Gems of the Danube 2020 Scenic River Cruise

Perhaps it’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest waterways has so many wonderful attractions along its banks. Even so, every aspect of this itinerary will surprise and delight you. Explore Nuremberg, famous for so many landmark events in history; Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings; and Budapest, so often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can look forward to enjoying it all from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship in 5-star luxury.

Scenic 2020 River Cruises
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Nuremberg

Itinerary

Fly from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow to Munich. You’ll transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship, which is docked in fascinating Nuremberg in Bavaria, 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.

Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide or visit moving WWII sites including the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a 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.

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, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with Scenic Tailormade.

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.

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, taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go or visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore a different side of Vienna on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks and discover the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. 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. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists, and discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home.

Price Guide

Please note all departure dates are listed in the enquiry form

Date Price (pp)
April 2020 £1,969
May 2020 £2,295
June 2020 £2,395
July 2020 £2,295
August 2020 £2,319
September 2020 £2,845
October 2020 £1,969
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What's Included

  • Savings of up to 30%, Free Fast Track Security Pass & Airport Lounge Pass
  • Pay for your holiday in full by 31st December & receive an extra Early Payment Discount of £125pp
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 16 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 7 nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
  • 20 superb meals: including 7 breakfasts,6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise
  • An on-board butler service for every guest
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Breath-taking excursions hosted by local expert guides
  • Breath-taking excursions hosted by local expert guides
  • Complimentary WiFi