European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with Travelmarvel

Read 28 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 15 Day European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest. Discover the best of Europe on Travelmarvel's 15 day European Gems cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Weave right through the centre of the charming towns, villages...read more

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$ 5,795
Per Person ($AU)
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Ship
Ship Type
River Ship
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Trip Operated By:
Travelmarvel
Travelmarvel
294 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
28 Reviews
Trip Code:
EUTC15

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. This evening meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain's Welcome Reception. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2 Amsterdam, Utrecht
Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam's maze of waterways with a local guide before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt's Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight's special Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Brühl
Learn how the twin spires of Cologne's famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.
4 Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (B/L/D)
5 Miltenberg
Discover Miltenberg's half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.
6 Würzburg
Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Würzburg. Admire the Baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg. (B/L/D)
7 Bamberg
Cruise along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here choose between an afternoon of free time or a guided tour. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)
8 Nuremberg
Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe's Continental Divide thanks to the canal's 16 stair-step locks. (B/L/D)
9 Regensburg
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights. (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, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City' of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you can take part in a morning walking tour, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music'. (B/L/D)
11 Melk, Dürnstein
Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Dürnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore. (B/L/D)
12 Vienna
In Vienna join a walking tour of St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt.
13 Vienna
Today you decide on how to shape your experience in glorious Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, or head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional sachertorte. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava to discover soviet history. (B/L/D)
14 Budapest
After breakfast, the history and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. After a Captain's Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest. (B/L/D)
15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (D)
1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. This evening meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain's Welcome Reception. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship (D)
2 Amsterdam, Utrecht
Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam's maze of waterways with a local guide before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt's Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight's special Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Brühl
Learn how the twin spires of Cologne's famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.
4 Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (B/L/D)
5 Miltenberg
Discover Miltenberg's half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.
6 Würzburg
Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Würzburg. Admire the Baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg. (B/L/D)
7 Bamberg
Cruise along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here choose between an afternoon of free time or a guided tour. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)
8 Nuremberg
Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe's Continental Divide thanks to the canal's 16 stair-step locks. (B/L/D)
9 Regensburg
Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights. (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, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City' of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you can take part in a morning walking tour, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music'. (B/L/D)
11 Melk, Dürnstein
Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Dürnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore. (B/L/D)
12 Vienna
In Vienna join a walking tour of St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt.
13 Vienna
Today you decide on how to shape your experience in glorious Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, or head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional sachertorte. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava to discover soviet history. (B/L/D)
14 Budapest
After breakfast, the history and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. After a Captain's Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest. (B/L/D)
15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (D)

Travelmarvel Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, former home to the archbishop-elector Clemens August
  • Immerse yourself in German culture as you’re welcomed into the home of a local Miltenberg 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’s canals aboard a glass-top boat
  • Cruise the magnificent Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Explore the historic towns of Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Take a guided tour through magnificent Melk Abbey
  • See the stunning city lights of Budapest come to life on a magical twilight cruise on the Danube
Trip Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • 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
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Alternative sightseeing will be provided in the event that castles in Brühl are closed
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, former home to the archbishop-elector Clemens August
  • Immerse yourself in German culture as you’re welcomed into the home of a local Miltenberg 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’s canals aboard a glass-top boat
  • Cruise the magnificent Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Explore the historic towns of Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Take a guided tour through magnificent Melk Abbey
  • See the stunning city lights of Budapest come to life on a magical twilight cruise on the Danube
Trip Inclusions
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • 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 based on the 2020 season brochure and are 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
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (28)

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

“Worry free river cruise”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2019 3 Helpful Votes

What can I say, four women off to Europe on a Christmas Markets river cruise, we had a wonderful holiday and it was made very easy for us as we had the best crew on board and one of the best tour directors in Karla. There was plenty of food, wine and beer. Would highly recommend this cruise nothing was to much trouble and everything went as planned.

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“Fantastic river cruise Amstedam to Budapest with Travelmarvel”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019 6 Helpful Votes

What a cruise - fantastic, a great experience. Let's start with Global Journeys - Yvonne was faultless, found us a great deal, organised our flights, looked after us really well - highly recommended. Travelmarvel - our cruise co-ordinator Jude went out of her way to ensure we had the best time and that we got the best out of our cruise, really looked after any little problem for everybody. The boat "Sapphire" was great - cabins quite comfortable and a good size. The on board entertainment was...read more

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“Wonderful river cruise, exceeded expectations”
- ACT, Australia Jul 2019 5 Helpful Votes

The European Gems River Cruise, Amsterdam to Budapest was wonderful, accommodation, food, entertainment and fellow travellers exceeded my expectations. There were many highlights, Amsterdam was so special cruising through their canal systems, the Rhine Gorge was amazing, drifting past the vine-covered slopes, saw so many castles, Rudesheim the visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Instrument Museum was certainly a highlight as was every place the ship stopped at.
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“A genuinely great holiday where every effort is made to ensure a good outcome”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 18 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!
Now, granted, not everything went according to plan, but I hasten to add that in my experience, Travelmarvel made exceptional effort to minimise inconveniences & maximise experience. I pay ultimate respect to Cruise Director - Sue Obermoser,...read more

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“Marvellous Travelmarvel cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 16 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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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

Category D
Window Stateroom
Category E
Window Stateroom
Lower Deck (Level 1)

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

Prices & Dates

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Monday 13 Jul 2020 Monday 27 Jul 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Friday 24 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 8,195 per person 288 per person 7,907 per person Not Avail
Monday 27 Jul 2020 Monday 10 Aug 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Friday 21 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 8,195 per person 288 per person 7,907 per person Not Avail
Monday 24 Aug 2020 Monday 07 Sep 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Monday 07 Sep 2020 Monday 21 Sep 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 8,195 per person 288 per person 7,907 per person Not Avail
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Monday 05 Oct 2020 7,895 per person 276 per person 7,619 per person Not Avail
Monday 05 Oct 2020 Monday 19 Oct 2020 7,295 per person 252 per person 7,043 per person Enquire
Friday 16 Oct 2020 Friday 30 Oct 2020 6,995 per person 240 per person 6,755 per person Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Monday 02 Nov 2020 6,695 per person 228 per person 6,467 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Nov 2020 Monday 14 Dec 2020 5,995 per person 200 per person 5,795 per person Enquire
Monday 13 Jul 2020 Monday 27 Jul 2020 11,345 per person 414 solo traveller 10,931 solo traveller Not Avail
Friday 24 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 11,795 per person 432 solo traveller 11,363 solo traveller Not Avail
Monday 27 Jul 2020 Monday 10 Aug 2020 11,345 per person 414 solo traveller 10,931 solo traveller Not Avail
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 11,345 per person 414 solo traveller 10,931 solo traveller Not Avail
Monday 07 Sep 2020 Monday 21 Sep 2020 11,345 per person 414 solo traveller 10,931 solo traveller Not Avail
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 11,795 per person 432 solo traveller 11,363 solo traveller Not Avail
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Monday 05 Oct 2020 11,345 per person 414 solo traveller 10,931 solo traveller Not Avail
Monday 30 Nov 2020 Monday 14 Dec 2020 8,495 per person 300 solo traveller 8,195 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 15 Mar 2021 Monday 29 Mar 2021 5,995 per person 680 per person 5,315 per person Enquire
Monday 29 Mar 2021 Monday 12 Apr 2021 6,495 per person 700 per person 5,795 per person Enquire
Thursday 01 Apr 2021 Thursday 15 Apr 2021 6,495 per person 700 per person 5,795 per person Enquire
Friday 30 Apr 2021 Friday 14 May 2021 7,495 per person 740 per person 6,755 per person Enquire
Monday 10 May 2021 Monday 24 May 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 14 May 2021 Friday 28 May 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 28 May 2021 Friday 11 Jun 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 07 Jun 2021 Monday 21 Jun 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 11 Jun 2021 Friday 25 Jun 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 25 Jun 2021 Friday 09 Jul 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 05 Jul 2021 Monday 19 Jul 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 09 Jul 2021 Friday 23 Jul 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 23 Jul 2021 Friday 06 Aug 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 02 Aug 2021 Monday 16 Aug 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 06 Aug 2021 Friday 20 Aug 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 20 Aug 2021 Friday 03 Sep 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Aug 2021 Monday 13 Sep 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 03 Sep 2021 Friday 17 Sep 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Friday 17 Sep 2021 Friday 01 Oct 2021 8,295 per person 772 per person 7,523 per person Enquire
Monday 27 Sep 2021 Monday 11 Oct 2021 7,695 per person 748 per person 6,947 per person Enquire
Friday 01 Oct 2021 Friday 15 Oct 2021 7,695 per person 748 per person 6,947 per person Enquire
Friday 15 Oct 2021 Friday 29 Oct 2021 6,795 per person 712 per person 6,083 per person Enquire
Monday 25 Oct 2021 Monday 08 Nov 2021 5,995 per person 680 per person 5,315 per person Enquire
Friday 26 Nov 2021 Friday 10 Dec 2021 5,995 per person 680 per person 5,315 per person Enquire
Thursday 01 Apr 2021 Thursday 15 Apr 2021 9,245 per person 330 solo traveller 8,915 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 05 Jul 2021 Monday 19 Jul 2021 11,945 per person 438 solo traveller 11,507 solo traveller Enquire
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Exclusive Global Journeys Savings PLUS additional Travelmarvel offers available on these departures, including Fly Offers, Air Credits or Additional Savings.
Christmas Markets - these dates explore many of the Christmas Markets in Europe. Itinerary changes apply to standard itinerary listed above.
Fly Free PLUS the option to save $500pp (Balance Due 10 Months Before Departure). Included in prices shown.
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 Diamond
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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 Polaris
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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.
Travelmarvel Capella
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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
Travelmarvel Polaris
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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
Travelmarvel Vega
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 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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