Europe

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseEuropean Gems15 On Application From $5,890.00
CruiseEastern Europe and European Gems24 On Application From $9,990.00
CruiseColours of Spain & Portugal with Douro Discovery21On Application From $10,190.00

 

Itinerary – European Gems

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, Slovakia and Hungary on your cruise.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Budapest, Embark ShipArrive in Budapest where your river ship awaits in the heart of the city. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception before a twilight cruise.
Stay: 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship
Day 2: BudapestAwake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities this morning. Disembark and learn all about Budapest’s colourful history as your local guide takes you to Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. You’ll also get to see the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building perched on the river. This evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner on board.
Day 3: ViennaEmbrace the sheer 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, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider’s view on a number of the best-loved landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Like a Local – pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and perhaps sample some local delicacies.
Day 4: ViennaWith 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.
Day 5: Dürnstein, MelkCruise to the quaint town of Dürnstein and enjoy a stroll over the cobbled streets past 16th-century town houses and taverns. The town is dominated by the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Later, dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey. An active Benedictine monastery since 1089, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River.
Day 6: Linz, PassauVisit the town of Linz and later, cruise to Passau. A Taste of Bavaria – enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
Day 7: RegensburgContinue 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, enjoy some time to perhaps wander the historic streets at your own pace.
Day 8: NurembergGlide over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide through the canal’s series of incredible stair-step locks. The site of Hitler’s now infamous Nuremberg rallies, held annually from 1927 to 1938, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You’ll learn about the city and indeed the era during a World War II tour today, which includes such sites as the Zeppelin Field, the Palace of Justice and much more.
Day 9: BambergOne of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons your attention morning. You’ll gain great insight during a locally guided tour of the historic city centre.
Day 10: WürzburgVerdant 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.
Day 11: MiltenbergArrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg, perfectly positioned on the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Like a Local – 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, taking advantage of the onboard facilities as you glide along the Main River. As the sun sets, watch the glittering lights of medieval towns slip past as you cruise through the night.
Day 12: Rüdesheim, Rhine GorgeIn Rüdesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. After, as you continue cruising, you will encounter a true holiday highlight – the spectacular Rhine Gorge, widely regarded as the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Grab your camera and head to the Sun Deck for the best views, watching in awe as you drift past steep vine-covered slopes dotted with ancient castles and strongholds. Enjoy dinner this evening as your journey continues into the night.
Day 13: Cologne, Augustusburg CastleDisembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl. Like a Local – pay a visit to World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish rococo-style residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a guided walk through the perfectly landscaped parks and flowering gardens to Falkenlust hunting lodge. Later this afternoon, return to Cologne and enjoy some time to drift through this enchanting city at leisure and perhaps inspect the exterior of the Cologne Cathedral up close.
Day 14: AmsterdamClustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the North’. Upon arrival into Amsterdam, dock in the heart of the city and board a glass-top boat to discover the city’s impressive waterside facades. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the wondrous architecture before re-boarding your ship. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner tonight.
Day 15: Disembark Ship, Depart AmsterdamDisembark your river ship for the final time and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Eastern Europe and European Gems

On your affordable 24 days Travelmarvel tour of Europe, experience impressive highlights on your Eastern European Coach Tour from Berlin to Budapest, then from there continue with a river cruise to Amsterdam along the magnificent waterways of Europe.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive PragueYour adventure begins upon arrival at the airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Two Nights: Prague, Grandior Hotel
Day 2: PragueToday, you will explore the beautiful city of Prague with an expert guide. Discover the World Heritage-listed Old Town, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and Prague's Old Market Square.
Day 3: Prague, BerlinThis morning after breakfast, travel across the border into Germany. As you journey through the state of Brandenburg, enjoy views of beech forests and pastures filled with colourful rapeseed and sunflowers. Continue by coach to the German capital of Berlin and settle into your room at the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade, your home for the next three nights.
Stay: Three Nights: Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Day 4: Berlin, PotsdamOnce a city literally cleaved in two, modern-day Berlin now embodies a fascinating blend of the old and the new. Start your day with a guided tour that will take you past many of the must-see landmarks. See the historic Reichstag building and the Brandenburg Gate – a symbol of peace and a reunified Berlin. You'll also visit a ruined section of the Berlin Wall. After enjoying free time for lunch, travel by coach to Potsdam where you'll embark on a guided tour of the incredible Sanssouci.
Day 5: BerlinTake advantage of a full day at leisure to further explore Berlin. Perhaps make your way to the visitor platform of the prominent Fernsehturm to enjoy panoramic views of Berlin’s eclectic urban landscape. Or, if the sun’s out, you might like to grab a delicious currywurst, a traditional Berlin sausage and head to one of the city’s leafy, lakeside parks to soak up the sunshine.
Day 6: Berlin, WarsawToday you will farewell the incredible city of Berlin and travel through the beautiful, rolling countryside of East Germany to Warsaw. Enjoy an orientation walk through the charming capital of Poland, before relaxing over dinner, where you'll discover the delights of Polish cuisine.
Stay: Two Nights: Regent Hotel Warsaw
Day 7: WarsawThe brutal events of World War II have indeed left their mark on the city, yet the Warsaw of today is diverse and progressive, filled with stylish boutiques, chic restaurants, new museums and modern buildings. An enthralling city tour takes you to the site of the Jewish Ghetto, which was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. You will also visit Łazienki Park where you will glimpse the elegant Łazienki Palace with its surrounding serene waters and ornate statues.
Day 8: Warsaw, Auschwitz, KrakówToday you will journey through rolling farmland from Warsaw to Kraków. You might be moved to tears on a tour of the haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, where you'll learn about the plight of the Jews who were sent to these Nazi concentration camps. Afterwards, check-in to your hotel in Kraków and enjoy free time to explore.
Stay: Two Nights: Kraków, Andel’s Hotel
Day 9: Kraków, WieliczkaEnjoy the sights of Kraków on a tour, taking in the Wawel Royal Castle and the famous Old Town. Afterwards, tour the Wielickzka Salt Mine. This ancient abandoned mine is a marvel, featuring a maze of underground chambers, grottoes and statues chiselled out of rock salt by miners hundreds of years ago. Later, enjoy a traditional Kraków folk show and a delicious Farewell Dinner.
Day 10: Kraków, Banská Bystrica Budapest, Embark ShipTravel to Budapest via Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Board your ship.
Stay: 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship
Day 11: BudapestAwake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting riverside cities this morning. Disembark and learn all about Budapest’s colourful history as your local guide takes you to Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. You’ll also get to see the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building perched on the river. This evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner on board.
Day 12: ViennaEmbrace the sheer 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, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. Upon arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour for an insider’s view on a number of the best-loved landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Like a Local – pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and perhaps sample some local delicacies.
Day 13: ViennaWith 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.
Day 14: Dürnstein, MelkCruise to the quaint town of Dürnstein and enjoy a stroll over the cobbled streets past 16th-century town houses and taverns. The town is dominated by the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Later, dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey. An active Benedictine monastery since 1089, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River.
Day 15: Linz, PassauVisit the town of Linz and later, cruise to Passau. A Taste of Bavaria – enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
Day 16: RegensburgContinue 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, enjoy some time to perhaps wander the historic streets at your own pace.
Day 17: NurembergGlide over the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide through the canal’s series of incredible stair-step locks. The site of Hitler’s now infamous Nuremberg rallies, held annually from 1927 to 1938, Nuremberg played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. You’ll learn about the city and indeed the era during a World War II tour today, which includes such sites as the Zeppelin Field, the Palace of Justice and much more.
Day 18: BambergOne of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II, World Heritage-listed Bamberg beckons your attention morning. You’ll gain great insight during a locally guided tour of the historic city centre.
Day 19: WürzburgVerdant 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.
Day 20: Miltenberg Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg, perfectly positioned on the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Like a Local – 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, taking advantage of the onboard facilities as you glide along the Main River. As the sun sets, watch the glittering lights of medieval towns slip past as you cruise through the night.
Day 21: Rüdesheim, Rhine GorgeIn Rüdesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. After, as you continue cruising, you will encounter a true holiday highlight – the spectacular Rhine Gorge, widely regarded as the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Grab your camera and head to the Sun Deck for the best views, watching in awe as you drift past steep vine-covered slopes dotted with ancient castles and strongholds. Enjoy dinner this evening as your journey continues into the night.
Day 22: Cologne, Augustusburg CastleDisembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Brühl. Like a Local – pay a visit to World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish rococo-style residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the 18th-century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a guided walk through the perfectly landscaped parks and flowering gardens to Falkenlust hunting lodge. Later this afternoon, return to Cologne and enjoy some time to drift through this enchanting city at leisure and perhaps inspect the exterior of the Cologne Cathedral up close.
Day 23: AmsterdamClustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the North’. Upon arrival into Amsterdam, dock in the heart of the city and board a glass-top boat to discover the city’s impressive waterside facades. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the wondrous architecture before re-boarding your ship. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner tonight.
Day 24: Disembark Ship, Depart AmsterdamDisembark your river ship for the final time and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Colours of Spain & Portugal with Douro Discovery

Delights in the best of Spain and Portugal, beginning in Barcelona and ending with a stunning Douro river cruise. Delve into large cities like Madrid, Lisbon, and Porto, and leave enamored by small villages and towns.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive BarcelonaOn arrival at the airport in Barcelona, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.
Stay: Two Nights: Barcelona, NH Podium
Day 2: BarcelonaExplore Barcelona’s famous landmarks on a city tour today. Drive to the famous hill of Montjuoc, stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and continue down to Placa d’Espanya on your way to the iconic Sagrada Familia. On foot, your guide will take you through the Old Town and show you the wonders of this beautiful city.
Day 3: Barcelona, MadridToday, travel by train to Madrid, Spain’s lively capital. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore before sitting down to a tapas dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: Two Nights: Madrid, NH Paseo del Prado
Day 4: MadridOn a guided tour this morning, visit Palacio Real, residence of the Spanish Royal Family, as well as a selection of Madrid’s best-loved attractions. With the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps wander the lawns of Parque del Retiro or browse the Prado Museum.
Day 5: Madrid, Toledo, CórdobaToday, travel to Toledo for a guided tour. Explore the Old Town’s winding cobbled streets and its majestic 13th-century cathedral before continuing to Córdoba.
Stay: Córdoba, NH Amistad
Day 6: Córdoba, GranadaEnjoy a guided tour of Córdoba during which you’ll visit the Mezquita of Córdoba, a medieval mosque converted to a cathedral. Continue to Granada, where you’ll pay a visit to the magnificent Alhambra. Tonight you’ll experience a revival of grand Spanish hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace.
Stay: Granda, Alhambra Palace Hotel
Day 7: Granada, MarbellaTake a guided tour of Granada and learn about its enthralling ancient history. Then, you'll enjoy a picturesque drive to Marbella. On the way, stop to savour a lovingly home-cooked meal with a local Spanish family.
Stay: Two Nights: NH Marbella
Day 8: Marbella, GibraltarToday, journey to the British overseas territory of Gibraltar for a guided tour. Here, you’ll marvel at the famous Rock of Gibraltar and discover its fascinating history.
Day 9: Marbella, Ronda, SevilleThis morning after breakfast, travel to Ronda and see the Puente Nuevo and the Plaza de Toros. Then, continue to Seville.
Stay: Two nights: Seville, Meliá Lebreros
Day 10: SevilleToday you will experience the beauty of Seville with a local guide. Then, you will enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Day 11: Seville, Evora, LisbonJourney to Lisbon, stopping to admire the architecture of Evora.
Stay: Three Nights: Lisbon, Hotel Altis
Day 12: LisbonExplore the Alfama district and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Jerunimos Monastery. Then, visit the gorgeous Belem Tower and see the Castelo de São Jorge.
Day 13: LisbonToday, is yours to enjoy a full day at leisure in Lisbon.
Day 14: Lisbon, Vila Nova de Gaia, Embark ShipAfter breakfast, travel by coach to Vila Nova de Gaia and board the MS Douro Serenity.
Stay: Seven Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
Day 15: Régua, Pinhão Take part in a Portuguese lesson. Later, visit the Douro Museum in Regua, then embark on a sunset sailing with fado music. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local quinta.
Day 16: Vega de Terron, Castelo RodrigoCruise to Vega de Terron in Spain, before a trip to Castelo Rodrigo.
Day 17: Salamanca, Barca d’Alva Enjoy a guided tour and lunch in Salamanca. Later, delight in a special Captain’s Dinner.
Day 18: Régua Enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration. Later, visit a Quinta do Seixo winery for a port tasting. Re-board your ship in Régua.
Day 19: Régua, Lamego, Entre-os-RiosToday, enjoy time in Regua and visit a museum in Lamego. Later, rejoin your ship in Entre-os-Rios.
Day 20: Vila Nova de Gaia, PortoArrive in Vila Nova de Gaia and join a tour in Porto. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Day 21: Disembark Ship, Depart PortoAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.