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Travelmarvel

Grand Danube

Trip Code: EUTCGD15
15 Days
41 Meals
9 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
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Explore 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Enjoy a festive Bavarian evening on your ship with traditional food and entertainment
  • Learn about life in Serbia during a visit to a local family's village and fruit orchard in Belgrade

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

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Arrive in Munich, where you will be met and transferred to your river ship, docked on the enchanting Danube River.  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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE PASSAU

Tonight, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.


In the beautiful city of Passau, enjoy a guided walking tour, taking in the historic sights as you roam the cobblestone lanes of the Altstadt.

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The town of Passau in Germenay

Today, you can choose to join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic or visit Salzburg and enjoy the iconic sights from ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, enjoy the day at leisure in the historical city of Linz. Discover the vibrant charm of this culturally fascinating town on the banks of the Danube and marvel at the stunning scenery and historical landmarks.

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Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO world-heritage site known for its stunning landscapes. Arrive in Durnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore. Steeped in history, Durnstein dates back to Roman times and is famous for its medieval castle, cobblestone streets and quaint village atmosphere.

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Stunning view of Durnstein in Autumn from the river

Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings. On arrival in the centre, a walking tour will provide an insider’s view of sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben and Hofburg Palace. Afterwards, maybe visit the Naschmarkt and browse the stalls. This evening, you could enjoy an optional concert, featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Today discover Slovakia’s capital Bratislava, on a walking tour through the Old Town where you will see St Martins Cathedral, Primatial Palace and Main Square. You’ll also visit the only surviving example of the original four entrances to the city, Michael’s Gate.

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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, including Heroes’ Sqaure at St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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We have set aside a full day for you to explore more of this fascinating city at your leisure.

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Be enriched by the glistening lights of Budapest by night.

Today 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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From the sleepy port town of Mohacs, history buffs will delight in the chance to travel to the ancient city of Pecs. As Hungary’s fifth-largest city, this World Heritage site offers plenty in way of sightseeing. Be sure to check out the copper domes of the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, as well as the 11th-century Pecs Cathedral.

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Following the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar’s economy, infrastructure and culture were in disarray. However, today you will see the efforts taken to restore this city to its former glory. Visit the Vukovar City Museum, hidden inside Eltz Manor and enjoy the chance to wander through the castle complex.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a local family’s village, taking a tour of their home and barn to meet the resident farm animals. Stroll through the family’s fruit orchards to learn about the brewing process of ‘slivovitz’. This plum brandy is the national drink of choice.


In Serbia’s capital, join a guided tour through the city. Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. Experience a traditional Serbian way of living during your Insider Experience today.

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Get ready to witness nature at its finest today as your ship cruises through the Iron Gates. This spectacular series of gorges connects Serbia and Romania and makes for an out-of-this-world cruising experience. Some incredible photo opportunities await.

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Danube Iron Gates depicting the Mraconia Monastery

Go ashore to Ruse, an elegant Bulgarian city. Join a walking tour and admire the belle epoque architecture and manicured garden squares, which are reminiscent of Vienna. You’ll also pass by Liberty Square, the courthouse, the Ruse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the Regional Museum of History, the National Transport Museum, or the ancient castle ruins of Sexaginta Prista Fortress.

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After breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to Bucharest airport for your flight.

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