You will be met at Prague International airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel.
Two Night Stay: Prague
Enjoy an Included walking tour of Prague followed by an Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE: (1) enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s Communist era buildings and events; or (2) a visit to the Gothic-style synagogue. This evening be enthralled by a typical Czech highlight dinner.
We depart Prague for Dresden. Enjoy an Included orientation tour. We continue to Berlin.
Three Night Special Stay: Berlin
This morning travel to Potsdam, former residence of the Prussian Kings. SCENIC ENRICH: Our expert historian on Potsdam shares his knowledge of the town and its history as we visit the Cecilienhof. SCENIC ENRICH: We have arranged special entry to explore the renovated parliamentary building that was controversially set on fire in 1933. After our tour, we’ll enjoy coffee and cake whilst under the famous glass dome. This afternoon see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, Alexander Platz and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum; or (2) take a cruise on the Spree River; or (3) enjoy a guided tour of the Topography of Terror museum (Gestapo HQ); or (4) enjoy cycling at leisure.
Relax in our first class rail carriage to Warsaw. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining.
Two Night Stay: Warsaw
Visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide. We will also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes and the Chopin Memorial. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE: (1) tour the Royal Palace; or (2) visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a Manor House, followed by dinner.
We continue to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum.
Two Night Stay: Krakow
Included guided sightseeing of Krakow. SCENIC ENRICH: This afternoon we visit the nearby 800 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines. This evening we will soak up the atmosphere of a Polish folklore show with dinner.
After breakfast we cross the border into Slovakia, passing Oravsky Hrad en-route to Budapest. A warm welcome awaits on board your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
Today choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) discover the highlights of both Buda and Pest during a guided city tour; or (2) relax in the Thermal Baths and Spa; or (3) explore the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock
As you cruise the mighty Danube perhaps relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas on board. SCENIC ENRICH: 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. The Palais is also known as the Garden Palace and it reveals fascinating insights into 400 years of artistic patronage and is where the Prince of Liechtenstein showcases his privately owned art collection.
To get acquainted with this beautiful city, enjoy an Included orientation tour of the famous sights. Today offers three Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours to choose from: (1) a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (2) board a local train and travel to Bratislava along what was once known as the great Austro-Hungarian empire route; upon arrival in Bratislava enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city; or (3) a visit to the world renowned Spanish Riding School for a guided tour or witness the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (not available all departure dates).
This morning your ship docks in the town of Dürnstein. Enjoy leisure time to explore one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk; or (2) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE: (1) a visit to Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. Your Scenic Tailormade device is also available and gives you an opportunity to explore Passau at your leisure.
Regensburg is one of Germany’s finest preserved cities. Today you’ll be able to explore this unique town, home to the world’s oldest sausage kitchen. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital; or (2) a guided bicycle tour to the Walhalla Memorial. Alternatively, explore this charming town independently with Scenic Tailormade, featuring more than 25 points of interest including Thurn and Taxis Palace, the Imperial Hall and Regensburg Cathedral.
Today offers two Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours to choose from: (1) see the infamous WWII sites followed by a self-guided tour of the Documentation Centre; or (2) ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’: enjoy a delicious sampling of Nuremberg’s famous bratwurst, beer and gingerbread.
Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of Bamberg on your Included city tour. Back on board, join your fellow passengers for the opportunity to experience some of the region’s finest brews including Bamberg’s famous Smoked Beer.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a guided walking tour of Würzburg including the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and a wine tasting in its underground cellars; or (2) enjoy an excursion down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.
SCENIC ENRICH: 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. Choose from a selection of SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities, such as playing a game of Kegeln (a typical German game similar to bowling), or be welcomed into private family wineries.
Today in Rüdesheim board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Board a cable car up to the Niederwald Monument, for a bird’s eye view overlooking the river. Cruise this afternoon through the spectacular Rhine Gorge with its stunning castles and vine-covered slopes. Tonight’s SCENIC ENRICH highlights include a medieval banquet in 12th century Marksburg Castle. Enjoy a private tour of the castle before stepping back in time for a medieval feast.
Today choose one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne; or (2) a walking tour of Düsseldorf. Tonight gather in the Crystal Dining Room for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Today cruise into the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans. Alternately, explore the city at your own pace on a bicycle with Scenic Tailormade using your personal GPS device.
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the cruise. Our Scenic Tours Representative will take* you to the airport.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.