Christmas Markets with Paris

Soak up the magic of Christmas on this 18 day Christmas Markets river cruise from Budapest to Paris. Visit beautiful Rothenburg, historic Cologne and Paris.

18 Days
Budapest to Paris
From (USD)
$ 8,245
$ 6,245
Dates & Pricing

2020 Budapest > Paris

Tour Map
Tour Code:
CMPA
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Paris

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Welcome to Budapest. Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Budapest

    Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a piano concert, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take an active hike to Buda Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vienna

    Relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube.

    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

  4. Day 4 - Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour or opt to see Vienna on a bike tour.

    Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Vienna’s magical Christmas markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Passau > Salzburg

    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

  7. Day 7 - Regensburg

    Enjoy a walking tour of this fabulous city including its well-preserved medieval centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

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

    Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites or take a gingerbread baking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bamberg

    Explore the old town of Bamberg with a local guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Würzburg

    Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some delicious wine. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Miltenberg

    Visit the 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, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and gain an understanding of how they celebrate the Christmas period or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and toast to the festive season while sampling some of the many flavours that are on offer. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time and perhaps try some delicious glühwein or hot chestnuts amid the stalls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cologne

    Take a guided tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the delights of the Christmas markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Amsterdam

    Experience Amsterdam’s canals, or enjoy a tour of Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, taste Dutch Herring on a guided walking tour or take a cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Amsterdam > Paris

    Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at a luxurious city hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Paris

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Paris

    You have a free day today so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

    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

  18. Day 18 - Paris

    After breakfast, farewell Paris, taking the many wonderful memories you have made with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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