Luxury European river cruise operator Amras has rebranded as Amadeus River Cruises, with a mission to provide the same high-end luxury voyages at significantly reduced prices than its competitors for the 2017 season, and beyond.
McLachlan Tours, Australia’s exclusive wholesaler for Amadeus River Cruises, is offering a 15% earlybird discount to those who book before 30 November 2016 to celebrate the launch of the new brand, which is committed to allowing guests maximum flexibility in tailoring their own European adventures.
Gil McLachlan, CEO of McLachlan Travel Group, said: “What differentiates Amadeus River Cruises from many of its competitors, is the fact guests can choose whether to purchase an all-inclusive package, or to explore ports by themselves and create their own adventure”.
“With every cruise purchased, gourmet dining on board is included, as well as free-flowing beer, local wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; however, guests are now invited to create their own on-shore experiences -or to choose from a range of ‘aÌ la carte’ shore excursion packages.”
“With intimate ships full of welcoming spaces – all river-view staterooms, charming common areas, a sun deck and Lido-Bar as well as a hair salon and spa – the Amadeus River Cruises offering has been designed to provide the perfect balance of fascinating activities and inviting ways to relax and soak up Europe’s most beautiful and cultural sights and attractions, at an unbeatable price.”
Highlights and themed cruises include:
8-day Tulip Serenade, Amsterdam to Amsterdam – Tulip themed cruise series
Celebrating Springtime in Holland and Belgium, Amadeus River Cruises is offering a series of seven Tulip themed cruises from 6 April to 9 May 2017, taking in one of the world’s largest flower gardens, Keukenhof, also known as the ‘Garden of Europe’ in bloom, together with the beauty and riches of Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges.
Prices from: AU$2335 per person, based on double occupancy – now available at the special earlybird rate from $1985 pp.
8-day Classical Danube, Passau to Budapest (and reverse) – including two special Classical Music cruises
Explore medieval abbeys, Imperial Vienna, the spectacular Wachau wine region, and the Eastern European jewels of Bratislava, Esztergom, and Budapest on a journey designed to uncover the Old World heart of Europe.
Twelve ‘Classical Danube’ cruises are available from 13 April to 14 October 2017, as well as two special ‘Classical Music on the Danube’ sailings, which have been specially crafted for lovers of classical music, with special programmes on board and ashore, including highlight performances in the world famous opera houses of Budapest and Vienna – departing on 6 April and 26 October 2017.
Prices from: AU$1835 per person, based on double occupancy – now available at the special earlybird rate from $1560 pp.
8-day Paris, Normandy & The River Seine, Paris to Paris
Following the Seine north from Paris, we’ll encounter idyllic towns and landscapes that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro, and Monet; explore ancient fortifications scarred by centuries of conflict, and even venture to the Beaches of Normandy – the beginning of the final act of Europe’s last great conflict. Twelve sailings are available, with departures from 30 March to 26 October 2017.
Prices from: AU$2650 per person, based on double occupancy – now available at the special earlybird rate from $2253pp.
15-day Cruise Across Europe’s Legendary Waterways, Amsterdam to Budapest (and reverse)
The castles lining the banks of the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers are living testaments to the splendour of European history, and there is no better way to explore the highlights of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary –than aboard this Amadeus cruise.
Five sailings are available, with departures from 5 May to 21 October 2017.
Prices from: AU$5165 per person, based on double occupancy – now available at the special earlybird rate from $4,390 pp.
Amadeus River Cruises fares include:
ü Spacious all river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or panoramic floor to ceiling drop-down windows;
ü Bottled water in your cabin, replenished daily;
ü Gourmet dining on-board with all meals included, and free-flowing beer, local wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner;
ü All on-board entertainment including nightly live music, cooking demonstrations, and lectures;
ü Complimentary Wi-Fi, in-stateroom infotainment centre, bicycles, audio headsets;
ü All local taxes and port charges;
ü Services of an experienced English-speaking Cruise Director and on-board Concierge;
For more information on Amadeus River Cruises, or to book, visit amadeus-rivercruises.com.au or call 1300-269-228
McLachlan Tours also offers the opportunity to pair an Amadeus River Cruise with a land tour taking in the key battlefields of the Western Fronts in France and Belgium, operated by Australia’s leading war history tour operator, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours. 2017 marks the Centenary Anniversaries of the Battles of Bullecourt and Passchendaele in April and October respectively, providing a key time to visit this region.
For more information on Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, visit battlefields.com.au