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Gems of the Danube with Bavarian Highlights 2020

13 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2 Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breath-taking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Vienna
As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna.

Enrich
Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Linz > Passau
Freechoice: Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nuremberg > Munich
Transfer to Munich where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a celebratory drink. (Breakfast)

Day 9 Munich
Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonder of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.

Tonight enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional German cuisine. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 Oberammergau
Today we journey to the town of Oberammergau. In 1633 the residents of the town vowed that if they were spared from the bubonic plague sweeping the region, they would produce a play for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus. Today you will have the privilege of attending a performance of this epic play. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Salzburg
This morning, visit the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle and discover some of its fascinating back-story before continuing to Salzburg for a stay at your luxurious hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 12 Salzburg > Vienna
Today, enjoy a walking tour that includes locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Then, continue to Vienna where you will enjoy an overnight stay at your centrally located hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 13 Vienna
After breakfast, transfer to Vienna airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Map
All This Included
  • 27 meals including 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 9 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Crystal
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.



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