Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 18 Day Jewels of Europe with Paris. Explore Europe's waterways on a 15 day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on a Scenic 'Space-Ship', your 5-star floating hotel, before spending three nights in Paris.
River Cruise (Premium)
Budapest to Paris
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Hungary, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, France
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.
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 the majestic city of Vienna. 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.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our ‘Shop with a Chef’ option.
Dürnstein - Melk
Freechoice: Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Sundowners: As the day ends, you’ll be able to enjoy a drink in fine company as the sun goes down over the Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.
Passau - Salzburg
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 and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval old town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
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’ food tour.
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders did.
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.
Freudenberg - 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, 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.
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 for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the riverEnrich: Delight in the medieval ambience at 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.
Freechoice: Explore the Neanderthal museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.
Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a bit of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.
Amsterdam - Paris
Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Freechoice: Explore Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the incredible exhibits at the Louvre museum. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.
You have a free day so explore to your heart’s content. Freechoice Dining: Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, before enjoying a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively, dine at the world-famous Lido and take in one of its unique shows.
After breakfast, depart Paris with a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ Ultimate Inclusions
Your own butler
Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
Authentic local entertainment
The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
Cruise Directors to guide and assist
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
Return airport transfers, at your convenience
Scenic Enrich - Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences
Enjoy a private Viennese evening concert at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein
Set in the stunning hills surrounding Salzburg, enjoy an exclusive production of the 'The Best of the Sound of Music and Salzburg Show'
Celebrate Scenic's version of the famously fun German festival of 'Oktoberfest'
Step back in time on a private tour and medieval banquet dinner at Marksburg Castle
Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at your day’s end in the stunning Wachau Valley (a seasonal highlight and is included from 01 April to 30 September 2016)
Whether you want to be part of a group excursion one day or you're feeling adventurous the next, Scenic make it both easy to customise your Scenic experience.
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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they're all included.
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