Christmas & New Year

Soak up the magic of Christmas with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Celebrate Christmas on-board and delight in Europe's glittering Christmas markets.

15 Days
Amsterdam to Budapest
From (GBP)
£ 4,695
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Budapest

Soak up the magic of Christmas

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambiance.
Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving – these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in Würzburg before celebrating Christmas on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CHAA
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Budapest

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Fly to Amsterdam, from one of up to 16 UK regional airports. You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship where your journey into wonder begins. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening's welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit the windmills of Schermerhorn & Alkmaar. Alternatively, explore the city on foot during a guided walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cologne

    Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time by strolling through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Be sure to look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rüdesheim

    Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Miltenberg > Wertheim

    Today discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg. Traverse the winding streets, see charming half-timbered houses and admire the town square as it comes to life with festive markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour this fabulously festive city.

    Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Sailing Day

    Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Nuremberg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class. Alternatively, visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Regensburg

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, known as the best preserved medieval city in Germany.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour focused on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    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

  11. Day 11 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

    Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting. This distilled fruit brandy has been an Austrian favourite for centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city Bratislava. Alternatively, learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture, or join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island.

    Enrich

    Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Budapest

    Today you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube River before arriving into Budapest where you will ring in the New Year in style. Stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship where your Cruise Director has a fun night planned, or venture into the city after dinner and celebrate with the locals at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Tour this magical city with your local guide, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ and an enchanting private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein – all Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 20 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day? – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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