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New for 2024: European sailings, experiences and excursions from Scenic

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours have released details of their 2024 river cruising program in their new brochure, complete with new sailings on the Danube, unforgettable Scenic Enrich experiences, and over 50 new Scenic Freechoice excursions. Super Earlybird savings are available on voyages across Europe’s rivers for those booking soon.

Scenic’s European river program is renowned for showing guests the best of the continent’s rivers and cities. With this in mind, for 2024, Scenic has added sailings designed to explore mighty capitals and quaint hidden gems and have crafted itineraries that provide guests with a varied and rich range of excursion options.

Save up to £2,000 per couple and enjoy FREE Flights when you pay in full at time of booking by 30 August 2023. Highlights of the new brochure include:

The new 10-day Danube in Depth sailing

With 20 departures from April to October, five daytime sailings, three overnight stays and three late night departures, this new itinerary is perfect for those looking for more time to experience stunning views; plus the luxury of their Scenic Space-Ship. Commencing in Nuremberg, guests can go beneath the city into the rock-cut cellars for a unique beer tasting experience. Learn to make a regional sausage dish in a Regensburg culinary class and paddle along the Inn River for a unique perspective of ancient castles, quaint villages and famous bridges in Passau. In Vienna, tour the mighty Schönbrunn Palace before an exclusive private classical music concert at the globally renowned Palais Liechtenstein. In Bratislava, join an Ancestry of the Kitchen cooking Class and, in Budapest, choose between being guided around one of Europe’s most beautiful cities or learning how to make a traditional Hungarian meal with a regional chef. This 10-day sailing journeys from Nuremberg to Budapest and offers guests the perfect way to enjoy both daytime and evening delights of Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava. This cruise starts from £3,795 per person based on a 23 April 2024 departure on board Scenic Jasper.

The new 8-day Iconic Danube sailing

With only four exclusive departures in April 2024 that dock in the heart of towns and cities, this new sailing is crafted for total immersion and thorough exploration of Europe’s most breath-taking cities across one of Europe’s most important rivers. Based at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, Passau is the ideal place to begin this unforgettable cruise. Here, hop on Scenic’s e-bikes for a guided cycle along the Inn River for incredible views of the river and the countryside before meeting the owners of Artstetten Castle, once home to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Melk. Cycle to Danube Island for a different view of one of Europe’s most celebrated cities in Vienna and, learn the secrets and hidden gems of the majestic city of Bratislava courtesy of a knowledgeable local guide. Conclude in Budapest and hike up the UNESCO World Heritage site of Buda Hill for incredible views of the city. This eight-day sailing journeys from Munich to Budapest, and visits Passau, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava. This cruise starts from £2,845 per person based on 18 April 2024 departure on board Scenic Amber.

New Scenic Enrich Excursions now available

As well as new itineraries, Scenic’s 2024 river cruises will feature brand new Scenic Enrich Experiences, designed to offer a truly immersive and exclusive experience for guests. Scenic Enrich Experiences new for 2024 include:

An exclusive gala evening at La Redoute

Step into total opulence and luxury in the Beethoven Ballroom at La Redoute. For over 225 years, La Redoute has defined noble elegance and now, it welcomes Scenic guests. Step into the Beethoven Ballroom in the building where the musical maestro was first discovered and dine and drink in the one of the most elegant and famous buildings in Europe. This enchanting experience is available on the 15 day Jewels of Europe itinerary, available for £4,275pp.


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An exclusive after-hours show at Fabrique des Lumières

Enjoy a private after-hours show at the Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam. Step inside the canvas during this extraordinary experience as paintings come alive around you, twisting, turning and morphing into something new and beautiful. This immersive art centre will be exclusive for guests and is an exhibition that is as amazing as it as unforgettable. This enchanting experience is available on the 8 day Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights itinerary, available for £2,530pp.

Scenic Freechoice experiences now available

Over 50 new Scenic Freechoice experiences are now available on Scenic’s 2024 river cruises, which give guests the opportunity to choose destinations and activities that perfectly suit them.

The Sisi Museum in Vienna

Now on the 16-day Danube Delta Discovery itinerary, guests can visit the Sisi Museum in Vienna. One of Vienna’s most popular experiences, the Sisi museum collects over 300 artefacts to present a fascinating picture of the famed Austrian Empress Elizabeth. A unique figure in Austrian history, beloved but misunderstood, this celebrated detailed display sheds light on the enigma of Empress Elizabeth. Prices start from £4,546pp on the 16 day Danube Delta Discovery.

A round of golf in Porto

On the 11-day Unforgettable Douro sailing, guests can now enjoy a round of golf in Porto, a city known for its top golf courses. Perfect for guests seeking more active excursions, a game of golf is the ideal way to unwind and relax. Prices start from £4,516pp on the 11 day Unforgettable Douro sailing.

All Scenic river cruises are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I like the idea of a round of golf on the banks of the River Douro.

    Even if the round wasn’t going well, the scenery would be a wonderful distraction.

  2. My wife and I like nothing more than a good rivercruise. What’s not to like about sailing from city to city without having to keep packing and unpacking? It never takes long for the ship to become your new home. Though the food’s far superior to that I cook and the sommelier provides far more choice of wine than our humble wine cellar at home.

  3. Not all river cruises do Passau. Scenic is right to make this fascinating city a port of call. As a long thin peninsula heading down towards the spectacular confluence of 3 rivers it gives some spectacular waterfront views.

  4. When friends ask me about river cruises I always tell them to start at the top and to book themselves on a Danube cruise and then they’ll be hooked on river cruises for life.

    It’s hard to beat sailing along the Danube and seeing some spectacular views. Also everyday you’re mooring up at another great city.

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