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The 2023 European Gems River Cruise

From £3,189pp

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Return flights & overseas transfers*

FREE Drinks & Included Gratuities*

Early booking savings of up to £2,000*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 26 May 2023
  • Sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ship Travelmarvel Polaris
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1890629
  • Voyage code ‍EUTC15F

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Fri 26 May 2023

(regional flights may be available on request)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Fri 26 May 2023

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Upon arrival, transfer to a 4★ river ship to begin your 14 night river cruise to Budapest. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and crew at the Captain’s Welcome Reception (D)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sat 27 May 2023

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Board a glass-top boat to see the city’s waterside façades, explore the windmills of a traditional Dutch village or enjoy time to explore at leisure. This evening, enjoy a delicious Gala Dinner (B,L,D)

Rhine River

Cologne – Brühl, Germany Sun 28 May 2023

Rhine River

Disembark and take a short drive to the town of Brühl (B,L,D)

★ Insider Experience: Visit World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. On a tour of the 18th century castle, learn enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and marvel at the ornate staircase, with marble and stucco work by Balthasar Neumann

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Cruising Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim, Germany Mon 29 May 2023

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Cruise through the awe-inspiring Rhine Gorge. Your ship docks in Rüdesheim later. Here, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through town to the fascinating Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (B,L,D)

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

Miltenberg, Germany Tue 30 May 2023

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

As the sun sets, watch the glittering lights of medieval towns slip past as you sit down to dinner and cruise through the night (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience: Be welcomed into the homes of friendly Miltenberg locals for coffee and cake

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Würzburg, Germany Wed 31 May 2023

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

The architectural beauty that defines Würzburg is on show today as you see the gardens of the Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through Würzburg Court Garden is a delight (B,L,D)

Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Thu 01 Jun 2023

Bamberg

In World Heritage-listed Bamberg, enjoy a guided tour, including highlights such as the Old Town Hall and the Bamberg Cathedral (B,L,D)

Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Fri 02 Jun 2023

Nuremberg

Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide before continuing onto Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s infamous rallies (B,L,D)

Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Sat 03 Jun 2023

Regensburg

Enjoy a guided tour of Regensburg, highlights include the Old Town Hall, city centre, the Romanesque fortress walls and the Porta Pretoria (B,L,D)

Passau, Germany

Passau, Germany Sun 04 Jun 2023

Passau, Germany

After breakfast, travel to the idyllic city of Passau for a walking tour of Passau or grab a bike and set out for the morning to explore yourself (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience: Back on board, sample flavoursome local beer and Bavarian snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance

Melk

Melk – Dürnstein, Austria Mon 05 Jun 2023

Melk

This morning dock in the surprisingly picturesque city of Melk and join a local guide for a tour through magnificent Melk Abbey. Afterwards, cruise to the quaint town of Dürnstein.(B,L,D)

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Tue 06 Jun 2023

Vienna

Embrace the splendour of the former Habsburg empire and the sheer elegance of the Austrian capital as you drive around the famed Ringstrasse. On arriving in the city centre, join a walking tour (B,L,D)

★ Insider Experience: This afternoon, pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies, including Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Wed 07 Jun 2023

Vienna

Spend today exploring at your leisure (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 08 Jun 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Highlights include Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary - Disembark the ship Fri 09 Jun 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Itinerary is based on 2022 departures - Itinerary & excursions may differ for 2021 & 2020

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to London Fri 09 Jun 2023

(regional flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Fri 09 Jun 2023

What's included *

  • Incredible Early Bookings Savings of up to £2,000
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Return scheduled flights from London (regional flights may be available on request)
  • Sail aboard Brand New Contemporary Class ships
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Enjoy a four-course affair in the Constellations Restaurant on board your stylish 4★ river ship
  • FREE house wine, local beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • INCLUDED gratuities
  • All sightseeing shore excursions and on board entertainment
  • Exclusive Insider Experiences – unique sightseeing activities, memorable interactions with the local people and exclusive culinary experiences
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Flexible booking terms - choice to transfer the cruise to another APT cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 27th May 2022 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

The 2023 European Gems River Cruise Promotion

Book today and earn up to £93.78 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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The Ship - Travelmarvel Polaris

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  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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APT Cruising FAQs

Do APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy for a limited time only. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022 & 2023 holiday when booked by 30th 2022 up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee.

Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply. This policy is not valid for APT’s Tailor made holidays.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an APT river ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel, including a booster dose. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding. You may also need to provide this during your cruise depending on the port of call entry requirements.

 


What are the testing & on board requirements for APT Cruises?

Prior to embarkation, all guests must present a negative PCR test on the day of boarding, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior. 

Medical exemptions are allowed when certified by a professional.  

Whilst onboard guests are currently required to wear a face-covering while moving around the ship indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are made while guests are eating or drinking.

 

 


Last Updated: 18/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels. Some images used are for illustrative purposes. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booking an Oceanview cabin or above by 8pm 27th May 2022.

Flexible booking terms are subject to the Cruise Lines terms and conditions when booked by 8pm 30th April 2022. Airline fees may apply. Excludes exclusive ROL Cruise tailor-made packages.

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