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Danube Christmas Markets on Scenic Amber

Danube Christmas Markets on Scenic Amber

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Amber
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Mon, Nov 29, 2021
Ends: Munich, Germany on Mon, Dec 06, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Hungary, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, Nov 29, 2021): Budapest

Arrive in Budapest in the early afternoon and embark on your Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board this evening.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Tue, Nov 30, 2021): Budapest

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or learn about the significant Jewish events throughout history that have shaped today’s culture on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, hike to Buda Hill, or choose to travel to nearby Szentendre. Known for its museums, galleries and artists, you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed, Dec 01, 2021): Vienna

Enjoy views of rolling hills and quaint riverside towns as we cruise north along the Danube to Austria's enchanting capital, Vienna.

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This evening, take in the luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt, and enjoy an enchanting private evening concert in this sumptuous venue featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu, Dec 02, 2021): Vienna

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire and delight in the festive ambience at the market stalls that grace the palace courtyard. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of Vienna on a guided bicycle tour to Danube Island.

Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri, Dec 03, 2021): Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or if you’re feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Alternatively, meet a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley delighting in many of the regional delicacies.

Later, spend the afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Sat, Dec 04, 2021): Linz > Passau

Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old Town filled with magical Christmas cheer, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the movie ‘The Sound of Music’, followed by free time to visit Salzburg’s Christmas markets which date back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship for a cooking demonstration of local recipes as you cruise between Linz and Passau.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun, Dec 05, 2021): Regensburg

Freechoice: Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets of Thurn und Taxis Palace. This magical setting will make you feel like you have entered a fairy tale with gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Or, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg. Located on the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg is known as the best preserved medieval city in Germany.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Mon, Dec 06, 2021): Nuremberg > Munich

Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. 

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Amber


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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
4.3
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4

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Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

The ship was luxurious. The staff were professional and attentive. We would definitely travel with Scenic again.


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