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Jewels of Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 02 Sep 2024
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Crystal
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1997196
  • Voyage code ‍STC020924.2

Your Itinerary

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary Mon 02 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

Today board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. (D)

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary Tue 03 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Chain Bridge in Budapest

Freechoice - Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.

(B,L,D)

Vienna Cruises

Vienna, Austria Wed 04 Sep 2024

Vienna Cruises

While cruising, relax in one of the on board lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna. (B,L,D)

Enrich - Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Vienna Cruises

Vienna, Austria Thu 05 Sep 2024

Vienna Cruises

Freechoice - Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island. (B,L,D)

Melk Cruises

Durnstein - Melk, Austria Fri 06 Sep 2024

Melk Cruises

Freechoice - Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein. (B,L,D)

Melk Cruises

Melk, Austria Fri 06 Sep 2024

Melk Cruises

Built to overlook the Danube River, Melk is a little riverside town in Austria with plenty of history.

The sun shining over Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria Sat 07 Sep 2024

The sun shining over Salzburg

Salzburg, a city synonymous with baroque architecture, musical heritage and scenic landscapes, is a jewel in the heart of Austria.

The sun shining over Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria Sat 07 Sep 2024

The sun shining over Salzburg

Freechoice - Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart. Or, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

Enrich - Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics. (B,L,D)

The view over Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Sun 08 Sep 2024

The view over Regensburg

Freechoice - Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Mon 09 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Nuremberg

Freechoice - Explore the city on foot, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting. (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Tue 10 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (B,L,D)

The sun setting over Wurzburg

Wurzburg, Germany Wed 11 Sep 2024

The sun setting over Wurzburg

Freechoice - Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River.

A panoramic view of Miltenberg

Miltenberg, Germany Thu 12 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Miltenberg

Freechoice - Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products. (B,L,D)

The view over Rudesheim from a vineyard

Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge - Marksburg, Germany Fri 13 Sep 2024

The view over Rudesheim from a vineyard

Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. (B,L,D)

Enrich - Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local wine.

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sun 15 Sep 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the enchanting capital of the Netherlands, is a city of idyllic canals, historic brick buildings and a rich artistic heritage.

A panoramic view of Cologne

Cologne, Germany Sat 14 Sep 2024

A panoramic view of Cologne

Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or, explore the city’s past and present during a guided tour. Or, if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sun 15 Sep 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Freechoice - Explore the city by bicycle, or on foot during a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. (B,L,D)

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Mon 16 Sep 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. (B)

What's included *

  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • 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)
  • Butler service (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary 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 five 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
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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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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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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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Standard Suite

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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 Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², these are the largest suites on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a lounge area and a luxurious bathroom.

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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 Crystal

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
  • Length442 ft (134.72 m)
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With four sumptuous decks boasting a selection of private suites and public lounge and dining venues, every aspect of Scenic Crystal has been carefully considered to be easily navigable and wonderfully luxurious.

What’s onboard: Crystal Dining, Fitness Centre, Gift Shop, Lounge & Bar, Panorama Deck, Portobellos Restaurant, Reception, River Cafe, Riverview Terrace, Salt Therapy Lounge, Sun Deck, Table La Rive, Walking Track, Wellness Area and much, much more.

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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
  • 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.


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.


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.


Last Updated: 10/08/2022

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