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15 Day European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

Travelmarvel River Cruise starting in Budapest and finishing in Amsterdam

Read 12 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:
$ 5,215
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 256
Per Person ($AU)

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 river 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 following 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 of sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling some local delights.
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 Karntnerstrasse, the city's famous shopping strip. (B/L/D)
5

Dürnstein, Melk

Cruise to the town of Durnstein 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

Passau

This morning after breakfast, you will cruise to beautiful Passau. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board your river ship. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
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. Take a city tour this afternoon, which includes sights such as the Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice. (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. 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 Würzburg Court Garden is a delight, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin. (B/L/D)
11

Miltenberg

Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg. After morning tea 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)

Insider Experience: Discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake.
12

Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge

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

Cologne, Bruhl

Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Bruhl. Return to Cologne and enjoy some time at leisure. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: 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 walk through its gardens between the lodge and the castle.
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 city, before 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

Trip 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

Included Experiences

  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, and local guides
  • Explore up to 18 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Dining

  • Includes 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
  • All prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • On the Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Travelmarvel Reviews: (182)
Tours on Sale: 178
Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
Budget: Premium & Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA

Reviews (12)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam with Travelmarvel.
NSW, Australia
Jul 2017
2 Helpful Votes
“What a great way to see Europe.”
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Trip began in Budapest which is an amazing and beautiful city. We did the side trips into Slovakia & the Czech Republic and loved them. A highlight of the trip was coffee & cake in a private home in Bamberg. The people that we met on tour and the food was excellent. I would recommend this trip with Travelmarvel to anybody.
NSW, Australia
May 2017
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“River cruise from Budapest to amersterdam”
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Loved the food, friends we made and the places we stopped. Highlights were Bratislava and the Kremlin trips. Most of the shore excursions were awesome.
QLD, Australia
Apr 2017
2 Helpful Votes
“Trip of a Lifetime 7th to 21st April 2017”
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I am writing this to let you all know how much, I appreciate the outstanding customer service that everyone provided. From Madeline Lewis at Global Journeys to the staff on Travelmarvel Sapphire, Your staff were very attentive and helpful. The employees I interacted with especially Cruise Director Sue and Hotel Manager Marita, Bar attendants Liviu and Petar and waitress Katarina were very knowledgeable about the cruise. They genuinely took a interest in helping me get the most I could from the cruise. They took the time to talk to you so you understood what was going on and they all made you feel apart of the Travelmarvel Family. Which I will hold close to my heart for a very long time.

Because of their efforts, I could find exactly what I needed and I was very satisfied with the cruise and Travelmarvel. I will continue to visit Travelmarvel and Global Journeys. I know that their efforts did not go unnoticed. Travelmarvel and Global Journeys have put together a talented team that makes you feel respected and valued. Since returning I have booked another trip.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2016
2 Helpful Votes
“Worry free holiday ”
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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.
QLD, Australia
Apr 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“A gem of a holiday”
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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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26 Mar 2018
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09 Apr 2018
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216

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Friday
27 Apr 2018
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11 May 2018
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248

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Monday
30 Apr 2018
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14 May 2018
Diamond

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248

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Monday
14 May 2018
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28 May 2018
Jewel

7,095

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248

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Friday
25 May 2018
Friday
08 Jun 2018
Sapphire

7,295

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256

per person

7,039

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28 May 2018
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11 Jun 2018
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7,295

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256

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7,039

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Monday
11 Jun 2018
Monday
25 Jun 2018
Jewel

7,295

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256

per person

7,039

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Friday
22 Jun 2018
Friday
06 Jul 2018
Sapphire

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
25 Jun 2018
Monday
09 Jul 2018
Diamond

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
09 Jul 2018
Monday
23 Jul 2018
Jewel

7,095

per person

248

per person

6,847

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Friday
20 Jul 2018
Friday
03 Aug 2018
Sapphire

7,095

per person

248

per person

6,847

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Monday
23 Jul 2018
Monday
06 Aug 2018
Diamond

7,095

per person

248

per person

6,847

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Monday
06 Aug 2018
Monday
20 Aug 2018
Jewel

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Friday
17 Aug 2018
Friday
31 Aug 2018
Sapphire

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
20 Aug 2018
Monday
03 Sep 2018
Diamond

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
03 Sep 2018
Monday
17 Sep 2018
Jewel

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Friday
14 Sep 2018
Friday
28 Sep 2018
Sapphire

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
17 Sep 2018
Monday
01 Oct 2018
Diamond

7,295

per person

256

per person

7,039

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Monday
01 Oct 2018
Monday
15 Oct 2018
Jewel

6,795

per person

236

per person

6,559

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Friday
12 Oct 2018
Friday
26 Oct 2018
Sapphire

6,795

per person

236

per person

6,559

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Monday
15 Oct 2018
Monday
29 Oct 2018
Diamond

6,795

per person

236

per person

6,559

per person

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Monday
03 Dec 2018
Monday
17 Dec 2018
Jewel

5,395

per person

180

per person

5,215

per person

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Monday
26 Mar 2018
Monday
09 Apr 2018
Jewel

8,995

per person

324

solo traveller

8,671

solo traveller

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Friday
27 Apr 2018
Friday
11 May 2018
Sapphire

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

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Monday
30 Apr 2018
Monday
14 May 2018
Diamond

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

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Monday
14 May 2018
Monday
28 May 2018
Jewel

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

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Friday
25 May 2018
Friday
08 Jun 2018
Sapphire

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
28 May 2018
Monday
11 Jun 2018
Diamond

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
11 Jun 2018
Monday
25 Jun 2018
Jewel

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Friday
22 Jun 2018
Friday
06 Jul 2018
Sapphire

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
25 Jun 2018
Monday
09 Jul 2018
Diamond

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
09 Jul 2018
Monday
23 Jul 2018
Jewel

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

solo traveller

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Friday
20 Jul 2018
Friday
03 Aug 2018
Sapphire

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

solo traveller

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Monday
23 Jul 2018
Monday
06 Aug 2018
Diamond

10,145

per person

370

solo traveller

9,775

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Monday
06 Aug 2018
Monday
20 Aug 2018
Jewel

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Friday
17 Aug 2018
Friday
31 Aug 2018
Sapphire

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

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Monday
20 Aug 2018
Monday
03 Sep 2018
Diamond

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
03 Sep 2018
Monday
17 Sep 2018
Jewel

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Friday
14 Sep 2018
Friday
28 Sep 2018
Sapphire

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
17 Sep 2018
Monday
01 Oct 2018
Diamond

10,445

per person

382

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Monday
01 Oct 2018
Monday
15 Oct 2018
Jewel

9,695

per person

352

solo traveller

9,343

solo traveller

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Friday
12 Oct 2018
Friday
26 Oct 2018
Sapphire

9,695

per person

352

solo traveller

9,343

solo traveller

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Monday
15 Oct 2018
Monday
29 Oct 2018
Diamond

9,695

per person

352

solo traveller

9,343

solo traveller

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Monday
03 Dec 2018
Monday
17 Dec 2018
Jewel

7,595

per person

268

solo traveller

7,327

solo traveller

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Deck Plans & Cabin Upgrades

  Deck Plans: Jewel, Sapphire, Diamond
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Moselle Deck (E - Window)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Moselle Deck (D - Window) $ 395
Danube Deck (C - French Balcony) $ 1,695
Danube Deck (B - French Balcony) $ 1,895
Rhine Deck (A - French Balcony) $ 2,095
Rhine Deck (A+ - French Balcony) $ 2,295
Rhine Deck (OS - Owners Suite) $ 2,895

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