Christmas Markets

14 December - 29 December 2017

Duration

15 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Netherlands

Ports

14 Ports

14-15 December

Setting sail from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

16 December

Germany: Cologne

17 December

Germany: Rüdesheim

18 December

Germany: Freudenberg

19 December

Germany: Würzburg

20 December

Germany: Bamberg

21 December

Germany: Nuremberg

22 December

Germany: Regensburg

23 December

Germany: Passau

23 December

Austria: Linz (Salzburg)

24 December

Austria: Melk

24-25 December

Austria: Dürnstein

25-27 December

Austria: Vienna

28-29 December

Arriving in Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent - ransacked by the Mongols in 1241, occupied by the Ottoman Turks for over a century, and almost flattened by the Soviets in 1945 - but plenty of older buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen's Basilica. Although a pedant might point out that Budapest has only really existed since 1873; up until then the city's two distinct halves, Buda and Pest, were separate towns.

Our tip

Hungarian cuisine is vastly underrated; don’t visit Budapest without trying goulash, the paprika-infused national dish.

The Ship

Your home from home

Scenic Jasper in the Wachau Valley
Scenic Jasper - Panorama Suite
Scenic Jasper - Sun deck and vitality pool

The newest members of Scenic's European fleet, the 169-guest Jasper, Opal and Amber deliver a stylish and innovative river cruise experience.

What we love

On board the latest generation of Space-Ships you can expect the spacious accommodation and refined service that Scenic are renowned for, as well as a beautiful sundeck with an inviting pool.

Capacity 169 Guests
Crew 53 European Staff
Style

Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Butler service
  • WiFi on board
  • Electronic bicycles
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2015 (Jasper & Opal); 2016 (Amber)
Length 443 feet
More about Scenic Amber

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Our favourite hotel in Budapest

We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.

Tokaji aszú wine, Hungary

A taste of Hungary

If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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