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North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey

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Between Istanbul and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube, Main, Black Sea
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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

Your journey into wonder begins here, with a three night stay in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul

Freechoice: Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Or relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a traditional Turkish bath.

Freechoice

Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Or relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a traditional Turkish bath.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Istanbul

This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before an afternoon at leisure.

Enrich

Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you partake in your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Istanbul > Canakkale

Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Canakkale for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Canakkale > Gallipoli

Visit the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, which is now a national park. Explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Canakkale > Nessebar

Journey from Canakkale to Bulgaria and stay two nights in Nessebar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Nessebar

Enjoy a tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Nessebar > Bucharest

See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into a centrally located hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bucharest > Giurgiu

Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Freechoice

Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Silistra

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

Freechoice

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Rousse

Freechoice: Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

Freechoice

Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Iron Gates

Relax 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. It’s a spectacular setting for a cruise and 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 13
Belgrade

Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local.

Freechoice

Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Osijek

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich
As a special 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. With great food and wonderful company, this will be a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Freechoice

Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich

As a special 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. With great food and wonderful company, this will be a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Kalocsa

Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Budapest

Today enjoy Budapest at your leisure; perhaps wander the streets of the old town for local crafts or simply relax on board.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Budapest

Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Freechoice

Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Vienna

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 Vienna.

Enrich

Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Vienna

Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Freechoice

Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Embark on a 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, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Freechoice

Embark on a 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, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Passau > Salzburg

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Regensburg

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 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. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Nuremberg

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

Freechoice

Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Bamberg

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 25
Würzburg

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 26
Würzburg > Rüdesheim

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 27
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

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.

Enrich

Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 28
Cologne

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

Freechoice

Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 29
Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Freechoice

Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 30
Amsterdam

Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

Meals included: Breakfast
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