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Journeys : Apr May 2012
For more information, call us on 1300 368 111 or visit your RACT Travelworld branch. Now you can indulge your senses and explore France’s world-renowned art, wine and music as you cruise the nation’s rivers and discover the beauty of its countr yside. As the popularity of river cruising continues to grow, Avalon Waterways has planned a selection of specialised theme cruises offering travellers a chance to see France in style while indulging a personal passion at the same time. For an art buff, few things could be more evocative than cruising slowly down the Seine following the br ush-strokes of Claude Monet. And for wine lovers, a cruise through Burgundy and Provence is the perfect way to experience one of the world’s most revered wine regions. Available at the same price as regular departures, the themed cruises offer an opportunity to join other travellers with a shared interest, exploring historic sites with specialist guides and hearing fascinating on-board presentations along the way. Avalon’s Art and Impressionist Cruise through northern France begins in Paris with a visit to the renowned Musée d’Orsay with an expert guide, before setting off dow n the Seine to explore Claude Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny. Heading further north, you’ll see the extraordinary cathedral that inspired Monet at Rouen, as well as visiting the Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux in Le Havre. The eight-day Art and Impressionist Cruise departs Paris on 13 August 2013 and is priced from $3094 per person tw in share. For those who love wine, Avalon offers a special Burgundy and Provence w ine-themed cruise with distinguished w ine authorities explaining the grape varieties and organising tastings as the ship winds its way along the Saône and the Rhone. The 11-day cruise to Paris departs Cote d’Azur on 27 October 2013 and is priced from $3553 per person twin share. The same cruise itinerary is also the setting for Avalon’s upbeat Jazz Cr uise coinciding with the popular Vienne Jazz Festival in France. The 2013 cruise departs Cote d’Azur on 1 July and is priced from $4073 per person twin share. Cruise prices include all main meals and accommodation onboard one of Avalon’s 11 luxur y ships, with all gratuities pre-paid. Explore France’s art, wine and music *Terms & conditions: Prices are per person, twin share, Cat E, include discount, cruise, port charges & gratuities and are correct as of 20/02/12. $4383 is based on 30/10/13 departure. $2074 is based on 07/04/13 departure. $2513 is based on 31/10/13 departure. Offer valid to 30/06/12 or until sold out. Offer not applicable to Avalon/Royal Suites (Jnr Suites). Cannot be combined with any other offers except Second Tour, Early Payment and Journey’s Club member discounts. Non refundable, n on transferable deposit of $500pp/per cruise required within 14 days of booking to secure. Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time. For full terms and conditions visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au . RACT Travel Lic No TAS025 ABN 45 144 538 803 2013 EuropE Earlybird SpEcialS SavE $1000 Book select 2013 Avalon Waterways European river cruises and SAVE $1000 per couple. Sample Cruises: MagnificEnt EuropE 15 days fro m Budapest to Amsterdam noW from $4383* per person 27 April & 30 October 2013 tulip tiME cruiSE 8 days fro m Amsterdam to Amsterdam noW from $2074* per person 7&8April2013 lEgEndary danubE 11 days from Prague to Budapest noW from $2513* per person 10 April & 31 October 2013 per couple* RiVER CRuiSing deluxe ExclusivE MEMbEr bonus^ ^MEMBER BonuS: FREE PAiR oF PEntAx BinoCulARS FoR thE FiRSt 20 BookingS (onE PER CouPlE). April / May 2012 63
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