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European Birthday River Cruise - October 2017 - 1 Cabin Now Available Due to Cancellation!

Price


Destination

BudapestFrankfurtMiltenbergRothenburgStrasbourgWurzburgBambergRegensburgPassauViennaMelk


Category
Group Tours

Duration
13 days 12 nights
Tour Details

Main Deck Cabin A$4,897

Middle Deck Cabin A$4,997

Upper Deck French Balcony Cabin A$5,492

Celebrate in style!

Two’s a Crowd will be 5 years old in 2017. Since launch we have helped hundreds of solos spread their wings and get out to experience the world. To celebrate this milestone, we are having a very special party and you are invited. 

We have chartered an entire European river cruise ship for Two’s a Crowd solos in September 2017 and together we will travel from Budapest to Strasbourg. Along the way we will cruise along and take in some of Europe’s finest history, culture and scenery. 

13 days of awesome river cruising on this exclusive solos only journey! No couples & no kids.. just our clients enjoying an amazing 2 weeks on the European waterways; we will travel along the famous Rhine and Danube Rivers passing numerous castles and mooring in the centre of some of Europe’s finest cities. 

Our included shore excursion program is jam-packed and conducted by knowledgeable and passionate guides who will tell you about both the history and daily life today as only a local can. 

Our Floating Hotel:

No need to unpack and re-pack or spend hours on large coaches - our fabulous hotel comes with us. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. We will be travelling on board the MS L’Europe which is wholly owned and operated by one of Europe’s largest river cruise companies, Croisi Europe. Croisi has been cruising Europe since 1976 and its success is built on service excellence, a wonderful fleet, fabulous cuisine and French flair. 

The MS L’Europe is a 4 Anchor Class vessel built in 2006 and and recently refurbished. It is undoubtedly a fantastic way to see Europe!

 

ONLY 1 CABIN LEFT - DON'T MISS OUT!

Day 1 - Budapest
Day 1: Budapest

Arrival day. If you have organised your flights through Two’s a Crowd you will be met at the airport and transferred to the boat pier. Between 6-7 pm you will board your floating home for the next 13 days; the MS Symphonie. There will be time to settle comfortably in to your cabin before meeting the boat crew and Two’s a Crowd tour hosts at this evening’s welcome cocktail dinner reception. 

 

Meals : Dinner
Day 12 - Aschaffenburg - Frankfurt - Mainz
Day 12: Aschaffenburg - Frankfurt - Mainz

After breakfast on the boat, we will be transported by coach to visit Frankfurt. Although one of Germany’s main commercial hubs, the mixture of ancient and modern is bound to surprise you. Under the skyscrapers, you will find cozy pubs and at the heart of the bustling city center, you’ll also find sites full of history. Frankfurt also has an unrivalled museum scene featuring masterpieces spanning nine centuries of European art. We will then leave the coach behind us to explore deeper in to this fascinating city by foot. 

Later we return to the ship for lunch and to sail on to Mainz. At the confluence of the Rhine and the Main, sheltering beneath its thousand-year-old cathedral, Mainz, the city of Gutenberg, is the link between past and present. We arrive late afternoon with time to explore the town. 

Tonight we will enjoy our gala dinner and Two’s a Crowd birthday celebration back on board the boat... best pack your dancing shoes! 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Wertheim - Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg
Day 11: Wertheim - Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg

This morning we will disembark to explore Miltenberg and its market place, surrounded by half-timbered houses, as well as the High Street and the former Town Hall. All of them make Miltenberg the pearl of the Main. Back on board the boat we will have lunch and cruise toward Aschaffenburg.

Dinner on board again this evening. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Bamberg - Rothenburg
Day 9: TBamberg - Rothenburg

This morning we cruise toward Schweinfurt. On arrival we depart the ship for our tour of Rothenburg. Rothenburg is a magnificent town perched high on a hill. Behind its ramparts huddle picturesque streets lined with half-timbered houses and craft shops. It is a must-see on the Romantic Road. During the visit, the ship will sail on to Kitzingen, where we meet it to re-board. Evening and dinner on board. 

Day 13 - Mainz - Strasbourg
Day 13: Mainz - Strasbourg

Gentle cruising toward Strasbourg as we begin to say goodbye to new friends (maybe to catch up again soon). Today we pass through the two biggest locks on the Rhine: Iffezheim and Gambsheim. After lunch we arrive in Strasbourg and disembark at around 2pm. 

Our cruising adventure is now complete. However, if you organised your flights or post-cruise travel arrangements through Two’s a Crowd, you will be transferred to Munich to either board your onward flight or continue on your fabulous journey. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 - Wurzburg - Wertheim
Day 10: Wurzburg - Wertheim

After breakfast we will tour Wurzburg, beginning with the Residenz, former palace of the Bishop Princes of Würzburg. Begun in 1720, at the initiative of the Prince-Bishop Friedrich Carl von Schönborn, and completed in 1780, this construction was intended to replace the old Marienberg Fortress. You will see 40 rooms richly decorated with furniture, paintings and tapestries by XVIIIth century masters and you will take the monumental staircase of honour, designed by Balthasar Neumann. You will continue your tour of the city centre, with free time before returning to meet up with the ship in Karlstadt, and enjoy your lunch back on board. Tonight we sail toward Wertheim. Evening at leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Hilpostein - Nurnberg - Bamberg
Day 8: Hilpostein - Nurnberg - Bamberg

We arrive in Nurnberg in the morning and head off to see this iconic town that seems to come straight out of the Middle Ages. “The little jewel of the Empire”, the old town gathers around the market place: gothic edifices, half-timbered houses and merchants’ residences. During the tour of Nurnberg, the boat will sail to Erlangen. We will be transported to meet the ship for lunch onboard, and then sail on toward Bamberg. Your dinner and evening will be enjoyed at leisure onboard your floating hotel. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Regensburg - Hilpostein
Day 7: Regensburg - Hilpostein

After breakfast there will be a guided tour of Regensberg. Regensberg is the fourth largest city in Bavaria, and an important industrial center (BMW, SIEMENS, TRIUMPH). The historic center nurtures memories accumulated over 2,000 years of history. During this time, the boat will sail to Kelheim where we will join it following our City visit. Cruise on the Rhine/ Main/Danube canal headed to Hilpostein. Your evening will be on board. 

Day 6 - Passau
Day 6: Passau

After breakfast you will explore Passau in the company of your Hosts. This is a gorgeous university city, full of music and theater. In the winding streets you’ll discover its beautiful Baroque patrician houses. Enjoy! Lunch will be back on board the boat as we cruise on to Regensburg. Dinner will also be an onboard feast. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - Budapest
Day 2: Budapest

After our buffet breakfast, you will leave the ship for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Budapest embodies the contrast between the twin cities of Buda and Pest, which were separated one from the other along each bank of the Danube before being reunited in 1872. Buda, the higher of the two cities, with its winding cobble-stoned streets and baroque palaces, Turkish baths and Royal castles, and, Pest, the “fiery”, which offers its visitors a marvellous display of different architectural styles. Return to the ship in Esztergom for lunch. Have a free afternoon to stroll around this attractive city, Hungary’s first captial. 

Tonight you will enjoy dinner & entertainment on board as we head towards Vienna. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Budapest - Vienna
Day 3: Budapest - Vienna

Today you can relax and watch the stunning sights of Europe float past as we cruise the Danube. We will arrive in Vienna in the early afternoon, and be met by a private coach and local guide to explore onshore. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also renowned for having been the “Winter Residency” of the Habsburgs for 600 years, to visit the Sissi museum and sumptuous imperial apartments. 

We will be transported back to the ship for dinner on board. The balance of this evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Vienna
Day 4: Vienna

After breakfast on board, we will commence our onshore tour of Vienna and the famous Schönbrunn Palace. On our way via The Ring you’ll see an architectural showcase of the old AustroHungarian monarchy including: the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Natural History Museum, City Hall and the Burgtheater. On arrival at Schonbrunn Palace, you will be guided through the numerous rooms of the Hapsburgs’ summer residence, which bear witness to the splendour of the Court at the time of Maria Theresa. 

You will have free time this afternoon to explore at your own pace before returning to the ship for dinner. After dinner, we head to the Kursalon for an Austrian concert which is devoted to compositions from Mozart and Strauss. This will be a very special experience. Following the concert we return to our ship and cruise overnight. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Melk - Passau
Day 5: Melk - Passau

While enjoying breakfast on board the boat this morning, we will cruise up the most beautiful section of the Wachau. We arrive in Melk during the morning. We will be met by our coach and depart for a tour of the picturesque village of Dürnstein which has a Baroque style church, and is marked by the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. In the afternoon we will visit Melk Abbey. It sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube from a height of more than 164 feet and is one of the most complete examples of baroque art in Austria. We return to the ship in the afternoon and cruise toward Passau, departing at 4pm. Tonight you will enjoy a special evening with the onboard crew! 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour inclusions:

  • 13 days on-board the French owned and operated MS L’Europe on exclusive charter to Two’s a Crowd. Travelling from Budapest to Strasbourg. Departs 7/10/17
  • Two’s a Crowd tour hosts on board throughout
  • Your own cabin with private ensuite – no sharing!
  • Welcome cocktail function and farewell gala celebration dinner
  • All meals including buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner - French and international cuisine
  • All drinks on board served with meals including French wines, local and imported beers, cocktails and spirits *
  • Tea and coffee
  • Comprehensive shore excursion package 
  • Free WIFI on-board so you can stay connected
  • Comprehensive travel insurance with CHI Travel Insurance (underwritten by Allianz)**
  • Port taxes and charges
  • Transfer from airport to port on arrival and from Strasbourg to Munich on departure (when air travel is booked with Two’s a Crowd)
  • French crew (French and English spoken on board)
  • Limited to 88 solos

Tour exclusions:

  • International airfares-Two’s a Crowd is a full service travel business. We can provide a competitive airfare quote for you
  • Beverages from the special wine list
  • Gratuities (not mandatory)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, souvenirs, etc)

*Excludes French champagne and wines from the special wine list 

**Travel insurance is issued by CHI Insurance underwritten by Allianz. Policy may be subject to additional premium based on age (over 60 years) or pre-existing medical conditions. See the CHI PDS for more information. The Two’s a Crowd team will provide relevant insurance application forms and more information

Cabin Facilities: all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, and either a double or single bed.

Boat Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - gift shop. Central heating, 220V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, radiophone, wifi on board

Pricing is correct at 6 April 2016 and subject to change until paid in full. To secure your cabin a $2000 deposit is payable at the time of booking. Balance is payable by 31st March 2017. To participate in the “Cruise for Free” competition, all travellers will complete one entry form at the farewell dinner which will be placed in a locked box. The draw will be made by a random member of the crew during the dinner and the winner announced immediately. Winner will receive a refund of the cruise fare paid by direct bank credit or cheque by 15/11/2017. 

Ground Supplier: Croisi Europe

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