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Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland on Scenic Pearl 2020

Jewels of Europe with Majestic Britain & Ireland on Scenic Pearl 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Pearl
Starts: Dublin, Ireland on Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Sep 02, 2020


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Danube, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Fri, Jul 31, 2020): Dublin

Start your journey with a two night stay at a historic hotel in the heart of Dublin.

Day 2 (Sat, Aug 01, 2020): Dublin

This morning your local guide will help you discover the history and charm of Ireland’s capital city. Set along the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin is awash with Georgian architecture, grand squares and historic monuments.

Freechoice: Tour Trinity College and access the Long Room and famous Book of Kells, or explore the Guinness Storehouse.

Tonight, visit an Irish pub for dinner, and be immersed in the local music and culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Sun, Aug 02, 2020): Dublin > Killarney

Discover Blarney Castle where legend has it, if you kiss the famous stone you will receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Then continue to Killarney for a two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Mon, Aug 03, 2020): Ring of Kerry

Experience the beautiful scenery of the Ring of Kerry. See where the Iveragh Mountains dramatically drop into the Atlantic Ocean and watch as tiny fishing villages and off-shore islands come in and out of view around each twisting bend. It is often said that the landscapes vary a hundred times in 100 kilometres.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 (Tue, Aug 04, 2020): Killarney > Galway

Explore Bunratty Folk Park, before driving along the spectacular coastline to the Cliffs of Moher. Arrive in Galway for a two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Wed, Aug 05, 2020): Galway

The city of Galway is lively and full of colour. Today, explore the city during a guided tour. This afternoon, enjoy an Irish treat with a glorious afternoon tea at your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 (Thu, Aug 06, 2020): Galway > Belfast

En route to Northern Ireland, visit the Monastery of Clonmacnoise. Walk among the ruins and learn the history of this spectacular site. This afternoon, arrive in Belfast for a two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Fri, Aug 07, 2020): Belfast

Belfast is a port city with a fascinating history. Learn about its troubled past during your guided tour.

Freechoice: Discover the story of the Titanic, from its design and build to its fateful ending, or ride in one of Belfast’s historic black cabs and learn further about the city’s past and present.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 (Sat, Aug 08, 2020): Belfast > Loch Lomond

This morning journey to Scotland via ferry before continuing on to Loch Lomond, renowned for its splendid natural beauty. Enjoy an overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Sun, Aug 09, 2020): Loch Lomond > Inverness

Journey to mysterious Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, then head to Inverness for a two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Mon, Aug 10, 2020): Inverness

Discover Cawdor Castle and learn the importance of the ‘wee dram’ to the local economy, before visiting a traditional cooperage (Cooperage not available on weekends and will be replaced with Moray Motor Museum). Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 (Tue, Aug 11, 2020): Inverness > Edinburgh

Enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the ‘sport of kings’ which dates back almost 4,000 years.

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel for the next two nights.
This evening, enjoy a guided tour of one of the regions most iconic castles, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Wed, Aug 12, 2020): Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world, with monuments, cathedrals and buildings all perfectly preserved. During a city tour board the Royal Yacht Britannia and explore Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of this beautiful 1,000 year old city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 (Thu, Aug 13, 2020): Edinburgh > York

Journey to York by train, to learn about the city’s Roman and Viking heritage on a guided tour. Enjoy an overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 (Fri, Aug 14, 2020): York > Chester

Today, visit Chester, one of Britain’s best preserved walled cities. Join a guided walking tour, including a visit to it’s famous cathedral, before arriving at your iconic hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Sat, Aug 15, 2020): Chester > Bath

Enroute to the Roman city of Bath, visit Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare. See the most popular sights of the town on an orientation tour. This afternoon, check in to your hotel for your two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 (Sun, Aug 16, 2020): Bath

Discover Bath on a walking tour then visit the Roman Baths, constructed in 70AD.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 (Mon, Aug 17, 2020): Bath > London

Discover mythical Stonehenge, then continue to Salisbury and visit its majestic cathedral. Your final destination today is London, where you will enjoy a two night stay at your historic hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 19 (Tue, Aug 18, 2020): London

Take a guided tour of incredible London and see all of the highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben followed by a visit to the history-rich Westminster Abbey, home to royal coronations, weddings and burials since the days of William the Conqueror. (Westminster Abbey is not available on Sunday and will be replaced with Tower of London). This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure in this magnificent city. This evening, enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 (Wed, Aug 19, 2020): London > Amsterdam

After breakfast, transfer to London airport for your included flight to Amsterdam where you will board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 (Thu, Aug 20, 2020): 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 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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 (Fri, Aug 21, 2020): Cologne > Marksburg

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.

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 23 (Sat, Aug 22, 2020): 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 24 (Sun, Aug 23, 2020): Miltenberg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 25 (Mon, Aug 24, 2020): Würzburg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26 (Tue, Aug 25, 2020): 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. Sample a variety of delicious German sausage on board.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 27 (Wed, Aug 26, 2020): 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, stay on board for a beer tasting experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 28 (Thu, Aug 27, 2020): 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 29 (Fri, Aug 28, 2020): Passau > Salzburg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30 (Sat, Aug 29, 2020): Melk > Dürnstein

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 31 (Sun, Aug 30, 2020): Vienna

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

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 32 (Mon, Aug 31, 2020): Vienna

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 33 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020): 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, 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 34 (Wed, Sep 02, 2020): Budapest

Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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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