Day 1 Rome
Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will show you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.
Day 2 Rome
You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 Rome > Sorrento
This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.
Feast on traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Sorrento
Freechoice: Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town. (Breakfast)
Day 5 Sorrento > Perugia
Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6 Perugia > Florence
Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.
Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.
Continue to San Gimignano for a tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 7 Florence
Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.
Freechoice Dining: Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 Florence > Pisa > Rapallo
Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 Cinque Terre
The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline. (Breakfast)
Day 10 Rapallo > Venice
Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night stay for a lifetime. (Breakfast)
Day 11 Venice
Marvel at the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco. This afternoon take a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 12 Venice > Ljubljana
Journey to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves, the most visited caves in Europe. This afternoon arrive in Ljubljana for your two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13 Ljubljana
Discover Ljubljana on a guided city tour.
Step back in time on a traditional Pletna boat cruise to a beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled. (Breakfast)
Day 14 Ljubljana > Zagreb
Travel to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb and take a guided city tour, before enjoying an overnight Special Stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 15 Zagreb > Budapest
Journey to Budapest and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 16 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 17 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.
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 18 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 19 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.
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 20 Passau > Salzburg
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 21 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 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 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.
Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 27 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 28 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 29 Amsterdam
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)