Enjoy time to wander Europe's Christmas markets, teeming with delicious treats and hand-made treasures.
Gain insight into some of the local German Christmas traditions as you sample Feuerzangenbowle.
You will be swept away by the glitz and glamour of Paris's most iconic cabaret during an evening at the Moulin Rouge.
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Be transferred to your hotel before enjoying a Welcome Reception later this evening.
Stay: Three Nights: The Regent Berlin
Gain insight into some of the local German Christmas traditions as you sample Feuerzangenbowle, which is a traditional alcoholic drink where rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine.
Explore Berlin on a guided tour. Later, lose yourself in the Christmas markets then enjoy a Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Join a tour showcasing Berlin’s art scene, or venture into a private estate for an insight into modern-day Berlin. Otherwise, learn how to make traditional Christmas cookies, then sample this delicious recipe.
Take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. Return to Berlin and perhaps embark on your chosen activity.Daily :
Visit Albrechtsburg Castle, which rises majestically above the picturesque Elbe River Valley. Built in 1471, it is considered Germany's oldest castle. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Meissen Porcelain Factory, showcasing its heritage of fine porcelain art.
Along the way to Dresden, stop in Torgau to see the Memorial of Encounter, which commemorates when American and Soviet forces met on the Elbe at Torgau in April 1945, marking the end of World War II. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing in Meissen. Later, arrive in Dresden.
Stay: Dresden, Taschenbergpalais KempinskiDaily :
Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys.
Visit the Volkswagen factory, or browse Germany's oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience before travelling on to Prague.
Stay: Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron HotelDaily :
Take a tour of Prague and visit its charming Old Town. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the award-winning La Rotonde.Daily :
Visit Chateau Jemniště. Explore the estate on a private guided tour, enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.
Head out of the city where a special experience awaits.Daily :
Travel to the historic town of Velké Bílovice, then continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. Tonight after dinner, enjoy a twilight cruise.
Stay: 14 Nights: A Concerto River ShipDaily :
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest and see the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes' Square. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
In the evening, enjoy a private cocktail reception and performance at Vienna's City Palace.
Discover the city on a comprehensive tour, before a special experience.Daily :
See Schönbrunn Palace, join a Bratislava tour or play a round of golf.
After your chosen activity, perhaps explore the Christmas markets.Daily :
In Melk, tour the abbey or the town.
Explore Dürnstein then cruise to Melk, where you may choose your activity.Daily :
Travel to Salzburg and enjoy a city tour. Alternatively, embark on a full-day journey to Český Krumlov. Both touring options conclude in Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau for a walking tour.
Dedicate your day to your chosen activity.Daily :
On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. Gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.
Choose from an array of sightseeing options in Regensburg.Daily :
A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg.Daily :
Explore Bamberg’s World Heritage-listed Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings.Daily :
The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.Daily :
Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at a local winery, take a German language lesson on board or enjoy a hike.
Disembark in the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg, where a choice of activities awaits you.Daily :
In Andernach, you are treated to an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.
In Rüdesheim, choose your activity.Daily :
Enjoy a guided tour of Cologne and sample some local snacks along the way.Daily :
Perhaps admire Amsterdam's canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its traditional Dutch houses, windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, a local baker conducts a stroopwafel demonstration for you on the ship.
Spend today on your selected activity.Daily :
Disembark your ship for the final time. Travel by coach through Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals, before arriving in Paris.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, a contemporary French cafe owned by renowned chef, Alain Ducasse. Dine within this exquisite setting, offering reminders of the Sun King’s glory.
A local expert will take you on a tour through the beautiful city of Paris today. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, plus see the iconic Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.Daily :
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris’ fine food, Alternatively, tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the beautiful Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
Today, explore Paris your way with a choice of sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.Daily :
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
To complement your cruises, enjoy a total of three nights in Paris at the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe.
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