Christmas Wonderland

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)
$ 7,295
$ 5,295
Dates & Pricing

2020 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 in Regensburg 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

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

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

    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 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

  4. Day 4 - Rhine Gorge > 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 you have the opportunity to learn what life is like in a German village.

    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

  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 fabulous festive city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

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

    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

  9. Day 9 - Regensburg:

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Tonight perhaps attend Regensburg’s 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 Linz.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Linz > Salzburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Melk > Dürnstein:

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vienna

    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.

    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

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    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

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    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 26 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities

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