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Jewels of Europe with Scenic Tours

Fly to Europe with Emirates Business Class for $2,995!
Specials BA Balcony Suite $12,995
  • 11216
  • 14 Dec 21
  • Amsterdam
  • Vienna and Budapest
  • 10 Aug 22
  • 14 nights
  • 24 Aug 22
  • Europe
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • River
  • Cruise Only

  • Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge in Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Salzburg, Melk in Dürnstein, Vienna and Budapest

Alternate dates, and also reverse itinerary, available.

You’ll be enchanted by the grand palaces and fairytale castles of Europe on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine and Danube.

A region steeped in the history of ancient trade routes, today the rivers of the Rhine, Main and Danube meander through forested hillsides, idyllic vineyards and romantic towns.

Restored castles still stand watch from their position atop dramatic hilltops, just as they did in the days of feudal knights, and land barons. However today, the sites of ancient battles and medieval skirmishes have been replaced by a tranquil countryside, and thriving towns and villages. Elsewhere, romantic ruins echo with a timeless beauty and Gothic spires rise out of the picturesque communities nestled along the river banks. This is a journey that will take you through the Europe of your imagination, full of wonder, recalling medieval jousts, cobbled streets and childhood fairy tales.

 

 

Highlights

  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 3 Scenic Enrich experiences including a special event held at Motorworld amongst classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles, 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 39 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • 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 on shore
  • Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) included

Important Terms

  • To receive these exclusive savings on this departure, the $2,995 Business Class Airfare must be booked with your cruise fare.
  • Pricing is based on twin-share accommodation in a Category BA Balcony Suite.
  • Deposit is due upon confirmation, and full payment due prior to 15 December 2021.
  • All guests are required to be fully vaccinated up to 14 days prior to departure.
  • Other sailing dates, and reverse itineraries, available upon request.
  • Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan - if you cancel a tour or cruise prior to the invoiced final Payment Date, and the Deposit Protection Plan applies, Scenic will hold your deposit, less any third party cancellation and/or administrative fees incurred by Scenic or Scenic tour products only, (i.e. not products provided by third parties such as air travel), then credit the remainder of the deposit towards an alternative tour product, if you re-book within 24 months of cancellation.
  • Alternatively, The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for $395pp whereby you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date.
  • To ensure guests can book with confidence, Scenic Group are including a Flexible Booking Policy which allows guests to defer travel and transfer to an alternate departure or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to travel, with no Scenic Group fees (3rd party fees may apply).
  • For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months. Please note, final payment due date will remain as per booking conditions; however, this flexible policy allows changes to be made up to 60 days prior to travel.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
 
BA Balcony Suite
$12,995
Book
BB Balcony Suite
$13,095
Book
BD Deluxe balcony Suite
$13,195
Book
Suite Features
  • Luxury Queen Size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.



Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

 



Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.



Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of our private Balcony Suites but with even more space to relax.



These spacious Suites (23m²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and spacious shower



At 30m², at the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breath taking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the suite.



This Suite on the Diamond Deck is the ultimate in luxury with more space (29m²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.




This Suite on the Diamond Deck is the ultimate in luxury with more space (48m²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

 

Day 1 – Welcome to Amsterdam

Highlights: Welcome reception

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 2: Amsterdam 

Highlights: Welcome dinner

Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

Freechoice

Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. And in the evening, please join your Scenic Space-Ship Captain for the official welcome dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cologne – Marksburg

Highlights: Medieval castle banquet

Freechoice

Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

Enrich

Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim

Highlights: Rhine Gorge

Enjoy the unrivalled views and fresh air of the spectacular World Heritage-listed 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 a spectacular view of the river.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Freudenberg – Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’

Highlights: Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’

Enrich

In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, bright festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Würzburg

Highlights: Romantic Rothenburg

Freechoice

Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – such an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Bamberg

Highlights: Old Town

Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg 

Highlights: WWII history

Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice

Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter – the Tastes of Nuremberg – a tour of culinary delights that will let you indulge your passion for local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread. Alternatively learn new techniques at a cooking class. We won’t tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Regensburg

Highlights: Danube Gorge

From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Passau – Salzburg

Highlights: The Wonder of The Sound of Music

Enrich

Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Melk – Dürnstein

Highlights: Sundowners in Wachau Valley

Freechoice

Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, for the more active embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.

Sundowners

As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Vienna 

Highlights: Enrich Private Viennese concert

Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking 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 Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues, and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore it.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Vienna

Highlights: Shop with a Chef

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (operating on selected departure dates, please enquire for details). Or why not taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour with your on board chef.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Budapest

Highlights: Hospital in the Rock Museum

We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice

Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Budapest 

Highlights: Farewell

Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals included: Breakfast

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

From humble beginnings to world-renowned Luxury Cruise and Tour operator, in 2016 Scenic celebrated 30 years as a leader in its field. The Scenic team has worked tirelessly to earn a world-class reputation for creating and delivering the ultimate cruising and touring itineraries for travellers who seek wondrous experiences and exceptional 5-star service.

Founded in Newcastle by Glen Moroney, the company started in 1986 with coach tours operating throughout Australia. In the early 1990s this expanded to New Zealand, followed by Norfolk Island in 1997 and Southern Africa in 1998. By the end of the decade Scenic started hosting tours to Canada and Alaska and thanks to their on-going commitment to ingenuity and a passion for travel we were soon the leading touring company in Canada and Alaska.

Throughout the early 2000s new destinations across Europe and Russia, throughout Asia and South and Central America were soon part of their tour itineraries.

A new and historic chapter commenced in 2008 as Scenic took on the exciting world of ship-building.

Their first exclusive, all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ships were launched on Europe’s waterways. More akin to floating hotels, it wasn’t long before guests were flocking to experience private balconies, world-class dining and butler service.

Over the next seven years they continued to grow their Scenic Space-Ship fleet as well as upgrading their existing ships to bring the ultimate in luxury to all their river cruising guests. By 2016 they had a grand total of 20 ships sailing across Europe rivers including, the Main, Rhine and Danube as well as on the Volga River in Russia. They’ve come to be known as the France River Cruise Specialist with ships on the Seine, Bordeaux, Saône and Rhône rivers and in 2016 began sailing through beautiful Portugal on the Duoro.

Their first foray in South East Asia River Cruising happened in 2016. Scenic Spirit launched in January 2016 and provides an unsurpassed level on luxury on the Mekong River. Scenic’s newest river cruise ship, Scenic Aura, launched on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River in September 2016, offering the ultimate in pampering whilst on board.

In 2015, as they prepared for a new chapter that would take them into a whole new travel realm, Scenic Tours went through a significant rebrand. The new Scenic brand focuses on the sense of wonder they give their guests.

And wonder is certainly what Scenic hope they felt with the launch in January 2016 of their most exciting and ambitious chapter yet: Scenic Eclipse – The World’s First Discovery Yachts. Setting a new standard for ocean cruising, Scenic Eclipse are equipped with two on board helicopters and a seven-seat submarine, taking guests to places previously thought inaccessible. With an on board Discovery Team, a range of shore excursions and unparalleled luxury and service, the World’s First Discovery Yachts truly eclipse all expectations.

In 2017, Scenic becomes the first and only river cruise operator to feature Salt Therapy Lounges on Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire in France. In 2019, due to popular demand, these were added to the Space-Ships on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

2019 heralded the new benchmark in ultra-luxury cruising. From the world’s northernmost capital Reykjavik to Quebec, Canada, Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, set sail on her maiden voyage in August 2019.

A proudly Australian founded company Scenic has offices across the globe, two sister companies, Evergreen Tours and Emerald Waterways and after more than three decades of successful operation, is looking towards an exciting future.

Scenic is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), IATA (International Air Transport Association), CATO (Council of Australian Tour Operators), and is ATAP Accredited (Australian Tourism Accreditation Program) which validates its strength, capabilities and international presence. Scenic is also an Inbound Tour Member of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. Scenic has been the recipient of national and international accolades from the industry and its partners, as well as recognised within the industry for its exemplary product and operations.

In 2016 Glen Moroney was welcomed into the (CLIA) Hall of Fame for his pioneering work in the rapidly growing river cruise sector.

After more than three decades in the business, Scenic is still as passionate about travel and committed to guest satisfaction as it was in 1986. Scenic goes to the Nth degree to ensure its guests have the holiday of a lifetime.


 
 

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