Christmas Markets 2021 Scenic River Cruise
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 centres, you can look forward to the hum and buzz of Christmas as treats, toys, charms and trinkets of every description come out in a joyful display. In many places, the delicacies and decorations still honour age-old traditions, and you’d be forgiven for wondering whether you’ve somehow stepped back in time with the ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’.
Fly to Budapest, from one of up to 16 UK airports, where you will be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. This evening, relax and raise your glass to the days ahead.
Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.
Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.
Enrich: Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour or opt to see Vienna on a bike tour.
Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.
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.
Enjoy a walking tour of this fabulous city including its well-preserved medieval centre.
Welcome to this captivating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.
Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some delicious wine.
Freechoice: Visit the local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and gain an understanding of how they celebrate the Christmas period or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and toast to the festive season while sampling some of the many flavours that are on offer. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce.
Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time and perhaps try some delicious glühwein or hot chestnuts amid the stalls.
Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.
Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch Herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport or train station for your return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.
|22 November 2021||£3,295|
- Save £1,500 per couple & free VIP chauffeur transfers
- Return flights from a selection of up to 16 UK airports with a choice of airlines
- 14 nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
- 41 superb meals: including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
- All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise
- An on-board butler service for every guest
- Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
- Breath-taking excursions hosted by local expert guides
- Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £850 per couple
- Complimentary WiFi