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Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague on Scenic Crystal 2020

Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague on Scenic Crystal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Paris, France on Sun, Dec 13, 2020
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Sat, Jan 02, 2021

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Itinerary

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Dec 13, 2020): Paris

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.


Day 2 (Mon, Dec 14, 2020): Paris

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


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 (Tue, Dec 15, 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 4 (Wed, Dec 16, 2020): Paris > Amsterdam

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 Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, Dec 17, 2020): Amsterdam

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, Dec 18, 2020): Cologne

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sat, Dec 19, 2020): Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, Dec 20, 2020): Miltenberg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Dec 21, 2020): Würzburg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Tue, Dec 22, 2020): Bamberg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Wed, Dec 23, 2020): Nuremberg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, Dec 24, 2020): Regensburg

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, Dec 25, 2020): Sailing Day

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, Dec 26, 2020): Linz > Salzburg

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, Dec 27, 2020): Melk > Dürnstein

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 (Mon, Dec 28, 2020): Vienna

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 (Tue, Dec 29, 2020): Budapest

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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 (Wed, Dec 30, 2020): Budapest > Prague

After a delicious breakfast, transfer to the beautiful city of Prague where you’ll enjoy three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels, such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome drink.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 19 (Thu, Dec 31, 2020): Prague

Join your expert local guide to explore Prague in all its Gothic glory including the Old Town and its famous Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.

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.

Tonight, relish a delicious Czech dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 (Fri, Jan 01, 2021): Prague

Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 21 (Sat, Jan 02, 2021): Prague

Depart after breakfast, taking many wonderful memories with you.


Meals Included: 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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