15 Day Christmas Markets

Europe’s waterways at Christmas transform into a festive hive of activity as markets spring to life in every town and market square. From charming villages to great cultural centres, with Scenic you can look forward to the buzz of Christmas in truly all-inclusive luxury from the spacious surrounds of your Scenic Space-Ship.

Price Includes
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships with only up to 163 guests 
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge 
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’
    and an enchanting private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein – all Exclusive to Scenic 
  • Personalise your trip with 27 included Scenic Freechoice activities 
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining 
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day^ – not just at meal times 
  • Butler service for every suite 
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily 
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area 
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration 
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles 
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise 
  • Return airport transfers 
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore

Fly Business Class in 2022 for $4,250pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck Suite


Day 1
Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2
Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take an active hike to Buda Hill, or visit the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 3
Enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube river towards the festive city of Vienna.Enrich
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical concert.

Day 4 
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Vienna, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour, or cycle to the Danube Island.Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

Day 5
Dürnstein > Melk 
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, meet a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

Day 6
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour dedicated to the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’. Enrich: Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place.

Day 7
Tour this fabulous city including its well-preserved medieval centre, then enjoy some free time to soak up the festive spirit at one of four Christmas markets in the city.

Day 8
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, join a gingerbread baking class.

Day 9
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

Day 10
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century, or stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace where you will enjoy wine tasting in the underground cellars before some free time to explore the wonderful markets of the city.

Day 11
Freechoice: Visit a local monastery and learn about beer production, or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and discover how they celebrate Christmas, or opt to visit a Schnapps producer or a local farming family, and toast the festive season as you sample some of their produce.

Day 12
Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time and perhaps try delicious glühwein or hot chestnuts amid the stalls.

Day 13
Take a guided walking tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the city’s iconic Cathedral and the delights of the magical Christmas markets.

Day 14
Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle, or on foot during a walking tour with a tasting of delicious Dutch treats. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise, or visit the villages of Schermerhorn and Alkmaar.

Day 15
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories.

Tour code – CHMA

Balcony Suite in 2022 from $11,295*pp
Fly Business Class in 2022 for $4,250*pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck Suite


Save up to $100* per person (Included in the price)

Room/Cabin information
Balcony Suite
Travel Dates

23 November 2022

Offer Ends

30 Jun 22,


Save $100 when you book with Helloworld

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Offer ends 30 June 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

*Helloworld Bonus offer $100pp valid on Scenic 2022/2023 International Europe River Cruises. Discount is not included in advertised price. Valid on deposited bookings from 29 April – 30 June 2022. Discount is per person, per booking. Offers can be combined with Super Earlybirds, Scenic Club Members Welcome Home Vouchers, Members Introduce a Friend vouchers and Future Travel Credits. Not combineable with Expo offers, Information Session offers, Scenic Club Member offers published in Wonder Magazine and other mailings. Advertised price is inclusive of the Super Earlybird Saving. Super Earlybird offers are for new bookings only until 30 May 2022, unless sold out prior, and not available for bookings using a Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher. Fly Business Class for $4,250pp is subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on Business Class Singapore Airlines in U class. If that airline and/or class is not available a surcharge may apply. Business Class Offer is available when booking selected Sapphire and Diamond Deck suites on selected departures only. Airline/airport taxes of up to $265pp are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. Any additional taxes are at guest’s expense. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000pp and Business Class fare are due within 7 days of booking. From prices and offers are based on CHMA231122.2  in a Cat C Balcony Suite. Prices correct as of 11 April 2022 and please note a fuel surcharge may be applicable at time of full payment. ^All beverages are included except for a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.