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Travelmarvel River Cruise Guide

APT Travelmarvel River Cruising

Embarking on a River Cruise Adventure with APT Travelmarvel

Join us as we take you on a captivating journey through the heart of Europe with APT Travelmarvel. This exclusive guide is your ticket to discovering the allure of river cruising, enriched with insights from our own experiences and those of APT’s very own seasoned expert, Becky. Together, we unveil the essence of what makes an APT Travelmarvel river cruise an unmissable adventure.

Your Travelmarvel River Cruise Guide to Elegant River Cruising

Kieran has been on several river cruises and was joined for this video insight by Becky from APT Trvelmarvel, to review the trip they took together from Budapest, but also, for Becky to share her in-house insights into what makes an APT Travelmarvel river cruise so special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7wYZr5eD0o

The Travelmarvel Signature Blend: Inclusions and Freedom

APT Travelmarvel distinguishes itself from other river cruise operators with a harmonious mix of included luxuries and the freedom to explore. Designed for the discerning traveller who values a nice blend of guided discovery and the freedom to head off and explore on their very own adventure, Travelmarvel river cruises offer the perfect balance for an enriching holiday.

Diving Deep into Local Cultures

APT Travelmarvel is renowned for its immersive insider experiences, connecting you directly with the heart and soul of each destination you visit on your tour or river cruise. From cosy evenings in Bavarian villages to hands-on cultural activities, these experiences promise a deeper understanding of the places you visit, beyond the ordinary.

A Fleet Defined by Contemporary Elegance

The Travelmarvel fleet of contemporary river ships provides a modern and stylish base for your European river adventures. With ample modern conveniences that don’t pull back on premium luxuries whilst on the water. These vessels serve as your comfortable base, a place of relaxation and elegance as you meander through Europe’s storied riverscapes, and a wonderful home from home to explore all that Europe has to offer.

A Taste of Authentic Europe

APT Travelmarvel prides itself on weaving local culture into every facet of your cruise. From savouring regional delicacies to enjoying local performances, each element of your journey is thoughtfully chosen to reflect the true spirit of the destinations you explore.

These cultures also make their way onto the ship each day, extending your cultural immersion into food, art and entertainment as your incredible European river journey unfolds.

Discovering Europe’s Hidden Treasures with a River Cruise

APT’s carefully curated itineraries reveal the hidden jewels of Europe, taking you to the quaint, less-trodden paths that offer a genuine glimpse into the continent’s heart, away from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist trails.

Those looking to hit all the headlines of Europe will also find a River Cruise the Optimal way to explore Europe, with many of the popular rivers starting, ending our passing through some of Europe’s major cities and Capitals.

Life Onboard: Relaxation and Culinary Delights

Life with APT Travelmarvel can be whatever you would like, take on as many of Europe’s wonderful towns and cities as you’d like, or relax and unwind whilst you indulge in all your contemporary river ship has to offer.

With ample chances for relaxation, with a dash of gourmet excellence, the onboard atmosphere is warmly inviting, offering a blend of casual elegance and delightful dining experiences that make every moment onboard a pleasure.

Exceptional Value: A Journey That Offers More

Choosing APT Travelmarvel means enjoying outstanding value. The Travelmarvel River cruises are premium four-star cruises, offering the very height of premium luxury, in a relaxed luxury manner. Every aspect of your cruise, from exquisite meals to enriching excursions, is included, allowing you to explore and indulge as you please, all at an unbeatable price.

A Year-Round Palette of European Splendour

With APT Travelmarvel, the beauty of Europe’s rivers is yours to experience throughout the year. Each season brings its unique charm, from spring’s blossoming landscapes to the winter’s festive markets, ensuring a magical backdrop to your adventures, and your preference of temperature.

This means you can also take advantage of the myriad of festivals that happen across Europe all year long, here are just a few seasonal festivals you will find on a Europe River Cruise:-

Springtime River Cruise Highlights

  • Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands: Spring ushers in the blooming of millions of tulips at Keukenhof, often included in river cruise itineraries in Holland and Belgium. The garden becomes a mosaic of colours, making it a perfect time for nature lovers.
  • Easter Markets, Various Locations: Many European cities host charming Easter markets, with those in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest being particularly enchanting. Expect beautifully decorated eggs, local handicrafts, and seasonal treats.

Summer River Cruise Highlights

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany: This series of firework events along the middle Rhine, usually from May to September, illuminates the riverbanks and castles, creating a magical spectacle best viewed from the river.
  • Salzburg Festival, Austria: Held in late July and August, this world-famous festival of music and drama is a cultural highlight, offering a mix of opera, concerts, and theatre performances.

Autumn River Cruise Highlights

  • Wine Festivals, Various Locations: The wine regions along European rivers, especially the Rhine and Moselle in Germany and the Douro in Portugal, celebrate the grape harvest with festivals from late August to October. These festivals are a deep dive into local traditions, wine tastings, and merriment.
  • Oktoberfest, Germany: While primarily in Munich, the spirit of Oktoberfest spreads across Bavaria and can be experienced in various towns along the Danube. It’s a festival of beer, traditional Bavarian music, and lederhosen.

Winter River Cruise Highlights

  • Christmas Markets, Various Locations: From late November, Europe’s towns and cities transform into winter wonderlands with their Christmas markets. Cities like Vienna, Budapest, and Strasbourg boast some of the most atmospheric markets, offering handmade crafts, festive treats, and a warm, joyful ambience.
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations: European capitals along the Danube, like Vienna and Budapest, host spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks. Seeing these from the river, with the cityscapes as a backdrop, is truly unforgettable.

Crafting Your Perfect Itinerary

APT Travelmarvel caters to every taste, offering a range of itineraries to match your dream European getaway. Whether you’re pressed for time or wish to indulge in an extended exploration, there’s a journey tailored just for you.

The Douro River: A Unique Voyage with APT Travelmarvel

The Douro River cruise aboard Ms Estrella is a testament to APT Travelmarvel’s commitment to offering intimate and unique travel experiences. As you meander through Portugal’s terraced vineyards and tranquil countryside, Ms Estrella becomes your floating boutique hotel, providing a cosy and elegant backdrop to your journey.

This voyage is a celebration of Portugal’s winemaking heritage, offering exclusive visits to Quintas (wine estates) where you can taste the region’s famed Port and Douro wines.

The itinerary is thoughtfully designed to blend scenic cruising with cultural immersion, allowing you to explore historic towns, witness traditional wine-making techniques, and engage with the local communities that have shaped this region’s rich history.

Culinary Journeys with APT Travelmarvel: Europe’s Rich Flavours

The dining experience on board is crafted to reflect the regions through which you travel, offering authentic tastes and traditional dishes prepared with local, fresh ingredients.

From hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Italy to sampling the spicy paprika-infused dishes of Hungary, APT Travelmarvel ensures that food is not just consumed but experienced.

Wine connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike will appreciate the careful selection of wines served on board, chosen to complement each meal and enhance the regional flavours. Exclusive wine tastings and vineyard tours offer a deeper understanding of the terroir and the stories behind every bottle.

In crafting your journey with APT Travelmarvel, you’re choosing more than just a holiday; you’re opting for an immersive experience that caters to your tastes, envelops you in the local culture, and leaves you with a palate enriched by Europe’s culinary diversity.

Why Choose APT Travelmarvel with Magical Traveller

Opting for an APT Travelmarvel river cruise with us means embarking on a journey where every detail is thoughtfully arranged for your utmost enjoyment. This guide, peppered with testimonials and insights, highlights why APT Travelmarvel stands out as the preferred choice for those seeking a deeper connection with Europe’s riveting landscapes and cultures.

Booking Your Adventure: The Beginning of Something Magical

Embarking on your APT Travelmarvel river cruise adventure with Magical Traveller is just the start of an extraordinary experience. With our array of itineraries and dedicated service, booking with us is your gateway to the very best of Europe, experienced in unparalleled comfort and style.

You can enquire by clicking Make an Enquiry on the Menu, or by visiting the APT River Cruise page.

You can book these cruises by contacting us via our Enquiry form on our website or by filling in the form below.

You can also view all our cruise offers in our dedicated Celebrity Cruise group on Facebook.

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# Transalantic Cruise + 3 Nights in New York
# & Flight Home from *£2,055pp

Sailing - 23rd June 2024 - Southampton

Ship - Queen Mary 2

As you sail towards New York, your destination on this **6-night** voyage, unwind and completely disconnect from the outside world and indulge in Queen Mary 2’s on board world.
## Price Includes
* Balcony Cabin
* $150 On Board Credit
* 3 Nights Hitlton Midtown
* Direct Flight Home London
* Checked Bag each

*Price is based on 2 adults sharing, subject to availability.
## The Ship

Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it‘s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart.

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# Transalantic Cruise + 3 Nights in New York 
# & Flight Home from *£2,055pp

Sailing - 23rd June 2024 - Southampton 

Ship - Queen Mary 2

As you sail towards New York, your destination on this **6-night** voyage, unwind and completely disconnect from the outside world and indulge in Queen Mary 2’s on board world. 
## Price Includes 
* Balcony Cabin 
* $150 On Board Credit 
* 3 Nights Hitlton Midtown 
* Direct Flight Home London 
* Checked Bag each 

*Price is based on 2 adults sharing, subject to availability. 
## The Ship 

Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it‘s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart.

Welcome to a true icon. Our flagship is a truly astonishing liner and you’ll find an incredible sense of freedom from the space she offers. Whether you’re in the mood for complete relaxation or something more active, you can find it. 

Immerse yourself in enthralling entertainment, be indulged in the on board spa, or simply relax with a book in her vast library. You’ll discover remarkable craftsmanship in the elegant staterooms and suites and savouring her many sumptuous restaurants and bars is always a pleasure.

**For more information on this cruise and to book please contact us:-**

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🚢 Incredible offer on this stunning Best Of Greece fly/cruise. Sail for 7 nights onboard Celebrity Infinity from just **£1209pp!***

⚓** 7 Night Best Of Greece Cruise**

🗓 8th June 2024

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🛄 Luggage and transfers included

👛 Total promotional savings £2500

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## ⚓ Round trip from Athens (Piraeus), Greece 🇬🇷

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🚢 Incredible offer on this stunning Best Of Greece fly/cruise. Sail for 7 nights onboard Celebrity Infinity from just **£1209pp!***

⚓** 7 Night Best Of Greece Cruise**

🗓 8th June 2024

🚢 Celebrity Infinity

✈️ Includes £1 flights from Gatwick with easyJet

🛄 Luggage and transfers included

👛 Total promotional savings £2500

**💰 Includes $100 Onboard Credit**
## ⚓ Round trip from Athens (Piraeus), Greece 🇬🇷

🇬🇷 Santorini, Greece

🇹🇷 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

🇬🇷 Mykonos, Greece

🇬🇷 Volos, Greece

🇬🇷 Thessaloniki, Greece

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# 📢📢 Calling all solo travellers 📢📢

⛴️ Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with no solo supplement💓⛴️

Glide past the pretty towns along the Rhine River, experience the breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive cities.
## Price Includes

🥂 Free Superior drinks package

⛴️ 7 nights on board a five-star ship

🤩 Middle deck Suite with French balcony

🛫 Return flights & transfers

⭐️ 7 visits & tours

🍽️ Full board dining

☕️ Complimentary on-board tea & coffee

✨ Free on-board Wi-Fi

💓 Expert Riviera Cruise Director & Concierge

📅** 09 August 2024 - From £2,449**

🛫 Flights available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester

**📅 22 October 2024 - From £2,249**

🛫 Flights available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester

⭐️**CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS**⭐️

• Marvel at the sights along the Rhine River, including passage through the Rhine Gorge

• Tour seven historic towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer

• Drive through the folkloric scenery of Black Forest on a visit to the idyllic Titisee

• See stunning mountain vistas on a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range

**For more information on this cruise and to book please contact us:-**

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# 📢📢 Calling all solo travellers 📢📢

⛴️ Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with no solo supplement💓⛴️

Glide past the pretty towns along the Rhine River, experience the breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive cities. 
## Price Includes

🥂 Free Superior drinks package

⛴️ 7 nights on board a five-star ship

🤩 Middle deck Suite with French balcony

🛫 Return flights & transfers

⭐️ 7 visits & tours

🍽️ Full board dining

☕️ Complimentary on-board tea & coffee

✨ Free on-board Wi-Fi

💓 Expert Riviera Cruise Director & Concierge

📅** 09 August 2024 - From £2,449**

🛫 Flights available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester

**📅 22 October 2024 - From £2,249**

🛫 Flights available from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester

⭐️**CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS**⭐️

• Marvel at the sights along the Rhine River, including passage through the Rhine Gorge

• Tour seven historic towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer

• Drive through the folkloric scenery of Black Forest on a visit to the idyllic Titisee

• See stunning mountain vistas on a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range 

**For more information on this cruise and to book please contact us:-**

Chat now via WhatsApp:- [https://bit.ly/MagicalTRVLR](https://bit.ly/MagicalTRVLR)

🏆Award-winning Cruise Specialist

📧 hello@magical-traveller.com

📱 07307 60 20 30

🖥 www.magical-traveller.com

🛡️ ATOL and PTS protected package holidays

🌟 5 star rated on Google 

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