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Russia, Baltic States, Eastern Europe & Jewels of Europe Cruise

(34 days, Moscow - Amsterdam, 2015)
Russia, Baltic States, Eastern Europe Tour & Jewels of Europe River Cruise
This 34 day tour includes 20 day land tour from Moscow to Prague, before enjoying a 14 night river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on board a Scenic 'Space-Ship'.

Moscow to St. Petersburg
A journey through Russia is an unforgettable contrast of the extraordinary (ballerinas, Fabergé eggs and St Basil’s Cathedral) and of controversy (the fall of the Romanovs and remnants of the Soviet era), from Moscow's reminders of its imperial and Soviet past including Red Square and the Kremlin plus its cultural icons including the famous Moscow Circus, to the beautiful and cosmopolitan St. Petersburg, a showcase of canals, baroque and neoclassical architecture, extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions.

Tallinn to Vilnius
Discover the heart of the beautiful Baltic States, including Tallinn, the medieval Estonian capital filled with cobblestone streets, manor houses, folkloric legends and ancient castles; Pärnu, Estonia’s summer capital, famous for its mud baths and spa resorts; Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, which is on the World Heritage List for its rich legacy of gothic, renaissance, baroque and classical buildings including the 14th century Trakai Island Castle; and Riga, the vibrant capital of Latvia, which boasts the baroque Rastrelli-designed Rundale Palace and Europe’s pre-eminent collection of art nouveau architecture.

Warsaw
Poland is a proud country bearing both the tears and triumphs of its turbulent history. There is plenty to discover in the resilient capital, Warsaw including the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

Berlin
Berlin, the cosmopolitan German capital, may have experienced some of history’s most radical changes, but today it is widely known for its knowledge, tolerance, museums, palaces, street art, architecture, and energetic approach to the arts and culture. Nearby is beautiful Potsdam, former residence of the Prussian kings.

Prague
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
Uncover the treasures of the grand waterways of Europe on an unforgettable river cruise along the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers, whose banks are graced by the incredible imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna and Amsterdam. A showcase of medieval castles, vistas of vine covered slopes, the breathtaking Rhine Gorge, and charming villages; this route includes the beautiful Austrian cities of Melk and Linz; the wine town of Dürnstein in the stunning Wachau Valley; 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; and Passau, the ‘City of Three Rivers’.

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

  • Enjoy an enthralling Russian folk show in St. Petersburg
  • Be entertained with an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a typical Polish Manor House
  • Enjoy Coffee & Cake under the famous glass dome of Berlin’s historic parliamentary building.
  • Enjoy a private Viennese evening concert at
    Palais Liechtenstein
  • Scenic Village Cultural Experience: interact with the locals and experience daily life in a German village, exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Step back in time on a private tour and medieval banquet dinner at Marksburg Castle

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 Tailormade

  • 37 options to choose from in 17 locations

Scenic Free Choice

  • 25 included options to choose from in 16 locations

Scenic Free Choice Dining

  • Enjoy Estonian cuisine at your choice of three superb local restaurants in Tallinn

Dining Experiences

  • 70 superb meals including, 33 Breakfasts (B), 13 Lunches (L) and 24 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Visit Moscow’s iconic St. Basils Cathedral on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folk show followed by an evening cruise along the Danube in Budapest
  • Enjoy a tasting of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer
  • Witness a spectacular on board glass blowing demonstration
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES
Day 1: Moscow (D)
You will be met at Moscow International airport by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your hotel. Meet up this evening over a welcome dinner at the hotel with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.
Three Night Stay: Moscow
Day 2: Moscow (B,D)
This morning our guided tour takes you to Red Square. This afternoon you will tour the Kremlin, seat of the former Soviet Union’s intrigue.
Day 3: Moscow (B)
Today we will take a ride on the famous Moscow metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line. Tonight we’ll attend the internationally acclaimed Old Russian Circus.
Day 4: Moscow - St. Petersburg (B,D)
Transfer to the train station and board the high-speed train to St. Petersburg.
Three Night Special Stay: St. Petersburg
Day 5: St. Petersburg (B)
Our city sightseeing tour today takes in all the great sights St. Petersburg has to offer, including a visit to the Hermitage Art Museum, formally the Winter Palace and home of the Tsars. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight we will enjoy an enthralling Russian folk show.
Day 6: St. Petersburg (B)
Today we’ll visit Tsarskoe Selo, and the majestic Catherine’s Palace. Tonight we’ll enjoy a performance of Russian Ballet at the Hermitage Theatre.
Day 7: St. Petersburg - Tallinn (B,D)
Leave Russia behind and journey to Tallinn, Estonia.
Two Night Stay: Tallinn
Day 8: Tallinn (B,D)
Our guided tour today takes in the Old Town, famous for its jumble of twisting, cobblestone streets and Gothic spires. SCENIC FREE CHOICE DINING choose to dine at one of three superb local restaurants.
Day 9: Tallinn - Parnu - Riga (B,D)
This morning we depart Tallinn for Riga in Latvia, passing through Parnu, famous for its mud baths and spa resorts. Upon arrival in Riga enjoy a guided sightseeing tour.
Overnight Stay: Riga
Day 10: Riga - Rundale - Vilnius (B,D)
This morning we leave Riga and travel to Rundale where we visit Rundale Palace. This evening we arrive in Vilnius.
Two Night Stay: Vilnius
Day 11: Vilnius (B)
Enjoy a walking tour around the Old Town, with its many famous examples of baroque architecture. In the afternoon we visit the beautiful Trakai Island Castle.
Day 12: Vilnius - Warsaw (B)
Today we travel to Poland’s capital city, Warsaw.
Two Night Stay: Warsaw
Day 13: Warsaw (B,D)
This morning explore Warsaw on a guided city tour. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the Royal Castle; or (2) visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum. SCENIC ENRICH This evening enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a Manor House, followed by dinner.
Day 14: Warsaw - Berlin (B)
Today we’ll be taken to the main train station where we board our first class carriage for a train journey across the heart of Poland to Berlin.
Three Night Special Stay: Berlin
Day 15: Berlin - Potsdam - Berlin (B,D)
This morning we journey to Potsdam, where our local expert historian shares their knowledge of the town and its history as we visit the Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. After free time in Potsdam we return back to Berlin. SCENIC ENRICHWe have arranged special entry to explore the renovated parliamentary building that was controversially set on fire in 1933. After our tour, we’ll enjoy coffee and cake whilst under the famous glass dome. This afternoon enjoy panoramic city sightseeing.
Day 16: Berlin (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe; or (2) enjoy a cruise on the Spree River.
Day 17: Berlin - Prague (B)
Journey by coach to Prague.
Three Night Stay: Prague
Day 18: Prague (B,D)
Discover Prague on a guided city tour. This evening be enthralled by a Czech highlight dinner at one of its former Palaces.
Day 19: Prague (B)
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.
Day 20: Prague - Budapest (B,D)
After breakfast we depart Prague and journey to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’ and settle into your cabin. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 21: Budapest (B,L,D)
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.
Day 22: Vienna (B,L,D)
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.
Day 23: Vienna (B,L,D)
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.
Day 24: Dürnstein - Melk (B,L,D)
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†.
Day 25: Aschach - Passau (B,L,D)
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.
Day 26: Regensburg (B,L,D)
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.
Day 27: Nuremberg (B,L,D)
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.
Day 28: Bamberg (B,L,D)
Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of the city on your guided tour.
Day 29: Würzburg (B,L,D)
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.
Day 30: Wertheim - European Village Life (B,L,D)
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.
Day 31: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Marksburg Castle (B,L,D)
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.
Day 32: Cologne (B,L,D)
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.
Day 33: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
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.
Day 34: Amsterdam (B)

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.

†Scenic Sundowners is a seasonal highlight and is included from 01 April to 30 September 2015

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Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite AUD $22,840 - $23,240
Junior Suite AUD $21,340 - $21,940
Deluxe Balcony Suite AUD $21,240 - $21,740
Balcony Suite AUD $20,440 - $21,090
Outside Stateroom AUD $18,940
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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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Duration
34 Days
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AUD $18,940
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Dates
15 Jul 2015
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