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Jewels of Europe on Scenic Crystal 2020

Jewels of Europe on Scenic Crystal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Nov 04, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Nov 18, 2020

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Amsterdam
    Wed, Nov 04, 2020

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


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Amsterdam
    Thu, Nov 05, 2020

    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 favourite, 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 Scenic Tailormade open your eyes to Amsterdam’s many key attractions.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Cologne > Marksburg
    Fri, Nov 06, 2020

    Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or explore the city’s Jewish history.  Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons or learn about Beethoven during a walking tour in the city of Bonn, the location of the composer’s birth 250 years ago.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
    Sat, Nov 07, 2020

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Miltenberg
    Sun, Nov 08, 2020

    Today a unique experience awaits you. Meet the locals of the quaint German town of Miltenberg.

    Freechoice: Meet the monks in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a local winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, join a Baron and Baroness and learn what it is like to be an aristocrat in the modern day, or opt to visit a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce, or you can enjoy a visit to a local producer for a Schnapps tasting.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Würzburg
    Mon, Nov 09, 2020

    Freechoice: 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. Or stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Bamberg
    Tue, Nov 10, 2020

    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. Sample a variety of delicious German sausage on board.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Nuremberg
    Wed, Nov 11, 2020

    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, stay on board for a beer tasting experience.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Regensburg
    Thu, Nov 12, 2020

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Passau > Salzburg
    Fri, Nov 13, 2020

    Enrich
    Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Melk > Dürnstein
    Sat, Nov 14, 2020

    Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Or, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Vienna
    Sun, Nov 15, 2020

    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 classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth as we pay tribute to his talent and world-renowned compositions.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Vienna
    Mon, Nov 16, 2020

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, learn about the Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Budapest
    Tue, Nov 17, 2020

    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, 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Budapest
    Wed, Nov 18, 2020

    Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories.


    Meals: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Crystal


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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.3

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