Jewels of Europe on Scenic Crystal 2019

Jewels of Europe on Scenic Crystal 2019

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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Choose your offer from free roundtrip airfare to Europe, 2-category upgrade on balcony suites, one pre or post cruise extension or hotel stay or Scenic Savings up to $1500 per person. Plus when you book and pay in full at the time of booking by February 28th receive an additional onboard credit! As always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Offer is valid for new bookings made January 1 - March 31, 2019, and departing in 2019. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be changed, cancelled or withdrawn at any time. Guests may select one offer per person and it must be the same offer for the entire booking. One pre or post cruise extension per person, per cruise. Extensions are not available on all itineraries, contact us for details. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person. Free roundtrip premium economy air available for Jewels of Europe, Romantic Rhine & Moselle and Breathtaking Bordeaux with a maximum value of $2,100 per person. Scenic Savings are $1,000/pp in lieu of economy airfare and $1,500/pp in lieu of premium economy airfare. 2-category upgrade valid on balcony suites or higher. Book and pay in full by February 28th and receive up to an additional 300 onboard credit per suite. Offers are based on number of cruise days, and exclude the land portion of the trip. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. If air offer is selected, flights must be booked through Scenic, on our choice of airlines and are non-refundable once ticketed. A secondary deposit of $1500 per person is due upon airfare ticketing. These offers are combinable with past passenger offers. Not combinable with Groups, National Geographic departures or any other offers. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call us.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Danube, Main, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Wed, Mar 13, 2019): Welcome to Amsterdam

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Thu, Mar 14, 2019): Amsterdam

Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city or walk the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. You also have the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Fri, Mar 15, 2019): Cologne > Marksburg

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne.

Enrich
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free-flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sat, Mar 16, 2019): Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sun, Mar 17, 2019): Rüdesheim > Würzburg

Take in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy the passing scenery from the comfort of your suite or the panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Mon, Mar 18, 2019): Würzburg

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 7 (Tue, Mar 19, 2019): Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Wed, Mar 20, 2019): Nuremberg

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

Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Thu, Mar 21, 2019): Regensburg

There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, a memorial dedicated to Germany’s elite, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Fri, Mar 22, 2019): Passau > Salzburg

Enrich
Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Sat, Mar 23, 2019): Melk > Dürnstein

Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Sundowners
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Sun, Mar 24, 2019): Vienna

Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Mon, Mar 25, 2019): Vienna

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Tue, Mar 26, 2019): Budapest

We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or, if you’re feeling more active, choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take a hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Wed, Mar 27, 2019): Budapest

Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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