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Jewels of Europe with Paris
(Budapest to Amsterdam)

18 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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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.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: 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 Vienna.

Enrich
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle Burg Aggstein and learn about its impressive history while enjoying the views over the Danube.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Passau > Salzburg
Enrich
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Or you could cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Nuremberg
Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Miltenberg
Today is your opportunity to meet the locals of this quaint German town.

Freechoice: Visit a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, join a Baron and Baroness and learn what it is like to be an aristocrat in the modern day, or opt to visit a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce, or you can enjoy a visit to a local producer for a Schnapps tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle
Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

Enrich
Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Cologne
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral or learn of the city’s strong Jewish history. Alternatively, cycle around the picturesque city of Cologne or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Amsterdam > Paris
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious hotels.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Paris
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Paris
You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

Freechoice Dining: Discover Paris on a Seine river dinner cruise. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 Paris
After breakfast, farewell Paris, taking the many wonderful memories you have made with you.

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Map
All This Included
Starting in beautiful Budapest, enjoy an all-inclusive luxury river cruise before ending with 3 nights in Paris. Visit Vienna, Regensburg and Bamberg.

From Hungary's capital city, Budapest to Paris, Europe's 'city of light', this is a journey that begins and ends with two of Europe's most beautiful cities, and features a string of glittering towns in between.

Travel the canals of Amsterdam, where meandering waterways bypass buildings that haven’t changed since Holland’s great voyages of discovery centuries ago. 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. End with three nights in Paris, at one of our luxurious hotels.
  • 45 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 15 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Ruby, Scenic Crystal, Scenic Opal, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Jade, or Scenic Pearl
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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