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North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey

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Between Amsterdam and Istanbul
Rhine, Danube, Main, Black Sea
North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey  - 30 day
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Take in the full sweep of European history, from West to East, including many of Western Europe’s most arresting landmarks. Your luxury Scenic Space-Ship will spirit you into Serbia, through the Iron Gates and on to Bulgaria. From there, visit Gallipoli, where you can pay your respects before wrapping up your journey in Istanbul.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome reception

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Amsterdam
Highlights: Canal cruise

Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.

Freechoice

Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city or walk the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. You also have the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Cologne > Marksburg
Highlights: Enrich Medieval castle banquet

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne.

Enrich
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free-flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

Freechoice

Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne.

Enrich

Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free-flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Highlights: Rhine Gorge

Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Rüdesheim > Würzburg
Highlights: Full day cruising

Take in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy the passing scenery from the comfort of your suite or the panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Würzburg
Highlights: Romantic Rothenburg

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Freechoice

Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Bamberg
Highlights: Old Town

Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg
Highlights: WWII history

Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice

Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Regensburg
Highlights: Danube Gorge

There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, a memorial dedicated to Germany’s elite, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Passau > Salzburg
Highlights: Enrich The Wonder of ‘The Sound of Music’

Enrich
Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Enrich

Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Melk > Dürnstein
Highlights: Sundowners in Wachau Valley

Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

Freechoice

Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners

As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Vienna
Highlights: Enrich private Viennese concert

Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.

Enrich

Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Vienna
Highlights: Schönbrunn Palace

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Budapest
Highlights: Hospital in the Rock Museum

We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice

Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or, if you’re feeling more active, choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take a hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Budapest

Enjoy some free time to explore beautiful Budapest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Kalocsa

Today, witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Osijek

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich
As a Scenic guest, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.

Freechoice

Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich

As a Scenic guest, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Belgrade

Freechoice: Join your local guide for an in-depth discovery of Belgrade and visit Tito’s Memorial, or see Belgrade on an orientation tour before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bike ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can explore the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. You also have the option of gaining some true insights into everyday life on a walking tour with a local.

Freechoice

Join your local guide for an in-depth discovery of Belgrade and visit Tito’s Memorial, or see Belgrade on an orientation tour before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bike ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can explore the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. You also have the option of gaining some true insights into everyday life on a walking tour with a local.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Iron Gates

Relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates – a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. Not only is it a spectacular setting, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in this spectacular location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Svishtov > Rousse

Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi. Or stay on board and cruise to the town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

Freechoice

Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi. Or stay on board and cruise to the town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Silistra

Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Or tour a local village, including a visit to the primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Giurgiu > Bucharest

Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest.

Later, check-in for your stay at your centrally located hotel.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided tour of Bucharest and learn details of its communist past. Or tour the local Open Air Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Bucharest > Nessebar

Travel to the stunning Black Sea coast for a two night stay at Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 24
Nessebar

Take a guided tour of Nessebar. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore this ancient town at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 25
Nessebar > Canakkale

Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 26
Canakkale > Gallipoli

Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, now a national park, and you’ll have the chance to explore it all and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 27
Istanbul

After breakfast enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Istanbul, where you will enjoy a three night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 28
Istanbul

Freechoice: Join a cooking class or try your hand at the ancient art of writing during a calligraphy course. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a popular Turkish bath.

Freechoice

Join a cooking class or try your hand at the ancient art of writing during a calligraphy course. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a popular Turkish bath.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 29
Istanbul

This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar.

Enrich

Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you attend your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 30
Istanbul

After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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