Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Budapest
Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising. (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 the majestic city of Vienna.
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Vienna
Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or 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 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Embark on an enjoyable 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.
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 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 and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics. (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.
Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 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 11 Würzburg > Rüdesheim
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 12 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 for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.
Delight in the medieval ambience at 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Cologne
Stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Amsterdam
Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Amsterdam > London
Depart Amsterdam and transfer to the airport for your flight to London and enjoy a two night Special Stay. (Breakfast)
Day 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 Bath > Waterford
Journey through Wales, before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, where you’ll spend one night. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 20 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 Chester
Discover Chester on a guided walking tour, including a visit to Chester Cathedral. (Breakfast)
Day 27 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 28 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 29 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 30 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 31 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 32 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.
Tonight enjoy the magnificent Military Tattoo. (Breakfast)
Day 33 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 34 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 35 Stratford > Oxford > London
This morning, visit Oxford for a guided walking tour before travelling on to London for your overnight Special Stay. (Breakfast)
Day 36 London
Depart after breakfast. London is the end of your journey, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)