21 Day European Gems - Prague to Paris

Travelmarvel River Cruise starting in Prague and finishing in Paris

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 21 Day European Gems - Prague to Paris. Discover the fusion of historical and contemporary culture in Prague, a city home to the largest ancient castle in the world. Embark on a 14 night cruise from Budapest to...read more
Overview
Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 21 Days
From: Prague to Paris
Tour Code: EUTCRPP21
Visits: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France
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1
Arrive Prague
Fly into Prague, a city where stone bridges, Gothic cathedrals and golden towers are overseen by a commanding castle. On arrival be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Grandior Hotel
2
Prague
Today join a local guide to explore Prague's Old Town. Visit the impressive St Vitus Cathedral, which is considered to be the largest in the world. Wander across Charles Bridge, a Czech landmark that straddles the beautiful Vltava River. Finally, stop for some time to browse through the wooden stalls in Prague's Old Market Square. (B)

Insider Experience: Visit Nelahozeves Castle, a regal Renaissance residence set high above the Vltava River. On a guided tour, uncover the aristocratic world of the Lobkowicz family. After the tour, you'll be treated to afternoon tea.
3
Prague
Having become familiar with the layout of Prague, enjoy today as you please. Perhaps visit a rooftop bar for superb views over stunning cathedrals and churches with a local Fleki (black beer) in hand. (B)
4
Prague, Budapest
Bid farewell to Prague and continue south, where you will travel through an enchanting rural region steeped in wine making tradition. Continue through Slovakia and arrive in Budapest, Hungary. Board your Travelmarvel river ship and later this evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception. Afterwards, set off on a twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest, passing under the Chain Bridge and past Parliament building, lit up and sparkling while Buda Castle and the Fisherman's Bastion shimmer in the distance. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (B/D)
5
Budapest
Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube's most enchanting riverside cities as you wake up in the heart of Hungary's capital. After breakfast, the history, beauty and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. See Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Learn about the turbulent history of Buda Castle and see the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building, perched on the edge of the Danube River. (B/L/D)
6
Vienna
Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire in Vienna. Discover this city's elegance 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. Upon arriving in the city centre, enjoy a walking tour with your local guide, for an insider's view of St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Perhaps this evening, enjoy a concert of compositions of Mozart and Strauss through to the Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies.
7
Vienna
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 of how to spend your free time today. Otherwise embark on your choice of optional excursion today to Schonbrunn Palace or Bratislava. (B/L/D)
8
Durnstein, Melk
Dock in Durnstein, where you have free time to explore at your own pace. A walk through the cobbled streets leads to 16th-century town houses and taverns, while surrounding vineyards provide the opportunity to taste some of the local wine or the apricot schnapps this lovely little town is known for. Continue to Melk and join a local guide for a tour through the magnificent Melk Abbey, set atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. 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. (B/L/D)
9
Passau
Arrive in the 'Three Rivers City' of Passau. On a guided tour, you'll soon see that Passau flaunts a distinctly Baroque character, as the town was rebuilt in the style after two catastrophic fires destroyed it in the 1600s. You also have the option to enjoy a fascinating day excursion to the city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or tour the sights from the classic movie 'The Sound of Music', including the famous Wedding Church. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy your very own authentic Bavarian experience on board your river ship, complete with local beer, fantastic food and folk dancing.
10
Regensburg
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits at the meeting point of the Danube and Regen rivers. Join a guided walking tour which tells of 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, and there is an option of an express tour followed by extra free time. Alternatively organise a packed lunch and a bicycle and enjoy the freedom as you head out to explore the city and surrounding countryside on your own terms. (B/L/D)
11
Nuremberg
Glide over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe's Continental Divide (435 metres above sea level) thanks to the canal's 16 stair-step locks. Continue to the site of Hitler's infamous Nuremberg rallies, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. Learn about the city's Nazi era as you visit such sights as the Palace of Justice. Nuremberg is also a great place to explore on foot, discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores as you wander through the narrow cobblestone streets. (B/L/D)
12
Bamberg
Spend a leisurely morning cruising along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here you can choose between taking an express tour to free yourself up for an afternoon of free time or take an indepth guided tour, during which you'll gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral. A visit to one of the historic taverns is perhaps the best place to get a taste and feel for the local Bavarian culture. This is where you can mingle with the friendly locals, enjoying pretzels and steins of local smoked ale. (B/L/D)
13
Wurzburg
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 Wurzburg. The architectural beauty that defines Wurzburg 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. Enjoy free time to explore this enchanting wonderland. After lunch, you might like to enhance your journey even further with an excursion to medieval Rothenburg. This small fairytale village is one of the prettiest in Germany. This evening, sit down to dinner with your fellow travellers back on board your river ship as you cruise through the evening towards Miltenberg. (B/L/D)
14
Miltenberg
Disembark your river ship and see the evocative town of Miltenberg, with many half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. (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 that morning by your gracious hosts, who are eager to share with you stories of their town's history and way of life.
15
Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge
Dock in Rudesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Admire delicate songbird boxes and curious musical dolls. Stroll back to your river ship, perhaps stopping for a Rudesheimer coffee along the way. Later see the ever-changing colours of the magnificent Rhine Gorge, with vineyards that turn from deep green, to red, to bare wood through the season as Pfalzgrfenstein Castle and Lorelei Rock stand unchanged by the passing of the centuries. (B/L/D)
16
Cologne, Brühl
As you cruise into the riverside Gothic 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 Kolner Dom, took over six centuries to complete. Head to the Sun Deck as this magnificent architectural masterpiece comes into view. Disembark your ship in Cologne and take the short drive to Bruhl. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy free time to discover over 2,000 years of history at 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 World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge. On a tour of the magnificent 8th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through the perfectly landscaped parks between the castle and the lodge, where the archbishop would come to practise falconry.
17
Amsterdam
Today, cruise to the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam's network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname - The Venice of the North. A canal cruise with a local guide, ready to share stories of daily life in this fascinating city, is surely the best way to get to know Amsterdam and today, you'll board a glass-top boat and glide through the city's maze of waterways. Back on land, enjoy some free time, or join your local guide for a walking tour through some of Amsterdam's more colourful neighbourhoods. Perhaps grab a map to 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 Delfware 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. Perhaps visit the bustling Dam Square, or art lovers might want to explore the city's thriving art scene, being sure to stop in at the Van Gogh Museum, or get your photo taken at the 'I amsterdam' sign at the famous Rijksmuseum. Enjoy a delicious Captain's Farewell Dinner back on board your river ship later this evening. (B/L/D)
18
Disembark Ship, Amsterdam, Paris
After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship in Amsterdam. Remaining guests board your coach and traverse the beautiful landscapes of the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France and say 'bonjour' to the spectacular French capital, Paris. Representing the essence of France, this is a brilliant city in which to concludeyour European journey. Arrive at your stunning hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps get your bearings by taking a twilight stroll before sitting down to a delicious meal in one of Paris's famous restaurants. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Les Jardins du Marais (B)
19
Paris
This morning, fling open the door to some of Paris' best-loved sights on a guided city tour. Feel the excitement of one of the world's most iconic streets, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, and marvel at the impressive Arc de Triomphe, the famous archway at the intersection of 12 boulevards. The afternoon, perhaps relax in front of the Eiffel Tower at Champs de Mars park, or discover a cosy cafe to sample some of France's famously rich food. You also have the opportunity to enjoy dinner and cabaret at the iconic Moulin Rouge tonight. (B/L)

Insider Experience: Ascend the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping vistas and delicious French cuisine await.
20
Paris
Today, you're bound to fall head over heels for the 'City of Love' during a full day at leisure. Will you enjoy a whirlwind romance with the bohemian fervour of the Latin Quarter? Or cement an enduring devotion to the art of the Louvre Museum? Perhaps you'll become enamoured with the Seine River, as you take a stroll along its park-lined banks towards the legendary Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame. You may even like to take a tour to Montmatre and the Bascilica of Sacre Coeur followed by a Seine River cruise. (B)
21
Depart Paris
Say 'au revoir' to Paris as your adventure comes to an end this morning. After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Homeward bound, your head and heart will be filled with endless happy memories of your journey through the magical countries of Europe. (B)
1
Arrive Prague
Fly into Prague, a city where stone bridges, Gothic cathedrals and golden towers are overseen by a commanding castle. On arrival be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Grandior Hotel
2
Prague
Today join a local guide to explore Prague's Old Town. Visit the impressive St Vitus Cathedral, which is considered to be the largest in the world. Wander across Charles Bridge, a Czech landmark that straddles the beautiful Vltava River. Finally, stop for some time to browse through the wooden stalls in Prague's Old Market Square. (B)

Insider Experience: Visit Nelahozeves Castle, a regal Renaissance residence set high above the Vltava River. On a guided tour, uncover the aristocratic world of the Lobkowicz family. After the tour, you'll be treated to afternoon tea.
3
Prague
Having become familiar with the layout of Prague, enjoy today as you please. Perhaps visit a rooftop bar for superb views over stunning cathedrals and churches with a local Fleki (black beer) in hand. (B)
4
Prague, Budapest
Bid farewell to Prague and continue south, where you will travel through an enchanting rural region steeped in wine making tradition. Continue through Slovakia and arrive in Budapest, Hungary. Board your Travelmarvel river ship and later this evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception. Afterwards, set off on a twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest, passing under the Chain Bridge and past Parliament building, lit up and sparkling while Buda Castle and the Fisherman's Bastion shimmer in the distance. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (B/D)
5
Budapest
Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube's most enchanting riverside cities as you wake up in the heart of Hungary's capital. After breakfast, the history, beauty and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. See Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Learn about the turbulent history of Buda Castle and see the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building, perched on the edge of the Danube River. (B/L/D)
6
Vienna
Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire in Vienna. Discover this city's elegance 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. Upon arriving in the city centre, enjoy a walking tour with your local guide, for an insider's view of St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Perhaps this evening, enjoy a concert of compositions of Mozart and Strauss through to the Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies.
7
Vienna
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 of how to spend your free time today. Otherwise embark on your choice of optional excursion today to Schonbrunn Palace or Bratislava. (B/L/D)
8
Durnstein, Melk
Dock in Durnstein, where you have free time to explore at your own pace. A walk through the cobbled streets leads to 16th-century town houses and taverns, while surrounding vineyards provide the opportunity to taste some of the local wine or the apricot schnapps this lovely little town is known for. Continue to Melk and join a local guide for a tour through the magnificent Melk Abbey, set atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. 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. (B/L/D)
9
Passau
Arrive in the 'Three Rivers City' of Passau. On a guided tour, you'll soon see that Passau flaunts a distinctly Baroque character, as the town was rebuilt in the style after two catastrophic fires destroyed it in the 1600s. You also have the option to enjoy a fascinating day excursion to the city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or tour the sights from the classic movie 'The Sound of Music', including the famous Wedding Church. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy your very own authentic Bavarian experience on board your river ship, complete with local beer, fantastic food and folk dancing.
10
Regensburg
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits at the meeting point of the Danube and Regen rivers. Join a guided walking tour which tells of 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, and there is an option of an express tour followed by extra free time. Alternatively organise a packed lunch and a bicycle and enjoy the freedom as you head out to explore the city and surrounding countryside on your own terms. (B/L/D)
11
Nuremberg
Glide over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe's Continental Divide (435 metres above sea level) thanks to the canal's 16 stair-step locks. Continue to the site of Hitler's infamous Nuremberg rallies, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. Learn about the city's Nazi era as you visit such sights as the Palace of Justice. Nuremberg is also a great place to explore on foot, discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores as you wander through the narrow cobblestone streets. (B/L/D)
12
Bamberg
Spend a leisurely morning cruising along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here you can choose between taking an express tour to free yourself up for an afternoon of free time or take an indepth guided tour, during which you'll gaze upon such sights as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral. A visit to one of the historic taverns is perhaps the best place to get a taste and feel for the local Bavarian culture. This is where you can mingle with the friendly locals, enjoying pretzels and steins of local smoked ale. (B/L/D)
13
Wurzburg
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 Wurzburg. The architectural beauty that defines Wurzburg 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. Enjoy free time to explore this enchanting wonderland. After lunch, you might like to enhance your journey even further with an excursion to medieval Rothenburg. This small fairytale village is one of the prettiest in Germany. This evening, sit down to dinner with your fellow travellers back on board your river ship as you cruise through the evening towards Miltenberg. (B/L/D)
14
Miltenberg
Disembark your river ship and see the evocative town of Miltenberg, with many half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. (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 that morning by your gracious hosts, who are eager to share with you stories of their town's history and way of life.
15
Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge
Dock in Rudesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Admire delicate songbird boxes and curious musical dolls. Stroll back to your river ship, perhaps stopping for a Rudesheimer coffee along the way. Later see the ever-changing colours of the magnificent Rhine Gorge, with vineyards that turn from deep green, to red, to bare wood through the season as Pfalzgrfenstein Castle and Lorelei Rock stand unchanged by the passing of the centuries. (B/L/D)
16
Cologne, Brühl
As you cruise into the riverside Gothic 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 Kolner Dom, took over six centuries to complete. Head to the Sun Deck as this magnificent architectural masterpiece comes into view. Disembark your ship in Cologne and take the short drive to Bruhl. Later, return to Cologne and enjoy free time to discover over 2,000 years of history at 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 World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge. On a tour of the magnificent 8th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through the perfectly landscaped parks between the castle and the lodge, where the archbishop would come to practise falconry.
17
Amsterdam
Today, cruise to the eclectic city of Amsterdam. Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam's network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname - The Venice of the North. A canal cruise with a local guide, ready to share stories of daily life in this fascinating city, is surely the best way to get to know Amsterdam and today, you'll board a glass-top boat and glide through the city's maze of waterways. Back on land, enjoy some free time, or join your local guide for a walking tour through some of Amsterdam's more colourful neighbourhoods. Perhaps grab a map to 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 Delfware 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. Perhaps visit the bustling Dam Square, or art lovers might want to explore the city's thriving art scene, being sure to stop in at the Van Gogh Museum, or get your photo taken at the 'I amsterdam' sign at the famous Rijksmuseum. Enjoy a delicious Captain's Farewell Dinner back on board your river ship later this evening. (B/L/D)
18
Disembark Ship, Amsterdam, Paris
After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship in Amsterdam. Remaining guests board your coach and traverse the beautiful landscapes of the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France and say 'bonjour' to the spectacular French capital, Paris. Representing the essence of France, this is a brilliant city in which to concludeyour European journey. Arrive at your stunning hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps get your bearings by taking a twilight stroll before sitting down to a delicious meal in one of Paris's famous restaurants. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Les Jardins du Marais (B)
19
Paris
This morning, fling open the door to some of Paris' best-loved sights on a guided city tour. Feel the excitement of one of the world's most iconic streets, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, and marvel at the impressive Arc de Triomphe, the famous archway at the intersection of 12 boulevards. The afternoon, perhaps relax in front of the Eiffel Tower at Champs de Mars park, or discover a cosy cafe to sample some of France's famously rich food. You also have the opportunity to enjoy dinner and cabaret at the iconic Moulin Rouge tonight. (B/L)

Insider Experience: Ascend the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping vistas and delicious French cuisine await.
20
Paris
Today, you're bound to fall head over heels for the 'City of Love' during a full day at leisure. Will you enjoy a whirlwind romance with the bohemian fervour of the Latin Quarter? Or cement an enduring devotion to the art of the Louvre Museum? Perhaps you'll become enamoured with the Seine River, as you take a stroll along its park-lined banks towards the legendary Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame. You may even like to take a tour to Montmatre and the Bascilica of Sacre Coeur followed by a Seine River cruise. (B)
21
Depart Paris
Say 'au revoir' to Paris as your adventure comes to an end this morning. After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Homeward bound, your head and heart will be filled with endless happy memories of your journey through the magical countries of Europe. (B)
Travelmarvel Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower for lunch with stunning views of Paris
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • 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 food, music and folk dancing
  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt
  • Enjoy a private tour of Nelahozeves Castle in Prague
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Three nights immersed in both enchanting Prague and Paris
  • Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides
  • Explore up to 19 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • Includes 48 fine meals - 20 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions 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
  • On the Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • All prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
2019 Preview Release & Earlybirds
  • Various Flight offers including Fly Free & 2 for 1 Airfares available for a limited time only!
  • Preview itineraries and inclusions are based on the 2018 Season brochure. Itineraries and prices are subject to change and will be finalised when the 2019 Europe River Cruising brochure is released.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower for lunch with stunning views of Paris
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the legendary Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • 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 food, music and folk dancing
  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt
  • Enjoy a private tour of Nelahozeves Castle in Prague
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Three nights immersed in both enchanting Prague and Paris
  • Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides
  • Explore up to 19 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • Includes 48 fine meals - 20 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions 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
  • On the Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • All prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Reviews (7)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on European Gems - Prague to Paris with Travelmarvel.
WA, Australia
May 2018
1 Trip
“European Gems”
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Entertainment
Booking With Global Journeys
Our holiday was everything we hoped for, and more. Excursions, fine dining, tour guides and the ship were of the highest calibre.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“European River Cruise”
Value
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Cabin
Excursions
Food
Entertainment
Booking With Global Journeys
We booked the trip in order to visit some of the cities of eastern and central Europe, without the fuss of packing and unpacking and getting in and out of hotels every other day or so. From this perspective, the trip was excellent and we've achieved our goal, having seen Prague, Budapest, Vienna, several German cities including a glimpse of Cologne, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Paris. It was a good mix of people and we became friends with several couples. Also there was evening entertainment on the ship and the food was good and plenty. We'd have liked to be able to explore more of some of the cities along the rivers Maine and Rhine (in Germany).

For us, the highlights of the trip were Prague and Paris. We stayed several days in each of these cities and enjoyed exploring their beauty, historical places and food. We enjoyed traveling by ship but were slightly disappointed by the lack of a balcony and restricted access to the sun deck and fresh air. Didn't quite like the air conditioning having to be used at all times. Some port locations such as the one in Cologne were rather unpleasant, with a wall in front of our window. Overall it was a good experience but I'm not sure if I want to do it again.
VIC, Australia
Dec 2016
1 Trip
“Fantastic worry free trip”
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Excursions
Food
Entertainment
Booking With Global Journeys
I am a solo senior traveller & this was my first trip to Europe. Global Journeys set the high standard with the booking being made so easy, Hannah was so helpful. Travelmarvel Jewel was also of a high standard, all of the staff were so helpful, cheerful & always very professional (it was the little things they did that meant so much) The food was a culinary delight every meal, so much variety, very exciting meals of the region that we were passing through. I found the ships cleanliness was excellent throughout, along with the coaches we used on our city tours. The novelty towel creations in our cabins were a delight!

Our Cruise Director was fantastic, very easy to listen to at his 'coming events' talks, & his cruising commentary along the way. He was always so cheerful and made himself available onboard & on our land tours to anyone who needed his help or had a question to ask. I did all the land excursions I could and found the local tour guides were very passionate about their towns & it showed as they guided us around professionally, giving us commentary along the way. The age of the passengers on this cruise were mainly of senior years but everyone mixed in well together.

Travelmarvel Jewel did an excellent job of decorating the ship for Christmas & New Year, & made it a great celebration for us! River cruising was excellent & interesting (even when Mother Nature tried to upset things - low water level in canal & snow). Travelmarvel had everything under control at all times! The hotels used in our extensions (Prague & Paris) were also of a high standard. The trip to me was very full on, and we were always on the go, but a real pleasure & so many wonderful sights and attractions to see. (I wasn't going to miss out on anything). I would totally recommend Global Journeys and Travelmarvel for a real worry free holiday, where everything is taken care of for you. Thank you!
VIC, Australia
Sep 2016
2 Trips
“Great trip!”
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Food
Entertainment
Booking With Global Journeys
We think the length of the trip could be extended - river cruising for 20 days would allow an extra day in both Budapest and Amsterdam as well as a visit to Cologne, together with additional time in some of the cities along the river. We felt it was all a bit rushed in some places.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2015
1 Trip
“A very well organised and relaxing experience”
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Food
Entertainment
Booking With Global Journeys
I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube. A very well organised and relaxing experience our cruise director bought invaluable experience and organizational skills with a choice of interesting day excursions.
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Travelmarvel Reviews: (197)
Tours on Sale: 134
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
Deck Plans
Category E
Twin Window
Category D
Twin Window
Category C
French Balcony
Category B
French Balcony
Category A
French Balcony
Category A+
French Balcony
Owners Suite
French Balcony
Moselle Deck
Danube Deck
Rhine Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Deck Plans
Moselle Deck
Danube Deck
Rhine Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Weather
What's the weather like when we want to travel?
Prices & Dates
Travelmarvel Superdeal Savings!
We will add all applicable Travelmarvel Superdeals to your quote in addition to our exclusive savings below. Travelmarvel Superdeals can include Fly Free Offers, 2 for 1 Airfares, Air Credits, No Solo Supplement, Business Class Offers & Additional Savings. SuperDeals apply to selected trips, departures & cabin types and expire this month or until sold out. Superdeals are limited on each departure. First come first served. T&C's apply.
Traveller Club
All past Travelmarvel passengers receive exclusive services and benefits including credits, travel gear, free transfers & complimentary nights. Read more here.
Past Client Loyalty Saving
Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
Trip Starts Trip Ends Ship Retail Offer Save Our Price  
Friday
22 Jun 2018
Thursday
12 Jul 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Friday
06 Jul 2018
Thursday
26 Jul 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

9,895

per person

355

per person

9,540

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
17 Jul 2018
Monday
06 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

9,895

per person

355

per person

9,540

per person

Sold Out
Friday
20 Jul 2018
Thursday
09 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

9,895

per person

355

per person

9,540

per person

Sold Out
Friday
03 Aug 2018
Thursday
23 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
14 Aug 2018
Monday
03 Sep 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Friday
17 Aug 2018
Thursday
06 Sep 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
11 Sep 2018
Monday
01 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Friday
14 Sep 2018
Thursday
04 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,095

per person

363

per person

9,732

per person

Sold Out
Friday
28 Sep 2018
Thursday
18 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

9,195

per person

327

per person

8,868

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
09 Oct 2018
Monday
29 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

9,195

per person

327

per person

8,868

per person

Sold Out
Friday
12 Oct 2018
Thursday
01 Nov 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

9,195

per person

327

per person

8,868

per person

Sold Out
Friday
30 Nov 2018
Thursday
20 Dec 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

7,795

per person

271

per person

7,524

per person

Sold Out
Friday
22 Jun 2018
Thursday
12 Jul 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
06 Jul 2018
Thursday
26 Jul 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

14,145

per person

525

solo traveller

13,620

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
17 Jul 2018
Monday
06 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

14,145

per person

525

solo traveller

13,620

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
20 Jul 2018
Thursday
09 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

14,145

per person

525

solo traveller

13,620

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
03 Aug 2018
Thursday
23 Aug 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
14 Aug 2018
Monday
03 Sep 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
17 Aug 2018
Thursday
06 Sep 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
11 Sep 2018
Monday
01 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
14 Sep 2018
Thursday
04 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

14,445

per person

537

solo traveller

13,908

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
28 Sep 2018
Thursday
18 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

13,295

per person

491

solo traveller

12,804

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
09 Oct 2018
Monday
29 Oct 2018
Travelmarvel Sapphire

13,295

per person

491

solo traveller

12,804

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
12 Oct 2018
Thursday
01 Nov 2018
Travelmarvel Diamond

13,295

per person

491

solo traveller

12,804

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
30 Nov 2018
Thursday
20 Dec 2018
Travelmarvel Jewel

11,195

per person

407

solo traveller

10,788

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
12 Apr 2019
Thursday
02 May 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

9,995

per person

354

per person

9,641

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
23 Apr 2019
Monday
13 May 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,495

per person

374

per person

10,121

per person

Enquire
Friday
26 Apr 2019
Thursday
16 May 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,495

per person

374

per person

10,121

per person

Enquire
Friday
10 May 2019
Thursday
30 May 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,495

per person

374

per person

10,121

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
21 May 2019
Monday
10 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
24 May 2019
Thursday
13 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
07 Jun 2019
Thursday
27 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,595

per person

378

per person

10,217

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
18 Jun 2019
Monday
08 Jul 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
21 Jun 2019
Thursday
11 Jul 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
05 Jul 2019
Thursday
25 Jul 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
16 Jul 2019
Monday
05 Aug 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
19 Jul 2019
Thursday
08 Aug 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
02 Aug 2019
Thursday
22 Aug 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
Monday
02 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
16 Aug 2019
Thursday
05 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,595

per person

378

per person

10,217

per person

Sold Out
Friday
30 Aug 2019
Thursday
19 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,595

per person

378

per person

10,217

per person

Sold Out
Tuesday
10 Sep 2019
Monday
30 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

10,595

per person

378

per person

10,217

per person

Sold Out
Friday
13 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

10,695

per person

382

per person

10,313

per person

Enquire
Friday
27 Sep 2019
Thursday
17 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

10,395

per person

370

per person

10,025

per person

Enquire
Tuesday
08 Oct 2019
Monday
28 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

9,595

per person

338

per person

9,257

per person

Enquire
Friday
11 Oct 2019
Thursday
31 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

9,595

per person

338

per person

9,257

per person

Enquire
Friday
29 Nov 2019
Thursday
19 Dec 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

8,495

per person

294

per person

8,201

per person

Sold Out
Friday
07 Jun 2019
Thursday
27 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

15,195

per person

562

solo traveller

14,633

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
18 Jun 2019
Monday
08 Jul 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

15,345

per person

568

solo traveller

14,777

solo traveller

Enquire
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
Monday
02 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

15,345

per person

568

solo traveller

14,777

solo traveller

Enquire
Friday
16 Aug 2019
Thursday
05 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond

15,195

per person

562

solo traveller

14,633

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
30 Aug 2019
Thursday
19 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

15,195

per person

562

solo traveller

14,633

solo traveller

Sold Out
Tuesday
10 Sep 2019
Monday
30 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Sapphire

15,195

per person

562

solo traveller

14,633

solo traveller

Sold Out
Friday
11 Oct 2019
Thursday
31 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel

13,745

per person

504

solo traveller

13,241

solo traveller

Enquire
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Key
Exclusive Global Journeys Savings PLUS additional Travelmarvel offers available on these departures, including Fly Offers, Air Credits or Additional Savings.
Itinerary will vary. Ask your Tour Consultant about itinerary changes.
Note: Your Global Journeys consultant 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.
Travelmarvel Diamond
Category EE  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,895
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,095
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,295
Category A+ $ 2,395
Travelmarvel Sapphire
Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,695
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395
Travelmarvel Jewel
Category EE  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 1,795
Category B $ 1,995
Category A $ 2,195
Category A+ $ 2,395

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Cruise Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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Tour Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Travelmarvel. Full terms & conditions are available here.
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