The Arctic in Depth with Taste of Eastern Europe

Explore the Arctic and go in search of polar bears on this luxury cruise & tour which takes in Eastern Europe including Prague, Krakow & beautiful Budapest.

20 Days
Prague to Oslo
From (AUD)
$ 24,945
$ 24,695
Dates & Pricing

2020 Prague > Oslo

Eastern Europe unveiled

World Heritage-listed treasures abound in the intriguing cities of Eastern Europe from Prague, arguably Europe’s most authentically-preserved city, to Budapest the ‘pearl of the Danube’
Discover Warsaw’s old town meticulously rebuilt after after World War II and the historic centre of Krakow. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has transformed this city into an exciting metropolis with stark contrasts between old and new. Embark Scenic Eclipse to discover the kingdom of the polar bear in all-inclusive luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONP1
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Oslo

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    Welcome to the glorious city of Prague. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide. This evening, enjoy a Czech highlight dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Explore an important part of Prague’s history and uncover its communist-era heritage, followed by a beer tasting. Alternatively, visit Sternberg Palace, which houses works of art that span five centuries, including an exceptional collection of arms and armour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague > Krakow

    Journey to Poland where early this evening you arrive in Krakow and check into your hotel for the next three nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Krakow

    Take a guided walking tour of the stunningly preserved Old Town, replete with medieval architecture and cobblestone streets. Visit the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Krakow

    Visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Krakow > Budapest

    Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital of Budapest for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Budapest

    Explore Budapest, with its breathtaking architecture and natural beauty. Perhaps visit some of the city’s World Heritage Sites, including the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, the elegant shopping precinct of Andrassy and the Millennium Underground Railway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Budapest > Oslo

    Fly to Oslo and enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Oslo > Longyearbyen

    Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail for Isfjorden. Raise your glass as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Svalbard Archipelago

    The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her size, unique technological capabilities and environmental controls, your Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Owing to the extraordinary nature of this region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions. 
    Discovery: Your cruise includes a vast range of tailored Scenic Discovery excursions and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams. Scenic Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whale. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard, and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favourable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be a highlight. There will be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer. Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that while on board, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied including entertaining presentations, documentaries and more. There will also be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Longyearbyen - Oslo

    Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Oslo taking away wonderful memories of your adventures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • 10 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked
  • Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability