Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland including Edinburgh Military Tattoo

36 Days
Dublin to Budapest
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$ 22,720
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2021 Dublin > Budapest

The best of Britannia and Europe

This magnificent journey encompasses all the culture, history and tradition that has made the British Isles such an object of fascination to visitors.
Immerse yourself in England’s rich traditions, Scotland’s proud history and the many pleasures of Ireland. Combine all this with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and you can look forward to a holiday that romances you with the very best that Europe and Britain have on offer.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BAIC
Duration:
36 days
Departure City:
Dublin
Return City:
Budapest

Selected Itinerary

36 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Dublin

    Start your journey in the heart of Dublin with a two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Dublin

    This morning your local guide will help you discover the history and charm of Ireland’s capital city. Set along the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin is awash with Georgian architechture, grand squares and historic monuments.

    Freechoice

    Tour Trinity College and gain access to the Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the interactive Guinness Storehouse.

    Enjoy dinner tonight at a traditional Irish pub.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Dublin > Killarney

    Discover Blarney Castle where legend has it, if you kiss the famous stone you will receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Then continue to Killarney for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ring of Kerry

    Experience the beautiful scenery of the Ring of Kerry. See where the Iveragh Mountains dramatically drop into the Atlantic Ocean, and watch as tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands come in and out of view around each twisting bend. It is often said that the landscapes vary a hundred times in 100 kilometres.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Killarney > Galway

    Explore Bunratty Folk Park Museum, before driving along spectacular coastline to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in the vibrant city of Galway for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galway > Belfast

    En route to Northern Ireland visit the Monastery of Clonmacnoise. Continue to Belfast for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Belfast

    Belfast is a port city with a fascinating history. Learn about its troubled past during your guided tour.

    Freechoice

    Discover the story of the Titanic, from its design and build to its fateful ending. Alternatively, take a ride in one of Belfast’s historic black cabs and learn about the city’s past and present.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Belfast > Loch Lomond

    This morning, journey to Scotland via ferry, before continuing on to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s best known lakes. This evening, check into your hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Loch Lomond

    Today is yours to explore and discover the wild natural beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Loch Lomond > Inverness

    Journey to mysterious Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the fabled monster. Then visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before continuing to Inverness for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Inverness

    Today discover Cawdor Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century and is still inhabited by the Cawdor family. This afternoon is yours to explore the heart of the Scottish Highlands at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Inverness > Aberdeen

    Our first stop this morning is the Moray Motor Museum where you will view their collection of classic and vintage cars before touring the historic Glenfiddich Distillery. Here, sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland and learn the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy. Check in for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Aberdeen > Edinburgh

    Enrich

    Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.

    Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel before a tour of Stirling Castle, one of the regions most iconic castles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Edinburgh

    The city of Edinburgh is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world, with monuments, cathedrals and buildings all perfectly preserved. During a city tour, board the Royal Yacht Britannia then explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year old city.

    This evening experience the majestic Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Edinburgh > York

    Journey to York by train, and learn about the city’s fascinating Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - York > Chester

    Today visit Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities. Join a guided walking tour, including a visit to it’s famous Cathedral, before arriving at your iconic hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Chester > Stratford

    Visit the charming town of Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare. See the most popular sights on an orientation tour, including the famous Bard’s house. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Stratford > Bath

    Drive through the delightful Cotswolds region and take in the scenery as you journey towards the Roman city of Bath. On arrival, check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Bath

    Discover beautiful Bath on a guided walking tour, then visit the renowned Roman Baths, constructed in 70AD.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Bath > London

    Discover the mythical wonder of Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your final destination is London, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay at your historic hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - London

    Today explore London and see many highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, followed by a visit to historical Westminster Abbey. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - London > Amsterdam

    After breakfast, transfer to London airport for your included flight to Amsterdam to join your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 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 and see the city from a different angle, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Cologne > Marksburg

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons.

    Enrich

    Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Enjoy the unrivalled views 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 spectacular views of the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Miltenberg

    Freechoice

    Meet a monk at 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

  27. Day 27 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Traverse the famous Romantic Road to Rothenburg where you’ll tour the charming walled city, home to many beautiful half timbered houses. Alternatively, visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Nuremberg

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

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - 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 Regensburg, or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, join a local guide for a cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerized by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, you may choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ including the beautiful Mirabell Gardens.

    Enrich

    Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

    Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Vienna

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

    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

  34. Day 34 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, discover Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or, those feeling more active can explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Budapest

    Today we find ourselves in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

    Freechoice

    Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or join a local guide for a walking tour focused on the past and present of Budapest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to join a hike to Buda Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The Scenic Difference
  • See the rugged beauty of the Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and learn about the city’s fascinating history
  • Enjoy the great British past time of morning tea, complete with a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’
  • Cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest on board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship
  • Be seduced by the sounds of Beethoven, Strauss and Mozart at an exclusive classical concert at Palais Liechtenstein

Truly All-inclusive highlights
  • The comfort of small group sizes on your land journey with a maximum of just 24 guests
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 39 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 71 meals – 35 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 23 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium 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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