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Travelmarvel - Adriatic Highlights & European Gems River Cruise

26 Day Adriatic Highlights & European Gems River Cruise

Adriatic Highlights & European Gems River Cruise

Days: 26

From: Dubrovnik to Amsterdam

Countries Visited: Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland

Code: eutcrc26

Our Price (from): $11,557 pp

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Itinerary


1. Arrive Dubrovnik
Arrive in Dubrovnik and enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers tonight. Stay Two Nights: Dubrovnik, Valamar Argosy Hotel

2. Dubrovnik
Step back in time as you tour 's World Heritage-listed Old Town. Wander through Pile Gate, witness the enormous archways of Rector's Palace and visit Onofrio's Fountain. Then, enjoy a fresh perspective of the town with a walk atop the city's stately walls. The rest of the day is yours to map out as you please.

3. Dubrovnik, Split
Pass the charming fishing villages of the rugged Croatian coastline on the way to the turquoise waters of Split. Arrive in Split and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant followed by free time this evening. Stay Two Nights: Split, Hotel Cornaro

4. Split
This morning after breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of this beautiful Croatian city. See the Roman ruins of Diocletian's Palace, considered to be some of the most valuable ruins from the Roman era on the Adriatic coast. You'll also see the ancient Roman Square and the splendid Cathedral of St Dominus.

5. Split, Mostar, Sarajevo
Travel to Sarajevo and stop at Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here, you will visit the famous Stari Most and explore the Ottoman Quarter, home to 16th-century mosques and City Baths. Stay Two Nights: Sarajevo, Hotel Bristol

6. Sarajevo
This morning, follow 's various turns through history as you discover Ottoman mosques mingling with the proud buildings of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on a guided walk though this intriguing city. Pay homage at the Eternal Light monument dedicated to the victims of the Bosnian War and visit the bascasija (bazaar).

Insider Experience: Visit a local's home in , and discover the famous tunnels built by residents and used during the Bosnian War.

7. Sarajevo, Plitvice Lakes
Today you will travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a mountainous World Heritage site in central Croatia, renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Stay: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Hotel Jezero

8. Plitvice Lakes, Opatija
This morning after breakfast you'll take a guided tour of Plitvice Lakes and discover the serene beauty of Croatia's wilderness. Wind along the wooden footbridges, passing lakes, deep canyons and cascading falls coated in green foliage and be captivated by the pristine forest reserve. Then, head to the beautiful town of Opatija for an overnight stay. Stay: Hotel Continental, Opatija

9. Opatija, Lake Bled
Travel to the spectacularly beautiful Lake Bled, passing through the pretty villages on the way. Stay Two Nights: Lake Bled, Grand Hotel Toplice

10. Lake Bled
Visit Bled Castle to take in its commanding views over the town of Bled. Then, take a boat across the lake to St Mary's Church of the Assumption on Bled Island, perhaps ring the church bell that dates back to 1534 and make a wish.

11. Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
On the way to Zagreb stop in Ljubljana and discover Slovenia's capital. Then, upon arrival in Zagreb, tour the city with a guide and discover its vibrant culture, arts, music and architecture. Later this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers at a local restaurant. Stay: Sheraton Zagreb

12. Zagreb, Budapest, Embark Ship
Arrive in Budapest today and board your river ship. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship

13. Budapest
Awake to views of one of the Danube's most enchanting cities this morning. Disembark and learn the vibrant history of as your local guide takes you to a host of impressive sights such as Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and Buda Castle. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delightful Gala Dinner while you cruise.

14. Vienna
Embrace the elegance of as you drive around the Ringstrasse this morning, taking in some of the city's most famous buildings - the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. On arrival in the city centre, a walking tour will provide an insider's view of sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina.

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt and browse the stalls, sampling some local delights.

15. Vienna
With 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 Karntnerstrasse, the city's famous shopping strip.

16. Durnstein, Melk
Cruise to the town of Durnstein and enjoy a stroll past rustic town houses and taverns. Along the way, gaze up to the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Later, dock in Melk and tour through Melk Abbey. An active Benedictine monastery since 1089, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River.

17. Passau
This morning after breakfast, you will cruise to beautiful .

Insider Experience: Enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board your river ship. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

18. Regensburg
Continue along the Danube River to the enchanting town of , 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, wander the historic streets at your own pace.

19. Nuremberg
Arrive in , the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies, which played a pivotal role for the Nazis during World War II. Take a city tour this afternoon, which includes sights such as the Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice.

20. Bamberg
One of the few German cities that wasn't destroyed during World War II, World Heritage-listed beckons your attention this morning. You'll gain great insight during a locally guided tour of the historic city centre.

21. W├╝rzburg
Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Wurzburg, while the Main River is a prominent feature of this stunning city. Admire its magnificent Baroque palace, the Wurzburg Residence and walk through Wurzburg Court Garden, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin.

22. Miltenberg
Arrive at the beautifully evocative town of . After morning tea return to your ship and enjoy time at leisure. As the sun sets, watch the glittering lights of medieval towns slip past as you sit down to dinner and cruise through the night.

Insider Experience: Discover true German hospitality as you are welcomed into the homes of friendly locals for coffee and cake.

23. Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge
In Rudesheim, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through town to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. As you continue cruising, you will encounter a true holiday highlight - the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Watch in awe as you drift past steep vine-covered slopes dotted with ancient castles and strongholds. Enjoy dinner on board tonight, as your journey continues late into the evening.

24. Cologne, Bruhl
Disembark your ship in Cologne and drive to the town of Bruhl. Return to Cologne and enjoy some time at leisure.

Insider Experience: Pay a visit to Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust hunting lodge, the lavish residences of archbishop-elector Clemens August. On a tour of the castle, learn stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through its gardens between the lodge and the castle.

25. Amsterdam
Studded with low bridges and historic houses, 's network of canals lends the city its nickname, 'Venice of the North'. Dock in the city's heart and board a glass-top boat to discover the city's waterside facades, watching the bicycle-loving locals ride along with carefree abandon as you drift by. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the city, before a Captain's Farewell Dinner on board your river ship.

26. Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam
After breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Dates & Prices


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Cruise Ends
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18 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$12,190
$11,653

16 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$12,390
$11,845

30 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond
$12,390
$11,845

13 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$12,390
$11,845

22 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond
$12,390
$11,845

05 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$12,390
$11,845

19 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond
$12,090
$11,557