Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.
Cruise out of Amsterdam this morning bound for Germany. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Cologne
Freechoice: This afternoon 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 4 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided city tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
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 5 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge then immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim. Board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Miltenberg
Take a guided city tour and discover this Franconian town, established in the 15th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Würzburg
Freechoice: 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 8 Würzburg > Nuremberg
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 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 10 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit the Thurn and Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Passau > Salzburg
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 12 Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: 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 13 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.
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 14 Budapest
This afternoon arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest, before celebrating the arrival of the New Year. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Budapest
Happy New Year.
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 16 Budapest
Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
Breathe in the magic of Christmas on a 16 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Enjoy the Christmas markets, delicacies and decorations of Europe.
5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
3 exclusive Enrich experiences
Your choice of Freechoice activities
Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
44 meals including 15 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.