Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating and compact city of picturesque canals. A Scenic Tours Representative will personally greet you and arrange a transfer* to your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’ where you will be warmly welcomed on board by our dedicated crew. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
This morning choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a sightseeing canal cruise; or (2) an excursion to the windmills of Zaanse Schans. Alternately, explore the city at your own pace on a bicycle with Scenic Tailormade using your personal GPS device. Back on board, relax and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Today cruise into Germany to historic Düsseldorf. Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) discover Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour; or (2) enjoy a walking tour of Cologne. Tonight’s SCENIC ENRICH highlights include a private medieval banquet in Marksburg Castle. Set high above the banks of the Rhine this 12th century castle is the only one in this region never to have been destroyed. Enjoy a private tour of the castle before stepping back in time for a medieval feast.
Be sure to have your camera ready today as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, with its stunning vistas of castles perched above steep vine-covered slopes. We arrive at Rüdesheim and board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini train for an Included guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before taking a cable car to the Niederwald Monument.
SCENIC ENRICH: Today you will be taken off the beaten track as an invited guest to experience European Village life just for a day – exclusive to Scenic Tours. Choose from a selection of SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities, from baking a traditional German cake to discovering private castles and family wineries.
Today choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a guided walking tour of Würzburg including the Prince Bishop’s Residenz Palace and a wine tasting in its underground cellars; or (2) enjoy an excursion down the Romantic Road to Rothenburg.
Relax on board this morning as we sail towards Bamberg. Bursting with character and charm, enjoy the sights of the city on your Included tour. Back on board, experience some of the region’s finest brews including Bamberg’s renowned Smoked Beer.
Today choose from one of the Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) see the infamous WWII sites followed by a visit to the Documentation Centre; or (2) ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’: enjoy a delicious sampling of Nuremberg’s famous bratwurst, beer and gingerbread.
Regensburg is one of Germany’s finest preserved cities. Today you’ll be able to explore this unique town, which is home to the world’s oldest sausage kitchen. Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) a guided walking tour including an organ recital; or (2) a guided bicycle tour to the Walhalla Memorial. Alternatively, explore this charming town independently with Scenic Tailormade, with more than 25 points of interest including Thurn and Taxis Palace, the Imperial Hall and Regensburg Cathedral.
Welcome to Passau, a beautiful baroque city that lies on the corner between Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. Your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours give you a choice of two countries: (1) visit Salzburg, setting for ‘The Sound of Music’ and birthplace of Mozart; or (2) take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. Your Scenic Tailormade device is also available and gives you an opportunity to explore Passau at your leisure.
This morning your ship docks in Melk, famous for its baroque Benedictine monastery. Here you can choose from one the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey; or (2) take a guided bike ride from Melk to Dürnstein.
To get acquainted with this beautiful city, enjoy an Included tour of the famous sights including the Ringstrasse. This afternoon explore Vienna at your own leisure. SCENIC ENRICH: Highlights include a glass of Austrian Sekt at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein followed by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tour: (1) a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace; or (2) board a local train and travel to Bratislava along what was once known as the great Austro-Hungarian empire route; upon arrival in Bratislava enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city; or (3) a visit to the world renowned Spanish Riding School for a guided tour or witness the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (not available all departure dates).
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tour: (1) discover the highlights of both Buda and Pest during a guided city tour; or (2) relax in the Thermal Baths and Spa; or (3) explore the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark your cruise. Our Scenic Tours Representative will take* you to the airport.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.