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Travelmarvel

European Gems

Trip Code: EUTC15
15 Days
41 Meals
5 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights cruising on a Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • 41 meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Port charges, transfers and tipping
  • Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle
  • Get a glimpse into local life as you are warmly welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary, inclusions and pricing are subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights are not included unless specified
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city and its magnificent network of canals. This evening, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Stay: 14 Nights, aboard your Travelmarvel river ship

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Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide, before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later, travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the stunning landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.


Learn how the twin spires of Cologne’s famous cathedral, the Kolner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Bruhl for your Insider Experience.

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Passengers with a tour guide outside Augustburg Castle on Bruhl

Experience a true holiday highlight as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge, known to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Your ship docks in Rudesheim, where the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Here, discover one of the most beautiful collections of automated musical instruments in all of Germany.

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  • Lunch
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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.


Discover Miltenberg today, exploring this well-preserved town’s half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century.

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Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Wurzburg. Admire the baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg, a true fairytale town.

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Spend a leisurely morning cruising along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Enjoy a guided tour, during which you’ll gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral, followed by some free time to explore. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.

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A side view of Bamberg

Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets, discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide thanks to the canal’s 16 stair-step locks.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.


Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights.

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As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Perhaps join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy a relaxing sailing day to Linz.

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Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the town of Durnstein 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.

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The small town of Durnstein in Wachau Valley

In Vienna, join a walking tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Afterwards, you may enjoy visiting the Naschmarkt. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Today is yours to explore Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury. Otherwise, enjoy an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava. Later, set sail for Hungary. Tonight, celebrate your river cruise with a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

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After breakfast, join a local guide to explore the city. Later, you may wish to join an optional tour to discover the Hospital in the Rock Bunker Museum, a hospital created in the caverns under Buda Castle in Budapest in the 1930s, in preparation for the Second World War.

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After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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The tours and tour guides top of the line and so knowledgeable. The hot drink when we arrived back onboard was most welcome. Our cabin was comfortable and plenty of room to store everything.