Europe is one of the farthest and most expensive continents to visit. So when you're making the leap across oceans, you want to make sure the experience is worthy.
That's where Travelmarvel steps in, providing incredible moments day after day. From immersive land journeys through sprawling cities and lesser-known gems, to leisurely river cruises past some of the world's most famous sights, Travelmarvel provides more than one reason to say "yes" to Europe.
1. Value For Money
Travelmarvel makes seemingly impossible dream holidays a reality for many, thanks to its cost-saving extras, value-for-money journeys and unbelievable earlybird offers. The latter is a collection of bonuses for travellers who book their Travelmarvel holiday before a certain date.
Earlybird offers can include free flights, two-for-one flights, significant savings on certain journey types, business-class flights for almost half the cost and no solo traveller supplement (extra cost for single travellers wanting a private room). These are in addition to the usual early payment discounts, such as $800 off per couple for European holidays*.
2. Surprising Inclusions
Sightseeing is a must while in Europe and it's something Travelmarvel excels at with included tours that give you a better love and appreciation for every destination. Europe's most iconic sights are all on offer, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Colosseum in Rome and Big Ben in London.
However, there are also delightful and unexpected moments that strike from nowhere, such as drinking in a Bavarian tavern in Bamberg or visiting the ancient Spanish town of Vega de Terron, where ruins and a castle look out over both Spain and Portugal.
Every sightseeing expedition is led by an experienced guide and they're all included in the total price.
3. Local Experiences
When looking at a Travelmarvel brochure or itinerary, you'll notice stars beside certain activities. These indicate Travelmarvel's exclusive insider experiences available only to guests of a tour or cruise. These moments, from coffee and cake at a local home in Miltenberg to a personalised tour through Naschmarkt in Vienna, are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The exclusivity extends to dining as well, with numerous opportunities to say, eat a classic French lunch in the Eiffel Tower, indulge in home-made Italian cooking in Sorrento or eat as the royalty once did in a Prague castle.
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4. Customisable Holidays
Along with the included sightseeing, you'll have plenty of free time while on a Travelmarvel holiday. Although you can use this time to sleep, eat or simply wander the streets, Travelmarvel offers a range of additional experiences to better fulfill your travel dreams.
These personalised activities are yours for the choosing, allowing you to tailor your holiday however you please. Take a hot-air balloon ride over the breathless landscapes of Cappadocia; visit Berlin's best underground bars on a low-key pub crawl; spend an evening at the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris; or enter the sombre surrounds of a Nazi concentration camp in Terezin in the Czech Republic.
5. Peace Of Mind
Unlike traditional travel, when you holiday with an experienced company such as Travelmarvel, you don't need to worry about the troublesome aspects such as booking hotels, carting luggage around, organising transport and finding the best place to eat. Instead, you can relax knowing everything is taken care of and the holiday price won't fluctuate from the original cost.
This exceptional service allows you more time to focus on the best parts of an overseas jaunt: the sightseeing, adventures and indulgence.
6. Luxurious River Cruise Ships
Travelmarvel's river cruising vessels are well equipped to ensure you're entertained and pampered while on the water as well as on land. You can enjoy authentic European cuisine from the local region in the elegant onboard restaurant, which serves up four-course dinners.
If you need somewhere to relax, simply find a place to sit in the lounge and unwind with a coffee or wine while soaking up the scenery as it passes by the floor-to-ceiling windows. But if that doesn't get you close enough, you can always step outside for a drink and 360-degree views on the Sun Deck.
Entertainers often join the ships on various nights throughout the journey and there are complimentary bicycles available for when you want to get back on land and explore the riverbank.
You're spoilt with three options when it comes to accommodation. The Owner's Suites are the most luxurious with private balcony, large ensuite, sitting room and floor-to-ceiling windows. The more affordable French Balcony Stateroom includes a small balcony and ample floor space, while the cheapest option – Window Stateroom – delivers the best value for money with comfortable bed, convenient amenities and some surprising extras.
7. Fine Dining
Although they've been touched on already, the dining experiences on any Travelmarvel journey are worthy of your full attention. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, supper and dinner are all available on board. These meals are highlighted by such offerings as fresh pastries and fruit, regional dishes, late-night snacks, complimentary drinks, four-course degustation, cheese plates, and other scrumptious desserts.
But there's no need to feel restricted, with plenty of opportunities to venture off the vessel and find your new favourite restaurant in the city, or partake in one of the aforementioned insider dining experiences.
*Taken from Travelmarvel's Europe 2017 brochure