Spend Christmas on a luxury cruise and land tour. Highlights include a tour of the Romantic Road and a stroll through Cologne’s magical Christmas Markets.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
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: Discover Paris on a Seine river cruise. Departing from the foot of the Eiffel Tower sit back and enjoy the monuments and bridges of Paris. Dinner and musical entertainment included. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.
Paris > Amsterdam
Travel to Amsterdam to board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.
Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s Christmas Markets.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz or explore the Moselle Valley to Cochem.
Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town.
Freechoice: Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg.Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass.
Würzburg > Nuremberg
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg.
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, take a baking class, or join a walking tour of the city.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Passau > Salzburg
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, visit a local winery.
Freechoice: Tour Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfectingtheir skills during their morning exercise program. Or discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.Enrich
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Vienna > Budapest
This afternoon arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest before celebrating the arrival of the New Year.
Happy New Year.Freechoice: Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.
Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.