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: Imperial treasures
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.
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. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines.
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: WW2 history
Welcome to this fascinating 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. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.
Day 11 | 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.
Day 12 | 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.
Day 13 | Cologne Highlights: Cologne cathedral
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.
Day 14 | Amsterdam Highlights: Canal cruise
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:
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Day 16 | Paris Highlights:
Explore Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the incredible exhibits at the Louvre museum. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.
Day 17 | Paris Highlights:
You have a free day so explore to your heart’s content.
Day 18 | Paris Highlights:
After breakfast, depart Paris with a lifetime of wonderful memories.