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Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

16 days & 15 nights, Private Journey

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

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of gluhwein and roasted chestnuts provide a unique and distinctly fragrant ambience. Of course, Christmas has a distinctly European flavor all over the world, so it's hardly surprising that you'll experience a little more of that magic when you're actually in Europe, where festive traditions hark all the way back to pre-Roman times. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving - these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you'll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in a European village.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Amsterdam

    Your journey into wonder begins in Amsterdam when you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Scenic Space-Ship - 15 Nights (D)
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam

    Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

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

    Freechoice: Explore the unique Neanderthal Museum or discover Cologne. Alternatively enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

    Immerse yourself in historic Rudesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    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 6
    Wurzburg

    Freechoice: Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace or follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.

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

    Walk in the footsteps of the town's medieval traders as an expert local guide gives you an insider tour of Bamberg. There is also time to wander through the Christmas markets and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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

    Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or choose something lighter - the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour, with its delicious local fare. Or perhaps take a cooking class. Later, relax and explore the city's wonderful Christmas market.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Regensburg

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or visit the charming Christmas markets.

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

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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 11
    Melk - Durnstein

    Freechoice: Be guided through Melk's Benedictine Abbey or cycle from Melk to Durnstein. Tonight perhaps attend Durnstein's beautiful Christmas Mass.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    Durnstein - Vienna

    Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Vienna.

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

    Discover this elegant city on an enjoyable guided tour.

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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 14
    Vienna

    Freechoice: Tour Schonbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or join our Shop with a Chef activity.

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

    Freechoice: Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, roam the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 16
    Budapest

    Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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