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Danube Christmas Markets

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Between Budapest and Nuremberg
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Step into the enchantment of Christmas and experience the charm of Europe’s magical festive markets during this special 8-day seasonal river cruise on the iconic Danube River. From Budapest to Nuremberg, encounter the continent’s finest towns and cities at this most wonderful time of year.

Begin your journey in Budapest, the illustrious Queen of the Danube. Enjoy a guided tour of the city in the company of an expert guide, and witness the famous Vörösmarty Square Christmas Fair. Alternatively, discover the town of Szentendre, one of the highlights of Pest County.

The Austrian capital of Vienna is a feast of enchantment at Christmastime, and nowhere is this festive magic more keenly felt than the Christmas Village of Belvedere Palace. Breathe in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein during a special private concert of Strauss and Mozart, an enthralling experience exclusive to Scenic Enrich.

Explore the grand Benedictine Abbey of Melk as you travel westward through the exquisite Wachau Valley towards Passau. Here, choose to explore the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov, or visit Saltsburg, an enchanting alpine town and the backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’.

Crossing the border into Germany, experience the magic of a Bavarian Christkindlmarkt in Regensburg, home to one of Europe’s most beloved festive fairs. Browse row after row of charming timber stalls as you marvel at the festive decorations and lights which festoon the market square, before treating yourself to a hand-crafted gift, steaming bowl of Christmas strudel, or traditional Bavarian bratwurst.

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Day 1
UK > Budapest
Fly from one of up to 15 UK regional airports, where you'll be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship, which will be docked in Budapest. Your cruise begins here. Settle in to your suite and get to know the ship's many amenities, before toasting to the occasion at this evening's welcome reception.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Budapest

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, you can choose to journey to nearby riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists, and you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

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Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, you can choose to journey to nearby riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists, and you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Vienna

As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards majestic Vienna.

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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. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vienna

Today you have options galore.

Later explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or “Krippenmarkt”. Nowadays, over 20 official Advent Markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

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Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the greatest collection of Austrian art, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss and Judith.

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

Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, originally built as a palace. Explore the opulence of this grand abbey including the awe inspiring library and abbey church. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Freechoice

Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, originally built as a palace. Explore the opulence of this grand abbey including the awe inspiring library and abbey church. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

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

Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old City, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’.

Freechoice

Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old City, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Regensburg

At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice

Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets at Thurn and Taxis Palace. This magical village will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg > UK
Nuremberg is the end of your cruise, depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Travel to one of up to 15 UK regional airports.
Meals included: Breakfast
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