What better way to enjoy your love of travel and golf by cruising down the magnificent rivers of Europe and play some of Europe’s awesome golf courses.
This dream has now become a reality thanks to Carolyn Hedley, owner of helloworld Travel in Hobsonville who has come up with the ultimate way of combining her two passions of golf and cruising to create a one-off holiday for her clients.
Carolyn has been in golf since she was around nine years old after learning to play by following her father around the golf course at Pauanui hitting the oddball progressing up to playing a whole round of nine holes.
Many years later she joined as a member at Huapai Golf Club and since New Zealand’s borders have been closed has been working hard on her handicap.
Carolyn has been in the travel industry 30 years and is a cruise expert, obtaining her Master’s Certification with CLIA three years ago, this means she has experienced many cruises and continuously studies different cruise lines and what they can offer to her clients.
This amazing cruise will be sailing with Avalon River Cruises from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers through the best of Austria and Germany along the way.
At Avalon Waterways, they know that luxury is about being able to choose your own adventure. You’ve earned your time to breathe. The time and space to step out and see the world your way. Welcome to the relaxed luxury of river cruising. From the moment you step aboard their modern, award-winning cruise fleet, their passion for detail redefines relaxed luxury.
With 15 years of innovation in River Cruising, backed by over 90 years of experience in the travel industry, they will fuel your passions and show you a world less seen – both from the comfort of your Panoramic Private Suite and everything outside of it.
Take in the view with the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, which blur the line between where the world ends and your room begins.
With the most spacious suites of any European river cruise, unpack once and indulge more in your own private oasis. Relax and recharge in your own slice of heaven, which boasts complimentary Wifi, an onboard library, hair salon and fitness centre.
Unwind after a day of adventure and golfing with decadent drinks at the cocktail bar. Savour local delicacies and world-class wines prepared for you by renowned chefs. Be surprised by the variety of on-board entertainment. Choose your own adventure and create your own memories. Savour the freedom to do it all or to do just a little. Their job is to bring you the world. Your job is to live it.
The first game of golf will be in Budapest where you will embark the ship and then play four other courses along the way including the Colony Club Gutenhof, just south of Vienna in Austria and the Golf Club Wurzburg in Germany.
This will still allow you time to enjoy the iconic sightseeing and the River Cruise, and this, of course, means it is perfect for your non-playing partner as they can still enjoy the included sightseeing while you are playing golf.
The tour will only be able to take 30 golfers so register your interest early (no money required), this is also open to non-golfers that would like to join an escorted group, this cruise is perfect for both!