Welcome to Prague, one of the truly magical cities of Europe. 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. You will be met at the airport by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink this evening with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.
Three Night Stay: Prague
Today join your local guide on your Included sightseeing tour through the old town. Start your tour at the top of the towering Prague Castle before making your way down the cobblestone streets to see such sights as the cathedral of St Vitus. After your Included visit of the cathedral walk across the Castle courtyards to the Little Quarter over 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. Then, enjoy your afternoon at leisure before the highlight dinner tonight. This evening be enthralled by a typical Czech highlight dinner at one of its former Palaces.
Start your day by choosing one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) discover history of the controlling years of communism on a walking tour, with a visit to a traditional beer house; or (2) enjoy a visit to the Jewish Quarter and the 13th century Gothic-style Synagogue. Following your morning sightseeing you might wish to continue exploring this magnificent city at your leisure, your tour director is on hand to help plan your day; or simply relax at your luxurious centrally located hotel.
After breakfast depart Prague by luxury coach to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ and settle into your cabin. After unpacking for the start of your 14 night voyage, join your fellow guests for a Welcome Cocktail in the lounge. After dinner sit back and enjoy a Hungarian Folkloric ensemble showcasing traditional Hungarian music and dancing.
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 Hospital in the Rock - Nuclear Bunker Museum.
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) an excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava; 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 for 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.
Your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE today gives you a choice of two countries: (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. Choose from one of the following 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.
Today choose from one of the following 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: 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 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 Marksburg Castle. Set high above the banks of the Rhine, this 12th century castle is the only one in the region never to have been destroyed. 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. Choose from one of the following 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.
This morning after breakfast you will meet your Tour Director and embark on a train journey to the French capital, Paris. Arriving in your centrally located hotel you will have time to freshen up and explore Paris by night at your own leisure.
Three Night Special Stay: Paris
Today, choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) take a guided sightseeing tour of all the major sights of Paris. See the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Concorde Square and the famous Champs Elysées; or (2) visit the world’s largest museum, the Louvre, where you can see many famous art works including the Mona Lisa; or (3) enjoy a walking tour with a local Parisian.
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your free day where the city awaits with countless sights. Tonight choose to dine at one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining locations: (1) the world famous Lido including a fabulous stage show; or (2) ascend the Eiffel Tower and dine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel followed by a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine river.
After breakfast this morning in the hotel you will be transferred* by your Scenic Tours Representative to Charles De Gaulle 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.