Tastes of Imperial Europe

Resort: Europe
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Austria
Price From: £1495.00

Overview

Begin your exploration in the gorgeous city of Vienna. Having played host to creative and intellectual geniuses like Mozart, Beerhoven and Sigmund Freud, the city oozes culture and creativity, from the 17th century Vienna State Opera to the Viennese coffee-house culture. In Bratislava, get an exclusive insightinto the lives of the locals and continue 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 Godollo Royal Palace.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Vienna

Fly from one of up to 9 UK regional airports, where you’ll be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.

Meals Included: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 Schnbrunn 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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3 – Bratislava

 

Freechoice

Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Alternatively, journey behind the iron curtain and discover Bratislavas 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.

Meals Included: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 Fishermans Bastion to see the city splayed out below you from the viewing platform. Or, if youre 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 Fishermans Bastion. Alternatively, experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, set underneath the citys Castle district. The complex was built as a secret hospital during WWII and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.

 

Enrich

Immerse yourself in Budapests imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gdll Royal Palace, one of the favourite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary. Built in the 18th century, Gdll 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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 – Budapest

After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 9 UK airports.

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 refer to our terms and conditions.

Meals Included:Breakfast

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