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8 Day Gems of the Danube 2018
(Budapest to Nuremberg)

8 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Budapest
Budapest is one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, you can choose to journey to nearby riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists, and you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Vienna
As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards majestic Vienna.

Enrich
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. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues, and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore it. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna
Today you have options galore.
 
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss and Judith. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, originally built as a palace. Explore the opulence of this grand abbey including the awe inspiring library and abbey church. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, you’ll get to take in the fine scenery at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and can expect a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. Of course, we don’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Linz > Passau
Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old City, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Regensburg
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice: Join your insightful local guide for an enjoyable walk around Regensburg where you’ll discover the old town, with its array of wealthy merchant houses, the Old Bridge and the Porta Praetoria – a reminder of Regensburg’s Roman heritage. Alternatively, hop on a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, set on the shore of the Danube River. Explore the abbey and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own with your Tailormade GPS device to the Walhalla Temple, a memorial modelled on the Parthenon in Athens and built at the request of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Nuremberg
Depart after breakfast. Nuremberg is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Explore the delights of Europe on an 8 day river cruise from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise along the Danube between Budapest and Nuremberg.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 13 Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 20 Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Amber, Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jade, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Jewel or Scenic Ruby
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • 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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