Christmas & New Year

Soak up the magic of Christmas with a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Celebrate Christmas on-board and delight in Europe's glittering Christmas markets.

15 Days
Amsterdam to Budapest
From (USD)
$ 7,695
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Budapest

Soak up the magic of Christmas

Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambience.
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 before celebrating Christmas on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CHAA
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Budapest

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - Rüdesheim

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Miltenberg

    Today discover the picture-perfect town of Miltenberg on a walking tour. Traverse the winding cobblestone streets, see charming half-timbered houses, some dating as far back as the 13th century, admire and revel in the fairytale town square as it comes to life with festive Christmas markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Würzburg

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

    Tonight you may wish to partake in a Midnight Mass at a local church.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Sailing Day

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

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

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vienna > 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 centre and celebrate with the locals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Tour this city of contradictory delights, 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

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    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 note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides

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