Enjoy the Gems of the Danube - Scenic's #1 Itinerary!
It’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest waterways has so many wonderful attractions along its banks. On Scenic's award-winning Gems of the Danube river cruise, you begin your cruise in Nuremberg, where they you embark Scenic's 5-star Space-Ship. Explore Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings, and Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can look forward to enjoying it all from the comfort of a Scenic Space-Ship.
A luxury river cruise is your personal journey into the heart of the continent, where river banks pulse with vibrant cultural activity, significant historical sites come to life and some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery is on display. When you embark upon one of Scenic's 5-star all-inclusive river cruises, you will not only see your destination at its best, but also experience it. On board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’, you can expect to receive a level of service in a class of its own, with opulent suites, a private butler, world-class dining, unlimited beverages, airport transfers and tips and gratuitous all included.
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Your "Gems of the Danube" Itinerary
Day 1 - Nuremberg
Welcome 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.
Day 2 - Nuremberg
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.
Day 3 - Regensburg
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 your Tailormade GPS device.
Day 4 - Passau > Linz
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’.
Day 5 - Melk > Dürnstein
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
As the day ends, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.
Day 6 - Vienna
Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. 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. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’.
Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 7 - Budapest:
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. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
Day 8 - Budapest
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.
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Solo Travelers - Waived Single Supplement on Select 2019 Cruises
Offers are valid for new bookings made November 1 – December 31, 2019. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,200 per person. Free roundtrip premium economy air with a maximum value of $2,000 per person available on diamond deck for 11+ day sailings. Scenic Savings up to $1,800pp in lieu of premium economy flights and $1,000pp in lieu of economy flights. Free private roundtrip transfers for Diamond Deck guests on 11+ day itineraries from home to airport valued at up to $450 per booking. Scenic will coordinate transfers 30 days prior to departure. No cash value or no refunds on unused portion. Business Class air offered at $1,995pp. 50% Single Supplement available on select departures. Pay in full by 12/31 and receive up to an additional $600 off per suite. Limited availability for single supplement savings and may be withdrawn at any time. Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. Offers are based on number of cruise days, and exclude the land portion of the trip. All offers and fares are capacity controlled and Scenic reserves the right to change, cancel or withdraw them at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed.These offers are combinable with National Geographic offers, past passenger offers, referral offers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with groups or any other offers. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America. Complete terms & conditions available at scenicusa.com/ERCOfferTerms.