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WESTERN FRONT EXPLORER - FLY FREE

AMSTERDAM - AMSTERDAM

15 days / 14 nights

River cruising on board a Concerto River Ship

Delve into World War 1 history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials that are found along the Western Front. 

Lose yourself within some of Europe's oldest cities, including Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, teeming with medieval and classical wonders. 

You'll also explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.

Visit 15 places in 3 countries

Special features: War history, medieval history, Belgian chocolate, tulips and windmills.

 ALL INCLUSIVE.

ALL TAKEN CARE OF.

ALWAYS.

INCLUSIONS

FLY FREE TO EUROPE*

Experiences in 14 destinations

Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations

Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals

A wide range of onboard beverages

Expert cruise director

Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)

Transfers, port charges and gratuities

*Fly Free offer applies to all suites, book by 30 Apr 2019

2020 DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES

 

Mar 18            Twin Window Suite        from $7,795pp share twin

Apr 17             Twin Window Suite        from $9,795pp share twin

 Please note:

Prices based on Cat. E Twin Window Suite.

Other suite categories and prices are available.

ALL-INCLUSIVE.

ALL TAKEN CARE OF.

ALWAYS.

 

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Your itinerary

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DAY ONE - Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your ship – your luxurious floating hotel for the next 15 days – where you’ll have time to unpack and get ready for everything that’s about to come.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Daily : Dinner


DAY TWO - Amsterdam

 FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Otherwise, gourmet lovers will enjoy a culinary journey through Jordaan and visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.


Choose your sightseeing. We have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala wel­come dinner.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

DAY THREE - Rotterdam

 FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, visit the cheese mecca of Gouda to sample the region’s finest varieties.


Choose the sightseeing that suits you. Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour, or maybe head off and explore on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY FOUR - Kinderdijk, Willemstad

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stop in Willemstad, where we have prepared something special for you, an incredible private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands.


Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


DAY FIVE - Bruinisse, Delta Works

Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete.

Daily :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day six - Ghent

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Explore the Somme Battlefields, including the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre. Alternatively, enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise.


Today presents two very different but equally tempting sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner.

 Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  

Day seven - Ghent

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. You will also have the opportunity to view The Last Post at Menin Gate. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including Markt Plaza and Belfry.


A new day presents new choices in sightseeing.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 Day eight - Ghent

Today presents a great opportunity to recharge the batteries halfway through your journey, with a full day at leisure. The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. You may wish to take one of the onboard bikes out for a spin and explore the town on your own. Or you may wish to do nothing at all and relax.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

 Day nine - Antwerp

Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself as to why they’re considered the world’s finest. Anzac Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux: On our 17 April departure, Day 09 offers you the incredible opportunity to attend the very moving Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux. This day commemorates the anniversary of the victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day ten - Antwerp

A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. You also have the option to take it easy with a full day at leisure. Perhaps take your APT Concierge app for a spin and explore on your own.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day eleven -  Maastricht

 SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas across the Jeker Valley from its terraces.


Enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, take some free time to either do a little more exploring, or maybe relax on board with a drink at the bar.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

Day twelve - Nijmegen

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and discover its sculptural art collection, including masterpieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Alternatively, pay your respects at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried.


Choose the sightseeing that’s right for you.

 Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

Day thirteen - Arnhem

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, which depicts the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Or discover The Netherlands Open Air Museum where a number of Dutch houses, farms and windmills have been expertly recreated to appear as they were centuries ago.


Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day fourteen - Amsterdam, Keukenhof

Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands. Relish the chance to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day fifteen - Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.

Daily : Breakfast

 

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

We recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy upon payment of your deposit. You should ensure that such insurance will protect you against cancellation and loss of deposits or payments prior to departure due to unforeseen circumstances, medical expenses arising from sickness or injury during your travel and protect you also against loss of or damage to your belongings. Please check natural disaster coverage and length of duration coverage. We can arrange travel insurance for you and can provide you with a quote and answer any queries you may have regarding the insurance we offer. 

 

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 WORLD TRAVELLERS - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Full conditions are available on our website.

APT - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions (‘booking conditions’) form the basis of your contract with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (‘APT’, ‘we’ or ‘our’). Please read them carefully as they set out your and our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions, that you agree to them and that you agree to them applying to your holiday arrangements that you book with us and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. References in these booking conditions to your ‘holiday package’ are references to the tour  or cruise package you have booked with APT. References to ‘excursions’ are references to short trips or tours included or available as part of your holiday package. 

GOVERNING LAW

These booking conditions are governed by the law force in Victoria, Australia.

Prices – Deposits – Discounts – Payments

Prices listed in this flyer are valid at the time of publication but are subject to change. They may be varied by advertising or special offers, or changed after the publication date for any reason, including without limitation, to cover changes in government taxes and charges, exchange rate variations, fuel surcharges, airline charges, a force majeure event or other material increases by suppliers. The most up to date pricing may be found on our website – www.aptouring.co.nz. Prices will be confirmed at time of booking and honoured for up to seven days. Once the security deposit is paid the price will be guaranteed.

A $1,000 security deposit per person, per holiday package is required within seven days of booking confirmation. Further payment details will be advised at the time of booking. APT reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or, refuse to honour any price or carry any passenger where any payment has not been received by APT within the specified time. All fares and charges are in New Zealand currency. Payment in full is required at time of booking for reservations made less than 100 days before departure from Australia or New Zealand. If APT is unable to confirm your reservation, all monies will be refunded.

 CANCELLATION POLICY

For all holiday packages in this publication, the following  APT cancellation fees apply:

 Days of Notice:                                 Fee Per Person:

100 days or more                             Loss of deposit

                       99-61 days                                      50% of holiday package price

                          60 days or less                                 100% of holiday package price

All cancellations must be received in writing by APT and are  not effective until this notification has been received. If your holiday has commenced, 100% of the full holiday package price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed. Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect to accommodation reserved outside the holiday package dates. These cancellation fees are in addition to any fees that may be levied by APT and your travel agent (if any). You acknowledge that the amounts estimated under the Cancellation Policy are reasonable and represent a genuine pre-estimate of APT’s loss and are otherwise reasonably necessary to protect the legitimate interests of APT. If you request changes after APT has issued your documents, APT may charge you an administration and processing fee of $70 per person in addition to any applicable cancellation fees.

 INCLUDED IN HOLIDAY PACKAGE PRICE

All coach and travel, accommodation, airfares (if indicated in individual itinerary), gratuities, airport transfers on the first and last day, sightseeing, specified excursions, meals, admissions, port charges and the services of a Cruise or Tour Director are included. Conditions may differ where third party suppliers are involved. Please refer to World Travellers Christchurch for full details of the inclusions in your holiday package and the T&C’s relating to these. APT Collection cruises in Europe also include complimentary beverages served on board your river ship (French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines are not included).

NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TOUR AND/OR CRUISE PRICE  Laundry (unless stated), passport and visa fees, food not on the regular table d’hôte menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, fuel surcharges and gratuities not specified in your itinerary. Travel insurance is not included in your holiday package and you are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking.

 ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TRANSFERS

Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of your APT holiday package at designated times. No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be re-routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfers must make their own way to/from the ship/hotel at their own expense. Some holiday packages include group transfers from or in between airports/hotels/ships and vice versa. A group transfer is generally a shared transfer departing at a set time and the type of vehicle used will normally be dependent upon the size of the group.

Visa and Passports 

All passengers must have a valid passport that is valid for at  least six months after the holiday package return date. Passengers must consult with the appropriate consulates to ensure that they have any applicable visas for countries included in the holiday  package prior to departure. Passengers are solely responsible  for meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements and paying all associated costs. APT cannot obtain group visas on your behalf. APT is not responsible for delays or missed portions of the holiday package resulting from incorrect travel documents or visas. 

 Health and Fitness

A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on APT’s holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot and which can include climbing of stairs and uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches, river and ocean cruise ships, tender boats, zodiacs and trains. We recommend a visit to the doctor and dentist before travelling to overseas destinations. It is your responsibility to advise APT of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a holiday package and the enjoyment of other passengers.

APT Deposit Cancellation Peace of Mind

Applicable when an upfront fee of $95 per person is paid with your deposit. The holiday package can be cancelled prior  to the final payment date and your deposit will be retained as  an APT holding credit to be used for future bookings. If Deposit Cancellation Peace of Mind is claimed, monies held must be used on a future cruise or tour and cannot be redeemed against the original cruise or tour departure date. Deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties, including but not limited to air travel, rail travel and hotels. When booking airfares through APT (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply.

In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. APT Deposit Cancellation Peace of Mind applies to new bookings only and is only valid up until 100 days prior to travel. After three years, unused credit funds will incur the original cancellation conditions as per brochure. This does not replace travel insurance, which you are required to purchase at the time of booking.

SUPERDEALS AND SPECIAL OFFERS 

Conditions apply. For full terms and conditions relating to any SuperDeal or Special Offer on your booking, please go to: www. aptouring.co.nz/specialdeals.

Prices provided by APT are based on dynamic pricing and therefore subject to change at any time. Price is per person, based on twin share and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. Amendment, cancellation and credit card fees apply. Please refer to your World Travellers Christchurch consultant for full terms & conditions surrounding pricing and inclusions. Superdeals cannot be held for your group and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

APT’s prices and itineraries valid from 1 May 2019 for travel in 2020, but subject to change in terms of these conditions.

Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd. 

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