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Scenic Tastes of Imperial Europe River Cruise

Scenic Tastes of Imperial Europe River Cruise

Explore three breathtakingly beautiful capital cities on Tastes of Imperial Treasures, a 5-day luxury river from Scenic.
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.

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Tastes of Imperial Europe Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Budapest

Fly from one of up to 9 UK regional airports, where you’ll be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Budapest

Scenic 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 protected by two lions at each end. Continue down Andrassy Avenue to visit Hero’s 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 used during World War II and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.

Scenic 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 this will be a true trip highlight. This wonderful evening is exclusive to Scenic guests.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Bratislava

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 visit the wellness centre.

Scenic 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 every day live in Slovakia 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Vienna

Scenic Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna seeing many of the highlights such as the State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world, the City Park with its famous gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss and St. Stephens Cathedral, the intricately decorated symbol of the city, 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 during a guided tour. Discover the importance of this tradition to the Viennese people and its history that dates back centuries.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Vienna

Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Vienna is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. 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

All Inclusive 5* River Cruising

Included as standard on Scenic river cruises:

• Spacious Suites
• Up to 5 dining options
• Complimentary beverages
• Butler service
• Complimentary mini-bar
• Wellness area and fitness area
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• All tipping & gratuities

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