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Christmas Wonderland with Paris 2018

19 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels in Paris.

Day 2 Paris
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Paris
You have a free day so follow your own heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.

Freechoice Dining: Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Paris > Amsterdam
Travel to Amsterdam to board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Cologne
Freechoice: Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic Space Ship and enjoy a taste experience lecture. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Miltenberg
Take a guided city tour and discover this Franconian town, established in the 15th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Würzburg
Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or explore Würzburg on a guided city tour. Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Würzburg > Nuremberg
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, or choose something lighter – take a gingerbread baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit the Thurn and Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Passau > Salzburg
Enrich
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Melk > Dürnstein
Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Vienna
Discover this elegant city on an enjoyable guided tour.

Enrich
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 16 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Enjoy your afternoon on board or explore Vienna at your leisure, before celebrating the arrival of the New Year. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Vienna > Budapest
Happy New Year. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Budapest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Budapest
Freechoice: Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Budapest
Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Enjoy the festive season & visit the Christmas markets where the aroma of glühwein & roasted chestnuts provide a uniquely traditional Christmas experience.

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a unique and distinctly fragrant ambience.

Of course, Christmas has a distinctly European flavour all over the world, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ll experience a little more of that magic when you’re actually in Europe, where festive traditions hark all the way back to pre-Roman times. 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 a European town, and bring in the New Year in Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in the world at any time of year.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities and dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • City of light
  • ‘Secret Louvre’ experience
  • 58 Tour Eiffel dinner
  • 48 meals including 18 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 16 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Opal
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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