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Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

Budapest to Prague - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Amber
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Board the Scenic Amber for this fascinating voyage from fantastic Budapest to magnificent Prague. On your way, view the majestic city of Vienna, lovely Durnstein and historic Melk. Also, choose between a visit to Salzburg or the Czech town of Ceský Krumlov - both designated World Heritage sites. Furthermore, explore romantic and picturesque Regensburg, beautiful Nuremberg and spend few amazing days at Prague.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-2 : Budapest, Hungary | Embark
Days 3-4 : Vienna, Austria
Day 5 : Durnstein | Melk
Day 6 : Salzburg, Austria or Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic
Day 7 : Regensburg
Day 8 : Nuremberg | Disembark | Head to Prague
Days 9-11 : Prague

Highlights

  • Discover Jewish history on a guided tour at Budapest
  • Visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks
  • Explore designated World Heritage site the Czech town of Ceský Krumlov
  • View beautiful Prague, that has some world’s striking architectural wonders

Ship

Scenic Amber

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Cross the Vltava via the famed Charles Bridge Budapest, the capital city of Hungary A view over the cultural hub of Vienna A quiet morning view of Stephansplatz and Stephansdom in Vienna Explore the charming pastel-colored streets of Prague Night falls over the main square of old town Prague

Day 1-2 Budapest, Hungary | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
The journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise a glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour including a piano concert, or discover Jewish history on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, hike to Buda Hill or choose to travel to nearby Szentendre. Known for its museums, galleries and artists, have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour. 

Day 3-4 Vienna, Austria

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As the ship cruises the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges or viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as the Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna.

Enrich: 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. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire and delight in the festive ambiance at the market stalls that grace the palace courtyard. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Or, discover a different side of Vienna on a guided bicycle tour.

Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298, Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

Day 5 Durnstein | Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Embark on an enjoyable bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of Melk’s 18th- century Benedictine Abbey, one of the world’s most magnificent baroque buildings. Alternatively, visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavors on offer, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley delighting in many of the regional delicacies.

Day 6 Salzburg, Austria or Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Today, choose between a visit to Salzburg or the Czech town of Ceský Krumlov - both designated World Heritage sites. Stroll the storybook streets of Salzburg's Old Town, host to one of the continent’s oldest Christmas markets, set in a picturesque square in front of the Salzburg Cathedral and beneath the city’s iconic medieval castle. Or, tour Ceský Krumlov’s historic center, a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets lined with medieval, baroque and Renaissance houses.

Day 7 Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Freechoice: Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets of Thurn und Taxis Palace. This magical setting will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg. 

Day 8 Nuremberg | Disembark | Head to Prague

Today, travel by coach to Prague, one of the truly magical cities of Europe. Complete your journey with a three night stay at one of the luxurious city central hotels.

Day 9-11 Prague

This morning, join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through the city and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Afterward, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge. This incredibly beautiful structure was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.

Next morning, stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. There’s no need to plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.

The journey concludes today.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

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Single Balcony Suite BS
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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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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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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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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

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Please contact us for the Single Supplement Rate.

Inclusions:
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 19 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 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 to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
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