Day 1 Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Sailing Day
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Würzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Passau > Salzburg
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 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 13 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.
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 14 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 15 Budapest > Prague
After a delicious breakfast, transfer to the beautiful city of Prague where you’ll enjoy three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels, such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome drink. (Breakfast)
Day 16 Prague
Join your expert local guide to explore Prague in all its Gothic glory including the Old Town and its famous Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s communist-era history. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery, showcasing a vast array of important works from both Czech and international artists.
Tonight, relish a delicious Czech dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 17 Prague
Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan. (Breakfast)
Day 18 Prague
Depart after breakfast, taking many wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
Spend Christmas in Europe with an all-inclusive luxury cruise on the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers. Highlights include Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna & Budapest.
45 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 15 Dinners
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.