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Jewels Of Europe With City Highlights

Jewels of Europe with City Highlights

24 days & 23 nights, Private Journey

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

Paris is an architectural wonderland without equal, and Berlin, the site of so many momentous world events, is the perfect counterpoint. A journey that takes in the marvels of both the Eiffel Tower and the Brandenburg Gate has to rank as something truly special, and those are merely the start and end points of an incredible itinerary. You can look forward to taking a closer look at European history, in its full sweeping splendor, from the French Revolution to the Cold War, as well as many of the continent's finst cultural high points - Amsterdam, Vienna and the timeless charms of Prague, and for most of the journey you'll be experiencing it in all-inclusive 5-star luxury on a scenic Space-Ship.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Paris

    You can look forward to a wonderful stay, with three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels such as the Marriott Opera Ambassador.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Paris

    Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour, or lose yourself in the wondrous exhibits of the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour with a local who will offer up a fascinating insight into this wonderful city.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar (B)
  • Day 3
    Paris

    Your Tour Director will help you plan your free day.

    Freechoice Dining: Savor delectable French cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, or dine at the world famous Lido and take in one of its unique shows.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar (B, D)
  • Day 4
    Paris - Amsterdam

    Travel to Amsterdam, where you'll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Your journey into wonder is about to begin, and that calls for a toast.

    Scenic Space-Ship - 14 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 5
    Amsterdam

    Freechoice: Cruise the city's legendary canals or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland by visiting Zaanse Schans.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Cologne - Marksburg

    Freechoice: Visit the Neanderthal museum, take a guided tour of Cologne or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.

    Enrich
    Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You'll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local red wine.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

    Immerse yourself in charming Rudesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Finally, take a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Freudenberg- Tastes of 'Oktoberfest'

    Enrich
    In Freudenberg you'll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of 'Oktoberfest', Germany's famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, bright festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It's a chance to indulge yourself and embrace local custom.

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

    Freechoice: Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, explore the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg.

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

    Discover the old town of Bamberg up close. Your knowledgeable local guide will take you down the same cobbled streets that the town's medieval traders once walked.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Nuremberg

    Freechoice: Visit moving sites from WWII, or choose the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour or a gingerbread cooking class.

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

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or board a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey.

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

    Enrich
    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 14
    Melk - Durnstein

    Freechoice: Be guided through Melk's 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or instead enjoy a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.

    Sundowners
    As the day ends, you'll be able to enjoy a drink in fine company in the Wachau Valley - a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

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

    Acquaint yourself with this elegant city by taking an enjoyable guided tour.

    Enrich
    Breathe in the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by a private Viennese concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart.

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

    Freechoice: Discover Bratislava or explore Schonbrunn 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. Alternatively, taste your way around the local market with our Shop with a Chef activity.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 17
    Budapest

    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided city tour or relax at the Thermal Baths. Alternatively, you can brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 18
    Budapest - Prague

    Journey by coach to Prague and spend three nights at one of our luxurious hotels, such as the Art Deco Imperial Hotel.

    Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar - 3 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 19
    Prague

    Today explore Prague in all its Gothic glory on a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide.

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague's communist-era history, or explore the beautiful Lobkowicz Palace. Tonight relish a delicious Czech highlight dinner.

    Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B, D)
  • Day 20
    Prague

    Enjoy the chance to explore this magnificent city at your leisure.

    Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B, D)
  • Day 21
    Prague - Berlin

    Depart Prague for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany, and then Berlin, where you'll stay three nights at our Special Stay hotel, the opulent Grand Hyatt Berlin.

    Grand Hyatt Berlin - 3 Nights (B)
  • Day 22
    Berlin

    Discover this fascinating city with an expert local guide.

    Freechoice: Enjoy an eye-opening visit to the Berlin Wall memorial or embark on a relaxing cruise on the Spree River.

    Grand Hyatt Berlin (B)
  • Day 23
    Berlin

    Today you have a free day to explore to your heart's content. Your Tour Director will be there to help you plan.

    Grand Hyatt Berlin (B, D)
  • Day 24
    Berlin

    After breakfast, depart with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    (B)
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