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Christmas Markets

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Between Budapest and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube, Main
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From charming villages to great cultural centres, you can look forward to the hum and buzz of Christmas, as treats and toys, charms and trinkets of every description come out in a joyful display. This is a tradition that has changed very little across the centuries. In many places, the delicacies and decorations still take a very traditional form, and you’d be forgiven for wondering whether you’ve somehow stepped back in time with the ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’.
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* From price is for a 20 November 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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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 and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.

Freechoice

Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Vienna

Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.

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Take in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vienna

Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program, or opt to see Vienna on a guided bike tour.

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. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample its wines.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample its wines.

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.

Enrich

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 at Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg

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

Freechoice

Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bamberg

Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Würzburg

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively, take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. After your guided tour you will have time to wander Rothenburg’s famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century.

Freechoice

Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively, take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. After your guided tour you will have time to wander Rothenburg’s famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Würzburg > Rüdesheim

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

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

Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time to maybe try mulled wine or hot chestnuts amid the festive stalls.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Cologne

Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Amsterdam

Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.

Freechoice

Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Amsterdam > UK

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of 15 UK regional airports.

Meals included: Breakfast
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