private walking tour of Paris.  Joined by our french Sisterhood hostess, our highlight today includes a visit to the beauitful Fragonard Perfume Museum.  With time for lunch before meeting our Coco Chanel tour guide at one of the fashion icon's favourite cafes, Angelina for afternoon tea and a walk in the footsteps of the famous French fashion Icon.  This evening back at our hotel we are met by our Cruise Director and other cruise travellers for a welcome drink and reception at our hotel.  Afterwards we'll have dinner at a local cafe/restaurant.  Tonight there's the opportunity to enjoy a Paris by Night tour.  Paris is stunning at night and our own private tour will showcase the many beautifully lit up landmarks of Paris including the Eiffell Tower and the Champs Elysee.  (Allow approx EUR30 per person ** Subject to Numbers) this option can be booked with your Sisterhood hostess upon arrival into Paris.

 

Day 4 - Friday 6 August 2021

Paris (B)

Today we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide with sights including Notre Dame Cathedral, famous for the tale of Quasimodo the hunchback of Notre Dame. We'll see the Obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the elegant Champs Élysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the River Seine finishing at the Eiffel Tower. This tour will give us an excellent overview of the city. Dinner at leisure tonight.

Day 5 - Saturday 7 August 2021

Paris (B,D)

Another free day to enjoy Paris at leisure.  Sightseeing is an endless pleasure in Paris, and your Tour Hostess and Cruise Director is on hand to help you plan your day to explore the romance capital of the world. Tonight will be a scrumptious Parisian dinner to enjoy.

Discover More - Tastes of Paris (extra expense)

Day 6 - Sunday 8 August 2021

Paris to Amsterdam / Embarkation (B,D)

This morning travel by coach from Paris to Amsterdam. A warm welcome awaits us from our Captain and crew as we board your luxury Evergreen river cruise ship. This evening join we'll join our fellow cruise travellers for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 7 - Monday 9 August 2021

Amsterdam Cruising (B,L,D)

This morning the choice is ours; board a glass top canal boat and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals, cruising past 16th century merchant houses and charming churches, dating back to Holland’s Golden Age. Alternatively, join Emerald Active for a city tour including a guided walk around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. Both options are followed by free time in the city centre. After lunch on board, we'll depart on our first day sailing through the Dutch countryside, including canals, locks and windmills. 

Emerald ACTIVE - Guided Bike Tour
Emerald EXCURSION - A Canal Cruise

Day 8 - Tuesday 10 August 2021

Cologne (B,L,D)

Today we'll relax onboard our beautiful ship before arriving into Cologne. Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join our guide and explore the city including the Old Town with its beautiful squares and historical monuments. During our free time we'll have the opportunity shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to our ship.

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Cologne's Old Town

Day 9 - Wednesday 11 August 2021

Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim (B,L,D)

Speaking from experience today’s cruising will be a highlight of our trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Keep your camera at the ready as around every bend there are stunning vistas of castles perched above steep vine–covered slopes. We’ll also pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. We also pass the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle which was formerly a toll gate perched on an island in the middle of the river. In the afternoon we arrive at the gorgeous village of Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley, then free time to shop for handicrafts or taste the famous Rudesheim ice coffee.

Emerald ACTIVE - Hike to Local Winery
Emerald EXCURSION - Visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum

Day 10 - Thursday 12 August 2021

Miltenberg - Wertheim (B,L,D)

Welcome to Miltenberg, another picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The choice of a guided tour of Miltenberg or you might like join Emerald Active for a guided hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level) and well worth for the spectacular views.

Emerald ACTIVE - Guide hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended)
Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Miltenberg

Day 11 - Friday 13 August 2021

Wurzburg (B,L,D)

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. After breakfast, visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. Then join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg.

Emerald EXCURSION - A Tour of Wurzburg Residence and Wurzburg

Discover More (Optional) : Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town. Step back to the middle ages as you walk the cobbled streets admiring the gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture - extra expense NB: If you take this tour you will not be able to atend the included walking tour of Wurzburg as both tours run at the same time.

Day 12 - Saturday 14 August 2021

Bamberg (B,L,D)

This morning the opportunity to relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as we explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Bamberg

Day 13 - Sunday 15 August 2021

Nuremberg (B,L,D)

Today we'll take a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. The city tour leads us to the major sights, from the early beginnings to the present. With free time to explore the city centre.

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Nuremberg

Discover More (Optional): A World War II tour with Documentation Centre visit
 

Day 14 - Monday 16 August 2021

Kelheim - Regensburg (B,L,D)

This morning takes us through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On our guided walking tour we’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube.

You’re Invited: Tonight, we enjoy a Bavarian Band on board.

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Regensburg

Discover More (Optional): Excursion to Kuchlbauer Brewery

Day 15 - Tuesday 17 August 2021

Passau - Linz (B,L,D)

Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome us to the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of Passau

Discover More (Optional): Enjoy a day tour to Salzburg, the home of ‘The Sound of Music’ and the birth place of Mozart; OR Cesky Krumlov a UNESCO World Heritage site which has been preserved as an example of medieval life - extra expense.  NB:  If you take either of these optional activities you will not be able to join the included walk of Passau.

Day 16 - Wednesday 18 August 2021

Melk - Durnstein (B,L,D)

Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later our ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century.

Emerald ACTIVE - A guided biking tour along the Danube River.

Emerald ACTIVE - A guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended)

Emerald EXCURSION - A tour of Melk Abbey

Day 17 - Thursday 19 August 2021

Vienna (B,L,D)

Welcome to Vienna, the “City of Waltzes”. As the former residence of Mozart and Beethoven, today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

Emerald ACTIVE -  A guided bike tour

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided tour of the Ringstrasse and a walking tour of Vienna

Discover More (Optional):   Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss AND/OR Schonbrunn Palace - extra expense.  NB:  If you take the Palace tour you not be able to join the included Vienna tour.

Day 18 - Friday 20 August 2021

Bratislava (B,L,D)

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Today we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin.  This evening our Captain will welcome us to a Gala Dinner.

You’re Invited: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family.

Emerald ACTIVE - A guided hike to Bratislava Castle

Emerald EXCURSION - A walking tour of Bratislava

 

Day 19 - Saturday 21 August 2021

Budapest (B,L,D)

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Today we'll enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This evening the ship will take us for a gorgeous night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.  A magical way to end our Evergreen cruise and an absolute highlight.

Emerald ACTIVE - A guided hike to Buda Hill (active fitness level recommended)

Emerald EXCURSION - A guided coach tour of Budapest

Discover More (Optional): A guided tour to Szentendre

Day 20 - Sunday 22 August 2021

Budapest - Prague (B,L)

After breakfast we journey by coach to Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia.

Three Night Stay: Prague

Day 21 - Monday 23 August 2021

Prague (B,D)

This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and Astronomical Clock. We continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava and full of portrait artists and small vendors, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000–year–old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, for the spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. See the magnificent Loreta Monastery, and arrive at Hradcany Castle. Here we see Old Kings Palace, St. George´s Monastery, The National Gallery painting exhibition. This evening we'll experience a night of dancing and entertainment at a Czech Highlight Dinner in a local tavern.

Day 22 - Tuesday 24 August 2021

Prague Day at Leisure (B,D)

Today your Tour Hostess and Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter. You will no doubt return to the lively atmosphere around the Charles Bridge for another look or perhaps a visit to the world's most beautiful library.  Tonight we'll get together at a local restaurant for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate great times shared with new friends.

Discover More (Optional): Tastes of Czechia

Day 23 - Wednesday 25 August 2021

Prague Morning at Leisure (B)

Free time in Prague before our flight home.

Day 24 - Thursday 26 August 2021

Prague - Frankfurt - Singapore

Sit back, relax and reminise about great times shared with new friends.  Enjoy the inflight entertainment and hospitality of Singapore Airlines.

Day 25 - Friday 27 August 2021

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!  Arriving into Melbourne early morning.  Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure!

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