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Christmas Markets

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Departure 20 November 2019 | Christmas Markets

Destinations

  • Budapest
  • Budapest:
  • Vienna
  • Dürnstein
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Würzburg
  • Rüdesheim
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam

Christmas Markets

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From charming villages to great cultural centres, you can look forward to the hum and buzz of Christmas, as treats and toys, charms and trinkets of every description come out in a joyful display. This is a tradition that has changed very little across the centuries. In many places, the delicacies and decorations still take a very traditional form, and you’d be forgiven for wondering whether you’ve somehow stepped back in time with the ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’.

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — Budapest
King Saint Stephen's sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

King Saint Stephen's sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2 — Budapest:

Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.

Day 3 — Vienna
Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.

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Take in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Day 4 — Vienna
Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program, or opt to see Vienna on a guided bike tour.

Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.

Day 5 — Dürnstein > Melk
Durnstein

Durnstein

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample its wines.

Day 6 — Passau > Salzburg
View of Passau, Bavaria, Germany

View of Passau, Bavaria, Germany

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Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

Day 7 — Regensburg

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Day 8 — Nuremberg
Nuremberg Castle, Nuremburg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle, Nuremburg, Germany

Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.

Day 9 — Bamberg
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg, Germany

Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.

Day 10 — Würzburg
Wurzburg, view with vineyards and castle

Wurzburg, view with vineyards and castle

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively, take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. After your guided tour you will have time to wander Rothenburg’s famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century.

Day 11 — Würzburg > Rüdesheim
Wurzburg, view with vineyards and castle

Wurzburg, view with vineyards and castle

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Day 12 — Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Rudesheim am Rhine, Germany

Rudesheim am Rhine, Germany

Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time to maybe try mulled wine or hot chestnuts amid the festive stalls.

Day 13 — Cologne
Cologne

Cologne

Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.

Day 14 — Amsterdam
Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.

Day 15 — Amsterdam > UK
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of 15 UK regional airports.

Sailing on Scenic Crystal

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Included as standard...

  • 1 year complimentary Priority Pass membership
  • Complimentary airport lounge access *
  • Welcome Home Gift

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