Day 1 Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
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 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 visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Cologne
Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s Christmas Markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz or explore the Moselle Valley to Cochem. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 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 9 Miltenberg
Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Würzburg
Freechoice: Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg.
Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Würzburg > Nuremberg
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, take a baking class, or join a walking tour of the city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Passau > Salzburg
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a local winery. (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. Or discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 17 Vienna > Budapest
This afternoon arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest before celebrating the arrival of the New Year. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 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 19 Budapest > Prague
Journey by coach to Prague for a three night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 20 Prague
Today explore Prague in all its Gothic glory.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Prague’s communist-era history, or visit beautiful Strahov Abbey.
Tonight relish a delicious Czech highlight dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 21 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 22 Prague
After breakfast, transfer to the airport, taking wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)
Celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in style on this 22 day tour and cruise from Paris to Prague. Visit Cologne, Regensburg, Vienna & Budapest.
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.
City of light
58 Tour Eiffel dinner
Czech highlight dinner
53 meals including 21 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 17 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.