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Jewels of Europe with Ancient Empires of Greece on Scenic Jewel 2022

From Athens, Greece to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 22 Days - Departs: Wed, May 11, 2022
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Departure
May 11, 2022
Arrival
Jun 01, 2022

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For a limited time only, choose selected 2022 Europe River Cruises and secure a Super Earlybird offer when you book on a Sapphire & Diamond suites only, excluding the Single Balcony Suite (Category BS), and pay in full 12 months prior to departure. You'll receive a bonus savings of 10% off your cruise fare plus reduced roundtrip airfare to Europe. As always, you'll also receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Save 10% per person discount plus receive Roundtrip Airfare to Europe. $495/pp roundtrip economy air for 5 day sailing & Douro itineraries. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person for 8+ day sailings. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. Early payment savings offer is valid for new bookings on sailings departing in 2022. 10% Savings is applicable if full payment is received at least 12 months prior to departure. If payment has not been received, the savings offer will be removed from the booking without recourse. Savings are based on cruise content and cabin upgrade only, excluding port charges, air and any other additional items. Super Earlybird offers are available on Sapphire & Diamond suites only, excluding the Single Balcony Suite (Category BS). Super Earlybird offers are for new bookings only and not available for bookings using a Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher. Excludes Russia. Full payment is due 12 months prior to departure for Super Earlybird offers to apply. Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.

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Offers are valid on 2022 Europe river cruises for new bookings made June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022. $495/pp or economy air for 8 day Rhine Highlights, 11 Day Black Sea Explorer and 11 day Unforgettable Douro cruises. $695/pp or economy air for 5 day Taste of Imperial Europe and 8 Day Delightful Douro cruises. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,200 per person for all other cruises. Savings in lieu of air: $750/pp for $495 air, $1,000/pp for economy air. Combination itineraries receive Free roundtrip economy air + $1,000/pp savings or $2000/pp savings in lieu of flights. Offers are subject to availability and not available on all departures and suites. Offers are based on number of cruise days and exclude the land portion of the trip. Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. Air offers are combinable with group, past passenger offers, referral offers, future travel vouchers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with any other offers. All flights will be booked on Scenic's choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. A secondary non-refundable deposit is required at the time of air ticketing.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Athens
    Wed, May 11, 2022

    Begin your journey in Athens, where a world of ancient myths and intriguing culture awaits. Join your Tour Director for a welcome drink, before settling in for your two night stay.

  2. Day 2
    Athens
    Thu, May 12, 2022

    This morning, discover the bustling Greek capital with a guided city tour. Explore the city’s mix of ancient and contemporary with your local guide, including a visit to the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the impressive Panathenaiko Stadium. You’ll also visit many of the city’s ancient wonders, such as the World Heritage-listed Acropolis, the Propylaea, and the Parthenon, just to name a few.

    Freechoice: Visit the Acropolis Museum, situated overlooking the famed Acropolis offering stunning 360-degree views of the city. Alternatively, take a walking tour through Plaka, the oldest district in Athens, and discover everything this charming neighbourhood has to offer, including a workshop on local handicraft.

    Tonight, enjoy a delicious included dinner in a local restaurant.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Athens > Nafplion
    Fri, May 13, 2022

    Today travel towards Nafplion, Greece’s historic first capital. You’ll have the opportunity to stop and admire the 23-metre wide Corinth Canal, before continuing to the small village of Epidaurus, where you’ll visit the renowned Great Theatre of Epidaurus, dating back to 4th century BC. This afternoon, arrive in the charming town of Nafplion and discover this picturesque seaside port with a guided city tour. Notice the many Venetian and Ottoman influences that make this city unique, as your guide takes you through the narrow streets of the Old Town, finishing your tour at the imposing Palamidi Fortress. Relax tonight at your hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Nafplion > Olympia
    Sat, May 14, 2022

    This morning begins with a visit to the important archaeological site of Mycenae. Learn about the legendary Agamemnon, as you marvel at the fortified ruins where once stood the most powerful kingdom in Greece. As we continue towards Olympia, stop at local winery Skouras Domaine for a wine tasting. Then join a cooking class followed by a delicious lunch in the traditional village of Vytina. Continue to the small ancient town of Olympia, renowned as the site of the first Olympic Games held over 2,800 years ago. Here we’ll visit the Olympia Archaeological site, home to many extraordinary monuments such as the Temples of Hera and Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the torch of the modern Olympic Games is still lit today. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum, which proudly displays relics dating back to prehistoric times. Enjoy an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Olympia > Delphi > Itea
    Sun, May 15, 2022

    Depart today for the mountainside town of Delphi, considered by Zeus to be the centre of the world. Explore significant historical sites such as the ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. As we head towards Itea for our overnight stay, stop at local honey farm for a tour and olive tasting.


    Meals: Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Itea > Meteora > Kalambaka
    Mon, May 16, 2022

    Continue today to the World Heritage-listed site of Meteora. See the natural wonders of 60 million year old rock formations, with incredible Byzantine monasteries dating back to the 14th century balanced high on the rock pillars above.

    Freechoice: Take a panoramic drive through the mountains for breathtaking views of this remarkable site and visit a local monastery, or follow the old footpaths monks have walked for centuries on a guided hike.

    Tonight you’ll be treated to a home hosted dinner, before your overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Kalambaka > Athens
    Tue, May 17, 2022

    Today we journey back to Athens, as we make our way to the city centre’s highest point, Lycabettus Hill. Take an enjoyable ride on the funicular railway to the peak, and be rewarded with spectacular views across the city. At the top is the setting for our unforgettable farewell dinner. Return tonight to your hotel in Athens.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Athens > Budapest
    Wed, May 18, 2022

    After breakfast this morning, transfer to Athens airport for your included flight to Budapest where you will board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Budapest
    Thu, May 19, 2022

    Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or if you’re feeling more active, you make choose to join a hike to Buda Hill.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Vienna
    Fri, May 20, 2022

    While cruising, relax in one of the on board lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards 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 classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Vienna
    Sat, May 21, 2022

    Freechoice: Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert during a tour, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Dürnstein > Melk
    Sun, May 22, 2022

    Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region, to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offer spectacular views across the Danube.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Salzburg
    Mon, May 23, 2022

    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerised by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    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 an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Regensburg
    Tue, May 24, 2022

    There is much to explore in the 2,000 year old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers.

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Nuremberg
    Wed, May 25, 2022

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

    Freechoice: Explore the city on foot on a guided walking tour, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting experience.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Bamberg
    Thu, May 26, 2022

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of the Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Alternatively, taste some of the citys regional specialities on a city walk.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Würzburg
    Fri, May 27, 2022

    Freechoice: Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars, or visit the impressive estate of Schloss Weikersheim, a true Baroque and Renaissance delight. 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Miltenberg
    Sat, May 28, 2022

    Freechoice: Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  19. Day 19
    Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
    Sun, May 29, 2022

    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 spectacular views of the river. The afternoon set sail and enjoy fabulous views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

    Enrich
    Discover Germany’s motoring heritage with a special event held at Motorworld. Set amongst a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun filled activities.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  20. Day 20
    Cologne
    Mon, May 30, 2022

    Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or step inside the cathedral and let your local guide marvel you with its history. Alternatively, explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  21. Day 21
    Amsterdam
    Tue, May 31, 2022

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

    Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside of the city, or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  22. Day 22
    Amsterdam
    Wed, Jun 01, 2022

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

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast

Rivers Visited

Rhine, Danube

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Scenic Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 58 reviews about Scenic Tours - currently showing 13 reviews with comments only

Scenic provided an exceptional trip via staff, meals, and experiences. Our tour guide was extraordinary and handled even the slight setback of low water with ease and grace. I would recommend them to anyone interested in river travel.

People didn't really dress for dinner. Men in jeans were allowed in the dining room at night for dinner. That did not happen at another Scenic Cruise we were on. Very disappointed about this. We belong to a private Country Club and men will be turned away at the entrance for this dressing in jeans. Scenic is lowering their standards by doing this. We won't travel Scenic again because of the lower dress codes. Not a top of the line company if this is allowed.

Scenic delivered an Above & Beyond Experience that we will cherish forever. The ENTIRE ship personnel was the epitome of what customer service should be!

Scenic River Cruise was fantastic. Service and food were both absolutely wonderful. Exceeded our expectations and will travel again with Scenic.

The ship was luxurious. The staff were professional and attentive. We would definitely travel with Scenic again.

Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was a wonderful experience. The ship's staff and amenities afforded us a very comfortable experience. The food sometimes challenged us to try new and regional dishes, which we really enjoyed. But alternate choices were always available, as well. The other passengers were friendly and we made many new acquaintances on our trip. Best part...? All inclusive! We may have made a small tip here and there, but nothing was expected during excursions, tours, dining, bar or hospitality services. Great entertainment on various occasions.

Scenic were exceptional.They have to be the best operators of river cruises.Every aspect of the trip with them was of a very high standard.The cabins (suites) were large and very comfortable (we had the lowest level,so I can imagine what the higher levels would have been like!). All the meals served were excellent with plenty of variety and imagination.Every member of staff we encountered was helpful and smiley.The excursions were excellent with high level guiding .Overall a very good experience.and I would highly recommend them.

The tour description matched the tour exactly.

Wonderful Trip at the right price

Scenic Tours delivers a flawless river cruise experience. They truly take care of everything - all at one price. The ships are beautiful and the staff is cheerful and accommodating. The cabins are incredible feats of design that make use of every inch of space. We were gone for two weeks and never felt cramped. The food is diverse and wonderful and the excursions are very interesting and well-planned.

Scenic did a great job. It was all inclusive so we had no bill at the end, including tips. The trip was 14 days down the Danube, Main, and Rhine. The food, service, and excursions were all very good and included. The only note I would make is that you stopped at so many towns that you did not have enough time to really explore them. But overall, it was a very good trip!

The Scenic Jewel Amsterdam to Budapest cruise certainly exceeded our expectations. The Scenic Jewel staff could not have been better. We were certainly pampered the entire cruise and the staff could not do enough to insure the trip was a success. We did not have one staff person who was only average--everyone was exceptional. Our cruise director kept everything humming right along and he and the captian went above and beyond to solve a water level issue.

Scenic was more expensive than our other trips But quality was outstanding!

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