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Scenic - Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery

26 Day Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery

Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery

Days: 26

From: Venice to Amsterdam

Countries Visited: Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands

Code: dicc

Code_ERC: dicc-1

( Brochure Price: $ 16,490 pp )

Our Price: $15,666 pp


1. Venice
Upon arrival in Venice, cruise along the Grand Canal by private motor launch, past ornate and gilded palazzos and churches to your superbly located hotel for a two night stay. Tonight join your fellow guests for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

2. Venice
Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this city state in times past during your walking tour, which includes a visit to the stunning Basilica of San Marco. Ensconced in the romance of the city, this afternoon enjoy a gondola ride and glide under ancient bridges among magnificently beautiful canals. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

3. Venice > Opatija
As you leave Italy behind you’ll journey to Slovenia and visit its greatest tourist site – the Karst Caves at Postojna. Continue to the Croatian seaside town of Opatija, your base for the next two nights. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

4. Pula > Rovinj > Opatija
Today you’ll visit the historic towns of Rovinj and Pula. Starting in Rovinj, join your local guide for a walking tour. Later, visit a local farm and learn about everyday life in Croatia, while tasting some of the sumptuous local produce. Your journey continues with a visit to the charming town of Pula, known for its mild climate and home to many ancient Roman buildings, including the well-preserved Roman Arena. Meals included: Breakfast

5. Opatija > Split
Drive into the very heart of Dalmatia, to the city of Split, beautifully set against the Adriatic Sea, for an overnight stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

6. Split > Dubrovnik
This morning our expert guide will reveal the ruins of the massive Imperial Palace of Diocletian, constructed from 293AD. You’ll also visit the church which is thought to be the oldest in the world and is still used for services today. This afternoon, leave Split behind and journey along the Mediterranean coast to Dubrovnik. Check into your hotel for your three night stay. Meals included: Breakfast

7. Dubrovnik
The walled Old Town of Dubrovnik is a World Heritage-listed Site and has remained largely unchanged since medieval times. Take a guided walking tour and get to marvel at Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace. This evening visit a local farm house where you’ll meet the owners and taste their delicious home-grown produce during a mouth-watering dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

8. Dubrovnik
Freechoice Let your local guide show you the best views of the city with an active walking tour of Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.Alternatively, take a scenic journey through the pretty countryside and visit the Konavle villages and the town of Cavtat. Meals included: Breakfast

9. Dubrovnik > Plitvice
Travel inland and enjoy the astonishing natural scenery of the Balkans, heading towards the World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park. Tonight you’ll stay in the heart of Plitvice, in a beautiful natural setting. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

10. Plitvice > Ljubljana
This morning, tour the sublimely beautiful World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park. Wander along meandering pathways to view a series of emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by increasingly impressive waterfalls. Your next stop is Slovenia and its lively capital Ljubljana, where you’ll enjoy two nights. Meals included: Breakfast

11. Ljubljana
Start your day with a guided tour of Ljubljana, seeing the Opera House, National Museum, Franciscan Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Enrich Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled. Visit the historic Church of St. Mary with its famous wishing well where you can ring the bell for good luck. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

12. Ljubljana > Budapest
This afternoon, embrace the beautiful and historic city of Budapest. A warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Your majestic cruise begins here as you relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

13. Budapest
Freechoice 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

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. Enrich 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

15. Vienna
Freechoice 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

16. Dürnstein > Melk
Freechoice 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. Sundowners As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

17. Passau > Salzburg
Enrich 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

18. Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Freechoice 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

19. Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. Freechoice Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

21. Würzburg
Freechoice 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

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

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. Enrich Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

24. Cologne
Freechoice 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

25. Amsterdam
Freechoice 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

26. Amsterdam
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. Meals included: Breakfast

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Cruise Highlights

Beautiful spots and magnificent moments. The march of time has been a little slower in Dalmatia than elsewhere in Europe. On this beautiful journey you’ll discover unique glimpses into the past.. With its many splendid churches, imposing fortress towns, and the rugged natural scenery that still dominates the vast open countryside, a trip to Dalmatia is a unique opportunity to appreciate some of the magnificence that has been lost elsewhere. From seaside communities like Opatija to ancient walled towns like Dubrovnik, you’ll find wonder aplenty. It’s also the perfect way to start a luxury trip along Europe’s most beautiful waterways.