European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with Travelmarvel

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15
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Amsterdam
Budapest
River Cruise
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Countries Explored:
Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Fly into Amsterdam today and transfer to your premium river ship. After settling in, perhaps grab a map and explore the canal-crossed streets lined with unique tall and narrow buildings that epitomise this carefree, cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a myriad of great shopping opportunities, stopping to see the traditional blue and white Delftware pottery and making sure to visit one of the many artisan cheese makers or chocolatiers found in the traditional tall houses that line the canal shores. You might like to visit the bustling Dam Square and Madame Tussauds to see this famous wax museum’s lifelike exhibits, or art lovers might want to explore the city’s thriving art scene, being sure to stop in at the Van Gogh Museum. Board your river ship, which remains docked overnight within easy strolling distance of the iconic sights. This evening meet your Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception. Afterwards perhaps discover some of Amsterdam’s sights by night. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2 Amsterdam, Utrecht
Perhaps the best way to get to know Amsterdam is aboard a glass-top boat. Today, you’ll join a local guide who will regale you with stories of daily life as you glide through the city’s maze of waterways. Back on land, enjoy time in Museum Square and have your photo taken in front of the ‘I amsterdam’ sign at the Rijksmuseum. Later, travel by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht, and join back up with your river ship. Your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Brühl
As you cruise into the riverside city of Cologne, the sheer magnitude of the history of the region becomes apparent as your Cruise Director tells of how the twin spires of the famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete. Head to the Sun Deck as this magnificent architectural masterpiece comes into view and marvel at the tenacity of its craftsmen and builders. Disembark your ship in Cologne and take the short drive to Brühl. After your Insider Experience, return to Cologne and enjoy free time to discover over 2,000 years of history in the Old City. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Imagine what life would have been like in the times of archbishop-elector Clemens August on a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through the perfectly landscaped parks and gardens surrounding the castle.
4 Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Though the colours of the Rhine Gorge change according to the season, the steep slopes and vineyards are always a beautiful sight to behold. As are Lorelei Rock and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle which, contrary to their surrounds, have remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Admire delicate songbird boxes and curious musical dolls. Later, stroll back to your river ship, via alleys lined with shops and cafes, perhaps stopping for a decadent Rüdesheimer coffee along the way. (B/L/D)
5 Miltenberg
Today, you are welcomed to the Main River, known as “the snake” because of its meandering path through Germany. Although the Main is one of the longest rivers in Germany it is somewhat sleepier than the Rhine. With its banks spotted with quaint and colourful villages, this section of your cruise is sure to yield plenty of picture-perfect moments. Disembark your river ship and explore the evocative town of Miltenberg, seemingly stuck in time, with many of its half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board before settling in to the lounge to watch the glittering lights of medieval towns and villages glide past as you cruise through the night. Witness a feat of engineering as you pass through a handful of the canal’s 34 locks. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Get a rare glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made fresh for you by your gracious hosts, who are eager to share with you stories of their town’s history and way of life.
6 Würzburg
After an early breakfast, board a coach and travel through the green rolling hills and rich vineyards which sit on the fringe of the pretty town of Würzburg. The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its magnificent baroque palace. A walk through the Court Garden is a delight, with its terraced gardens and water basin encircled by stunning yew trees. After lunch, you might like to enhance your journey even further with an excursion to medieval Rothenburg. On arrival embark on a walking tour and discover the magical Christmas museum and shop, as well as narrow cobblestone streets and alleys, overlooked by imposing towers and ramparts. With all guests back on board this evening, sit down to dinner with your fellow travellers as your ship cruises towards the Bavarian town of Bamberg. (B/L/D)
7 Bamberg
Spend a leisurely morning cruising along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. One of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, this pretty World Heritage-listed city beckons this morning. Enjoy a guided tour, during which you’ll gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral, followed by some free time to explore. A visit to one of the historic taverns is perhaps the best place to get a taste for the local Bavarian culture where you’ll find locals enjoying pretzels and steins of smoked ale. Later on this evening, 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. Learn about the city’s Nazi era as you see such sights as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. You will find that Nuremberg is also a great place to explore, as you wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores that surround the town square. Finish your day cruising through 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
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits at the meeting point of the Danube and Regen rivers. Join the guided walking tour which highlights the medieval city’s story through the ages. There are plenty of well-preserved sights to see as Regensburg was lucky to escape most of the devastating bombings of World War II. 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. You will spend the entire day in this charming city docked right in the heart of town, so another option is to organise a packed lunch and a bicycle and enjoy the freedom as you head out to explore the city or surrounding countryside on your own terms. Re-board your river ship for lunch, or perhaps grab something yourself at a local restaurant or cafe, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
10 Passau
As you enjoy your breakfast this morning on board your river ship, you’ll arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you are spoilt for choice. Perhaps take part in a morning walking tour. As you explore, stroll past the city’s colourful buildings that line the riverbank. Discover Passau’s baroque character, owing to the fact it was rebuilt in the style after fires destroyed it in the 1600s. Alternatively, you can use your ship’s onboard bicycles to explore on your own terms. Or you may like to join one of the two optional Enhance Your Journey day trips available. On one, you’ll enjoy a fascinating day excursion to the city of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, home to more than 300 historical buildings. The other option is to travel to Salzburg and enjoy a tour of the sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’, including the famous Wedding Church. Those not undertaking day trips will meet back on board for lunch and spending a relaxing afternoon cruising. (B/L/D)
11 Melk, Dürnstein
Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey. Sitting majestically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, Melk Abbey has been an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. It is then up to you whether you want to catch the coach back down to the river, or stroll through the forest back to your ship, which departs shortly after lunch. Ensure you are on the Sun Deck or in the Lounge as you cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and famous in Austria. Continue to the town of Dürnstein, overlooked by castle ruins perched dramatically on a hilltop. It was here that King Richard the Lionheart was held captive when he was caught trying to return to England through mainland Europe after being shipwrecked in the Adriatic at the end of the Third Crusade. Here you have a free afternoon to explore at your own pace. A walk through the cobbled streets would lead to 16th-century town houses and taverns, while surrounding vineyards provide the opportunity to taste some of the local wine or the apricot schnapps for which this lovely little town is known. (B/L/D)
12 Vienna
Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire in Vienna, a cultural utopia of music, art and food. Discover the sheer elegance of this opulent city as you drive around the Ringstrasse. Learn about some of the city’s most famous buildings - the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more - as well as the city’s rich classical music culture and history. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider’s view of a number of landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Perhaps stop and taste for yourself the cafe culture that influences this city so much. This evening you might choose to attend a wonderful concert featuring a range of different music through the ages, including some compositions by Mozart and Strauss as well as music from the movie ‘The Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the Naschmarkt, the most popular food and produce market in Vienna. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies, including delicious Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken.
13 Vienna
With a day at leisure today, you decide on how to shape your experience in Vienna. Perhaps visit the Spanish Riding School, or head to the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, brimming with crowns and precious gems. If you’re feeling peckish, perhaps head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional Sachertorte - a chocolate tart with a lush apricot filling. You’ll be spoilt for choice in a city so rich in great cafes, impressive historical buildings and fabulous shopping opportunities, so be sure to ask your expert Cruise Director for any insider tips. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion. Perhaps visit Schönbrunn Palace, to see one of Austria’s finest examples of baroque architecture. Or cross the border into Slovakia for a tour of Bratislava, discovering a soviet history that only ended in the 1980s. See communist buildings and monuments and learn about life in the soviet era before enjoying free time in Bratislava’s Old Town. (B/L/D)
14 Budapest
Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities as you arrive into the heart of Hungary’s capital. After breakfast, the history, beauty and charm of Budapest are highlighted as a local guide leads you through the city. See Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. Learn about the turbulent history of the regal Buda Castle and take the chance to see the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building, perched on the edge of the Danube River. For those that wish, there’s an opportunity this afternoon to visit the unique Hospital in the Rock. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a twilight cruise back along the Danube through the glittering heart of Budapest. Pass under the Chain Bridge and glide by the sparkling Hungarian Parliament Building, with Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion lit up in the distance. (B/L/D)
15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Fly into Amsterdam today and transfer to your premium river ship. After settling in, perhaps grab a map and explore the canal-crossed streets lined with unique tall and narrow buildings that epitomise this carefree, cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a myriad of great shopping opportunities, stopping to see the traditional blue and white Delftware pottery and making sure to visit one of the many artisan cheese makers or chocolatiers found in the traditional tall houses that line the canal shores. You might like to visit the bustling Dam Square and Madame Tussauds to see this famous wax museum’s lifelike exhibits, or art lovers might want to explore the city’s thriving art scene, being sure to stop in at the Van Gogh Museum. Board your river ship, which remains docked overnight within easy strolling distance of the iconic sights. This evening meet your Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception. Afterwards perhaps discover some of Amsterdam’s sights by night. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2 Amsterdam, Utrecht
Perhaps the best way to get to know Amsterdam is aboard a glass-top boat. Today, you’ll join a local guide who will regale you with stories of daily life as you glide through the city’s maze of waterways. Back on land, enjoy time in Museum Square and have your photo taken in front of the ‘I amsterdam’ sign at the Rijksmuseum. Later, travel by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht, and join back up with your river ship. Your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Brühl
As you cruise into the riverside city of Cologne, the sheer magnitude of the history of the region becomes apparent as your Cruise Director tells of how the twin spires of the famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete. Head to the Sun Deck as this magnificent architectural masterpiece comes into view and marvel at the tenacity of its craftsmen and builders. Disembark your ship in Cologne and take the short drive to Brühl. After your Insider Experience, return to Cologne and enjoy free time to discover over 2,000 years of history in the Old City. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Imagine what life would have been like in the times of archbishop-elector Clemens August on a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through the perfectly landscaped parks and gardens surrounding the castle.
4 Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Though the colours of the Rhine Gorge change according to the season, the steep slopes and vineyards are always a beautiful sight to behold. As are Lorelei Rock and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle which, contrary to their surrounds, have remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Admire delicate songbird boxes and curious musical dolls. Later, stroll back to your river ship, via alleys lined with shops and cafes, perhaps stopping for a decadent Rüdesheimer coffee along the way. (B/L/D)
5 Miltenberg
Today, you are welcomed to the Main River, known as “the snake” because of its meandering path through Germany. Although the Main is one of the longest rivers in Germany it is somewhat sleepier than the Rhine. With its banks spotted with quaint and colourful villages, this section of your cruise is sure to yield plenty of picture-perfect moments. Disembark your river ship and explore the evocative town of Miltenberg, seemingly stuck in time, with many of its half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board before settling in to the lounge to watch the glittering lights of medieval towns and villages glide past as you cruise through the night. Witness a feat of engineering as you pass through a handful of the canal’s 34 locks. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Get a rare glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made fresh for you by your gracious hosts, who are eager to share with you stories of their town’s history and way of life.
6 Würzburg
After an early breakfast, board a coach and travel through the green rolling hills and rich vineyards which sit on the fringe of the pretty town of Würzburg. The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its magnificent baroque palace. A walk through the Court Garden is a delight, with its terraced gardens and water basin encircled by stunning yew trees. After lunch, you might like to enhance your journey even further with an excursion to medieval Rothenburg. On arrival embark on a walking tour and discover the magical Christmas museum and shop, as well as narrow cobblestone streets and alleys, overlooked by imposing towers and ramparts. With all guests back on board this evening, sit down to dinner with your fellow travellers as your ship cruises towards the Bavarian town of Bamberg. (B/L/D)
7 Bamberg
Spend a leisurely morning cruising along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. One of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, this pretty World Heritage-listed city beckons this morning. Enjoy a guided tour, during which you’ll gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral, followed by some free time to explore. A visit to one of the historic taverns is perhaps the best place to get a taste for the local Bavarian culture where you’ll find locals enjoying pretzels and steins of smoked ale. Later on this evening, 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. Learn about the city’s Nazi era as you see such sights as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. You will find that Nuremberg is also a great place to explore, as you wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores that surround the town square. Finish your day cruising through 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
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits at the meeting point of the Danube and Regen rivers. Join the guided walking tour which highlights the medieval city’s story through the ages. There are plenty of well-preserved sights to see as Regensburg was lucky to escape most of the devastating bombings of World War II. 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. You will spend the entire day in this charming city docked right in the heart of town, so another option is to organise a packed lunch and a bicycle and enjoy the freedom as you head out to explore the city or surrounding countryside on your own terms. Re-board your river ship for lunch, or perhaps grab something yourself at a local restaurant or cafe, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
10 Passau
As you enjoy your breakfast this morning on board your river ship, you’ll arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you are spoilt for choice. Perhaps take part in a morning walking tour. As you explore, stroll past the city’s colourful buildings that line the riverbank. Discover Passau’s baroque character, owing to the fact it was rebuilt in the style after fires destroyed it in the 1600s. Alternatively, you can use your ship’s onboard bicycles to explore on your own terms. Or you may like to join one of the two optional Enhance Your Journey day trips available. On one, you’ll enjoy a fascinating day excursion to the city of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, home to more than 300 historical buildings. The other option is to travel to Salzburg and enjoy a tour of the sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’, including the famous Wedding Church. Those not undertaking day trips will meet back on board for lunch and spending a relaxing afternoon cruising. (B/L/D)
11 Melk, Dürnstein
Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey. Sitting majestically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, Melk Abbey has been an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. It is then up to you whether you want to catch the coach back down to the river, or stroll through the forest back to your ship, which departs shortly after lunch. Ensure you are on the Sun Deck or in the Lounge as you cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and famous in Austria. Continue to the town of Dürnstein, overlooked by castle ruins perched dramatically on a hilltop. It was here that King Richard the Lionheart was held captive when he was caught trying to return to England through mainland Europe after being shipwrecked in the Adriatic at the end of the Third Crusade. Here you have a free afternoon to explore at your own pace. A walk through the cobbled streets would lead to 16th-century town houses and taverns, while surrounding vineyards provide the opportunity to taste some of the local wine or the apricot schnapps for which this lovely little town is known. (B/L/D)
12 Vienna
Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire in Vienna, a cultural utopia of music, art and food. Discover the sheer elegance of this opulent city as you drive around the Ringstrasse. Learn about some of the city’s most famous buildings - the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more - as well as the city’s rich classical music culture and history. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider’s view of a number of landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Perhaps stop and taste for yourself the cafe culture that influences this city so much. This evening you might choose to attend a wonderful concert featuring a range of different music through the ages, including some compositions by Mozart and Strauss as well as music from the movie ‘The Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the Naschmarkt, the most popular food and produce market in Vienna. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies, including delicious Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken.
13 Vienna
With a day at leisure today, you decide on how to shape your experience in Vienna. Perhaps visit the Spanish Riding School, or head to the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, brimming with crowns and precious gems. If you’re feeling peckish, perhaps head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional Sachertorte - a chocolate tart with a lush apricot filling. You’ll be spoilt for choice in a city so rich in great cafes, impressive historical buildings and fabulous shopping opportunities, so be sure to ask your expert Cruise Director for any insider tips. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion. Perhaps visit Schönbrunn Palace, to see one of Austria’s finest examples of baroque architecture. Or cross the border into Slovakia for a tour of Bratislava, discovering a soviet history that only ended in the 1980s. See communist buildings and monuments and learn about life in the soviet era before enjoying free time in Bratislava’s Old Town. (B/L/D)
14 Budapest
Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities as you arrive into the heart of Hungary’s capital. After breakfast, the history, beauty and charm of Budapest are highlighted as a local guide leads you through the city. See Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. Learn about the turbulent history of the regal Buda Castle and take the chance to see the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building, perched on the edge of the Danube River. For those that wish, there’s an opportunity this afternoon to visit the unique Hospital in the Rock. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a twilight cruise back along the Danube through the glittering heart of Budapest. Pass under the Chain Bridge and glide by the sparkling Hungarian Parliament Building, with Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion lit up in the distance. (B/L/D)
15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Travelmarvel Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Bruhl
  • 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
  • Criss-cross Amsterdam on an unforgettable canal cruise
  • Cruise the magnificent Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Explore the historic towns of Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Rudesheim and Regensburg
  • Take a guided tour through magnificent Melk Abbey
  • See the stunning city lights of Budapest come to life on an unforgettable twilight cruise
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, an Entertainment & Activities Coordinator and local guides
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • 41 fine meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 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 subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Alternative sightseeing will be provided in the event that castles in Brühl are closed
  • Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Bruhl
  • 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
  • Criss-cross Amsterdam on an unforgettable canal cruise
  • Cruise the magnificent Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Explore the historic towns of Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Rudesheim and Regensburg
  • Take a guided tour through magnificent Melk Abbey
  • See the stunning city lights of Budapest come to life on an unforgettable twilight cruise
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, an Entertainment & Activities Coordinator and local guides
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • 41 fine meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 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 based on the 2020 Preview brochure and are subject to change at full brochure release.
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Alternative sightseeing will be provided in the event that castles in Brühl are closed
  • Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (25)

15 Day European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“A genuinely great holiday where every effort is made to ensure a good outcome”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 12 Helpful Votes View Photo

This was an exceptional cruise in the very literal sense. I have fortunately had the luck to experience quite a diverse & varied presentation of holidays by various cruise/holiday organisations - this would have to have been THE BEST!...read more

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“Marvellous Travelmarvel cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 10 Helpful Votes

My best friend and I did this cruise to celebrate 50 years of being best friends and what a way to celebrate! Fabulous weather and scenery and unforgettable special experiences like a Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna and watching an incredible demonstration of glass blowing by a master artisan. Our ship and its crew were magnificent and the food was fabulous. Definitely not the last river cruise we will do.

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“Great Cruise - Very Low Water Level”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018 7 Helpful Votes

This cruise takes you through some wonderful parts of Europe. The scenery is fantastic. Our Cruise Director Kay (KY) was magnificent and thought of everything - even little snacks and gifts along the way. We had to swap ships half way through the cruise because the water levels are very, very low. Only missed 1 or 2 stops and other activities were substituted. Travelmarvel thinks of everything and has excursions for all levels of 'seniors'. Although, not suitable for those in wheelchairs. ...read more

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“Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest Travel Marvel”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2018 6 Helpful Votes View Photo

Very happy with Global Journeys and with Travelmarvel! Very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended. Our highlight was the Rhine Gorge. Not ideal having to do a boat swap from Travelmarvel Diamond to Travelmarvel Jewel halfway along because of low water levels in the Danube. However the ~ 2 hour bus trip from Nuremberg to just south of Passau to join the new boat was pleasant and the only place we missed seeing was Regensburg....read more

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“Lovely River Cruise”
- ACT, Australia Jul 2018 5 Helpful Votes

A very enjoyable river cruise with excellent local guides. Global Journeys had a first rate internet site (easy to navigate with comprehensive information which was presented in a very user friendly manner) all of which was backed up by prompt and excellent service from Yvonne Brooks.

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Window Stateroom
Window Stateroom  Window Stateroom Layout  
  • 172 sq ft/ 16 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and flatscreen HD TV
  • Each room has windows that offer stunning views
  • Seating area with a chair and small desk

Deck Plans

Top Deck (Level 4)

Cabin Types

Window Stateroom
Window Stateroom  Window Stateroom Layout  
  • 153 sq ft/ 14.2 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and flatscreen TV
  • Superior queen or twin bedding with plush linen
  • Each room has windows that offer stunning views
  • Seating area with a chair and small desk

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Friday 05 Jul 2019 Friday 19 Jul 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 08 Jul 2019 Monday 22 Jul 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 22 Jul 2019 Monday 05 Aug 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Friday 02 Aug 2019 Friday 16 Aug 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 05 Aug 2019 Monday 19 Aug 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 19 Aug 2019 Monday 02 Sep 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Sold Out
Friday 30 Aug 2019 Friday 13 Sep 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 02 Sep 2019 Monday 16 Sep 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Monday 16 Sep 2019 Monday 30 Sep 2019 7,695 per person 268 per person 7,427 per person Enquire
Friday 27 Sep 2019 Friday 11 Oct 2019 7,395 per person 256 per person 7,139 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Sep 2019 Monday 14 Oct 2019 7,395 per person 256 per person 7,139 per person Sold Out
Sunday 13 Oct 2019 Sunday 27 Oct 2019 6,595 per person 224 per person 6,371 per person Sold Out
Monday 14 Oct 2019 Monday 28 Oct 2019 6,595 per person 224 per person 6,371 per person Enquire
Sunday 27 Oct 2019 Sunday 10 Nov 2019 5,895 per person 196 per person 5,699 per person Sold Out
Monday 28 Oct 2019 Monday 11 Nov 2019 5,895 per person 196 per person 5,699 per person Enquire
Sunday 01 Dec 2019 Sunday 15 Dec 2019 5,895 per person 196 per person 5,699 per person Sold Out
Monday 02 Dec 2019 Monday 16 Dec 2019 5,895 per person 196 per person 5,699 per person Enquire
Friday 03 Apr 2020 Friday 17 Apr 2020 6,795 per person 232 per person 6,563 per person Enquire
Monday 06 Apr 2020 Monday 20 Apr 2020 6,495 per person 220 per person 6,275 per person Enquire
Monday 20 Apr 2020 Monday 04 May 2020 7,195 per person 248 per person 6,947 per person Enquire
Friday 01 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 04 May 2020 Monday 18 May 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 18 May 2020 Monday 01 Jun 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 29 May 2020 Friday 12 Jun 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 01 Jun 2020 Monday 15 Jun 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 15 Jun 2020 Monday 29 Jun 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 26 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Monday 13 Jul 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 13 Jul 2020 Monday 27 Jul 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 24 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 27 Jul 2020 Monday 10 Aug 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 21 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 24 Aug 2020 Monday 07 Sep 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 07 Sep 2020 Monday 21 Sep 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 8,095 per person 284 per person 7,811 per person Enquire
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Monday 05 Oct 2020 7,795 per person 272 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 05 Oct 2020 Monday 19 Oct 2020 7,195 per person 248 per person 6,947 per person Enquire
Friday 16 Oct 2020 Friday 30 Oct 2020 6,795 per person 232 per person 6,563 per person Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Monday 02 Nov 2020 6,495 per person 220 per person 6,275 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Nov 2020 Monday 14 Dec 2020 5,995 per person 200 per person 5,795 per person Enquire
Friday 29 May 2020 Friday 12 Jun 2020 11,645 per person 426 solo traveller 11,219 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 26 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 11,645 per person 426 solo traveller 11,219 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Monday 13 Jul 2020 11,195 per person 408 solo traveller 10,787 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 24 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 11,645 per person 426 solo traveller 11,219 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 27 Jul 2020 Monday 10 Aug 2020 11,195 per person 408 solo traveller 10,787 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 11,195 per person 408 solo traveller 10,787 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 21 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 11,645 per person 426 solo traveller 11,219 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 24 Aug 2020 Monday 07 Sep 2020 11,195 per person 408 solo traveller 10,787 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 11,645 per person 426 solo traveller 11,219 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 05 Oct 2020 Monday 19 Oct 2020 10,295 per person 372 solo traveller 9,923 solo traveller Enquire
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Note: Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Travelmarvel Jewel
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Owners Suite $ 2,995
Travelmarvel Sapphire
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Owners Suite $ 2,995
Travelmarvel Diamond
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Owners Suite $ 2,995

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Travelmarvel Diamond
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Owners Suite $ 2,995
Travelmarvel Jewel
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Owners Suite $ 2,995
Contemporary Class Ships
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,895
Category B $ 1,995
Category B+ $ 2,095
Category A $ 2,295
Category A+ $ 2,395
Category P $ 2,495
Owners Suite $ 3,295

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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Trip Notes
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