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Christmas Wonderland

BOOK A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE BEFORE 20 DECEMBER 2018 AND SAVE UP TO £1,000PP ON EUROPE 2019 CRUISES.
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Jewels of Europe

From £5,640 pp

Enjoy this magnificent Christmas Wonderland cruise, through the heart of Europe, from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

The itinerary has been carefully planned to introduce the highlights of these wonderful destinations — from the canals of Amsterdam and dramatic Cologne Cathedral, to the magnificence of Imperial Budapest.  Along the way cruise through the Rhine Gorge, see the Residenz Palace in Würzburg, explore historic Nuremberg and  enjoy a private music recital at the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna.

What’s included

  • 85% of accommodation in Balcony Suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • A full complement of guided tours, excursions and exclusive events
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Personalised butler service
  • Laundry concierge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • 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 14 UK airports

Included Excursions and Experiences

  • 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
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Day 1 - Arrive in Amsterdam

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam.  Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow.

Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Explore wonderful Amsterdam.  The cosmopolitan Dutch capital is know for its elaborate canal system and multi coloured houses, as well as a museum district, home to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.

Freechoice

Navigate the city’s winding waterways as you experience an iconic canal cruise, or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland and Zaanse Schans, famous for its collection of well preserved windmills and houses.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne

Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s Christmas Markets.

In western Germany, this beautiful 2,000 year old city, spanning the Rhine River, is a cultural hub.  Perfect for art lovers, foodies, historians and sports fans alike.

 

Day 3 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Koblenz

Freechoice

Take a guided tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz or explore the Moselle Valley to Cochem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

Day 5 - Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Miltenberg

Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 (Christmas Eve) - Würzburg

Freechoice

Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg.

Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass.

Day 7 (Christmas Eve) - Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 (Christmas Day) - Würzburg & Nuremberg

Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 (Boxing Day) - Nuremberg

Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.  Distinguishable by its Medieval architecture, such as the Stone towers of the Old Town, and the Kaiserburg  Castle.

Freechoice

Visit moving WWII sites, join a walking tour of this historic city or choose something a little lighter, as you learn the techniques at a gingerbread baking class.  We wont tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little.

Day 9 (Boxing Day) - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Regensburg

Regensburg is Germany’s best preserved medieval city.  11th to 13th century Roman, Romanesque and Gothic Buildings represent the city’s history, in the form of the market, city hall and cathedral, as well as a large number of churches, monisteries, and the Old Bridge dating all the way back to the 12th century.

Freechoice

Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Day 10 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Passau & Salzburg

The Austrian city of Salzberg is situated on the boarder of Germany.  Boasting magnificent views of the eastern Alps and divided by the Salzach River, the Medieval and Baroque buildings of the Old Town, birthplace of famed composer Mozart, can be found to its left, while the 19th century ‘New City’ stands to its right.

Enrich

Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets.

Day 11 - Passau & Salzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Melk & Dürnstein

The Austrian town of Melk is known for its spectacular Benedictine abbey, a vast monastery built high above the town, and home to a huge library of Medieval manuscripts.  The Abbey now houses the local ‘Gymnasium’, Austria’s equivalent of our Grammar School.

Freechoice

Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.

Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Day 12 - Melk & Dürnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Vienna

The spectacular Austrian capital, known for it artisitc and intellectural legacy, was home to famous composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

A rich imperial history is evident through it impressive palaces, which co exist with contemporary architecture.  acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sites, including the Ringstrasse.

Freechoice

Tour Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

Enrich

Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

Day 13 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 (New Year's Eve) - Vienna & Budapest
This afternoon arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest before celebrating the arrival of the New Year.
Day 14 (New Year's Eve) - Vienna & Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 (New Year's Day) - Budapest

The vibrant Hungarian capital is split into two halves by one of Europe’s most iconic rivers.  a muse to many a famed composer, the Danube rive can be navigated via many of the city’s bridges namely the Chain Bridge.

The hilly Buda district boasts the Old Town, tracing the city’s history since the Romans.  13th century Matthias Church is sure to surprise, with its neo-Gothic architectural features and colours inspired by orientalism and romantic historicism.

Freechoice

Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 15 (New Year's Day) - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - Budapest

Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Depart after breakfast and travel home to one of up to 15 UK airports.

Breakfast

Scenic Crystal Exterior

Introduced to the Scenic fleet in 2012 with a capacity of just 169 guests in 85 suites, with 53 crew, the Scenic Crystal accommodates excellent levels of service.  Since then, she’s been attentively 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.  All balcony suites feature Scenic’s exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system which transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory style space.

From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.

Scenic Butler

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • 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

85 elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-320 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 Scenic Crystal. 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 these majestic Space-Ships.

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

Royal Panorama Suite 325 ft² – Royal Panorama Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

Royal Balcony Suite 315 ft² – 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 Crystal Royal 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

Deluxe Balcony Suite 225 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

Balcony Suite 205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and 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 Crystal 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 Crystal Deck Plan

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.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 18Scenic CrystalAmsterdam£5940SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5940  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£6740  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£7890  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  

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.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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