Experience the grand waterways of Europe on board a luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
Join us for a free information session to learn more about cruising on the enchanting and romantic rivers of Europe, France and Russia.
Our travel experts will be available at all sessions to answer any questions you may have about our all-inclusive luxury tours and the features of our privately owned fleet of luxury 'Space-Ships'.
Information sessions will be held across Australia in May 2013. You can RSVP for you and your friends by registering online or by calling 1300 889 750.
This is a must see for anybody wishing to learn more about our all-inclusive luxury river cruising in Europe. All sessions are free but seats are limited so pre-booking is essential.
Enjoy a drink for every occasion with complimentary beverages on board at any time of the day, from fine regional wines and boutique beers to pure bottled water and espresso coffee. Plus your in-suite mini-bar is replenished daily, which means you will enjoy complimentary drinks whenever and wherever you fancy; with meals, at the bar or from the privacy of your balcony.
Good food is one of the true highlights on board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’. Whether dining in the spacious Crystal Dining Room enjoying a sumptuous Italian, Hungarian, Spanish or German themed dinner or savouring an exclusive and intimate meal in Portobellos Fine Italian, you will always experience gourmet cuisine created by exceptional chefs.
For those days where you feel like lounging on the Sun Deck watching Europe pass by, we have our exclusive River Café, a place to satisfy your all-day grazing needs. Whether you are in the mood for coffee, cakes, sandwiches or gelato, you will find it at River Café.
For our guests staying on the Danube Deck you will also have the chance to enjoy a six course degustation menu at our exclusive Table la Rive, paired with exceptional regional wines.
Exceptional Services and Understated Luxury in Every Suite
Enjoy exceptional service and understated luxury in every suite on board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’. Our private balcony suites are the largest of their kind - you will be able to enjoy the views of the exceptional European countryside at any time of the day, no matter the weather with our revolutionary ‘Sun-Lounges’. At the press of a button, state-of-the-art technology converts your already private, full-size balcony to a spacious, all-season indoor Scenic ‘Sun-Lounge’. This indoor lounge allows you to always enjoy the advantage of extra balcony space on your cruise.
*Scenic Sun-Lounge not available in France
Stateroom Luxury Inclusions
Private butler service
Queen size slumber beds with pillow menu
Egyptian cotton linen
Plush robes and slippers
Complimentary mini-bar restocked daily
Flat screen TV and infotainment system
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
Daily suite service with nightly turndown
Australian power points
Extra Special Services
Danube Deck Guests
Danube Deck guests enjoy the following additional in-suite inclusions:
Breakfast delivered to their suite
Complimentary laundry service (two articles per day- pressing only)
Junior Suite Guests
Junior suite guests enjoy all of the extra in-suite inclusions of the Danube Deck plus:
Royal Suite Guests
Royal suite guests enjoy all of the extra in-suite inclusions of the Danube Deck and Junior suite plus:
$150 per person on board Wellness Area voucher
Complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne on arrival & in mini-bar
All top shelf beverages included in mini-bar
Your choice of daily newspaper
Unlimited laundry services
In April 2013, we were proud to announce the maiden voyage of Scenic Jewel, a brand new $27 million addition to our world-class fleet of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’. Along with Scenic Crystal, which launched in 2012, Scenic Jewel brings our fleet to seven ships, representing the next generation of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ and setting an unprecedented level of all-inclusive luxury river cruising on the grand waterways of Europe.
We recently completed a $10 million rebuild of the Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle and Black Sea routes to ensure the entire fleet meets the exacting standards of Scenic Jewel and Scenic Crystal. The fleet ranges in age from only 18 months to four years includes Scenic Diamond, Scenic Pearl, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Sapphire, and Scenic Emerald, which has now relocated to Southern France.
The rebuild includes luxury suites boasting the largest private balconies fitted with Scenic ‘Sun Lounges’* and in-suite inclusions from private butler service and a complimentary mini-bar stocked daily; to queen size slumber beds, pillow menu, L’Occitane products and 32 inch Samsung HD TVs linked to Mac mini computers. Complimentary internet access is enhanced by an upgraded Wi-Fi system using both Satellite and UMTS Mobile technology, whilst each ship also features new carpet, soft furnishings and designer furniture. The reception is also made over with new floors, light fixtures, marble desks and designer Bolon wallpaper.
Unique touches include a floating gallery of Australian artworks and sculptures and a wine list handpicked by our sommelier from boutique European wineries. Part of the unlimited complimentary beverage offering, the wines have been selected to complement the exceptional range of cuisine prepared from fresh local produce on show in all dining venues including the new casual River Café, which now has pizza ovens for gourmet pizza to order; and dégustation menu at Table La Rive. Portobellos has also been upgraded and the Panorama Lounge has a new bar, additional coffee machines and Eurocave wine dispensers.
We are proud to announce an eighth Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ will join our world-class fleet for the 2014 Europe river cruising season. Scenic Gem is being custom built to sail the historic Seine River in Northern France along the route that inspired the Impressionists.
Scenic Gem will have the unique ability to sail to the port commune of Honfleur thanks to a special design and the latest cutting-edge technologies because the stretch of the river between Rouen and Honfleur is tidal and the ship must be specifically built and certified to navigate it.
With the same space ratio as the Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ but for just 126 guests, the Scenic Gem will be the most spacious river cruiser on the Seine. She will deliver the same all-inclusive luxury experience synonymous with the new fleet of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ from private butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages including mini-bar re-stocked daily to full size private balcony suites with exclusive Scenic ‘Sun Lounges’. On board cuisine includes the French tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive with boutique wines from some of France’s best wineries.
Scenic Gem will exclusively sail a round trip from Paris, stopping at Conflans, for an exclusive event at the 16th century Château-de-Champlâtreux; Vernon and Giverny, the home of Monet; Les Andelys for Richard the Lionheart’s castle ruin and the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Rouen. Guests will also have the opportunity to spend a full day at the Somme battlefields as well as visit Caudebec-en-Caux, Honfleur, and the Normandy beaches.
We have also just relocated Scenic Emerald by special barge to France for exclusive southbound cruises along the Saône and Rhône rivers between Charlon-sur-Saône and Tarascon. Her inaugural French voyage departed on April 1 2013 for Avignon, Viviers, Tournon, Vienne, Lyon, Macon and Charlon-sur-Saône. On the South of France River Cruise, Scenic Enrich special experiences designed to immerse guests in the local culture include a private dinner and concert at the medieval Palais-des-Papes in Avignon as well as a full day at La Camargue National Park. Both North and South of France cruises can be combined and extended to other French and European destinations.
11 Day Gems of the Seine
The Seine’s extended shores reveal impressionist landscapes, medieval masterpieces and picturesque ports. This new round trip cruise from Paris includes Honfleur, Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, Vernon and Conflans. Guests will visit the D-day beaches, Monet’s gardens at Giverny and the ruins of Richard the Lionheart’s château; and experience an exclusive Scenic Enrich event, designed to culturally enhance the experience, at the 16th century Château-de-Champlâtreux.
19 Day Treasures of Europe’s Waterways
This 19 day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam extends the cruise of beauty that is the Jewels of Europe River cruise. Guests will visit the historic Slovakian capital, Bratislava and witness a traditional wedding presentation, and also visits Hoorn, Edam, and be immersed in all the cultural customs of Düsseldorf. The variety of Scenic FreeChoice experiences includes discovering Vienna Woods including visit to Baden and the Seegrotte underground cave museum, to a guided hike to the 12th century Wertheim Castle.
20 Day Munich and Passau to the Danube Delta River Cruise
This cruise from Passau to the shores of the Black Sea includes Mile Zero, the point where the Danube empties into the Black Sea. Scenic Tours is the only Australian operator to sail to this point. It also passes through the passage of Saint George and the World Heritage-listed Danube Delta. It includes Belgrade, Pecs, Osijek, Arbanassi, Tulcea and Bucharest. Guests will experience a Scenic Enrich event as they enjoy dinner with a Croatian family, as well as and have plenty of Scenic FreeChoice activities enabling the freedom to choose what they enjoy the most, from visiting the Dachau concentration camps to cycling through Osijek and discovering the home of Count Dracula.
We have added 37 new Scenic FreeChoice activities for 2014 giving you the freedom to choose the guided activities you enjoy the most at no extra cost. Here's a sample of some the new highlights:
Walking tour or Bruges - Discover Antwerp’s Old Town and catherdral on a walking tour or travel to the charming city of Bruges
Village of Mittelbergheim - Visit Mittelbergheim in Alsace, one of the most beautiful villages of France
Town of Znojmo - Discover the nearby Czech town of Znojmo for a lunch in local wine cellar
Neanderthal Museum - Tour the city’s Neanderthal Museum and archaeological park
Museum choice - Visit the Chernobyl Museum or Mamayeva Sloboda, a unique open-air museum
City of Cochem - Journey through the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley to historic Cochem to discover this beautiful German city on a guided walking tour
Museum choice - Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, a museum housing a unique collection of Russian art or visit the Museum of the Armed Forces
Architecture choice - Enjoy a guided visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral or tour the 19th century Yusupov Palace
Vienna Woods - Discover the Vienna Woods, Baden and the Seegrotte underground cave system
Train ride or walking tour - Take a mini train ride through the city or a guided walking or hiking tour
Walking tour or wine - Enjoy a guided tour of this medieval city, hike to the 12th century Wertheim Castle, or visit a local winery for a wine tasting
One of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, the Rhine flows from the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast of The Netherlands and its many medieval buildings and prehistoric fortifications testify to its importance as a waterway. In particular, the Middle Rhine flowing through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge is known as the ‘Romantic Rhine’ and also famed for its castles, vineyards and quaint villages.
Featured Rhine River Tours
Germany’s Main River is the most significant right tributary of the Rhine flowing through the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse, and since 1992, it has been connected to the Danube River via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. Idyllic vineyards and impressive architecture and the charms of the famous ‘Romantic Road’ are all waiting to be discovered along the banks of the Main.
Featured tours on the Main River
Inspiring many artistic and musical works, the blue waters of the international waterway, the Danube begin in Germany’s Black Forest. It flows south-east before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine. Austria’s picturesque Wachau Valley and the spectacular Iron Gate between Serbia and Romania are just two of the highlights to be found through the ten countries who claim the Danube.
Featured Danube River tours
The stunning Moselle River is a left tributary of the Rhine, which joins in Germany at Koblenz, and also flows through Luxembourg and the Lorraine region of France. The Moselle Valley is famous for its incredible scenery and its world-class wines, most notably those from the German Mosel wine region. Medieval castles also grace the banks of this river, named for the Latin Mosella, meaning Little Meuse (another European river).
Featured Moselle River Cruises
A busy waterway on the crossroads of the ancient world, today the inland Black Sea is the gateway from the Danube to the resorts of Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. It began life as a fresh water lake about 22 thousand years ago before global warming melted glaciers and the polar ice-caps, causing the Mediterranean to overflow through the Bosporus, turning the lake into the Black Sea.
Featured Black Sea River Cruises
At Scenic Tours, not only do we offer our guests a luxury cruise along Europe's waterways, we also offer unforgettable, all-inclusive experiences that you will only see with us, whether it be dining in the beautiful Marksburg Castle or enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime private concert at Palais Lichtenstein, with us you will enjoy unforgettable experiences like no other.
As you dock in the beautiful cities and villages along urope’s grand waterways, you have the choice to take a self-guided walk or cycling tour. Scenic Tailormade is our independent touring system with over 100 sightseeing touring options enhanced by GPS-activated directions and commentary giving you the freedom to plan your experience your way. Your pre-loaded GPS device will be in your suite upon your arrival.
Here is a selection of some of the new Scenic Tailormade tours:
*Not available in Russia
Scenic Enrich is our exclusive program of truly exceptional activities, allowing you to be immersed in local European cultures. Every Scenic Enrich event adds to the experience of the region you are visiting, whether dining at the towering spectacle that is Marksburg Castle, enjoying a private Viennese concert at Palais Lichtenstein or visiting the homes of local European villagers for the day, your Scenic Enrich excursions will ensure your European adventure is unforgettable.
Scenic FreeChoice provides an abundant selection of activities in the key cities and regions of Europe allowing you to choose the activities that interest you the most, including visiting Vienna’s Spanish Riding School and our sponsored stallion; witnessing the peasant villages of Skanzen, the largest outdoor museum in Hungary; and enjoying a guided cycling tour through the suburbs of Belgrade. Regardless of what you choose to see, you can do so in the knowledge that there’s no extra to pay!
The Jewels of Europe River Cruise explores Europe’s waterways as you cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest on board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship'.
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This 14 night cruise on board a Scenic 'Space-Ship' takes you on a journey from Amsterdam to Basel and includes a full day excursion to the Black Forest.
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This 21 day tour is an amazing journey from romantic Paris to picturesque Prague including a 15 day Jewels of Europe River Cruise on board a luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.
Find out more about this tour or contact us on 1300 723 642.