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Christmas Wonderland with Paris 2021

18 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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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 during a guided walking tour. (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 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided walking tour of Koblenz, or explore the Moselle Valley and Cochem, a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a tasting of their fine produce. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Rüdesheim
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.  Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Sailing Day
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Würzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 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 fabulously festive city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 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 12 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, 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 13 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Passau > 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.

Tonight celebrate in style as you ring in the New Year in the fabulously fun city of Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city of Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island, a popular recreational spot on the Danube, 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. (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)

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Tour Map
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 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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