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Gems of the Danube

(8 days, Budapest - Nuremberg, 2014)
 

Day 1: UK - Budapest (D)
There are a number of ways to travel to Budapest. Travel with British Airways direct from London Heathrow;  fly from your choice of 15 UK airports via Amsterdam with KLM; or fly with Lufthansa indirect from Manchester or Birmingham. A Scenic Tours Representative will personally greet you and arrange transfer* to your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Budapest (B,L,D)
Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most ancient cities. Choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) discover the highlights of both Buda and Pest during a guided city tour (2) relax in the Thermal Baths and Spa (3) explore the labyrinths of Hospital in the Rock - Nuclear Bunker Museum. Later, discover Budapest, known as the Pearl of the Danube with Scenic Tailormade. Take a walk through the city and see the Opera House and museums, go shopping in the Vici Utca, Budapest’s most famous shopping street or find hidden treasures at the Grand Market Hall or the flea market.
Day 3: Vienna (B,L,D)
As you cruise the mighty Danube perhaps relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas on board. Scenic Enrich: Enjoy a glass of Austrian Sekt at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein followed by an enchanting private Viennese ballet and evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart.  The Palais, also known as the Garden Palace, reveals fascinating insights into 400 years of artistic patronage and is where the Prince of Liechtenstein showcases his privately-owned art collection.
Day 4: Vienna (B,L,D)
To get acquainted with this beautiful city, enjoy an orientation tour of the city. Today offers three Scenic FreeChoice options to choose from: (1) a fabulous guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer palace of the Habsburgs (2) take a guided excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava (3) see the world famous Lipizzaner Stallions refining and perfecting their skills during their routine morning exercise programme or enjoy a guided tour of the oldest Classical Dressage riding school in the world. (Not available on all dates).
Day 5: Dürnstein - Melk (B,L,D)
This morning your ship docks in the town of Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region, where you can choose one the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey (2) take a guided bike ride along the river, from Melk to the picturesque town of Dürnstein, where you will have the opportunity to view the truly spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley. Explore with Scenic Tailormade at your own pace with a selection of tours available in Melk and Dürnstein.
Day 6: Aschach - Passau (B,L,D)
Your included Scenic FreeChoice today gives you a choice of two countries: (1) a visit to Salzburg in Austria, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’ and birthplace of Mozart (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Ceský Krumlov. Alternatively, explore Passau or Linz at your leisure with Scenic Tailormade. Visit Linz, a small city on the Danube surrounded by green hills. Why not enjoy a piece of its famous Linzer Torte or go on the remarkable journey up the Pöstlingberg Mountain and ride the magical grotto railway?
Day 7: Regensburg (B,L,D)
Regensburg is one of Germany’s finest preserved cities. Today you’ll be able to explore this unique town, which is home to the world’s oldest sausage kitchen. Choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital (2) a guided biking tour to the Walhalla Memorial. Alternatively, explore this charming town independently with your personal Scenic Tailormade device. Tonight celebrate at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 8: Nuremberg - UK (B)
Today take an included guided tour of Nuremberg’s old town. After breakfast, transfer* to Munich Airport for your flight home. Travel with British Airways to London Heathrow; fly direct to Manchester or Birmingham with Lufthansa; or fly to your choice of 15 UK airports via Amsterdam with KLM.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
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