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European Gems

Journey through the heart of Germany and Austria on this 14-night river cruise on board brand new ships, and discover the fascinating history and culture of Budapest, Vienna, Passau and Cologne. Includes flights from the UK, shore excursions and Insider Experiences

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14 nights from £2395pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Melk Abbey
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg Residence
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam

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Cruise through the four contrasting countries of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands on this magnificent cruise on board superb brand new ships.

Begin in the capital city of Budapest, cruising along the Danube to the historic city of Vienna. Visit charming towns and riverside castles, including Rudesheim, whilst sailing along the majestic Rhine and Main rivers through the heart of Germany before ending in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

This superb-value premium cruise also includes 'Insider Experiences' giving a unique insight in to the towns. There is also the option to use a complimentary bicycle to explore the countryside at leisure.

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European Gems

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Transfer from the airport and board your ship in the heart of Budapest. This evening, meet your Cruise Director before dinner then set off on a spectacular twilight cruise. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Today, enjoy views of Budapest, one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities. Get to know the city through the expert eyes of your local guide as you see Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle, the Houses of Parliament and much more. Learn all about the city’s colourful history as you discover its undeniable charm and beauty. This evening, enjoy a delicious Welcome Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienna (Austria)

Enjoy the delights of Vienna on a tailor-made walking and coach tour, offering an insider's view of the city's landmarks. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienna

On your second day in Vienna enjoy time at leisure; perhaps discover Schonbrunn Palace or travel to Bratislava, the capital of nearby Slovakia (both at own expense). (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Durnstein – Melk

Cruise to the quaint town of Durnstein where you can walk over cobblestone streets, past 16th-century town houses and taverns. The town is dominated by the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Later, dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour of the magnificent Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Passau (Germany)

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Passau. Then perhaps visit Salzburg for 'The Sound of Music' tour or explore Cesky Krumlov which is home to over 300 historic buildings (both at extra cost). Enjoy a special Bavarian experience accompanied by traditional folk music and dance. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Regensburg

Continue along the Danube to the medieval town of Regensburg. Here, a guided tour tells of the city's journey through the ages. Sights include the Old Town Hall, World Heritage-listed city centre and Porta Pretoria. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Cruise along the Main-Danube Canal and arrive in Nuremberg. A pivotal city for the Nazi Party, Nuremberg was systematically bombed by the British and US air forces during World War II. Take a tour that reveals the city's most significant and poignant sites, including the Palace of Justice as well as the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bamberg

World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons this morning. One of the few cities to escape the bombing of World War II, you'll gain local insight into this beautiful and historic city during a guided tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Today, visit the gardens of the Wurzburg's Residential Palace and discover local churches whose styles range from Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance to Modern. Alternatively travel along the Romantic Road for a fascinating tour of Rothenburg (extra cost). (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Miltenberg

Arrive in beautiful Miltenburg and sample local delicacies as you are welcomed into a villager's home for coffee and cake. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Rudesheim

In Rudesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will whisk you away to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Cruise along the unforgettable Rhine Gorge, considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the River Rhine. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Cologne - Bruhl

Cruise to Cologne then travel to Bruhl for a tour of the 18th-century Augustusburg Castle and its landscaped gardens, before travelling back to Cologne for time at leisure to explore this enchanting city. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Dock in Amsterdam and board a glass-top boat to see the city's impressive waterside facades. On the reverse itinerary you will then travel by coach to Utrecht. Enjoy a special Captain's Farewell Dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Amsterdam

After breakfast, bid Amsterdam goodbye and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. The reverse itinerary may vary slightly. Key: B - Breakfast, L- Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from London with transfers between ship and airport. Regional flights are available at a supplement.
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director throughout your cruise
  • Included excursions accompanied by expert guides
  • Up to 4 'Insider Experiences'
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • Beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours a day on board
  • All tipping, gratuities and port charges
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 22nd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £3395
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  • May
    • May 20th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2595
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  • June
    • Jun 17th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2595
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  • July
    • Jul 1st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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    • Jul 15th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Jul 29th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • August
    • Aug 12th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Aug 26th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • September
    • Sep 9th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Sep 23rd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2595
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  • October
    • Oct 7th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £3145
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    • Oct 21st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2595
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  • November
    • Nov 4th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Nov 18th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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  • March
    • Mar 31st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2595
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  • April
    • Apr 14th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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  • May
    • May 12th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • May 15th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Capella From: £2395
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    • May 26th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • June
    • Jun 9th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Jun 23rd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • July
    • Jul 7th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Jul 10th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Capella From: £2395
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  • August
    • Aug 4th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Aug 7th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Capella From: £2395
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  • September
    • Sep 1st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Vega From: £2395
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    • Sep 4th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Capella From: £2395
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    • Sep 15th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Capella From: £2395
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    • Oct 13th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • November
    • Nov 10th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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  • December
    • Dec 8th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Polaris From: £2395
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Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a cabin. Single supplements are also available on request.
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