Explore New Horizons with National Geographic River Cruises
Scenic is proud to announce a new partnership with National Geographic Expeditions to launch the new National Geographic River Cruise departures. These new offerings will combine Scenic’s all-inclusive luxury river cruise experience with National Geographic's 130-year legacy of science, conservation, and exploration to create a truly unforgettable experience for travelers.
When you embark on each of our National Geographic River Cruise sailings, you will be accompanied by a National Geographic expert who will give talks throughout the week and join guests on shore excursions. A National Geographic photographer will also be on board Scenic's Europe sailings to share techniques and help guests hone their photography skills. In addition to the all-inclusive amenities and activities on these departures, guests will have their choice of new Scenic Freechoice excursions developed in collaboration with National Geographic, from hikes and bike rides to in-depth learning experiences that focus on the natural world, culture, and history.
Whether you're traversing the great rivers of Europe or discovering the lesser-plied waters of the Irrawaddy, a National Geographic River Cruise by Scenic is sure to leave you with vivid memories and an experience unlike any other.
Here are just a few of the cruises to choose from. For more options please call an All-Travel agent!
Douro River Cruise: Into the Heart of Portugal | 11 Days | In northern Portugal, the Douro River curves through the terraced vineyards of Douro wine country, a World Heritage-designated region celebrated for its spectacular beauty and centuries-old viticulture. Step back in time in medieval villages, examine world-renowned rock art, and cross into Spain to roam the Renaissance streets of Salamanca. Along the way, taste excellent wines in the cellars of Porto and historic countryside estates, and listen to traditional rhythms of fado and flamenco in spectacular settings. From $7,845
Holland and Belgium in Springtime River Cruise | 8 Days | Discover Holland and Belgium at the height of spring—when fields of tulips blanket the low country and trees burst with blossoms. On an 8-day cruise, glide past scenic villages and historic cities. In Holland, stroll through a patchwork of flowers at the Keukenhof gardens, and meander past the windmills of Kinderdijk. Gain insight into Dutch traditions during a festive dinner with local residents, and meet engineers for an inside look at the Delta Works. Venture into stunning cathedrals and town halls, and trace the colorful histories of Veere and Arnhem in the Netherlands and Brugge, Belgium from the medieval era to World War II. From $3,995
Irrawaddy River Cruise | 11 Days | Flowing from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean, the Irrawaddy winds through the heart of Myanmar (Burma), providing essential resources and livelihoods to the people who reside on its shores. Journey along this mighty waterway on Scenic Aura, and witness an ever-changing landscape of timeless villages, shimmering stupas, and enchanting ancient sites. Experience the daily rhythms along the river and get to know the country’s warm and friendly people on visits to bustling towns, artisan workshops, and monasteries. From the glorious temples of Bagan to the glittering Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay, explore some of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights, and experience a culture long cut off from the world. From $7,415
Rhine River Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel | 8 Days | One of Europe’s most legendary rivers, the Rhine meanders through a storied landscape dotted with castles, vineyards, and medieval towns. On an 8-day cruise, journey to four countries linked by this fabled waterway, discovering their intertwined histories and cultures. Set out from Amsterdam famous for its iconic canals, marvel at Germany’s magnificent castles and cathedrals from Cologne to Heidelberg. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—a UNESCO World Heritage site of stunning natural beauty—and take in panoramic views while biking along the river. Encounter Strasbourg’s charming half-timbered houses, and finish is the beautiful Swiss city of Basel. From $4,495
Bordeaux River Cruise: Culture, Cuisine, and Chateaux | 11 Days | The name Bordeaux has always evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civilised and the natural coexist in easy harmony, and wine-lovers are free to engage in their favourite pastime – savouring the world’s finest wines. In fact, the reality of Bordeaux is not that different from the romantic impression most people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare prepared with French finesse, wine-making that has been refined to an art, and a wealth of historical riches, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Celebrate the history of wine during a special Scenic Sundowners event at the spectacular Château de la Rivière and cycle through the rolling vineyards of the Sauternes region to try the Grand Cru Class wine of Château de Myrat. Explore the Cognac region to sample its famous brandy, or try fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more. From $7,095
Danube Christmas Markets River Cruise | 8 Days | As winter approaches, Europe warms with an irresistible holiday spirit, brightened by the beloved Christkindlesmarkts—or Christmas markets—that pop up in small towns and large cities alike. Cruise the Danube to visit magical merchant villages from Nuremberg to Vienna, and witness the customs that are unique to each festival. Soak in choral music and spice-scented air while browsing stalls filled with everything from glittering ornaments to colorful toy soldiers. Explore your medieval surroundings in charming towns like Regensburg and Melk, and see grand castles decked with tinsel and garland during this enchanting season. From $3,460
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Offer applicable to 2018 National Geographic river cruise departures, all Suites made by December 31, 2018. Receive $295 per person roundtrip economy airfare for all 11 & 15 day sailings. $395 per person roundtrip economy airfare is available for all 8 day sailings. Premium economy & Business Air Upgrades are available for an additional charge, contact us for a quote. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. Maximum amount of air ticket is $1,400 per person. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is required at the time of air ticketing. Offer may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. These offers are combinable with past passenger offers, referral offers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with Groups or any other offers Prices are in U.S. dollars and available to legal residents of the 50 United States of America only. Offer valid April 1 – July 30, 2018 on new bookings only. Savings amount and pricing are per person, in U.S. dollars and based on double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. An additional deposit of $1,500 per person is due at the time of air ticketing. Maximum ticket value per guest for economy air is $1,300 per person. Combinable with past passenger offers, referral offers and show vouchers. Not combinable with groups or any other offer. Offer may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice.