Scenic Cruises - Jewels of Europe

Scenic Cruises | Jewels of Europe - 13 Days

 
Restored castles command dramatic hilltops, surrounded by tranquil countryside with thriving towns and villages. Romantic ruins echo with a timeless beauty and Gothic spires rise out of the picturesque communities perched along the river banks. Journey through the Europe of your imagination, full of wonder, recalling medieval jousts, cobbled streets and childhood fairytales while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Cruise Information: Jewels of Europe

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Cruise Itinerary: Jewels of Europe

Cruise Day Cruise Port Description
Day 1: Amsterdam Welcome reception
Day 2: Amsterdam Highlights: Canal Cruise. Hop aboard an e-bike for a guided bicycle tour outside the city or stroll through the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. Or, take a canal cruise to see the city from a different perspective. Alternatively, enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
Day 3: Cologne/Marksburg Medieval Castle Banquet. Stroll through Cologne and for an up-close view of the renowned cathedral, or learn about the city's Jewish history on a walking tour. Alternatively, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne. Visit ancient Marksburg Castle, and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast with entertainment featuring minstrels and colourful court jesters in the tradition of Europe's great royal houses.
Day 4: Rudesheim Highlights: Rhine Gorge. 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.
Day 5: Würzburg "Highlights: Full-day cruising. Enjoy vistas of the Main River as you spend the day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Day 6: Würzburg Highlights: Romantic Rothenburg. Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the medieval walled town of Rothenburg.
Day 7: Bamberg Highlights: Old Town. Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed site as you walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Take time to savor the region's traditional smoked beer.
Day 8: Nuremberg Highlights: World War II History. Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, take a gingerbread baking class.
Day 9: Regensburg Highlights: Danube Gorge. Enjoy a walking tour of the 2,000 year old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers. 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.
Day 10: Passau/Salzburg Highlights: The Wonder of ‘The Sound of Music.' Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch, then attend the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’, performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.
Day 11: Melk - Dürnstein Highlights: Sundowners in Wachau Valley. Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery. As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.
Day 12: Vienna Highlight: Private Viennese concert. Acquaint yourself Venice on a guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse. Discover the luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Attend a private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 13: Vienna Highlights: Schönbrunn Palace. 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 a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions during their morning exercise program. Or, explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.
Day 14: Budapest Highlights: Hospital in the Rock Museum. Take a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Choose instead to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube.
Day 15: Budapest Depart after breakfast.
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