Visit four countries: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Solvakia. Enjoy spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge and a Scenic Enrich exclusive concert experience. Explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets. Choose to visit either Salzburg, Austria or Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic or stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship for a cooking demonstration of local recipes as you cruise between Passau and Linz.
1 Depart USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to
2 Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Scenic Space-Ship. After
boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest and
its Christmas Market independently.
This evening onboard, raise
your glass to the days ahead at the Welcome Reception. Please
book your flight to arrive into Budapest prior to 5:00 p.m. Meal: D
Make the most of a guided city tour
including a piano concert. Alternatively, if you are feeling more
active, hike to Buda Hill or choose to travel to nearby Szentendre.
Known for its museums, galleries, and artists, you’ll have the
opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
Meals: B, L, D
4 Vienna, Austria
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 toward the majestic city of Vienna.
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. Even in Elegant Vienna, Palais
Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. Meals: B, L, D
This morning, begin the day with a
guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Witness the sheer opulence
of the Habsburg Empire and delight in the festive ambience at the
market stalls that grace the palace courtyard.
Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most
stunning baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of Vienna
on a guided bicycle tour. Later, explore the magical Viennese
Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the
forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages
when in 1298, Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of
holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, many
advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouthwatering
treats. Meals: B, L, D
6 Dürnstein – Melk
Embark on an enjoyable
bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk. Alternatively, enjoy
a guided tour of Melk’s 18th-century Benedictine abbey, one of the
world’s most magnificent baroque buildings.
Alternatively, visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavors, or taste
your way through the Wachau Valley, delighting in many of the
regional delicacies. Meals: B, L, D
7 Salzburg, Austria or Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Today, choose between a visit to Salzburg or the Czech town
of Ceský Krumlov—both designated World Heritage sites. Stroll
the storybook streets of Salzburg’s Old Town, host to one of
the continent’s oldest Christmas markets, set in a picturesque
square in front of the Salzburg Cathedral and beneath the city’s
iconic medieval castle.
Or tour Ceský Krumlov’s historic centre,
a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets lined with medieval, baroque,
and Renaissance houses. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic
Space-Ship for a cooking demonstration of local recipes as you
cruise between Passau and Linz. Meals: B, L, D
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg. Located
on the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg is known as the best preserved
medieval city in Germany. Meals: B, L, D
9 Nuremberg / Munich / USA
After breakfast, bid farewell to
your Captain and crew as you disembark the ship in Nuremberg
and transfer to the Munich Airport for your flight home. Please book
flights to depart after 2:00 p.m. from Munich. Meals: B, L, D
Itinerary and vessel are subject to change.