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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer 2020

24 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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: Explore an important part of Prague’s history and uncover its communist-era heritage; follow this up with a beer tasting. Alternatively, visit the impressive Sternberg Palace, which houses splendid medieval and Renaissance works of art that span five centuries, including an exceptional collection of arms and armour.

This evening, enjoy a Czech highlight 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 > Potsdam > Berlin
Today, you’ll journey to Potsdam and visit the Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. It’s an experience to relish, as our expert local historian shares his knowledge of the town and its fascinating past.

Enrich
Enjoy coffee and cake under the famous glass dome of the renovated Reichstag parliamentary building that was set on fire in 1933.

Later, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexanderplatz. Drive the famous Unter den Linden and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Berlin
Freechoice: Ride Berlin’s subway and learn the history of the city and the stories of those who risked their lives for freedom during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe. Or take a leisurely cruise on the Spree River. (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 for the next two nights. (Breakfast)

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: Marvel at the opulence of Warsaw’s Royal Castle, or visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum for an interesting insight into this part of Polish history.

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 and your hotel for the next two nights . (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 luxury 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
Admire the opulence 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 13 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided 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 a local winery and sample some of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. (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. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, 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, 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 20 Würzburg > Rüdesheim
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel. (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 take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne. (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 today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change

Tour Map
All This Included
mmerse 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.
  • 55 meals including 23 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 19 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Jade or Scenic Jasper
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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