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15 Day European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

Travelmarvel River Cruise starting in Budapest and finishing in Amsterdam

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Read 9 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 15 Day European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam. Discover the best of Europe on Travelmarvel's 15 day European Gems cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Weave right through the centre of the charming towns, villages...read more

Overview

Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Budapest to Amsterdam
Tour Code: EUTCR15
Visits: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 5,695
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship

Arrive in the enthralling city of Budapest, where your premium ship awaits on the Danube River. Enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing twilight cruise during dinner. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2

Budapest

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. (B/L/D)
3

Vienna

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. On arrival in the city centre, a walking tour will provide an insider's view on sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Afterwards, pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling some local delights. (B/L/D)
4

Vienna

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)
5

Dürnstein, Melk

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, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. (B/L/D)
6

Linz, Passau

Visit the town of Linz and later, cruise to Passau. Then, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance. (B/L/D)
7

Regensburg

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. (B/L/D)
8

Nuremberg

Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies which played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You'll learn about the city on a tour this afternoon, which includes such sights as the Zeppelin Field, Palace of Justice and much more. (B/L/D)
9

Bamberg

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. (B/L/D)
10

Würzburg

Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. Admire its magnificent baroque palace, the Würzburg Residence and walk through Würzburg Court Garden, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin. (B/L/D)
11

Miltenberg

Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg. Here, 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 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. (B/L/D)
12

Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge

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 with your comrades tonight, as your journey continues late into the evening. (B/L/D)
13

Cologne, Brühl

Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl. Here, 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 flowering gardens between the lodge and the castle. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B/L/D)
14

Amsterdam

Studded with low bridges and historic houses, 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 facades, watching the bicycle-loving locals ride along with carefree abandon as you drift by. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the wondrous architecture, curious shops and intricate churches of the city. Later, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Dinner on board your river ship. (B/L/D)
15

Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

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

Day By Day

1

Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship

Arrive in the enthralling city of Budapest, where your premium ship awaits on the Danube River. Enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing twilight cruise during dinner. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2

Budapest

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. (B/L/D)
3

Vienna

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. On arrival in the city centre, a walking tour will provide an insider's view on sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Afterwards, pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling some local delights. (B/L/D)
4

Vienna

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)
5

Dürnstein, Melk

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, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. (B/L/D)
6

Linz, Passau

Visit the town of Linz and later, cruise to Passau. Then, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance. (B/L/D)
7

Regensburg

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. (B/L/D)
8

Nuremberg

Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies which played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You'll learn about the city on a tour this afternoon, which includes such sights as the Zeppelin Field, Palace of Justice and much more. (B/L/D)
9

Bamberg

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. (B/L/D)
10

Würzburg

Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. Admire its magnificent baroque palace, the Würzburg Residence and walk through Würzburg Court Garden, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin. (B/L/D)
11

Miltenberg

Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg. Here, 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 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. (B/L/D)
12

Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge

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 with your comrades tonight, as your journey continues late into the evening. (B/L/D)
13

Cologne, Brühl

Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl. Here, 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 flowering gardens between the lodge and the castle. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B/L/D)
14

Amsterdam

Studded with low bridges and historic houses, 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 facades, watching the bicycle-loving locals ride along with carefree abandon as you drift by. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the wondrous architecture, curious shops and intricate churches of the city. Later, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Dinner on board your river ship. (B/L/D)
15

Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

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

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt
  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian food, music and folk dancing
  • Immerse yourself in Miltenberg culture as you're invited into the home of a local family for coffee and cake
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl

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

Dining

  • 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
  • December itinerary will vary
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
  • Tour also operates in reverse – refer tour code EUTC15

Trip Inclusions

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Trip Highlights

  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt
  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian food, music and folk dancing
  • Immerse yourself in Miltenberg culture as you're invited into the home of a local family for coffee and cake
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl

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

Dining

  • 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
  • December itinerary will vary
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
  • Tour also operates in reverse – refer tour code EUTC15

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 (9)

Julie & Russell Ashby's Holiday

Australia
Trip Date: 10/10/2016

“Worry free holiday ”

We found October was a lovely time to go many shops with there Xmas decorations and markets looked beautiful. We went on travelmarvel diamond and it was fantastic. Everything went smooth thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys from the moment we boarded the ship. Absolutely beautiful to travel on the river and see the beautiful towns with so much history. Everyday was fantastic with new friends we meet on board. Thanks Hannah for all your help you excelled our expectations. Look forward to another cruise with the help of Hannah.

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Australia
Trip Date: 25/04/2016

“A gem of a holiday”

The whole trip from start to finish was just brilliant. Small enough for it to be very personal. I needed a gluten free diet and that was extremely well catered for by everyone on staff. The included tours were great and due to our trips timing we did the extra tour to the tulip gardens and that was excellent, also the Vienna concert was well worth it. As we were early in the season (April & May) it wasn't as busy as later on and even though the weather was cool at times it was great. Food and wine were exceptional, staff great and Marion was so good at keeping everyone on track.

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Australia
Trip Date: 24/07/2015

“Excellent value and service trip for the Danube/Rhine”

Our cruise was made with another couple. Leading up to the cruise four of us traveled through EU with a hire car /B&B for 18 days. Our whole experience was 5 weeks via an anti clockwise direction journey starting and finishing in Amsterdam. It was good to unpack 'once' when we boarded the boat at Budapest. The cruise was excellent and our prior research was confirmed that Travelmarvel is an excellent value and service option for the Danube/Rhine. On the second night we happened to dine with two ladies from APT and they were very interested in our observations and again they confirmed that the TravelMarvel style market segment is well positioned and is growing solidly. We can see why! We did have to do a 'boatswap' at Passau - bused to Nuremberg, due to low water levels in the Main Canal. This was expertly and professionally handled (Diamond Jewel). Cruise director was excellent and the ships personnel very well attuned to passenger needs. Thanks Hannah and Global Journeys for your well organised assistance leading to the trip.

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Australia
Trip Date: 29/03/2015

“Everything from start to finish was so good”

Everything from start to finish was so good. The excursions daily were good value, plus if you wanted you could pay extra to see even more. We did that with our excursions to Cesky Krumlov and the Schonbrunn Palace. Meals were of high quality and all small portions, which is clever considering dinner can be 5 courses. A small negative....I would have like the beer supplied with dinner and /or lunch to reflect the regions. A Hungarian beer for Budapest, Austrian beer, then German and finally Nederland. Only one beer was available with meals, it was nice but following the regions would have been just a little better. The staff of the ship were outstanding from our waitress to the cruise director. Our cabin bed was of a very high standard. We loved TravelMarvel and when we do our next cruise they will be the company we use.

Rating Global Journeys as our travel agent, Hannah has represented you beautifully. A travel agent becomes the 'face of an organisation' and Hannah has represented you very well. All enquiries were promptly answered, particularly in the beginning as we did have questions, this being our first cruise. The trip was something we have wanted to do for a long time. But I have been dependent on a dialysis machine to keep me alive for a number of years. In March 2014 I was given a chance of a new life when I received a kidney transplant. Our cruise in March 2015 was a 1 year anniversary of that transplant and we experienced so much. What an anniversary we had!


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  Deck Plans: Diamond, Sapphire, Jewel
  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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