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Tastes of Imperial Europe 2022

5 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Vienna
Welcome to Vienna. Your journey into allinclusive wonder begins here. Tonight raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna and take in the highlights such as the State Opera, one of the most iconic opera houses in the world, the City Park with its famous gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss and St. Stephens Cathedral, or be guided through the opulent rooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the primary summer residence of the Habsburgs family that ruled Austria for nearly 650 years. Alternatively, learn about the Viennese coffee culture, its significance and history during a guided tour.

This afternoon you have time at leisure to explore this magical city further. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bratislava
Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer, or visit a local family home to gain an insight about the everyday lives of Slovaks, while enjoying delicious coffee and cake. Alternatively, journey behind the iron curtain and discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Learn how this controversial regime directly impacted the daily lives of the Slovak people.

This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise past charming riverside villages, or take the opportunity to pamper yourself at the wellness centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Budapest
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe where you will cross the iconic Chain bridge, spanning the Danube, linking Buda and Pest and guarded by two lion sculptures at each end. Continue down Andrassy Avenue to visit Heroes’ Square, the monument built to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion to see the city splayed out below you from the viewing platform. Or, if you’re feeling active, take a hiking tour up Buda Hill, a UNESCO World heritage site. During your hike you will see the Matthias Church and the seven spires of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Alternatively, experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, set underneath the city’s Castle district. The complex was built as a secret hospital during WWII and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace, one of the favourite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary. Built in the 18th century, Gödöllõ is the second largest Baroque Palace in the world, with its symmetrical white facade and immaculate interior, the concert promises to be a trip highlight. This wonderful evening is exclusive to Scenic. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Budapest
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. (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.

Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

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All This Included
Perched along the Danube, immerse yourself in medieval towns filled with baroque palaces, fairy-tale castles, and imperial treasures.
 
Begin your exploration in the gorgeous city of Vienna. Having played host to creative and intellectual geniuses like Mozart, Sigmund Freud and Beethoven, the city oozes culture and creativity. From admiring the 17th century Vienna State Opera to the Viennese coffee-house culture, lose yourself in Vienna. In Bratislava, get an exclusive insight into the lives of the locals and continue on to explore the most beautiful city of Europe, Budapest. Explore its famous landmarks and Disney-esque castles, and wrap it up with an unforgettable classical concert inside the glorious Gödöllõ Royal Palace.
 
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to 5 on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 11 meals – 4 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Amber, or Scenic Jewel
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.