Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest featuring Cologne, Miltenberg, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Durnstein, & much more!
River Cruise Inclusions:
- 14 nights cruising on a contemporary Travelmarvel river ship
- 41 Meals- 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches & 14 Dinners
- Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
- Enjoy a festive Barvarian evening on your ship with traditional food and entertainment
- Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
- Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
- Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle
- Get a glimpse into local life as you are warmly welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family
Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your contemporary river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. This evening meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception.
Day 2: Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide, before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city.
Day 3: Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.
Day 4: Experience a true holiday highlight as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge, known to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Your ship docks in Rudesheim, where the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Day 5: Today, arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg. Perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Miltenberg is home to charming half-timbered houses and beautiful squares. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board.
Day 6: Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Wurzburg. Admire the baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg, a true fairytale town.
Day 7: Cruise along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here, choose between an afternoon of free time or a guided tour. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.
Day 8: Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets, discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide thanks to the canal’s 16 stair-step locks.
Day 9: This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.
Day 10: As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Perhaps join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy a relaxing sailing day to Linz.
Day 11: Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore. Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional bike ride from Melk to Durnstein.
Day 12: Vienna, join a walking tour. See St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’.
Day 13: Today is yours to explore Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury. Otherwise, enjoy an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava.
Day 14: After breakfast, join a local guide to explore the city. Later, you may wish to join an optional tour to discover the Hospital in the Rock Bunker Museum. Tonight, celebrate your river cruise with a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 15: After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
|Departs 8 Nov 2024