Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

15 Day European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest

Travelmarvel River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Budapest

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Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Amsterdam to Budapest
Tour Code: EUTC15
Visits: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
Our Price From:
$ 6,175
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


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 (D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)


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. (B/L/D)

Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

After breakfast this morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

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

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Explore up to 16 towns, villages and cities


  • 41 meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

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
  • Tour also operates in reverse - refer tour code: EUTCR15

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Type: River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: Some Included, Optionals Available
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Ship Style: Premium
Balconies: French Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: Onboard
Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals
* Source: Travelmarvel for river cruises in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (13)


Trip Date: 05/08/2016

“Great way to see Europe”

Travel Marvel is a good operator and it was easy booking through Global Journeys. Good mix of travellers. Great cruise director. August was great time of year to travel through Europe.

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Trip Date: 04/07/2016

“Fantastic river cruise ”

Travelmarvel's river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was in our opinion pitched at the right level, the comfort, cleanliness, quality and variety of food and beverages were all excellent. The friendliness of all the staff from Captain to cleaner made us feel so welcome and at ease which undoubtedly added to our enjoyment of the holiday. Would not hesitate in using the Travelmarvel brand again should the opportunity arise.

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Phil & Dot's Holiday

Trip Date: 19/12/2015

“Terrific Xmas Travelmarvel Trip”

We have just done a Xmas Travelmarvel Diamond Trip from Amsterdam to Budapest, the trip was well organised and the airfares done by Georgie went really well. The staff and Captain made you feel like family with anything you wanted. Meals and excursions were excellent, only thing we missed was snow on Xmas day but managed to get some in Prague. Overall a great trip and can highly recommend this trip. The tour director on the ship was always helpful and just made the trip that much better. Many thanks Georgie for arranging a unforgettable trip and experience.

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Trip Date: 16/10/2015

“Overall the experience was very good”

Overall the experience was very good however there were a couple of things that could have been better considering the cost of the cruise. I was told that sparkling wine would be included in the cost however this wasn't the case except they did have a bottle at breakfast. The red & white wine supplied was not of a high standard. Andrew our cruise director was fantastic, and very knowledgeable. Our regular waitress Sonya really looked after us and gave us great service. We have recommended this cruise to our friends, and would definitely do another cruise through Global Journeys.

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  Deck Plans: Jewel, Diamond, Sapphire
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Moselle Deck (E - Window)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Moselle Deck (D - Window) $ 395
Danube Deck (C - French Balcony) $ 1,595
Danube Deck (B - French Balcony) $ 1,695
Rhine Deck (A - French Balcony) $ 1,995
Rhine Deck (A+ - French Balcony) $ 2,095
Rhine Deck (OS - Owners Suite) $ 2,795

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