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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

15 days & 14 nights, Private Journey

Budapest, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Freudenberg, Rudesheim, Cologne & Amsterdam

Europe at Christmas transforms into a happy hive of activity as markets spring to life in every town and market square. From charming villages to great cultural centers, 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'.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Budapest

    Your journey into wonder begins in Budapest where you'll board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Scenic Space-Ship - 14 Nights (D)
  • Day 2
    Budapest

    Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city's Thermal Baths. Alternatively, roam the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Vienna

    Today, simply relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.
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    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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Vienna

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace. Or, visit the Spanish Riding School and either tour the stable or see 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Durnstein - Melk

    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Durnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk's Benedictine Abbey.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Salzburg - Passau

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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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Regensburg

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or visit the charming Christmas Markets.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg

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

    Freechoice: 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Wurzburg

    Freechoice: Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace. Alternatively take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Freudenberg > Tastes of 'Oktoberfest'

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    In Freudenberg you'll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of 'Oktoberfest', Germany's famously fun festival.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

    Explore charming Rudesheim, 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 13
    Cologne

    Freechoice: Visit the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne. Or, enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 14
    Amsterdam

    Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam's canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 15
    Amsterdam

    Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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