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Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

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Between Zurich and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube, Main
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Waltz across Europe on an epic 26-day journey of discovery, savouring unique cultural highlights and arresting landscapes in five countries and a string of remarkable destinations. From the exquisite wonder of the Swiss Alps, where you’ll cruise Lake Geneva and enjoy a spectacular panoramic rail journey, to the sweeping elegance of revered capitals such as Vienna, Budapest and Amsterdam – this unforgettable trip brings you the finest experiences and encounters the continent has to offer, so you’re guaranteed the immersive and enriching journey of a lifetime.

With its remarkable alpine views and distinctive architecture, Switzerland is the perfect starting point for this impressive continental tour, and you’ll get a front row seat as you cruise Lake Geneva and board the Glacier Express on a panoramic rail journey from Zermatt to St Moritz. From Switzerland, we travel to Austria, where Scenic Enrich invites you to the town of Seefeld, where you’ll enjoy a charming horse and carriage ride. Next, travel to Munich, where WWII heritage is brought to life at the poignant Dachau Concentration Camp and Hitler’s Eagle Nest, located high in the Bavarian Alps. Arriving in Budapest, enjoy the delights of the Danube, including an exclusive concert in Vienna’s prestigious Palais Liechtenstein with Scenic Enrich. Sweep northward across Austria and into Germany, where the Main and Rhine passage showcases the stunning medieval architecture of Bavaria. Towards the end of your journey, you’ll explore the charms of the Netherlands, culminating in a wonderful overnight stay in Amsterdam – the perfect end to this illustrious journey.

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Day 1

Welcome to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.

Day 2
Zurich > Montreux

This morning, visit the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and see the Romanesque Cathedral. Then, leave Zurich behind and journey to Gruyères en route to Montreux, where you’ll enjoy your overnight Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Montreux > Zermatt

Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful of settings, to enjoy an included tour. Board a cog-wheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt, a car-free village with views of one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, the famous Matterhorn. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Zermatt

Freechoice: Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

Freechoice

Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Zermatt > St. Moritz

This morning drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in St. Moritz in the heart of the Upper Engadin lakes district for your overnight stay. This alpine village has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
St. Moritz > Bern

End the day with a two night stay in Bern.

Enrich

Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a fabulous opportunity to experience the local lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Bern > Lucerne > Bern

Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog-wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Bern > Innsbruck

Leave Switzerland bound for Austria.

On arrival to Innsbruck, enjoy a tour of the city and visit the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over Innsbruck before arriving at your hotel.

Enrich

Visit the Austrian town of Seefeld and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and treat yourself to the famous Austrian dessert, apple strudel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Innsbruck > Munich

Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Later follow the Romantic Road to Munich for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
Munich

Explore the streets of Munich on a walking tour featuring the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.

Freechoice

Motor enthusiasts can visit BMW World and Museum, showcasing its wide collections of cars. Alternatively, discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Munich > Salzburg

Visit the Eagle’s Nest, located in the Bavarian Alps, then continue to Salzburg in Austria where you’ll visit locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Enjoy an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Salzburg > Budapest

Travel via Vienna to Budapest, where you board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Budapest

Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Freechoice

Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
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 Vienna.

Enrich

Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Vienna

Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Freechoice

Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of
its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Freechoice

Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of
its fine wines.

Sundowners

As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Passau > 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.

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 18
Regensburg

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

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Nuremberg

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

Freechoice

Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Würzburg

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Freechoice

Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Würzburg > Rüdesheim

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

Enrich

Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Cologne

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

Freechoice

Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 25
Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Freechoice

Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 26
Amsterdam

Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

Meals included: Breakfast
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