Experience the wonder of Europe at Christmas with a luxury cruiseand tour from Paris to Budapest. Visit traditional Christmas markets in Regensburg & Cologne.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay.
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour, or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre.
You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris.
Freechoice Dining: Tonight, discover Paris on a Seine river dinner cruise. Or, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.
Paris > Amsterdam
Travel by high-speed train to Amsterdam, where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit the windmills of Schermerhorn & Alkmaar. Alternatively, explore the city on foot during a guided walking tour.
Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time by strolling through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Be sure to look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.
Freechoice: Take a guided walking tour of Koblenz, or explore the picturesque Moselle Valley and Cochem. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a tasting of their fine produce.
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.
Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards 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.
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class.
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, known as the best preserved medieval city in Germany.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour focused on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.
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.
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.
Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city Bratislava. Alternatively, learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture, or join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island.
Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.
Freechoice: Tour this city of contradictory delights, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.
Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.