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2019 - 2020

Cruises


22 Years of Quality Travel - 1997 to 2019 Dear ‘Voyager’

Rail Travel with GN Voyages

I love cruising - with guests, family and friends, on oceans

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and rivers, I find it an extra

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special way to holiday. Unlike its Ocean counterpart, river cruising is guaranteed to be a smooth ride - there’s certainly no need to batten down the hatches on Europe’s calm and tranquil waterways where ships glide along almost inperceptively. There’s also no need to wear your hiking boots on board - you can amble between your cabin, the sun deck, the restaurant, your favourite window seat in the lounge and the shore in just a few paces. We’ve been in business since 1997, so you can rest assured our cruises come with plenty of experience and know how. We are passionate about what we do and we believe in quality, personal service, value for money and above all - fun. You’re in safe hands too, as all our cruises are fully bonded and protected against financial loss, so you can book with confidence that your money is safe. Not all holiday companies can provide this guarantee, but we are pleased to say that peace of mind is part of the package at GN Holidays & Voyages with every aspect of your holiday managed by us - something you don’t get with D.I.Y travel. We look forward to welcoming you on board. Perry Mahoney GN Holidays & GN Voyages Founder & Managing Director

Booking is easy - call. .

01895 83 33 33 and quote the holiday code We are open 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays

More holiday details online. .

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Flight options also available

ST PANCRAS DEPARTURES Departure times range from early morning to mid afternoon (see

For your comfort and convenience

itinerary), with check-in closing at least

we can arrange overnight hotels

1 hour before the train departs - exact

near St Pancras station before and

times confirmed to us 8 weeks before

after your holiday. Hotels range from 2 to 4 star. Please call for

travel. Champagne check-in opens 2 hours before departure. Please bear this in mind when planning your journey to

availability and prices.

EBBSFLEET DEPARTURES Selected departures can also be joined at Ebbsfleet (see itineraries). Note: Due to timetable restrictions, on some departures you may need to travel unescorted on Eurostar before joining the escorted main group in Lille, Paris or Brussels. The inbound Eurostar may also be unescorted. A supplement may also apply to these departures.

St Pancras.

EUROSTAR & EUROPEAN TRAINS From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 1 hour 40 minutes to Lille and around 2 hours 15 minutes to Brussels and Paris. At these cities we board our coach and continue to the

TRAVEL & LUGGAGE

ship, or connect with the European

There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase/holdall with built in WHEELS weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person - Plus ONE small shoulder bag/holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable.

rail network including the TGV for

You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.

southern France, Thalys & Intercity for northern Europe, and the Thello sleeper train for Italy. Plenty of time is allowed to ensure onward trains are boarded comfortably and at a relaxed pace, or an overnight stay en route may be included for your comfort and enjoyment. On board the Eurostar you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraftstyle seat. You’ll also find a buffet car serving hot & cold beverages and snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board. European trains are modern and comfortable with a range of facilities depending on route and destinations.

IMPORTANT Please Help us to Help You All prices are per person and based on 2 persons sharing the included accommodation, single accommodation available for a supplement, and were correct at time of printing. Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions. All holidays are organised and operated by GN Holidays & Voyages, 3 Station Approach, Higher Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5EL, ABTA Y0291 & ATOL9362 protected.

In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and/or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice. We must stress that in our experience these holidays are not suitable for

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users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

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Cruises 2019 - 2020 - Contents -

Private & Exclusive Charters

Cruise

Ship

Andre Rieu New Year Concert MS Verdi**** Amsterdam & Rotterdam Cruise - NOT GN PRIVATE CHARTER 4 days - 10 January 2020

Rhine in Flames,Wine & Moselle River Cruise

8 days - 17 Sept 2020

4-Star Dreamers Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways

5 days - 20 April 2020

Danube River Cruise

8 days - 13 June & 19 October 2020

Dreamers Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways

5 days - 20 April 2020

Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

7 days - 10 October 2020

Three Countries & Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise

5 days - 7 December 2019

Ulitimate Everlys & Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise 5 days - 2 December 2019

Rhine New Year Party River Cruise

5 days - 29 December 2019

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MS Carmen****

6

MS Carmen****

7

MS Verdi****

8

MV Prinses Christina***

10

MV Prinses Christina***

8 days -June & July October 2020 - NOT GN PRIVATE CHARTER

Sounds of the 60s & 70s Rhine Cruise

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MV Prinses Christina***

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12

MS Swiss Pearl****

14

MS Switzerland II****

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MS Switzerland II****

For other Holidays by GN Holidays & Voyages ask for a copy of our Escorted Holidays brochure Call 01895 83 33 33 or email: info@gnholidays.com for your free copy

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MS Carmen★★★★ MS Verdi ★★★★

GN Holidays & Voyages is chartering the elegant four-star sister ships, MS Carmen and Ms Verdi for some exclusive cruises in 2020. Both ships - identical in everything but name - were fully renovated to a great standard in 2016. They accommodate 136 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, all freshly renovated with double and twin hotel style beds. The impressive Reception on Upper deck includes a hotel style lift which goes from the upper deck to the lower deck. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. There is also a Sun deck with sun loungers which partly covered with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.

Upper Deck cabin

Restaurant The restaurant on the Upper Deck features large picture windows and is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus four course lunches and dinners served at your table. Leisure facilities In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library and seating area. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort. Decks & Cabins Cabins all have window, TV, safe, hair dryer, individually, controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC. They have double/twin hotel style beds, except the singles which have a single bed and sofa. Cabins are situated over three decks with a choice of A-grade French Balcony, B&C grade 1/2 French Balcony, D-grade Fixed window or E-grade singles with small window.

Restaurant

UPPER DECK - The upper deck is split-level with all A-grade *French Balcony cabins situated in the highest part of the ship. The restaurant, at the rear of the ship, is accessed directly from here down 3 small steps. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here down 8 steps or via elevator. *French Balconies look and act like a regular balcony, with the only exception being that there is a railing placed directly behind the glass, meaning you cannot step out onto a separate space. The glass is almost full cabin width and height with sliding door.

Lobby

MIDDLE DECK - The middle deck is split-level with B&C-grade ** 1/2 French Balcony cabins situated between the restaurant and reception. The restaurant is accessed directly from here up 12 steps, or you can take the elevator from reception and enter via the upper deck. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here up 7 steps or via elevator. Dgrade cabins with fixed picture window (does not open) are at the front of the ship below the bar/lounge with access from the reception via 15 steps or elevator. ** 1/2 French Balconies have a cabin width sliding window from waist height up with an external guard rail at chest height. LOWER DECK - The lower deck has 10 E-grade single cabins (no supplement) situated mid-ships below the reception with access via 15 steps or elevator. Ship’s stats Length: 114 metres • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 136 • Passengers decks: 4 Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.

Mid Deck standard front cabin

Sun Deck

4

Single cabin

Lounge

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Andre Rieu New Ye Year Concert - Amsterdam & Rotterdam Cruise & Stay v06-11

BY RAIL OR AIR

FULL BOARD P LU S FREE DRINKS 4 Days from £799pp

Amsterdam

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oin us in Amsterdam for the New Year Concert with world

famous violinist Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra and choir. We stay on board the 4 star MS Verdi in Amsterdam on full board which will host you in comfort and style including all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch and dinner, and at the bar from 6pm to midnight. As well as the concert we have time in Amsterdam and sail to Rotterdam where

we

spend

our

final

aft fternoon and evening.

Travel by rail from St Pancras P direct to Amsterdam, altern natively fly to Amsterdam from a choice c of UK airports - see flight options o right. The return train will be b via Brussels Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Amsterd dam Depart from St Pancras to Amsterdam on a direct (no changes, no Ebbsfle eet) escorted mid-morning train. Or depart from yyour chosen airport p to o Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Verdi. Dinner and free drin nks on board. Overnight in Amsterdam. Day 2: Amsterdam Morning at leisure in n Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Early dinner on board be efore a short transfer to the Ziggo Dome for the Andre Rieu concertt. Aft fterwards transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Amsterdam.

arrive after lunch on board. Free afternoon in Rottterdam or join the optional walking tour. Dinner and free drinks on board. Overnight in Rotterdam. Day 4: Rotterdam to UK Aft fter breakfast we disembark and transfer to Rotterdam Central station to take the train to Brussels, continuing by Eurostar to St Pancras arriving late aft fternoon. Or,r, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your flight to the UK.

2020 - 10 January - Tour AR1 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras to Amsterdam OR return flights - see below, supp’t may apply • 3-nights full board plus on the MS

Optional Excursions:

Verdi in a single lower deck cabin

• Amsterdam canal cruise £20pp

or sharing a front mid-deck

• OR Amsterdam guided walking

double/twin-bed cabin - upgrades

tour £15pp • Rotterdam guided walking tour £15pp

available for twin/double cabins • Reserved seat at Andre Rieu concert and transfers

NOTE: This is not n a GN exclusive charter. Enterttainment will be

• Beerr,, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from

music by the on-board musician.

Day 3: Amsterdam to t Rotterdam Early morning sailing to Rotterdam where we w

6pm to midnight at the bar • Transfers abroad • Services of our TTo our Manager

MS V Ve erdi Deck Plan & Cabin Prices

FLIGHT INFORMAATTION & OPTIONS

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Fully renovated in 2016, the ms V Ve erdi accommodates 136 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, with single, double and twin hotel style beds.

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The impressive Reception, with a hotel style lifftt to the upper deck and lower decks, adjoins the spacious lounge with barr,, and easy chairs.

Lower Deck

Suite/Cabin Grade: A tUwpipneorrDdeocukbflreench balcony

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£949pp

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Mid Deck Standard Front

£799pp

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony £899pp

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Lower Deck Single Cabins

£799pp

More details on page 4 of this brochure.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@holidays.com

Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t. • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person -weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 60 minutes each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Rhine in Flames, Wine & Moselle River Cruise

BY R A I L O R A I R v05-11

F U L L B O A R D P LU S

Free Drinks Over 40s Only

Overnight in Cologne. ach Day 2 : Cologne to Anderna Earlyy morning g we begin g our cruise to Andernach, a quiet riversside town with winding streets and historic architecture. Explore on your own or jo oin our optional guided walking tour. Entertaainment and free drinks in the lounge. Overnight in Andernach.

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his fabulous cruise takes in the Rhine R and Moselle Rivers, St Goar wine fesstival and the ‘Fireworks on the Middle Rhine’ display. Our exclusively chartered four starr ship MS C Carmen provides id 136 guests with i h a friendly f i dl crew, great food, super service, entertainment and spacious en-suite cabins all with picture window or French balcony. With visits to Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Andernach and Boppard, this is a magical river voyage. Every September the sister towns of St. Goar with castle Rheinfels and St. Goarshausen with the castles Katz (cat) and Maus (mouse), celebrate their yearly wine festival. A highlight of the celebrations is the ‘Rhine in Flames - Night of the Lorelei Rock’ fireworks display and flotilla of illuminated riverboats. Itinerary: i Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on the Eurostar to Brussels, arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MS Carmen. Alternatively travel to and from Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Cologne before dinner. Entertainment and free drinks in the lounge.

Upper Deck

Entertainment

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER

Cochem

Day 3: Andernach to Boppa ard This morning we sail for Boppard B arriving early afternoon. The town’s treasures t include romantic squares and small lanes as well as the Rhine Allee (Riverside Prromenade), filled with trees and flowers. Aftter an early two course dinner we transfer by coach to St Goar (around 20 minutes drive), a delightful g town with small lanes and the Casttle Rheinfels. You can enjoy one of the highlights of the year in St Goar, the Wine Festivall in the market square, followed by the Rhine R in Flames festival when the night skky erupts into a million stars with a spectaacular fireworks display. Return to Boppard for evening snacks and free drinks in the lounge. Overnight in Boppard Day 4: Boppard to Rüdeshe eim This morning we sail through the Middle Rhine passing countless caastles, fortresses and sleepy hamlets in the e narrowest and deepest p part of the river, marked byy the p legendary Lorelei Rock arrivving Rüdesheim mid-afternoon. Our optionaal 2-hour guided town walk includes the cable car to the Niederwald Monument. Alternatively, our optional tour by land train takes us from the ship through the vineyards and town to the famous Drosselgasse - a uniq que cobbled lane just 144 metres long, paccked with bars, restaurants and live music - to enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kafffee made with Asbach brandy. Entertain nment and free

MS Carmen Deck Plan & Cabin Prices

drinks in the Rüdesheim.

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8 Days from £1299pp Overnight

Day y 5: Rüdesheim to o Cochem Early morning we sail back through the middle Rhine to the tranquil Moselle river with rolling vineyards and lush greenery. Arriving in Cochem early to mid-afternoon there is time to explore on your own, or join our optional excursion of a guided town walking tour of the town with an included wine tasting, a chance to try 5 wines of this unique region. Wine tasting only also available. Entertainment and free drinks in the lounge. Overnight in Cochem. Day 6: Cochem to Koblenz Early morning we set sail for Koblenz arriving early afternoon. You will be free to explore on your own, we recommend taking the cable car over the Rhine to the imposing Ehrenbreitstein fortress, or join our optional walking tour of the town. Entertainment and free drinks in the lounge. Overnight in Koblenz. Day 7: Ko Koblenz to Cologne We sail from Koblenz in the early morning enjoying a relaxing day on board, before arriving in Cologne early afternoon. Time perhaps to visit the magnificent gothic Cathedral before a farewell dinner on board. Entertainment and free drinks in the lounge. Overnight in Cologne. Day 8: Cologne to UK After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK. Note: Order of excursions subj bject to change depending on local conditions.

• OR Cochem 5 wine e tasting £25

B

6

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony £1499pp

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony Rear £1399pp Mid Deck Standard Front

£1299pp

Lower Deck Single Cabins

£1299pp

• Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights with luggage to Cologne - see below • 7 nights full board plus cruise on the MS Carmen in a single lower deck cabin or sharing a front mid-deck double/twin-bed cabin - upgrades available for twin/double cabins • Welcome drink on arrival • Beer, wine & soft drinks served at lunch and dinner and from 6pm to 11pm at the bar • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries • Buffffet breakfasts • 4 course lunches and dinners served at your table • Late night snacks • Captain’s dinner - 5 courses • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director and Host on Board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices.

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• Cochem Walking to our & 5 Wine tasting £40

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INCLUDED:

FLIGHT INFORMAATTION & OPTIONS

•K Ko oblenz guided walk £18pp Suite/Cabin Grade: pper Deck french balcony £1599pp A U twin or double

DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp

• Andernach guide ed walk 1.5hrs £18pp

• OR Rüdesheim guided walk & cable car to Niederwald Monu ument - 2hrs £30pp

Lower Deck

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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Rüdesheim Highlig ghts - land train tour to Drosselgasse & Rü üdesheimer Kaffee £40pp

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Excursions must be e booke ked prior to departure. 10% exccursion discount when you pre-book 1 in every town above. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

• Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t. • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 2 hours each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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4-star Dreamers, Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v13-08

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only Entertainment

Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens

Cruise Coach

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oin us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the 4 star MS Carmen with a visit to Keukenhof gardens plus entertainment every night including two nights with The Dreamers and free drinks.

Holland in springtime is a mesmerising feast for the senses with gardens and fields bursting with tulips and, daffodils, hyacinths and more. There is time to explore the canals, museums and flower markets of Amsterdam, plus Enkhuizen, Volendam and Hoorn. Travel by rail from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam, either escorted via Brussels, or un-escorted on an early *direct train. Alternatively fly to Amsterdam from a choice of UK airports - see flight options right. The 4* MS Carmen will host you in comfort and style including all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch and dinner, and at the bar from 6pm to midnight. Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963 – Freddie and The Dreamers – The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the 60s music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were inevitable but one member, Alan Mosca, remains in the band today. Alan was alongside Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage

Upper Deck

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER

with Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Searchers and others. Alan is joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin, who have toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. Newest member Nicky Walker also a seasoned professional who toured the UK and Abroad as a session musician and his own unique Buddy Holly tribute show. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Amsterdam Depart from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam on an escorted morning train via Brussels, or un-escorted from St Pancras on an early morning *direct train. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Carmen. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam. *Direct, un-escorted train from St Pancras to Amsterdam has an estimated check-in time of 7am arriving Amsterdam around 1pm where you may not be able to board the ship until 3pm. Joining at Ebbsfleet not available on this route. Return train is indirect via Brussels with an escort. Day 2: Amsterdam to Enkhuizen Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways, distinctive architecture and cafe culture. With the world's highest museum density the city is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world- famous Nightwatch. Midday sailing with lunch to Enkhuizen,

MS Carmen Deck Plan & Cabin Prices

arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by and perhaps visit the Zuiderzee folklore culture museum. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Enkhuizen. Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn Short sailing to Hoorn, arriving mid-morning. This historic city has a unique waterside location and an atmospheric and diverse shopping centre. Lunch on board. Optional (included) afternoon coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Overnight in Hoorn. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Hoorn. Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof - departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even cruise through the bulbfields in electric powered ‘whisper boats’ (not included). We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. Those who do not want to visit Keukenhof can cruise from Hoorn to Amsterdam on MS Carmen. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam. Day 5: Amsterdam to UK After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station to take an escorted morning train to Brussels where we board Eurostar to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras arriving late afternoon. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Amsterdam canal cruise £15pp

5 Days from £899pp DATES - CODE 2020 - 20 April - Tour AM4 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam OR return flights with luggage - see below • 4-nights full board plus cruise on the MS Carmen in a single lower deck cabin or sharing a front middeck double/twin-bed cabin upgrades available for twin/double cabins • Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries • Buffet breakfasts • Lunches - 4 courses • Dinners served at your table - 4 courses • Late night snacks • Captain’s dinner - 5 courses • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on Board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices.

• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £15pp

Keukenhof Gardens

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t.

Mid Deck

Lower Deck

Suite/Cabin Grade: Deck french balcony £1199pp A Upper twin or double

B

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony £1099pp

C D E

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony Rear £999pp Mid Deck Standard Front

£899pp

Lower Deck Single Cabins

£899pp

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person -weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 60 minutes each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@gnvoyages.co.uk

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Danube River Cruise 2020

BY AIR v05-11

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only

Vienna

Entertainment

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER

Salzburg

DATE - CODE

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oin us for a fun packed cruise on the famous Blue Danube visiting a new destination each day. With a tremendous variety of scenery, historic cities, romantic towns, superb architecture and cultural jewels, Europe’s second longest river offers an incomparable river cruising experience. Ports of call include magnificent Vienna, Bratislava, Melk, and Budapest and, Linz as well as an opportunity to visit to Salzburg. Our exclusively chartered, four star ship MS Verdi, provides 136 guests with a friendly crew, great food, free drinks, super service, entertainment and spacious en-suite cabins all with picture windows. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Budapest Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Budapest – flight duration around 2½ hours. Transfer to the MS Verdi and check in to our cabin for our seven night cruise. Overnight in Budapest. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 2: Budapest Today we have a full day in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you can explore both sides of Hungary’s capital – traditional ‘Buda’ and the more cosmopolitan ‘Pest’, known as the Pearl of the Danube. Early evening we set sail for Bratislava. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 3: Bratislava Bratislava is described as ‘The Beauty on the Danube’, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and on the banks of this stunning river, on the border with Austria. The Slovakian Capital is one of the youngest in the world and quickly developing with a mix of both old and new highlights including stunning 18th Century

2020 - 13 June

Tour DB6

2020 - 19 October Tour DB10-2 DEPOSIT: £200pp INCLUDED: Squares and spires, the old town and the castle of Bratislava which dominates the skyline. This evening we sail into lower Austria as the captain skilfully navigates the winding river and several locks as we enjoy free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 4: Dürnstein The town of Dürnstein is crowned by the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Enjoy wandering around the cobbled streets and admiring the pretty courtyards and buildings. In the afternoon we set sail for Linz. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 5: Linz & Salzburg Today is at leisure in Linz or you can join the excursion to Salzburg, a city famous for Mozart and the Sound of Music. Here you can visit the sites associated to the composer or join a tour visiting the settings for the musical. Afterwards you will have time for strolling around this amazing city. Return to the ship for our overnight sailing to Melk. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 6: Melk This morning we visit the small town of Melk which lies in the beautiful Wachau Valley. Here you can visit the Benedictine Abbey, one of the most famous monastic houses in

Austria which has been occupied by monks for over 900 years. Rejoin the ship and continue our cruise towards Vienna arriving in the evening. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 7: Vienna We spend today experiencing the delights of Vienna. Grand palaces, baroque castles, magnificent squares and grand monuments are just some of the key features of this beautiful city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early evening we cast off and cruise towards Budapest. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board. Day 8: Budapest to UK Today we disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest airport for our return flight to the UK. Note: Order of excursions subject to change depending on local conditions. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Budapest Ciy Tour

£24pp

• Bratislava guided tour

£18pp

• Melk Abbey • Salzburg ‘Sound of Music Tour’ • Vienna Ciy Tour

£25pp £35pp £24pp

Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 5% excursion discount when you pre-book all of the above. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

MS Verdi Deck Plan & Cabin Prices Upper Deck

8 Days from £1399pp

Suite/Cabin Grade:

A

Upper Deck french balcony twin or double

• Return flights with luggage to Budapest - see below • 7 nights full board plus cruise on the MS Verdi in a single lower deck cabin or sharing a front middeck double/twin-bed cabin upgrades available for twin/double cabins • Welcome drink on arrival • Beer, wine & soft drinks served at lunch and dinner and from 6pm to 11pm at the bar • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries • Buffet breakfasts • Lunches - 4 courses • Dinners served at your table - 4 courses • Late night snacks • Captain’s dinner - 5 courses • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on Board

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS June / Oct £1749pp / £1699pp

Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline,

B

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony

£1649pp / £1599pp

outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference.

Mid Deck

C

Mid Deck ½ French Balcony Rear

All are subject to availability at time of £1549pp / £1499pp

booking and some may have a supp’t. •• Flights include 1 checked in bag

D Lower Deck

Mid Deck Standard Front

(usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 £1449pp / £1399pp

carry on bag per person - weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 3 hours each way.

E

Lower Deck Single Cabins

£1449pp / £1399pp

• Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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MV Prinses Christina★ ★ ★

GN Holidays & Voyages is delighted to offer a selection of cruises on-board the popular MV Prinses Christina. This 3-star ship accommodates just 107 guests offering a cosy and intimate experience as you relax while Europe’s most historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by. The ship’s crew are well-known for their friendliness and ability to make guests feel truly at home. Lounge

There will be time for your own sightseeing ashore, or choose from our great value range of optional excursions, as each day she moors at a different "port of call" on carefully planned itineraries. Lounge The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering panoramic views. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily in the lounge. There is a

Restaurant

stairlift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from the main deck to the restaurant on the cabin deck. The large sun deck is partially covered. Restaurant The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the Cabin deck. All cruises on board the MV Prinses Christina start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Guests

Bar

enjoy three-course lunches and four-course dinners with table service and a choice of menu. On the last night of the cruise guests are invited to a special five-course Captain’s dinner. Cabins The cabins on the MV Prinses Christina were renovated at the beginning of 2012. All 54 river-view cabins have air-conditioning, shower and toilet, two single beds and

The Bridge

satellite TV. Standard cabins are located on all three decks with deluxe cabins available on the main and promenade decks. Ship’s stats Length: 70.6 metres • Breadth: 9.22 metres • Passenger Capacity: 107 • Officers & Crew: 24 • Passenger decks: 3 • Standard cabin area: 8 sq m • Deluxe cabin area: 9 - 12 sq m • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck & from main deck to the restaurant

Standard cabin

Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@holidays.com

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Dreamers, Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v13-08

Dutch Bulbfield

FULL BOARD PLUS

Amsterdam

Free Drinks Over 40s Only

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Cruise Coach

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oin us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the MV Prinses Christina with entertainment every night including two nights with The Dreamers and free drinks. Holland in springtime is a mesmerising feast for the senses with gardens and fields bursting with tulips and, daffodils, hyacinths and more. A visit to Keukenhof Gardens, with its magnificent floral displays, is included. There is time to explore the canals, museums and flower markets of Amsterdam, plus Enkhuizen, Volendam and Hoorn. Travel by rail from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam, either escorted via Brussels, or un-escorted on an early *direct train. Alternatively fly to Amsterdam from a choice of UK airports - see flight options right. Our exclusive river cruiser will host you in comfort and style with all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch, dinner and at the bar from 6pm to midnight. Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963 – Freddie and The Dreamers – The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the 60s music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were inevitable but one member, Alan Mosca, remains in the band today. Alan was alongside Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage

with Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Searchers and others. Alan is joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin, who have toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. Newest member Nicky Walker also a seasoned professional who toured the UK and Abroad as a session musician and his own unique Buddy Holly tribute show. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties.

traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by and perhaps visit the Zuiderzee folklore culture museum. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Enkhuizen.

Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Amsterdam Depart from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam on an escorted morning train via Brussels, or un-escorted from St Pancras on an early morning *direct train. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival we transfer to the MV Prinses Christina. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even sail around Keukenhof through the bulbfields in socalled ‘whisper boats’ (not included). Powered by electric engines, they are environmentally friendly and almost silent. We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board and cruise to Amsterdam. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

*Direct, un-escorted train from St Pancras to Amsterdam has an estimated check-in time of 7am arriving Amsterdam around 1pm where you may not be able to board the ship until 3pm. Joining at Ebbsfleet not available on this route. Return train is indirect via Brussels with an escort. Day 2: Amsterdam to Enkhuizen Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways, distinctive architecture and cafe culture. With the world's highest museum density the city is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world- famous Nightwatch. Midday sailing with lunch to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen see the

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn This morning we sail to Hoorn, a buzzing historic city with a unique waterside location. Hoorn’s atmospheric and diverse shopping centre attracts thousands of visitors each year. This afternoon there is an optional coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Hoorn.

Day 5: Amsterdam to UK After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station where we take a morning train to Brussels Midi. Here we connect with Eurostar to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras where we expect to arrive late afternoon. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for a return flight to the UK.

Entertainment

5 Days from £599pp DATES - CODE 2020 - 20 April - Tour BD4 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam OR return flights with luggage - see below • 4-night full board plus cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin-bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar • Entertainment • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Morning coffee & afternoon tea • Captain’s dinner • Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens • Transfers in Amsterdam on arrival and departure days • Services of our Cruise Director on board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

to 4-star options - call for

• Amsterdam canal cruise £15pp

availability and prices.

• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £15pp

The MV Prinses Christina

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t.

The Restaurant Deck Price pp Cabin Deck Standard ...................................................................................................................... £599 Main Deck Standard ....................................................................................................................... £699 Main Deck De-Luxe ......................................................................................................................... £749 Main Deck De-Luxe-plus ............................................................................................................... £799 Promenade Deck Standard .......................................................................................................... £849 Promenade Deck Deluxe ............................................................................................................... £899 Promenade Deck Deluxe-plus ..................................................................................................... £949

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The lounge

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person -weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 60 minutes each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v23-07

FULL BOARD

The Rhine Gorge

Come with us on a relaxing river cruise on the majestic Rhine and beautiful Moselle rivers in southern Germany. Travel by rail or air to join the cruise in Cologne. Relax on board the MV Prinses Christina as she glides silkily past romantic hilltop castles, picturesque vineyards and historic riverside towns including Andernach, Cochem, Boppard, Rudesheim, Koblenz, and Konigswinter. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedded cabins with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day included as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne. Day 2: Cologne to Andernach Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet country town with winding streets and historic architecture, far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach. Day 3: Andernach to Cochem We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Here we head

west along the magical Moselle to Cochem, arriving early afternoon. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses, historic market place and magnificent Reichsburg castle must be seen. Explore on your own or join our optional excursion to Reichsburg Castle followed by a 5 wine tasting. Overnight in Cochem. Day 4: Cochem to Boppard Depart Cochem during breakfast and cruise to Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside town’s. We arrive in Boppard midafternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard. Day 5: Boppard to Rüdesheim This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music - where we enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim. Day 6: Rüdesheim to Koblenz This morning we sail to Koblenz where we arrive early afternoon. Explore on your own, take the cable car over the Rhine to the imposing Ehrenbreitstein fortress surely one of the area’s greatest attractions, or join our optional walking tour of the town. Overnight in Koblenz. Day 7: Koblenz to Konigswinter & Cologne During breakfast we cruise to Konigswinter where we have the morning

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

8 Days from £999pp

The Koblenz Cable Car

to explore. Situated at the foot of the Drachenfels Mountain, it is set between the Rhine Valley and Siebengebirge “Seven Hills”. Our optional excursion takes us by land train and Germany’s oldest cog railway to the top of the mountain with spectacular views of the Rhine valley below. During the afternoon we sail to Cologne, arriving mid-afternoon. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight in Cologne. Day 8: Cologne to UK After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp • Cochem walking tour & 5 wine tasting £29pp • Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp • Rüdesheim Highlights - land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £29pp • Koblenz guided walking tour £10pp • Konigswinter Highlights - land train & cog railway to Drachenfels £24pp • Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book at least 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers. The MV Prinses Christina

DATES - CODES 2020 - 6 June 18 July

Tour RH6-5 Tour RH7-1

DEPOSIT: By rail £100pp By air £150pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights with luggage to Cologne - see below • 7-night full-board cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Cup of coffee/tea each morning and afternoon • Captain’s dinner • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board OPTIONS: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted, Edinburgh • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

Friendly Crew Deck Price pp Cabin Deck Standard (LSTD) Main Deck Standard (MSTD) Main Deck De-Luxe (MDEL) Promenade Deck Standard (PRSTD) Promenade Deck De-Luxe (PRDEL)

2019 £ 899 £ 999 £ 1099 £1199 £1299

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2020 £ 999 £ 1099 £ 1199 £ 1299 £ 1399

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Flight time around 2hrs each way

The lounge

• Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@holidays.com

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Fun & Friendly Rhine Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v05-11

Boppard

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only Entertainment

Bacharach

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER

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oin us for an exclusive, fun-packed Rhine cruise visiting Andernach, Boppard, Bacharach, Rudesheim and Cologne on the cosy and friendly threestar ship MV Prinses Christina. Enjoy entertainment every night from game shows to quizzes with our host, to live music from the resident musician plus a guest vocalist on one or two nights. With selected free drinks at lunch and dinner, and every night at the bar, plus full board meals included this relaxed and informal cruise is great value too. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne or Dusseldorf by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne. Day 2: Cologne to Andernach Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet riverside town with winding streets and historic architecture,

far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach.

enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim.

Day 3: Andernach to Boppard We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside towns. We arrive in Boppard mid-afternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard.

Day 6: Rüdesheim to Cologne This morning we sail to Cologne, arriving after lunch. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight sailing to Dusseldorf.

Day 4: Boppard to Bacharach This morning we sail to Bacharach, arriving early afternoon. Said to be one of the prettiest of the Rhine Villages, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and historic market place make it a must see town. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour followed by a wine tasting. Overnight in Bacharach. Day 5: Bacharach to Rüdesheim This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music - where we

Day 7: Dusseldorf to UK After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne or Dusseldorf airport for your flight back to the UK. Note: Order of excursions subject to change depending on local conditions.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS • Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp • Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp • Bacharach walking tour & 5 wine tasting £40pp • Rüdesheim Highlights - land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £40pp • Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book at all 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

MV PRINSES CHRISTINA Deck Plan & Cabin prices

7 Days from £999pp DATES - CODES 2020 -10 October

Tour RH10 -4

DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights with luggage to Cologne or Dusseldorf - see below • 6-night full board plus cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin-bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck - upgrades available • Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar • Entertainment • Welcome cocktail on arrival • Cup of coffee/tea each morning and afternoon • Captain’s dinner • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Director on board OPTIONS: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted, Newcastle • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

Deck Price pp 2020 Cabin Deck Standard ......................................................................................................................£ 999 Main Deck Standard .......................................................................................................................£1049 Main Deck De-Luxe.........................................................................................................................£1099 Main Deck De-Luxe-plus...............................................................................................................£1149 Promenade Deck Standard ..........................................................................................................£1199 Promenade Deck Deluxe ..............................................................................................................£1249 Promenade Deck Deluxe-plus ....................................................................................................£1299

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The Rhine

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight and size of each subject to airline restrictions. • Flight time around 2hrs each way • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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MS Swiss Pearl★★★★Superior

GN Holidays & Voyages is exclusively chartering the elegant, four-star Superior MS Swiss Pearl in 2019. This beautiful ship was renovated to a high standard in 2012. She accommodates 119 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, furnished with quality materials in cool, colourful combinations to create a relaxing ambience The impressive Reception on the Ruby deck and the adjacent areas resemble a top quality boutique hotel. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. The ship also has an indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Swimming pool

Restaurant The restaurant on the Emerald Deck features large picture windows. It is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus lunches from the buffet and served at your table. Dinner is a daily highlight with four courses served at your table. On one of the nights of the cruise guests are invited to a special Captain’s dinner. Leisure facilities

Restaurant

In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort. On the Emerald deck you will find the wellness centre with swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool. Cabins The Ship has two cabin decks: the upper ‘Ruby’ deck on the same level as the reception, bar, lounge, stairs to the restaurant and ship gangway entrance/exit; and the lower ‘Emerald’ deck. The cabins are decorated in warm colours and beautiful fabrics and have hotel-style beds which can all be configured as either 2 singles or 1 double bed, except for the Emerald deck rear cabins with 2 singles only format. All have panoramic window, TV, minibar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, shower and WC.

Bar

Suites The MS Swiss Pearl has two mini suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a queen-size double bed. Ship’s stats Length: 110 meters • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 119 • Officers and Crew: 32 • Passengers decks: 2 Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.

A standard cabin made up as a double

Lounge

Sauna

Reception

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@holidays.com

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Three Countries & Christmas Markets Rhine Party Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR 20-06

Mainz

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only Entertainment

Keith Slater

GN EXCLUSIVE CHARTER Mill at One, The Tom O'Connor show, The Barmaids Arms and The Phil Cool Show. His music has been played on Radio one, Radio two and Local radio. He regularly works with well known artistes Carl Chinn (Birmingham historian), Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo.

us on a fun and friendly cruise as we party to festive entertainment Jandoin live music, featuring two nights with the multi talented Keith Slater, including his 60s Celebration show and more. Enjoy the magical Christmas markets in the historic towns of Colmar and Strasbourg in France and Mainz, Germany plus the pretty Rhineside town of Breisach on our exclusive cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Frankfurt, Germany. All transfers are included so there’s no optional excursions to buy. The popular 4-star MS Swiss Pearl hosts you in style with all meals, selected free drinks and entertainment in an informal, fun and friendly atmosphere. eith Slater has been a professional K musician since 1981 and has toured extensively around the British Isles. He has recorded with well known bands such as 60’s group Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders, the nationally acclaimed folk act The Fastest Bat and Lancashire comedian Phil Cool. He has appeared on national TV shows Pebble

Itinerary Day 1: UK to Basel, Switzerland Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet on the morning Eurostar to Paris where we transfer to Gare de Lyon by coach for our onward train to Basel arriving before dinner. Alternative flights to Basel or Zurich can be made from regional UK airports with onward coach transfer to the ship – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Basel before the ship departs in the evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing towards Breisach. Day 2: Breisach, Germany & Colmar, France This morning we wake up in beautiful riverside town of Breisach and enjoy a morning at leisure to stroll around the town. After lunch on board we join our coach for the short journey to Colmar and visit the old town with cobblestone streets lined with halftimbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. The Christmas Market is set in the heart of this beautiful town. We return to the ship by coach late afternoon. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing towards Strasbourg. Day 3: Strasbourg, France This morning we are greeted by the stunning town of Strasbourg. The ship

Colmar

will be docked in the modern part of the town and a transfer will be arranged into the medieval centre where we will have a guided tour of this delightful town. Afterwards the rest of the day is at leisure to explore and visit the Christmas Market. A return transfer will be arranged mid afternoon to the ship. For those who want to return to the ship for lunch the cruise director will help arrange transfers or travel by public transport at your own cost. The ship departs Strasbourg late afternoon and we enjoy gluhwein on the top deck as we sail away (weather permitting). Dinner and entertainment on-board. Day 4: Mainz, Germany We arrive early morning in the historic old town of Mainz. At this time of year the market square is a blaze of lights against the imposing back-drop of the thousand-year-old Cathedral of St Martin. Showmen and craftsmen offer Christmas specialities and original presents. Today is free in the town. We set sail for Frankfurt just before our farewell dinner followed by entertainment. Day 5: Frankfurt to UK After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Frankfurt Station where we take the train to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during late afternoon. Or, transfer to Frankfurt airport for your flight back to the UK. Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

5 Days from £699pp DATE - CODE 2019 7 Dec - Tour SP12 DEPOSIT: By rail £100pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted Return rail travel from London St Pancras OR return flights - see below • 4 nights full board plus cruise on the ms Swiss Pearl sharing a Emerald Deck rear twin-bed cabin - upgrades available • House wine by the glass (white & red), draft beer, juices, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee from the bar 10am to 1am daily, and served in the restaurant at lunch & dinner • 4 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners with coffee (including the Captain’s dinner) • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Team on board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices.

4-STAR MS SWISS PEARL Deck Plan & Cabin prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham & Edinburgh.

Suite/Cabin Grade:

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S

Ruby Deck Suite Queen Double

A

Ruby Deck twin or double

£999pp

B

Emerald Deck Mid twin or double

£899pp

£1099pp

C

Emerald Deck Rear twin or double

£799pp

D

Emerald Deck Rear twin

£699pp

E

Emerald Deck triple

£699pp

• Flights are possible from these airports direct to Basel or Zurich and return direct from Frankfurt with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way. • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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MPS Switzerland II★★★★

GN Holidays & Voyages is exclusively chartering the elegant, four-star MPS Switzerland II in 2019. This beautiful ship accommodates 108 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, furnished with quality materials in cool, colourful combinations to create a relaxing ambience. The impressive Reception on the Ruby deck and the adjacent areas resemble a top quality boutique hotel. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. Restaurant Lounge

The restaurant on the Emerald Deck features large picture windows. It is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus lunches from the buffet and served at your table. Dinner is a daily highlight with four courses served at your table. Leisure facilities In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort and a giant chess set. On the ruby deck you will find the small boutique and the reception which is manned 24/7. Cabins

Restaurant

The Ship has two cabin decks: the upper ‘Ruby’ deck on the same level as the reception, bar, lounge, stairs to the restaurant and ship gangway entrance/exit; and the lower ‘Emerald’ deck. The cabins are decorated in warm colours and have corner twin beds. All have panoramic window, TV, safe, hair dryer, individually controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC. Mini Suites The ship has two mini suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are 14.5m²on the Emerald Deck and 16m²on the Ruby Deck and equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a queen-size double bed and a sitting area.

A suite

Suites The ship has four suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are 25 m², twice the size of the standard cabin, and equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a king-size double bed and a sitting area. Ship’s stats Length: 100 meters • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 108 • Officers and Crew: 28 • Passengers decks: 2 Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.

A standard cabin

Main Entrance

Lounge

Bar

Call 01895 83 33 33 09.00 to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday - 09.30 to 12.30hrs Saturdays • Email: info@holidays.com

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Ultimate Everlys & Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v20-06

FULL BOARD PLUS

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oin us on a fun and friendly cruise as we party to live music including two nights with the Ultimate Everlys, festive entertainment and enjoy the magical Christmas markets in the historic riverside towns of Rüdesheim and Koblenz, plus the popular town of Boppard with an attractive riverside promenade. These lovely attractions are just a stroll from the ship, so there’s no coach transfers or optional excursions to buy. The popular 4-star Mps Switzerland II hosts you in style with all meals, selected free drinks and entertainment in an informal, fun and friendly atmosphere.

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he Ultimate Everlys are brothers Mick and Terry Page who have been singing and playing together for over 30 years. Their show recreates the spinetingling harmonies of Phil and Don Everly, probably the greatest harmony duo of all time, and contains all of their greatest hits - Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown, All I Have To Do is Dream, and many more. The act looks and sounds authentic in every detail, including replica Everlys' guitars, the trademark double-gooseneck mike stand and first class backing tracks. As brothers, Mick and Terry come as close as you can get to recreating the unique Everlys' vocal blend. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet on the morning Eurostar to

Brussels, arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MPS Switzerland II. Alternatively flights to Cologne or Dusseldorf can be made from regional UK airports with onward coach transfer to the ship – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Cologne before the ship departs in the evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing towards Rüdesheim. Day 2: Lorelei - Rüdesheim This morning we enjoy breakfast whilst sailing on the Rhine and pass through the Rhine Gorge, the highlight of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, picturesque towns, vine-clad slopes and the famous Lorelei Rock, arriving in Rüdesheim midday. After Lunch your cruise director will take those who wish to the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music and to the Christmas Market. Dinner and entertainment on-board.

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Day 3: Rüdesheim – Boppard This morning is free in Rüdesheim, the Christmas Market opens late morning. Return to the ship for lunch when we set sail and have another opportunity to enjoy the stunning journey through the Lorelei Passage and Rhine Gorge on our journey to Boppard. Arrive after lunch, with free time to enjoy this picturesque town. The town’s treasures include romantic squares and small lanes as well as the Rhine Allee, filled with trees and decorations. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Day 4: Boppard to Koblenz We depart Boppard during breakfast and arrive in Koblenz mid-morning. You will be free to explore on your own, and our staff will be on hand to escort you to the Christmas Market located in the old town. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing to Dusseldorf. Day 5: Dusseldorf to UK After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Dusseldorf or Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK. Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.

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5 Days from £699pp DATE - CODE 2019 2 December - Tour RX12 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted Return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights to Cologne or Dusseldorf - see below • 4 nights full board plus cruise on the 4-star mps Switzerland II sharing a Emerald Deck rear twinbed cabin - upgrades available • House wine by the glass (white & red), draft beer, juices, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee from the bar 10am to 1am daily, and served in the restaurant at lunch & dinner • Afternoon High Tea each day • Buffet breakfasts and lunches as listed • Dinner served at your table - 4 courses • Captain’s dinner • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Team on board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

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Ruby Deck

Heathrow, Stansted, Southend, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds & Manchester

Emerald Deck

£1,199pp

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£999pp

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£749pp

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£899pp

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Emerald Deck single

£899pp

• Flights are possible from these airports to Cologne or Dusseldorf with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way.

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£699pp

Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Rhine New Year Party River Cruise

BY RAIL OR AIR v13-08

FULL BOARD PLUS

Free Drinks Over 40s Only Entertainment

Keith Slater

Koblenz

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elcome in the New Year with the splendours and stunning scenery along the Rhine on this relaxing river cruise. Germany is famed for its celebrations and this holiday includes visits to some of the famous towns along the Rhine including Cologne, Koblenz and Rüdesheim. We welcome the New Year in the quaint and lively town of Rüdesheim with a celebration dinner and entertainment on board featuring two nights with the multi talented Keith Slater, including his 60s Celebration show and more. The 4-star Mps Switzerland II hosts you in style with all meals, selected free drinks and entertainment in an informal, fun and friendly atmosphere.

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eith Slater has been a professional musician since 1981 and has toured extensively around the British Isles. He has recorded with well known bands such as 60’s group Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders, the nationally acclaimed folk act The Fastest Bat and Lancashire comedian Phil Cool. He has appeared on national TV shows Pebble Mill at One, The Tom O'Connor show, The Barmaids Arms and The Phil Cool Show. His music has been played on Radio one, Radio two and Local radio. He regularly works with well known artistes Carl Chinn (Birmingham historian), Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo. Itinerary: Day 1: UK to Cologne Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on the Eurostar to Brussels, arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the Mps Switzerland II.

Alternative travel to and from Cologne can be made from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Cologne before dinner. Evening sailing to Bonn arriving late evening. Overnight in Bonn. Day 2: Bonn to Koblenz This morning we continue cruising upstream to Koblenz, giving you the opportunity to get to know our delightful ship, and of course your fellow passengers, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board. Midafternoon we arrive in Koblenz, on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. In the past Koblenz has been a major trading hub and still is a very busy part of both rivers. Explore the town, or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Koblenz. Day 3: NEW YEARS EVE Koblenz to Rüdesheim The spectacle continues this morning as we sail through the Middle Rhine. Castles, fortresses and sleepy hamlets majestically pass by in this, the narrowest and deepest part of the River

4-STAR MPS SWITZERLAND II Deck Plan & Cabin prices Ruby Deck

5 Days from £849pp

Rudesheim

Rhine marked by the legendary Lorelei Rock. Your celebrations can start early with a few extra tipples added to the included drinks menu today - cocktail of the day, sparkling wine by the glass and all standard spirits until 1am New Year’s day. We arrive in Rudesheim early afternoon, with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Explore on your own, or join our Cruise Director on a walk to the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music where you can try a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rudesheim with the Captain’s Dinner and count down to the New Year. Day 4: Rüdesheim to Cologne This morning we sail back to Cologne, enjoying the scenery and a relaxing New Year’s day brunch served all morning in the restaurant. We arrive during the afternoon and have free time to explore this historical city with its impressive cathedral. Overnight in Cologne and farewell dinner on board. Day 5: Cologne to UK After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet, arriving during the afternoon. Or transfer to Cologne/Dusseldorf Airport to join a return flight to the UK Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions. OPTIONAL EXCURSION • Koblenz guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp Excursion must be booked prior to departure.

DATE - CODE 2019 29 December - Tour RN12 DEPOSIT: By rail £50pp By air £200pp INCLUDED: • Escorted Return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and coach transfer to Cologne OR return flights to Cologne or Dusseldorf - see below • 4 nights full board plus cruise on the 4-star mps Switzerland II sharing a Emerald Deck rear twinbed cabin - upgrades available • House wine by the glass (white & red), draft beer, juices, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee from the bar 10am to 1am daily, and served in the restaurant at lunch & dinner • New Year’s Eve Drinks - all beverages as above plus cocktail of the day, sparkling wine by the glass and all standard spirits included from 10am to 1am • Afternoon High Tea each day • Buffet breakfasts, brunches and lunches as listed • Dinner served at your table - 4 courses • Captain’s/New Year’s Eve dinner • Entertainment • Transfers abroad • Services of our Cruise Team on board Accommodation Options: • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

FLIGHT INFORMATION & OPTIONS Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham & Glasgow

Emerald Deck

Suite/Cabin Grade:

S

Ruby Deck Suite double

£1,399pp

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Emerald Deck Mid twin

£949pp

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Ruby Deck mini Suite double £1,149pp

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Emerald Deck twin

£899pp

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Ruby Deck twin

F

Emerald Deck single

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Emerald Deck mini suite double £1,049pp

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Emerald Deck Rear twin

£1,049pp

£1,049pp £849pp

• Flights are possible from these airports to Cologne or Dusseldorf with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. • Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person weight and size subject to airline rules. • Flight time around 2 hrs each way. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Your booking will be cancelled and your monies will be returned in full, provided you have not commenced your travel. This clause does not apply if your booking was made after the usual final balance due date – 12 weeks or more depending on the holiday booked. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION: 1.When you buy a holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection is provided by way of an ABTA bond held by Travel & General Insurance Services (TAGIS). 2. When you buy a flight inclusive holiday, protection is by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) number 9362. You will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). 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You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. 3. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y0291. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service in line with ABTA’s Code of Conduct. This includes a commitment to resolving any complaints/disputes quickly and amicably. In the unlikely event we are unable to do this, you may use ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. 4. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE & PAYMENT: 1) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. 2) When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of the amount stated in the brochure or as advised. The remainder/balance of the holiday cost must be paid at least 12 weeks before commencement of the holiday OR sooner for some holidays as stated in our literature and/or on our website. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit. The price of your travel arrangements may include an element paid in Euros. 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You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. You may transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to your booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure. Both you and the new traveller are responsible for paying all additional costs. 6. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. The person who made the booking or your travel agent must write to us confirming this. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows: Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you

may be able to reclaim these charges. Period before departure within which cancellation letter is received More than 56 days 56 - 49 days 48 - 22 days 21 - 8 days 7-1 days Departure day

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which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 11. PASSPORT, VISA AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS: Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. 12. HOLIDAYS WITH COACH TRAVEL: Coaches used are modern and comfortable, usually with WC. In the event of operational difficulties, on day tours and on short journeys we reserve the right to use coaches without this facility. Coach holidays within the UK have some local (West London) departure points which are offered subject to a minimum of 8 passengers joining at each. However, we will do our utmost to meet all pick-up requests regardless of this minimum subject to operational constraints such as driver hours regulations. Your actual departure point and time will be confirmed with your travel documents. COACH SEAT NUMBERS where coach seats are allocated these will be printed on your travel documents - please notify us of any special requests at the time of booking. Smoking and/or alcohol consumption are not permitted on the coaches. No-one will be allowed to board the coach if they are considered to be at our sole discretion unfit to travel through excessive alcohol consumption. 13. HOLIDAYS BY TRAIN: Where possible we will reserve seats for your journeys, but we cannot always guarantee that seats will be together or in the direction of travel. Please be aware that trains in Europe are often double-deck, and, we have no control over which deck we are allocated. Where we travel by overnight sleeper train beds are upper and lower unless stated otherwise. 14. THIRD PARTY EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday that are not part of your package holiday with us, are taken entirely at your own risk . 15. FITNESS TO TRAVEL/ REFUSED TRAVEL: At check-in we reserve the right to refuse travel to anyone who has failed to declare to us in advance any mobility limitations/ and or health issues, and who in our opinion, is not fit to travel because they are a danger to themselves or other travellers. In this instance no refund or compensation will be paid. 16. ACCOMMODATION ONLY: Where accommodation only is provided, transportation to and from the accommodation is your sole responsibility. 17. TICKETS: Travel documents/ tickets with timings and final itineraries will normally be sent to you around 7 days before departure. 18. JOINING OUR HOLIDAYS: Your arrangements with us begin and end at the point you join our holiday. We cannot accept any responsibility for travel arrangements you make to or from this point. (For those who need to make independent travel arrangements to get to a station/airport or who need to arrange an overnight hotel prior to/after a tour - we recommend you check with us, and wait until we are in a position to confirm the package will go ahead, and exact timings, before you book or make any reservations). 19. TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is a condition of travel that everyone travelling outside mainland UK must have adequate insurance cover – details of the insurance for everyone in your party must be notified to GN Holidays no later than 24 hours from booking. As a result of recent changes in legislation GN Holidays have chosen not to sell travel insurance. Regrettably our staff are not able to offer help or advice on this subject nor able to recommend insurers. 20. TRAVEL DELAYS: Occasionally delays will occur. In the event we will work closely with all carriers to ensure the delay is as short as possible. We will try to make sure that arrangements are made for refreshments, when appropriate, but these arrangements will usually be the responsibility of the carrier. Any claim for delays should be directed to your travel insurer. In the unlikely event your flight is delayed more than 4 hours or cancelled, you should contact GN Holidays for guidance. It is your responsibility to obtain written confirmation of the delay/ cancellation from the airline/ rail operator before you leave the airport/ station – this will be required should it be necessary to claim on your travel insurance. 21. PORTERAGE: Porterage is not included unless indicated in the holiday description. Our Tour Managers are not able to offer any luggage assistance. When packing your luggage, please remember that it is you that will have to carry it. 22. BROCHURE/LITERATURE/WEBSITE INFORMATION & TIMINGS: All information is correct at the time of publication. All timings given are approximate (often firm schedules are not available when a tour is first put on sale). Precise timings and a full itinerary will be sent to you with your travel documents. You are asked to remember that very occasionally resort or other facilities may be withdrawn for maintenance or other reasons beyond our control, such as the sudden onset of adverse weather conditions. In these unusual circumstances we shall bear no resulting liability. Any photographs/illustrations shown are representative of the type of holiday/country/area(s) visited and do not necessarily depict your exact accommodation/destination unless stated. 23. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: Anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated on our holidays. We reserve the right to terminate your holiday at any time if in our opinion, or the opinion of any person in authority your behaviour causes offence, danger, damage or distress to other people. In this event our responsibility for your holiday will cease. You will be liable for any additional costs incurred and NO refund will be given for any part of the tour not undertaken. If your actions cause damage, or result in your transportation being delayed or diverted, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including legal costs) made against us by, or on behalf of, the recipient/ owner. 24. DATA PROTECTION POLICY: Please be assured we take every step to protect your personal information. Data is not used for any other purpose, or passed to any third party, other than in conjunction with travel arrangements booked or as required by law i.e to security services/immigration or when the holiday was advertised as a ‘Reader Offer’ to the publisher of the offer. GN Holidays (or the publisher) may contact you from time to time by telephone, mail or e-mail with offers of goods and services. If you prefer us (or the publisher) not to contact you, for this purpose please write to us.


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Published 07/11/2019

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A selection of River cruises for the over 40's most with free drinks and entertainment every evening.

GNV Cruise Brochure  

A selection of River cruises for the over 40's most with free drinks and entertainment every evening.

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