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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer on Scenic Jewel 2020

Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer on Scenic Jewel 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Jewel
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Sat, Sep 05, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Mon, Sep 28, 2020

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Itinerary

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020): Prague

Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.


Day 2 (Sun, Sep 06, 2020): Prague

Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s communist era history. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery, showcasing a vast array of important works from both Czech and international artists.

This evening, enjoy a delicious Czech dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Mon, Sep 07, 2020): Prague > Berlin

This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin, where you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Tue, Sep 08, 2020): Berlin

Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and the State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to imbibe the city’s thriving art scene or soak up its cafe culture.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 (Wed, Sep 09, 2020): Berlin

Freechoice: Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share their insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 (Thu, Sep 10, 2020): Berlin > Warsaw

Travel by train through beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel, your home for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Fri, Sep 11, 2020): Warsaw

Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

Freechoice: You have two vastly different but equally interesting options to choose from this afternoon. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more about the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a manor house, followed by dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Sat, Sep 12, 2020): Warsaw > Krakow

Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow where your hotel for the next two nights is on the banks of the Wisla River.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Sun, Sep 13, 2020): Krakow

Today’s sightseeing in this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

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This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Mon, Sep 14, 2020): Krakow > Budapest

Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Tue, Sep 15, 2020): Budapest

Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Wed, Sep 16, 2020): Vienna

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 towards Vienna.

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Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Thu, Sep 17, 2020): Vienna

Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Fri, Sep 18, 2020): Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle Burg Aggstein and learn about its impressive history while enjoying the views over the Danube.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sat, Sep 19, 2020): Passau > Salzburg

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Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 (Sun, Sep 20, 2020): Regensburg

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Or you could cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 (Mon, Sep 21, 2020): Nuremberg

Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 (Tue, Sep 22, 2020): Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 (Wed, Sep 23, 2020): Würzburg

Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020): Miltenberg

Today is your opportunity to meet the locals of this quaint German town.

Freechoice: Visit a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a 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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020): Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

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Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 (Sat, Sep 26, 2020): Cologne

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral or learn of the city’s strong Jewish history. Alternatively, cycle around the picturesque city of Cologne or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 (Sun, Sep 27, 2020): Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24 (Mon, Sep 28, 2020): Amsterdam

Depart after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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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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