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Christmas Wonderland with Paris 2020

18 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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  • Save $2,600 per couple on this departure. Expires December 16. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $1,600 per couple on this cruise when you book a suite on the Diamond Deck, plus receive free private roundtrip airport transfers valued at up to $450 per booking. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

Experience the beauty of Paris over the next three days. Stroll the historic streets and bridges and uncover the secrets of the city that hide around every corner. Perhaps wander the famous food market, Marché Raspail, on the Left Bank of the beautiful Seine River or on the Right Bank visit the Montmartre district and walk the same streets as many of the worlds most famous artists once did.

Day 2 Paris
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Paris
You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

Freechoice Dining: Tonight, savour delicious cuisine at the Brasserie on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Paris > Amsterdam
After breakfast, farewell Paris and transfer to Amsterdam by high speed train. Upon arrival you will be welcomed on board your Scenic Space ship by our friendly crew. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Cologne
Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland on your way. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Miltenberg
Today you have the opportunity to learn what life is like in a German village.

Freechoice: Visit the 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, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and gain an understanding of how they celebrate the Christmas period or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and toast to the festive season while sampling some of the many flavours that are on offer. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Würzburg
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour the streets of this fabulous festive city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same streets as medieval traders once did. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or take a baking class and learn how to make traditional German Gingerbread widely associated with the Christmas season, or join a walking tour of the city.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Sailing Day
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Linz > Salzburg
Enrich
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Melk > Dürnstein:
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively enjoy a Schnapps tasting at a local distillery. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour or learn about the long history of Viennese coffee culture while sipping on a delicious brew accompanied by cake.

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 17 Budapest
Freechoice: Tour this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Budapest
After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories. (Breakfast)

All This Included
Experience the wonder of Europe at Christmas with a luxury cruise from Paris to Budapest. Visit traditional Christmas markets in Regensburg & Cologne.
  • 45 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 15 Dinners

Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Crystal
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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