Day 1 Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 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 4 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 5 Miltenberg
Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Würzburg
Freechoice: Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same streets as medieval traders once did. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or take a baking class and learn how to make traditional German Gingerbread, or join a walking tour of the city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Sailing Day
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with new found friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Linz > Salzburg
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Melk > Dürnstein > Vienna
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein.
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by a 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 13 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Or, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Budapest
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 15 Budapest
After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.
Soak up the magic of Christmas with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Celebrate Christmas on-board and delight in Europe's glittering Christmas markets.
Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambience.
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 Regensburg before celebrating Christmas on board.
41 meals including 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 14 Dinners
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