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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer

Immerse yourself in tales old and new on a 24 day journey from Prague to Amsterdam. Learn about the history and culture of Europe's most alluring cities.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 15,090
  • 2019 Prague > Amsterdam

    Immerse yourself in tales old and new

    Not all of Europe’s riveting history lies in the distant past. In fact, many of the most interesting aspects of its history are considerably more recent.

    From the birth of modern European states in the 19th century, to the confronting realities of World War II, the recent backgrounds of these cities are as complex as they are fascinating. Discover beautiful urban centres together with Europe’s magical waterways.

    Tour Code:

    EESC

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Prague

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Prague

      Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

    • Day 2 - Prague

      Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

      Freechoice

      Explore an important part of Prague’s history and uncover its communist-era heritage; follow this up with a beer tasting. Alternatively, visit the impressive Sternberg Palace, which houses splendid medieval and Renaissance works of art that span five centuries, including an exceptional collection of arms and armour.

      This evening, enjoy a Czech highlight dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Prague > Berlin

      This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin, where you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Berlin > Potsdam > Berlin

      Today, you’ll journey to Potsdam and visit the Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. It’s an experience to relish, as our expert local historian shares his knowledge of the town and its fascinating past.

      Enrich

      Enjoy coffee and cake under the famous glass dome of the renovated Reichstag parliamentary building that was set on fire in 1933.

      Later, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexanderplatz. Drive the famous Unter den Linden and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Berlin
      Freechoice

      Ride Berlin’s subway and learn the history of the city and the stories of those who risked their lives for freedom during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe. Or take a leisurely cruise on the Spree River.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Berlin > Warsaw

      Take a first class rail journey through Poland’s beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Warsaw

      Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

      Freechoice

      Marvel at the opulence of Warsaw’s Royal Castle, or visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum for an interesting insight into this part of Polish history.

      Enrich

      This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a manor house, followed by dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Warsaw > Krakow

      Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow and your hotel for the next two nights .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Krakow

      Today’s sightseeing in this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

      Enrich

      This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

      Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Krakow > Budapest

      Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Vienna

      As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

      Enrich

      Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Vienna
      Freechoice

      Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Dürnstein > Melk
      Freechoice

      Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of
      its fine wines.

      Sundowners

      As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Passau > Salzburg
      Enrich

      Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Regensburg

      Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

      Freechoice

      Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Nuremberg

      Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

      Freechoice

      Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Bamberg

      Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Würzburg
      Freechoice

      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

    • Day 20 - Würzburg > Rüdesheim

      Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

      Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

      Enrich

      Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Amsterdam

      Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 33 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 55 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 19 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