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36 Day Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland 2018
(London to Budapest)

36 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to London
Start your journey with a two night Special Stay in London.
 
Day 2 London
Take a guided tour of incredible London.
 
Ride the iconic London Eye or visit history-rich Westminster Abbey.
 
This afternoon cruise the River Thames, from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 3 London > Bath
Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your day ends in beautiful Bath, with a two night Special Stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Bath > Bristol > Bath
Discover Bath on an open top bus tour, followed by a visit to the Roman Baths. Then travel to Bristol, and visit the SS Great Britain, which spent its life transporting emigrants to America and Australia. (Breakfast)
 
Day 5 Bath > Waterford
Journey through Wales, before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, where you’ll spend one night. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Waterford > Killarney
Discover Blarney Castle and you may wish to kiss the famous stone to receive the gift of the gab, before travelling to Killarney for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Ring of Kerry
Today experience a journey to remember – the beautiful Ring of Kerry.
 
Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride, or visit the historic Muckross House. (Breakfast)
 
Day 8 Killarney > Galway
Today explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Galway for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Galway > Dublin
Journey to Dublin, and spend two nights at one of Dublin’s iconic hotels. Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 10 Dublin
Join your local guide and discover this fascinating city.
 
Tour Trinity College and access the astonishing Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse. (Breakfast)
 
Day 11 Dublin > Chester
Today catch the ferry to Wales, and visit Caernarfon’s majestic 13th century castle, then travel to Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities, where you’ll spend two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Chester
Discover Chester on a guided walking tour, including a visit to Chester Cathedral. (Breakfast)
 
Day 13 Chester > Lake District
Depart for Liverpool and rediscover the 60s phenomenon that was the ‘Fab Four’ at the Beatles Story Museum. Then, journey to the picturesque Lake District.
 
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, or explore the World of Beatrix Potter. Tonight you’ll stay overnight in the Lake District. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 14 Lake District > Loch Lomond
Travel past the border where Hadrian’s Wall once stood and through unspoilt scenery to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation tour, before arriving at majestic Loch Lomond for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 15 Loch Lomond > Inverness
Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before heading to Inverness for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner) 
 
Day 16 Inverness
Discover Cawdor Castle to discover the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage.
 
Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 17 Inverness > Edinburgh
Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.
 
This afternoon arrive in Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.
 
Enjoy a guided tour of Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, where you’ll get to enjoy a glass of champagne. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 18 Edinburgh
Take an insightful city tour, then board the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Queen and her family from 1953 to 1997. The ship has been preserved in the state it was on the Queen’s last official voyage. Later, explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year-old city. (Breakfast)
 
Day 19 Edinburgh > York
Journey to York by train for an overnight stay, to learn about the city’s Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. (Breakfast)
 
Day 20 York > Stratford
Today visit Chatsworth House, the backdrop of the film Pride and Prejudice. Continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the birthplace of Shakespeare before checking in to the elegant hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 21 Stratford > Oxford > London
This morning, visit Oxford for a guided walking tour before travelling on to London for your overnight Special Stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 22 London > Amsterdam
Today, fly to Amsterdam and board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 23 Amsterdam
Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.
 
Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
 
Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 24 Cologne > Marksburg
Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.
 
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 25 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 26 Rüdesheim > Würzburg
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 27 Würzburg
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 28 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 29 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
 
Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 30 Regensburg
From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.
 
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
 
You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 31 Passau > Salzburg
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 and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 32 Melk > Dürnstein
Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
 
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 33 Vienna
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.
 
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 34 Vienna
Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 35 Budapest
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
 
Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 36 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tour Map
All This Included
Explore the best of Britannia & Europe on a tour that encompasses culture, cuisine, history & tradition. Arrive in London & embark on a journey to Budapest.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Culinaire
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Ruby, Scenic Jasper, or Scenic Crystal
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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