Christmas Wonderland with Paris

Experience the wonder of Europe at Christmas with a luxury cruise from Paris to Budapest. Visit traditional Christmas markets in Regensburg & Cologne.

18 Days
Paris to Budapest
From (CAD)
$ 11,405
Dates & Pricing

2020 Paris > Budapest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
CTPA
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Budapest

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

    Experience the beauty of Paris over the next three days. Stroll the historic streets and bridges and uncover the secrets of the city that hide around every corner. Perhaps wander the famous food market, Marché Raspail, on the Left Bank of the beautiful Seine River or on the Right Bank visit the Montmartre district and walk the same streets as many of the worlds most famous artists once did.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Paris

    You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

    Tonight, savour delicious cuisine at the Brasserie on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Paris > Amsterdam

    After breakfast, farewell Paris and transfer to Amsterdam by high speed train. Upon arrival you will be welcomed on board your Scenic Space ship by our friendly crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amsterdam

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland on your way.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Miltenberg

    Today you have the opportunity to learn what life is like in a German village.

    Visit the local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and gain an understanding of how they celebrate the Christmas period or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and toast to the festive season while sampling some of the many flavours that are on offer. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Würzburg

    Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour the streets of this fabulous festive city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same streets as medieval traders once did.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nuremberg

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

    Visit moving WWII sites or take a baking class and learn how to make traditional German Gingerbread widely associated with the Christmas season, or join a walking tour of the city. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Regensburg:

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sailing Day

    Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Linz > Salzburg

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Melk > Dürnstein:

    Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively enjoy a Schnapps tasting at a local distillery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vienna

    Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour or learn about the long history of Viennese coffee culture while sipping on a delicious brew accompanied by cake.

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Budapest

    Tour this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Budapest

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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