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Travelmarvel

European Gems

Trip Code: EUTCAP18
18 Days
44 Meals
6 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Three nights immersed in Prague
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment & Activities Coordinators, Tour Director, and local guides
  • 44 meals - 17 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 16 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

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Contemporary River Ship cruising in Austria

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Traditional Bavarian food and beer

A Bavarian Celebration

Eat, drink and be merry during a festive Bavarian evening on your ship featuring traditional food and entertainment.

Prague old city centre with church and terraced homes on a sunny day with whispery clouds hovering overhead

Enchanting stay in Prague

Immerse yourself in Prague on an enchanting city stay and discover a city filled with history and stunning architecture.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

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Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. 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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Perhaps the best way to get to know Amsterdam is aboard a glass-top boat. Today you’ll join a local guide who will regale you with stories of daily life as you glide through the city’s maze of waterways. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore this lively city before you travel by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht and join up with your river ship. 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

Visit the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle, home to archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a leisurely walk through the landscaped parks and gardens.


Learn how the twin spires of Cologne’s famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to the town of Brühl for your Insider Experience. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy time at leisure.

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View of Cathedral on Cologne Skyline at dawn, Germany

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 Rüdesheim, 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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover genuine German hospitality as you are warmly welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake.


Today, arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg. Perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Miltenberg is home to charming half-timbered houses and beautiful squares. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board.

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After breakfast, board a coach and travel through the green rolling hills and rich vineyards which sit on the fringe of the pretty town of Würzburg. Admire it baroque palace and take a walk through the Court Garden. After lunch, you might like to enhance your journey further with an excursion 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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The site of Hitler’s now infamous Nuremberg rallies, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. Learn about the city and the era during a World War II tour, which includes such sights as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. Finish your day with a drink and dinner back on board, then continue over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide.

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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.


Regensburg awaits at the meeting point of the Danube and Regen rivers. You will spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town and conveniently located close to the main attractions. This is the perfect position from which to set off and explore the city or surrounding countryside on your own terms.

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Visit Regensburg Cathedral Bridge with Travelmarvel.

Awake in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Explore the city at your leisure this morning, or grab a bike and set out to explore the city’s colourful buildings, such as the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) on the riverbank. You’ll soon see that Passau flaunts a distinctly baroque character, as the town was rebuilt in the style after two catastrophic fires destroyed it in the 1600s. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Having cruised into Austria, dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey. An active Benedictine monastery since 1089, Melk Abbey sits high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. After, cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, a town overlooked by the hilltop ruins of the castle where legendary King Richard the Lionheart was kept as a prisoner in the 12th century. You have the afternoon free to explore the cobbled streets, town houses and taverns of the town.

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Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire and the sheer elegance of Vienna as you enjoy a walking tour. You’ll gain an insider’s view and learn about some of the city’s most famous buildings – the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more – as well as its rich classical music culture and history. You will see a number of landmarks, including 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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With a day at leisure today, you decide on how to shape your experience in Vienna. You may like to take a tour of Schönbrunn Palace, or set off on an intriguing trip to Bratislava in Slovakia. Alternatively, embark on your own discovery. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area where you’ll find the Imperial Treasury, or visit the Spanish Riding School, home to the celebrated Lipizzan horses.

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Tourists sightseeing in Alte Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities as your ship drifts right into the heart of Hungary’s capital. After breakfast, a local guide will lead you through Budapest to see Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The turbulent history of the Buda Castle is sure to astound you, as this birthplace of Hungarian kings has been besieged no less than 31 times. You’ll also have the chance to see the city’s most famous structure, the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building, perched on the edge of the Danube River. For those that wish, there’s an opportunity to visit the unique Hospital in the Rock later, located in caverns beneath Buda Castle. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a twilight cruise through the heart of Budapest and admire the glittering monuments lining either side of the river.

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After breakfast, board a coach and pass through the rural landscapes of Slovakia before crossing the border into the Czech Republic. Accented by verdant hills covered in vineyards, the southern countryside of the Czech Republic is a wine-lovers dream. With a three-night stay in Prague, you will have plenty of time to soak in the magic of this beautiful capital – a city of stone bridges, Gothic cathedrals and golden towers, overseen by a grand castle.

Stay: Three Nights, Prague, Grandior Hotel

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Your exploration of Prague begins with a tour of the World Heritage-listed Old Town. Travel across the Vltava River to Prague Castle, which dominates the city skyline. Believed to date back to the 9th century, this castle complex – with its network of palaces and churches – is considered the largest in the world. You’ll then wander across Charles Bridge and arrive in Prague’s Old Market Square. Stop for some time to explore if you wish, and continue to discover the incredible city of Prague on your own terms, with its multitude of sights.

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Having become familiar with the layout of Prague, enjoy today at leisure to explore as you please. The Jewish Quarter is a pulsing hub of Semitic history, so perhaps you’d like to head there, or have your camera ready at the Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece in the Old Town Square. A tour of Terezín is also possible today, and tonight you may like to enhance your journey further with a lively traditional Czech Folklore Dinner and show.

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Your adventure comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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The staff were always happy and smiling while they looked after our every need be it meals, entertainment, rooms, postage, shopping etc...