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Christmas & New Year

Amsterdam to Budapest - Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Jasper
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Board the Scenic Jasper for this fascinating voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest. Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a fragrant ambiance. 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 Rüdesheim before celebrating Christmas on board.
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Highlights
  • Experience Europe's various Christmas markets and look out for the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland
  • Experience Traditional Christmas Mass and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim
  • Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg
  • View the striking architectural wonders of Prague
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Amsterdam | Embark

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

Day 2: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue your experience in 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.

Day 3: Cologne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 4: Koblenz

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Take a guided walking tour of Koblenz, or explore the picturesque Moselle Valley and Cochem. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a tasting of their fine produce.

Day 5: Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Tonight, perhaps attend a traditional Christmas Mass.

Day 6: Sailing Day

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Merry Christmas! Celebrate with newfound friends on board your Scenic Space-Ship as you cruise towards Würzburg.

Day 7: Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: 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.

Day 8: Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg.

Day 9: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, or join a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, learn to make traditional German Gingerbread in a baking class.

Day 10: Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, known as the best-preserved medieval city in Germany.

Day 11: Salzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>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.

Day 12: Melk | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting.

Tonight celebrate in style as you ring in the New Year in the fabulously fun city of Vienna.

Day 13: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Tour magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, or discover the neighboring city Bratislava. Alternatively, learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture, or join a guided cycling tour towards Danube Island.

Enrich: Be enthralled by a private classical evening concert at the enchanting Palais Liechtenstein.

Day 14: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>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.

Day 15: Budapest | Disembark

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

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Scenic Jasper

Dates & Prices

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Standard Suite E
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest amenities.
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Standard Suite D
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest amenities.
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Single Balcony Suite BS
153-170ft2. Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveler. Enjoy fantastic views from your full-size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroom with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Deluxe Balcony Suite BD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Junior Balcony Suite B1J
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite A
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite PA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite PP
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Deluxe Balcony Suite PD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Royal Balcony Suite RR
360ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Panorama Suite RP
475ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2. including outdoor balcony. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.

Notes

Inclusions:
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 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 premium 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 to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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