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Eastern Europe Explorer & Jewels of Europe River Cruise

(24 days, Prague - Amsterdam, 2015)
Eastern Europe Explorer Tour & Jewels of Europe River Cruise
This 24 day tour from Prague to Amsterdam includes ten days travelling through Eastern Europe and a 14 day luxury cruise exploring the continent’s beautiful waterways.

Prague
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. 

Berlin
Berlin, the cosmopolitan German capital, may have experienced some of history’s most radical changes, but today it is widely known for its knowledge, tolerance, museums, palaces, street art, architecture, and energetic approach to the arts and culture. Nearby is beautiful Potsdam, former residence of the Prussian kings.

Warsaw to Krakow
Poland is a proud country bearing both the tears and triumphs of its turbulent history. There is plenty to discover, admire and reflect on; from the historic beauty of Kraków including its 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines, to the spirit of its resilient capital, Warsaw and the legacy of Oswiecim, better known under its German name, Auschwitz.

Budapest to Amsterdam
Uncover the treasures of the grand waterways of Europe on an unforgettable river cruise along the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers, whose banks are graced by the incredible imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna and Amsterdam. A showcase of medieval castles, vistas of vine covered slopes, the breathtaking Rhine Gorge, and charming villages; this route includes the beautiful Austrian cities of Melk and Linz; the wine town of Dürnstein in the stunning Wachau Valley; historic Cologne, Würzburg on the ‘Romantic Road’; baroque Bamberg; Nuremberg, famous for its beer and bratwurst; Regensburg, the largest preserved medieval city centre in Germany; and Passau, the ‘City of Three Rivers’.

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
  • Enjoy Coffee & Cake under the famous glass dome of Berlin’s historic parliamentary building.
  • Delight in a Chopin concert in Warsaw followed by dinner
  • Visit Poland’s famed 800 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Enjoy a private evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein
  • Scenic Village Cultural Experience: interact with the locals and experience daily life in a German village, exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Step back in time on a private tour and medieval banquet dinner at Marksburg Castle

Scenic Sundowners

  • Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at your day’s end overlooking the stunning Wachau Valley†

†Scenic Sundowners is a seasonal highlight and is included from 01 April to 30 September 2015

Scenic Tailormade

• 37 options to choose from in 17 locations

Scenic FreeChoice

  • 27 included options to choose from in 17 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 56 superb meals including, 23 Breakfasts (B), 13 Lunches (L) and 20 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Discover Potsdam and explore Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam treaty was signed in 1945
  • Visit Auschwitz and the former concentration camp for a chilling reminder of the Holocaust in World War II
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folk show followed by an evening cruise along the Danube in Budapest
  • Enjoy a tasting of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer
  • Witness a spectacular on board glass blowing demonstration
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES
Day 1: Prague
Welcome to Prague! You will be met at Prague International airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Join your fellow travellers and your Tour Director this evening over a welcome drink.
Two Night Stay: Prague
Day 2: Prague (B,D)
Discover one of the truly magical cities of Europe on a walking tour with a local guide. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a guided tour of Prague’s Communist era buildings and events followed by beer tasting; or (2) enjoy a guided visit to the Lobkowicz Palace; the Palace houses medieval and Renaissance works of art, ceramics spanning five centuries and exceptional arms and armour. This evening be enthralled by a typical Czech highlight dinner at one of its former Palaces.
Day 3: Prague - Berlin (B,D)
This morning we depart Prague for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing to Germany’s capital, Berlin.
Three Night Special Stay: Berlin
Day 4: Berlin - Potsdam - Berlin (B)
This morning we journey to Potsdam, where our local expert historian shares his knowledge of the town and its history as we visit the Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. After free time in Potsdam we return back to Berlin. 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, drive ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area.
Day 5: Berlin (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe; take a ride on Berlin’s subway and learn the historic details of this notorious time in German history, such as the Berlin Wall and stories of those who risked their lives for freedom; or (2) take a cruise on the Spree River.
Day 6: Berlin - Warsaw (B,D)
This morning we are taken to the main train station for our journey to Warsaw aboard our first class rail carriage. We arrive this evening into Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINING Tonight choose to dine at one of three superb local restaurants.
Two Night Stay: Warsaw
Day 7: Warsaw (B,D)
Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II; however the historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage status. We visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide this morning; we will also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided tour of the Royal Castle; 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.
Day 8: Warsaw - Krakow (B,D)
We continue through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum, for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening we arrive in the city of Krakow.
Two Night Stay: Krakow
Day 9: Krakow (B,D)
Sightseeing in this World Heritage site includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill. SCENIC ENRICH This afternoon we visit the nearby 800 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines. See the statues of historic and mythical figures, all sculpted by miners out of rock salt. This evening we will soak up the atmosphere of a Polish folklore show with dinner.
Day 10: Krakow - Budapest (B,D)
After breakfast we depart Krakow and cross the border into Slovakia, en route to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’ and settle into your cabin. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 11: Budapest (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (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.
Day 12: Vienna (B,L,D)
As you cruise the mighty Danube perhaps relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas on board. 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 13: Vienna (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) discover Bratislava; travel to Slovakia’s capital and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city, then board a local train and travel back to Vienna along what was once known as the great Austro-Hungarian empire route; or (2) visit the world renowned Spanish Riding School for a guided tour, or to witness the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (not available all departure dates); or (3) take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (4) ‘Shop with a Chef’ join your on board chef for a guided visit to a local food market, where you will have an opportunity to shop for, and taste the best ingredients this region has to offer.
Day 14: Dürnstein - Melk (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk; or (2) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk. SCENIC SUNDOWNERS Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at your day’s end overlooking the stunning Wachau Valley (Scenic Sundowners is a seasonal highlight and is included from 01 April to 30 September 2015).
Day 15: Aschach - Passau (B,L,D)
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.
Day 16: Regensburg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided walking tour of Regensburg including an organ recital; or (2) visit Weltenburg Abbey; board a local ferry and sail through the Danube Gorge to the impressive Weltenburg Abbey. Explore the Abbey with a local guide and enjoy beer tasting at one of the oldest monastery breweries in the world.
Day 17: Nuremberg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) see the infamous 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. Back on-board, join your fellow passengers for the opportunity to experience some of the region’s finest brews, including Bamberg’s renowned Smoked Beer.
Day 18: Bamberg (B,L,D)
Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour.
Day 19: Würzburg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a guided walking tour of Würzburg including the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and a wine tasting in its underground cellars; or (2) an excursion down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.
Day 20: Wertheim - 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. 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.
Day 21: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Marksburg Castle (B,L,D)
Today in Rüdesheim board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then board a cable car up to the Niederwald Monument, for a bird’s eye view overlooking the river. SCENIC ENRICH Highlights include a medieval banquet in the 12th century Marksburg Castle. Enjoy a private tour of the castle before stepping back in time for a medieval feast.
Day 22: Cologne (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne; or (2) a walking tour of Düsseldorf. Tonight gather in the Crystal Dining Restaurant for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 23: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Today cruise into the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans.
Day 24: Amsterdam (B)

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.

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May 2015
2
02 May 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Deluxe Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom Fully Booked
25
25 May 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite AUD $18,980
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $18,380
Junior Suite AUD $16,480 - $17,080
Balcony Suite AUD $15,980 - $16,280
Outside Stateroom AUD $13,585 - $14,080
from AUD $13,585 (Outside Stateroom)
Jun 2015
15
15 Jun 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite AUD $18,980
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $17,980 - $18,380
Junior Suite AUD $16,480 - $17,080
Balcony Suite AUD $15,580 - $16,280
Outside Stateroom AUD $14,080
from AUD $14,080 (Outside Stateroom)
Jul 2015
6
06 Jul 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite AUD $18,980
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $18,380
Junior Suite AUD $16,480 - $17,080
Balcony Suite AUD $15,580 - $16,280
Outside Stateroom AUD $14,080
from AUD $14,080 (Outside Stateroom)
Aug 2015
31
31 Aug 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite AUD $16,480 - $17,080
Balcony Suite AUD $15,980 - $16,080
Outside Stateroom AUD $13,585 - $14,080
from AUD $13,585 (Outside Stateroom)
Sep 2015
19
19 Sep 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $17,980 - $18,380
Junior Suite AUD $16,480 - $17,080
Deluxe Balcony Suite AUD $16,380 - $16,880
Balcony Suite AUD $15,580 - $16,230
Outside Stateroom AUD $13,585 - $14,080
from AUD $13,585 (Outside Stateroom)
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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Duration
24 Days
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AUD $13,585
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Dates
02 May 2015
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25 May 2015
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15 Jun 2015
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06 Jul 2015
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31 Aug 2015
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19 Sep 2015
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