Europe River Cruising Sights

The difference is Scenic river cruising

Experience our European River Cruises for a one in a lifetime, all-inclusive luxury experience that inspires and thrills.

We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights. You’ll also discover the hidden gems of Europe and experience moments that recreate the wonder of years past.

It begins the instant we transport you from the airport to your luxury floating hotel. Your butler opens your suite door to luxury, world-class dining and unlimited top-shelf beverages. And that’s even before you embark on your unforgettable voyage.

On a European River Cruise with Scenic, there are moments of wonder around every bend.

There are so many wonderful moments waiting to be uncovered across beautiful and historically rich Europe, and Scenic’s handcrafted journeys are designed to do exactly that.

These majestic waterways span a varied and spectacular region with so much to offer - from timeless villages that preserve traditions most other regions have lost, to spectacular cities and architectural masterworks.

From rivers that flow through some of the world’s most serene settings to dramatic snow-covered peaks that take your breath away, our European River Cruises bring the Europe of your imagination to life. Looking to travel this year? A range of 2016 river cruising itineraries are still available.

European River Cruising Service

Beyond all-inclusive luxury

From the moment you step on board you'll be spoilt for choice. You'll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury every moment of the day.

  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café, to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Scenic Sun Lounges - All-weather private balconies ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery. The world opens up at the touch of a button.
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar and 24 hour in-suite room service
  • Scenic Sundowners - Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
  • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments^ and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
Europe River Cruises Attractions

Discovering countless treasures

The entire continent is at your feet. Our European River Cruises will lead you from one magical moment moment to another.

Wherever you find yourself, you'll be escorted through your exploration of all Europe’s greatest marvels. Not only will you benefit from the expertise of local guides, all Scenic Freechoice, Enrich and Sundowner activities are fully escorted. In addition, your Scenic Tailormade GPS device gives you the best choices of destinations to explore. So you can make every day of your cruise as different and astonishing as the last.

Our e-bikes (electronically assisted bicycles) give you the freedom to get out and about. See even more of Europe without breaking a sweat.


Scenic Freechoice

These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Which narrow cobblestone path through an ancient village will you choose to follow? Will you Shop with a Chef at a local market, or explore the home of a local artist?

You could visit the impressive Ehrenbretistein Fortress along the beautiful Rhine River. With Scenic Freechoice, the option is yours, and dependant on your own interests and preferences. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.

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Scenic Enrich

These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in a castle, followed by a classical concert, or one of our exclusively created Scenic shows in Salzburg. Dine with a local family or listen in wonder as a master winemaker shares the secrets of their family vineyard.

You could take in an exclusive tour and private concert in the Palace of Rastatt on the Moselle River. Whatever Enrich experience awaits you on our European River Cruises, you can look forward to an exclusive and enthralling event that you’ll cherish for years to come.

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Scenic Sundowners

Bespoke cocktail events for Scenic guests to toast the day’s end in remarkable locations across Europe.

What could be better than ending a remarkable day by sharing your experiences with friends against a truly idyllic backdrop such as the Danube River? That certainly calls for a toast.

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Scenic Tailormade

Our Scenic Tailormade GPS devices guide you through your own personal excursion on shore, and offer absorbing commentary on major points of interest while you’re on board. Map out the perfect route for a fanatical foodie’s walk, or spend an afternoon exploring ancient architectural treasures.

You’ll find Scenic Tailormade invaluable and it always knows the story of where you are.

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Europe River Cruise Scenery

A 5-star floating hotel

Cruising with Scenic is quite simply, the indulgence of a lifetime. With each new generation of Scenic Space-Ship, we continue to provide experiences that are beyond exceptional.

From the moment you step on board, you’ll be spoilt for choice and can look forward to a wide array of luxuries. From our bubbling vitality pool, to suites that are the largest of any river cruise ship.

On board you’ll have full access to a wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon, a gym, special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day. Every aspect of the ship’s design has been considered at length. For instance, the Riverview Terrace at the front of the Sun Deck is sunken on most days – an innovation that allows you to access it even when passing under low bridges.

Join us for a river cruise in 2017 and take advantage of amazing Earlybird offers. Luxury, space and views - they're all included.

Cruising the Danube is a complete change of pace. In fact, at one point, as Budapest’s Hungarian Parliament rose to greet us out of the morning mist, time actually stood still, just long enough for me to catch my breath.
Ray, 64
Destination: Budapest, Hungary
N 47° 29’ , E 19° 03’

A magical day on board

This morning you awake more rested than you’ve felt in years, wrapped snuggly in lavish Egyptian cotton linen.Your queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed has provided you with just the sleep you needed, and you find yourself eager to embrace new adventures and experiences. At the touch of a button you request your personal butler to pour your morning coffee, freshly brewed, while you take in the glorious vista. Welcome to another wonderful day.

Suddenly, the Scenic Tailormade device on the table buzzes, and informs you that you’re outside the delightful Austrian town of Melk. It describes in vivid detail the charming scene unfolding before you. In fact, it’s almost as if you’re in a living museum, and the picturesque scene on the bank opposite is a real life exhibit.

Our Earlybird Offers are ending soon

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It's your last chance to get the best possible offers for 2017. There has never been a better time to discover the grand waterways of Europe on board one of our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships.

Earlybird offers expire 30 September 2016


Flights Included

Book a Standard Suite on a cruise of 11 days or longer year round and receive Included Flights and taxes to Europe.*

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Fly for $995

Book any Balcony Suite on a cruise of 11 days or longer travelling from April to September.*

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Business Class from $3,995

Book a Diamond Deck Suite on selected cruises over 15 days in March, October or November.*

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Early Payment Discount

Book and pay for your 2017 European River Cruise in full by 31 October 2016 and you could save up to an additional $300 per person*.

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