Enjoy the delights of Christmas with a 21 day cruise from Prague to Paris. Visit the Christmas markets and savour the atmosphere, traditions & delicacies.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to Prague
Enjoy a three night stay at one of our luxurious hotels.
Today explore Prague in all its Gothic glory.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Prague’s communist-era history, or visit beautiful Sternberg Palace.
Tonight relish a delicious Czech highlight dinner.
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Prague’s rich history and architecture at your own pace. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.
Prague > Budapest
Journey by coach to Budapest where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.
Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.
Take in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program, or opt to see Vienna on a guided bike tour.
Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.
Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample its wines.
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.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.
Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively, take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. After your guided tour you will have time to wander Rothenburg’s famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century.
Würzburg > Rüdesheim
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time to maybe try mulled wine or hot chestnuts amid the festive stalls.
Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.
Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.
Amsterdam > Paris
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at a luxurious city hotel.
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.
You have a free day so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.
Freechoice Dining: Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.
Depart Paris after breakfast.