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Travelmarvel

Italian Treasures & European Gems Cruise & Paris

Rome to Paris

Trip Code: EUTCRI29
29 Days
61 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Three nights immersed in Paris
  • 62 meals - 28 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 19 dinners
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Explore 27 towns, villages and cities
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
  • Three nights in Florence; two nights in Rome, Sorrento and Venice; and one night in San Gimignano and Zagreb
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

Travel & Accommodation

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See Europe from a premium Travelmarvel river ship. Retire to your spacious Owner’s Suite after each day of discovery.

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Stay at Relais La Cappuccina

Stay in the heart of beautiful San Gimignano at the stylish Relais La Cappuccina.

Cottages of Miltenberg bathed in sunlight

Miltenberg Coffee and Cake

Immerse yourself in Miltenberg culture as you're invited into the home of a local family for coffee and cake.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

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

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Insider Experience

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Arrive in Rome by noon and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour that takes you past some of the city’s most famous sights, including the Forum, Colosseum and the Pantheon. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Rome, NH Vittorio Veneto

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Venture to the walled enclave and seat of Christianity on a tour of the Vatican City. Take in the sweeping expanse of St Peter’s Square before exploring the Vatican Museums. Here, you’ll find many of the world’s greatest sculptures and paintings, including Michelangelo’s frescoed masterpiece upon the barrel-vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Delight in a taste of Campanian culture and share a home-style Italian meal with a local family.


Heading south, take the coastal route past cliffs that overlook the Bay of Naples. Enjoy postcard views as you reach Sorrento, where clusters of coloured buildings rest on a cliff above a harbour. You may like to spend time this afternoon taking in the lively village atmosphere while wandering the narrow laneways.

Stay: Two Nights, Sorrento, Hotel Michelangelo or similar

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Once a resort island for Roman emperors, Capri is renowned for alluring the rich and famous with its beauty and magic. Cruise across bright blue waters to the island and, on arrival, travel to the hilltop town of Anacapri to soak in the glorious views. Enjoy some free time, then take a breathtaking funicular ride down to the port before returning to Sorrento. Perhaps take a coach ride along the scenic Amalfi Coast.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in the countryside with a stay at the Relais La Cappuccina.


Engulfed by the lava from Mt Vesuvius in AD79, Pompeii provides a vivid picture of ancient Roman life, which you will discover on a guided tour around the haunting ruins. After, journey north to San Gimignano. After an afternoon of free time in San Gimignano, enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

Stay: San Gimignano, Relais La Cappuccina

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Savour a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting at Castello Vicchiomaggio.


Explore the historic streets and appreciate the medieval city skyline of San Gimignano before travelling north to to Florence to enjoy an evening exploring at your leisure.

Stay: Three Nights, Florence, Hotel NH Firenze

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Sample the city’s finest gelato at a famous local gelateria.


Explore this jewel of the Renaissance, home to Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Your walking tour includes a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts, where you will see Michelangelo’s David.

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Enjoy free time today. Perhaps join an optional trip to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa followed by a delicious Tuscan dinner.

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Explore the whimsical city of Verona, perhaps stopping under Juliet’s balcony to put yourself in Romeo’s shoes. Later, continue on to the incomparable city of Venice.

Stay: Two Nights, Venice Island, Hotel Bonvecchiati

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Spend the morning discovering Venice, where romantic canals replace bustling streets on a guided tour. Spend some time at leisure this afternoon.

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Travel via Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana to Zagreb in Croatia. Set out on a tour to sights such as the Stone Gate and the Opera House. Enjoy a special dinner tonight.

Stay: Hotel Sheraton Zagreb

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Arrive in Budapest today and board your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship

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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 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.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling local delights.


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.

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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.

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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.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship in Amsterdam, and traverse the beautiful landscapes of the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France and say ‘bonjour’ to spectacular Paris. Representing the essence of France, this is a brilliant city in which to conclude your European journey. Arrive at your stunning hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps get your bearings by taking a twilight stroll before sitting down to a delicious meal in one of Paris’ famous restaurants.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Les Jardins du Marais

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This morning, fling open the door to some of Paris’ best-loved sights on a guided city tour. Feel the excitement of one of the world’s most iconic streets, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and marvel at the impressive Arc de Triomphe. This afternoon, perhaps relax in front of the Eiffel Tower at Champs de Mars park, or discover a cosy cafe to sample some of France’s famously rich food. With a dedicated Hop-On Hop-Off service escorted by your Tour Director you can easily make your way around Paris, with the flexibility of spending as much or little time at each of the iconic attractions as you wish.

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Today, you’re bound to fall head over heels for the ‘City of Love’ during a full day at leisure. Will you enjoy a whirlwind romance with the bohemian fervour of the Latin Quarter? Or cement an enduring devotion to the art of the Louvre Museum? Perhaps you’ll become enamoured with the Seine River, as you take a stroll along its park-lined banks towards the legendary Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame. You may even like to take an optional tour to Montmartre and the Basilica of Sacre Coeur followed by a Seine River cruise. Tonight, you also have the opportunity to enjoy an optional evening of colourful cabaret and dinner at the iconic Moulin Rouge.

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Say ‘au revoir’ to Paris as your adventure comes to an end this morning. After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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