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Gems of the Danube - Munich to Budapest

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All sightseeing excursions included*

FREE Drinks & Included Gratuities*

Premier Class Rail Travel Included


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 13 Jul 2022
  • Sails from Nuremberg, Germany
  • Ship Scenic Ruby
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1735176
  • Voyage code ‍MBU130722.1

Your Itinerary

Private Chauffeur transfer from your home address to the airport Wed 13 Jul 2022

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will transfer you to the airport in style

Fly from London Wed 13 Jul 2022

Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Wed 13 Jul 2022

Nuremberg

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

Nuremberg, Germany Thu 14 Jul 2022

Nuremberg

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

Regensburg, Germany Fri 15 Jul 2022

Regensburg

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 16 Jul 2022

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 16 Jul 2022

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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

Melk, Austria Sun 17 Jul 2022

Melk

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)

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Mon 18 Jul 2022

Vienna

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 19 Jul 2022

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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 20 Jul 2022

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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 20 Jul 2022

Arrive in London Wed 20 Jul 2022

Private Chauffeur transfer from the airport to your home address Wed 20 Jul 2022

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you home in style

What's included *

  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service for all bookings up to 75 miles each way
  • FREE premium branded beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Room service for all suites
  • Fully re-stocked mini-bar daily, including snacks
  • Late night menu for night owls
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Multiple dining options from casual to fine dining
  • Laundry concierge
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of e-bikes
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • FREE Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of wonderful excursions and activities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of up to 16 regional airports (other regional flights may be available on request)
  • Pay in full by 8pm 30th November 2021 and receive and additional saving of 10% on selected suites
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible terms: For new 2021 or 2022 Europe river cruise bookings, guests can defer their travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • Do you have a Scenic Cruise Future Cruise Credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November 2021 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £75

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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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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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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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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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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 Owner's Suite

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These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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The Ship - Scenic Ruby

  • Occupancy167
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2022.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.01.21

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 11681) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Eurostar options may operate indirect, are subject to availability, and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Porterage is not included on rail or flight. Regional and Premium Class flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 75 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Please refer to your ROL Cruise paperwork for your Balance Due Date

Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit Terms & Conditions will apply. 

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th November 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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