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European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.9 Based on 29 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Budapest
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
15 Day European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Hungary Austria Germany Holland
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUTCR15

Overview

Read 29 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 and cities of Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary on your cruise. Return international flights are included between Australia and the start & end point of your trip. Surcharges may apply.

Itinerary

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)

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 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)

Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city's most famous buildings. On arrival in the centre, a walking tour will provide an insider's view of sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben and Hofburg Palace. Afterwards, maybe visit the Naschmarkt and browse the stalls. This evening, you could enjoy an optional concert, featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music'. (B/L/D)

With the day at leisure, perhaps explore the Hofburg area or wander along Kärntnerstrasse, the city's famous shopping strip. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, or head to former soviet Bratislava. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, cruise to beautiful Passau. Perhaps join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or visit Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music'. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Tonight, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Continue along the Danube River to Regensburg, located in the southern region of the Bavarian Forest. Here, wander along its cobblestone lanes, taking a journey through the ages as you explore the historic streets, medieval buildings and cultural sites at your own pace. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies 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)

One of the few German cities that wasn't destroyed during World War II, Bamberg beckons your attention today. You'll gain great insight during a locally guided tour of the historic city. (B/L/D)

Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg. Admire its magnificent baroque palace, the Würzburg Residence, and walk through Würzburg Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg, a true fairytale town. (B/L/D)

Discover Miltenberg today, exploring this well-preserved town's half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century. Return to your ship and enjoy time at leisure. As the sun sets, watch the lights of medieval towns slip past as you cruise through the night. (B/L/D)

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

In Rüdesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later on, back on board, you will encounter the spectacular Rhine Gorge. (B/L/D)

Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl for your Insider Experience. Later, return to Cologne for free time. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle, the lavish residence of archbishop-elector Clemens August.

Amsterdam's network of canals are a sight to behold. Dock in the city's heart and board a glass-top boat to discover its views. Back on land, enjoy some free time before a Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian food, music and folk dancing
  • Savour traditional Frühschoppen on board your ship
  • 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 in Brühl
  • Discover the magnificent Melk Abbey on a guided tour
  • Join a local guide for a walking tour of Regensburg
  • Explore the historic towns of Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg
  • Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Discover Amsterdam’s network of pretty canals aboard a glass-top boat

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

  • 41 meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
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Great Cruise and Wonderful Service On Vega 0 , QLD, Australia, Nov 2022
We had the most wonderful time and made many friends during the cruise and exchanged addresses. Also, a special thanks to Singapore Airlines for the wonderful way they looked after us. The cabin crew were out of this world. Also thank you Racheal for your work in organising this trip as everything went to plan. Will certainly recommend you to anyone ...read more interested in a river cruise through Europe.
Europe's Gems 1 , VIC, Australia, Oct 2022
I had an amazing trip. The crew and staff were fantastic always smiling, nothing was to much trouble. The tour guide was fantastic on the ball for every little detail. I would highly recommend this trip to everyone.
Fabulous trip 3 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2022
My first European River cruise and my first with TravelMarvel. My expectations were high because I had been waiting since April 2020 to take this trip due to Covid. What can I say but it was absolutely fabulous. Just the right balance of energetic shore trips, resting and rocking in the lounge, chatting with new friends and sleeping my head off to the ...read more soothing motion of the grand boat Vega.

Travel Marvel's staff were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and they noticed before you asked. Special thanks to Cruise Director Emece who worked 24x7 to make our cruise go well despite the challenges of fledgling international travel after Covid. And to the team at Global Journeys especially the ever patient and resourceful Georgie, thanks are just not enough for the support you gave me during the long Covid delays and the patience you showed at my fears I might never get on my journey of a lifetime. You got me there guys!!! I'll be back.
Wonderful and relaxing 3 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
What a great journey! Travelmarvel were great, all the staff and Sue our tour director were wonderful. There was no chance to go hungry... so much food and very nice. The tours off the ship were well organised and plenty of time to do your own thing if you wanted to. My favourite place was Cesky Krumlov. Had a great time and met some lovely people. ...read more Great value for money too. Thank you Travelmarvel and thank you Georgie for organising this tour for us.
An unbelievable holiday 7 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2019
My sister ,Marianne, and I had an unbelievable holiday. The weather was good, the whole experience was wonderful. Being in "cheap" below cabins was still very good because we still had two rather large portholes. So I was happy. I can't tell you how much I loved this holiday. Everything was wonderful.

There is a down side though. In all of our communications ...read more to each other there was one thing that has to be addressed. When we got to Budapest we had a night in a hotel and from there we made our own way to where we had to board the Travelmarvel Diamond. It was a very hot day and no one knew where the ship was docked. There are three no. 8 docks in Budapest and we went to all three.

By the time we found the right one my sister and I had spent 3 hours walking in the hot sun dragging heavy suitcases. No water to drink and my sister started vomiting because she was dehydrated and I nearly fainted from the heat. Please, next time include on your information where the ship docks. All you to say was "the glass building that looks like a whale" everybody knows where that is. Also you should have included a phone number for the ship so that in case of trouble I could have rang the ship and said 'where are you?'.

I will definitely be holidaying again with you and your cruise ships. Maybe next time I'll go to France, down the waterways through the wineries. I just want to say thank you to you and all your staff for helping me make this holiday so special. Thanks again.
An amazing Travelmarvel cruise!   9 , WA, Australia, Apr 2019
Well, I can honestly say this was one of the best holidays I have ever had. Everything about the cruise just fell into place, due to the competence of Cherie Cooper, our cruise director! Cherie is a wealth of knowledge and has an awesome sense of humour and is really a wonderful person. I'm sure she is an asset to the company.

We were extremely ...read more lucky to have been blessed with excellent weather, and although nobody could control this, it worked well in our favour. Marko looked after us in the dining room, even though with open dining it could have been any one of the waiters, but we chose to remain on the same table and it certainly was worth it.

A lot of friendships were made but most of all were the wonderful memories we will all have forever. Thank you Travelmarvel. Hope to see you again sometime.
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  • 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
  • 167 sq ft/ 15.5 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and flatscreen TV
  • Superior queen or twin bedding with plush linen
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with french balcony
  • Seating area with a chair and small desk
  • 258 sq ft/ 24 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and flatscreen TV
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with french balcony and windows that offer stunning views
  • Seating area with chair

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