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.
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Russia & The Baltics

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseTreasures of Russia Cruise11 On Application From $5,795.00
CruiseTreasures of Russia and Helsinki14 On Application From $7,195.00
CruiseBaltic Charm and Treasures of Russia20 On Application From $9,695.00

  

Itinerary – Treasures of Russia Cruise

Sit back and surrender to the charm of the Russian countryside as you glide along grand canals, rivers, and lakes. Explore grand imperial cities, golden-domed churches, and romantic wooden villages.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive, Embark ship, St PetersburgArrive in opulent St Petersburg today and check in to your river ship. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and live Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 2: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumYou'll be dazzled today as you visit the Hermitage Museum, one the most impressive museums in the world. Housing more than three million works of art and culture in the magnificent setting of the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the scale of this collection is simply unrivalled.
Day 3: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace. Described as the ‘Russian Versailles’, you’ll inspect the Bath Block and majestic gardens, and see the lavish palaces that were the playground for Peter and Catherine the Great.
Day 4: MandrogiToday, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you’ll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you’ll learn all about the nation’s signature tipple and see hundreds of brands on display.
Day 5: Kizhi IslandAbsorb the picturesque Russian countryside as we cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Here, you’ll set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island, however, is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Day 6: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, GoritsyToday, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 7: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a fascinating guided tour. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, dating back to the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches. You’ll also visit a fortified 12th-century monastery flaunting astounding architecture.
Day 8: Uglich, Volga RiverWatch idyllic rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour that allows you embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591, this monument commemorates the famous Rurikovich family. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 9: MoscowCruise into Moscow, and explore some of the city's most famous and historic landmarks.
Day 10: MoscowTake a guided tour of the city today, then head to Red Square to see St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square. Then, enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 11: Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Treasures of Russia and Helsinki

Sit back and surrender to the charm of the Russian countryside as you glide along grand canals, rivers and lakes. Explore grand imperial cities, golden-domed churches, and romantic wooden villages.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Helsinki Soar into Helsinki today, Finland’s vibrant capital. Situated on a picturesque archipelago, the coastal city of Helsinki offers an enchanting combination of natural, cultural and historical attractions. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for your three night stay.
Stay: Three Nights: Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel
Day 2: HelsinkiJoin your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour, with giant ferries gliding into port. Explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light via a glazed dome. Take your time to marvel at the stunning architecture, before joining your fellow travellers to dine on delicious Finnish specialties at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Helsinki Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city. Perhaps visit Uspenski Cathedral, the historical Tori Quarters, or the famous Market Square (own expense).
Day 4: Helsinki, Embark Ship,St PetersburgTransfer to the railway station for your journey to Russia. Arrive in opulent St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and live Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 5: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumYou'll be dazzled today as you visit the Hermitage Museum, one the most impressive museums in the world. Housing more than three million works of art and culture in the magnificent setting of the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the scale of this collection is simply unrivalled.
Day 6: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace. Described as the ‘Russian Versailles’, you’ll inspect the Bath Block and majestic gardens, and see the lavish palaces that were the playground for Peter and Catherine the Great.
Day 7: MandrogiToday, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you’ll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you’ll learn all about the nation’s signature tipple and see hundreds of brands on display.
Day 8: Kizhi IslandAbsorb the picturesque Russian countryside as we cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Here, you’ll set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island, however, is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Day 9: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy CToday, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 10: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a fascinating guided tour. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, dating back to the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches. You’ll also visit a fortified 12th-century monastery flaunting astounding architecture.
Day 11: Uglich, Volga RiverWatch idyllic rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour that allows you embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591, this monument commemorates the famous Rurikovich family. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 12: MoscowCruise into Moscow, and explore some of the city's most famous and historic landmarks.
Day 13: MoscowTake a guided tour of the city today, then head to Red Square to see St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square. Then, enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 14: Disembark Ship, Depart MoscowAfter breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  

Itinerary – Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia

With their medieval cities, fascinating history and diverse cultures, the Baltic States have gradually emerged as enticing destinations untouched by mass tourism. Discover the secrets of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania before your Russia river cruise.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Vilnius Fly into Vilnius, Lithuania’s enchanting capital. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for an elegant Welcome Reception.
Stay: Two Nights: Vilnius, Radisson Blu Lietuva
Day 2: VilniusThis morning, embark on a guided tour of Vilnius. Then, venture to Trakai Island Castle, a magnificent stone castle built in the 14th century. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Vilnius, Šiauliai, RigaAfter breakfast, travel to Šiauliai where you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania and cross the border into Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Stay: Two Nights: Riga, Radisson Blu Daugava
Day 4: RigaToday, join a local guide for a tour of historic Riga, taking in the Germanic art nouveau architecture of the Old Town. Then head to Black Magic Bar to enjoy a tasting of Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.
Day 5: Riga, Ligatne, Cesis, TallinnCross the border into Estonia today. Along the way, visit the Secret Soviet Bunker in Ligatne, a Cold War bomb shelter. Continue to Cesis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn.
Stay: Two Nights: Tallinn, Nordic Forum Hotel
Day 6: TallinnToday, set out on a guided tour of Tallinn. Visit the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars, and pass by the Song Festival Grounds, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square.
Day 7: Tallinn, Helsinki Farewell Estonia as you embark on a beautiful ferry crossing over the Gulf of Finland into Helsinki. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening to explore at leisure.
Stay: Three Nights: Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel
Day 8: HelsinkiJoin your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour. Then, with free time, perhaps explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light.
Day 9: HelsinkiToday, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city.
Day 10: Helsinki, Embark Ship, St PetersburgAfter breakfast board the high-speed train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 11: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumBe dazzled today with a visit to the Hermitage Museum, which houses more than three million works of art and culture in the Tsar’s Winter Palace.
Day 12: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace.
Day 13: Mandrogi This morning, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Then, arrive in Mandrogi for a guided tour.
Day 14: Kizhi IslandSet out on a guided walking tour of Kizhi Island. Visit the Open Air Museum of Architecture and the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Afterwards, cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega.
Day 15: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy Today, cruise across ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 16: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a guided tour, in which you’ll explore the historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches.
Day 17: Uglich, Volga RiverCruise to Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that form a ring to the northeast of Moscow. On a tour, see the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 18: MoscowOn arrival in Moscow, explore some famous landmarks with an expert local guide. Venture within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars.
Day 19: MoscowSee Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral on a tour. On board tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and authentic Russian vodka.
Day 20: Disembark Ship, Depart MoscowAfter breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
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Vietnam & Cambodia

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseEssential Vietnam and Cambodia12 On Application From $3,995.00
CruiseWonders of Vietnam, The Mekong and Cambodia20 On Application From $7,395.00
CruiseDiscover Vietnam and Cambodia17 On Application From $6,395.00

 

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Travelmarvel’s affordable trip takes you to the remote villages along the banks of the Mekong River and its tributaries. Untouched by tourism and inaccessible by most other means of transport, allowing you to experience the real Vietnam and Cambodia.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap, AngkorBe transferred to your hotel. Visit the temple of Ta Prohm, and Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which provides support and education for underprivileged children. Settle in to the Shinta Mani Resort. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner and Apsara dance.
Stay: Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort
Day 2: Angkor, Siem ReapThis morning, perhaps select one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences. This afternoon, visit Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. This World Heritage-listed park contains the remains of different Khmer empire capitals. Visit iconic landmarks including the 12th-century temple Bayon. Cap off the day with a sunset over Angkor Wat.
Day 3: Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’damTransfer to Prek K’dam to embark your Mekong River cruise. Floating villages line the tributaries of this stunning region and quaint towns and sleepy villages lend the Mekong a unique charm. Board your river ship and enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La Marguerite
Day 4: Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, OudongEnjoy a small boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. You’ll then rejoin your ship and continue on to Kampong Tralach. Take an ox-cart ride, a popular method of transport in rural Cambodia. Later, travel to the former royal capital of Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.
Day 5: Koh Chen, Phnom PenhExplore Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silver and copperware and visit some home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. You’ll then continue cruising and make your way towards Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Day 6: Phnom PenhJoin an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). This afternoon in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the Royal Palace. You’ll also see the opulent Silver Pagoda, located within the Royal Palace complex. After dinner perhaps step out for an evening walk around the capital.
Day 7: Border Crossing, Tan ChauSpend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Offering views, reclining lounges, a swimming pool and cold drinks from the bar, the Sun Deck is a great place to relax. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s chef while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Tonight, perhaps watch a documentary film about Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge, as your ship cruises towards the small Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.
Day 8: Tan Chau, Sa Dec After breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries home to villages full of stilt houses. Here, go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw and visit a small island. Enhance this insight even further and visit fascinating local artisan workshops. This afternoon, perhaps attend an informative lecture on Vietnam in the ship’s lounge before enjoying dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 9: Sa Dec, Cai BeTake a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. Here, you’ll see Huynh Thuy Le’s old house (once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of the RV La Marguerite). After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be. Go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and a visit to a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Return to your ship for dinner.
Day 10: Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh CityDisembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Be close to the city’s action at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh CitySpend time exploring Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today. Perhaps take an exciting Jeep military tour; a shopping tour; explore the city on a guided tour; or take a Vietnamese cooking class. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at KOTO Kumho this evening.
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh CityYour journey ends after breakfast today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

 

Wonders of Vietnam, the Mekong and Cambodia

Join the ultimate Indochina adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia’s heartland with Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. Stay two nights on a junk in Ha Long Bay; take a rickshaw ride through Hanoi and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi Be transferred to the Mövenpick Hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.
Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Mövenpick Hotel
Day 2: HanoiTake in the iconic sights of Hanoi on a guided tour, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Take an afternoon rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Day 3: Hanoi, Ha Long BayAfter breakfast, travel to the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Here, transfer to a traditional wooden junk for your journey on the beautiful bay. Enjoy a Welcome Drink as you set off to sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets. Have lunch on board passing Chicken Rock and Ti Top Island. Visit Dark and Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat. Back on board this evening, enjoy dinner and a range of entertainment options before retiring to your cabin for the night.
Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises Classic junk
Day 4: Ha Long BayEnjoy the luxury of a full day sailing in this captivating region of Vietnam. You will relish the opportunity to stop at islands to explore, relax on the beach and go swimming in the picturesque waters. Explore Surprise Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 5: Ha Long Bay, Hoi AnEnjoy breakfast, absorbing the majestic scenery followed by a visit to Ti Top Island. Dock back at Ha Long and transfer to Hanoi for your included flight to Da Nang before a transfer to Hoi An.
Stay: Three Nights: Hoi An, Almanity Hoi An Resort and Spa
Day 6: Hoi AnDiscover the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine with the Morning Glory Cooking School. Take a guided tour of Hoi An’s market, prepare a selection of dishes and sample your efforts.
Day 7: Hoi AnPerhaps enjoy a select experience today, such as learning the methods of rice cultivation; lantern making; or a countryside bicycle ride.
Day 8: Hoi An, HueSee stunning Lang Co Beach and traverse Hai Van Pass. Arrive in Hue and visit the Imperial City. Relax in the lakeside surrounds of Pilgrimage Village.
Stay: Pilgrimage Village, Hue
Day 9: Hue, Ho Chi Minh CityBoard your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Unwind at Fusion Suites Saigon and enjoy dinner at KOTO Kumho.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon
Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh CityTake a step back in time and revisit the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City, Embark ShipDrive to My Tho Port and board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La Marguerite
Day 12: Cai Be, Sa DecTake a local boat to the town of Cai Be. Visit floating markets, then cruise to Sa Dec, where French writer Marguerite Duras met her lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit a Cao Dai Temple.
Day 13: Tan Chau, Border CrossingTransfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Perhaps take in an onboard fruit-carving demonstration while you cross the border into Cambodia.
Day 14: Phnom PenhEmbark on a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). After lunch on board, disembark and tour the Royal Palace and head to the Silver Pagoda.
Day 15: Phnom Penh, Koh ChenEnjoy time at leisure in Phnom Penh. Later today, cruise to Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here, you’ll visit some small family home-workshops and have the opportunity to buy souvenirs.
Day 16: Oudong, Kampong TralachDisembark in Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong. Visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Continue to Kampong Tralach. Enjoy an ox-cart ride.
Day 17: Kampong ChhnangEnjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, then cast off to Prek K’dam.
Day 18: Disembark Ship at Prek K’dam, Siem Reap, AngkorDisembark in Prek K’dam and transfer to Siem Reap. Stay at Shinta Mani Resort. Enjoy sunset over Angkor Wat.
Stay: Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort
Day 19: Angkor, Siem ReapIn Siem Reap, meet children supported by Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA). Later, visit the temples of Bayon and Ta Prohm, famous for its intertwined trees. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 20: Depart Siem ReapYour journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

 

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia

Explore the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia on Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. Cruise for seven nights along the Mekong River, embark on an extended two-night cruise on spectacular junk in Ha Long Bay, and take a rickshaw ride through Hanoi.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Mövenpick Hotel. Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.
Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Mövenpick Hotel
Day 2: HanoiTake in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Take a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter.
Day 3: Hanoi, Ha Long BayAfter breakfast, travel to the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Here, transfer to a traditional wooden junk for your journey on the beautiful bay. Enjoy a Welcome Drink as you set off to sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets. Have lunch on board passing Chicken Rock and Ti Top Island. Visit Dark and Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat. Back on board this evening, enjoy dinner and a range of entertainment options before retiring to your cabin for the night.
Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises junk
Day 4: Ha Long BayEnjoy the luxury of a full day sailing in this captivating region of Vietnam. You will relish the opportunity to stop at islands to explore, relax on the beach and go swimming in the picturesque waters. Explore Surprise Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 5: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Siem ReapEnjoy breakfast, absorbing the majestic scenery followed by a visit to Ti Top Island. Dock back at Ha Long and transfer to Hanoi for your included flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day to unwind during your indulgent stay at the Shinta Mani Resort.
Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort
Day 6: Angkor, Siem ReapThis morning, perhaps enjoy a select experience, such as a cooking class (at own expense). Visit Ta Prohm, a temple famous for its intertwined trees. Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which provides support and education for underprivileged children. Tonight, enjoy dinner and an Apsara dance performance.
Day 7: Angkor, Siem ReapOn a guided tour, discover the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. Later, visit the 12th-century temple Bayon. Cap off the day with a sunset over stunning Angkor Wat.
Day 8: Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’dam Transfer to Prek K’dam and board the RV La Marguerite. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La Marguerite
Day 9: Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, OudongEnjoy a small boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Rejoin your ship and continue to Kampong Tralach. Enjoy an ox-cart ride. Later visit the Imperial City. Travel by coach to Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.
Day 10: Koh Chen, Phnom PenhExplore Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. Then cruise to Phnom Penh. Enjoy dinner on the ship, followed by a Khmer folk performance on board.
Day 11: Phnom PenhJoin an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Following lunch, take a guided tour of Phnom Penh and see the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
Day 12: Border Crossing, Tan ChauRelax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.
Day 13: Tan Chau, Sa DecTravel along the tributaries around Tan Chau, then go ashore for a rickshaw tour, visit a small island and local artisan workshops.
Day 14: Sa Dec, Cai BeTake a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be to explore its floating markets. Then go ashore to visit Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and a rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy your last dinner on board.
Day 15: Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh CityDisembark at My Tho Port and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh CityExplore the city at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience. Savour a Farewell Dinner at KOTO Kumho.
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Canada, Alaska & USA

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseReflections of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise21 On Application From $10,595.00
CruiseEastern Canada and New England Cruise17 On Application From $6,295.00
CruisePassage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise19 On Application From $7,945.00

Itinerary – Reflections on the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Experience the most amazing scenery as you tour the Canadian Rockies by coach and the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Then board your Holland America Line cruise from Vancouver through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive VictoriaYour journey begins today upon your arrival in Victoria. Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. After you check-in and relax, you will meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Day 2: VictoriaThis morning, enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens are more than a hundred years old and have a distinctive style all of its own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and Italian Garden. Explore the plants on show, as well as floral displays. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Day 3: Victoria, WhistlerDrive to the town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’ wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take an enthralling floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel
Day 4: WhistlerToday is yours at leisure to explore this outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise however you wish. Enjoy one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to take an incredible float plane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous zip trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight.
Day 5: Whistler, Blue RiverAfter breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of the lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner on the waterfront this evening as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 6: Blue River, JasperSet off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass the incredible Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to the fairytale Jasper National Park. Mingle with your fellow travellers during a delicious western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables this evening and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
Day 7: JasperAfter breakfast today, you have the full day to take time out to relax or explore Jasper. There is no end to the excitement you can take part in in this beautiful town. Perhaps try a select experience. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and incredible Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; set off on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience.
Day 8: Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake LouiseVisit the gorgeous Maligne Canyon this morning and walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. After, continue to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations. Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.
Day 9: Lake Louise, BanffTravel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore the town of Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for incredible views of the surrounding area.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
Day 10: BanffEnjoy today at leisure to explore this charming alpine town at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience Tour.
Day 11: Rocky Mountaineer, KamloopsBoard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows that provide amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy ample time to relax this evening.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer, VancouverRejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle in to your hotel and enjoy free time this evening to explore at your leisure and try one of the local restaurants for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Day 13: VancouverWatch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain. During your bear experience you will receive early access to the mountain and get to see some of the resident bears explore their habitat before sitting down to breakfast. Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 14: Vancouver, Embark CruiseEnjoy breakfast this morning, then transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle in to your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam
Day 15: Inside PassageEnjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship. Perhaps relax in one of the many onboard public areas.
Day 16: Tracy Arm, JuneauToday your journey brings you to Juneau, which is Alaska’s capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city’s back door. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold (all activities are at own expense).
Day 17: SkagwayToday you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).
Day 18: Glacier BayWake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region.
Day 19: KetchikanArrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about fascinating Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).
Day 20: Inside PassageToday marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner.
Day 21: Disembark Cruise, Depart VancouverYour journey comes to an end today. After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you will disembark in Vancouver and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Eastern Canada and New England Cruise

Explore the wonderful region of French Canada on Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. Visit spectacular Toronto, Niagara Falls and Québec City before boarding your ship for your New England Voyage to Boston.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive TorontoYour journey throughout Eastern Canada and New England begins today as you arrive in Toronto. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located amid the action, in the heart of the downtown area.
Stay: Two Nights: Toronto, Marriott Eaton Centre
Day 2: Niagara FallsThis morning enjoy a Welcome Breakfast where you will have the chance to meet your fellow guests and friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director. It’s then off on a city tour that will take you to the picturesque waterfront areas of Toronto. Afterwards, visit the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the way to the spectacular sight of famous Niagara Falls, which is collectively made up of three impressive waterfalls. Later, you will board a thrilling boat cruise for a journey to the base of Horseshoe Falls (raincoats provided). Perhaps you might like to take an exciting helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.
Day 3: 1000 Islands, OttawaContinue on your journey to Ottawa today. Along the way, enjoy a cruise around the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence Seaway. Cruise past tiny islands, castles reminiscent of fairytales, and island mansions. You’ll be taken back to a time when pirates and bootleggers roamed the area, and to the Gilded Age, a time when the rich and famous used the area as their personal playground.
Stay: Two Nights: Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel
Day 4: OttawaToday, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Ottawa, during which you will visit Parliament Hill and the historic Rideau Canal, which winds its way through the heart of the city. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.
Day 5: Ottawa, Lac-Saint-JosephAfter breakfast, your journey continues to Lac-Saint-Joseph. Continue to the Lac-Saint-Joseph area for a memorable stay at Station Touristique Duchesnay. Tonight, watch for black bears from a viewing tower that borders a beaver habitat (activity available June – September.)
Stay: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Station Touristique Duchesnay
Day 6: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Québec CityEnjoy the picturesque landscape of the Charlevoix region as you follow the mountainous coastline of the St Lawrence River. This afternoon, delight in a hearty Québécois lunch at a local Sugar Shack, and learn all about the intricacies of maple syrup production. Later, discover Québec City’s much-loved attractions on a guided sightseeing tour.
Stay: Two Nights: Québec City, Hotel Manoir Victoria
Day 7: Québec CityEnjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour through the city’s historic streets; unwind on a relaxing river cruise along the St Lawrence River or explore Québec City on an insightful and informative guided walking tour. Enjoy dinner at leisure this evening.
Day 8: Québec City, MontréalFarewell Québec City after breakfast this morning, and travel to Montréal. On arrival, check into your hotel, then get to know this European-influenced metropolis even better during an afternoon spent at your leisure.
Stay: Two Nights: Montréal, Marriott Chateau Champlain
Day 9: MontréalEmbark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal, which will take you to the highlights in the city’s centre. Now that you’ve had time to familiarise yourself, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.
Day 10: Montréal, Embark CruiseBoard your ship for your New England voyage. Settle into your stateroom then enjoy dinner with your fellow guests this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Veendam or ms Rotterdam
Day 11: Québec CityDock in Québec City today and enjoy the many sights and highlights before reboarding for an afternoon departure.
Day 12: Day at SeaEnjoy a leisurely day cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence, defined by stunning coastline.
Day 13: Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island may be Canada’s smallest province, but it’s big on history. With time at leisure, perhaps visit Charlottetown or the Anne of Green Gables homestead (own expense).
Day 14: SydneyA Gaelic welcomes awaits you in Nova Scotia, meaning ‘New Scotland’. Bound by the Atlantic Ocean, this maritime city is well-known for its remarkable seafood and fresh produce. Spend the day in Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. There are highland villages to visit, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect. This is a true step back in time, as every barn, barracks and drum corps appears just as it did when French King Louis’ troops occupied the site in 1744.
Day 15: HalifaxFor ocean scenery at its best, it is hard to beat Nova Scotia’s south shore. Here, find craggy coastlines, the fabled Peggy’s Cove, and the striking German village of Lunenburg, which is so meticulously restored it has been designated a World Heritage-listed site. After your time exploring here, journey back to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s bustling capital. Spend time exploring the ramparts of Halifax Citadel and a museum commemorating the Titanic.
Day 16: Bar HarborCross into the United States and arrive in Bar Harbor, once the exclusive summer resort of America’s fabulously wealthy. Today, Bar Harbor is an artists’ enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park, much of which was donated by the Rockefeller family.
Day 17: Disembark Cruise, Depart BostonYour journey ends today. After breakfast, disembark your ship in Boston, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Passage through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Join Travelmarvel’s fantastic tour from Calgary through the stunning Canadian Rockies visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper before embarking on a 7 night Inside Passage cruise through Alaska.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive CalgaryYour journey begins today as you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.
Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel
Day 2: Calgary, BanffJourney to Banff National Park today. On the way, enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Tour Banff upon arrival and take in the many sights of this picturesque town and its stunning natural surrounds.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
Day 3: BanffPerhaps enjoy a select experience as a way to take in Banff’s incredible scenery. You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour.
Day 4: Banff, Lake LouiseVisit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to world-famous Lake Louise.
Stay: Lake Louise Inn
Day 5: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper Journey along the Icefields Parkway and stop at Athabasca Glacier then continue to Jasper.
Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
Day 6: Jasper, Blue RiverJourney to Blue River and take a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley. Continue on your way and arrive at Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 7: Blue River, Kamloops, VancouverUpon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
Day 8: VancouverEnjoy a tour of Vancouver, taking in some of its most iconic sights. Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride.
Day 9: Vancouver, WhistlerHead along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. In Whistler perhaps try a select experience.
Day 10: Whistler, VictoriaTake a ferry across Georgia Strait to Victoria. Perhaps take a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa
Day 11: VictoriaSavour a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or horse-drawn carriage tour.
Day 12: Victoria, Vancouver, Embark CruiseTravel to Vancouver and board your cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam
Day 13: Inside PassageRelax and enjoy the stunning scenery as you cruise today.
Day 14: Juneau, Tracy ArmEnjoy a dog sled ride, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all own expense).
Day 15: SkagwayPerhaps take part in a gold prospecting experience or a wildlife excursion (both options are at own expense).
Day 16: Glacier BayWake to the majestic sight of Glacier Bay National Park as rangers join you on board.
Day 17: KetchikanPerhaps join a walking tour or visit the Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).
Day 18: Inside PassageCruise the Inside Passage.
Day 19: Disembark Cruise, Depart VancouverAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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