Jul 23, 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas with Scenic Tours


Experience a European winter or a cold white Canadian Christmas this year.Travel to Europe for the festive lights and traditional Christmas markets which begin in late November. Sail the grand waterways on a 15 Day Christmas Markets River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on 24 November and enjoy the festive sights and sounds along the way. Wander the beautifully lit towns, sample festive delicacies such as mulled wine and hot chestnuts, and shop for handmade gifts and decorations in the traditional markets of Vienna, Rothenberg, Nuremberg and Cologne - home to the largest Christmas tree in Germany.

Or for anyone wanting to spend Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in Europe; soak up the festive atmosphere on board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ on a 16 Day Christmas and New Year River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, departing 15 December. Celebrate Christmas Day in the city of Linz in Austria and enjoy traditional Christmas dishes and midnight mass. Extend your stay and ring in the New Year in Prague, spend a day taking in this breathtaking city before enjoying a celebratory dinner and entertainment as you see in 2015.

Scenic Tours is also offering an 11 Day Christmas in the Rockies where guests can enjoy a traditional white Christmas in the Canadian mountains, departing 16 December. Travel from Whistler to Banff and enjoy two nights aboard the ‘Snow Train’ from Vancouver to Jasper, take a sleigh ride along the lakeside trail to the end of majestic Lake Louise and celebrate Christmas with a traditional Christmas Day brunch and dinner at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Aleisha Fittler, GM Product, commented: “Christmas and New Year is a really popular time for people to travel with many people choosing to get away so they don’t have to worry about anything at this really busy time of year. It is particularly popular for families and we often have multiple generations sailing with us at Christmas. We love that our guests choose to spend it with us and go out of our way to make their festive experience extra special.”

Scenic Tours is also offering ‘Fly Free to Europe’ on the 15 Day Christmas Markets River Cruise and 16 Day Christmas and New Year River Cruise.