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Christmas Markets

15 Day
Between Budapest and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube
From * £4,890
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Departing 30 November 2017
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Bring in the festive period in style and refinement with this 15-day European river cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam. Negotiating the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers through the heart of the continent, you’ll alight your Scenic Space-Ship in enchanting destinations like Regensburg, Nuremberg, Würzburg and Salzburg, whose Christmas markets promise festive cheer in abundance. This 15-day itinerary features three stunning capitals - including Budapest, Vienna and Amsterdam - as well as a string of other magical destinations like Freudenberg, Passau, Rüdesheim and Budapest, where a warm festive welcome awaits. As your luxury Space-Ship floats through the continent, you’ll experience captivating sights like the Ringstraße of Vienna, the great cathedral of Cologne and the beautiful castles of the Rhine Gorge, so you can enjoy a cultural journey like no other at this wonderful time of year. 

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Day 1

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Budapest

Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Freechoice

Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Vienna

Today, simply relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.

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Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vienna

Later, spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Or, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef with our Shop with a Chef activity.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

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Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Passau > Salzburg

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Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

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Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Regensburg

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg

Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice

Choose to visit moving WWII sites or enjoy the Tastes of Nuremberg, or take a cooking class. Then relax, or visit the town’s wonderful Christmas market.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bamberg

Explore the old town of Bamberg. A knowledgeable local guide will walk you down the same cobbled streets ancient medieval traders once did. There’s also time to wander through the Christmas markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Würzburg

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg.

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Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Freudenberg >Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’

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In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival.

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In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge

Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. During your free time you might wish to try some local mulled wine or hot chestnuts.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Cologne

Freechoice: Visit the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne. Or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.

Freechoice

Visit the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne. Or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Amsterdam

Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans.

Freechoice

Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Amsterdam

Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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