Jewels of Europe River Cruise

15 days in Truly All-Inclusive Luxury Amsterdam > Budapest

from $6,695* pp

*Based on 8/11/2021 departure with $300pp Early Payment Discount applied.

Plan your 2021 river cruise with confidence. Book now to secure Earlybird Offers with Economy Flights Included up to the value of $1,900 per person* on many of our most popular cruises. For extra peace of mind take advantage of our reduced deposit payment amount and complimentary Deposit Protection Plan^.

Experience Europe from a luxurious new perspective, as you cruise the magnificent Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through diverse countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Meander by grand palaces, romantic towns and fairytale castles along this ancient trade route. Many of the villages lining these waterways have deep history and remain as beautiful as ever. You’ll encounter the very best that Europe has to offer on this journey.


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Truly All-Inclusive Luxury

  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Dine at your choice of up to five venues
  • Premium beverages all day, every day - not just at mealtimes
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Enjoy three exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalise your trip with 35 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • E-bikes to explore independently
  • Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • Experienced Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides in each town
  • Return airport transfers
  • Tipping and gratuities included


Ancient towns and historic fortresses

The Danube, Main and Rhine rivers once passed through principalities and dynasties that engaged in endless struggles for control of the fertile banks.

So many of the villages lining these great rivers have lived a charmed life, and remain as beautiful and engaging as ever. Along these old trade routes you’ll encounter all the very best that Europe has to offer.


Itinerary

Day 01 Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass at this evening’s welcome reception. Meals: D

Day 02 Amsterdam
Explore Amsterdam, with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.
Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city, or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03 Cologne > Marksburg
Freechoice:
Take a stroll through Cologne, or explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour. Alternatively, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons.
Enrich Delight in the medieval Marksburg Castle. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local wine. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river. Meals: B.L.D

Day 05 Miltenberg
Freechoice:
Meet a monk at a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meeta Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06 Würzburg
Freechoice: Traverse the famous Romantic Road to Rothenburg where you’ll tour the charming walled city, home to many beautiful half timbered houses. Alternatively, visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08 Nuremberg
Enjoy this Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg on a guided walking tour, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting experience. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09 Regensburg
Explore the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or hop onboard a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, join a local guide for a cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. Meals: B.L.D

Day 10 Salzburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Salzburg. Alternatively, you may choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ including the beautiful Mirabell Gardens.
Enrich Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics. Meals: B.L.D

Day 11 Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit the 12th century Burg Aggstein. Meals: B.L.D

Day 12 Vienna
Take a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.
Enrich Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Meals: B.L.D

Day 13 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of the Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, discover Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or, those feeling more active can explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island. Meals: B.L.D

Day 14 Budapest
Today we arrive into Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or join a local guide for a walking tour. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to join a hike to Buda Hill. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Meals: B

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 at scenic.com.au/terms


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Terms & Conditions: *Conditions apply. Prices and offers are based on per person, twin share in AUD, strictly limited, not combinable with other offers, and subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2020. Economy Flights Included offers is up to the value of $1,900 per person based on Economy Class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing. If the required airfare is greater than $1,900 per person for Economy Class, air surcharges will apply. #Fly Business class from $4,195 per person is available on selected departures on cruises of 11 days or longer and is strictly limited and not combinable with other offers. All flights offers are based on wholesale airfares in Business Class with Singapore Airlines in U class and are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Airline/Airport taxes up to $260 per person are included. Flights are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out surcharges will apply. Flights must be booked with Scenic. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 7 days of booking. In addition, payment for the full Business Class airfare is due by 30 September 2020 or 11 months prior to departure, whatever comes first. Offer does not apply in Portugal. 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. From price includes $300pp Early Payment Discount where full payment is due by 30 November 2020. Prices and offers based on STC081121.1 in a category E suite (no balcony). Balcony suite price based on a category C suite other upgrades available on request at an additional cost. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000pp is due by 30 September 2020. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. ^Receive complimentary Deposit Protection Plan on all cruises, excluding Russia. Valid for new bookings made before 30 September 2020. Valued at $125pp. Flyer version 2: prices and offers correct as of 25/06/20. For full terms and conditions visit scenic.com.au/terms. ABN 85 002 715 602. SNFY1912