European Gems - Travelmarvel

FLY FREE INCLUDING TAXES*
Destinations:

United Kingdom & Europe

$6,529.00 per person, twin share (member)

$6,690.00 per person, twin share (non-members)

Includes

  • 14 nights on a Travelmarvel river ship
  • The expert services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director
  • 41 fine meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Explore 17 different towns, villages and cities with an expert local guide
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • International flights with Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • All airline taxes
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge in Brühl
  • Experience Miltenberg culture as you’re invited into the home of a local
  • Enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience with local entertainment
  • Tour the famous Naschmarkt in Vienna and sample some local delicacies
  • Cruise Amsterdam on a glass-top boat
  • Glide through the stunning Rhine Gorge
  • Experience the grandeur of Melk Abbey
  • Enjoy a twilight cruise along the Danube

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship. Upon arrival into Amsterdam, be met and transferred to your premium river ship. After settling in, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain's Welcome Reception. Stay: 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship. Daily Meals Included: • Dinner.

Day 2

Amsterdam, Utrecht. Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the North’. Board a glass-top boat and glide past the city’s impressive waterside facades. Enjoy some free time before travelling by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht. Enjoy a Gala Dinner this evening. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 3

Cologne, Augustusburg Castle. As you cruise into Cologne, marvel at the magnificent twin spires of its famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, before disembarking your ship and taking a short 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 marvel at the ornate staircase, with marble and stucco work by Balthasar Neumann. Enjoy a guided walk through the landscaped parks and flowering gardens to Falkenlust hunting lodge, where the archbishop would come to practise his favourite sport, falconry, and share supper with members of the court. Later this afternoon, return to Cologne and enjoy some time to drift through this enchanting city at leisure and perhaps inspect the facade of the Cologne Cathedral up close. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 4

Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim. Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, considered by locals to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Dock in Rüdesheim and take the Winzerexpress mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 5

Miltenberg. Arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg 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 some free time to enjoy the onboard facilities while your ship glides along the Main River. As the sun sets, watch the lights of medieval towns as you cruise through the night. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 6

Würzburg. Verdant hills and vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you admire its Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through Court Garden is a true delight. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 7

Bamberg. Explore World Heritage-listed Bamberg on a guided tour. Walk amongst the 18th-century mansions and numerous breweries that line the city’s beautiful, historic centre. Later, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 8

Nuremberg. 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, which includes such sites as the Zeppelin Field and the Palace of Justice. After, continue over the Main-Danube Canal. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 9

Regensburg. Sail 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 maze of cobblestone lanes tells of the medieval town’s journey through the ages. A Taste of Bavaria – enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 10

Passau. Awake in the pretty ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Then cruise across the border into Austria. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 11

Melk, Dürnstein. Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through magnificent Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089 that sits majestically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. Afterwards, cruise to Dürnstein where you can walk over 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. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 12

Vienna. Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire and the sheer elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse this morning. You’ll learn about some of the city’s most famous buildings – the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and more – as well as the rich classical music culture and history. 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, including Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 13

Vienna. With the day at leisure, you have further opportunity to immerse yourself in the delights of Austria’s grand capital. You may like to wander through the lovely Hofburg area – home to the Imperial Treasury and the Spanish Riding School – or wander along Kärntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 14

Budapest. Cruise into the heart of enchanting Budapest today. Disembark and see the city through the expert eyes of your local guide as you explore the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle and more. This evening, enjoy a magical twilight cruise along the Danube River, watching Budapest's riverside monuments sparkle. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner.

Day 15

Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast.

*Conditions apply. Prices are per person (pp), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at the time of the website going live, but may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. Price based on 26 March 2018 departure in a category E cabin. Fly Free: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in (W) Class with Singapore Airlines or an airline of Travelmarvel's choosing. Includes taxes of up to $1,000 per person from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Fly Free does not apply to land only tours. Offer is combinable with Early Payment Discount and Travel with Friends. Early Payment Discount: A $1,000 deposit must be paid within seven days of booking and final amount paid in full 10 months prior to travel. Receive a discount of up to $500 per person. Discount is combinable with Fly Free offer as well as the Travel with Friends discount where applicable. Travel with Friends: When six or more friends book and are travelling together on the same cruise or tour you will receive a saving of up to $300 per person. Discount is combinable with Fly Free offer as well as the Early Payment Discount where applicable. Not combinable with any other group discount. General Terms & Conditions: Information and offers are correct as of 23rd December 2016, but may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. All pricing and amounts are in Australian dollars. A limited number of offers are available until 30 April 2017 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn any time. Offers subject to availability and available on new bookings only. Earlybird Offers cannot be combined with any other offer, unless otherwise stated. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within seven days of booking. A second non-refundable of $2,000 is due 31st October 2017. However, if fares increase and/or changes in ticketing requirements occur, the second payment may be required earlier. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. All Fly/Air Offers: Based on wholesale airfares in economy class with Singapore Airlines or an airline of Travelmarvel’s choosing, and are subject to availability of the related airline booking class as specified in the conditions of each offer. Once sold out surcharges will apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and Travelmarvel is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes once booked. To be eligible for a fly offer, flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. Your deposit is considered a guarantee of the flight arrangements shown on your invoice and once your deposit is received, flights will be ticketed and will be subject to change and/or cancellation fees. In some cases ticketed flights will be non-refundable. Any changes made after first deposit is received will incur fees. Should you choose to depart Australia earlier than your scheduled tour departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges will apply. Cannot be combined with other offers unless specified.