2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

18 Day European Gems - Amsterdam to Prague

Travelmarvel River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Prague

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Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 18 Day European Gems - Amsterdam to Prague. Tour with Travelmarvel through Europe and cruise through the tranquil waters of the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest. Explore quaint towns and...read more

Overview

Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 18 Days
From: Amsterdam to Prague
Tour Code: EUTCAP18
Visits: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic
Our Price From:
$ 7,185
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 295
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Upon arrival into Amsterdam, be met and transferred 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)
2

Amsterdam, Utrecht

Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam's network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname, 'Venice of the North'. Today, you'll board a glass-top boat and glide past the city's impressive waterside facades. Back on land, enjoy some free time before travelling by coach via Rembrandt's Windmill, immortalised in the artist's paintings. Meet your ship in Utrecht and set off along the Rhine River as you enjoy a special Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
3

Cologne, Augustusburg Castle

As you cruise into the riverside city of Cologne, head to the Sun Deck and watch as the magnificent twin spires of its famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, appear on the horizon. Disembark your ship and take a short drive to the town of Brühl. Like a Local - pay a visit to World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish rococo-style residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and marvel at the ornate staircase, with marble and stucco work by Balthasar Neumann. Afterwards, enjoy a guided walk through the perfectly landscaped parks and flowering gardens to Falkenlust hunting lodge, where archbishop would come to practise his favourite sport, falconry. Later this afternoon, return to Cologne and enjoy some time to drift through this enchanting city at leisure and perhaps inspect the facade of the Cologne Cathedral up close. (B/L/D)
4

Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim

Experience a true holiday highlight as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge, known to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Watch in awe as steep slopes covered in vineyards and dotted with ancient castles drift past, before your ship docks in Rüdesheim. Here, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses one of the most beautiful collections of automated musical instruments in all of Germany. (B/L/D)
5

Wertheim

Today, explore the evocative town of Wertheim, perfectly positioned on the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Like a Local - discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly Wertheim locals for coffee and cake. After learning about the town's history, which dates back to the 7th century, return to your ship and enjoy some time at leisure on board as you cruise the Main River. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board your ship then watch the glittering lights of medieval towns glide past as you cruise through the night. Along the Main River, your ship is able to cruise the entire journey with ease, courtesy of the Main River's 34 locks. (B/L/D)
6

Würzburg

Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the fringe of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. The architectural beauty that further defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its magnificent baroque palace, the Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through the Court Garden is a delight, with its terraced gardens and water basin encircled by stunning yew trees. Re-board your ship after your discovery and relax before dinner. (B/L/D)
7

Bamberg

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 a 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. While a visit to one of the historic taverns is the best place to get a taste for the local Bavarian culture. Later, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)
8

Nuremberg

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 and indeed the era during a World War II tour, which includes such sites as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. After, continue over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe's Continental Divide (435 metres above sea level) thanks to the canal's 16 stair-step locks. (B/L/D)
9

Regensburg, Vilshofen

Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. A guided tour tells of the medieval city's journey through the ages. See the ancient Stone Bridge, which gracefully arches across the water, as well as the Old Town Hall, the World Heritage-listed city centre and the Porta Pretoria - ancient gates to a Roman fort built in AD179. A Taste of Bavaria - enjoy a Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance. (B/L/D)
10

Passau, Linz

Awake in the pretty 'Three Rivers City' of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. On a guided walk, stroll past the city's colourful buildings, such as the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) on the riverbank. Later, cruise across the border into Austria on the way to the picturesque city of Linz. (B/L/D)
11

Melk, Dürnstein

Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through magnificent Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089 that sits majestically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. After, cruise to Dürnstein, where a walk through the cobbled streets leads to 16th-century town houses and taverns. The town is dominated by the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. (B/L/D)
12

Vienna

Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire and the sheer elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse. You'll learn about some of the city's most famous buildings - the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and more - as well as the rich classical music culture and history. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider's view on a number of landmarks, including St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Like a Local - pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and perhaps sample some local delicacies, including Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken. (B/L/D)
13

Vienna

With the entire day at leisure, you may like to further explore Vienna's beautiful Hofburg area - home to the Imperial Treasury, the Spanish Riding School and much more. (B/L/D)
14

Budapest

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, the history, beauty and charm of Budapest is illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. Explore Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and Buda Castle. 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. After a Captain's Farewell Dinner tonight, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the heart of Budapest and relish views of the glittering monuments lining either side of the river. (B/L/D)
15

Disembark Ship, Budapest, Velké Bílovice, Prague

Board a coach this morning and pass through neighbouring Slovakia, bound for Velké Bílovice. Enjoy some free time to explore this enchanting Czech town as you please, before continuing to Prague. With a three-night stay, you will have plenty of time to soak in the magic of the Czech Republic's capital, a city of stone bridges, gothic cathedrals and golden towers, overseen by a commanding royal castle. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Grandior Hotel (B)
16

Prague

Your exploration commences with a guided tour of the Old Town, Prague's World Heritage-listed city centre. Travel across the Vltava River to St Vitus Cathedral, which dominates the pretty city skyline. Believed to date back to the 9th century, the castle complex - with its vast network of palaces and churches - is considered the largest in the world. You'll then wander to Charles Bridge and cross this Czech landmark, which straddles the Vltava River. Finally, you'll arrive in Prague's Old Market Square and stop for some time to explore. With an afternoon at leisure, perhaps soak up the Bohemian atmosphere along the cobbled back streets and sample the beer for which the city is renowned. (B)
17

Prague

A Taste of Prague - visit Nelahozeves Castle, a Renaissance residence set high above the Vltava River. On a guided tour, uncover the aristocratic world of the Lobkowicz family as you enter the Knights Hall, which once housed royal soirees, then be inspired by the esteemed Lobkowicz private art collection. Enjoy a Farewell Lunch worthy of royalty. Having become familiar with the layout of Prague, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore as you please. With intricate knowledge of the city, your Travelmarvel Tour Director will be delighted to assist in the planning of your free time. (B/L)
18

Depart Prague

Your adventure comes to an end this morning after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • Experience Wertheim culture as you're invited into the home of a local
  • Enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience with local entertainment, beer and snacks
  • Tour the famous Naschmarkt in Vienna and sample some local delicacies
  • Indulge in a private lunch at Nelahozeves Castle in Prague
  • Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam
  • Glide through the scenic Rhine Gorge
  • Join a local guide to explore Melk Abbey
  • See Vienna's best-loved landmarks
  • Enjoy a twilight cruise along the Danube River as Budapest sparkles

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights cruising Europe's majestic waterways on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Three nights at the Grandior Hotel Prague with the charming Old Town at your doorstep
  • The services of a dedicated Travelmarvel Cruise Director for the duration of your river cruise
  • The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director during your land touring
  • Explore 19 different towns, villages and cities with an expert local guide, giving you remarkable insight into Europe's history and culture

Dining

  • 45 fine meals - 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners 
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee,plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • December itinerary will vary, enquire for details
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Prices are for land and cruise only. Flights not included

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 (4)

Judy W's Holiday

Australia
Trip Date: 02/09/2016

“Another hassle free holiday!”

Another hassle free holiday arranged by Georgie. Had a great time met and made some wonderful friends and saw amazing sights. Our cruise director Petra did a fantastic job even when due to unforeseen circumstances last minute arrangements had to be made to get passengers to their departure points. All of the local guide were great and very informative.

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Australia
Trip Date: 27/07/2015

“Thoroughly enjoyable holiday”

Global Journeys and Travel Marvel made our holiday thoroughly enjoyable. The overall service from booking the holiday and experiencing the river cruise lifestyle was everything we thought it would be and more. The tour director Petra was fantastic and the entire staff on board were extremely helpful and courteous. The excursions we're very informative and the locations lovely. Amsterdam, Germany and the Austrian Lake District were our high lights. Definitely value for money.

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Australia
Trip Date: 13/06/2015

“Super trip, great scenery”

Super trip, great scenery, day trips were extremely good value the visit to the evening of classical music is something not to be missed perhaps it should be included as a standard trip for everyone. The Prague extension was great I could have spent many more days there, perhaps another day.

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Australia
Trip Date: 21/07/2014

“An absolutely amazing time, could not believe the standard”

My girlfriend travelled on this cruise and it was a first for both of us on a river cruise. We both had an absolutely amazing time and could not believe the standard of the entire organisation. There really was nothing to fault and the way our tour director, Gudrun, handled 160 guests leaving the ship in Bratislava instead of Budapest due to rapidly rising waters and a lock under repair was achieved with efficiency and with complete control. The many towns and villages we visited and the quality of the local tour guides was excellent and for me the added enjoyment was the availability on board of the bikes to explore the areas whilst we were docked.My girlfriend lives in the UK and was the only Brit on board, something she really enjoyed, and she can be very critical but even she could find no complaints! I would have no hesitation in recommending this cruise to anyone and furthermore I would like to say a special thank you to Michelle from Global Journeys for her friendly but professional assistance with the bookings. I sincerely hope I will need to use Global again once I am ready to book another trip somewhere.

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2017 SEASON
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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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