A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our city central hotels. Experience the beauty of Paris over the next three days. Stroll the historic streets and bridges and uncover the secrets of the city that hide around every corner. Perhaps wander the famous food market, Marché Raspail, on the Left Bank of the beautiful Seine River or on the Right Bank, visit the Montmartre district and walk the same streets as many of the worlds most famous artists once did.
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. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.
Freechoice Dining: Tonight, savour delicious cuisine at the Brasserie on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.
Amsterdam > Paris
Travel by high speed train to Amsterdam, where youll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, youll get to toast the journey ahead at this evenings welcome reception.
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.
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Miltenberg > Wertheim
Today discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg. Traverse the winding streets, see charming half-timbered houses and admire the town square as it comes to life with festive markets.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour this fabulously festive city.
Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.
Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Nuremberg.
Freechoice: Learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class. Alternatively, visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city.
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. This distilled fruit brandy has been an Austrian favourite for centuries.
Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.
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.
Today you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube River before arriving into Budapest where you will ring in the New Year in style. Stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship where your Cruise Director has a fun night planned, or venture into the city after dinner and celebrate with the locals at your leisure.
Freechoice: Tour this magical city with your local guide, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.
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