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15 Days | Jewels of Europe
Westbound


BUDAPEST TO AMSTERDAM

Day 1 | Budapest, Hungary. 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 Tours ‘Space-Ship’ where you will be warmly invited on board by our dedicated crew. Tonight enjoy a Welcome reception with your fellow travellers. Next Fourteen Nights: Cruising.(D)

Day 2 | Budapest. Choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice 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 the Cave Hospital; or (4) take an excursion to the Skanzen Open Air Museum. (FB,L,D)

Day 3 | Vienna, Austria. 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. (FB,L,D)

Day 4 | Vienna. To get acquainted with this beautiful city, enjoy an Included tour of the famous sights including the Ringstrasse. Today offers three included Scenic FreeChoice tours to choose from: (1) a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (2) an excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava; or (3) a visit to the world renowned Spanish Riding School for a guided tour or witness the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (not available for all departure dates). (FB,L,D)

Day 5 | Dürnstein. Melk. 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 from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk; or (2) enjoy a guided walking tour of Melk village; or (3) take a picturesque bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk. (FB,L,D)

Day 6 | Linz. Passau, Germany. Your included Scenic FreeChoice today gives you a choice of three countries, all offering their own unique charm: (1) a guided tour of Passau in Germany; or (2) a visit to Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’; or (3) visit Salzburg’s Salt Mines of Hallein acclaimed for their ‘white gold’; or (4) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. (FB,L,D)

Day 7 | Regensburg. Regensburg is one of Germany’s finest preserved cities. Choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital; or (2) a walking tour of Regensburg with a visit to the golf museum; or (3) a guided bicycle tour to the Walhalla Memorial. (FB,L,D)

Day 8 | Nuremberg. Today offers three included Scenic FreeChoice tours to choose from: (1) see the infamous WWII sites followed by a self-guided tour of the Documentation Centre; or (2) ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’: enjoy a delicious sampling of Nuremberg’s famous bratwurst, beer and gingerbread; or (3) visit the Audi Museum and car production factory in Ingolstadt. (FB,L,D)

Day 9 | Bamberg. Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of Bamberg on your Included city tour. Back on board, join your fellow passengers for the opportunity to experience some of the region’s finest brews including Bamberg’s famous Smoked Beer. (FB,L,D)

Day 10 | Würzburg. Today choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a guided walking tour of Würzburg including the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and a wine tasting in its underground cellars; or (2) enjoy an excursion down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. (FB,L,D)

Day 11 | Wertheim. European Village Life.

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. Choose from a selection of Scenic FreeChoice activities, such as playing a game of Kegeln (a typical German game similar to bowling), or be welcomed into private family wineries. (FB,L,D)

Day 12 | Rüdesheim. Rhine Gorge. Marksburg Castle. Today in Rüdesheim board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Board a cable car up to the Niederwald Monument, for a bird’s eye view overlooking the river. Cruise this afternoon through the spectacular Rhine Gorge with its stunning castles and vine-covered slopes. Tonight’s SCENIC ENRICH highlights include a medieval banquet in Marksburg Castle. Set high above the banks of the Rhine, this 12th century castle is the only one in the region never to have been destroyed. Enjoy a private tour of the castle before stepping back in time for a medieval feast. (FB,L,D)

Day 13 | Cologne. Düsseldorf, Holland. Today choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne; or (2) a walking tour of Düsseldorf; or (3) a guided hike in Colognes botanical gardens. Tonight gather in the Crystal Dining Room for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. (FB,L,D)

Day 14 | Amsterdam. Today cruise into the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) a guided bicycle tour; or (3) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans. (FB,L,D)

Day 15 | Amsterdam. After breakfast this morning it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the cruise. Our Scenic Tours Representative will take you to the airport. (FB)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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