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Around the World in 27 Days: A China, Central Europe & Egypt Cruise Tour with International Flights

Embark on a journey taking you from bustling Shanghai and the banks of the Yangtze River to Central Europe’s charming Danube River and on to the ancient waterway of the world’s longest river – the Nile. This spectacular 27-day cruise tour includes return international flights from select Australian cities and the chance to witness some of the world’s most iconic rivers. Includes three cruises with all-inclusive meals, a flight from China to Hungary, a flight from Europe to Egypt, striking on-ground city tours, return airport transfers throughout the trip, a local English-speaking tour guide and much more.

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27 Days
Around the World - Low Season
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person based on twin-share (you must purchase TWO packages)
  • Return economy-class airfares from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne to Shanghai and back from Cairo (Canberra and Hobart departures available at a surcharge, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Flight from Chongqing, China to Budapest, Hungary
  • Flight from Munich, Europe to Cairo, Egypt
Calendar
27 Days
Around the World - High Season
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person based on twin-share (you must purchase TWO packages)
  • Return economy-class airfares from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne to Shanghai and back from Cairo (Canberra and Hobart departures available at a surcharge, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Flight from Chongqing, China to Budapest, Hungary
  • Flight from Munich, Europe to Cairo, Egypt

See some of the world’s most magnificent landscapes from a different angle on a 27-day tour that will take you on a four-night Yangtze River cruise in China, a spectacular seven-night Danube River cruise and an unforgettable seven-night Nile River cruise where you will witness the striking beauty of Ancient Egypt.

What You’ll Love…

China – Discover the hum of Shanghai and the beauty of the Yangtze River

Begin your journey in the ‘showpiece’ of China’s booming economy – the bustling city of Shanghai. Take time to visit the ornate pavilions and shimmering ponds of the Yu Garden, the premier residential and retail French Concession district, the unmatched entertainment centres of the Xin Tian Di entertainment quarter before finally winding up at the Western-styled architecture of The Bund, a waterfront strip referred to as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years.

China is also home to spectacular landscapes and you will have the chance to soak up this natural beauty on a cruise of the famous Yangtze River, giving you the opportunity to see the country from a different angle. This four-night cruise will have you soaking up beautiful scenery as you pass Gorge Wu, Gorge Qutang, the Shen’nv Stream and the colossal Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam.

Europe – Discover the magic of Central Europe on a seven-night cruise

The first stop on your European adventure is Budapest, Hungary’s historically charming capital city. Admire medieval architecture as you stroll the cobbled streets, taking in Parliament, City Park, Heroes Square, the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and more. Don’t forget to peruse the city’s abundance of small boutiques and street-side cafes.

Music enthusiasts will enjoy discovering charming Vienna – offering up many music houses which are accessible by foot from the city centre including Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Staatsoper, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and Jazzland. Famed for its oozing romance and legendary opulence and elegance, you will uncover the famed Ringstrasse—Vienna's main boulevard lined with palaces, parks and monuments and continue on to discover the quaint Old Quarter that features the striking St Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament building.

The Slovak capital of Bratislava will welcome you with open arms on a guided walking tour of the city. Wander the pedestrian-only streets of the striking Old Town—which dates back to the 18th century and overflows with lively bars and buzzing cafes—and view the commanding presence of the Bratislava Castle that watches over the Old Town.

Ancient Egypt – Board a seven-night Nile River cruise to discover the beautiful landscape and historical pyramids

Lose yourself in Egypt’s captivating capital, Cairo, where you will peruse bustling bazaars, see beautiful old mosques and churches, and delve into ancient history at the Egyptian Museum; a treasure trove of priceless artefacts including the fabled Mask of Tutankhamun.

One of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World unfolds before you at the awe-inspiring Giza pyramid complex, home to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza. This incredible historic site, built by hand by the ancient Egyptians and once buried beneath the desert sweeping sands, truly defies belief.

Conclude your trip with seven nights discovering the famous river which has been the life-blood of the Egyptian people for millennia. Cruise along the Nile River and explore the ancient temples of Luxor nestled on the east bank of the river, believed to be where the kings of Egypt were crowned. Discover Egypt’s best-preserved temple at Edfu, whose ancient hieroglyphs and original ceilings can still be seen to this day; explore the double Temple of Kom Ombo; mingle with the locals as you peruse the markets that line the banks and discover the riverside city of Aswan with its colossal dam.

Your Package Includess:

  • Packages valid for one person based on twin-share (you must purchase TWO packages)
  • Return economy-class airfares from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne to Shanghai and back from Cairo (Canberra and Hobart departures available at a surcharge, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Flight from Chongqing, China to Budapest, Hungary
  • Flight from Munich, Europe to Cairo, Egypt
  • Four nights cruising China’s Yangtze River with all-inclusive meals
  • Seven nights cruising through Central Europe’s striking cities with all-inclusive meals
  • Seven nights on a Nile River cruise taking in the stunning sights of Ancient Egypt with all-inclusive meals
  • Striking city tours of Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Linz and more
  • Vibrant city tour of Shanghai
  • Return airport and hotel transfers throughout the trip
  • Tours, transfers and admissions per itinerary
  • A local English-speaking guide throughout
  • Tipping for the Europe river cruise (see ‘Fine Print’ for more details)

Valid for select departure dates below:

Low Season:

12, 19, 26, October 2019

2, 9, 16 November 2019

14, 21, 28 March 2020

High Season:

24 August 2019

14, 21, 28 September 2019

6 October 2019

7 April 2020

5, 12, 19, 26 May 2020

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years and older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room.

Single Traveller Surcharge: A single supplement is available at the time of booking. If you want to have a room to yourself the total single supplement amount is as follows and payable direct to the tour operator:

Low Season - AU$5,000

High Season - AU$6,000

Flights included are for departures from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth.

Departures from Hobart and Canberra are available at a surcharge of AU$295pp.

Please note: The maximum flight time is 32 hours.

Baggage allowance: 23kg check baggage and 7kg carry-on.

Airfares are non-refundable and airline terms, conditions and amendment fees apply.

Please note: There are no premium economy airfare flights available on this tour itinerary. Customers may obtain a quote to upgrade to a business class airfare which will incur a surcharge starting at AU$8,000 per person

Travellers have the option of either staying behind or leaving early. Additional surcharges of AU$150 apply payable direct to the tour provider.

Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed.

Maximum room capacity for hotels on this tour are two adults and one child on a rollaway bed.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels or similar:

  • Shanghai: Wyndham Bund East Shanghai
  • China Cruise: Yangtze Gold 1, 2, 6 or 7, President 7, Victoria Jenna, Victoria
  • Europe Cruise: First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess
  • Cairo: Barcelo or Ramses Hilton
  • Egypt Cruise: Princess Sarah

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

Please note: Each of the cruises in this package includes a river view cabin with a panoramic window. Upgrading cabin types on each of the cruises are available as below.

  • Upgrade to a Bridge Deck superior cabin on the China cruise for an extra AU$500 per person
  • Upgrade to an Executive Suite cabin on the China cruise for an extra AU$999 per person
  • Upgrade to French Balcony cabin on the Danube River cruise for an extra AU$900 per person
  • Upgrade to a Suite on the Danube River cruise for an extra AU$2,000 per person
  • Upgrade to a Suite on the Egypt Nile River Cruise from AU$599 per person

Cabin upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking. You will need to purchase your package from Luxury Escapes and then the tour operator will request the cabin upgrade. After the cabin upgrade has been confirmed you will pay for the upgrade price directly to the tour operator. Cabin requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note: River Cruise cabins in China and Egypt are allocated at time of boarding. River Cruise cabins in Europe are allocated at time of booking. Cabin requests cannot be guaranteed.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour operator.

Additional expenses are not included.

Travel insurance is mandatory, policy details must bThe e provided to the operator prior to travel.

All services are subject to availability.

Instant Booking: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, select 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Blackout dates - dates that are not available for stay - cannot be selected. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Can I change my check in date post purchase: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the tour company directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the tour company and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates. You will be asked to pay a AU$150 per person change fee and any applicable additional airfare to change your tour dates. Exact amounts are assessed at time of date change

Tour Booking Form: The tour operator's booking form will be email to you within 72 hours of purchasing your Luxury Escapes vouchers. This booking form must be returned to the tour operator within 14 days of purchase date to guarantee your space on the tour. Delays in returning this booking form may result in your selected tour date being unavailable. The tour operator is unable to process your reservations until the booking form has been received.

Important: Name changes cannot be made to any reservations after the booking is confirmed.

The tour vouchers are non transferable.

Transfers: All transfers are included.

Visa Requirement: Please note a China Tourist Visa & Egypt Tourist Visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. This is not included in your package cost and must be organised independently. Luxury Escapes and the tour operator can accept no responsibility for your entry into China & Egypt. Information on how to obtain your tourists visa will be given with your tour confirmation.

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tourist visas
  • Tipping for China & Egypt cruises
  • Cost of gratuities to tour guide – recommended but not mandatory

Please note: This tour is not suitable for customers with a wheel chair, scooter or a walking frames. The are no ambulatory accessible cabins on these cruise. We apologise in advance for this.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour company’s discretion/policy.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least six months beyond your intended stay overseas.

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour company’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Please note this tour is not operated by Luxury Escapes. You will be contacted post-purchase with further details.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply

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