Jewels of Europe with City Highlights24 days & 23 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.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 1Welcome 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
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)
Your Tour Director will help you plan your free day.Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar (B, D)
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.
Day 4Paris - 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)
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 6Cologne - Marksburg
Freechoice: Visit the Neanderthal museum, take a guided tour of Cologne or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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.
Day 7Rhine 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 8Freudenberg- Tastes of 'Oktoberfest'
EnrichScenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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 13Passau - Salzburg
EnrichScenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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.
Day 14Melk - 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.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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.
Acquaint yourself with this elegant city by taking an enjoyable guided tour.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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.
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)
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 18Budapest - 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)
Today explore Prague in all its Gothic glory on a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide.Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B, D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague's communist-era history, or explore the beautiful Lobkowicz Palace. Tonight relish a delicious Czech highlight dinner.
Enjoy the chance to explore this magnificent city at your leisure.Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B, D)
Day 21Prague - 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)
Discover this fascinating city with an expert local guide.Grand Hyatt Berlin (B)
Freechoice: Enjoy an eye-opening visit to the Berlin Wall memorial or embark on a relaxing cruise on the Spree River.
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)
After breakfast, depart with a lifetime of wonderful memories.(B)