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Christmas Wonderland with Paris on Scenic Crystal 2020

Christmas Wonderland with Paris on Scenic Crystal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Paris, France on Sun, Dec 13, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Dec 30, 2020

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Paris
    Sun, Dec 13, 2020

    A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

    Experience the beauty of Paris over the next three days. Stroll the historic streets and bridges and uncover the secrets of the city that hide around every corner. Perhaps wander the famous food market, Marché Raspail, on the Left Bank of the beautiful Seine River or on the Right Bank visit the Montmartre district and walk the same streets as many of the worlds most famous artists once did.

  2. Day 2
    Paris
    Mon, Dec 14, 2020

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


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Paris
    Tue, Dec 15, 2020

    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Paris > Amsterdam
    Wed, Dec 16, 2020

    After breakfast, farewell Paris and transfer to Amsterdam by high speed train. Upon arrival you will be welcomed on board your Scenic Space ship by our friendly crew.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Amsterdam
    Thu, Dec 17, 2020

    Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cologne
    Fri, Dec 18, 2020

    Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland on your way.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
    Sat, Dec 19, 2020

    Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Miltenberg
    Sun, Dec 20, 2020

    Today you have the opportunity to learn what life is like in a German village.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Würzburg
    Mon, Dec 21, 2020

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and tour the streets of this fabulous festive city.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Bamberg
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same streets as medieval traders once did.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Nuremberg
    Wed, Dec 23, 2020

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

    Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or take a baking class and learn how to make traditional German Gingerbread widely associated with the Christmas season, or join a walking tour of the city. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Regensburg
    Thu, Dec 24, 2020

    Join your local guide for a walking tour of Regensburg, a town dating back to the Stone Age. You will see many of its most famous and important sights such as the stone bridge, the Church of St James and its famous cathedral.
    Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s traditional Christmas Mass.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Sailing Day
    Fri, Dec 25, 2020

    Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Linz.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Linz > Salzburg
    Sat, Dec 26, 2020

    Enrich
    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Melk > Dürnstein
    Sun, Dec 27, 2020

    Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively enjoy a Schnapps tasting on board.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Vienna
    Mon, Dec 28, 2020

    Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour or learn about the long history of Viennese coffee culture while sipping on a delicious brew accompanied by cake.

    Enrich
    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Budapest
    Tue, Dec 29, 2020

    Freechoice: Tour this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Budapest
    Wed, Dec 30, 2020

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.


    Meals: 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.

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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