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Journey from Paris to Italy & Beyond | European Ocean and River Cruise Discovery

27 Day Fly, Stay, Ocean & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Savings Including City Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Sail | October 2025
  • Exclusive Itinerary

Book By 31 July 2024

Set Sail on 9 October 2025

Product Code: MC-31056

Journey from Paris to Italy & Beyond | European Ocean and River Cruise Discovery

27 Day Fly, Stay, Ocean & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Savings Including City Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More

  • Sail | October 2025
  • Exclusive Itinerary

Package Inclusions Open All

Economy flights to Paris returning from Amsterdam

BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore Paris at your leisure
BONUS Scenic rail journey from Paris to Nice

11 Night Luxury Mediterranean Ocean Cruise Onboard Azamara Journey sailing in an Inside Stateroom

Onboard dining across a range of complimentary venues
BONUS Beverage Package onboard including select standard spirits, international beers & wines
Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Onboard entertainment including live music & performances
Onboard prepaid gratuities
Onboard all port taxes & charges

BONUS 2 Night hotel stay to explore Venice

BONUS Scenic rail journey from Venice to Milan
BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore Milan at your leisure
BONUS Lake Como Day Tour
BONUS Scenic rail journey from Milan to Basel to embark your Rhine River cruise

 

8 Day relaxed luxury Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam onboard Avalon Waterways
Enjoy an overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam
Sail in a High Deck Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony

Seasonal & locally sourced A La Carte menus across flexible dining venues
Regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner
Specialty onboard entertainment
BONUS Wifi onboard
BONUS Daily on shore excursions with expert guides
BONUS Prepaid onboard gratuities

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Paris, France

Welcome to Paris, the city of light and the global centre of art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Famed for its 19th-century architecture, Paris is home to some of the most formidable and renowned structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay to explore this romantic city.

 
Nice, France

Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Paris to Nice to embark your 11 night luxury Mediterranean Ocean Cruise Onboard Azamara Journey today.

 
Florence /Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Welcome to Livorno! This charming port town is your gateway to both Pisa and Florence, where you can discover iconic sights, including the Leaning Tower, Piazza Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio. In Livorno itself, we recommend discovering the Fortezza Nuova, walking along the lively port and sampling some fresh seafood. Enjoy an onboard overnight stay to explore this city.

 
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Welcome to Civitavecchia! This lively port town is just 50 minutes from Rome, so you’re within easy reach of all the iconic sights of the Eternal City. If you’d prefer to stay in Civitavecchia, be sure to check out Forte Michelangelo, the former Jewish Ghetto, and the Trajan Theatre.

 
At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by.

 
Catania, Sicily, Italy

Welcome to Catania! Nicknamed the ‘Grey City’, no visit is complete without hiking Mount Etna for incomparable city views. Other can’t miss sights include the Cathedral of Sant’Agata, Castello Ursino, Teatro Massimo Bellini and the Amphitheatre of Catania.

 
Crotone, Italy

Welcome to Crotone! Crotone is a port city in Calabria, southern Italy. Visit the National Archaeological Museum that houses important historical items. Take in the stunning cathedral, circa 10th century, with its neo-classical facade and Baroque decor. See the magnificent castle, La Castella, a beautifully preserved and restored fortress. with a glass of wine in hand at sunset. This gorgeous coastal town is rich in two-millennia history and brimming with excellent food, making it a great stop for your cruise.

 
Taranto, Italy

Welcome to Taranto. Located in the azure Ionian Coast of Southern Italy, the old-world charm and traditions of this picturesque city will leave you enchanted. Admire the historic architecture while strolling through Old Town, relax on a sun-kissed beach, learn at Spartan history at Taranto Spartan Museum or travel a short hour to explore the cave city of Matera – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 
Kotor, Montenegro

Welcome to Kotor, a hidden Balkan gem. Tucked into the spectacular bay and surrounded by a wall of brooding mountains, the atmosphere of Kotor is unbeatable. Wander the maze that is Old Town, kayak along the bay and sample local wine and fresh seafood at one of the countless seaside restaurants.

 
At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

 
Venice, Italy

Welcome to Venice, the floating city. Perhaps one of the world’s most famous destinations, a visit to Venice will leave you awestruck. Wind down the Grand Canal on a gondola, explore the sights of St Mark’s Square, including St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s palace, and hop over to Murano for a glass-blowing demonstration. Dreamy Venice is a stop you’ll never forget. Enjoy an onboard overnight stay to explore this city.

 
Venice, Italy

Disembark Azamara Journey in Venice today and enjoy a 2-night hotel stay to explore this iconic city.

 
Milan, Italy

Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Venice to Milan today. Welcome to Milan, the world’s fashion capital. When exploring this stylish city, don’t miss the Duomo di Milano, the Teatro alla Scala Opera House and Sforzesco Castle. No trip to Milan is complete without a little retail therapy and indulging in some delectable Italian cuisine. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay and Lake Como day tour to explore this beautiful city.

 
Milan, Italy - Basel, Switzerland

Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Milan to Basel and embark your 8 day Rhine River Cruise onboard Avalon Waterways today.

 
Breisach (Black Forest), Germany

Welcome to Breisach, the perfect base to the mysterious Black Forest. This storybook town is the ideal gateway to uncover the wine and food-loving culture of this German region.

 
Strasbourg, France

Welcome to Strasbourg, the “Crossroads of Europe”. Located on the border of France and Germany, this historic town uniquely blends the traditional culinary and architectural styles of the two nations. Explore Strasbourg’s vibrant cobbled lanes and half-timbered homes, and don’t forget to delight in a pastry (or two!).

 
Mainz (Heidelberg), Germany

Welcome to Mainz, famed for its old town, half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. During your stroll through the town centre, be sure to visit the Marktbrunnen Renaissance fountain, the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum.

 
Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge, Germany

Welcome to Rudesheim, a true Rhine wine town surrounded by vineyards, whose fruits can be sampled in the many taverns around town. Later, sailing through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, sure to be one of the highlights of your river cruise. Pass rocky outcrops and cruise around twisting bends to the famous Lorelai or ‘murmuring rock’, where legend claims that enchanting maidens lured unsuspecting sailors to their watery graves.

 
Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful cities. A splendid mix of both old and new, spend your visit exploring both the Old Town, with its beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments, and the modern city, which was rebuilt after World War 2. Plus, don’t miss the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a World-Heritage listed sight!

 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam, the 17th-century capital of Holland, famed for its picturesque canals, vibrant culture, and architectural delights. Meander through charming neighbourhoods, take a bike ride or explore historic gems like the Anne Frank House and the Hague. Enjoy an onboard overnight stay to explore this city.

 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark Avalon Waterways in Amsterdam today and farewell Europe  as you board your flight home, or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

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Ocean Cruise Sails 09 October 2025  & River Cruise Sails 25 October 2025

Price based on departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Ocean Cruise Upgrade

Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom Onboard Azamara Journey from only $999 pp

Upgrade to an Veranda Stateroom Onboard Azamara Journey from only $1699 pp

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note – Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change and availability.
Seasonal and/or flight routing surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily.  Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Important – if your cruise holiday package is made up of consecutive back to back sailings, there is a chance that you may be allocated different cabin numbers on each voyage and may be required to change cabins throughout your journey.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should onboard gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Please note: Flight deviations requested by the traveller incur a fee of $150AUD per person plus any additional airfare and or tax charges.  These will be advised by our Cruise After Sales / Air Department at the time of selecting your flights

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

Product Code: MC-31056

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