Welcome to Budapest, one of Eastern Europe's most ancient cites. A Scenic Tours Representative will personally greet you and arrange your transfer* to your luxury Scenic 'Space-Ship'. On board be warmly welcomed by your dedicated crew. After unpacking for the start of your 7 night voyage, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Cocktail in the lounge.
Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most ancient cities. Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (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 Hospital in the Rock - Nuclear Bunker Museum.
As you cruise the mighty Danube perhaps relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas on board. 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. The Palais is also known as the Garden Palace and it reveals fascinating insights into 400 years of artistic patronage and is where the Prince of Liechtenstein showcases his privately owned art collection.
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 for 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.
This morning your ship docks in the town of Dürnstein. Enjoy leisure time to explore one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Today choose one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk; or (2) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to 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).
Your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE today gives you a choice of two countries: (1) enjoy a visit to Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’ and birthplace of Mozart; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov.
Regensburg is one of Germany’s finest preserved cities. Today you’ll be able to explore this unique town. Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital; or (2) visit Weltenburg Abbey; board a local ferry and sail through the Danube Gorge to the impressive Weltenburg Abbey, set on the banks of the Danube River. Explore the Abbey with a local guide and enjoy beer tasting at one of the oldest monastery breweries in the world.
* Please check your transfer entitlements with the UK office.