8 Day European Christmas Markets Cruise-All Inclusive with R/T Air

December 2 - December 9, 2020

Join the West TN Travelers 50+ for a tour of the Christmas markets in ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY**

Admire festive decorations and twinkling lights along streets and squares – even your Scenic Space-Ship will be decked out in all the Christmas finery.
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you will be enchanted by the magical traditions of Christmas, including the fragrant aroma of glühwein, roasted chestnuts and bustling markets bursting with festive excitement.
 

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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your ALL INCLUSIVE luxury cruise is about to begin, raise your glass to the occasion at the evening’s welcome reception.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam
Freechoice
Experience an iconic cruise of Amsterdam’s canals or take to the streets with a local guide on a walking tour including a tasting of the Dutch favourite, herring. Or if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam before visiting the equally lovely village of Edam.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne
Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Koblenz
One of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the advent season, ideal for romantic strolls.

Freechoice
Take a guided tour of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of the city offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen – traditional gingerbread hearts – to create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, discover Cochem, a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Heidelberg
Freechoice
Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by time at leisure.
During your free time why not explore the city’s Christmas markets. Heidelberg’s Old Town radiates with Christmas spirit, walk past decorated wooden stalls, smell wafts of spice in the air from the warming glühwein and taste delicious delicacies such as traditional Gingerbread and the popular local treat of Germknödel – a spiced jam filled dumpling drizzled with a decadent vanilla sauce.

Enrich
Enjoy a private evening concert at a fabulous Baroque Palace in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Baden-Baden
Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a popular spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice
Join a guided tour of this picturesque town and learn of its rich heritage or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle for scenic views of the Black Forest. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and learn about the fascinating history of this luxury brand.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Strasbourg
Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time you might wish to explore the stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Basel > Zurich
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast

IT'S ALL INCLUDED

  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers

Per Person, Double Occupancy

Balcony Suite, CAT BB $4796.00*

*price and availability are subject to change without notice.  Your reservation cannot be guaranteed until a deposit has been paid of $500 per person.  Price included roundtrip economy air from one of the following gateway cities:  BOS, PHI, PIT, JFK.  Airfare from you home city will be extra cost.

Private Butlers For All Guests

We know it’s the personal touches that make your cruise special, and so do our butlers. From nightly turndown to laundry concierge service included for all guests, your butler will provide an exceptional level of service that combines 5-star quality with personal attention to detail.  No matter your want, whim or desire, nothing is too troublesome for our team of experienced personal butlers, all of which are expertly trained in our exclusive Scenic butler academy. They provide peerless and personable service, adding to the outstanding guest experience that makes our 5-star luxury river cruises so utterly memorable. Whether you wish to order a light lunch to your private Sun Lounge, or would like a garment pressed for the evening, your personal butler will be all too happy to help.  

Gourmet Dining

Diverse and delicious food experiences are one of the highlights of your Scenic cruise.   You’ll be spoiled for choice, from your first coffee and freshly baked pastry of the day to that last relaxing nightcap from your mini-bar, or late night room service.  From degustation fine dining to a relaxed pizza, highlight evenings to unwinding with new friends, there's a venue and a menu to suit every occasion. Our chefs draw inspiration from the regions you travel through so all our food is seasonal and regional as well as freshly prepared and delicious. And what would food be without just the right drink to go with it? Choose French Champagne, regional wines selected by our sommelier or a local beer at all of our dining venues.

Scenic Tailormade

Allowing you to explore independently, our exclusive Scenic Tailormade program affords the ultimate in freedom, choice and flexibility during your journey on the iconic rivers of Europe.  Customizing your entire luxury river cruise now couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group, Scenic Tailormade means you can plan your journey to adhere to your personal travel inclinations, both on board and onshore.

New for the 2019 river cruise season is our Scenic Tailormade App. Connecting guests to a journey of discovery, river commentary and guided touring to enhance your European cruising itinerary, this service is now available to you through your personal mobile device via the App Store or Google Play. 

This new generation of Scenic Tailormade enables ease of access in a much more direct way. Guests simply need to download the App to their personal device prior to leaving home, so they can explore their destination and on board features and facilities, plus many more functions once they join their cruise. 
In this first stage, the App includes all the functions of the previous Scenic Tailormade Device, serving as:

  • An Audio Guide System;
  • A Riverview Commentary System covering key points of interest including history, culture nature, industry and life; 
  • Independent City Tours with point to point navigation, maps, commentary and an off-line Navigation System
    In addition, through the My Cruise functionality, the App can also display the Daily Cruise Program, list the Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich excursions, includes the entire Travel Guide Book, and provides a Travel Wallet for all travel documents and a Badge Scan option.

 

Scenic Tailormade App

Scenic Nth Degree

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ve thought about the details so you don’t have to. Every single aspect of your comfort and peace of mind has been considered, making your trip a truly carefree experience.

A personal hello
On the day your cruise begins, we’ll personally greet you at your arrival airport and arrange your transport to your city hotel or cruise departure point. On the last day of your cruise we will transfer you to the airport at your convenience, no hanging around with your luggage for hours.

Travel in style
As well as travelling in luxury on your Scenic Space-Ship, all other elements of your journey are just as bespoke. Whether you’re travelling by road or rail, your transport will be first class or luxury standard. Our coaches are spacious and quiet and our rail excursions are all included and link seamlessly together for the Scenic all-inclusive experience.

Wallet-free zone
All your tipping and gratuities have been included in the cost of your cruise. You don't have to spend a dollar more, if you don’t want to. All you need to think about is what to take home as a reminder of your wonderful holiday.

Local knowledge
We use local guides onshore as we believe nobody knows a location quite like someone who lives there. We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights but we’ll also take you off the beaten track to explore the little known gems and delightful back streets that only we know.

The best in the business
Scenic Cruise Directors are the best in the business. At your service and on hand throughout your cruise, they make sure every last detail of your trip is flawless. No question is too big or small and no effort is too much. Your enjoyment is their reward.