Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history with an expert local guide (only available on selected dates). Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breath-taking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
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 classical 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 historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore a different side of Vienna on a guided cycling tour to the Danube Island, or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks and home to the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s’ long tradition in wine production along the way.
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Alternatively, meet the current owners of Artstetten Castle, once home to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination sparked the beginning of WWI, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go or stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy a Schnapps tasting and sample some of the many flavours on offer.
Freechoice: Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board for a cooking demonstration.
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
If you are feeling active hop aboard an e-bike for a self guided cycle to the Walhalla monument using your Scenic Tailormade app.
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.
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