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Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland 2020

34 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Dublin
Start your journey with two nights at an historic hotel in Dublin.

Day 2 Dublin
Join your local guide and discover this fascinating city.

Freechoice: Tour Trinity College and access the Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse.

Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Dublin > Killarney
Discover Blarney Castle before continuing to Killarney for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Ring of Kerry
Today experience a journey to remember – the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

Freechoice: Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting car, a traditional horse and carriage, or visit historic Muckross House. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Killarney > Galway
Explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Galway for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Galway
The city of Galway is lively and full of colour. Today explore the city during a guided tour. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Galway > Belfast
En-route to Northern Ireland visit the Monastery of Clonmacnoise. Walk among the ruins and learn the history of this spectacular site. This afternoon arrive in Belfast for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 Belfast
Belfast is a port city with a fascinating history. Learn about its troubled past during your guided tour.

Freechoice: Discover the story of the Titanic, from its design and build to its fateful ending or ride in one of Belfast’s historic Black cabs and learn further about the cities past and present. (Breakfast)

Day 9 Belfast > Loch Lomond
This morning journey to Scotland via ferry before continuing on to Loch Lomond, renowned for its splendid natural beauty. Enjoy an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 Loch Lomond > Inverness
Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, then head to Inverness for a stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Inverness
Discover Cawdor Castle and learn the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage.

Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland. (Breakfast)

Day 12 Inverness > Edinburgh
Enrich
Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel for the next two nights.

This evening enjoy a guided tour of one of the regions most iconic castles, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 13 Edinburgh
During a city tour board the Royal Yacht Britannia and explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year-old city. (Breakfast)

Day 14 Edinburgh > York
Journey to York by train to learn about the city’s Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. Overnight stay in York. (Breakfast)

Day 15 York > Chester
Today visit Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities.

Join a guided walking tour, including a visit to it’s famous Cathedral, before arriving at your iconic hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 16 Chester > Bath
En-route to the Roman city of Bath visit Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare. See the most popular sights of the town including the famous Bard’s house. (Breakfast)

Day 17 Bath
Discover Bath on a walking tour then visit the Roman Baths, constructed in 70AD. (Breakfast)

Day 18 Bath > London
Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your final destination today is London, where you will enjoy a two night stay at your historic hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 19 London
Take a guided tour of incredible London.

Freechoice: Ride the iconic London Eye or visit history-rich Westminster Abbey.

This evening enjoy a delicious farewell dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 20 London > Amsterdam
Fly to Amsterdam and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 21 Amsterdam
Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 22 Cologne > Marksburg
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

Enrich
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 23 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 24 Rüdesheim > Würzburg
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 25 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 26 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 27 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 28 Regensburg
From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 29 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 and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 30 Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – 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, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 31 Vienna
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.

Enrich
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting 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 32 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 33 Budapest
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 34 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)

Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.

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All This Included
Immerse yourself in England's rich traditions, Scotland's proud history & Ireland's many pleasures, combined with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.
  • Farewell
  • 69 meals including 33 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 23 Dinners

Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Jade, Scenic Opal 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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