Christmas Wonderland with Paris

18 Days
Paris to Budapest
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7,560
Dates & Pricing

2022 Paris > Budapest

Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving – these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in Würzburg before celebrating Christmas on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CTPA
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Budapest

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our 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

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - Amsterdam > Paris

    Travel by high speed train to Amsterdam, where you'll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, you'll get to toast the journey ahead at this evening's welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit the windmills of Schermerhorn & Alkmaar. Alternatively, explore the city on foot during a guided walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    Discover Cologne on a guided walking tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time by strolling through the city’s myriad of Christmas markets. Be sure to look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rüdesheim

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Miltenberg > Wertheim

    Today discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg. Traverse the winding streets, see charming half-timbered houses and admire the town square as it comes to life with festive markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

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

    Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sailing Day

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class. Alternatively, visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Regensburg

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, known as the best preserved medieval city in Germany.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour focused on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    Enrich

    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

  14. Day 14 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

    Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting. This distilled fruit brandy has been an Austrian favourite for centuries.

    Enrich

    Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighbouring city Bratislava. Alternatively, learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture, or join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Today you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube River before arriving into Budapest where you will ring in the New Year in style. Stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship where your Cruise Director has a fun night planned, or venture into the city after dinner and celebrate with the locals at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Tour this magical city with your local guide, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Budapest

    Depart today after 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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ and an enchanting private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein – all Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 45 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day? – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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