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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer 2020

24 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Prague
Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Day 2 Prague
Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s communist era history. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery, showcasing a vast array of important works from both Czech and international artists.

This evening, enjoy a delicious Czech dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Prague > Berlin
This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin, where you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Berlin
Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and the State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to imbibe the city’s thriving art scene or soak up its cafe culture. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Berlin
Freechoice: Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share their insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Berlin > Warsaw
Take a first class rail journey through Poland’s beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel, your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Warsaw
Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status.

Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

Freechoice: You have two vastly different but equally interesting options to choose from this afternoon. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more about the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Enrich
This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a manor house, followed by dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 Warsaw > Krakow
Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow where your hotel for the next two nights is on the banks of the Wisla River. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Krakow
Today’s sightseeing in this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

Enrich
This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 Krakow > Budapest
Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Nuremberg
Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 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, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about modern royal life as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and taste many of the flavours available. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 21 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 22 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 to the charming village of Zons or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 23 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 24 Amsterdam
Depart after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Immerse yourself in tales old and new on a 24 day journey from Prague to Amsterdam. Learn about the history and culture of Europe's most alluring cities.

Not all of Europe’s riveting history lies in the distant past. In fact, many of the most interesting aspects of its history are considerably more recent.

From the birth of modern European states in the 19th century, to the confronting realities of World War II, the recent backgrounds of these cities are as complex as they are fascinating. Discover beautiful urban centres together with Europe’s magical waterways.
  • 56 meals including 23 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 20 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Ruby, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Jade, or Scenic Jewel
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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