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Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland

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Between London and Budapest
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From the rugged Scottish Highlands to the serene splendour of England’s Lake District, there are few regions that have the same power to captivate and delight. Immerse yourself in England’s rich traditions, Scotland’s proud history and Ireland’s many pleasures – rolling hills, spectacular waterfalls and old crumbling ruins. Combine all this with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, and you can look forward to a holiday that romances you with the very best that Europe and Britain have on offer.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome reception

Start your journey with a two night Special Stay in London.

Day 2
London
Highlights: Traditional pub dinner

Take a guided tour of incredible London.

Freechoice

Ride the iconic London Eye or visit history-rich Westminster Abbey.

Enrich

This afternoon cruise the River Thames, from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
London > Bath
Highlights: Salisbury and Stonehenge

Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your day ends in beautiful Bath, with a two night Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Bath > Bristol > Bath
Highlights: SS Great Britain

Discover Bath on an open top bus tour, followed by a visit to the Roman Baths. Then travel to Bristol, and visit the SS Great Britain, which spent its life transporting emigrants to America and Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Bath > Waterford
Highlights: Mystical Wales

Journey through Wales, before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, where you’ll spend one night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Waterford > Killarney
Highlights: Blarney Castle

Discover Blarney Castle and you may wish to kiss the famous stone to receive the gift of the gab, before travelling to Killarney for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Ring of Kerry
Highlights: Ring of Kerry

Today experience a journey to remember – the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

Freechoice

Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride, or visit the historic Muckross House.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Killarney > Galway
Highlights: Cliffs of Moher

Today explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Galway for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Galway > Dublin
Highlights: Irish dancing and dining

Journey to Dublin, and spend two nights at one of Dublin’s iconic hotels. Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Dublin
Highlights: Guinness experience

Join your local guide and discover this fascinating city.

Freechoice

Tour Trinity College and access the astonishing Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11
Dublin > Chester
Highlights: Chester Cathedral

Today catch the ferry to Wales, and visit Caernarfon’s majestic 13th century castle, then travel to Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities, where you’ll spend two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Chester
Highlights: Victorian architecture

Discover Chester on a guided walking tour, including a visit to Chester Cathedral.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Chester > Lake District
Highlights: The Beatles story

Depart for Liverpool and rediscover the 60s phenomenon that was the ‘Fab Four’ at the Beatles Story Museum. Then, journey to the picturesque Lake District.

Freechoice

Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, or explore the World of Beatrix Potter. Tonight you’ll stay overnight in the Lake District.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14
Lake District > Loch Lomond
Highlights: Pristine natural beauty

Travel past the border where Hadrian’s Wall once stood and through unspoilt scenery to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation tour, before arriving at majestic Loch Lomond for your overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Loch Lomond > Inverness
Highlights: Scottish Highlands

Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before heading to Inverness for a two night stay. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16
Inverness
Highlights: Glenfiddich distillery

Discover Cawdor Castle to discover the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage.

Enrich

Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17
Inverness > Edinburgh
Highlights: Falconry display

This afternoon arrive in Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.

Enrich

Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.

Enrich

Enjoy a guided tour of Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, where you’ll get to enjoy a glass of champagne.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Edinburgh
Highlights: Royal Yacht Britannia

Take an insightful city tour, then board the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Queen and her family from 1953 to 1997. The ship has been preserved in the state it was on the Queen’s last official voyage. Later, explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year-old city.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19
Edinburgh > York
Highlights: Viking heritage

Journey to York by train for an overnight stay, to learn about the city’s Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 20
York > Stratford
Highlights: William Shakespeare

Today visit Chatsworth House, the backdrop of the film Pride and Prejudice. Continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the birthplace of Shakespeare before checking in to the elegant hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 21
Stratford > Oxford > London
Highlights: Famous university town

This morning, visit Oxford for a guided walking tour before travelling on to London for your overnight Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 22
London > Amsterdam
Highlights: Welcome reception

Today, fly to Amsterdam and board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 23
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 walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.

Freechoice

Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Cologne > Marksburg
Highlights: Medieval castle banquet

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

Enrich
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 quantities of 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. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

Enrich

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 quantities of 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 25
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 (seasonal, enquire for details) to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 26
Rüdesheim > Würzburg
Highlights: Full day cruising

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. 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 27
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 28
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 29
Nuremberg
Highlights: WWII history

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

Freechoice

Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 30
Regensburg
Highlights: Danube Gorge

From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

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 oldest monastic breweries in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 31
Passau > Salzburg
Highlights: The Wonder of 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 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

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 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 32
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 – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. 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 – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners

As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. 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 33
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 34
Vienna
Highlights: Schönbrunn Palace

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or 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 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 35
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 this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 36
Budapest
Highlights: Farewell

Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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