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Gems of the Danube - Nuremberg and Budapest

From £1,769pp

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All Shore Excursions Included*

Free Wifi & Included Gratuities*

Free Private Uk Chauffeur Service For All Bookings*

All-Inclusive Dining & Drinks*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 21 Oct 2020
  • Sails from Nuremberg, Germany
  • Ship Scenic Pearl
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1587199‍
  • Voyage code ‍NBU211020.1‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Nuremberg, Germany Wed 21 Oct 2020

(regional flights may be available on request)


Nuremberg, Germany Wed 21 Oct 2020


Journey by coach to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception (B)


Nuremberg, Germany Thu 22 Oct 2020


Freechoice: Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide or visit moving WWII sites including the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime. Alternatively, visit Nuremberg’s rock-cut cellars for a unique beer tasting under the city (B, D)


Regensburg, Germany Fri 23 Oct 2020


Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border (B, L, D).

Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with Scenic Tailormade

Passau, Germany

Passau Germany Sat 24 Oct 2020

Passau, Germany

Freechoice: Choose to visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town (B, L, D)

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Salzburg, Austria Sat 24 Oct 2020

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Alternatively, on this day journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Alternatively, stay on board for a cooking demonstration


Melk, Austria Sun 25 Oct 2020


Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey or, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go or visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer (B, L, D)


Durnstein Sun 25 Oct 2020


Durnstein is a small picturesque town beside the Danube with a rather English claim to historical fame


Vienna, Austria Mon 26 Oct 2020


Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore a different side of Vienna on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks and discover the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s’ long tradition in wine production along the way (B, L, D).

Exclusive Highlight: Today, Dame Darcey Bussell will arrive on board your Scenic Space-Ship to accompany you for the rest of your river cruise. Dame Darcey Bussell will also bring a signed keepsake for all guests to take home.

Enrich: Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt in the company of Dame Darcey Bussell. Sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart and classical Ballet and Blue Danube Waltz performances compered by Dame Darcey Bussell herself. There will also be a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

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Budapest, Hungary Tue 27 Oct 2020

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Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists, and discover this charming town on a guided city tour (B, L, D).

Exclusive Highlight Join Dame Darcey Bussell on board your Scenic Space-Ship for an exclusive talk and Q+A where you will be able to ask the infamous ballet dancer any burning questions about her life and career in dance. This evening join Dame Darcey Bussell for cocktail hour on the sun deck during our evening cruise through Budapest. Raise a glass and bid farewell to the end of your trip as you take in the night lit riverside attractions including Budapest’s Matthias Church and the Chain Bridge.

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Budapest, Hungary Wed 28 Oct 2020

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Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Wed 28 Oct 2020

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)

Arrive in London Wed 28 Oct 2020

What's included *

  • Incredible savings included!
  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service for all bookings, up to 75 miles each way
  • BREXIT ASSURANCE – guaranteed no fare increase or surcharges
  • 5★ all-inclusive river cruising on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, including:
  • - COMPLIMENTARY premium branded beverages all day, every day
  • - A choice of shore excursions and unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences
  • - Butler service for all guests
  • - Room service for all suites
  • - Fully re-stocked mini-bar daily, including snacks
  • - Cooking classes on board in Scenic Culinaire
  • - All gratuities INCLUDED
  • - Multiple dining options from casual to fine dining
  • - Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • - Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • - Expert local guides and bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • - COMPLIMENTARY Wi-Fi internet
  • Return economy flights from a choice of up to 16 regional airports (other regional flights may be available on request at extra cost)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 23rd January 2020 and receive a case of Six Fine Wines
  • ROL Cruise will donate £10 per booking to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for those experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.

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Single Balcony Suite

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Standard Stateroom

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Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.

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The Ship - Scenic Pearl

Explore Europe on board the Scenic Ruby or Scenic Pearl and enjoy stunning views from the Sun Deck, exclusive dining and a choice between five spacious suite categories. Setting a new benchmark in luxury river cruising; Scenic’s original Space-Ships, Ruby and Pearl, have been fastidiously refurbished to ensure they adhere to our illustrious standards of luxury and comfort, without forgoing their charm, character and timeless innovation. Measuring 445 feet, the founding members of our luxury European Space-Ship fleet are slender enough to negotiate the waterways of the continent’s most esteemed cities. Each vessel is exquisitely appointed in-line with other ships in the Space-Ship line-up, boasting a trove of features and amenities, and capable of carrying 167 passengers in blissful comfort and luxury. Like every ship in the Scenic fleet, these vessels feature spacious luxury suites that are class-leading in terms of size and refinement. Suites and cabins are complete with lavish extras like large private balconies fitted with the pioneering Scenic Sun Lounge screen, as well as a 32-inch Samsung HD TV linked to a Mac computer and complimentary access to a high speed WiFi system. Other in-cabin features include a minibar, luxurious double (or twin) bed complete with pillow menu, and perfectly appointed bathrooms featuring the very latest shower and wet-room technology. Every Scenic European river cruise begins aboard one of our boutique vessels or custom-built Space-Ships, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access.

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* Terms & Conditions

Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 9294) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Savings and fares are based on one adult in a room and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Eurostar options may operate indirect and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Regional flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Airport lounge and fast track security are subject to availability at select airports. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. WIFI cannot be guaranteed and is subject to T&Cs. Chauffeur Service is based on two adults sharing, up to 75 miles each way, mainland addresses only. Additional mileage will incur a supplement. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Meals are included as stated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8.30pm 23rd January 2020. 

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