Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland

Explore the best of Britannia and Europe over 36 days. Discover the charms of Ireland and Scotland before boarding your Scenic Space-Ship in Amsterdam.

36 Days
London to Budapest
From (CAD)
$ 19,385
Dates & Pricing

2019 London > Budapest

The best of Britannia and Europe

Enjoy a tour that encompasses all the culture, history and tradition that has always made the British Isles such an object of fascination to visitors the world over.
From the rugged Scottish Highlands to the serene splendour of England’s Lake District, there are few regions that have the same power to captivate and delight. Immerse yourself in England’s rich traditions, Scotland’s proud history and Ireland’s many pleasures – rolling hills, spectacular waterfalls and old crumbling ruins. 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:
London
Return City:
Budapest

36 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to London

    Start your journey with a two night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - London

    Take a guided tour of incredible London.

    Ride the iconic London Eye or visit history-rich Westminster Abbey.

    This afternoon cruise the River Thames, from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at one of London’s most historic pubs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - London > Bath

    Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your day ends in beautiful Bath, with a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bath

    Surrounded by stunning countryside, the city of Bath is teeming with impeccable Georgian architecture and historic charm. Discover Bath on a walking tour followed by a visit to the Roman Baths that were constructed in 70AD.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Bath > Waterford

    Journey through Wales, before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, where you’ll spend one night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Waterford > Killarney

    Discover Blarney Castle where you may wish to kiss the famous stone to receive the gift of the gab. Continue travelling to Killarney for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Ring of Kerry

    Today experience a journey to remember – the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

    Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting car, a traditional horse and carriage, or visit historic Muckross House.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Killarney > Athlone

    Today explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Athlone for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Athlone > Dublin

    Journey to Dublin, and spend two nights at one of Dublin’s iconic hotels. Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Dublin

    Join your local guide and discover this fascinating city.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Dublin > Chester

    Today catch the ferry to Wales, and visit Caernarfon’s majestic 13th century castle, then travel to Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities, where you’ll spend two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Chester

    Discover Chester on a guided walking tour, including a visit to Chester Cathedral.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Chester > Lake District

    Depart for Liverpool and rediscover the 60s phenomenon that was the ‘Fab Four’ at the Beatles Story Museum. Then, journey to the picturesque Lake District.

    Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, or explore the World of Beatrix Potter.

    Tonight you’ll stay in the Lake District.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Lake District > Glasgow

    Travel past the border where Hadrian’s Wall once stood and through unspoilt scenery to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation tour this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Glasgow > Inverness

    Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, then head to Inverness for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Inverness

    Discover Cawdor Castle and learn the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage.

    Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Inverness > Edinburgh

    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.

    Enjoy a guided tour of one of the most iconic castles in the region, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Edinburgh

    Take an insightful city tour, then board the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Queen and her family from 1953 to 1997. The ship has been preserved in the state it was on the Queen’s last official voyage. Later, explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year-old city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Edinburgh > York

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - York > Stratford

    Visit Chatsworth House, the backdrop of the film ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Continue to Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the birthplace of Shakespeare before checking into your elegant hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Stratford > Oxford > London

    This morning, visit Oxford for a guided walking tour before travelling on to London for your overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - London > Amsterdam

    Fly to Amsterdam and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Amsterdam

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

    Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city or walk the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. You also have the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

    Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Cologne > Marksburg

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne.

    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 red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

    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 - Rüdesheim > Würzburg

    Take in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy the passing scenery from the comfort of your suite or the panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - 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

  28. Day 28 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Nuremberg

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

    Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.

    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.

    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, cycle to the Walhalla monument, a memorial dedicated to Germany’s elite, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Passau > Salzburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

    As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

    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.

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese 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

    Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Budapest

    We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

    Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or, if you’re feeling more active, choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take a hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Budapest

    Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 35 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 74 meals – 35 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 26 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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