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North Sea to the Black Sea

23 Day
Between Bucharest and Amsterdam
Rhine, Danube, Main, Black Sea
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Departing 22 April 2018
North Sea to the Black Sea  - 23 day
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It’s a route that takes in the full sweep of European history, from East to West, and includes so many of Europe’s most arresting landmarks. Your luxury Scenic Space-Ship will spirit you through the Iron Gates, into Serbia. From there, cruise the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers before arriving in historic Amsterdam.
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Day 1
Highlights: Romania’s capital

Welcome to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Upon arrival check-in for your overnight stay.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Bucharest > Giurgiu
Highlights: Palace of Parliament

Travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail in the lounge.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Silistra
Highlights: Black Sea & Varna

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

Freechoice

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Russe > Nikopol
Highlights: Byzantine treasures

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Iron Gates
Highlights: Danube Gorge

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 for a cruise, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Belgrade
Highlights: Scenic Sundowners

Freechoice: Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.

Sundowners
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

Freechoice

Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Osijek
Highlights: Enrich home hosted meal

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could 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 both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity for one-on-one contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately. Enjoy.

Freechoice

Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could 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 both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity for one-on-one contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately. Enjoy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Kalocsa
Highlights: Hungarian horse show

Today you’ll get to witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Budapest
Highlights: Buda & Pest

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 10
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 11
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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
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 13
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 14
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 and then hum along to the show’s 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 and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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.

Enrich

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 21
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 22
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 23
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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