Gems of the Danube 2022 Scenic River Cruise
Start your journey in typical Germanic fashion with beer tasting in Bavarian Nuremberg, before waltzing down the Danube to the World Heritage-listed city of Regensburg. Cross into Austria to explore Salzburg’s musical past, sample local gastronomy and Schnapps in the Wachau Valley before reaching Vienna’s opulent Palais Liechtenstein, where you’ll enjoy a Scenic Enrich concert in its majestic halls. In Budapest, a Scenic Freechoice city tour immerses you in its distinctive culture or you can journey to Szentendre for a relaxing conclusion to your cruise.
Fly to Munich from one of up to 16 UK airports. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to Nuremberg, where you will be welcomed aboard your state-of-the-art Space-Ship.
Freechoice: 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.
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, 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 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. Alternatively, taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go, or perhaps meet a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.
Freechoice: 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.
Enrich: 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.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history 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. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.
- Save up to £1,500 per couple, free VIP chauffeur transfers & free deposit protection
- Save an extra 10% on selected cabin grades when you pay in full 12 months before departure
- 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
- Complimentary WiFi