Welcome to Prague. You will be met at the airport by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your centrally located hotel.
Three Night Stay: Prague
This morning join your local guide on a walking tour and see the Astronomical Clock and walk across the Charles Bridge. One of the most familiar sights in Prague, the Charles Bridge was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.
Enjoy exploring this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the bank of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of architecture. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.
Today journey by coach to Nuremberg. On arrival you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’. After unpacking for the start of your 7 night voyage, join your fellow guests for a Welcome Cocktail in the lounge.
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. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome dinner this evening.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy 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) enjoy a visit to 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 the magnificent Benedictine Abbey; or (2) take a guided bicycle ride along the river, from Melk to the picturesque town of Dürnstein, where you will have an opportunity to witness some truly spectacular scenery whilst your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ glides through the awe-inspiring wine region of the Wachau Valley to meet up with you. 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 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 ENRICHHighlights 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. It reveals fascinating insights into 400 years of artistic patronage and is where the Prince of Liechtenstein showcases his privately owned art collection.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) discover the highlights of Budapest during a guided city tour, you will visit both towns of Buda and Pest, linked by the famous Chain Bridge and guarded by two lion statues on both bridgeheads, the suspension bridge offers one of the city’s most beautiful views. Enjoy seeing Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the medieval town on Castle Hill; or (2) relax and rejuvenate in the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Spa, one of the largest spa complexes in Europe; or (3) explore the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock – Nuclear Bunker Museum; discover the underground museum, dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s Farewell dinner, followed by an evening cruise along the Danube.
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.