Danube Christmas Markets 2023
 9 Days • 23 Meals
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.

  • 23 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit four countries
  • Seven-night cruise aboard a Scenic Space-Ship
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Shore excursions with local English-speaking guides
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Scenic Enrich exclusive concert experience
  • Dine at your choice of up to five onboard venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages onboard ship all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Complimentary full mini-bar in all suites – restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area onboard
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • All gratuities included

Day 1  Depart USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.
Day 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
Day 3  Budapest
Freechoice: 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
Day 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.

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. Even in Elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Vienna
Freechoice: 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
Day 6  Dürnstein – Melk
Freechoice: 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
Day 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
Day 8  Regensburg
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
Day 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.

Days 2 - 9  Aboard the Scenic Amber


 Dates and Rates
2023 Departure Date Stageroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
November 28, 2023 Balcony Suite - Sapphire $5,495 + $5,145
Deluxe Balcony Suite - Sapphire $5,695 + $5,245
Balcony Suite - Diamond $5,495 + $5,145
Balcony Suite - Diamond $5,645 + $5,245
Call for air rates and schedules.
Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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