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15 Day Christmas Markets

15 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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  • Receive a free 200 euro per couple onboard credit. This deal is combinable with other offers. Expires March 31. Click here for eligible departures.
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Budapest
Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Vienna
Today, simply relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.
 
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Vienna
Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Or, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef with our Shop with a Chef activity.
 
Later, spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Passau > Salzburg
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Regensburg
Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
 
Choose to visit moving WWII sites or enjoy the Tastes of Nuremberg, or take a cooking class. Then relax, or visit the town’s wonderful Christmas market. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Bamberg
Explore the old town of Bamberg. A knowledgeable local guide will walk you down the same cobbled streets ancient medieval traders once did. There’s also time to wander through the Christmas markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 10 Würzburg
Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace. Alternatively take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Freudenberg >Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. During your free time you might wish to try some local mulled wine or hot chestnuts. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 13 Cologne
Visit the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne. Or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 14 Amsterdam
Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 15 Amsterdam
Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Spend 15 days on a magical river cruise exploring Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets in cities including Cologne, Rüdesheim, Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Category E cabin aboard Scenic Amber
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Prices include port and sundry charges.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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