Transatlantic New York to London & Paris with Chris Smith

17
Nights
2019
July 3
From
$8,990
Cunard
QM2
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Queen Mary 2 cruise will be a wonderful opportunity to cruise from New York City to London and then to travel by train to Paris. The cruise is fully escorted and includes sightseeing tours at each port of call. Also included are special activities for members of the group. We hope that you can join us!

New York, New York!
Home of Wall Street and Broadway. The most exciting city in the USA! We stay right in the heart of Manhattan and will see the highlights of this fabulous city including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Little Italy, Chinatown, 5th Avenue and so much more.

The Queen Mary 2
Follows in the glamorous traditions of the great Cunard Queen Ocean liners of the 1920’s & 1930s travelling between New York and England. The Transatlantic crossing is a wonderful relaxing cruise, with our included private group activities and the daily Cunard program you will be well entertained.

London, the exciting capital of England
Home to the theatre districts of the West End, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Tower of London, Harrods, fabulous shopping, countless museums, superlative art galleries and much more.

Paris, ‘city of light’ and the capital of France
Home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the famous Champs Elysees and the romantic Seine River. We have three nights in this magical city.

Tour highlights

  • Welcome dinner hosted by Chris Smith
  • Sightseeing tours of New York, London & Paris
  • Welcome drinks with Chris Smith onboard QM2
  • Join Chris Smith for a talk about Super Stars of the media
  • Join Chris Smith for a fun game of Trivia
  • Eurostar train travel through the “Chunnel” to Paris
  • Enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on level 1
  • Visit the villa and famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Attend the famous Moulin Rouge show with dinner included
  • Luxury Cruising onboard QM2
Transatlantic New York to London & Paris with Chris Smith  Map

Includes

  • Economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane
  • to New York and from Paris back to Australia
  • Travel on Queen Mary 2 in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Mary 2
  • Private Queen Mary 2 activities on board
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in New Yorlk including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in London including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Paris including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours of New York, London & Paris
  • Welcome dinner in New York and lunch on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Mary 2
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2018
  • Onboard gratuities

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone; the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.

QM2 Deck plans

QM2

The Queen Mary 2 is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Mary 2 continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Elizabeth 2. The great traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, the casino, theatres, the cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on the Queen Mary 2 is an exceptional experience to be savoured and remembered.

Clothing on board QM2

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or jacket and tie for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required for the main restaurants. Casual nights require a collared shirt for the gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.

Don’t worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins, when available, saving you the single supplement. You won’t be left alone, the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you – there will be group activities almost every day.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith has worked in news and current affairs on radio and TV nationally and international for more than 35 years. He has won several awards for reporting and broadcasting excellence. Currently his Afternoon Show outrates all stations in Sydney at this time of day, while he juggles TV appearances on Channel 7’s Sunrise. He is an active host of charity events. His focus on-air is breaking news, but after 17 years hosting his program, he also knows how to entertain and have fun. He looks forward to meeting you and sharing an incredible journey.

DAY 1 Wednesday 3 July 2019 Depart Australia/ New York, USA
Today we depart Australia on our flight to New York. As we cross the international dateline we arrive in the early evening on the same day we departed Australia. On arrival we are transferred to our centrally located New York hotel in downtown Manhattan. During our time in New York the Tour Manager will assist those interested in booking tickets to Broadway shows. Join us for an included welcome dinner hosted by Chris Smith.

DAY 2 Thursday 4 July 2019 New York
Today is Independence Day. We have a sightseeing tour of New York City and join in the celebrations. We will see the major sites of the city including the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the Rockefeller Centre, Fifth Avenue, Times Square and much more. We will also visit Ground Zero, once the site of the World Trade Centre. The afternoon is free for sightseeing. A walk up 5th Avenue or along the famous Highline Park is an unforgettable experience!

DAY 3 Friday 5 July 2019 New York
This morning we travel by boat out to the famous Statue of Liberty. A gift from the French to American people in 1886 and engineered by Gustave Eiffel, it has been the symbol of the freedom of the USA to immigrants for over 100 years. We then travel to historic Ellis Island where half the population of the US entered the United States for the first time. We will see the route that new immigrants took through the processing room, medical appraisal room and entry room.

DAY 4 Saturday 6 July 2019 New York
A free day to explore the sights of New York or do some shopping. Perhaps take the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, visit the Guggenheim Museum, take a walk in Central Park or perhaps take a cruise around Manhattan Island.

DAY 5 Sunday 7 July 2019 Queen Mary 2
This morning will be free for shopping and sightseeing. Early afternoon the group will be transferred to the Queen Mary 2. Early evening the majestic liner will slip her moorings and we will be on our way aboard the spectacular Queen Mary 2 on the route it was designed for, the transatlantic crossing. In the 1920s & 1930s these great ships were patronised by film stars and royalty. Queen Mary 2 follows on from the luxury and glamour of this era. Enjoy the spectacular view of the New York skyline as we depart this wonderful city!

DAY 6 Monday 8 July 2019 At sea
Our first day at sea to enjoy the many activities and magnificent facilities on the Queen Mary 2. This evening join Chris Smith for welcome drinks to celebrate our transatlantic crossing.

DAY 7 Tuesday 9 July 2019 At sea
A free day to further explore the QM2 and enjoy the many facilities of the ship. This afternoon join us in a talk from Chis Smith about his life in the media.

DAY 8 Wednesday 10 July 2019
At sea This morning enjoy a lecture or a show in the QM2 theatre. This afternoon join Chris Smith for a talk about Super Stars of the media.

DAY 9 Thursday 11 July 2019 At sea
There are so many activities to choose from on the QM2. Why not take some Ballroom dancing lessons, or visit the library and find an interesting book to read up on deck.

DAY 10 Friday 12 July 2019 At sea
Why not take a swim in the marvellous outdoor pool or play shuffleboard this morning? This afternoon join Chris Smith for a fun game of Trivia. DAY 11 Saturday 13 July 2019 At sea With so many activities to choose from, why not take in a movie, or have a Line Dancing lesson?

DAY 12 Sunday 14 July 2019 London, UK
This morning we arrive in Southampton. After breakfast, we disembark the Queen Mary 2 and are met by our private coach for our transfer to London. On the way to London we will stop at Windsor castle, venue for the most recent Royal wedding. We will have a tour of Windsor Castle and free time to explore the town. After lunch we continue onto London where we have an overview sightseeing tour of the city before we transfer to our hotel. We will see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. During our stay in London the Tour Manager will meet those wishing to dine with the group to go to a nearby restaurant for dinner.

DAY 13 Monday 15 July 2019 London
A free day to explore London. Visit some of the many sites in this historic city or enjoy shopping in some of the world’s best stores. This evening enjoy a traditional pub meal, dine in one of the many fine restaurants in the city or perhaps take in a West End show.

DAY 14 Tuesday 16 July 2019 Paris, France
Today we transfer to St Pancras Station to board the Eurostar train to travel through the “Chunnel” to Paris. On arrival into Paris we have a sightseeing tour of this fascinating city. We will see the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. We are then transferred to our hotel with the rest of the day free.

DAY 15 Wednesday 17 July 2019 Paris
Today we experience the thrill of climbing the Eiffel Tower. We start with a river cruise along the Seine River, a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris from a different angle. The cruise concludes at the Eiffel Tower where we will enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on level 1. You will enjoy spectacular views from this iconic landmark.

DAY 16 Thursday 18 July 2019 Paris
Today we travel into the French countryside to the small village of Giverney. We visit the villa and famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We will see the lake with its water lilies so beloved by Monet and its little Japanese bridge. This evening join Chris Smith as we attend the famous Moulin Rouge show with dinner included. This fantastic show is a stunning mix of glamour and traditional Parisian style.

DAY 17 Friday 19 July 2019 Departure
Today the group will be transferred to the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for our flight to Australia.

DAY 18 Saturday 20 July 2019 Arrive Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
IE Inside Forward/Aft 54,5,6,9,10 $8,990 $11,990
IC Inside Midships 4,5,6,11,12 $9,190 $12,090
IB Inside Midships 5,6,10 $9,290 $12,190
HB Atrium View Midships 5,6 $9,490 $12,390
EF Oceanview Forward/Aft 4,5,6 $9,690 $12,590
DC Balcony (Obstructed) Midships 8 $9,990 $12,990
BY Balcony (Sheltered) Aft 4,5,6 $10,190 $13,290
BV Balcony (Sheltered) Midships 4,5,6 $10,390 $13,390
BC Balcony Midships 8,11 $10,790 $13,990
P1 Princess Suite Midships 10 $12,390 $19,490
Q6 Queens Suite Forward 9,10 $14,490 $21,890
Q5 Queens Suite Midships/Aft 9,10,11 $14,890 $22,490
Included port and handling charges and cruise taxes $255 $429
Included air taxes as at 1/6/18 $220 $220
Included on-board gratuities $120 $120

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane
  • to New York and from Paris back to Australia
  • Travel on Queen Mary 2 in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Mary 2
  • Private Queen Mary 2 activities on board
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in New Yorlk including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in London including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Paris including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours of New York, London & Paris
  • Welcome dinner in New York and lunch on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Mary 2
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2018
  • Onboard gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary
  • – these will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

Port & Handling and Gratuities:

Please note that the port & handling charges and gratuities have been included in your fare.

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.

Extending

You can stay longer in Europe for minimal additional cost.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Mary 2 is operated by Cunard Cruise Line and the Queen Mary 2 fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Cunard website. All passengers must complete an on-line Cunard online cruise personaliser and sign a Travelrite International booking form.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $900 per passenger (no credit card fees) should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the cruise package. A 1.5% admini-stration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:
Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee Over 90 days loss of deposit 90 - 61 day 50% of full fare 60 days or less 100% of full fare Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare.

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. Passengers will need to complete an online US ESTA Visa waiver.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 23kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrange-ments to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, it’s agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with these fly/cruise/stay holidays shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/ cruises, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners risk throughout the fly/cruise/stay holiday. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruise/stay holidays and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise/stay holiday and/or make such changes in the fly/cruise/stay holidays as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruises. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Cunard Cruise passage contract with Cunard Cruise Lines, detailed on their website. www.cunardline.com. au. If you not have access to this site please contact Travelrite International and we will send details to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning

Toll free: 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 25 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two offices at Balwyn and Heathmont (ATAS A10538) which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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