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Christmas Markets River Cruise

(15 days, Budapest - Amsterdam, 2014)
All-inclusive luxury with Scenic Tours

Flexible travel arrangements to suit you

  • You have the option of flying from Heathrow with British Airways at no extra cost
  • Alternatively fly with KLM* from a choice of 15 UK airports, from only £95pp supplement
  • Prefer not to fly? Travel via Eurostar and first class rail also is available one way 
 

Europe’s newest, most luxurious ships

  • 14 nights in the most spacious ships on Europe’s waterways
  • Understated elegance and luxury amenities in all our suites
  • 84% with spacious private balcony and Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
 

An unsurpassed standard of service

  • A personal butler service for every one of our guests, irrespective of cabin grade - and yes, it’s all included
  • With our dedicated and experienced Cruise Director and the best crew-to-passenger ratio, you’ll notice the difference
 

All fabulous dining experiences included

  • 41 superb meals: including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches,1 highlight dinner and 13 dinners
  • An irresistible selection of onboard dining venues available during your cruise; the opportunity to dine at Portobellos Restaurant, the Crystal Dining Restaurant, River Café, the Riverview Terrace, and an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Royal and Junior Suite guests
  • Onshore dining experience in magnificent Marksburg Castle
 

Unlimited complimentary drinks

  • All your onboard drinks wherever, whenever - cocktails at the bar, gin and tonic on your balcony. Choose from outstanding regional and international wines, boutique beers, cocktails and spirits, freshly ground coffee and speciality loose leaf teas, plus your mini-bar is replenished every day at no extra cost**
 

Unforgettable experiences every day

  • An incredible array of spectacular experiences that range rom the grand Palais Liechtenstein to authentic village life
  • 19 Scenic FreeChoice options - flexible touring in 9 ports
  • Scenic Tailormade - numerous opportunities to explore viaa hand-held GPS device, on foot or complimentary bike
 

A brilliant programme of entertainment

  • Vibrant and colourful performances onboard
  • Fascinating guest lectures bring local culture to life
 

No hidden extras whatsoever

  • Tipping? We take care of all that. We also include port charges, transfers and airport taxes worth £850 per couple, as well as complimentary onboard WiFi
 
 

From the 22nd April 2013, KLM are introducing a fee for checking in a bag. You can check in a suitcase at a fee of EUR 15 (one way) if arranged prior to your arrival at the airport. The airport fee will be EUR 30 (one way). However, Scenic Tours has been working hard with KLM to find a solution that will mean our guests do not have to pay this additional luggage fee. By spending a couple of minutes enrolling in their frequent flyer programme ‘Flying Blue’ you can avoid paying these additional fees (and you’ll earn Miles too!) To enrol in the Flying Blue programme click here.

** All drinks included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.
 
 
LAST MINUTE SAVINGS of £2,500 per couple!
 
 
2014
Nov 24
 
WAS FROM
£3,245
 
NOW FROM
£1,995
 
SAVING
£1,250
 
Prices are per person and are based on twin share in a Category E stateroom. As this website does not display live availability, please call us to check the availability of your preferred cabin.
 
 

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Terms & Conditions: Savings valid on new bookings only made by 28th November 2014. All prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP, based on Cat. E stateroom and are subject to availability. Other cabins are at an upgraded price. Single supplement - Cat. E is approx. 50%, other cabins are approx. 100%. Please call for details. Deposit is £750 per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change. If taking a Limited Edition Offers cruise, flights from London Heathrow are included, but a supplement of £95 per person will apply if you choose to travel with KLM or Eurostar.
For full terms and conditions and all the information you need to book your holiday click here.
 
 

Christmas Markets River Cruise

15 day luxury river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

SPECIAL OFFER - book now  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.
 

Day 1: Budapest (D)
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.
Day 2: Budapest (B,L,D)
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.
Day 3: Vienna (B,L,D)
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.
Day 4: Vienna (B,L,D)
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.
Day 5: Dürnstein - Melk (B,L,D)
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.
Day 6: Aschach - Passau (B,L,D)
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.
Day 7: Regensburg (B,L,D)
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.
Day 8: Nuremberg (B,L,D)
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.
Day 9: Bamberg (FB,L,D)
Today enjoy the sights of the city on your Included tour. There is time at leisure to wander through the Christmas markets.
Day 10: Würzburg (FB,L,D)
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.
Day 11: Wertheim - European Village Life (FB,L,D)
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.
Day 12: Rüdesheim (FB,L,D)
Board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for an Included guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Day 13: Cologne - Düsseldorf (FB,L,D)
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.
Day 14: Amsterdam (FB,L,D)
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.
Day 15: Amsterdam (FB)
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.

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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.

At a glance

Duration
15 Days
From
£4,540
per person twin share
LAST MINUTE SAVINGS OF £2,500 per couple

--- PLUS ---
Save £200 per couple on
Balcony Suite upgrades
 
Dates
24 Nov 2014
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