Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Day 2 | Budapest Highlights: Thermal Baths
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.
Day 3 | 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.
Day 4 | Vienna Highlights: Schönbrunn Palace
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 (operating on selected departure dates, enquire for details). Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our Shop with a Chef option.
Day 5 | Dürnstein > Melk Highlights: Sundowners in Wachau Valley
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.
Day 6 | Passau > Salzburg Highlights: The Wonder of The Sound of Music
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.
Day 7 | 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.
Day 8 | Nuremberg Highlights: WWII history
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Day 9 | 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.
Day 10 | Würzburg Highlights: Romantic Rothenburg
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.
Day 11 | Freudenberg > Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’ Highlights: Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry.
Day 12 | Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle Highlights: 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.
Day 13 | Cologne Highlights: Cologne Cathedral
Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Day 14 | Amsterdam Highlights: Windmills and cheese
Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
Day 15 | Amsterdam > Paris Highlights: Thalys high-speed train
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Day 16 | Paris Highlights: Freechoice
Explore Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the incredible exhibits at the Louvre Museum (not operating on all departure dates, replaced with a tour of Montmartre, enquire for details). Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.
Day 17 | Paris Highlights: Lido dinner & show
You have a free day to explore to your heart’s content.
Day 18 | Paris Highlights: Farewell
After breakfast, depart Paris with a lifetime of wonderful memories.