Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer

Immerse yourself in tales old and new on a 24 day journey from Prague to Amsterdam. Learn about the history and culture of Europe's most alluring cities.

24 Days
Prague to Amsterdam
From (CAD)
$ 13,731
Dates & Pricing

2023 Prague > Amsterdam

Immerse yourself in tales old and new

Not all of Europe’s riveting history lies in the distant past. In fact, many of the most interesting aspects of its history are considerably more recent.
From the birth of modern European states in the 19th century, to the confronting realities of World War II, the recent backgrounds of these cities are as complex as they are fascinating. Discover beautiful urban centres together with Europe’s magical waterways.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EESC
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Amsterdam

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Prague, tasting locally brewed beer along the way. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery.

    Tonight, delight in a delicious Czech dinner. Lobkowicz Palace is located in the heart of the castle district and is the location for your highlight dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Prague > Dresden > Berlin

    This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to the capital, Berlin. Here you’ll be treated to a three night stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Berlin

    Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and the State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. After, a local historian will enthral you with tales of the city’s history while you enjoy coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Berlin

    Freechoice

    Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share their insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Berlin > Warsaw

    Journey to Warsaw, stopping along the way in the city of Poznan, known for its impressive architecture and history. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Warsaw

    Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

    Freechoice

    You have two vastly different but equally interesting options to choose from this afternoon. Join a Polish cooking class making delicious Pierogi, or learn more about the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Enrich

    This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Warsaw > Krakow

    Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow where you will stay for the next two nights

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Krakow

    Today’s sightseeing of this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town, and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill. This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt. Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Krakow > Budapest

    Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or, if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vienna

    While cruising, relax in the on board lounge or viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

    Enrich

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Freechoice

    Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region, to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offer spectacular views across the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerised by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, choose to join a walking tour focusing 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. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Regensburg

    There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers. 

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Nuremberg

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

    Freechoice

    Explore the city on foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Bamberg

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of the Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Alternatively, taste some of the city's regional specialities on a city walk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars, or visit the impressive estate of Schloss Weikersheim, a true Baroque and Renaissance delight. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Miltenberg

    Freechoice

    Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home-made products. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge

    Freechoice

    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 or join a local guide for a hike through the vineyards that cover the slopes of the Rhine River then relax as you make your way back to the town centre by cable car.

    This afternoon enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Cologne

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or step inside the cathedral and let your local guide marvel you with its history. Alternatively, explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour, or choose to explore Germany’s motoring heritage with a visit to Motorworld, where you will discover a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles during a guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Amsterdam

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

    Freechoice

    Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside of the city or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Amsterdam

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start 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 refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • The comfort of small group sizes on your land journey with a maximum of just 24 guests
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 3 Scenic Enrich experiences including a Chopin concert and dinner at a Polish manor house, a private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein & the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ – all Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 48 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 55 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium on board beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area on board your Scenic Space-Ship
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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