May 30, 2017

What will you experience on a European River Cruise?

There is so much to see and do on a river cruise throughout Europe.

From tasting the exquisite food and wine in local regions, discovering ancient architecture and famous monuments, to learning about the history and culture of the country and enjoying a bit of shopping before your journey home.

Knowing what interests you most on a holiday will help you to choose the perfect journey from our in-depth itineraries.

Here's just some of what you can experience on a European river cruise.

Food & Wine

France is a food and wine lover’s paradise and with us you can experience it all. Travel to Lyon and visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse, for a cooking class. In the Médoc region you'll sample the finest Grand Cru Class wines in the beautiful local private estates.

And to top it all off take part in an exclusive on board cooking demonstration with knowledgeable and talented Chefs with Scenic Culinaire.


Architecture & Culture

Grand palaces, cobble stone villages, medieval castles and impeccable Châteaux are abundant in Europe and with Scenic you will visit some of the most impressive. Experience the delightful medieval atmosphere at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was first built in the Middle Ages.

The Pope's Palace in Avignon dominates the skyline of the city, once home to the pope in the 14th century the palace held a significant role in history.



Travelling through Europe is like stepping back in time to uncover the rich history of each country. From Roman towns built centuries ago and iconic ancient arenas brought to life, to sombre World War sights and museums where you can pay your respects and learn about the soldiers from the last century.

Europe has an abundance of history to peak everyone's interests, whether you're a history enthusiast or not, you'll walk away with a new understanding of the past.



Shot till you drop with some the best department stores in the world like Galleries Lafayette in the ultra-chic French capital of Paris. Discover antique stores selling unique remnants of the past and visit the traditional glass blowers in southern Germany.

Take a stroll through the iconic Christmas markets where you can buy handcrafted ornaments in Rothenburg to Bordeaux, home to the longest shopping street in Europe.