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Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

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Between Zurich and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube, Main
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There’s something hauntingly beautiful about Europe’s snow-scattered mountains, whether you’re venturing through picture perfect Switzerland, or traversing wild and wonderful Austria. From the gigantic and jagged Matterhorn to the arresting landscapes and plunging gorges that you’ll witness first-hand whilst travelling on Switzerland’s world-famous Glacier Express, you’ll find every aspect of your alpine adventure exhilarating. After exploring Europe’s great urban centres, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as breathing in fresh alpine air, and while there may be bigger mountains elsewhere in the world, they don’t come any more beautiful, or any more dramatic than the peaks you’ll witness here.
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* From price is for a 21 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

Welcome to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.

Day 2
Zurich > Montreux

This morning, visit the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and see the Romanesque Cathedral. Then, leave Zurich behind and journey to Gruyères en route to Montreux, where you’ll enjoy your overnight Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Montreux > Zermatt

Transfer by boat to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful of settings, to enjoy an included tour. Board a shuttle train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt, a car-free village with views of one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, the famous Matterhorn, and then check in to your hotel for your two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Zermatt

Freechoice: Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

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Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Zermatt > St. Moritz

Enjoy a spectacular rail journey aboard the Glacier Express through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in St. Moritz in the heart of the Upper Engadin lakes district. This alpine village has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions. Check in to your hotel this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
St. Moritz > Bern

End the day with a two night stay in Bern. 

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Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a fabulous opportunity to experience the local lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7
Bern > Lucerne > Bern

Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Bern > Innsbruck

Leave Switzerland bound for Austria, travelling via the tiny tax haven of Liechtenstein.

On arrival to Innsbruck, enjoy a tour of the city and visit the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over Innsbruck, then visit the incredible exhibit that is Swarovski World, before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Innsbruck > Munich

Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Later follow the Romantic Road to Munich where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.       

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Visit the Austrian town of Seefeld and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and treat yourself to the famous Austrian dessert, apple strudel.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
Munich

Explore the streets of Munich on a walking tour featuring the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.

Freechoice

Motor enthusiasts can visit BMW World and Museum, showcasing its wide collections of cars. Alternatively, discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour.           

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Munich > Salzburg

Visit the Eagle’s Nest, located in the Bavarian Alps, then continue to Salzburg in Austria where you’ll visit locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Enjoy an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Salzburg > Budapest

This afternoon you’ll arrive in Budapest, via Vienna, to board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Budapest
Highlights: Thermal Baths

Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

Freechoice

Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Vienna
Highlights: Enrich Private Viennese concert

As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna.

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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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Vienna
Highlights: Imperial treasures

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or 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. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or 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 16
Dürnstein > Melk
Highlights: Sundowners in Wachau Valley

Freechoice: Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

Freechoice

Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines.

Sundowners

As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Passau > Salzburg
Highlights: The Wonder of the Sound of Music

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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 and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.

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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 and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Regensburg
Highlights: Danube Gorge

At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Nuremberg
Highlights: WW2 history

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

Freechoice

Visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Bamberg
Highlights: Old town

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
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 22
Würzburg > Rüdesheim
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 23
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle
Highlights: Castle Medieval Castle banquet

Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.

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Delight in the medieval ambience at 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Cologne
Highlights: Cologne cathedral

Freechoice: Stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Freechoice

Stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 25
Amsterdam
Highlights: Canal cruise

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

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 26
Amsterdam
Highlights: Farewell

Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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