Available for new bookings only made between May 1 - June 30, 2023 on 2023 & 2024 Scenic European 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 unless otherwise specified.
2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add- ons.
Scenic Select Savings: Bonus savings of $750 per suite are available on select departures. Savings are combinable with 2-for-1 fares and pay-in-full offers, and are capacity controlled.
Pay in full: Free premium economy air available on the RP, RR, RO, R, RA, RJ and RS categories with a max value $2500pp. Free economy air is available on other cabin categories with a max value $1500pp; July and August 2023 departures have a max value of $2000pp economy air. If guests book their own airfare, they can receive $1500pp savings in lieu of premium economy airfare, or $1000pp savings in lieu of economy airfare. Air offers are available when you pay in full within 30 days of booking, or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. 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.
Single Supplement: 45% single supplement offer is available. Single supplement is applied to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare plus 45% of the 2nd guest fare. 45% single supplement is combinable with pay in full roundtrip air offer. If guest chooses to waive free air, the single supplement can be reduced to 25% when paid in full within 30 days of booking, or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is soonest. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.
All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.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.
Welcome to Zagreb. Located on the southern slopes of the Medvednica Mountains and on the banks of the Sava River, Zagreb is Croatia’s largest city and it beautifully encompasses its traditional European history with its modern function as the economical and governmental hub of the country.
This morning your local guide will take you on a journey of discovery through the city of Zagreb, see the Cathedral, one of the most famous landmarks of the city and also the tallest building in Croatia. The cathedral has two spires that can be seen from any point in the city. You will also pass through the Stone Gate, the entrance to the upper town and Zagreb’s medieval centre as well as Ban Jelacic Square in the cities more modern district. After some free time you will venture to the sublimely beautiful World Heritage-listed Plitvice National park. Wander along meandering pathway to views a series of emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by impressive waterfalls.
Today we cross the border and journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Although small in size and population this city doesn’t lack charm. With its many colourful buildings such as the Franciscan Church, lively town squares and baroque architecture, Ljubljana is one of the hidden gems of this region. Your local guide will immerse you in a discovery of the city sitting on the Ljubljanica River. Explore the treasures such as the Opera House, National Museum, Franciscan Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral.
This morning journey to Bled, the small town surrounded by towering Alps and overlooking the glacial lake of the same name. Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled. Visit the historic Church of St. Mary with its famous wishing well where you can ring the bell for good luck.
After breakfast this morning your journey continues as you are transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship where you will receive a warm welcome from your friendly crew.
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or visit the remarkable Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, join a guided bicycle tour to Danube Island, or journey outside the city centre to learn about Vienna’s popular wine region during a tasting.
Freechoice: Explore beautiful Bratislava on a guided walking tour. Alternatively, journey behind the Iron Curtain to discover Bratislava’s communist-era history, or join a guided cycling tour of the city.
Freechoice: Join a guided city tour, or take an active walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local guide.
Attend an exclusive classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace.
Witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries.
Freechoice: Discover the city of Pécs, or explore the village of Villány. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain Museum.
Freechoice: Be guided through the town of Osijek on foot, bike or boat.
Later, join a local family for a hearty home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.
Freechoice: Join a local guide for a city tour, or journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci. Alternatively, visit Fruška Gora National Park, or take an active hike to Petrovaradin Fortress.
Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth city tour including Tito’s Memorial, or join an orientation tour of the city. Alternatively, take a cycling tour along the river, or see another side of Belgrade as you kayak on the Danube. Alternatively, join a local charitable organisation that is dedicated to educating the Roma community as they raise awareness and help the children from the local population.
Visit the temple of St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.
Freechoice: Enjoy spectacular views over the Danube on a tour of Golubac Fortress, or visit the Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. Later, admire the scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates.
Freechoice: Tour Vidin on foot, or opt for a hike to Belogradchik Fortress. Alternatively, venture to a local winery for a tasting, or learn to make traditional Banica, a delicious cheese filled filo pastry pie.
Relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the mighty Danube towards Silistra.
Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to a nearby local village where you’ll visit a local school.
Sail to the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea.
This morning disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest for an overnight stay.
Transfer to Bucharest airport.
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.
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