Christmas Markets River Cruise
15 day luxury river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
SPECIAL OFFER - book by 31st July 2014 to save £2,500 per couple!
Get into the festive spirit and visit some of the finest Christmas markets along the Rhine and Danube including Vienna's classic Christmas market and Budapest's Christmas Fair with more than 100 wooden pavillions. You'll also see the biggest Christmas tree in Rhineland and wander through Europe's largest nativity scene.
Welcome to Budapest, one of Eastern Europe’s most ancient cities. A Scenic Tours Representative will personally greet you and arrange your transfer* to your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ where you will be warmly welcomed on board by your dedicated crew.
Today choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) enjoy 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.
Tonight’s 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.
Today take an Included orientation tour of the famous sights, followed by one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice options: (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 for all departure dates). This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure, and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
Today choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk; or (2) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk.
Your Included Scenic FreeChoice today gives you a choice of two countries: (1) enjoy a visit to Salzburg; or (2) take an excursion to Cesky Krumlov.
Today you’ll be able to explore this unique town; choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital; or (2) a guided bike ride to the Walhalla Memorial.
Nuremberg is host to Germany’s most famous Christmas market dating back to 1628, and is opened each year by Christkindl. Included Scenic FreeChoice tours to choose from: (1) see the infamous WWII sites followed by a visit to the Documentation Centre; or (2) ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’: enjoy a sampling of Nuremberg’s delicious specialities such as bratwurst, beer and gingerbread.
Today enjoy the sights of the city on your Included tour. There is time at leisure to wander through the Christmas markets.
Today choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a guided walking tour of Würzburg and the magnificent Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace; or (2) 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.
Board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for an Included guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Today choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) discover Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour; or (2) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne. Then enjoy free time to explore the diverse range of markets. Cologne’s Cathedral markets are set against the imposing Cathedral itself, and are also home to the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland.
Today choose from one of the following Included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) 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.
* Please check your transfer entitlements with the UK office.