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Gems of the Danube with Bavarian Encounter 2020

13 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2 Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breath-taking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 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 the majestic city of 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 4 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s’ long tradition in wine production along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Alternatively, taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go or visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov
Freechoice: Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board for a cooking demonstration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nuremberg
Disembark in Nuremberg and transfer to a centrally located hotel, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. This afternoon join your local guide on a walking tour of this fascinating city complete with beer tasting. (Breakfast)

Day 9 Nuremberg > Munich
This morning, journey to  Munich, Bavaria’s largest city. Join your Tour Director on a orientation tour of this picturesque city before checking into your hotel for the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional German cuisine. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10 Munich
Explore Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonders of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt. (Breakfast)

Day 11 Oberammergau
Journey to the town of Oberammergau. In 1633, the residents of the town vowed that if they were spared from the bubonic plague sweeping the region, they would produce a play for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus. Today you will have the privilege of attending this epic play, performed every ten years. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12 Salzburg
This morning your journey continues to the Austrian city of Salzburg. Upon arrival, your local guide will introduce you to this charming city, famous as the birthplace of Mozart and as the setting for the acclaimed film ‘The Sound of Music’. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 13 Salzburg > Munich
This morning, transfer to Munich airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)

All This Included
On this combined river cruise and land tour from Budapest to Munich, cruise the mighty Danube River, explore Mozart’s birthplace and attend a piano concert.
  • 28 meals including 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 10 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Amber
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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