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Cruise along the majestic waterways of Europe.

Discover the best of Europe and weave through five countries on Travelmarvel’s most popular tour. View complete itinerary

Trip code: EUTC15
Duration: 15 days
Accommodation: Deluxe River Ships
Journey: Amsterdam to Budapest
Meals included: 41

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Fly into eccentric Amsterdam today - The Venice of the North. On arrival at the airport, transfer to your premium river ship. After settling in, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception.
Stay: 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Amsterdam, Utrecht

Today, board a glass-top boat and wind your way through a labyrinth of canals, gliding past the city’s impressive waterside facades. Enjoy some free time exploring the city further before travelling by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht. Enjoy a sumptuous Gala Dinner on board this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Cologne, Brühl

Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl. Pay a visit to Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the castle, learn stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a guided walk through the flowering gardens between the lodge and the castle. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at leisure.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, considered by locals to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Dock in Rüdesheim and take the Winzerexpress mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Miltenberg

Arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg at the convergence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake. Return to your ship and enjoy some free time to enjoy the onboard facilities while your ship glides along the Main River. As the sun sets, watch the lights of medieval towns as you cruise through the night.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Würzburg

Verdant hills and vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through the Court Garden is a true delight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Bamberg

One of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons this morning. You’ll be treated to an enthralling guided tour, during which the history will come to life as you gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral. Perhaps visit one of the town’s historic taverns to get a proper taste of the local Bavarian culture. Later on, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Nuremberg

The site of Hitler’s now infamous Nuremberg rallies, held annually from 1927 to 1938, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You’ll learn about the city during a World War II tour, which includes such sights as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. After, continue over the Main-Danube Canal.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. Regensburg

Sail along the river to the enchanting town of Regensburg, located in the southern region of the Bavarian Forest. Here, a guided tour along its maze of cobblestone lanes tells of the medieval town’s journey through the ages. Enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. Passau, Linz

Awake in the pretty ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Then cruise across the border into Austria, arriving a little while later in the city of Linz.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Melk, Dürnstein

Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through magnificent Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. Then cruise to Dürnstein, a town dominated by the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was kept as a prisoner in the 12th century.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Vienna

Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse this morning, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings - the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour that includes sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Later, pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 13. Vienna

With the day at leisure, you may like to further explore the Hofburg area - home to the Imperial Treasury and the Spanish Riding School - or wander along Kärntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 14. Budapest

Cruise into the heart of enchanting Budapest today. Disembark and see the city through the expert eyes of your local guide as you explore the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle and more. This evening, enjoy a magical twilight cruise along the Danube River.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

After breakfast this morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • Immerse yourself in Miltenberg culture as you’re invited into the home of a local family for coffee and cake
  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian beer, food and folk dancing
  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt

Map

Photos

Explore Europe onboard your stylish river ship.

Click for larger version

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • 41 meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Explore up to 16 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Suite Floor And Ship Plan

Travelmarvel Jewel & Travelmarvel Diamond

Travel in complete comfort and style while you experience an indulgent, first class European holiday. Travel aboard is effortless and filled with momentous occasions. 

Technical Data

Built: 2007, Length: 135m, Crew Members: 43, Staterooms: 81, Suites: 4, Max. passengers: 170

Suite Floor Plans

Relax in the comfort of your Window Stateroom.

Window Staterooms (Cat. E and D)

With 172 square feet of floor space, your Window Stateroom features an ensuite and a desk/dresser.
See Suite Plans for Window Staterooms here.

 

 

Enjoy the comfort of your French Balcony Stateroom.

French Balcony Staterooms (Cat. C, B and A)
With 172 square feet of floor space, your suite features a floor to ceiling French Balcony. Allowing you to open the door and enjoy the fresh air whilst taking in the views.
See Suite Plans for French Balcony Staterooms here.

 

 

The Owner's Suite provides the ultimate indulgence.

Owner’s Suites (Cat. OS)
With 258 square feet of floor space your Owner's Suite offer the ultimate indulgence. These suites feature floor to ceiling windows and an al-weather French Balcony.
See Suite Plans for Owners Suite here. 

 

See ship plans for Travelmarvel Diamond & Travelmarvel Jewel.

Travelmarvel Sapphire


Another one of the world-class sister ships, the Travelmarvel Sapphire delivers luxury Europe River cruising at unbelievable value. With an array of stylish public areas and premium facilities, your time on board will prove to be a highlight of your European journey.

Technical Data

Built: 2006, Length: 135m, Crew Members: 40, Staterooms: 80, Suites: 2, Max. Passengers: 164

Suite Details

  • Owners Suite (French Balconies, 232 sq. ft.)
  • Rhine French Balcony Suites (Cat. A, 154 sq. ft.)
  • Danube French Balcony Suites (Cat. B & C, 154 sq. ft.)
  • Moselle Window Stateroom Suite (Cat. D & E, 147 sq. ft.)

See ship plans for Travelmarvel Sapphire here.

*Please note ship and suite floor plans are indicative only


Additional Information

Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests with a range of select experiences to be booked during your Europe holiday. Learn more about enhancing your journey here.

Select Experiences must be booked on tour and cannot be pre-booked. Maximum and minimum numbers may apply. Prices available on application.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Alternative sightseeing will be provided in the event that castles in Brühl are closed
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Cruise along the majestic waterways of Europe.

15 days. 41 meals. Absorb Europe's ever-changing riverside scenery on a river cruise with Travelmarvel. Step ashore and delve into the rich history and culture. View complete itinerary

Trip code: EUTC15
Duration: 15 days
Accommodation: Deluxe River Ships
Journey: Amsterdam to Budapest
Meals included: 41

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Upon arrival into Amsterdam, be met and transferred to your premium river ship. After settling in, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain's Welcome Reception.
Stay: 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Amsterdam, Utrecht

Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the North’. Board a glass-top boat and glide past the city’s impressive waterside facades. Enjoy some free time before travelling by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht. Enjoy a Gala Dinner this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Cologne, Augustusburg Castle

As you cruise into Cologne, marvel at the magnificent twin spires of its famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, before disembarking your ship and taking a short drive to the town of Brühl. Like a Local – pay a visit to World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish rococo-style residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and marvel at the ornate staircase, with marble and stucco work by Balthasar Neumann. Enjoy a guided walk through the landscaped parks and flowering gardens to Falkenlust hunting lodge, where the archbishop would come to practise his favourite sport, falconry, and share supper with members of the court. Later this afternoon, return to Cologne and enjoy some time to drift through this enchanting city at leisure and perhaps inspect the facade of the Cologne Cathedral up close.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, considered by locals to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Dock in Rüdesheim and take the Winzerexpress mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Miltenberg

Arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg on the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Like a Local – discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake. Return to your ship and enjoy some free time to enjoy the onboard facilities while your ship glides along the Main River. As the sun sets, watch the lights of medieval towns as you cruise through the night.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Würzburg

Verdant hills and vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through Court Garden is a true delight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Bamberg

Explore World Heritage-listed Bamberg on a guided tour. Walk amongst the 18th-century mansions and numerous breweries that line the city’s beautiful, historic centre. Later, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Nuremberg

The site of Hitler’s now infamous Nuremberg rallies, held annually from 1927 to 1938, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You’ll learn about the city and indeed the era during a World War II tour, which includes such sites as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. After, continue over the Main-Danube Canal.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. Regensburg

Sail 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 maze of cobblestone lanes tells of the medieval town’s journey through the ages. A Taste of Bavaria – enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. Passau

Awake in the pretty ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Then cruise across the border into Austria.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Melk, Dürnstein

Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through magnificent Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089 that sits majestically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. Afterwards, cruise to Dürnstein where you can walk over cobbled 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.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Vienna

Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire and the sheer elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse this morning. You’ll learn about some of the city’s most famous buildings – the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and more – as well as the rich classical music culture and history. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider’s view on a number of the best-loved landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Like a Local – pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and perhaps sample some local delicacies, including Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 13. Vienna

With the day at leisure, you have further opportunity to immerse yourself in the delights of Austria’s grand capital. You may like to wander through the lovely Hofburg area – home to the Imperial Treasury and the Spanish Riding School – or wander along Kärntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 14. Budapest

Cruise into the heart of enchanting Budapest today. Disembark and see the city through the expert eyes of your local guide as you explore the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle and more. This evening, enjoy a magical twilight cruise along the Danube River, watching Budapest's riverside monuments sparkle.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • Experience Miltenberg culture as you’re invited into the home of a local
  • Enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience with local entertainment
  • Tour the famous Naschmarkt in Vienna and sample some local delicacies
  • Cruise Amsterdam on a glass-top boat
  • Glide through the stunning Rhine Gorge
  • Experience the grandeur of Melk Abbey
  • Enjoy a twilight cruise along the Danube

Map

Photos

Explore Europe onboard your stylish river ship.

Click for larger version

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights on a Travelmarvel river ship
  • The expert services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director
  • 41 fine meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Explore 17 different towns, villages and cities with an expert local guide
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Suite Floor And Ship Plan

Travelmarvel Jewel & Travelmarvel Diamond

Travel in complete comfort and style while you experience an incredible European holiday. Travel aboard is effortless and filled with momentous occasions. 

Technical Data

Built: 2007, Length: 135m, Crew Members: 43, Staterooms: 81, Suites: 4, Max. passengers: 170

Suite Floor Plans

Relax in the comfort of your Window Stateroom.

Window Staterooms (Cat. E and D)

With 172 square feet of floor space, your Window Stateroom features an ensuite and a desk/dresser.
See Suite Plans for Window Staterooms here.

 

 

Enjoy the comfort of your French Balcony Stateroom.

French Balcony Staterooms (Cat. C, B, A and A+)
With 172 square feet of floor space, your suite features a floor to ceiling French Balcony. Allowing you to open the door and enjoy the fresh air whilst taking in the views.
See Suite Plans for French Balcony Staterooms here.

 

 

The Owner's Suite provides the ultimate indulgence.

Owner’s Suites (Cat. OS)
With 258 square feet of floor space your Owner's Suite offer the ultimate indulgence. These suites feature floor to ceiling windows and an al-weather French Balcony.
See Suite Plans for Owners Suite here. 

 

See ship plans for Travelmarvel Diamond & Travelmarvel Jewel.

Travelmarvel Sapphire


Another one of the premium sister ships, the Travelmarvel Sapphire delivers premium Europe River cruising at incredible value. With an array of stylish public areas and premium facilities, your time on board will prove to be a highlight of your European journey.

Technical Data

Built: 2006, Length: 135m, Crew Members: 40, Staterooms: 80, Suites: 2, Max. Passengers: 164

Suite Details

  • Owners Suite (French Balconies, 232 sq. ft.)
  • Rhine French Balcony Suites (Cat. A & A+, 154 sq. ft.)
  • Danube French Balcony Suites (Cat. B & C, 154 sq. ft.)
  • Moselle Window Stateroom Suite (Cat. D & E, 147 sq. ft.)

See ship plans for Travelmarvel Sapphire here.

*Please note ship and suite floor plans are indicative only


Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • All prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • December itinerary will vary, enquire for details
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Price is for land and cruise only. Flights not included

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