Christmas Wonderland

Soak up the magic of Christmas with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Celebrate Christmas on-board and delight in Europe's glittering Christmas markets.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Map for Christmas Wonderland


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.

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.

Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Miltenberg
Today you have the opportunity to learn what life is like in a German village. Freechoice: Visit a 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, join a Baron and Baroness and learn what it is like to be an aristocrat in the modern day as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce, alternatively, visit to a local producer for a Schnapps tasting.

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.

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.

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. 

Regensburg:
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace. Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass.

Sailing Day
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz.

Linz > Salzburg
Enrich Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place

Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively enjoy a Schnapps tasting on board.

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.

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.

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.

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