Jewels of Europe with Italian Serenade

Follow in the footsteps of the greats & discover the delights of Europe's finest destinations on an all-encompassing 29 day journey from Rome to Amsterdam.

29 Days
Rome to Amsterdam
From (USD)
$ 14,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Rome > Amsterdam

In the footsteps of the legends

Just like this extraordinary itinerary, the story of modern Western civilisation begins in Rome, Europe’s grandest metropolis.
Discover the ancient world, see the story of the Middle Ages unfold, and enter into the world of the Renaissance. From Florence to Stresa, from Ljubljana to Zagreb you can look forward to a bevy of beautiful towns, with art and architecture to match. And of course, it doesn’t end there. Once you board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship in beautiful Budapest, you’ll begin a very different type of journey, down some of Europe’s most majestic waterways, exploring its most inspiring locations.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ITEC
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Rome
Return City:
Amsterdam

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rome

    Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel, with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will show you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

  2. Day 2 - Rome

    You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rome > Sorrento

    This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.

    Feast on traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sorrento

    Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sorrento > Perugia

    Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

    Today, drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Continue to San Gimignano for an orientation tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Florence > Pisa > Stresa

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Stresa, where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking Lake Maggiore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Stresa

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy, pausing along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful Island’. Famous for its extravagant Baroque Palace and luscious gardens, explore the palace and its grounds before returning to Stresa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Stresa > Venice

    Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel where you will enjoy a two night stay you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Venice

    Marvel at the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco and a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Venice > Ljubljana

    Journey to Slovenia, stopping at the Karst Caves, the most visited caves in Europe. This afternoon arrive in Ljubljana for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ljubljana

    Discover Ljubljana on a guided city tour.

    Step back in time on a traditional Pletna boat cruise to a beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Ljubljana > Zagreb

    Travel to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb and take a guided city tour, before enjoying a Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Zagreb > Budapest

    Journey to Budapest and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vienna

    As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

    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

  18. Day 18 - Vienna

    Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle Burg Aggstein and learn about its impressive history while enjoying the views over the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Passau > Salzburg

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Regensburg

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Or you could cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Nuremberg

    Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Würzburg

    Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Miltenberg

    Today is your opportunity to meet the locals of this quaint German town.

    Visit a 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, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about modern royal life as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and taste many of the flavours available. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

    Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

    Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Cologne

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral or learn of the city’s strong Jewish history. Alternatively, cycle to the charming village of Zons or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Amsterdam

    Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Amsterdam

    Depart after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 37 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 64 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 22 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director and Tour Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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