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 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: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city or walk the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. You also have the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle 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 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, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne.
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and 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
Take in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy the passing scenery from the comfort of your suite or the panorama lounge and bar. 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
Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Regensburg
There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.
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 world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, a memorial dedicated to Germany’s elite, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Passau > Salzburg
Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ 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. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. 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 visit 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 Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or, if you’re feeling more active, choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take a hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 Budapest > Prague
Journey by coach to Prague, and spend three nights at one of the city hotels. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 19 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 20 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 21 Prague > Berlin
Depart Prague for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany, and then Berlin, where you’ll stay three nights at our Special Stay hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 22 Berlin
Discover this fascinating city with an expert local guide.
Freechoice: Enjoy an eye-opening visit to the Berlin Wall memorial or embark on a relaxing cruise on the Spree River. (Breakfast)
Day 23 Berlin
Enjoy a free day to explore to your heart’s content. Your Tour Director will be there to help you plan. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 24 Berlin
After breakfast, depart with a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Discover ancient and modern on a 24 day journey from Paris to Berlin. Marvel at the Eiffel Tower & the Brandenburg Gate on a luxury tour through Europe.
Paris is an architectural wonderland without equal, and Berlin, the site of so many momentous world events, is the perfect counterpoint.
A journey that takes in the marvels of both the Eiffel Tower and the Brandenburg Gate has to rank as something truly special, and those are merely the start and end points of an incredible itinerary. You can look forward to taking a closer look at European history, in its full sweeping splendour, from the French Revolution to the Cold War, as well as many of the continent’s finest cultural high points – Amsterdam, Vienna and the timeless charms of Prague. For most of the journey, you’ll be experiencing it in all-inclusive 5-star luxury on a Scenic Space-Ship.
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
Czech highlight dinner
East meets West
54 meals including 23 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 17 Dinners