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A-ROSA

Bicton Travel's first European Christmas Markets Charter in 2021!

from

$2,695

per person
A-ROSA
  • Germany

Bicton Travel's first European Christmas Markets Charter in 2021!

Join Carole & Phil, along with some of the Bicton Travel Team and enjoy Christmas Celebrations onboard AROSA DONNA.

Cruise along the beautiful Danube River to experience some of Europe’s prettiest Christmas Markets. Highlights include overnight stays in Vienna and Budapest as well as visits to Bratislava, Melk and Linz.

From

$2,695

per per person

Departing Passau

29 November 2021

Trip Type

Escorted

Drinks Included

While onboard your cruise!

PRE/POST Cruise Options Available

8-Night Christmas Markets Cruise from $2,695 pp twin share

Departing Passau, 29 November 2021

Inclusions:

  • All meals while cruising
  • Accomodation for 8 nights
  • Bicton Travel Host
  • Premium all-inclusive beverage package onboard your cruise
  • All port charges & taxes

Meet your hosts

Phil Smethurst

Phil Smethurst is the co-founder of Bicton Travel with his mother Carole and manages our Bicton Travel Premium division, creating bespoke travel experiences for the luxury traveller.

Carole Smethurst

Carole Smethurst is the owner of Bicton Travel and is recognised as one of the foremost cruise experts in Australia.

A-ROSA DONNA

Discover the cultural regions and historic treasures of the cities along the Danube river on the A-ROSA Donna. The ship offers a generous design of the public areas, and a lot of open space for various activities.

Passengers

max. 206

Cabins

100 Outside Cabins

On-Board A-ROSA​

  • Spacious sun deck with relaxed atmosphere
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Shovelboard, putting green and giant chess board
  • Coffee specialties, wines and refreshments at the café bar
  • Grill station
  • Casual dress code

Cruise Highlights

Passau (Engelhartszell) | Vienna (overnight) | Esztergom | Budapest (overnight) | Bratislava | Melk | Linz | Passau (Engelhartszell)

Munich

Pre-Cruise Stay

Enjoy 2-nights pre-cruise accomodation in Munich

from

$895

per person

Inclusions

  • Commencing in Munich 27 November 2021
  • Transfer from Munich Airport to your hotel
  • 2-nights accomodation at the Hotel Maritim Munich* with breakfast daily
  • Half-day city tour in Munich, including Marienplatz, Königsplatz & Siegestor
  • Transfer from the hotel to Engelhartszell for your Christmas Markets Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1
You will be met by a local assistant and a private coach on your arrival to Munich airport. You will be then transferred to your hotel, with the assistant giving you a city map, and providing some information about Christmas markets.

The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel

This morning, enjoy a guided city tour to see all main sites of Munich – you will visit Marienplatz, Königsplatz, Siegestor, the Bayerische Staatsoper, etc. The remainder of day is free at leisure to explore Christmas markets at your own pace.
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel

Today you will be transferred to Engelhartszell, ready for your Christmas Markets Cruise!

Berlin & Prague

Pre-Cruise Stay

Join Carole for a 6-night pre-cruise stay in Berlin & Prague! 

from

$2,295

per person

Inclusions

  • Commencing in Berlin 23 November 2021
  • Transfer from Berlin Airport to your hotel
  • 3-nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Maritim Berlin* with breakfast daily
  • Half-day city tour in Berlin, including Brandenburg gate, Reichstag building, Berlin Wall & Checkpoint Charlie
  • Transfer to Prague
  • 3-nights’ accommodation at the Grand Majestic Plaza Prague* with breakfast daily
  • Half-day city tour in Prague, including Charles Bridge, Old Square & the Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, & Golden Lane
  • Transfer from the hotel to Engelhartszell for your Christmas Markets Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1
You will be met at the airport by a local assistant and a private coach. You will be then transferred to your hotel, and your assistant will hand you a city map, and will give you some information about Christmas markets in the city. The remainder of the day is to rest after your long flight.
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel

This morning, take a guided tour to see all the main sites of Berlin – Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, etc. After the guided tour, you can enjoy free time to explore the Christmas markets at your own pace.

Dinner at a local restaurant
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel

This day is free at leisure, you can visit Topography of Terror (free of charge) and the Jewish Museum (with an allocated entry time).
Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel

Today, travel to Prague on a private coach. On arrival to your hotel, a local assistant will meet you for a short information session about Christmas markets, and you will also receive a city map. The remainder of day is free at leisure.

Dinner at a local restaurant
Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel

This morning, take a guided tour to see all the main sites of Prague – walk across Charles Bridge, visit the old square and the astronomical clock, etc. The afternoon is free to explore the Christmas markets at your own pace.
Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, visit the imposing Prague Castle complex, which includes St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane. The afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel

Today you will be transferred to Engelhartszell, ready for your Christmas Markets Cruise!

Switzerland

Post-Cruise Tour

Join Phil for an 8-night Swiss Winter Wonderland Tour!

from

$4,995

per person

Highlights

  • Experience traditional Christmas Markets in Zurich and Basel
  • Stay in romantic Lucerne with its famous Chapel Bridge
  • Travel on the famous Golden Pass train and visit Christmas Market in Montreux
  • Visit the “Top of the Europe”
  • Stay in the picturesque car free village of Zermatt at the foot of Mighty Matterhorn
  • Travel on the slowest express train in the world, The Glacier Express
  • Stay in the oldest city in Switzerland, Chur

Itinerary

Day 1
Upon arrival in Engelhartszell, the group will be picked up by a coach for transfer to the hotel in Zurich.

Enjoy your welcome drink upon arrival and if rooms are ready, you will be able to check-in.
Dinner and overnight in Zurich at Hotel Glockenhof (or similar)
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel

The group will explore the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Zurich with local guide on two hours walking tour.

Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Guests might want to use their free time to attend Christmas Market at Zurich Old Town.

Dinner and overnight in Zurich at Hotel Glockenhof (or similar)
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel

For your convenience, your luggage will be transferred separately, from your hotel in Zurich to your hotel in Lucene.

Lucerne is in Central Switzerland and surrounded by impressive panoramic mountain views. The famous medieval Chapel Bridge is considered one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe.

The group will enjoy 2 hours walking tour with local guide upon arrival.

Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Christmas Market in Lucerne is a unique experience not to be missed.

Dinner and overnight in Lucerne at Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar)
Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel

For your convenience, your luggage will be transferred separately, from your hotel in Lucerne to your hotel in Interlaken.

After breakfast, the group will board a direct train to Basel, Switzerland’s oldest university city. Clients will be meet by local guide, upon arrival and will continue with two hours walking city tour.
Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Clients will have time to attend Christmas Markets in Basel, these are considered the prettiest and largest in Switzerland.

After some time spend at Christmas markets, the group will board the train to Interlaken.

Enjoy some mulled wine welcome drink upon arrival to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Interlaken at Hotel Metropol (or similar)
Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel

Today the group will ascend to the Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch, by taking a cog train via Kleine Scheidegg.

Visitors can marvel at amazing Alpine views from various viewing platforms. Lunch at leisure.

Afternoon free at leisure to explore the resort of Interlaken on your own.

Dinner and overnight in Interlaken at Hotel Metropol (or similar)
Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel

The group will take a train to Zweisimmen in the morning, where they will board the Golden Pass panoramic express to Montreux.

For your convenience, your luggage will be transferred separately, from your hotel in Interlaken to your hotel in Zermatt.

Upon arrival there will be free time to enjoy lunch at leisure and to visit the Christmas Market.

The group will take a train to Zermatt via Visp, later in the afternoon.

Upon arrival enjoy some free time in this picturesque car free village laying at the foot of the Matterhorn.

The hotel can pick up the guests from the station (same the next day, transfers to station can be arranged).

Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at Hotel Sonne (or similar)
Day 7
Breakfast at the hotel

Today the group will enjoy excursion to Gornergrat in the morning, from where they will get the best view of the mighty Matterhorn.

The afternoon will be at leisure to enjoy this beautiful alpine village.

Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at Hotel Sonne (or similar)
Day 8
Breakfast at the hotel

For your convenience, your luggage will be transferred separately, from your hotel in Zermatt to your hotel in Chur.

The group will board the slowest express train in the world today.

The famous Glacier Express delights travellers with views of breath-taking scenery and unspoiled nature.

The journey will take the group from Zermatt to the city of Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland.

A delicious 3-course lunch will be served on board.

There will be free time on arrival to explore the Chur on your own.

Dinner and overnight in Chur at Hotel Romantik Stern (or similar)
Day 9
Breakfast at the hotel

Travel from Chur to Zurich airport by train for your return flight home.
Contact Information
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    East Fremantle, WA 6158
  • (08) 9339 0277
  • info@bictontravel.com.au

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Prices are per person, twin share, correct as of 07/07/20, do not include airfares.. *Prices are based on hotel mentioned in the itinerary (or similar) subject to availability at the time of reservation. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Christmas Market viewing is not guaranteed and are subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Tour escort is subject to minimum numbers. Should there be any increases in Government taxes, these may be passed on to the you. Should currencies fluctuate Bicton Travel may forward revised prices. Travel insurance is a requirement of travel, please ask for a quote. Gratuities are payable onboard A-ROSA. Full terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking.

Munich Pre-Cruise Stay
Prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation, including transfers, correct as of 07/07/20. Meals are included as detailed in the itinerary. Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Experts (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary. An initial non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due at the time of booking. Full payment is due by 16 August 2021. *Prices are based on hotel mentioned on the itinerary (or similar) subject to availability at the time of reservation. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Christmas Market viewing is not guaranteed and are subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Tour escort is subject to minimum numbers. Should there be any increases in Government taxes, these may be passed on to you. Should currencies fluctuate Bicton Travel may forward revised prices. Travel insurance is a requirement of travel, please ask for a quote. Full terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking.

Berlin & Prague Pre-Cruise Stay

Prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation, including transfers, correct as of 07/07/20. Meals are included as detailed in the itinerary. Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Experts (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary. An initial non-refundable deposit of $450 per person is due at the time of booking. Full payment is due by 16 August 2021. *Prices are based on hotel mentioned on the itinerary (or similar) subject to availability at the time of reservation. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Christmas Market viewing is not guaranteed and are subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Tour escort is subject to minimum numbers. Should there be any increases in Government taxes, these may be passed on to you. Should currencies fluctuate Bicton Travel may forward revised prices. Travel insurance is a requirement of travel, please ask for a quote. Full terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking.

Switzerland Post-Cruise Tour
Prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation, including transfers, correct as of 07/07/20. Meals are included as detailed in the itinerary. Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Experts (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary. An initial non-refundable deposit of $450 per person is due at the time of booking. Full payment is due by 16 August 2021. *Prices are based on hotel mentioned on the itinerary (or similar) subject to availability at the time of reservation. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Christmas Market viewing is not guaranteed and are subject to change due to climate/weather conditions. Tour escort is subject to minimum numbers. Should there be any increases in Government taxes, these may be passed on to you. Should currencies fluctuate Bicton Travel may forward revised prices. Travel insurance is a requirement of travel, please ask for a quote. Full terms and conditions will be provided at the time of booking.