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26 Day Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine – Scenic Tours 2019

Prices from AUD $17,585 per person based on twin share
Enjoy free flights* on ALL river cruises of 11 days of longer and ALL suites ALL year in 2019. Book your all-inclusive luxury European river cruise by 31 August 2018 to enjoy this amazing offer.
Landscapes that will take your breath away
You’ll find that the magnificent Swiss Alps will inspire and astound, the perfect prelude to a life-changing luxury European river cruise.
There’s something hauntingly beautiful about Europe’s snow-scattered mountains, whether you’re venturing through picture-perfect Switzerland, or traversing wild and wonderful Austria. From the gigantic and jagged Matterhorn to the arresting landscapes and plunging gorges that you’ll witness first-hand while travelling on Switzerland’s world-famous Glacier Express, you’ll find every aspect of your alpine adventure exhilarating. After exploring Europe’s great urban centres, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as breathing in fresh alpine air, and while there may be bigger mountains elsewhere in the world, they don’t come any more beautiful, or dramatic than the peaks you’ll witness here.
Day 1 – Zurich
Welcome to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Zurich > Montreux
This morning, visit the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and see the Romanesque Cathedral. Then, leave Zurich behind and journey to Gruyères en route to Montreux, where you’ll enjoy your overnight Special Stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Montreux > Zermatt
Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful of settings, to enjoy an included tour. Board a cog-wheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt, a car-free village with views of one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, the famous Matterhorn. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Zermatt
Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 – Zermatt > St. Moritz
This morning drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in St. Moritz in the heart of the Upper Engadin lakes district for your overnight stay. This alpine village has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 – St. Moritz > Bern
Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a fabulous opportunity to experience the local lifestyle.
End the day with a two night stay in Bern.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 – Bern > Lucerne > Bern
Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog-wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 – Bern > Innsbruck
Leave Switzerland bound for Austria.
Visit the Austrian town of Seefeld and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and treat yourself to the famous Austrian dessert, apple strudel.
On arrival to Innsbruck, enjoy a tour of the city and visit the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over Innsbruck before arriving at your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – Innsbruck > Munich
Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Later follow the Romantic Road to Munich for a two night stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 – Munich
Explore the streets of Munich on a walking tour featuring the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.
Motor enthusiasts can visit BMW World and Museum, showcasing its wide collections of cars. Alternatively, discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 – Munich > Salzburg
Visit the Eagle’s Nest, located in the Bavarian Alps, then continue to Salzburg in Austria where you’ll visit locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Enjoy an overnight stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 – Salzburg > Budapest
Travel via Vienna to Budapest, where you board your Scenic Space-Ship.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 – 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
Day 14 – 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.
Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 – Vienna
Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 – 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 a local winery and sample some of
its fine wines.
As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 – 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18 – Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
Enjoy a walking tour of the city or 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. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19 – Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20 – 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21 – Würzburg
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22 – Würzburg > Rüdesheim
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23 – 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
Day 24 – Cologne
Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 25 – 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
Day 26 – Amsterdam
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.
Meals included: Breakfast
9 May 2019
From AUD $17,985
8 June 2019
From AUD $17,685
20 July 2019
From AUD $17,585
14 September 2019
From AUD $18,085
All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 31 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 59 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 21 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
All Airfare Offers
Flights are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out surcharges will apply. Flights must be booked by Scenic. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 31 October 2018 or 11 months prior to travel, whichever comes first. Scenic reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of the full deposit. Offer available until 31 August 2018 or until sold out. Strictly limited suites available on set departures and all offers are strictly subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the brochured tour departure dates and ports. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. Full airline terms and conditions apply.
Free Flights to Europe
Flights are based on wholesale airfares in Economy Class with Singapore Airlines (or another airline of Scenic’s choosing), and are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Free Flights and taxes to Europe offer is available on cruises of 11 days or longer, are subject to availability and is strictly limited. Airline/Airport taxes up to $350 per person included. Saving of up to $5,310 per couple is based on an airfare of $2,655 per person including $350 taxes when booking a Standard Suite on IRSS in June.
Flights and Ticketing
Dependant on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, air surcharges will apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be advised once all air sectors are confirmed. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing, should taxes increase from time of reservation a surcharge will apply. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees as established by Scenic including any applicable airline fees.
General Information & Conditions
Please read carefully before booking. These terms and conditions are additional to the full terms and conditions contained in Scenic Europe River Cruise 2019 brochure and on https://www.scenic.com.au/terms. All bookings are subject to Scenic’s full terms and conditions. This information is supplementary to the full brochure, please refer to full brochure for relevant cruise and/or tour departure dates, itinerary and fares. Prices are in Australian Dollars. Earlybird offers and Scenic Savings are not combinable.
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