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North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey

Embark on the ultimate luxury European river cruise, starting in Amsterdam, and taking a long and intriguing journey all the way to the beautiful Black Sea.
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Between Amsterdam and Istanbul

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Day 1 | Highlights:

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.


Day 2 | Amsterdam Highlights:

Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.


Day 3 | Cologne > Marksburg Highlights:

Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship.


Day 4 | Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim Highlights:

Enjoy the unrivalled views and fresh air of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument, for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.


Day 5 | Freudenberg > Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’ Highlights:

In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. 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 6 | Würzburg Highlights:

Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – such 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 7 | Bamberg Highlights:

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 did.


Day 8 | Nuremberg Highlights:

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


Day 9 | Regensburg Highlights:

Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey.


Day 10 | Passau > Salzburg Highlights:

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.


Day 11 | Melk > Dürnstein Highlights:

Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, for the more active embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.


Day 12 | Vienna Highlights:

Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.


Day 13 | Vienna Highlights:

Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or why not taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour with your on board chef.


Day 14 | Budapest Highlights:

Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.


Day 15 | Budapest Highlights:

Enjoy some free time to explore beautiful Budapest.


Day 16 | Kalocsa Highlights:

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


Day 17 | Osijek Highlights:

Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or try your hand at fishing in a local village stream. Or, if you’re the more active type, you could opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.


Day 18 | Belgrade Highlights:

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.


Day 19 | Iron Gates Highlights:

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.


Day 20 | Svishtov > Rousse Highlights:

Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively stay on board and enjoy the trip towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.


Day 21 | Silistra Highlights:

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.


Day 22 | Giurgiu > Bucharest Highlights:

Disembark your ship and travel to Bucharest.


Day 23 | Bucharest > Nessebar Highlights:

Travel to the stunning Black Sea coast for a two night stay at the opulent hotel in Nessebar.


Day 24 | Nessebar Highlights:

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.


Day 25 | Nessebar > Canakkale Highlights:

Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey and enjoy a two night stay.


Day 26 | Canakkale > Gallipoli Highlights:

Today travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the allied forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, and you’ll have the chance to explore it all and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.


Day 27 | Istanbul Highlights:

After breakfast enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Istanbul, where you can look forward to a three night stay.


Day 28 | Istanbul Highlights:

Try your hand at a cooking class, or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.


Day 29 | Istanbul Highlights:

This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar.


Day 30 | Istanbul Highlights:

After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

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