Christmas Wonderland

Soak up the magic of Christmas with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Celebrate Christmas on-board and delight in Europe's glittering Christmas markets.

15 Days
Amsterdam to Budapest
From (AUD)
$ 8,725
Dates & Pricing

2020 Amsterdam > Budapest

Soak up the magic of Christmas

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambience.
Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving – these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in Regensburg before celebrating Christmas on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CHAA
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Budapest

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Welcome to Amsterdam. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cologne

    Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s Christmas markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Miltenberg

    Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Würzburg

    Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bamberg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

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

    Visit moving WWII sites or take a baking class and learn how to make traditional  German Gingerbread, or join a walking tour of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Regensburg

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sailing Day

    Merry Christmas. Celebrate with new found friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Linz > Salzburg

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Melk > Dürnstein > Vienna

    Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein.

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by a private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vienna

    Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Or, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities

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