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Travelmarvel - Eastern Europe & European Gems

24 Day Eastern Europe & European Gems

Eastern Europe & European Gems

Days: 24

From: Prague to Amsterdam

Countries Visited: Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Holland

Code: eutcre24

Our Price (from): $10,499 pp

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Itinerary


1. Arrive Prague
Your 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

2. Prague
Today, you will explore the beautiful city of with an expert guide. Discover the World Heritage-listed Old Town, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and 's Old Market Square.

3. Prague, Berlin
This morning after breakfast, travel across the border into Germany. As you journey through the state of Saxony, stop in Saxon Switzerland National Park to see the impressive Bastei Bridge and rock formation. 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

4. Berlin, Potsdam
Once 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.

5. Berlin
Take advantage of a full day at leisure to further explore . Perhaps make your way to the visitor platform of the prominent Fernsehturm to enjoy panoramic views of 's eclectic urban landscape. Or, if the sun's out, you might like to grab a delicious currywurst, a traditional sausage and head to one of the city's leafy, lakeside parks to soak up the sunshine.

6. Berlin, Warsaw
Today 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

7. Warsaw
The brutal events of World War II have indeed left their mark on the city, yet the 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 Lazienki Park where you will glimpse the elegant Lazienki Palace with its surrounding serene waters and ornate statues.

8. Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow
Today you will journey through rolling farmland from Warsaw to Krakow. 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 Krakow and enjoy an evening at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Krakow, Andel's Hotel

9. Krakow, Wieliczka
Enjoy the sights of Krakow 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.

Insider Experience: Enjoy a traditional Krakow folk show and a delicious Farewell Dinner.

10. Krakow, Banska Bystrica, Budapest, Embark Ship
This morning after breakfast you will travel to Budapest via Banska Bystrica in Slovakia. Return to Budapest and board your ship. Stay 14 Nights: aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

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

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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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20 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$10,990
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18 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$11,190
$10,691

01 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Travelmarvel Diamond
$11,190
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29 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
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13 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
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27 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
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$11,190
$10,691

10 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
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$10,691

07 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Travelmarvel Jewel
$11,190
$10,691