Welcome to Dublin
Start your journey in the heart of Dublin with a two night stay.
This morning your local guide will help you discover the history and charm of Ireland’s capital city. Set along the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin is awash with Georgian architechture, grand squares and historic monuments.
Freechoice: Tour Trinity College and gain access to the Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the interactive Guinness Storehouse.
Enjoy dinner tonight at a traditional Irish pub.
Dublin > Killarney
Discover Blarney Castle where legend has it, if you kiss the famous stone you will receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Then continue to Killarney for a two night stay.
Ring of Kerry
Experience the beautiful scenery of the Ring of Kerry. See where the Iveragh Mountains dramatically drop into the Atlantic Ocean, and watch as tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands come in and out of view around each twisting bend. It is often said that the landscapes vary a hundred times in 100 kilometres.
Killarney > Galway
Explore Bunratty Folk Park Museum, before driving along spectacular coastline to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in the vibrant city of Galway for your overnight stay.
Galway > Belfast
En route to Northern Ireland visit the Monastery of Clonmacnoise. Continue to Belfast for your two night stay.
Belfast is a port city with a fascinating history. Learn about its troubled past during your guided tour.
Freechoice: Discover the story of the Titanic, from its design and build to its fateful ending. Alternatively, take a ride in one of Belfast’s historic black cabs and learn about the city’s past and present.
Belfast > Loch Lomond
This morning, journey to Scotland via ferry, before continuing on to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s best known lakes. This evening, check into your hotel for a two night stay.
Today is yours to explore and discover the wild natural beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Loch Lomond > Inverness
Journey to mysterious Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the fabled monster. Then visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before continuing to Inverness for a two night stay.
Today discover Cawdor Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century and is still inhabited by the Cawdor family. This afternoon is yours to explore the heart of the Scottish Highlands at leisure.
Inverness > Aberdeen
Our first stop this morning is the Moray Motor Museum where you will view their collection of classic and vintage cars before touring the historic Glenfiddich Distillery. Here, sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland and learn the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy. Check in for your overnight stay.
Aberdeen > Edinburgh
Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.
Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel before a tour of Stirling Castle, one of the regions most iconic castles.
The city of Edinburgh is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world, with monuments, cathedrals and buildings all perfectly preserved. During a city tour, board the Royal Yacht Britannia then explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year old city.
Edinburgh > York
Journey to York by train, and learn about the city’s fascinating Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. Enjoy an overnight stay.
York > Chester
Today visit Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities. Join a guided walking tour, including a visit to it’s famous Cathedral, before arriving at your iconic hotel.
Chester > Stratford
Visit the charming town of Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare. See the most popular sights on an orientation tour, including the famous Bard’s house. Enjoy an overnight stay.
Stratford > Bath
Drive through the delightful Cotswolds region and take in the scenery as you journey towards the Roman city of Bath. On arrival, check into your hotel for your two night stay.
Discover beautiful Bath on a guided walking tour, then visit the renowned Roman Baths, constructed in 70AD.
Bath > London
Discover the mythical wonder of Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your final destination is London, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay at your historic hotel.
Today explore London and see many highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, followed by a visit to historical Westminster Abbey. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs.
London > Amsterdam
After breakfast, transfer to London airport for your included flight to Amsterdam to join your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Explore wonderful Amsterdam, with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.
Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city, or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.
Cologne > Marksburg
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons.
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local wine.
Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.
Freechoice: Meet a monk at a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products.
Freechoice: Traverse the famous Romantic Road to Rothenburg where you’ll tour the charming walled city, home to many beautiful half timbered houses. Alternatively, visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars.
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.
Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting experience.
There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, join a local guide for a cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerized by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, you may choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ including the beautiful Mirabell Gardens.
Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.
Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube.
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.
Freechoice: Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, discover Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or, those feeling more active can explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.
Today we find ourselves in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or join a local guide for a walking tour focused on the past and present of Budapest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to join a hike to Buda Hill.
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.