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 by high-speed train to Amsterdam where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, you’ll get to toast the journey ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 Amsterdam
Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.
Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Cologne > Marksburg
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.
Delight in the medieval ambience of 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. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Rüdesheim > Würzburg
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 9 Würzburg
Freechoice: 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 10 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Regensburg
From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 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 before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Vienna
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.
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. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to 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 17 Budapest
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Paris to Budapest, take in the sights of Amsterdam, Cologne and Bamberg. Enjoy Scenic Sundowners in the Wachau Valley.
From Paris to Budapest, this is a journey that begins and ends with two of Europe’s most remarkable cities, and features a string of glittering towns in between.
Travel the canals of Amsterdam, visit Cologne with its towering cathedral and timeless Vienna, spiritual home to Europe’s greatest composers. If you’re after great food, there’s more than enough in this itinerary to get you salivating, including visits to Regensburg, known for its delectable wurst, and Bamberg, equally famous for its world-class beer. And if you’re looking for more than just cuisine, rest assured – stops at Marksburg Castle, Nuremberg and Melk will provide a feast for all the senses.
City of light
58 Tour Eiffel dinner
Enrich Medieval castle banquet
Full day cruising
Enrich The Wonder of ‘The Sound of Music’
Sundowners in Wachau Valley
Enrich private Viennese concert
Hospital in the Rock Museum
45 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 15 Dinners