Your Scenic Tours Representative will arrange your transfer* to the hotel. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining: This evening, choose to dine at one of three superb local restaurants. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.
Two Night Special Stay: Rome
We begin today’s Included sightseeing at the Vatican City. See the huge wealth accumulated through the centuries during our visit to the Vatican Museums and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. The highlights here are Michelangelo’s Last Judgement and Old Testament Frescoes. We then enter the world’s largest church – St. Peter’s Basilica, and emerge into St. Peter’s Square.
This morning we venture to Pompeii, which lay buried under tonnes of ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Our Included tour enables us to appreciate the incredible level of civilisation enjoyed by the ancient Romans. We continue on to Sorrento, perched dramatically on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight we enjoy traditional Italian food at a home hosted dinner.
Two Night Special Stay: Sorrento
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities: (1) a funicular ride to Capri town for a journey around the island; or (2) a Pizza cooking class.
We journey into the green heart of Italy, viewing enchanting hillside towns, olive groves and vineyards. We stop at the medieval village of Assisi, where we take an Included walking tour. It’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum.
Overnight Stay: Perugia
SCENIC ENRICH: We visit a Tuscan farmhouse where we will be shown the cantina and learn the techniques of wine and oil production used in the area. A typical rustic lunch will feature the local produce and wines. Our Included orientation tour of San Gimignano will feature the main square, dominated by the Communal Palace and the Duomo. There is leisure time to wander the quiet streets before continuing to Florence.
Two Night Special Stay: Florence
Enjoy an Included walking tour of the city, followed by a selection of SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) an excursion to Pisa; or (2) tour of the Uffizi Gallery. This evening we enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine in one of Florence’s fine restaurants.
SCENIC ENRICH: A truly memorable day awaits as we journey to the Cinque Terre. We start from Manarola and then journey by train from Monterosso to Levatno.
Two Night Special Stay: Santa Margherita
Today our Included excursion takes us to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village and playground of the rich and famous.
Enjoy an Included walking tour of Verona. Cruise up the Grand Canal in Venice to our superbly located hotel. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant located alongside one of the city’s canals.
Two Night Special Stay: Venice
Appreciate the beauty of historic Venice during an Included walking tour of the city. SCENIC ENRICH: take a romantic gondola serenade and glide under ancient bridges amongst the breathtaking canals.
As we leave Italy behind we travel to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves. Later this afternoon we arrive in the capital Ljubljana.
Two Night Stay: Ljubljana
SCENIC ENRICH: We step back in time and take a traditional ‘Pletna’ boat to the stunningly beautiful island in Lake Bled.
This morning we travel into nearby Croatia to visit its lively capital Zagreb.
Overnight Special Stay: Zagreb
We head north and cross the Hungarian border, travelling through picturesque countryside before arriving to today’s destination, majestic Budapest. On arrival you will be personally welcomed by our friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
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.
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.