Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Early Birds Catch the Discount European River Cruises

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Early Birds Catch the Discount European River Cruises

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RIVER cruising especially in Europe has become so popular over the past few years that they are filling 2019 departures with fly-free deals, discounted offers on premium economy and business class airfares.

Offers that include paying 2018 prices for travel in 2019 type deals. However be quick as most of these deals finish at the end of April. So don't miss out if you are considering a river cruise in 2019.

A lot of the clients we are booking onto these cruises are clients that have done the Coach Tour of Europe and are now looking to go back and do something different. The itineraries that are on offer are vast and many of the cruising itineraries are based on the Rhine, Danube and Neckar Rivers.

Country specific river cruising is also on the rise with the same standard of ship that you would experience on your traditional 15-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Spain, France and Germany are just a couple of countries where you will be able to tour the vineyards and castle of just one country. The traditional cruise itinerary will take a leisurely 15 days and leave you well and truly feeling like you have had a holiday by the end of it. (I forgot to mention all meals are generally included so you can expect to add a kilo of two whilst on board).

The cruise companies also have options available to you where you can spend a few days either side of your cruise seeing different cities, like Prague, Budapest Amsterdam or even Paris. As long as you are on the ship the day that it is due to leave, the options are endless.

There are a lot of reputable companies catering for all standards of cruising from three-star accommodation to top of the line five-star cruising.

Grafton Travel sells a lot of Australian Scenic Tours, APT Tours, Evergreen and Travelmarvel. All are Australian companies and they have a very good reputation for quality and service. …

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