When you think about going on holiday, relaxation is generally your top priority, along with experiencing a little adventure and a new culture. House of Travel offers the ultimate in relaxation and comfort with their new range of river cruising itineraries, in conjunction with Avalon Waterways. River cruising offers the absolute best of both worlds when it comes to travel – every detail is taken care of, so you can just relax, and you have every opportunity to explore new places every day. Unlike ocean cruising, you are up close and personal with the scenery, and can be on and off the ship as much or as little as you choose. The added bonus is that every room has a view, so you can unpack, relax and completely immerse yourself in the culture. The cabins are spacious, well thought out and beautifully appointed, as are the common areas, so you will feel equally at home curled up in your room or in one of the lounges or outdoor areas. The atmosphere onboard is welcoming and intimate, so whether you are travelling alone, or with a friend or partner, there are plenty of ways to make new friends and socialise, either at meal times or during excursions. For those with slightly delicate sea legs, there is barely any discernible motion under sail, so motion sickness is a very unlikely issue. The staff aboard cater to your every need – and for those who appreciate fine food and wine – the service on offer aboard an Avalon Waterways ship is second to none; there is an emphasis on innovative, fresh food and local specialties. Packages include all meals while cruising, sparkling wine with breakfast, regional wine & beer with lunches and dinners, professional Cruise Director; local guides for sightseeing; complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard; port charges & gratuities. Here is a sample of the upcoming adventures with House of Travel: MAGNIFICENT EUROPE 15 days Budapest to Amsterdam From $7339pp share twin in an Outside Stateroom. Flights are additional Set departures between Apr and Oct. Price based on 14 Apr 17 departure. HOT BONUS Receive $4000 Air Credit per couple or singles travel at no extra cost HIGHLIGHTS: Amsterdam • Cologne • Rüdesheim • Main River Village • Wurzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Regensburg • Passau • Durnstein • Vienna • Bratislava • Budapest ACTIVE DISCOVERY ON THE DANUBE 9 days Linz to Budapest – NEW FOR 2017 from $5536pp share twin in an Outside Stateroom. Flights are additional. Set departures between Jul and Oct. Price based on 08 Jul 17 departure HOT BONUS Receive $3000 Air Credit per couple or singles travel at no extra cost HIGHLIGHTS: Hike along the Danube; Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp; Guided bike tour from Spitz to Krems; Vienna jogging tour; Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrad’s Lower Castle and much more This is a new route and is designed for those who enjoy the outdoors – there is an emphasis on activities for all fitness levels, and includes one night’s superior hotel accommodation in Budapest. For more Avalon Waterways deals click here CONDITIONS: Valid for new bookings only until 31 May 16 or until sold out • Prices correct as of 06 May 16 and are subject to change without notice • Further terms and conditions apply • For more information contact your local House of Travel consultant or visit www.hot.co.nz/conditions Contact your local House of Travel agent or click here for more details. don’t miss out on these fantastic tours!
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