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European Gems

Explore the heart of Germany and Austria on this superb-value premium itinerary. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £3995pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Melk Abbey
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg Residence
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam

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Cruise through the four contrasting countries of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands on this magnificent premium cruise.

Begin in the capital city of Budapest, cruising along the Danube to the historic city of Vienna. Visit charming towns and riverside castles, including Rudesheim, whilst sailing along the majestic Rhine and Main rivers through the heart of Germany before ending in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

This superb-value premium cruise also includes 'Insider Experiences' giving a unique insight in to the towns. There is also the option to use a complimentary bicycle to explore the countryside at leisure.

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European Gems

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Transfer from the airport and board your premium river ship in the heart of Amsterdam. This evening, meet your Cruise Director before dinner then set off on a spectacular twilight cruise. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Today, enjoy views of Budapest, one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities. Get to know the city through the expert eyes of your local guide as you see Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle, the Houses of Parliament and much more. Learn all about the city’s colourful history as you discover its undeniable charm and beauty. This evening, enjoy a delicious Welcome Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienna (Austria)

Enjoy the delights of Vienna on a tailor-made walking and coach tour, offering an insider's view of the city's landmarks. In 2017, enjoy an exclusive Cocktail Reception and performance by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir. In 2018, sample local delicacies on a tour of Vienna's famous Naschmarkt then perhaps enjoy an evening concert (extra cost) of Austrian music. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienna

On your second day in Vienna enjoy time at leisure; perhaps discover Schonbrunn Palace, travel to Bratislava, the capital of nearby Slovakia, or visit the famous Spanish Riding School to witness a morning practice session of the beautiful horses and their skilled riders. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Durnstein – Melk

Cruise to the quaint town of Durnstein where you can walk over cobblestone streets, past 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. Later, dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour of the magnificent Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Passau (Germany)

In 2017 board the Majestic Imperator for an enchanting journey and a privileged insight into the luxury of imperial rail travel. In 2018 enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Passau, then perhaps visit Salzburg for 'The Sound of Music' tour or explore Cesky Krumlov which is home to over 300 historic buildings (extra cost). (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Regensburg

Continue along the Danube to the medieval town of Regensburg. Here, a guided tour tells of the city's journey through the ages. Sights include the Old Town Hall, World Heritage-listed city centre and Porta Pretoria. Back on board there is a Bavarian experience with local beer and snacks accompanied by traditional folk music and dancing (2018 only). (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Cruise along the Main-Danube Canal and arrive in Nuremberg. A pivotal city for the Nazi Party, Nuremberg was systematically bombed by the British and US air forces during World War II. Take a tour that reveals the city's most significant and poignant sites, including the Reich Party Rally Grounds as well as the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bamberg

World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons this morning. One of the few cities to escape the bombing of World War II, you'll gain local insight into this beautiful and historic city during a guided tour of the Old Town. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Today, visit the gardens of the Wurzburg's Residential Palace and discover local churches whose styles range from Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance to Modern. Alternatively travel along the Romantic Road for a fascinating tour of Rothenburg (extra cost). (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Miltenberg

Arrive in beautiful Miltenburg and sample local delicacies as you are welcomed into a villager's home for coffee and cake. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Rudesheim

In Rudesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will whisk you away to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Cruise along the unforgettable Rhine Gorge, considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the River Rhine. In 2017 head to Namedy Castle where Princess Heide von Hohenzollern has exclusively opened her doors for you to wander about the castle's opulent rooms and enjoy a lavish banquet in the ballroom accompanied by a classical piano recital. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Bonn - Cologne

In 2017 discover picturesque Bonn, one of Germany’s oldest cities, or visit Cologne for a guided tour. In 2018 cruise to Cologne then travel to Bruhl for a tour of the 18th-century Augustusburg Castle and its landscaped gardens, before travelling back to Cologne for time at leisure to explore this enchanting city. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Dock in Amsterdam and board a glass-top boat to see the city's impressive waterside facades. In 2017 there is the option to discover the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a special Captain's Farewell Dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Amsterdam

After breakfast, bid Amsterdam goodbye and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L- Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 14 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin aboard a premium ship
  • Flights from London with transfers between ship and airport. Regional flights are available at a supplement.
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director throughout your cruise
  • Included excursions accompanied by expert guides
  • 4 'Insider Experiences'
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • Beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours a day on board
  • All tipping, gratuities and port charges
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 25th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4595
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    • May 28th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4595
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    • May 28th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4595
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  • June
    • Jun 8th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4595
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    • Jun 11th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4595
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      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Jun 11th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4595
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    • Jun 22nd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4595
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    • Jun 25th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4595
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      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Jun 25th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4595
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  • July
    • Jul 6th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Jul 9th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Jul 9th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Jul 20th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Jul 23rd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Jul 23rd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4395
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    • Aug 6th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4395
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      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Aug 6th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Aug 17th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Aug 20th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
    • Aug 31st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4395
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4395 Blue Water Price from: £4695 Blue Water Price from: £5495 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4595
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Sep 3rd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4595
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Sep 14th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4595
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      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Sep 17th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4595
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      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Sep 17th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4595
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4595 Blue Water Price from: £4895 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495
    • Sep 28th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £4595
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  • October
    • Oct 1st - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £4495
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4495 Blue Water Price from: £4795 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £6395
    • Oct 1st - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £4495
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £4495 Blue Water Price from: £4795 Blue Water Price from: £5595 Blue Water Price from: £5695 Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £6395
    • Oct 12th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Sapphire From: £3995
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £5095 Blue Water Price from: £5195 Blue Water Price from: £5295 Blue Water Price from: £5395 Blue Water Price from: £5895
    • Oct 15th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £3995
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £5095 Blue Water Price from: £5195 Blue Water Price from: £5295 Blue Water Price from: £5395 Blue Water Price from: £5895
    • Oct 15th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £3995
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £5095 Blue Water Price from: £5195 Blue Water Price from: £5295 Blue Water Price from: £5395 Blue Water Price from: £5895
    • Oct 29th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Diamond From: £3995
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £5095 Blue Water Price from: £5195 Blue Water Price from: £5295 Blue Water Price from: £5395 Blue Water Price from: £5895
  • December
    • Dec 3rd - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: Travelmarvel Jewel From: £3995
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owners Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4295 Blue Water Price from: £5095 Blue Water Price from: £5195 Blue Water Price from: £5295 Blue Water Price from: £5395 Blue Water Price from: £5895

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a cabin. Single supplements are also available on request.
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