Day 1 Vienna
Welcome to Vienna where you will transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. (Dinner)
Day 2 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour the city 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 Habsburg family that ruled Austria for nearly 650 years. Alternatively, learn about the history and significance of Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour.
This afternoon, you’ll have time 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 the home of a local family to gain an insight into 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 in the on board Wellness Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Budapest
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, crossing the iconic Chain Bridge which spans 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.
If you’re feeling active, take a hiking tour up the World Heritage-listed Buda Hill. 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 World War II and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.
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 façade and immaculate interior.
The concert promises to be a trip highlight and is exclusive to Scenic guests. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Budapest
After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)
Perched along the Danube, immerse yourself in medieval towns filled with Baroque palaces, fairytale 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 the 17th century Vienna State Opera to the Viennese coffee-house culture. In Bratislava, get an exclusive insight into the lives of the locals and continue on to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest. Explore its famous landmarks and castles, and wrap it up with an unforgettable classical concert inside the glorious Gödöllõ Royal Palace.
11 meals including 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners
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