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(Tour code: DNR17)Cruise the mighty Danube and Rhine

Cruise the mighty Danube and Rhine on this epic journey through Europe's heartland. From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, explore the heritage of regal Austria before following the winding valleys and traditional riverside towns of historic Bavaria. Then, continue to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and explore the city's beautiful network of canals.


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Tour Highlights
  • Travelmarvel Diamond
  • Budapest with twilight cruise
  • Vienna, including Naschmarkt
  • Melk Abbey and Passau
  • Regensburg
  • WWII themed tour of Nuremberg
  • Bamberg, Durnstein and Würzburg
  • Siegfreid’s Mechanical Music
  • Augustusburg Castle and Falkenlust
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 14-night cruise aboard the Travelmarvel Diamond

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Days 1-3

London to Budapest

After meeting at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras, we board the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing on to Nuremberg, where we overnight. The following day, we transfer to our vessel, the fantastic Travelmarvel Diamond in Budapest, by rail. Once in the Hungarian capital, we are greeted at our vessel with a Captain's reception. That evening, we enjoy a twilight cruise through the illuminated cityscape. On Day 3, we enjoy a guided tour of this historic city before a gala dinner on board our vessel.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5

On to Vienna

We embark on a guided tour of Vienna today, passing many famous landmarks along the iconic Ringtrasse. We then head to the vibrant Naschmarkt to sample some of the local produce and taste some of Austria's most popular dishes and delicacies. The following day is free to explore the Austrian capital at your own pace, or you may choose to join one of the optional excursions, with visits to the regal Schönbrunn Palace and the Slovakian capital of Bratislava both on offer. This evening, there is also the option of joining us for a wonderful concert of classical music, including works by Mozart and Strauss, a truly Viennese experience.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7

Through Bavaria and Austria

Today we head to the picturesque town of Melk for a tour of the iconic Abbey, the stunning Benedictine monastery perches above the town, overlooking the Wachau Valley and the Danube. Later, we continue on to Linz. On Day 7, we enjoy a walking tour in the quiet town of Passau. Alternatively, you may like to join one of the optional excursions on offer, with guided tours available to Cesky Krumlov and the beautiful city of Salzburg. This evening we enjoy a traditional Bavarian feast on board our ship, trying many local and regional delicacies, accompanied by live entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9

Regensburg and Nuremberg

We continue our cruise along the Danube today, arriving in the enchanting medieval town of Regensburg. One of the nation's most important cities during the Middle Ages, the historic medieval centre of Regensburg is one of Bavaria's most popular tourist sites. Back on board, we continue our journey along the Danube, cruising through the Main-Danube canal en route to Nuremberg. Arriving in Nuremberg on Day 9 we embark on a guided tour of the city, visiting key areas related to Adolf Hitler's iconic rallies here during the years leading up to and during WWII and the subsequent trial of key Nazi figures in the years after.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 10-11

Bamberg and Würzburg

Today we embark on a guided tour of the town of Bamberg, situated at the confluence of the Main river. One of Germany's oldest settlements, Bamberg's traditional Old Town centre is UNESCO protected and a true joy to explore. The next day we arrive in Würzburg, surrounded by verdant hills and charming farmsteads. Here you are free to explore and stroll through the town's narrow alleyways and cobbled streets. Later, there is an optional tour to the nearby town of Rothenburg.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rhine Gorge
Days 12-13

Through the Rhine Gorge

Today we arrive in the town of Miltenberg where we are met in true German style by some of the town locals with traditional coffee and cakes. You are then free to explore at your leisure. The following day we arrive in Rüdesheim, where we board the charming Winzerexpress mini-train which takes us on a trip through the town centre and out to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Here, there is a chance to learn about the history of the music box. Back aboard our ship, we begin our cruise through the dramatic scenery of the Rhine Gorge this afternoon, passing rolling vineyards and the iconic Lorelai Rock.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14

Augustusburg Castle

This morning we enjoy an excursion to the UNESCO listed Augustusburg Castle, the stunning regal building and former home of the Wittelsbach family. From there, we visit the nearby Baroque Falkenlust hunting lodge. Later, we return to our ship for free time onboard.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 15-16

Amsterdam and Home

Upon arrival in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, we transfer to a glass-topped boat for a relaxing cruise through the winding canals, past the city's main sights and waterside facades. This evening there is a Captain's Farewell Dinner back on the vessel, with live entertainment. The following day we begin the journey home, transferring from our ship to the Amsterdam station and returning to London via the Eurostar at Brussels.

  • Day 15 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 - Breakfast

Please note

Optional shore excursions are not included in the price of your tour and are payable locally.

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