18 Day Jewels of Europe with Paris - Budapest to Paris
- Tour code: CRPA
- Duration: 18 Days
- Departure City: Budapest
- Return City: Paris
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|28 Aug 2017||14 Sep 2017||$10,829||fully booked|
Day By Day
Day 1 Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Day 2 Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.
Day 3 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 the majestic city of Vienna.
- Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 4 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our Shop with a Chef option.
Day 5 Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice: Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey.
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.
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 and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.
Day 7 Regensburg
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
Day 8 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, or join the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour. Or take a cooking class.
Day 9 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.
Day 10 Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or 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 that overlooks the Tauber River.
Day 11 Freudenberg > Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry.
Day 12 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 for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.
- Delight in the medieval ambience at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine.
Day 13 Cologne
Freechoice: Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Day 14 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
Day 15 Amsterdam > Paris
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Day 16 Paris
Freechoice: Explore Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the incredible exhibits at the Louvre Museum. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.
Day 17 Paris
You have a free day to explore to your heart’s content.
Freechoice Dining: Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, before enjoying a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively, dine at the world-famous Lido and take in one of its unique shows.
Day 18 Paris
After breakfast, depart Paris with a lifetime of wonderful memories