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Jewels of Europe on Scenic Crystal 2023

From Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Mon, Jun 12, 2023
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Departure
Jun 12, 2023
Arrival
Jun 26, 2023

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Experience Europe's extraordinary waterways through unique itineraries uncovering the hidden gems of each iconic destination, from the classic Rhine and the Danube to the Dordogne and the Garonne. Save up to $1500 per couple plus a choice of one bonus option when paid in full within 72 hours: free or reduced airfare, free land extension or additional savings. (Not all dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
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Offers are available for new bookings only made between Dec 16, 2022 ? March 31, 2023 on Scenic 2023 & 2024 Europe river departures. A non?refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Europe River Cruises: Save up to $750 per person for a maximum value of $1,500 per couple in a stateroom on your 2023 or 2024 Europe departure. Savings varies based on itinerary and departure. When you pay in full, you can select one additional bonus from a menu of options. Full payment is due 12 months prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking for departures within 12 months. Menu options: 1. Free or Reduced Airfare: Free roundtrip economy air available on select 8+ day departures when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking. 2? for?1 roundtrip economy air available for remainder of departures. Roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $1200 per ticket including taxes and fees; if airfare is greater than the defined max value amount inclusive of taxes and fees, guest is responsible for the difference. Departure length is based on cruise days only, excluding land extensions. Exclusions apply; please visit Scenicusa.com for details. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability. 2. Free Land Extension: Free land extensions available on select 8+ day departures when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking. Land tours eligible on this offer include Prague, Transylvania, Ljublijana & Zagreb, Bruges, Madrid, Paris, and Lisbon. Please see your specific departure for eligible products. 3. Additional Savings: Additional savings up to $1,000pp (up to $2,000 per couple) available when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking on select 8+ day departures. These offers are combinable with save and sail events, travel advisor exclusives, show vouchers, trade incentive programs, Groups, loyalty bonus offers and Future travel credits. Not combinable with any other offers. Air offer, free land extensions and Air credits are not combinable with each other.
All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Pay in full menu items are not combinable with each other; Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up?to?date pricing, availability and offers, please visit Scenicusa.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit Scenicusa.com


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Mon, Jun 12, 2023

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


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Tue, Jun 13, 2023

    Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local 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, take a hike to Buda Hill.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Vienna
    Wed, Jun 14, 2023

    While cruising, relax in the on board lounge or 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
  4. Day 4
    Vienna
    Thu, Jun 15, 2023

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Dürnstein > Melk
    Fri, Jun 16, 2023

    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
  6. Day 6
    Salzburg
    Sat, Jun 17, 2023

    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
    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Regensburg
    Sun, Jun 18, 2023

    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. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Nuremberg
    Mon, Jun 19, 2023

    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
  9. Day 9
    Bamberg
    Tue, Jun 20, 2023

    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 city's regional specialities on a city walk.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Würzburg
    Wed, Jun 21, 2023

    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
  11. Day 11
    Miltenberg
    Thu, Jun 22, 2023

    Freechoice: Meet a local Friar in a monastery for a tour and tasting of regional produce 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
  12. Day 12
    Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
    Fri, Jun 23, 2023

    Freechoice: 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 or join a local guide for a hike through the vineyards that cover the slopes of the Rhine River then relax as you make your way back to the town centre by cable car.

    This afternoon enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Cologne
    Sat, Jun 24, 2023

    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, or choose to explore Germany’s motoring heritage with a visit to Motorworld, where you will discover a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles during a guided tour.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Amsterdam
    Sun, Jun 25, 2023

    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
  15. Day 15
    Amsterdam
    Mon, Jun 26, 2023

    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

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

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Inclusions

Health and Safety Protocols for Scenic

Pre-departure
Guests are required to comply with any government requirements to enter countries on their itinerary at the time of travel. It will remain the responsibility of the guests to ensure they meet all necessary requirements including any necessary proof of vaccination, and/or negative COVID-19 test results, or any COVID-19 Travel Insurance policies should this apply at the time. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website and refer to the Government Health Advice.

We recommend that our guests travel with a supply of their own face masks and hand sanitizer, to be available in their hand luggage for connecting travel arrangements, which may include flights, hotels, and transfer arrangements.

Onboard

Every Crew Member will be fully vaccinated prior to joining all our river Space-Ships and they must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test, following 7 days of self-isolation in their home country prior to travel to the vessel.

On arrival, all Crew Members are further isolated for a period of 5 days, following a Rapid Antigen Test. All Crew Members will receive extensive instruction and training in COVID-Security, prior to travel and also prior to starting work on board. Crew Members are empowered to ensure all team members work safely within the strict protocols and a COVID secure way. 

All crew members will follow local government and health advisories, and masks will only be required to be worn if it is mandated or deemed necessary by local authorities or for the health and wellbeing of our guests on board.

We have enhanced our already intensive, frequent, and high standard of cleaning protocols in public areas and suites to ensure all surfaces and spaces are kept clean. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities. Any touchscreens such as iPads will be thoroughly disinfected after each use and hand sanitisation stations will be placed throughout the ship.

We will follow local government and health advisories which Scenic must adhere to.  Your dedicated on board staff will keep you updated on requirements.

Our ships are fitted with an on board medical facility.  The facility is staffed by one doctor and one nurse.  Our medical staff have undergone specific training and awareness in infection control, monitoring and treatment.  The medical facility is fitted with equipment to perform PCR testing.

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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
3.8
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.3

Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

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

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

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