Air credit deals to Europe are back baby!

Jun 01, 2022
Fly Free deals are back on European river cruises. Source: Getty

Finally, ‘fly free’ deals to Europe for river cruises are back baby! One of the biggest river cruise companies has launched $1500 flight credits for economy class fares and business upgrades from $4700 when you book one of a long list of European river cruise experiences. And these can all be booked through Travel at 60.

Fly free deals to Europe from Australia were a popular promotion before the pandemic, but they’ve been few and far between since. The $1500 vouchers are offered when you go to book a river cruise from Uniworld (available via Travel at 60) and can be used to book flights or can be applied as a credit against the cost of the cruise itself if you are booking your own airfare *.

River cruising in Europe is a known passion of many over-60s, with popular routes, included in the promotion:

16 Day Luxury River Cruise – Budapest to Amsterdam in 2023

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For the lovers of arts, architecture, music and history. Source: Getty

For the lover of arts, architecture, music and history, this majestic cruise provides the chance to indulge in an amazing selection of UNESCO World Heritage sites across four countries. This all-encompassing voyage sails through Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers.

Indulge in the onboard dining and included drinks, or experience the local cuisine while embarking on guided tours hosted by English-speaking local experts. These guided experiences are made unique through the use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks.

8 day cruise through Northern Italy

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Explore the history of Northern Italy. Source: Getty

This stunning river voyage gives cruisers the ability to discover the gorgeous history of Venice and Northern Italy. Onboard an extravagant ship, travellers have a variety of included tours to choose from, delectable 5-star dining and free-flowing premium wines, beers and spirits to enjoy along the way.

Enjoy exploring the “City of Water’s” stores lining the colourful canals or book a private viewing of the lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Cruisers will get the opportunity to see the picturesque villages and ports, including a visit to the home of Renaissance greats, Galileo and Copernicus in the medieval township of Padua.

11 Day all inclusive luxury river cruise from Amsterdam-Basel (2023)

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See the canals and renowned museums in Amsterdam. Source: Getty

This extravagant gives crusie travellers a deep look into the rich history of Europe, coasting through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. See the world-renowned museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne, Basel and Arnhem, all the while enjoying unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, and soft drinks onboard.

Enjoy the Jewish Heritage Program and take a deep dive into the Jewish history involved in the region. This cruise will give you a first-hand look into why the Rhine River Valley has had raving reviews with the ability to stand on deck and watch the landscape’s dramatic beauty evolve in front of your eyes.

11 Day Portugal, Spain & Douro River cruise

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Immerse yourself in the breath-taking landscape along the Douro. Source: Getty

Drift through the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, where you’ll be immersed in breath-taking beauty. Enjoy the dramatic terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards while sipping on the finest wines and other included beverages.

Explore the Ribeira district in Portugal, home to cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene and dive into the Spanish countryside, meeting winemakers from the region. Give yourself the experience of a lifetime, and “Do as the Locals Do” in a guided tour through the historic neighbouring countries.

View deals here: European luxury river cruises

Starts at 60 CEO Rebecca Wilson said European river cruises have been sorely missed by travellers.

“It’s great to see river cruise back being promoted actively to Australians who have been locked up for two years,” she said.

“River cruising in Europe has been reopened for nearly a year now, with the European summer just ended seeing enormous volumes and confidence from US and European customers. Now, demand is lifting for Australians heading overseas and this credit offers a great deal to over-60s who want to do one of those dream river cruises like Amsterdam to Budapest, or cruise the rivers of Northern Italy.”

Chief Commercial Officer of Travel at 60 Wendy Harch said the deals are a popular choice cruising through Europe.

Travel at 60 is getting a lot of enquiry on river cruising for Summer 2023, and with many Aussie traveller’s cruises from 2021 and 2022 re-scheduled, there is limited availability so people really need to get in and book if they want to travel in the year ahead,” Harch said.

*conditions apply contact Travel at 60 for details on 1300 414 198.

Travel at 60 is taking bookings for all major cruise lines. Sign up for the Travel at 60 emailer here to get access to new releases and amazing deals as they arrive.

At Travel at 60 you get the same travel consultant on your quote, through to your booking through to your departure documentation so you’ve got the same person. You’re not ringing a call centre where you go into the mix. You can ask to speak to that same consultant and they will look after you all the way through. Travel at 60 are a small and friendly team based in Australia who really look forward to helping you book your next cruise.


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