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Christmas & New Year River Cruise and Prague

(19 days, Amsterdam - Prague, 2015)
Christmas & New Year River Cruise & Prague
This 19 day tour celebrates the festive season on Europe’s waterways, exploring Christmas markets plus Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and Budapest, plus three days in Prague.

Amsterdam to Budapest
Europe’s famed Christmas street markets run across the four weeks of Advent, with the most the most spectacular held in Cologne, boasting puppet theatres, toy stalls, fairytales and Santa’s grotto. Celebrating Christmas in the magical city of Vienna, this tour also uncovers the treasures of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, whose banks are also graced by the incredible imperial cities of Amsterdam and Budapest; Würzburg on the ‘Romantic Road’; baroque Bamberg; Nuremberg, famous for its beer and bratwurst; Regensburg, the largest preserved medieval city centre in Germany; Passau, the ‘City of Three Rivers’; the beautiful Austrian cities of Melk and Linz; and the wine town of Dürnstein in the stunning Wachau Valley.

A major cultural centre, the Czech capital, Prague is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Built on nine hills along the Vltava River, Prague is a showcase of extraordinary architectural diversity whose history began with the founding of Prague Castle in the 9th century. Today its extensive historic centre is World Heritage-listed and its is one of the most beautiful cities in the world in which to ring in the new year.

All-inclusive luxury

Scenic ‘Space-Ship’
Ultimate Inclusions

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday^
  • Private butler service for all guests
  • Scenic Riverview – interactive on board commentary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Electronically assisted Bicycles
  • Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
  • Six dining venues, including River Café and Table La Rive
  • Return airport transfers

^conditions apply

Scenic Enrich

  • Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences
  • Scenic Village Cultural Experience: interact with the locals and experience daily life in a German village, exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Enjoy a private Viennese evening concert at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein

Scenic Tailormade

  • 43 options to choose from in 19 locations

Scenic Free Choice

  • 23 included options to choose from in 19 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 49 superb meals including, 18 Breakfasts (B), 15 Lunches (L) and 16 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge past the famous Lorelei Rock
  • In Rüdesheim board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Witness a spectacular on board glass blowing demonstration
  • Guided sightseeing in Bamberg, one of Europe’s best preserved towns
  • Be entertained by a Bavarian music group performance
  • Visit Melk one of the world’s most famous monastic sites
  • Sail through the stunning Wachau Valley
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Enjoy a once in a life experience of sailing through the waterways of Europe during Christmas season – a truly magical time of year
  • See the lights of Budapest as we take a special evening cruise on the Danube
Day 1: Amsterdam (D)
Welcome to Amsterdam. A Scenic Tours Representative will transfer* you to your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
Day 2: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) excursion to Zaanse Schans. Alternately, explore the city on a bicycle with Scenic Tailormade.
Day 3: Düsseldorf - Cologne (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a walking tour of Düsseldorf; or (2) a walking tour of Cologne. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps visit Cologne’s Cathedral markets.
Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, and admire its stunning vistas before boarding the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim.
Day 5: Miltenberg - European Village Life (B,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICHToday you will be taken off the beaten track as an invited guest to experience European village life just for a day – exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Day 6: Würzburg (B,L,D)
This morning cruise through Bavaria to Würzburg. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a guided walking tour of Würzburg; or (2) follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.
Day 7: Bamberg (B,L,D)
Today enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour. There is time at leisure this afternoon to wander through the Christmas markets on Maxplatz Square.
Day 8: Nuremberg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) see the WWII sites followed by a visit to the Documentation Centre; or (2) ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’; enjoy a delicious sampling of Nuremberg’s famous bratwurst, beer and gingerbread.
Day 9: Regensburg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a guided walking tour of Regensburg including an organ recital; or (2) a guided visit to Weltenburg Abbey.
Day 10: Passau - Linz (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit Salzburg; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.
Day 11: Linz (B,L,D)
Merry Christmas! Enjoy a free day to celebrate with new found friends on board your cruise as we sail towards Melk.
Day 12: Melk - Dürnstein - Vienna (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) discover Melk’s Benedictine Abbey; or (2) take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.
Day 13: Vienna (B,L,D)
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous city sights including the Ringstrasse. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight’s highlights include a glass of Austrian Sekt at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein, followed by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 14: Vienna (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (2) travel to Slovakia’s capital Bratislava and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city, then board a local train and travel back to Vienna; or (3) a visit to the Spanish Riding School for a guided tour, or to witness the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (not available all departure dates); or (4) visit a local food market with a Chef.
Day 15: Budapest (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided city tour; or (2) relax in the Thermal Baths and Spa; or (3) visit the Hospital in the Rock.
Day 16: Budapest - Prague (B,L)
After breakfast journey by coach to Prague.
Three Night Stay: Prague
Day 17: Prague (B)
Today join your local guide on your sightseeing tour through the old town. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) discover the history of the years of communism on a walking tour, followed by a visit to a traditional beer house; or (2) take a guided visit to the Lobkowicz Palace.
Day 18: Prague (B,D)
Happy New Year! Spend a leisurely day in this breath taking city. Tonight be enthralled by a Czech highlight dinner and entertainment.
Day 19: Prague (B)
After breakfast this morning you will be transferred* to the airport.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Dec 2015
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Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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19 Days
AUD $10,145
per person twin share
15 Dec 2015
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