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Jewels of Europe with Italian Serenade

Sensory delight awaits you on this all-encompassing journey through Europe's finest destinations. Travel in luxury from Rome to Amsterdam in 29 days.

29 Day
From (AUD)
$ 20,230
  • 2017 Rome > Amsterdam

    In the footsteps of the greats

    Just like this extraordinary itinerary, the story of modern western civilisation begins in Rome, Europe’s grandest metropolis.

    The road from the ‘holy city’ will introduce you to towns and cities that represent some of the very highest points in European culture. Discover the world of the ancients, see the story of the Middle Ages unfold, and enter into the profound world of the Renaissance. From Florence to Portofino, from stunning Ljubljana to Zagreb you can look forward to a bevy of beautiful towns, with art and architecture to match. And of course it doesn’t end there. Once you board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship in beautiful Budapest, you’ll begin a very different type of journey, down some of Europe’s most majestic waterways, exploring its most inspiring locations.

    Tour Code:

    ITEC

    Duration:

    29 Days

    Departure City:

    Rome

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 29 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Rome

      Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel, with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will take you around this wondrous city, showing you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.

    • Day 2 - Rome

      You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Rome > Sorrento

      This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.

      Enrich

      Tonight partake in traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Sorrento
      Freechoice

      Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.                         

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Sorrento > Perugia

      Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, enjoy an overnight stay in the historical heart of Perugia.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

      Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

      Enrich

      Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

      Continue to San Gimignano for a tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Florence

      Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

      FreechoiceDining

      Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Florence > Pisa > Rapallo

      Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Cinque Terre

      The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Rapallo > Venice

      Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night Special Stay for a lifetime.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Venice

      Wonder in the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco.

      Enrich

      Take a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Venice > Ljubljana

      Today, journey to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves, the most visited caves in Europe. This afternoon arrive in Ljubljana for your two night stay in the heart of the Slovenian capital.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Ljubljana

      Discover Ljubljana on a guided city tour.

      Enrich

      Step back in time on a traditional Pletna boat cruise to a beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Ljubljana > Zagreb

      Travel to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb and enjoy a Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Zagreb > Budapest

      Journey to Budapest and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Thermal Baths
      Freechoice

      Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Enrich Private Viennese concert

      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 the majestic city of Vienna.

      Enrich

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Schönbrunn Palace
      Freechoice

      Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (operating on selected departure dates, enquire for details). Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our Shop with a Chef option.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Dürnstein > Melk
      Highlights:
      Sundowners in Wachau Valley
      Freechoice

      Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey.

      Sundowners

      As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Passau > Salzburg
      Highlights:
      The Wonder of The Sound of Music
      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 and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Regensburg
      Highlights:
      Danube Gorge

      At the confluence of three rivers, 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 hop on 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Nuremberg
      Highlights:
      WWII history

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

      Freechoice

      Visit moving WWII sites, or join the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour. Or take a cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Bamberg
      Highlights:
      Old Town

      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 24 - Würzburg
      Highlights:
      Romantic Rothenburg
      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 25 - Freudenberg > Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
      Highlights:
      Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
      Enrich

      In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle
      Highlights:
      Medieval Castle banquet

      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 for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.

      Enrich

      Delight in the medieval ambience at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Cologne
      Highlights:
      Cologne Cathedral
      Freechoice

      Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.  Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Windmills and cheese
      Freechoice

      Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 8 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 26 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
    • 64 meals – 28 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 22 dinners