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Paris to Prague & Christmas Markets River Cruise

(21 days, Paris - Prague, 2015)
Prague, Christmas Markets River Cruise & Paris
Spend 21 days travelling from Paris to Prague, including Vienna, Budapest and an incredible trip to Cologne to one of the most spectacular Christmas markets in Germany.

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.

Budapest to Amsterdam
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. The most famous is in Nuremberg, dating back to 1628 and world-renowned for toy making and metal work; whilst Vienna’s Christkindlemarkt is held on the square in front of the beautiful City Hall.  Coupled with Christmas festivities, this tour also uncovers the treasures of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, whose banks are graced by the incredible imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna and Amsterdam; 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; 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.

On the River Seine at the heart of the Île-de-France is the enchanting French capital, Paris. Romanticised as the ‘city of love’ and the most visited city in the world, Paris guarantees the crème de la crème in gastronomy, shopping, the arts, museums and monuments.

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

  • 48 options to choose from in 19 locations

Scenic Free Choice

  • 25 included options to choose from in 16 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 50 superb meals including, 20 Breakfasts (B), 14 Lunches (L) and 16 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Discover Cologne’s famous Christmas Markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland
  • 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
  • Enjoy free time to wander some of the most impressive Christmas markets in Europe
  • Witness a spectacular on board glass blowing demonstration
  • Enjoy a tasting of Bamberg’s famed Smoked Beer on board during your cruise
  • Discover the history of the European Union during an on board lecture
  • Be entertained by a Bavarian music group performance
  • Sail through the stunning Wachau Valley
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folk show followed by an evening cruise along the Danube in Budapest
Day 1: Paris
You will be met at Charles de Gaulle airport by your Scenic Tours Representative before transferring* to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink this evening.
Three Night Special Stay: Paris
Day 2: Paris (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a guided sightseeing tour; or (2) visit the Louvre; or (3) enjoy a walking tour with a local Parisian.
Day 3: Paris (B,D)
Enjoy your day at leisure. SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINING (1) dine at the world famous Lido including a show; or (2) dine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River.
Day 4: Paris - Amsterdam (B,D)
Today travel by train to Amsterdam where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Day 5: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans.
Day 6: Düsseldorf - Cologne (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a walking tour of Düsseldorf; or (2) a walking tour of Cologne.
Day 7: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, with its stunning vistas before boarding the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Day 8: Miltenberg - European Village Life (B,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Today you will be taken off of the beaten track as an invited guest to experience European village life just for a day – exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Day 9: Würzburg (B,L,D)
This morning cruise through Bavaria to Würzburg. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided walking tour of Würzburg; or (2) follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Rothenberg is home to the annual “Reiterlesmarkt,” the Rothenburg Christmas Market.
Day 10: Bamberg (B,L,D)
Today enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour. There is time at leisure to wander through the Christmas markets
Day 11: 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’; Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure, perhaps visiting Nuremberg’s Christmas market.
Day 12: Regensburg (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided walking tour of Regensburg including an organ recital; or (2) a guided visit to Weltenburg Abbey.
Day 13: Passau - Linz (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a visit to Salzburg; or (2) take an excursion to Cesky Krumlov.
Day 14: Melk - Dürnstein - Vienna (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey; or (2) a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.
Day 15: Vienna (B,L,D)
Take a guided tour of the famous sights including the Ringstrasse. Afterwards enjoy time at leisure. 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 16: Vienna (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (2) witness the world famous Lipizzaner Stallions refining and perfecting their skills during their routine morning exercise program, or a guided tour of the oldest Classical Dressage riding school in the world (not available all departure dates); or (3) visit a local food market with a Chef. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure, and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
Day 17: Budapest (B,L,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a guided city tour; or (2) relax in the Thermal Baths and Spa; or (3) explore the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock – Nuclear Bunker Museum.
Day 18: Budapest - Prague (B,L)
After breakfast this morning journey by coach to Prague.
Three Night Stay: Prague
Day 19: Prague (B,D)
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. This evening be enthralled by a Czech highlight dinner at one of its former Palaces.
Day 20: Prague (B)
Enjoy exploring this magnificent city at your leisure.
Day 21: Prague (B)
After breakfast this morning you will be transferred* by your Scenic Tours Representative to Prague International Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

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

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Nov 2015
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Single Balcony AUD $17,780
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $16,340 - $16,740
Junior Suite AUD $14,840 - $15,440
Deluxe Balcony Suite AUD $14,740 - $15,240
Balcony Suite AUD $13,940 - $14,590
Outside Stateroom AUD $11,945 - $12,440
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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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21 Days
AUD $11,945
per person twin share
20 Nov 2015
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