Christmas & New Year Wonderland 2022 Scenic River Cruise

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambiance.
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 Würzburg before celebrating Christmas on board.

Scenic 2022 River Cruises
Christmas Markets

Itinerary

Fly to Amsterdam, from one of up to 16 UK regional airports. You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship where your journey into wonder begins. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening's welcome reception.

Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit the windmills of Schermerhorn & Alkmaar. Alternatively, explore the city 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 by strolling through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Be sure to look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Today discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg. Traverse the winding streets, see charming half-timbered houses and admire the town square as it comes to life with festive markets.

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour this fabulously festive city.

Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Nuremberg.

Learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class. Alternatively, visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city.

Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, known as the best preserved medieval city in Germany.

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour focused on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

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.

Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting. This distilled fruit brandy has been an Austrian favourite for centuries.

Enrich: Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.

Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city Bratislava. Alternatively, learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture, or join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island.

Today you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube River before arriving into Budapest where you will ring in the New Year in style. Stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship where your Cruise Director has a fun night planned, or venture into the city after dinner and celebrate with the locals at your leisure.

Freechoice: Tour this magical city with your local guide, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
21 December 2022 £4,595
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What's Included

  • Save up to £2,000 per couple, free VIP chauffeur transfers & free deposit protection
  • 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