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Lower Danube Explorer

From £2,995 pp

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.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  •  Scenic Sun Lounge
  •  Personalised butler service
  •  Laundry concierge
  •  Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • All gratuities
  • Return flight from a selection of upto 9 UK airports

On Shore

  • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
  • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
  • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

 

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.

Szechenyi baths, Budapest, Hungary
Day 1- Budapest

Welcome to Budapest. Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Dinner

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.

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Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 3 - Kalocsa

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 4 - Osijek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 5 - Novi Sad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 6 - Iron Gates

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 7 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Belgrade - Return Home

After breakfast, transfer to Belgrade airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.

 

Breakfast

Scenic Pearl Exterior

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.

Scenic Crystal Sun Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Crystal Dining
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

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.

Royal Suites

325 ft² – Royal Panorama Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

315 ft² – Royal Balcony Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

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.

Scenic Ruby Royal Balcony Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

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.

Balcony Suites

205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft²  Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Pearl Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Oct 14Scenic PearlBudapest£2995SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2995  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4490  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5790  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£6440  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6540  
Jan 0Scenic CrystalPassau£2995SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2995  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Middle DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£4890  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4490  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5790  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£6440  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6540  


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Why Choose This Cruise?

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.

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