BUDAPEST TO STRASBOURG RIVER CRUISE

FROM A$6,495
25% SOLD ALREADY
FROM A$6,495
25% SOLD ALREADY

Cruise through the heart of Europe…

Join us as we cruise from Budapest to Strasbourg, taking 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 guests 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. All meals and drinks* from the bar are included, so your wallet has a holiday as well. Book quickly as these cruises are very popular! *Drinks on the specials list are excluded.

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 Douce France 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 Douce France is a premium vessel built in 1997 and fully refurbished in 2017. It is undoubtedly a fantastic way to see Europe.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Friday 6th Oct 2023

BUDAPEST (D)

Arrival day. If you have organised your flights through Two’s a Crowd, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the dock in the heart of Budapest. Between 6 and 7 pm you will board your floating hotel for the next 13 days; the MS Douce France. There will be time to settle comfortably into your cabin before meeting the crew and Two’s a Crowd tour host at this evening’s welcome cocktail and dinner reception.

Accommodation: Your own cabin aboard the MS Douce France


DAY 2 Saturday 7th Oct

BUDAPEST (B/L/D)

After our buffet breakfast, you will leave the ship for a panoramic walking 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 capital. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner on board, after which we transfer by coach to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After the show, the traditions and folklore of this beautiful country will no longer hold any secrets! Return to the ship by coach.


DAY 3 Sunday 8th Oct

VIENNA (B/L/D)

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 Sisi 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.


DAY 4 Monday 9th Oct  

VIENNA (B/L/D)

After breakfast on board, we will continue 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 Austro-Hungarian monarchy including: the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Natural History Museum, City Hall and the Burgtheater. On arrival at Schönbrunn 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.


DAY 5 Tuesday 10th Oct

MELK – PASSAU (B/L/D)

While enjoying breakfast on board the ship 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!


DAY 6 Wednesday 11th Oct

PASSAU (B/L/D)

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 ship as we cruise on to Regensburg. Dinner will also be an onboard feast.


DAY 7 Thursday 12th Oct

REGENSBURG – HILPOSTEIN (B/L/D)

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. We’ll also visit the Walhalla Hall of Fame which overlooks the river. During this time, the ship 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 8 Friday 13th Oct

HILPOSTEIN – NUREMBERG – BAMBERG (B/L/D)

We arrive in Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg, the ship 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 on board your floating hotel.


DAY 9 Saturday 14th Oct

ROTHENBURG (B/L/D)

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 10 Sunday 15th Oct

WURZBURG – WERTHEIM (B/L/D)

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. We’ll continue the 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.


DAY 11 Monday 16th Oct

MILTENBERG – ASCHAFFENBURG (B/L/D)

This morning we will disembark to explore Miltenberg and its marketplace, 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 ship we will have lunch and cruise toward Aschaffenburg. Dinner on board again this evening.


DAY 12 Tuesday 17th Oct

ASCHAFFENBURG – FRANKFURT – MAINZ (B/L/D)

After breakfast, 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 into 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 enjoy our gala dinner back on board.


DAY 13 Wednesday 18th Oct

MAINZ – STRASBOURG (B/L/D)

Gentle cruising towards Strasbourg as we begin to say goodbye to new friends. 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 Airport or Munich city centre.

TOUR DATES: 6TH – 18TH OCTOBER 2023

TOUR PRICING:

MAIN DECK: Single Cabin–A$6,495 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin (Aft)–A$7,495 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin–A$7,995 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

 

UPPER DECK: Single Cabin–A$7,200 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin–A$8,995 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Suite–A$10,900 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

MS DOUCE FRANCE

Completely renovated in 2017 according to the company’s new standards, this ship now offers much more spacious cabins with large bay windows on the upper deck. The soft and feminine decoration mixes shades of pink with aubergine and anise colors in the common areas. The cabins evoke a marine atmosphere.

Located on the upper deck, the lounge/bar (at the front) and the restaurant (at the rear) have wide panoramic windows. The cabins are spread over two decks: on the upper deck, they have large windows with French balconies; on the main deck, they have large windows. Do not hesitate to go to the sun deck to relax! It is furnished with armchairs and sun loungers to allow you to relax while enjoying a panoramic view of the landscapes.

RESTAURANT

Located on the upper deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

SUNDECK

Do not miss it to unwind! It is equipped with recliners and deck chairs, so that you can enjoy the best views of your cruise.

LOUNGE BAR WITH DANCEFLOOR

The lounge tastefully decorated has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

CABIN AMENITIES (ALL CABINS)

  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Selection of bath products
  • Towels

Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

BUDAPEST

Budapest (Hungarian pronunciation approximates to “boo-dah-pesht”) is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed “Paris of the East”. In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.

 

VIENNA

Vienna is an Austrian state. It is the capital of the Republic of Austria and by far the largest city in Austria with its population of more than 1.7 million. As you’d expect it’s Austria’s cultural, economic, and political centre. As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Traditional Vienna is but one of the many façades of this city; the historic centre, a UNESCO world heritage site, is sometimes begrudgingly compared to an open-air museum. But Vienna is also a dynamic young city, famous for its (electronic) music scene with independent labels, cult-status underground record stores, a vibrant Monday through Sunday club scene, multitudes of street performers, street art and murals spread throughout the city and a government that seems overly obsessed with complicated paperwork. However, people are willing to go out of their way or bend the rules a little if they feel they can do someone a favour.

 

NUREMBERG

Nuremberg is situated on the Pegnitz river and the Main-Danube Canal, about 105 miles​【169 km】north of Munich. When people think of Nuremberg, they usually think of gingerbread, toys, Christmas, the Nazi Party Rally Grounds or the Nuremberg Trials. The old town of Nuremberg is much more than this and indeed Nuremberg probably comes closest to many tourists’ expectations of a typical German city: on the one hand one can find half-timbered houses, gothic churches within a medieval city wall in the shadow of the towering imperial castle, which was one of the most important residences of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. On the other hand, Nuremberg and the surrounding cities are home to many well-known German companies, e.g. Adidas, Diehl, Faber-Castell, Playmobil, Puma and several divisions of industrial giant Siemens. Finally, Nuremberg even can live up to culinary expectations with breweries and beergardens and its most famous dish, the Nuremberg sausages with Sauerkraut.

 

FRANKFURT

Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. Wealthy bankers, students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city that has some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers of Europe next to well maintained old buildings. The city centre, especially Römer square, the cultural landscape and the museums at the River Main, draw millions of tourists every year. On the other hand, many off the beaten track neighbourhoods, such as Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen, with their intact beautiful 19th century streets and parks are often overlooked by visitors. Frankfurt is home to many museums, theatres and a world-class opera.

 

STRASBOURG

Strasbourg is located on the west bank of river Rhine, and has occupied a strategic position in the Upper Rhine Valley since prehistory. It was already settled from 1300 BC onwards, and developed into a Celtic market town named Argentorate. The Romans conquered the area around 12 BC, and renamed it to Argentoratum, and it developed into an important military base or castra, stationing the 8th Legion from 90 AD onwards.

After the French-German war of 1870, the Germans annexed the city and applied a policy of Germanisation, leading to the exile of those preferring to stay French. After the German defeat in World War I, the city returned to France, and now it was the turn of the French to try to eradicate the traces of German occupation. During the Second World War, the Nazis considered the Alsatians as fellow-Germans, and many were forced to fight in the German army – a situation that led them to be falsely accused of collaboration after the war.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 12 nights’ accommodation aboard the MS Douce France
  • All meals on board the MS Douce France plus water, wine, beer, fruit juices during meals and coffee after lunch/dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Other meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, S=supper)
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from the “special list” (can be purchased for an additional charge)
  • Assistance on the ship from our onboard multilingual crew
  • Return group transfers from airport to ship at the start of the tour and ship to Munich city or Munich Airport at the end for those who have booked flights through Two’s a Crowd
  • All sightseeing, guided tours, and entrance and port fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour (we can assist)
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Porterage

Cruise through the heart of Europe…

Join us as we cruise from Budapest to Strasbourg, taking 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 guests 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. All meals and drinks* from the bar are included, so your wallet has a holiday as well. Book quickly as these cruises are very popular! *Drinks on the specials list are excluded.

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 Douce France 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 Douce France is a premium vessel built in 1997 and fully refurbished in 2017. It is undoubtedly a fantastic way to see Europe.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Friday 6th Oct 2023

BUDAPEST (D)

Arrival day. If you have organised your flights through Two’s a Crowd, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the dock in the heart of Budapest. Between 6 and 7 pm you will board your floating hotel for the next 13 days; the MS Douce France. There will be time to settle comfortably into your cabin before meeting the crew and Two’s a Crowd tour host at this evening’s welcome cocktail and dinner reception.

Accommodation: Your own cabin aboard the MS Douce France


DAY 2 Saturday 7th Oct

BUDAPEST (B/L/D)

After our buffet breakfast, you will leave the ship for a panoramic walking 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 capital. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner on board, after which we transfer by coach to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After the show, the traditions and folklore of this beautiful country will no longer hold any secrets! Return to the ship by coach.


DAY 3 Sunday 8th Oct

VIENNA (B/L/D)

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 Sisi 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.


DAY 4 Monday 9th Oct  

VIENNA (B/L/D)

After breakfast on board, we will continue 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 Austro-Hungarian monarchy including: the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Natural History Museum, City Hall and the Burgtheater. On arrival at Schönbrunn 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.


DAY 5 Tuesday 10th Oct

MELK – PASSAU (B/L/D)

While enjoying breakfast on board the ship 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!


DAY 6 Wednesday 11th Oct

PASSAU (B/L/D)

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 ship as we cruise on to Regensburg. Dinner will also be an onboard feast.


DAY 7 Thursday 12th Oct

REGENSBURG – HILPOSTEIN (B/L/D)

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. We’ll also visit the Walhalla Hall of Fame which overlooks the river. During this time, the ship 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 8 Friday 13th Oct

HILPOSTEIN – NUREMBERG – BAMBERG (B/L/D)

We arrive in Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg, the ship 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 on board your floating hotel.


DAY 9 Saturday 14th Oct

ROTHENBURG (B/L/D)

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 10 Sunday 15th Oct

WURZBURG – WERTHEIM (B/L/D)

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. We’ll continue the 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.


DAY 11 Monday 16th Oct

MILTENBERG – ASCHAFFENBURG (B/L/D)

This morning we will disembark to explore Miltenberg and its marketplace, 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 ship we will have lunch and cruise toward Aschaffenburg. Dinner on board again this evening.


DAY 12 Tuesday 17th Oct

ASCHAFFENBURG – FRANKFURT – MAINZ (B/L/D)

After breakfast, 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 into 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 enjoy our gala dinner back on board.


DAY 13 Wednesday 18th Oct

MAINZ – STRASBOURG (B/L/D)

Gentle cruising towards Strasbourg as we begin to say goodbye to new friends. 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 Airport or Munich city centre.

TOUR DATES: 6TH – 18TH OCTOBER 2023

TOUR PRICING:

MAIN DECK: Single Cabin–A$6,495 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin (Aft)–A$7,495 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin–A$7,995 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

 

UPPER DECK: Single Cabin–A$7,200 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Double Cabin–A$8,995 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Suite–A$10,900 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

MS DOUCE FRANCE

Completely renovated in 2017 according to the company’s new standards, this ship now offers much more spacious cabins with large bay windows on the upper deck. The soft and feminine decoration mixes shades of pink with aubergine and anise colors in the common areas. The cabins evoke a marine atmosphere.

Located on the upper deck, the lounge/bar (at the front) and the restaurant (at the rear) have wide panoramic windows. The cabins are spread over two decks: on the upper deck, they have large windows with French balconies; on the main deck, they have large windows. Do not hesitate to go to the sun deck to relax! It is furnished with armchairs and sun loungers to allow you to relax while enjoying a panoramic view of the landscapes.

RESTAURANT

Located on the upper deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

SUNDECK

Do not miss it to unwind! It is equipped with recliners and deck chairs, so that you can enjoy the best views of your cruise.

LOUNGE BAR WITH DANCEFLOOR

The lounge tastefully decorated has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

CABIN AMENITIES (ALL CABINS)

  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Selection of bath products
  • Towels

Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

BUDAPEST

Budapest (Hungarian pronunciation approximates to “boo-dah-pesht”) is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed “Paris of the East”. In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.

 

VIENNA

Vienna is an Austrian state. It is the capital of the Republic of Austria and by far the largest city in Austria with its population of more than 1.7 million. As you’d expect it’s Austria’s cultural, economic, and political centre. As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Traditional Vienna is but one of the many façades of this city; the historic centre, a UNESCO world heritage site, is sometimes begrudgingly compared to an open-air museum. But Vienna is also a dynamic young city, famous for its (electronic) music scene with independent labels, cult-status underground record stores, a vibrant Monday through Sunday club scene, multitudes of street performers, street art and murals spread throughout the city and a government that seems overly obsessed with complicated paperwork. However, people are willing to go out of their way or bend the rules a little if they feel they can do someone a favour.

 

NUREMBERG

Nuremberg is situated on the Pegnitz river and the Main-Danube Canal, about 105 miles​【169 km】north of Munich. When people think of Nuremberg, they usually think of gingerbread, toys, Christmas, the Nazi Party Rally Grounds or the Nuremberg Trials. The old town of Nuremberg is much more than this and indeed Nuremberg probably comes closest to many tourists’ expectations of a typical German city: on the one hand one can find half-timbered houses, gothic churches within a medieval city wall in the shadow of the towering imperial castle, which was one of the most important residences of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. On the other hand, Nuremberg and the surrounding cities are home to many well-known German companies, e.g. Adidas, Diehl, Faber-Castell, Playmobil, Puma and several divisions of industrial giant Siemens. Finally, Nuremberg even can live up to culinary expectations with breweries and beergardens and its most famous dish, the Nuremberg sausages with Sauerkraut.

 

FRANKFURT

Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. Wealthy bankers, students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city that has some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers of Europe next to well maintained old buildings. The city centre, especially Römer square, the cultural landscape and the museums at the River Main, draw millions of tourists every year. On the other hand, many off the beaten track neighbourhoods, such as Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen, with their intact beautiful 19th century streets and parks are often overlooked by visitors. Frankfurt is home to many museums, theatres and a world-class opera.

 

STRASBOURG

Strasbourg is located on the west bank of river Rhine, and has occupied a strategic position in the Upper Rhine Valley since prehistory. It was already settled from 1300 BC onwards, and developed into a Celtic market town named Argentorate. The Romans conquered the area around 12 BC, and renamed it to Argentoratum, and it developed into an important military base or castra, stationing the 8th Legion from 90 AD onwards.

After the French-German war of 1870, the Germans annexed the city and applied a policy of Germanisation, leading to the exile of those preferring to stay French. After the German defeat in World War I, the city returned to France, and now it was the turn of the French to try to eradicate the traces of German occupation. During the Second World War, the Nazis considered the Alsatians as fellow-Germans, and many were forced to fight in the German army – a situation that led them to be falsely accused of collaboration after the war.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 12 nights’ accommodation aboard the MS Douce France
  • All meals on board the MS Douce France plus water, wine, beer, fruit juices during meals and coffee after lunch/dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Other meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, S=supper)
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from the “special list” (can be purchased for an additional charge)
  • Assistance on the ship from our onboard multilingual crew
  • Return group transfers from airport to ship at the start of the tour and ship to Munich city or Munich Airport at the end for those who have booked flights through Two’s a Crowd
  • All sightseeing, guided tours, and entrance and port fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour (we can assist)
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Porterage
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