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2020 European Gems River Cruise with Travelmarvel

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2020 European Gems River Cruise with Travelmarvel

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Discover the wonders of Europe on a premium river cruise. Embark on your voyage in Budapest, and travel to Vienna, Nuremberg and Cologne, before disembarking in Amsterdam.



- 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship

- Explore 14 towns, villages and cities

- Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinators, and local guides

- 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners

- Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

- Transfers, port charges and tipping

- Key Sightseeing included, and Travevlmarvel’s Insider Experiences for an in-depth discovery, such as exploring World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle in Brühl Trip Highlights

- Enjoy a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle - Embark on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest

- Experience an authentic Bavarian experience on board your cruise, as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

- Visit the famous Vienna Naschmarkt

- Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts. "


Day 1. Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship Arrive in the enthralling city of Budapest, where your premium river ship awaits on the Danube River. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing twilight cruise following dinner. 14 Nights, aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship D

Day 2. Budapest Awake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting cities this morning. Disembark and learn the vibrant history of Budapest as your local guide takes you to a host of impressive sights such as Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delightful Gala Dinner while you cruise. BLD

Day 3. Vienna Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings – the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. On arrival in the city centre, a walking tour will provide an insider’s view of sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music. BLD Insider Experience Visit the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling local delights.

Day 4. Vienna With the day at leisure, perhaps explore the Hofburg area or wander along Kärntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, to Schönbrunn Palace, or head to former soviet Bratislava. BLD

Day 5. Dürnstein, Melk Cruise to the town of Dürnstein and enjoy a stroll past rustic town houses and taverns. Along the way, gaze up to the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Later, dock in Melk and tour through Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. BLD

Day 6. Passau This morning after breakfast, cruise to beautiful Passau. Perhaps, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or visit Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’. BLD Insider Experience Tonight, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Day 7. Regensburg Continue along the Danube River to the enchanting town of Regensburg, located in the southern region of the Bavarian Forest. Here, a guided tour along its cobblestone lanes tells of the medieval town’s journey through the ages. Afterwards, wander the historic streets at your own pace. BLD

Day 8. Nuremberg Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s now infamous rallies, which played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. Take a city tour this afternoon, which includes sights such as the Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice. BLD

Day 9. Bamberg One of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons your attention this morning. You’ll gain great insight during a locally guided tour of the historic city centre. BLD

Day 10. Würzburg Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg. Admire its magnificent Baroque palace, the Würzburg Residence and walk through Würzburg Court Garden, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to the medieval town of Rothenburg. BLD

Day 11. Miltenberg Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg. Here, enjoy an Insider Experience before returning to your ship to enjoy time at leisure. As the sun sets, watch the glittering lights of medieval towns slip past as you sit down to dinner and cruise through the night. BLD Insider Experience Discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake.

Day 12. Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge In Rüdesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. As you continue cruising, you will encounter a true holiday highlight – the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Watch in awe as you drift past steep vine-covered slopes dotted with ancient castles and strongholds. Enjoy dinner on board tonight, as your journey continues late into the evening. BLD

Day 13. Cologne, Brühl Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy some time at leisure. BLD Insider Experience Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle, the lavish residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the castle, learn stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through its gardens between the lodge and the castle.

Day 14. Amsterdam Amsterdam’s network of canals lends the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the North’. Dock in the city’s heart and board a glass-top boat to discover the city’s waterside façades, watching the bicycle-loving locals ride along as you drift by. Back on land, enjoy free time to explore, before a Captain’s Farewell Dinner back on board. BLD

Day 15. Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam After breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B


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*Terms and Conditions apply. Prices are correct as at 10 September 2019. Prices are per person, twin share and include an Early Payment Discount of $400 pp. Prices based on EUTCR15: 30 October 2020 (Cat E. Contemporary Class). ALL OFFERS: All offers are available until sold out. Limited suites/cabins/staterooms on set departures are available and are subject to availability. DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS: A first non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Tour must be paid in full 10 months prior to travel. FLY FREE: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in (W) Class with Singapore Airlines or an airline of Travelmarvel's choosing. Includes taxes of up to $300 per person from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington. Flights are available ex AKL/CHC or WLG. Once class is sold out surcharges apply.

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