Christmas Wonderland with Paris

18 Days
Paris to Budapest
From (CAD)
$ 11,250
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2022 Paris > Budapest

Soak up the magic of Christmas

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambiance.
Your journey begins with a three night stay in Paris then commence your luxury cruise in Amsterdam. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving, carol singing - the traditions of the festive season have been woven into European culture over centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in Rüdesheim before celebrating Christmas on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CTPA
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Budapest

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Paris

    A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Freechoice

    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.

    Freechoice Dining

    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

    Travel by high-speed train to Amsterdam, where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam or visit the windmills of Schermerhorn & Alkmaar. Alternatively, explore the city on foot during a guided walking tour.

    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 by strolling through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Be sure to look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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 discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg on a walking tour. Traverse the winding cobblestone streets, see charming half-timbered houses, some dating as far back as the 13th century, admire and revel in the fairytale town square as it comes to life with festive Christmas markets.

    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 fabulously festive city.

    Tonight you may wish to partake in a Midnight Mass at a local church.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sailing Day

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Regensburg

    Join your local guide for a walking tour of Regensburg, a town dating back to the Stone Age. You will see many of its most famous and important sights such as the stone bridge, the Church of St James and its famous cathedral.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour focused on sights from the classic movie ‘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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

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

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vienna > Budapest

    Today you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube River before arriving into Budapest where you will ring in the New Year in style. Stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship where your Cruise Director has a fun night planned or venture into the city centre and celebrate with the locals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Budapest

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Budapest

    Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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