Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery

From Venice to Amsterdam, discover Dalmatia with visits to Split, Dubrovnik and Opatija before a luxury cruise along Europe's most beautiful waterways.

25 Days
Venice to Amsterdam
From (NZD)
$ 17,860
Dates & Pricing

2020 Venice > Amsterdam

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 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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DICC
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
Venice
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Venice

    Upon arrival in Venice, cruise by private motor launch to your superb hotel for a two night stay. Tonight join your fellow guests and Tour Director for a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 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. Then be ensconced in the romance of the city, during a gondola ride and glide under ancient bridges among magnificently beautiful canals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Venice > Opatija

    As you leave Italy behind you’ll journey to Slovenia and visit its greatest tourist attraction – 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. Day 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. Day 5 - Opatija > Split

    Drive into the very heart of Dalmatia, to the city of Split, beautifully set against the Adriatic Sea and stay overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Split > Dubrovnik

    This morning our expert guide will reveal the ruins of the massive Imperial Palace of Diocletian, constructed in 293 AD. 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 two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 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 marvel at Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace.

    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.

    This evening, visit a local farm house where you’ll meet the owners and taste their delicious homegrown produce during a mouth-watering dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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 impressive waterfalls. Your next stop is Slovenia and its lively capital Ljubljana, where you’ll enjoy two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Ljubljana

    Start your day with a guided tour of Ljubljana, to see the Opera House, National Museum, Franciscan Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral.

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    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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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.

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    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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 the fairytale castle Burg Aggstein and learn about its impressive history while enjoying the views over the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Passau > Salzburg

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    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Regensburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Or you could cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Bamberg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Miltenberg

    Today is your opportunity to meet the locals of this quaint German town.

    Freechoice

    Visit a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about modern royal life as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and taste many of the flavours available. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - Cologne

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral or learn of the city’s strong Jewish history. Alternatively, cycle to the charming village of Zons or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - Amsterdam

    Depart after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 35 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 57 meals – 24 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 20 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director and Tour Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability