Day 1 Welcome to Prague
Enjoy a three night stay at one of our luxurious hotels.
Day 2 Prague
Today explore Prague in all its Gothic glory.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Prague’s communist-era history, or visit beautiful Sternberg Palace.
Tonight relish a delicious Czech highlight dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 Prague
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Prague’s rich history and architecture at your own pace. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day. (Breakfast)
Day 4 Prague > Budapest
Journey by coach to Budapest where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Budapest:
Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Vienna
Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.
Take in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program, or opt to see Vienna on a guided bike tour.
Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample its wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Bamberg
Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively, take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. After your guided tour you will have time to wander Rothenburg’s famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Würzburg > Rüdesheim
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time to maybe try mulled wine or hot chestnuts amid the festive stalls. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 Cologne
Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 17 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 Amsterdam
Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your journey, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.
Europe at Christmas transforms into a happy hive of activity as markets spring to life in every town and market square.
From charming villages to great cultural centres, you can look forward to the hum and buzz of Christmas as treats, toys, charms and trinkets of every description come out in a joyful display. In many places, the delicacies and decorations still honour age-old traditions, and you’d be forgiven for wondering whether you’ve somehow stepped back in time with the ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’.
46 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
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.