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Jewels of Europe with Grand European

36 Day
Between Paris and Budapest
Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle
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* From price is for a 06 June 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome reception

A world of wonder awaits, so celebrate with your welcome drink at your majestic city central hotel in Paris.

Day 2
Paris
Highlights: The Palace of Versailles

This morning immerse yourself in the lavish royal history of the Palace of Versailles. Your knowledgeable local guide will then show you the wonders of Paris. Tonight, ascend the Eiffel Tower and dine at restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Paris > Vougeot
Highlights: The Mona Lisa

Let our Louvre-trained art expert guide you through the wondrous exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre Museum, before arriving at your charming accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Beaune > Bern
Highlights: Les Hospices de Beaune

Visit Beaune and Les Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. Then depart for Switzerland  for a two night stay in Bern. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Bern > Lucerne > Bern
Highlights: Swiss Alps

Journey to Lucerne, and take a scenic boat cruise across the lake to the quaint village of Vitznau. Here, join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi, the ‘queen of the mountains’.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6
Bern > Stresa
Highlights: Italian Lakes

Cross the Italian border to Stresa in the Italian Lakes region. Relax on your cruise across Lake Maggiore to the beautiful island of Isola Bella. Visit the palace and its impressive Italianate garden before continuing to Stresa for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7
Stresa
Highlights: Lake Maggiore

Beautiful Stresa, situated on Italy’s second largest lake, is one of the country’s most visited regions – your Tour Director can assist you with suggestions on how to make the most of your free time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Stresa > Monte Carlo
Highlights: French Riviera

Travel to Monaco and the beautiful seaside city of Monte Carlo for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Monte Carlo
Highlights: Nice

Visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Palace State Apartments and take in the ornate furnishings, before travelling to beautiful Nice to explore the sights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Monte Carlo > Pisa > Florence
Highlights: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Today, you’ll travel to Pisa in Italy where you’ll explore the town and see the famous leaning tower. Then, journey to Florence for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11
Florence
Highlights: Michelangelo's David

Prepare to be swept away. Your day starts at the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David. Later, you’ll see the Duomo with its spectacular exterior of marble panels, as well as architectural masterpieces such as Giotto’s Belltower and Brunelleschi’s Dome.

Savour exquisite Italian cuisine at your choice of one of three of Florence’s fine restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Florence > Rome
Highlights: Eternal city

Upon arriving in the eternal city of Rome, you’ll be guided through its historically rich attractions before checking into your hotel for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Rome
Highlights: The Vatican City

Be wonderstruck by the Vatican City, with visits to the Vatican Museum, and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Then, enter the world’s largest church, St. Peter’s Basilica, before emerging into elegant St. Peter’s Square. Continue on to the Forum and visit the mighty Colosseum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14
Rome > Venice
Highlights: City of canals

Travel to Venice and take a private launch to your Special Stay hotel, located just a stones throw away from St. Mark’s Square.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15
Venice
Highlights: Gondola ride

Discover the stunning 17th century St. Mark’s Square, including a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16
Venice > Ljubljana
Highlights: Lake Bled

Cross the Slovenian border and arrive in Bled – the wonderful Alpine town on the shores of the glacial waters of Lake Bled.

Continue to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana for your overnight stay.

Enrich

Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the stunningly beautiful island in Lake Bled.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17
Ljubljana > Salzburg
Highlights: Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Journey to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, and soak up the history and sights of this splendid Baroque city before your overnight stay at one of the citie’s lovely properties.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 18
Salzburg > Munich
Highlights: Neuschwanstein Castle

Today, leave for Germany and King Ludwig’s fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, for an included tour. Later, head to Munich for two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19
Munich
Highlights: Bavarian encounter

Explore Munich on a walking tour with your knowledgeable local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 20
Munich > Rothenburg > Heidelberg
Highlights: Romantic Road

Travel the Romantic Road towards Heidelberg and stop at the pristine medieval village of Rothenburg for a walking tour. In Heidelberg, check into your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 21
Heidelberg > Maastricht
Highlights: Charming Koblenz

Your highlights today include a stop in majestic Koblenz, which straddles the Rhine and Moselle. Take an orientation tour before continuing to Maastricht and your centrally located hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 22
Maastricht > Amsterdam
Highlights: Welcome reception

Arrive in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam and board your luxurious 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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