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Christmas Markets with Paris on Scenic Crystal 2020

Christmas Markets with Paris on Scenic Crystal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Nov 18, 2020
Ends: Paris, France on Sat, Dec 05, 2020


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Countries Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Wed, Nov 18, 2020): Budapest

Welcome to Budapest. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Thu, Nov 19, 2020): Budapest

Freechoice: Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Fri, Nov 20, 2020): Vienna

Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.

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 4 (Sat, Nov 21, 2020): Vienna

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour or opt to see Vienna on a bike tour.

Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sun, Nov 22, 2020): Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting on board and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Mon, Nov 23, 2020): Passau > Salzburg

Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Tue, Nov 24, 2020): Regensburg

Enjoy a walking tour of this fabulous city including its well-preserved medieval centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Wed, Nov 25, 2020): Nuremberg

Welcome to this captivating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Thu, Nov 26, 2020): Bamberg

Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Fri, Nov 27, 2020): Würzburg

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some delicious wine. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Sat, Nov 28, 2020): Miltenberg

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 as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce, alternatively, visit to a local producer for a Schnapps tasting.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Sun, Nov 29, 2020): Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time and perhaps try some delicious glühwein or hot chestnuts amid the stalls.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Mon, Nov 30, 2020): Cologne

Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Tue, Dec 01, 2020): Amsterdam

Freechoice: Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch Herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Wed, Dec 02, 2020): Amsterdam > Paris

Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at a luxurious city hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 (Thu, Dec 03, 2020): Paris

Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 17 (Fri, Dec 04, 2020): Paris

You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

Freechoice Dining: Tonight, savour delicious cuisine at the Brasserie on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 (Sat, Dec 05, 2020): Paris

After breakfast, farewell Paris, taking the many wonderful memories you have made with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Crystal




Life on Board


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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