Christmas & New Year Wonderland 2021 Scenic River Cruise
Soak up the magic of Christmas! Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambience.
Santa Clause, 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 Rüdesheim before celebrating Christmas on board.
Fly to Amsterdam from one of up to 16 UK airports. If you'd prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar no-fly option at no extra cost and travel Standard Premier Class from St. Pancras International to Brussells and onto Amsterdam in First Class? You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-ship. This evening, raise your glass to a fabulous cruise at this evening's welcome reception.
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot during a guided walking tour.
Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland on your way.
Freechoice Take a guided walking tour of Koblenz, or explore the Moselle Valley and Cochem, a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a tasting of their fine produce.
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.
Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Würzburg.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour the streets of this fabulously festive city.
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same streets as medieval traders once did.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, take a baking class and learn how to make traditional German Gingerbread widely associated with the Christmas season, or join a walking tour of the city.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Enrich: Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place.
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively enjoy a Schnapps tasting.
Tonight celebrate in style as you ring in the New Year in the fabulously fun city of Vienna.
Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city of Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island, a popular recreational spot on the Danube, or learn about the long history of Viennese coffee culture while sipping on a delicious brew accompanied by cake.
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.
Freechoice: Tour this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.
After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports.
|20 December 2021||£4,395|
- 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