Start your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city centre hotels.
Join your local guide on a fascinating city walk exploring Prague in all its Gothic glory. Visit the Old Town and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Later, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge that was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own. Prague is home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders, and today they’re yours to discover.
Journey by coach to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century.
Your cruise begins here and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.
Freechoice: Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide, or visit moving WWII sites which serve as a poignant reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime. Alternatively, visit Nuremberg’s rock-cut cellars for a unique beer tasting under the city.
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg, or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, explore Kuchlbauer’s World of Beer, the brewery offers a unique design inspired by renowned Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser famous for his use of bright colours and unique shapes. Taste the delicious brew produced here and visit the Kuchlbauer Tower.
If you’re feeling active, hop aboard an e-bike for a self-guided cycle to the Walhalla monument with Scenic Tailormade.
Freechoice: Choose to visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old Town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board for a cooking demonstration as you cruise from Passau to Linz.
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, meet the current owners of Artstetten Castle, once home to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination sparked the beginning of WWI, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava, or tour Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour to the Danube Island, or discover the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s long tradition in wine production along the way.
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.
Freechoice: Join a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the city’s Jewish heritage. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Alternatively, learn how to make a traditional Hungarian dish with a local.
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime 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.
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.
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.
Everything about this trip with Scenic was made easy from the moment we got off the plane. All transfers were taken care of and simple. Once onboard the quality of service was exceptional and the food was amazing.
The ship was luxurious. The staff were professional and attentive. We would definitely travel with Scenic again.
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