The Danube River offers unbroken passage through the heart of Central Europe, helping to unveil the distinct cultures and heritage highlights of Germany, Austria and Hungary.
This 8-day journey between Passau and Budapest demands you take your time and savour every moment spent on this majestic river — enjoying captivating highlights like the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, the architectural wonders of Salzburg and the elegant café culture of Vienna.
Explore the baroque streets of Passau, visit the great ruinous keep of Burgruine Dürnstein, and relax in the iconic thermal baths of Budapest. There’s even the opportunity to dip your toes into the beautiful Czech Republic as you arrive in Linz, with a pleasurable excursion to the World Heritage-listed medieval city of Cesky Krumlov included as part of the tour.
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.
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Munich.
Pick from one of up to 14 regional airports or travel direct from London, Manchester or Birmingham. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship, which is docked in Passau
Day 2 - Passau
Enjoy a full day in Passau, an enchanting Baroque city neighboured by the Austrian border.
Known as the ‘City of Three Rivers’, this once vital trading route sits at the confluence of three waterways, The Danube, the Inn and the Ilz.
After an unforgettable first night on board, you’ll start your day by embarking on a guided tour through the charming streets, Passau was part of the Roman empire for more than 400 years and an independent prince bishopric for over 600 years, which means there’s plenty of historical significance to uncover, especially in the Italian influenced Old Town.
Day 3 - Linz
Welcome to Linz, Austria’s third largest city, located just 30 miles for the Czech border.
Take a pleasurable excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey on to explore beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the film, ‘The Sound of Music’.
Day 4 - Melk & Dürnstein
As you travel deeper into Austria, you have many excisitng Freechoice excursions to look forward to along the banks of the Danube. you will also have time to admire the beautiful views and endless scenery from the comfort of your stylish ship.
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or if you want to try something more active, cycle along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein.
Alternatively, visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
As the day ends, unwind in pleasant company in the beautiful Wachau Valley.
Day 5 - Vienna
Welcome to Vienna, Austria’s imperial jewel. you’ll soon discover a mesmerising city steeped in musical heritage, artistic and intellectual legacy, shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud.
The city is also known for its imperial palaces, including Schonbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.
Tour the city of Vienna or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings.
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 music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 6 - Bratislava
Journey to nearby Bratislava and take a guided tour of the small Slovakian capital.
With your knowledgeable local guide, you’ll discover the quaint gems of this historical city, situated on the banks of the mighty Danube river.
Walk the cobblestone streets and see the former coronation square, Slova National Theatre, as well as St. Martins catherdral, the former coronation church of Kings and queens of Hungary.
Day 7 - Budapest
As you sail in on the waters of the Danube, Budapest’s magical city skyline appears from the waters edge. With Buda on one side and Pest on the other, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you depart your ship for the region’s essential landmarks.
Make the most of a guided city tour, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour.
Alternatively, journey to nearby Szentendre, and discover this charming town on a guided tour with an expert local guide.
Day 8 - Budapest - Return Home
After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home.
Travel direct to London, Manchester or Birmingham or one of up to 14 UK regional airports.
Part of the next generation of space ships added to the Scenic fleet in 2016 with a capacity of just 169 guests in 72 suites and 13 staterooms, with 53 crew, the Scenic Amber accommodates excellent levels of service. The Scenic Amber features multiple dining venues, elegant suites and a vitality pool on the Sun Deck.
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 with vitality pool, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.
85 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-475 ft². Most accommodations have a open air balcony. Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the rear of the ship at 475 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.
All 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 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.
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 airport chauffeur service in Europe – restrictions apply.
EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR BALCONY 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.
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.
|Mar 27||Scenic Crystal||Budapest||SAVE £850||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Standard Suite||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£1445|
|Middle Deck||Balcony Suite||205 ft², Outside Balcony||£2095|
|Middle Deck||Deluxe Balcony Suite||225 ft², Outside Balcony||£2740|
|Middle Deck||Junior Suite||250 ft², Outside Balcony||£3040|
|Upper Deck||Balcony Suite||205 ft², Outside Balcony||£2390|
|Upper Deck||Deluxe Balcony Suite||225 ft², Outside Balcony||£3040|
|Upper Deck||Junior Suite||250 ft², Outside Balcony||£3540|
|Upper Deck||Royal Balcony Suite||315 ft², Outside Balcony||£3640|
|Upper Deck||Royal Panorama Suite||325 ft², Outside Balcony||£3840|
|Apr 3||Scenic Crystal||Passau||SAVE £600||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Standard Suite||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£1695|
|Middle Deck||Balcony Suite||205 ft², Outside Balcony||£2345|
|Middle Deck||Deluxe Balcony Suite||225 ft², Outside Balcony||£2990|
|Middle Deck||Junior Suite||250 ft², Outside Balcony||£3290|
|Upper Deck||Balcony Suite||205 ft², Outside Balcony||£2640|
|Upper Deck||Deluxe Balcony Suite||225 ft², Outside Balcony||£3290|
|Upper Deck||Junior Suite||250 ft², Outside Balcony||£3790|
|Upper Deck||Royal Balcony Suite||315 ft², Outside Balcony||£3890|
|Upper Deck||Royal Panorama Suite||325 ft², Outside Balcony||£4090|
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