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Tour five amazing countries on this river cruise

A Travelmarvel European Gems River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest is a uniquely relaxing way to see Europe, as you simply unpack once and sail through five countries: The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

The cruise starts in Amsterdam where your ship is docked on one of the city’s picturesque canals. You’ll meet the cruise director and then join your fellow passengers for the Captain’s Welcome Reception, followed by dinner.

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Coffee in Rhine Gorge, World Heritage architecture in Bamberg, Art and Opera in Vienna. What more could you want?

Next day take a glass-top boat tour of the canals followed by a coach trip to see Rembrandt’s Windmill and the historic town of Utrecht.

Day three sees you sailing down the Rhine through Cologne and past its magnificent cathedral. The ship docks in Bonn, one of Germany’s oldest cities, for a unique discovery of the 19th century Drachenburg Castle.

Once you’re back onboard for dinner, the ship sails into the night.

Next morning find yourself in what is widely regarded as the most beautiful part of the river, the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Then it’s on to Wertheim where you’ll enjoy cake and coffee with the locals.

The cruise winds on to Wurzburg and the World Heritage-listed Bamberg on days six and seven – towns renowned for their striking architecture, local breweries and surrounding vineyards.

On day eight your ship sails into the Danube River. You’ll visit the historic Nuremberg, where a fascinating World War II tour takes place.

From Nuremberg it’s on to Vishofen, a medieval town nestled deep in the Bavarian Forest, while day ten takes you to Linz in Austria. From here, you can choose to tour Salzburg or to visit the historic Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.

The next day dock in Melk and tour its magnificent Benedictine Abbey before heading to the 16th-century town of Durnstein.

Following this, you have two nights in beautiful Vienna with its famous Opera House, art museums and café culture.

Your final night is spent in Hungary’s elegant capital, Budapest, where you’ll enjoy a twilight cruise showcasing the grand riverside monuments before the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Wherever you dock, you’ll enjoy the perfect balance of included key sightseeing, unique Insider Experiences and more free time to explore at your own pace.

If you’d like to see Europe from a different angle and at a gentler pace, then a Travelmarvel Europe River Cruise is the trip for you.


 This post was sponsored by Travelmarvel. Travelmarvel’s 15-day European Gems River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam starts from just $4,995 per person twin share*. Book now and you’ll fly free to Europe. *Includes Early Payment Discount of $400 per person. To book, call 1300 205 166, see your local travel agent, or click here.

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