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Jewels of Europe with Treasures of Turkey on Scenic Ruby 2022

From Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 29 Days - Departs: Wed, May 18, 2022
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Departure
May 18, 2022
Arrival
Jun 15, 2022

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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 Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Istanbul
    Wed, May 18, 2022

    Welcome to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

  2. Day 2
    Istanbul
    Thu, May 19, 2022

    After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of this amazing city. See magnificent Hagia Sophia and visit the stunning Blue Mosque, the remains of the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with views overlooking the mighty Bosphorus.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Istanbul > Canakkale
    Fri, May 20, 2022

    This morning your local guide will show you around the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world before continuing towards Canakkale for your two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Canakkale
    Sat, May 21, 2022

    Today travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, site of the WWI landings by allied forces including ANZAC troops on the morning of April 25, 1915. Visit many of the landmark sites such as the Cape Hellas Memorial, ANZAC Cove, the ominously named Shrapnel Valley, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Canakkale > Izmir
    Sun, May 22, 2022

    Journey today to the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, where you will visit the site of Asclepion, the famed ancient medical centre dating back to 4th century BC. Then see the magnificent Acropolis containing the ruins of Pergamon’s acclaimed 200,000 volume library. See monuments such as the Altar of Zeus, the Temple of Athena, and the Theatre, before enjoying authentic Turkish cuisine at a home hosted lunch in a local village. Then depart for Izmir for an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Izmir > Kusadasi
    Mon, May 23, 2022

    Tour Izmir, starting at the heart of the city Konak Square. From here you’ll see the ruins of Agora and the Old Market Place. After visiting a local winery for a tasting of their delicious produce continue to Kusadasi for a two stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Kusadasi
    Tue, May 24, 2022

    Visit Ephesus, perhaps the world’s best-preserved ancient city that once housed the Temple of Artemis. Walk the Marble Road, the construction of which started in the 1st century AD and see many preserved buildings such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus and the Great Ampitheatre. Then venture behind the Ephesus hills to where the House of Virgin Mary once stood.


    Meals: Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Kusadasi > Pamukkale
    Wed, May 25, 2022

    Freechoice: Visit the ancient spa city of Hierapolis, admired for its breathtaking views of terraced calcium pools, then explore the ancient Necropolis site. Alternatively, swim in the Antique Pool of Cleopatra, and experience the legendary healing properties as you soak in the warm waters.     

    At the end of the day be transferred to your hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Pamukkale > Antalya
    Thu, May 26, 2022

    Today we visit Antalya, situated on a cliff over the Mediterranean and surrounded by mountains, the city has been home to multiple civilisations including the Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans. Visit the large archaeological museum rich in Classical, Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk artefacts before continuing to Aspendos, highlights include its Roman Theatre that is said to be the best-preserved in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay in Antalya.


    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Antalya > Konya
    Fri, May 27, 2022

    This morning drive to Konya, a traditional caravan stop and home of the Whirling Dervishes. Visit the Mevlana Museum, former monastery of the Dervishes which contains the tomb of the groups’ 13th century spiritual leader before an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Konya > Cappadocia
    Sat, May 28, 2022

    This morning we travel towards the moon-like landscapes of Cappadocia. Enroute you will have the opportunity to visit a 13th century Caravanserai, built to house merchants and their animals travelling the famed Silk road that connected the East and West. Afterwards, experience what life is like in a traditional Cappadocian village during a visit to a traditional stone house accompanied by a hearty yet delicious lunch. This afternoon stop in Kaymakli Underground city, an underground settlement built to protect the early Christians living in this region from invaders. Continue to the Argos in Cappadocia for a two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  12. Day 12
    Cappadocia
    Sun, May 29, 2022

    Freechoice: This morning choose to take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride (weather permitting) over the valleys of Cappadocia, or enjoy a special breakfast in a spectacular location.

    Then visit the main sights of this amazing region, including a tour of the Monastic Centre of Goreme. Founded in the 4th century, the centre now serves as an open-air museum featuring rock-cut churches with beautifully well-preserved frescoes inside.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Cappadocia > Istanbul
    Mon, May 30, 2022

    This morning take a short flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, visit the iconic Spice Market and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. This afternoon is yours to explore, before dinner at one of Istanbul’s finest restaurants on the shores of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Istanbul
    Tue, May 31, 2022

    Freechoice: This morning relax and rejuvenate at a Turkish Bath, or learn about traditional Turkish cuisine during a cooking class.

    Relax on the waters of the Bosphorus aboard your private cruise.


    Meals: Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Istanbul > Budapest
    Wed, Jun 01, 2022

    After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul airport for your included flight to Budapest to join your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Budapest
    Thu, Jun 02, 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
  17. Day 17
    Vienna
    Fri, Jun 03, 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
  18. Day 18
    Vienna
    Sat, Jun 04, 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
  19. Day 19
    Dürnstein > Melk
    Sun, Jun 05, 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
  20. Day 20
    Salzburg
    Mon, Jun 06, 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
  21. Day 21
    Regensburg
    Tue, Jun 07, 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
  22. Day 22
    Nuremberg
    Wed, Jun 08, 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
  23. Day 23
    Bamberg
    Thu, Jun 09, 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
  24. Day 24
    Würzburg
    Fri, Jun 10, 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
  25. Day 25
    Miltenberg
    Sat, Jun 11, 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
  26. Day 26
    Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
    Sun, Jun 12, 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
  27. Day 27
    Cologne
    Mon, Jun 13, 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
  28. Day 28
    Amsterdam
    Tue, Jun 14, 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
  29. Day 29
    Amsterdam
    Wed, Jun 15, 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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

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.

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