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Christmas Markets - Budapest to Amsterdam

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 22 Nov 2023
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Opal
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1941158
  • Voyage code ‍CHMA221123.1

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 22 Nov 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Fri 24 Nov 2023

Vienna

Austria’s capital city is a hub of musical and artistic talent, being home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven in the past

Durnstein

Durnstein Sun 26 Nov 2023

Durnstein

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

Melk

Melk, Austria Sun 26 Nov 2023

Melk

The little riverside town of Melk has a historic centre of sixteenth and seventeenth century buildings

Austria, Danube river cruises

Salzburg, Austria Mon 27 Nov 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Tue 28 Nov 2023

Regensburg

The university town of Regensburg’s well-preserved medieval structures include a twelfth century stone bridge with sixteen arches and a thirteenth century twin-spired cathedral.

Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Wed 29 Nov 2023

Nuremberg

The medieval city of Nuremberg is well known for its breweries, beer gardens and Christmas markets

Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Thu 30 Nov 2023

Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the old town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region (B, L, D)

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Wurzburg, Germany Fri 01 Dec 2023

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Rococo and baroque architecture adorns the narrow streets of scenic Wurzburg and spills over at The Residenz, a UNESCO-protected palace with 360 rooms decorated with frescoes, paintings, gilt work and mirrors.

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

Miltenberg Sat 02 Dec 2023

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

The small medieval town of Miltenberg in Bavaria boasts stunning half-timbered houses and Faust Brewery, one of the oldest in the country

Rhine Gorge, Germany

Rhine Gorge Sun 03 Dec 2023

Rhine Gorge, Germany

The Rhine Gorge is a popular name for the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km section of the Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse in Germany.

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Sun 03 Dec 2023

Rudesheim, Germany

Well known for its winemaking, Rudesheim is a Rhine Valley town so well known for its winemaking that the town’s medieval Brömserburg Castle also houses a wine museum inside its walls

Rhine River

Cologne, Germany Mon 04 Dec 2023

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Tue 05 Dec 2023

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 10th July 2022 and receive a FREE Pimm's Gift Set

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Royal Suite

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33m2 /360ft2. Our opulent collection of Royal Suites are spacious and feature wrap-around views. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets Upgraded bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Unlimited complimentary laundry service Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml) Morning delivery of newspapers Beverage and meal service in your private suite Packing and unpacking your luggage €100 per cabin on board credit Private transfers in Europe* Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These Suites located 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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These Suites located 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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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of our private Balcony Suites with our ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.

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Standard Suite

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Our Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.

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Single Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveller. Enjoy fantastic views from your full size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroon with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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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 Opal

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Built in 2015 and 2016 to join our European fleet the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are the latest generation of Space-Ships, complete with vitality pool, sun deck and a range of exclusive dining venues. 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 soak up the rays at the Sun Deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, 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. The newest members of the Scenic Space-Ship dynasty; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber afford ground-breaking levels of comfort, safety and luxury for the 169 guests they’re capable of transporting on Europe’s celebrated passageways. Representing the pinnacle in luxury river cruising, Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are among the most spacious and technologically advanced vessels in Europe. Spread over four lavish decks, including the Sun Deck, Diamond Deck, Sapphire Deck and Jewel Deck; guests will relish every moment spent cruising Europe’s waterways aboard these majestic vessels. Each of these sister vessels have been fastidiously designed and crafted with your enjoyment and comfort in mind, so you’re guaranteed an unforgettable voyage. Boasting a roster of pioneering technologies designed to maximize the guest experience, as well as all of the lavish extras which have come to define our fleet of luxury 5-star Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber represent the precedent of luxury river cruising on Europe’s esteemed waterways.

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 over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • 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

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do 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 for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises 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 river 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 river 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. 


Are drinks included on a Scenic River cruise?

There are designated complimentary tea and coffee making facilities throughout the ship. Complimentary alcoholic premium wine, beer and spirits are available all day every day as well as complimentary premium soft drinks.

Each suite has a complimentary mini bar with alcohol, soft drinks and snacks re-stocked daily with your preferences.


Is there internet available onboard?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard but cannot be guaranteed.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board?

All tipping and gratuities are included in your cruise fare.


Can I smoke on board a Scenic River Ship?

Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas, it is NOT permitted in the Suites or any inside areas.


Do Scenic cater to dietary needs, food intolerances and diets?

Scenic can cater for most dietary needs and intolerances but these are request only and advance notice will need to be given.


Are there multiple dining options onboard?

There is a buffet style breakfast and lunch available onboard. In the evening there is an array of à la carte dining options from casual to fine dining made with local produce.


Is there a dress code onboard Scenic?

The dress code is comfortable and casual onboard, with dinner attire being smart casual, dresses, shirt and trousers.


What clothing should I pack?

It is recommended that you pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves so you can be prepared for any weather. If you are travelling in summertime do not forget your sunscreen.


What is the currency onboard?

The currency onboard for most destinations is the Euro. There are a few countries that have retained their own currency: Switzerland, Eastern European States and the Scandinavian nations.


What language do the staff speak onboard?

All the staff onboard speak English, and the announcements are also in English.


What is the luggage allowance for Scenic?

Each guest is entitled to one suitcase width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm (30 x 21 x 11in) with the weight not exceeding 20kg


Are shore excursions and tours included?

The majority of excursions and tours are included in your cruise, however there are some optional tours that incur a supplement.


Are there any Scenic River itineraries that are no-fly?

Yes, some itineraries are also available as a no-fly option with trains departing from London St. Pancras station.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle, Rhine Highlights and Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights travel to Brussels via train and transfer to Amsterdam.

Idyllic Rhône, Normandy & Gems of the Seine, South of France, Bordeaux Affair and Beautiful Bordeaux travel to Paris and transfer to the ship.

All trains generally depart early morning and may include a change of stations or train, transfers between stations are included. Should guests decide not to go with rail once the timings are released flight supplements will apply at an additional cost.


Last Updated: 14/06/2022

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