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The Rise of River Cruising Have you cruised the Caribbean and the Med and are looking for something a bit different? Many of the world’s most exciting cities and attractive towns sit within easy reach of beautiful rivers which are not able to accommodate the modern day cruise liners. River cruise itineraries are wide ranging and port intensive and in most ports you can just step ashore and start exploring. See Europe’s most grand cities, iconic landmarks and charming villages as you cruise the popular Rhine, Danube and Dutch Waterways or for a more exotic experience you could sail the Yangtze River in China, the Mekong flowing through Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam, or even sail down the mighty Mississippi and explore America’s Deep South.

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Why choose a River Cruise? It’s so easy - convenient departures from your local port There are a wide range of river cruises and destinations which depart from your local port – Dover or it is so easy to take the Eurostar train from London, we can arrange connecting rail to join your cruise in Amsterdam, Paris and Lyon or even Budapest and Vienna. If you prefer to get straight to the rivers and canals we also offer fly cruises from London.

You’ll get right in to the heart of the city Enjoy the scenery as your floating hotel takes you on a fascinating journey. There are no long transfers and mostly you will moor in the heart of the cities you are visiting so you can simply step ashore and start exploring. Itineraries are rich and you get to visit so many famous cities, a typical cruise on the Danube visits Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Melk and Durnstein all in a seven night river cruise.

There is so much included – great value All river cruise lines offer the same high standards of accommodation and cuisine as you will have come to expect from 3 and 4* ocean cruising. Many also include gratuities, wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner and even shore excursions.

Small and friendly Most river cruise ships hold on average 150-200 passengers, offering intimate dining with open seating and smaller group tours with a warm, relaxed atmosphere on board.

A room with a view All cabins on a river cruise ship are outside with large picture windows or French balconies. Walk-out balconies are also available on some of the newer ships. When you’re not exploring ashore, you’re sailing through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, UNESCO-listed river valleys, historic towns and rural landscapes.

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The Rhine The most popular river cruise destination in Europe thanks to a combination of scenery, historical cities and an incredible array of itineraries. Flowing from Switzerland to Amsterdam, passing towns and cities in France and Germany. You can also reach the Rhine from the Moselle and Main rivers.

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Popular itineraries are 7 nights in duration and typically sail through the Rhine Gorge which stretches 40 miles en-route to the Black Forest, other popular cruises offer a combination of Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers

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Places to visit on the Rhine The Rhine Gorge Not a stop, but be sure to have your camera at the ready, this UNESCO Heritage Site is the most scenic section of the river with miles of castles, churches and riverside vineyards.

Cologne Take time to look around the city, you’ll hear tales of the elves of Cologne, see where Eau De Cologne was created and see the Gothic cathedral, which took 600 years to build and which stayed intact after 96% of the city was destroyed in the Second World War.

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On board Mps Rotterdam Coach and Ferry from Hull 12 Aug 2014 | 9 nights

02, 09, 16, 23 Sep 2014 | 9 nights Itinerary: 1 night half board stay en-route - Amsterdam Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Zjpe Bruinisse - Ghent - Antwerp Brussles - 1 night half board stay

Itinerary: Overnight ferry from Hull - Cologne – Andernach – Cochem – Koblenz – Rudesheim – Boppard – Linz – Bonn – Cologne

What’s Included: Coach and Ferry travel • River view accommodation • FREE drinks with lunch & dinner • All transfers

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What’s Included: Coach and ferry travel from UK • River view accommodation • Services of a tour manager • Excursion programme available

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Danube One of Europe’s most iconic rivers Flowing from the Black Forest in Germany the Danube flows east passing through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania before ending in its journey in the Black Sea. Most cruises are 7 nights and the most popular ports of call and most iconic cities on the cruise are Vienna and Budapest.

Places to visit on the Danube Vienna The jewel in the crown on the Danube and the capital of Austria, Vienna is home to some of the finest baroque architecture in the world and to over 100 museums. Visit the splendid Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, the Guidi-like Hunderwasser Haus and get a sense of the glory at the magnificent St Stephan’s Cathedral. For a typically Viennese shopping experience, try one the local markets offering anything from local produce to Persian caviar, reflecting the charisma of the city.

Budapest Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Seven bridges connect ancient Buda with Pest. Both packed with culture and history, there are cycling, walking and river tours. For fabulous views of the city take the funicular to the turreted Fisherman’s Bastion and glorious Matthias Church.

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On board MV Esmerelda Coach and ferry from Dover 26 Aug 2014 | 9 nights

On board ms Switzerland II Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures 11 Sep 2014 | 17 nights

Itinerary: 1 night hotel stay in Belgium -Linz -Melk - Krems Vienna - Bratislava - Esztergom - Budapest - 2 night hotel stay in Budapest What’s Included: Local Coach & Ferry travel from UK • River view accommodation • All transfers • Belgium and Budapest city stays

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On board Jasper Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures 14 Aug 2015 | 11 nights

Itinerary: Vilshofen - Regensburg - Passau - Melk - Vienna Bratislava - Budapest

Itinerary: 3 nights hotel stay in Prague - Nuremberg - Regensburg Passau - Melk - Vienna - Budapest

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In March and April the Dutch Waterways are in the spotlight with the beautiful blooms of the Dutch Bulbfields. Most cruises will begin and end in Amsterdam, you’ll cruise along the iconic Dutch canals and waterways with views of windmills sat among tulip fields. Often you’ll get the chance to visit Holland’s renowned Keukenhof Gardens – the spring gardens of Europe, with a staggering 7 million blooms covering 80 acres in a riot of colour in a beautiful landscape with shimmering lakes and water gardens. Tulip field, Amsterdam

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On board Ms Alegria Coach and ferry from Dover 2,9*,16 & 23* Sep 2014 | 9 nights

On board Mps Lady Anne Coach and Ferry from Dover 15 Apr 2015 | 3 nights

Itinerary: 1 night half board hotel stay en route – Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Dordrecht – Zjpe Bruinisse – Ghent – Antwerp – Brussels – 1 night half board hotel stay post cruise

Itinerary: Amsterdam - Volendam - Kampen - Amsterdam

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Rhone An alluring mix of great food, wine and Roman history await you on a Rhone River Cruise. The Rhone rises in Switzerland and flows into France and the Mediterranean near Arles. The most popular itinerary starts in Lyon and ends in Arles or nearby Avignon, or round trip fly cruises start and end in Lyon. Cruises typically sail north to the wine capital of Burgundy, calling at Vienne, Tournon and allowing plenty time to explore France’s second largest city Lyon boasting cobbled old town, Gothic architecture and gourmet delights (its known as the gastronomic capital of France).

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On board Viking Hermod Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures Mar – Nov 2015 | 8 nights

On board Emerald or Sapphire Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures Apr – Sep 2015 | 7 nights

Itinerary: Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saone – Beaune – Saone River Lyon - Vienne – Tournon & Viviers – Rhone River & Arles – Avignon

Itinerary: Chalon-sur-Saone - Macon - Lyon - Vienne Tournon - Viviers - Avignon - Tarascon

What’s Included: Return flights • River view accommodation • FREE drinks with lunch and dinner • FREE Shore Excursions • All transfers

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Mississippi Cruising by paddlewheel is becoming one of the most popular ways to experience America’s heartland.

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This tailor – made itinerary takes you on an authentic antebellum deluxe cruise boat from New Orleans to Memphis. You’ll start your holiday by enjoying a two night stay in New Orleans , giving you plenty time to enjoy the Jazz clubs on Bourbon Street and the beautiful street cafes of the French Quarter. You’ll then embark American Queen visiting ports of call such as Oak Alley, where you will be transported back in time to the era of hoop skirts and cotton fields, Natchez, Mississippi’s historic district, see the thousands of tombstones of Vicksburg reflecting the sacrifices made through the war. You’ll complete your trip of a lifetime with a stay in the home of music, Memphis where you’ll tour Graceland and visit the blues joints in Beale Street.

Jewels of The Mississippi On board American Queen Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures 25 Mar 2015 | 12 nights Itinerary: Fly: UK to New Orleans Stay: 2 nights in New Orleans Cruise: New Orleans – Oak Alley – St. Francisville – Natchez Vicksburg – Helena Stay: 2 nights in Memphis Fly: Memphis to UK What’s Included: Return flights from the UK • 2 nights stay in New Orleans • 2 nights stay in Memphis • Stateroom of your choice • All Meals on-board • FREE wine & beer with dinner • FREE shore excursions in every port • FREE speciality coffees, bottled water and soft drinks • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly • FREE City tour in New Orleans • FREE tour of Graceland in Memphis

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On board Viking Emerald Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures Feb - Nov 2015 | 13 nights | 11 Guided Tours

On board Viking Mekong Fly Cruise - Ask about regional departures Jan - Oct 2015 | 16 nights | 14 Guided Tours

Itinerary: Fly: UK to Shanghai Stay: 2 nights in Shanghai / Fly: Shanghai to Wuhan River Cruise: Yueyang, sail the most scenic stretch of the Yangtze. 3 Gorges & 3 Gorges Dam - 3 Gorges and Lesser 3 Gorges Shibaozhai Temple - Chongqing and Xian, visit the Pandas at Chongqing Zoo Fly/Stay: Stay 2 nights in Xian, visit Terracotta Warriors Fly/Stay: Stay 3 nights in Beijing, visit the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Fly: Beijing to UK

Itinerary: Fly: UK to Hanoi Stay: 2 nights in Hanoi Stay: 3 nights in Siem Reap River Cruise: Angkor Wat & Siem Reap - Kampong Thom & Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh (overnight) - Mekong River Tan Chau & Vin Hoa - Sa Dec & Cai Be Stay: 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City Fly: Ho Chi Minh City to UK

What’s Included: Return flights from the UK • Deluxe, river view stateroom • Deluxe land stay accommodation • FREE guided tours • All meals on board • FREE Wine, Beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Transfers

What’s Included: Return flights from the UK • Deluxe, river view stateroom • Deluxe land stay accommodation • FREE guided tours • All meals on board • FREE Wine, Beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Transfers

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BOOK WITH THE EXPERTS WE’LL FIND YOUR PERFECT CRUISE T&C’s: Offers are correct at time of print 03/06/2014. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time, without notice. Offers are for new bookings only and

cannot be combined with any other promotional or discounted offer. Prices are per adult based on the lowest category available and in twin occupancy unless specified. Each cruiseline’s specific Terms and Conditions apply. Please check itinerary and benefits with your Cruise Expert at time of booking as these can change. Prices are based on flying from London unless stated. *Terms and Conditions apply. FREE Summer Wine Selection (6 bottles) is applicable to bookings over £2500 per cabin in value only made before 30 Jun 2014. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

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