Start your journey in Budapest, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, where architectural treasures on a grand scale await. Immerse yourself in local traditions as you cross the Great Hungarian Plain and witness a skilful horse show before continuing on to Osijek in Croatia where you’re invited to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. Your journey concludes in Belgrade, one of Europe’s oldest capital cities.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.
Welcome to Budapest. Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Day 2 - Budapest
Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. This afternoon, enjoy the streets of Budapest at leisure, perhaps walk the hills on the Buda side of the city or cross the Chain Bridge and visit the livelier side of Pest. .
Day 3 - Kalocsa
Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kalocsa is one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Today you will have the opportunity to 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. Taste local specialities before watching this cultural masterpiece.
Day 4 - Osijek
Explore Osijek on a guided tour or, if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. As a Scenic guest, you’ll be invited in to the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia. With great food and wonderful company, this is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.
Day 5 - Novi Sad
Overlooked by the dominant Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad is a modern, vibrant city with a fascinating past. Join your local guide and explore this energetic city on foot, or hike to Petrovaradin Fortress and learn about the powerful history of this military fort and how it has protected the city for centuries. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many Baroque elements. This evening, Novi Sad comes to life at a special event curated especially for Scenic guests. Enjoy a classical concert at one of the city’s most impressive venues.
Day 6 - Iron Gates
Admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates, a narrow gorge carved out by the Danube River between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. See the iconic rock carving of Decebalus, the last King of the Dacian Empire (now Romania). The sculpture is over 40 metres high and an impressive memorial to this once powerful ruler. Raise a toast to a wonderful day in this grand location.
Day 7 - Belgrade
Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle tour along the Danube or, for a true insight into everyday life in Belgrade, take a walk through the city with a local.
Day 8 - Belgrade - Return Home
After breakfast, transfer to Belgrade airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.
Introduced to the Scenic fleet in 2009 with a capacity of just 167 guests in 84 suites, with 53 crew, the Scenic Pearl accommodates excellent levels of service. Since then in 2013, she’s been rebuilt and upgraded to bring her in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm which made this ship so popular with previous guests. Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room. From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck, to the well appointed wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard these elegant river cruise ship.
84 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-325 ft². Most accommodations have a open air balcony. Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the rear of the ship at 325 sq ft² in size. An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs. All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including Crystal Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic space ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard this Space-Ship. Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked. Please see the individual room type description for details.
EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations. Private chauffeur service in Europe – restrictions apply.
EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.
EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.
*Suite upgrade applicable to balcony suites only, excludes upgrading from a standard suite and is not applicable to Deluxe Balcony, Royal, Junior or Royal Panorama Suites. Upgrade is for one cabin category only and is strictly subject to availability at time of booking, and is only applicable to itineraries sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube. There is no cash alternative, and offer may be withdrawn at any time. Prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP based on two guests sharing. Savings are already applied to prices shown, maximum discount is 15%, varies per itinerary. Offer ends 30th September 2019. Prices shown include Early Payment Discount of £125 per person when cruise is paid for in full before 31st December 2019. Free private door-to-door transfers are complimentary with 75 miles and are subject to availability. For guests who live outside 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. UK mainland only.
Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market. A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.