Jewels of Europe with Italian Serenade

Follow in the footsteps of the greats & discover the delights of Europe's finest destinations on an all-encompassing 29 day journey from Rome to Amsterdam.

29 Days
Rome to Amsterdam
From (CAD)
$ 17,825
Dates & Pricing

2019 Rome > Amsterdam

In the footsteps of the greats

Just like this extraordinary itinerary, the story of modern Western civilisation begins in Rome, Europe’s grandest metropolis.
Discover the world of the ancients, see the story of the Middle Ages unfold, and enter into the profound world of the Renaissance. From Florence to Portofino, from Ljubljana to Zagreb you can look forward to a bevy of beautiful towns, with art and architecture to match. And of course it doesn’t end there. Once you board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship in beautiful Budapest, you’ll begin a very different type of journey, down some of Europe’s most majestic waterways, exploring its most inspiring locations.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ITEC
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Rome
Return City:
Amsterdam

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rome

    Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will show you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.

  2. Day 2 - Rome

    You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rome > Sorrento

    This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.

    Feast on traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sorrento

    Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sorrento > Perugia

    Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

    Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Continue to San Gimignano for a tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Florence > Pisa > Rapallo

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cinque Terre

    The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Rapallo > Venice

    Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night stay for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Venice

    Marvel at the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco then take a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Venice > Ljubljana

    Journey to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves, the most visited caves in Europe. This afternoon arrive in Ljubljana for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ljubljana

    Discover Ljubljana on a guided city tour.

    Step back in time on a traditional Pletna boat cruise to a beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Ljubljana > Zagreb

    Travel to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb and take a guided city tour, before enjoying an overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Zagreb > Budapest

    Journey to Budapest and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vienna

    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 Vienna.

    Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Vienna

    Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Embark on a 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.

    As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Passau > Salzburg

    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

  21. Day 21 - Regensburg

    Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Nuremberg

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

    Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Bamberg

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Würzburg

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Würzburg > Rüdesheim

    Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

    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.

    Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Cologne

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Amsterdam

    Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Amsterdam

    Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 31 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 64 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 22 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director and Tour Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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