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GOLF CRUISES 2019 RHINE · DANUBE · SEINE


Golf Enjoyment in the best European Clubs

Dear AMADEUS Travelers, dear Golfers, Enjoy the ultimate golf escape on our luxurious cruises, designed both for the hardcore golf enthusiast as well as for holidaymakers for whom it is a secondary interest. Travel along the imposing Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam, down the elegant Danube from Budapest to Passau, or on the romantic Seine from Paris to Normandy and back, enjoying a stress-free golf vacation with exceptional service and great golf at some of Europe’s most spectacular venues. These three exceptional itineraries on European rivers offer golf at four different courses, which are nestled amid stunning scenery, with guaranteed tee times, transportation, green fees, shared golf carts, culture, sightseeing and fine dining included. Throughout the cruise, enjoy the services of our golf tour guide and profit from the in-depth knowledge of a golf expert who accompanies the cruise. With exciting golfing opportunities, breathtaking scenery and true Austrian hospitality, these cruises are sure to be unforgettable!

Dr. Wolfgang Lüftner and Martina Lüftner AMADEUS-Team

Our Golf Cruises: Rhine

4– 9

Seine

16– 21

8 days Basel – Amsterdam

8 days Paris – Paris

Details to the golf places: Golf Clubs on the Rhine

Details to the golf places: Golf Clubs on the Seine

Danube

6– 7

 18– 19

10– 15

8 days Budapest – Passau Details to the golf places: Golf Clubs on the Danube12– 13 Cover: © Jakobsberg Hotel- & Golfresort GmbH

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The Pannonia Golf & Country Club is situated in beautiful surroundings bounded on one side by the Etyek wine region.

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Golf Cruise on the Rhine 8 DAYS BASEL — AMSTERDAM from E

3.559 per person

Itinerary DAY/CITY

ARR DEP PROGRAM

1 BASEL 17.00

Check-in from 4 pm Welcome Cocktail (incl.) Welcome Dinner (incl.) Briefing on all shore excursions, golf clubs and starting times

2 STRASBOURG 09.00 23.00 Transfer to one of the best French golf clubs, Le Kempferhof in the morning 07.00 12.00 Transfer to the famous St. Leon-Rot Golf Club 3 SPEYER in the morning MANNHEIM 14.00 01.00 Rejoin the ship in the afternoon 4 RÜDESHEIM

07.00 12.00 Transfer to the renowned Golf Club Jacobsberg in the morning KOBLENZ 15.30 Rejoin the ship Koblenz walking tour (incl.) in the afternoon 5 KOBLENZ 06.00 COCHEM 13.30 18.00 Scenic drive along the Moselle in the morning Cochem walking tour with wine tasting (incl.) in the afternoon 6 COLOGNE 07.00 14.30 DÜSSELDORF 17.30 17.45

Transfer to Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof in the morning Rejoin the ship Captain's Gala Dinner (incl.)

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13.00 13.30 N  orth Holland excursion and city tour of Amsterdam with canal trip (incl.) (from Hoorn/ to Amsterdam) AMSTERDAM 17.30 Leisure time/rejoin the ship Champions-Cocktail and award ceremony with the Captain in the evening 8 AMSTERDAM Disembarkation after breakfast Included golf courses are listed in blue. Excursions are listed in bold. We reserve the right to make amendments to port times, timetable, itinerary or program. Group size for the golf program: between 20 and 45 participants.

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Gut Lärchenhof Golf Club

Düsseldorf Cologne Koblenz Cochem

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and golf will show you the most beautiful aspects of this dream river. Starting in Basel, you will travel via Strasbourg to the legendary Middle

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“Father Rhine” has much to offer, and this program combining culture

GOLF CRUISE ON THE RHINE

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Golf Courses on the Rhine Le Kempferhof Golf et Château-Hôtel Le Kempferhof Golf et Château-Hôtel is located 15 minutes from Strasbourg in the beautiful Alsace region of France and stretches across 85 hectares of tranquil, natural woodland. The Kempferhof golf course is listed as one of the top 5 golf courses in France, as well as one of the 15 best courses in continental Europe by the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses guide. The 18-hole course was designed by the American architect Robert von Hagge and opened in 1990. Hundred-year-old oaks, poplars and beech trees line the beautiful and challenging course, which features 13 water hazards, undulating fairways, large bunkers and immaculate greens. As you reach the 18th hole, you will see enchanting views of the Château-Hôtel, which was built in 1865 by Jean de Dartein, who was inspired by Gaudi’s style, as well as the 19th century hunting lodge, which now serves as the clubhouse. Test every aspect of your game with this top-quality golf course, while enjoying the peace of nature!

Golf Club St. Leon-Rot The Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, which opened in 1997, is situated near Heidelberg and sets a benchmark for golf clubs. The complex, masterminded by the founder Dietmar Hopp, boasts two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole executive course and a children’s course. The English golf course architect Dave Thomas designed the St. Leon course as a links-style course, reminiscent of Scottish or Irish golf courses. The course became famous in 2002 when the world’s number one player Tiger Woods won his third Deutsche Bank SAP Open there. The Rot course was designed by architect Hannes Schreiner, who retained much of the original river wetland, ensuring that the course offers not only charming scenery but also presents special challenges. The island green of the Rot course and the island fairway of the St. Leon course are the signature holes of the club. The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club is one of the “Leading Golf Courses in Germany” as well as one of the “European Tour Destinations” (since 2012).

Jakobsberg Golf Resort Set high above the Lorelei valley in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Mainz, deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Region, the Jakobsberg Golf Resort boasts a truly majestic setting. The golf course is nestled between forests and vineyards, situated on the Jakobsberg in Boppard. The 18-hole golf course was established in 1990 and opened in 1994. It was built by Wolfgang Jarsombek, who based his design on a model by the renowned American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course serves as a 3rd level tour venue and has hosted several German PGA events. The strongly modelled fairways each feature four different teeing grounds, as well as large bunkers, a good number of water hazards and undulating greens. The course is sporting but fair and you may find that your greatest golfing challenge at the Jakobsberg Golf Resort will be not to get distracted by the spectacular natural surroundings and the panoramic views of the legendary Lorelei valley, Marksburg castle and the Westerwald and Hunsrück hills.

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Exceptional golf and guaranteed memories for life.

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Despite its central location near Cologne and Düsseldorf, Gut Lärchenhof Golf Club is an oasis of calm and natural beauty, idyllically set in the heart of the Rhineland. The signature 18-hole Stadium Course was designed by legendary golfer and architect Jack Nicklaus, who designed more than 300 golf courses worldwide. The guiding principle behind his design is: "A good shot should not be punished." Consequently, the course is demanding but always fair, rewarding intelligent and precise play. The course features its most challenging sections in the final stages of both the first nine and the back nine holes. The fairways have been individually modelled and the varied, hilly terrain requires a precise game. All greens were constructed according to USGA specifications and meet the highest European standards. The course is fully watered and drained to guarantee that this world class golf course is in ideal condition all year round.

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GOLF CRUISE ON THE RHINE

Gut Lärchenhof Golf Club


© Koblenz Touristik

Feather-light and wireless: the AMADEUS audio system accompanies you on all guided excursions.

Koblenz is one of the oldest cities in Germany.

Cruise fares per person in euros based on double occupancy of a cabin

Included Features

DATE

• 4 rounds of golf at top golf clubs

VESSEL

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8 DAYS BASEL — AMSTERDAM

Golf cruise on the Rhine BASEL— AMSTERDAM

GOLF CRUISE ON THE RHINE

DAY 1 | SWITZERLAND: BASEL Your journey begins in Basel, the third-largest city in Switzerland. After embarking, you can explore your AMADEUS ship and meet the cruise director on board at a Welcome Cocktail. After a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner on board, you will be briefed on all onshore excursions, golf clubs and starting times. In the meantime, your floating hotel will have departed for Strasbourg. DAY 2 | FRANCE: STRASBOURG During the night, your ship left Switzerland and followed the Rhine into the Alsace region in the south of France. During breakfast, you arrive in Strasbourg – a city known not only for its romantic old town, but also for the numerous important European institutions housed here. In the morning, you are transferred to one of France’s best golf clubs - Le Kempferhof. The club is located 15 minutes from Strasbourg in the beautiful Alsace region of France and stretches over 85 hectares of tranquil, natural woodland. Late tonight, your ship departs for Germany. DAY 3 | G  ERMANY: SPEYER · MANNHEIM Before breakfast, you arrive in the RhinelandPalatinate town of Speyer, which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. In the morning, you

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The canals of Amsterdam are a defining feature of the city.

will be transferred to the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club near Heidelberg. The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club is one of the “Leading Golf Courses in Germany” as well as, since 2012, one of the “European Tour Destinations”. In the meantime, your ship continues for roughly 25 kilometres towards Mannheim, where you rejoin it in the afternoon. The ship will remain in this picturesque spot on the Rhine for the remainder of the day. Late at night, your ship continues in the direction of Rüdesheim. DAY 4 | R ÜDESHEIM · KOBLENZ Two charming stops await you today. In the morning, you arrive in Rüdesheim, a town well known for its winemaking, especially of Riesling wines. In the morning, you will be transferred to the Jakobsberg Golf Club, where you can enjoy a round of golf and breathtaking views of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley. You will rejoin your AMADEUS ship in the afternoon in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns, where you can end the day with a walking tour through this charming location. DAY 5 | COCHEM The vessel departs Koblenz in the early hours, and makes a detour along the Mosel River to the most romantic part of the valley and the little town of Cochem. The mag-

nificent Reichsburg castle is situated high above the town, dominating the landscape. Down below, the village with its narrow streets, half timbered houses, and numerous restaurants are an ideal setting to taste the wines of the region. Back on board, dinner is served as the journey continues to Cologne. DAY 6 | COLOGNE The morning is dedicated to visit the Gut Lärchenfeld Golf Club. In the evening, the captain invites you to a festive Gala Dinner, full of wonderful regional dishes. DAY 7 | N  ETHERLANDS: HOORN · AMSTERDAM By lunchtime you will have crossed yet another country border to arrive in the Dutch town of Hoorn. This picturesque village is the starting point for the optional overland trip to the north of Holland and an Amsterdam canal trip. Those remaining on board will discover the beauty of the Dutch waterways as the ship glides toward the capital city of the Netherlands, where it will remain docked for the evening. Enjoy the Champions-Cocktail in the evening together with your captain. DAY 8 | AMSTERDAM After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

CATEGORY / DECK

13.08. – 20.08. AMADEUS Silver III

C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

• Green fees, pre-reserved & pre-paid tee times, driving range balls

3.559 3.849 4.209 4.429 4.719 5.229

• Shared electric golf carts (subject to availability)

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% vom Kreuzfahrtpreis.

• Lunch Box (on request) • Ship crew assistance with golf bags from/ to cabin (on request)

Excursions prices in euros per person 8 DAYS BASEL — AMSTERDAM

• Transfer from ship to golf club and return to ship

PRICE

Koblenz walking tour included

• Services of an experienced golf expert and tour leader

North Holland excursion and city tour of Amsterdam with canal trip included

• Select excursions as outlined in the itinerary (included)

Cochem walking tour with wine tasting included

Transfer prices in euros per person per transfer Airport – Port Train station – Port

50 50

Airport – Port Train station – Port

47 39

• Fascinating river cruise in an outside riverview stateroom of your choice, most with drop-down panoramic window; walk-out balconies in suites • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director

Situated on a 100 m high mountain peak, the Reichsburg offers a great view of Cochem and the Moselle.

• Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant PanoramaRestaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment with lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes and local taxes

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Itinerary

Golf Cruise on the Danube

DAY/CITY

8 DAYS BUDAPEST–PASSAU from E

ARR DEP PROGRAM

1 BUDAPEST

3.559 per person

13.30 Transfer to the Pannónia Golf & Resort Club in the morning ESZTERGOM 18.30 20.00 Leisure time/ Rejoin the ship

2 BUDAPEST

Check-in from 4 pm Welcome Cocktail (incl.) Welcome Dinner (incl.) Briefing on all shore excursions, golf clubs and starting times Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show

3 BRATISLAVA

08.00 23.00 Transfer to the Penati Golf Club in the morning

4 VIENNA

07.00

 Transfer to the Fontana Golf Club in the morning „Sound of Vienna“ classical concert in the evening (incl.)

5 VIENNA 02.00 DÜRNSTEIN 08.00 12.00  Option 1: Full-day trip to Lengenfeld Golf Club (opt.) Option 2: Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting (incl.) EMMERSDORF 15.00 19.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the afternoon (opt.) 6 LINZ

07.00 08.30  Transfer to Beckenbauer Golf Course (by bus from Linz to Passau) ASCHACH 11.00 11.30 PASSAU 17.00 18.30 Rejoin the ship Captain's Gala Dinner (incl.) 7 REGENSBURG 10.00 20.00 Option 1: Regensburg walking tour (incl.) in the morning Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey (opt.) in the afternoon Option 2: Full-day trip to the Regensburg Golf Club (opt.) Champions-Cocktail and award ceremony with the Captain in the evening 8 PASSAU

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Included golf courses are listed in blue. Excursions are listed in bold. We reserve the right to make amendments to port times, timetable, itinerary or program. Group size for the golf program: between 20 and 45 participants.

GERMANY

Splendid metropolises like Bratislava, Vienna, and Budapest, views onto lush

Regensburg

GOLF CRUISE ON THE DANUBE

Passau

which takes you along the magnificent Danube. Commencing in Budapest,

Aschach Beckenbauer Linz Golf Club

you will travel through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany, passing not

best golf resorts in the area. An experienced golf expert will be present throughout the tour.

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The imposing Buda Castle overlooks the city from its elevated position atop Castle Hill.

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only fantastically beautiful river regions, such as the Wachau and the Danube

Emmersdorf Dürnstein Melk

Vienna

Fontana Golf Club

A US T R IA

Penati Golf Club Bratislava

Esztergom

Donau Pannónia Golf & Resort Club

Budapest

HU NG ARY

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GOLF CRUISE ON THE DANUBE

S LOVAKIA

green landscapes, and rounds of golf await you on our exclusive golf cruise,

Loop, known as the Schlögener Schlinge, but you will also pay a visit to the

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Included Golf Courses on the Danube

Optional Golf Courses on the Danube

Pannónia Golf & Resort Club

Lengenfeld Golf Club

The Pannónia Golf and Country Club is picturesquely situated in a valley bordering the Etyek wine region, east of the Hungarian capital Budapest. The 18-hole championship course was designed by the prominent Austrian architect Hans G. Erhardt and opened in 1996. Since then, it has staged many national and international events, including tournaments such as the BMW Golf Cup International and events sanctioned by the European Golf Association (EGA). The elegant clubhouse was designed by famous Hungarian neoclassical architect Mihály Pollack and blends beautifully with the wine-growing scenery. On the course, idyllic lakes serve as obstacles for eight holes. Doglegs provide suspense at holes 9 and 11 and pin placements may also present a challenge at the hilly greens. The immaculately maintained course meets the highest European standards and offers players both a technically challenging as well as an optically appealing experience with its combination of beautiful vegetation, water hazards and sand bunkers.

The Lengenfeld Golf Club is picturesquely situated in a UNESCO World Cultural Landscape in Lower Austria, just a 10-minute drive from Krems. It offers an unforgettable golfing experience amongst the terraced vineyard landscapes, and golfers can enjoy beautiful views onto romantic forests and the Kamp Valley. The club, with the motto “golf at its finest,” was founded in 1993 by Otmar Gschwantner and was extended in 2007. It includes a 36-hole golf course, which is divided into the 18-hole Kamptal course with par 71 and the 18-hole Donauland course with par 72. While the hilly terrain and many water hazards of the Kamptal course allow long tees, the Donauland course presents a more athletic challenge with its slanted areas and narrow first 9 fairways. A specialty at Lengenfeld Golf Club is the Golf Vinarium. Each tee is assigned an Austrian grape wine variety, turning the course into an educational wine trail that ends at the clubhouse. The practice area offers golfers a driving range with 40 range tees, practice bunkers and a putt and pitch area.

Penati Golf Club

Situated at the foothills of the majestic Bavarian Forest, the Regensburg Golf and Country Club is a truly princely estate, complete with a clubhouse dating back to 1885, which was a former hunting lodge of the Counts of Thurn and Taxis. The Regensburg Golf Club first opened in 1966 with a temporary, 4-hole course. In 1968, famous golf architect Donald Harradine designed a 9-hole course, which he extended by another 9 holes in 1981. In 2000, the course was modernized by Thomas Himmel, who ensured that it meets modern playing requirements. However, the course’s distinctive English parkland character, which it retains, is the work of Harradine. The grounds boast trees of up to 300 years old and offer spectacular views of the Danube valley. The undulating terrain and the water hazards present both a challenge to players as well as a feast of natural beauty. Among the club’s achievements is its membership as one of the Leading Golf Courses of Germany.

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Regensburg Golf Club

The Penati Golf Resort is nestled in the Zahorie region of western Slovakia, not far from the town of Senica. The club offers two 18-hole courses – the challenging Legend course, which opened in 2012, and the Heritage course, which opened in 2013. The Legend course stretches over 95 hectares and was created by Nicklaus Designs, a company founded by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and considered one of the world’s leading golf course design firms, with 60% of the world’s PGA tournament-hosting golf courses to their name. This course offers golfers undulating fairways, challenging bunkers and variable teeing placements, allowing golfers to control the difficulty level of their game. The signature holes of the Legend course are the 716-meter 15th hole, which is the longest hole in Europe, as well as the final hole, which is the narrowest hole on the green and plays onto a beautiful island green, and will undoubtedly provide an exciting finish to the game. The second 18-hole course, the Heritage course, was designed by Jonathan Davison and the worldrenowned Mick McShane and returns to the roots of island-design courses.

Fontana Golf Club’s championship course promises an unforgettable golfing experience. Situated about 30 kilometers south of Vienna, the golf course is set in a lush natural setting and offers a view of the Schneeberg, the highest mountain in Lower Austria, and the foothills of the Viennese Forest. Conceptualized by the well-known Canadian architect Doug Carrick, the layout and design of the golf course provides players with a top-class, international golfing experience that is both challenging and fair. The course opened for play in 1996 and, from 2006 to 2009, hosted the European Tour in Austria and has since been considered one of the best golfing locations in Austria and Europe. Due to constant improvements and renovation, the Fontana course is expected to become one of the top 10 golf courses in Europe. The exciting 18-hole course will challenge players with its numerous bunkers and water hazards, combined with some easier holes to give a satisfying, well-rounded experience.

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Fontana Golf Club

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The Fontana course ranks among the best in Europe.

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Golfclub Fontana © Moritz Richard Münkner

Picturesquely situated in the peaceful Bavarian countryside, the Quellness Golf Resort features the distinguished, 18-hectar Beckenbauer Golf Course, a championship course designed by renowned golfer Bernhard Lange. This exclusive course is one of the select few to host PGA European Tour events, specifically the Challenge Tour, which was held here from 2013 to 2015. In addition, in 2015 and 2016, the Beckenbauer Golf Course hosted the Porsche European Open, and in 2017, it was the venue for the Paul Lawrie Matchplay. The course has been praised by some of the world’s foremost players for its technical challenges as well as its impeccable condition. The flat but varied terrain incorporates a multitude of water hazards, such as streams, flood plains, and lakes, and requires golfers to play a precise game. Holes 9 and 18 provide the opportunity for particularly spectacular shots onto island greens. The hand-mown greens and fairways remain in top condition even in the height of summer.

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Quellness Golf Resort/Beckenbauer Golf Course


© Sound of Vienna

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Melk Abbey sits on a hill overlooking the town.

"Sound of Vienna" classical concert.

Cruise fares per person in euros based on double occupancy of a cabin

Included Features

DATE

• 4 rounds of golf at top golf clubs

VESSEL

8 DAYS BUDAPEST — PASSAU

CATEGORY / DECK

17.05. – 24.05. AMADEUS Star

• Green fees, pre-reserved & pre-paid tee times, driving range balls

3.559 3.859 4.219 4.439 4.729 5.239

• Shared electric golf carts (subject to availability)

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price.

Golf Cruise on the Danube Esztergom Basilica - the largest church in Hungary.

BUDAPEST— PASSAU

C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

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DAY 2 | BUDAPEST · ESZTERGOM Discover the beautiful sights and attractions of the Hungarian capital. This morning, you will be transferred to the Pannónia Golf and Country Club, picturesquely situated in a valley bordering the Etyek wine region. In the afternoon, rejoin the ship in Esztergom just before dinner. DAY 3 | S LOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA In the morning, we call at our next capital city – the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. After breakfast you are transferred to the Penati Golf Club, which is situated near the town of Senica and features the longest hole in Europe. In the evening, enjoy dinner on board before the vessel departs Slovakia and crosses into Austria. DAY 4 | AUSTRIA: VIENNA The magnificent capital city of Austria features many worldfamous sights such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State

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Opera and Schönbrunn Palace, among many others. In the morning, you are transferred to the Fontana Golf Club, picturesquely situated about 30 kilometers south of Vienna, with a view of the Schneeberg, the highest mountain in Lower Austria, and the foothills of the Viennese Forest. After a round of golf, you return to your ship. This evening offers an included excursion to attend the “Sound of Vienna” and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era – a perfect end to your experience in the Austrian capital. DAY 5 | DÜRNSTEIN · EMMERSDORF The romantic Wachau is one of the most beautiful landscape regions of Austria. In the morning your AMADEUS ship docks in Dürnstein, a town well-known for its firstclass wines. Wander through this picturesque village or join the optional full-day trip to the Lengenfeld Golf Club. During lunch onboard, your cruise continues to Emmersdorf. Spend the afternoon discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or opt to travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey – the largest in Austria. In the evening, your ship leaves the Wachau and heads for Linz. DAY 6 | L  INZ · ASCHACH GERMANY: PASSAU Early in the morning, your ship reaches the erstwhile cultural capital, Linz, where your vessel makes a short stop for the departure

of today's golf excursion – a full-day tour to the legendary Quellness Golf Resort/ Beckenbauer Golf Course. You will rejoin the vessel in Passau in the afternoon. This evening, after the ship departs from Passau, the captain invites you to a festive Gala Dinner, full of wonderful regional dishes. DAY 7 | R EGENSBURG After a leisurely breakfast, you arrive in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, which has one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history. The stone bridge, built 1135 – 1146, the Church of St James, and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis are a few of the town’s highlights. You can take part in an included walking tour of Regensburg in the morning as well as an optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy the Champions-Cocktail as well as the Award Ceremony with the captain as your ship heads for Passau. Alternatively, join the optional full-day trip to the Regensburg Golf Club, one of the leading golf courses of Germany. DAY 8 | PASSAU In the early morning, we reach our final destination – Passau. After breakfast, the entire AMADEUS crew bids you farewell and wishes you a good and safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!

• Ship crew assistance with golf bags from/ to cabin (on request)

Excursions prices in euros per person 8 DAYS BUDAPEST — PASSAU

DAY 1 | HUNGARY: BUDAPEST Welcome to your Danube golf cruise! Your journey begins in Budapest, where you embark in the afternoon. You will be briefed on all onshore excursions, golf clubs and starting times. This evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner. While the ship cruises through beautifully-illuminated Budapest, you will be briefed on all onshore excursions, golf clubs and starting times.

• Lunch Box (on request)

• Transfer from ship to golf club and return to ship

PRICE

• Services of an experienced golf expert and tour leader

„Sound of Vienna“ classical concert included

• Select excursions as outlined in the itinerary (included)

Full-day trip to Lengenfeld Golf Club (min. 10 participants) E 149 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting included

• Fascinating river cruise in an outside riverview stateroom of your choice, most with drop-down panoramic window; walk-out balconies in suites

Excursion to Melk Abbey E 47 Regensburg walking tour included Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey

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Full-day trip to Regensburg Golf Club (min. 10 participants) E 159

• Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions

Transfer prices in euros per person per transfer Airport – Port Budapest City Center – Port Train Station – Port

43 19 24

Train station – Port Airport Munich – Port

Lengenfeld Golf Club, perfectly embedded in the terrace-like landscape.

• Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director 61 21

• Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant PanoramaRestaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment with lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes and local taxes

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Itinerary

Golf Cruise on the Seine

DAY/CITY

8 DAYS PARIS–LE HAVRE–PARIS from E

ARR DEP PROGRAM

1 PARIS 20.00

3.679 per person

Check-in from 4 pm Welcome Cocktail (incl.) Welcome Dinner (incl.) Briefing on all shore excursions, golf clubs and starting times

17.00 Transfer to the famous Le Golf National Golf Club in the morning

2 CONFLANS

01.30

3 ROUEN

08.00 17.30 Transfer to the Golf Club Hôtel de Saint Saëns in the morning

4 LE HAVRE

03.30

 Option 1: Excursion to Étretat in the morning (opt.) Excursion to Honfleur in the afternoon (incl.) Option 2: Full-day trip to the renowned Golf Club Barrière de Deauville (opt.)

5 LE HAVRE

09.00 Transfer to the breathtaking Golf Club d´ Étretat (from Le Havre/to Caudebec en Caux) in the morning CAUDEBEC- 15.00 22.00 Rejoin to the ship EN-CAUX

6 LES ANDELYS 08.00 09.00 Transfer to the Du Vaudreuil Golf Club (from Les Andelys / to Poissy)

VERNON

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13.30

POISSY 19.30 20.30 Rejoin the ship Captain's Gala Dinner (incl.) 7 PARIS 03.00 City tour of Paris (incl.) in the morning Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district (opt.) in the afternoon Champions-Cocktail and award ceremony with the Captain in the evening 8 PARIS Disembarkation after breakfast Included golf courses are listed in blue. Excursions are listed in bold. We reserve the right to make amendments to port times, timetable, itinerary or program. Group size for the golf program: between 20 and 45 participants.

UN IT E D K IN G D O M

The cultural riches of France await you on this cruise, together with some of the

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most beautiful French golf courses! Our journey commences and ends in Paris

of an experienced golf expert, you will enjoy the unmistakeable French flair while playing a relaxed round of golf.

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Paris: an evening view from the famous Ponte Alexandre III over the Seine, onto the Eiffel Tower.

B ELG IU M

Étretat

GOLF CRUISE ON THE SEINE

of the Seine provide the perfect setting for golf excursions. In the company

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GOLF CRUISE ON THE SEINE

post-war reconstruction on the northern coast. The landscapes along the banks

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Golf d’Étretat

and follows the footsteps of the old French masters, discovering their history. You will continue downriver to Normandy and to Le Havre, the shining star of

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NETHERLANDS

Golf de Saint Saëns

Normandy - Le Havre Caudebec-en-Caux beaches

Rouen Les Andelys Du Vaudreuil Golf Club Honfleur

Normandy

Vernon

Poissy

FRANCE

Conflans Paris

Seine

Le Golf National

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Optional Golf Courses on the Seine

Le Golf National

Barrière de Deauville Golf Club

The Golf National complex, founded in 1985, is situated southwest of Paris in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near the Palace of Versailles. Designed by architects Hubert Chesneau and Robert von Hagge as a permanent home for the Open de France, Le Golf National features the championship Albatros course, which is considered one of the best in Europe. Extensive renovations have taken place on the Albatros course since it was chosen as the host venue for the Ryder Cup 2018. Players can expect a course that offers plenty of risk/reward situations, with undulating fairways and links-style bunkers, and can look forward to the challenging water hazards that surround the final four holes. The Albatros course masterfully combines a traditional links feel with the modern features of target golf. Golf National’s second 18hole course, the Aigle, offers a more relaxed experience – a perfect warm-up course for the more challenging Albatros course. Oiselet, the 9-hole third course of Golf National, is ideal for practice sessions.

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Included Golf Courses on the Seine

Situated on the heights of Mont Canisy, just outside Deauville, the Barrière de Deauville Golf Club opened in 1929 and is considered one of the most beautiful golf courses in France. Its three 9-hole courses, with a mix of tree-lined and open parkland holes, stretching across rolling terrain, were designed by architects Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton. This is a genuine championship course which has hosted the French Open, the Ebel Match Play and the Air France Madame, as well as players such as Gary Player, Tony Jacklin and Peter Fowler. It offers stunning views of the sea and the surrounding Normandy countryside, while presenting technical challenges that will test even experienced players, particularly on Cotton’s Bleu course, with par 36, which is characterized by its green speed and many bunkers. Simpson’s 9-hole Rouge course fits well with the 9-hole Blanc course, as well as the additional Bleu course. From the Blanc course, usually played as the backnine of the 18, golfers can enjoy stunning views over Deauville.

Golf Hôtel de Saint-Saëns The Golf Hôtel de Saint-Saëns is situated between Rouen and Dieppe, bordering the Eawy Forest – the largest beechwood forest in France. Designed by architect Denis Robinson, the first five holes of the golf course opened in 1988.The course opened fully in 1989 and has hosted various European championships. The 71-par woodland golf course stretches over 6009 meters and is considered one of the most picturesque courses in Normandy, providing not only a charming setting but also a challenging course with plenty of variety for players, as it is composed of three distinct sections, each of which presents its own unique challenges. From hole 1 to hole 5, the Varenne River flows along the greens and fairways. The next section, up to hole ten, is characterized by a lovely beech and oak forest. Finally, on the other side of the forest, the course opens onto a plateau, with spectacular views of the Normandy countryside and the club house, which is housed in the charming 19th century manor, “Le Vaudichon”.

Golf d’Étretat Set above the cliffs of Étretat with a spectacular view of the English Channel, the magnificent, wave-cut arches of the famous cliffs and the charming village below, the Étretat Golf Club is considered one of the three best French seaside golf courses. The club, which is over 100 years old, was founded in 1908 by Englishmen. The first president was Bernard Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard. The original 13-hole course was designed by Julien Chantepie and Arnaud Massy (the only Frenchman to have won the Open). The club closed during WWII, but reopened in 1949, after the landmines had been cleared out. Didier Fruchet revised the layout in the 1990s and today the resort extends over 6,000 meters. The 18-hole course will test every facet of players’ games, particularly with the exciting sequence of holes at the back nine, between the 10th and the 14th, where the fairways run along the cliff edge.

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Golfing experiences that make you happy.

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GOLF CRUISE ON THE SEINE

The du Vaudreuil Golf Club is situated in a picturesque area with a rich history stretching back to prehistoric times. This countryside was a destination much favored by kings of France, due to its exceptional location in the Seine loop in Normandy. Much later, the Marquis Marc de la Haye bought the 90 hectares that make up the golf course today and commissioned renowned English golf architect Fred Hawtree to design the course, which opened in 1962. It has been modernized to suit present-day playing requirements by his son, Martin. The clubhouse, considered one of the most beautiful in France, is a 17th century barn originally located in the village, which was dismantled and reassembled on the estate. In 2008, Jean-Claude Forestier became the new owner of the club and is responsible for its current excellence, including its classification as a PGA venue. The narrow, tree-lined fairways, water hazards, and bunkers offer suitable challenges for all playing levels.

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GOLF CRUISE ON THE SEINE

Du Vaudreuil Golf Club


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Golf cruise on the Seine PARIS — LE HAVRE— PARIS

Les Andelys: made famous by the castle of Richard the Lionheart.

Without a doubt, Montmartre is one of the most popular and beautiful neighborhoods in Paris.

The small picturesque town of Honfleur.

Cruise fares per person in euros based on double occupancy of a cabin

Included Features

DATE

• 4 rounds of golf at top golf clubs

VESSEL

8 DAYS PARIS — LE HAVRE — PARIS

CATEGORY / DECK

C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

11.09. – 18.09. AMADEUS Diamond 3.679 4.019 4.389 4.629 5.239 5.459

• Shared electric golf carts (subject to availability)

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price. 2 single cabins are available on AMADEUS Diamond at the same price as C-1 cabins.

• Lunch Box (on request)

Excursions prices in euros per person

• Transfer from ship to golf club and return to ship

8 DAYS PARIS — LE HAVRE — PARIS

GOLF CRUISE ON THE SEINE

DAY 1 | FRANKREICH: PARIS Embark in the afternoon and get settled in your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, you will be briefed on all onshore excursions, golf clubs and starting times, while the ship will have left Paris and cruise to the next port of call: Conflans. DAY 2 | CONFLANS Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. In the morning, you are transferred to the famous Le Golf National club, which is situated southwest of Paris in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near the Palace of Versailles. Le Golf National features the Albatros golf course, which is considered one of the best in Europe and has seen further improvements since it was chosen as the host venue for the Ryder Cup 2018. Enjoy dinner on board in the evening. DAY 3 | R OUEN This morning, we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville Musée” (Museum Town) because of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered across the city. The town is also known for the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet, the modern Church of Joan of Arc, with its magnificent 16-th century stained-glass windows, the “Gros Horloge” (astronomical clock), and the Parliament of Normandy. In the morning, you will be

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transferred to the Golf Hôtel de Saint Saëns, which is picturesquely situated bordering the Eawy Forest – the largest beechwood forest in France. DAY 4 | L E HAVRE Although the harbor of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many well-known artists. Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbor town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Alternatively, you can enjoy a full-day trip to the Barrière de Deauville Golf Club. This optional golf club trip can be booked until 1 month before departure. Min. number of participants 10, max. number of participants 45. DAY 5 | LE HAVRE · CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX In the morning, you are transferred to the breathtaking Golf d’Étretat Golf Club. Set above the cliffs of Étretat with a spectacular view of the English Channel, the magnificent, wavecut arches of the famous cliffs and the charming village below, the Étretat Golf Club is over 100 years old and is considered one of the three best French seaside golf courses. After visiting this famous golf

club, join the walking tour along the cliff paths of Étretat, where the iconic, steep chalk cliffs and impressive needle-like formations of the Normandy coastline have inspired many well-known artists. DAY 6 | LES ANDELYS · VERNON · POISSY Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Château Gaillard, once home to Richard Lionheart. This is the starting point for your golf club visit of Golf du Vaudreuil. In the evening, the captain invites you to his Gala Dinner – a wonderful finish to a fantastic day. DAY 7 | PARIS In the early hours of the morning we will say “Bienvenue” to the French capital once again. The day is yours to explore this romantic city. An included city tour takes you to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées in the morning. In the afternoon, an optional tour allows you to explore the quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. In the evening, celebrate your golf trip at the Champions-Cocktail with the captain. DAY 8 | PARIS After breakfast, your AMADEUS Diamond crew bids you “adieu”. We hope to see you again soon and wishes you a safe journey home!

• Green fees, pre-reserved & pre-paid tee times, driving range balls

• Ship crew assistance with golf bags from/ to cabin (on request)

• Services of an experienced golf expert and tour leader

PRICE

Excursion to the cliff paths of Étretat

€ 49

Excursion to Honfleur included

• Fascinating river cruise in an outside riverview stateroom of your choice, most with French balconies

Full-day trip to the Barrière de Deauville Golf Club (min. 10 participants) E 189 City tour of Paris included Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district E 49

• Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions

Transfer prices in euros per person per transfer Airport CDG – Hotel Airport CDG - Port

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Paris train station – Port

Golf Barrière de Deauville: it might look simple, but the sea wind can complicate the 18-hole course.

• Select excursions as outlined in the itinerary (included)

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• Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant PanoramaRestaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment with lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes and local taxes

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Welcome on Board!

Tastefully furnished Suite

Excellent service

Panorama Restaurant

Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace�

Elegant design

Let yourself be enchanted by the romantic landscape

Fitness room

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Deck on AMADEUS Diamond

Suite on AMADEUS Diamond

Your relaxing retreat

Panorama Bar

Magic moments

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