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European Gems - Hosted Group Tour

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Your Redcliffe Cruise & Travel Host will be with you every step of the way!

If you'd like to dip your toe into river cruising and travel with some familiar faces then our hosted group tour is perfect. We will be travelling on the Travelmarvel European Gems tour, visiting 5 countries, from Amsterdam to Budapest over 15 days. We have chosen to travel in May as the weather is glorious and it misses the busiest European holiday times which significantly increases traffic on the river. It will be amazing!We have secured a great travel experience, inclusions for the tour:

What's Included?

  • A dedicated Redcliffe Cruise & Travel Host
  • Return Flights - Departing 18th May 2020 (upgradeable)
  • Entry to Brisbane Airport International Departure Plaza Premium Lounge
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel River Ship
  • French Balcony Cabin - enjoy the view with floor to ceiling sliding glass door
  • Explore up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 41 meals - 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Hosted Tour priced from $9890 pp

Book before the 30/11/19 to receive $250 OFF!

Our European Gems Hosted Tour is filling up fast! To take advantage of these amazing $ off deals call us on 3284 5192 or email us at travel@redcliffetravel.com.au to secure your place.

Tour Plan

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Day 1:Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium 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.

Stay: 14 Nights, aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship

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  • Dinner
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Day 2: Amsterdam, Utrecht

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. Later travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 3: Cologne, Brühl

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.

Learn how the twin spires of Cologne’s famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 4: Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim

Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 5: Miltenberg

Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.

Discover Miltenberg’s half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 6: Würzburg

Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Würzburg. Admire the Baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 7: Bamberg

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.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 8: Nuremberg

Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s now 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.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 9: Regensburg

This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 10: Passau

As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you can take part in a morning walking tour, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 11: Melk, Dürnstein

Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Dürnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 12: Vienna

Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt.

In Vienna join a walking tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 13: Vienna

Today you decide on how to shape your experience in glorious Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, or head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional sachertorte. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava to discover soviet history.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 14: Budapest

After breakfast, the history and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Day 15: Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :

  • Dinner

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