Welcome to Rome! A Scenic Tours Representative will arrange transfer* to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour. (Please schedule flights to arrive before midday).
Two Night Special Stay: Rome
We begin today’s city sightseeing at The Vatican City, where we will enter the world’s largest church - St. Peter’s Basilica before emerging into St. Peters Square, before emerging into St. Peters Square. We continue to the Forum and follow in the footsteps of the ancients to the mighty Colosseum, opened in 80AD.
This morning venture to Pompeii and enjoy a guided tour, before continuing to Sorrento. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight enjoy traditional Italian food at a home hosted dinner.
Two Night Stay: Sorrento
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a funicular ride to Capri town; or (2) take part in a Pizza cooking class.
First stop today is at the medieval village of Assisi, home town of St. Francis, where we enjoy a walking tour including a visit to the Basilica of San Francesco. It’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum - the Duomo and the Palazzo dei Priori.
Overnight Stay: Perugia
Today we drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where we will enjoy a guided city tour. SCENIC ENRICH Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and learn the techniques of wine and oil production used in the area. A typical rustic lunch will feature the local produce and wines. We continue to San Gimignano and enjoy a city orientation tour. Our final destination today is Florence.
Two Night Stay: Florence
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take an excursion to Pisa; or (2) a tour of the Uffizi Gallery. SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINING choose to dine at one of three superb local restaurants.
A truly memorable day awaits as we journey to the Cinque Terre. We then continue Santa Margherita in the heart of the Italian Riviera.
Two Night Special Stay: Santa Margherita
This morning we board our boat for a breath-taking cruise along the Ligurian coastline. Our excursion continues on to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village and playground of the rich and famous.
Our first stop today is Verona, where we take a guided walking tour seeing Juliet’s balcony and the Piazza Bra. We then continue to Venice – the most unique city in the world!
Two Night Special Stay: Venice
Appreciate the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour including a visit to the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace. SCENIC ENRICH Take a romantic gondola serenade and glide under ancient bridges amongst the breath-taking canals.
Today we travel to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves. This afternoon we arrive in 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
Journey by coach to Budapest where you will board your luxurious Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
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.
As you cruise the mighty Danube perhaps relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas on board. 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) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk; or (2) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk. 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) a visit to Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.
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. 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) 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. 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.
Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a guided walking tour of Würzburg including the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and a wine tasting in its underground cellars; or (2) an excursion down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.
SCENIC ENRICHToday 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. Then board a cable car up to the Niederwald Monument, for a bird’s eye view overlooking the river. 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.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne; or (2) a walking tour of Düsseldorf. Tonight gather in the Crystal Dining Restaurant for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Today cruise into the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) take a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans.
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.