Welcome to Dublin. Your Scenic Tours Representative will arrange your transfer* to your centrally located hotel. Tonight join your fellow travellers and your Tour Director for a welcome drink.
Two Night Special Stay: Dublin
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the city including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a guided tour of Trinity College; or (2) tour the National Gallery.
Upon arrival in Waterford enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s oldest city. From Waterford we travel to Blarney Castle, site of the famous Blarney Stone. Our final destination today is Killarney.
Two Night Stay: Killarney
Today we experience a journey to remember – the Ring of Kerry. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a jaunting car ride – a traditional pony and trap; or (2) visit Muckross House. This evening we will visit a traditional local pub for some true Irish music and hospitality - your Tour Director will shout the first round!
We travel north upon departing Killarney and visit the Cliffs of Moher, before travelling through the Burren region, and arriving to our final destination for today, Galway.
Overnight Stay: Galway
This morning we’ll visit the 10th century built monastery of Clonmacnoise, before continuing our journey to Belfast. This afternoon we enjoy a famous Black Cab city tour.
Two Night Stay: Belfast
This morning we’ll visit the Giant’s Causeway, perhaps the most remarkable sight in Northern Ireland. SCENIC ENRICH We will visit the Bushmill’s distillery, the oldest legal whiskey distillery in the world, having been in production since 1608. On our visit to the historic complex we’ll discover some of its secrets during a private tour and tasting. Our next stop is for afternoon tea at Ballygally Castle Hotel. Suitably refreshed, we journey back to Belfast.
This morning after breakfast, your Scenic Tours Representative will transfer you to the airport for your short flight to Amsterdam. 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.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) a visit to the open-air conservation area and windmills of Zaanse Schans. Back on board, time to relax and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a guided walking tour of Düsseldorf; or (2) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne. 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.
Be sure to have your camera ready today, as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Arrive in Rüdesheim and board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before taking a cable car to the Niederwald Monument, for a bird’s eye view overlooking the river.
SCENIC ENRICH Today 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 baking a traditional German cake, or discovering private castles and family wineries.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) explore Würzburg on a guided tour including a visit to the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and private wine tasting underneath the Residenz in the Palace’s wine cellar; or (2) follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, a walled medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River.
Bursting with character and charm enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour. 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.
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.
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, set on the banks of the Danube River. Explore the Abbey with a local guide and enjoy beer tasting at one of the oldest monastery breweries in the world.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’ and birthplace of Mozart; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey; or (2) take a guided bike ride from Melk to Dürnstein. SCENIC SUNDOWNERS Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at your day’s end overlooking the stunning Wachau Valley†.
To get acquainted with this beautiful city, enjoy a guided tour of the famous 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.
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.
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.
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark your 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.†Scenic Sundowners is a seasonal highlight and is included from 01 April to 30 September 2015