European river cruises

Discover the hidden gems of Europe and experience moments that recreate the wonder of years past.

Join us on our European river cruises for an all-inclusive journey taking you down some of the world's most famous waterways.

Take in some of the world's most famous waterways on our all-inclusive European river cruises. During a Scenic European river cruise, journey along the exquisite waterways which stretch across different countries with spectacular scenery revealing the hidden beauty of Europe. From breathtaking snow-capped mountains to lush valleys filled with vineyards, timeless villages and architectural treasures. 

Book your 2020 European River Cruises with Scenic before 16 December 2019 and fly to Europe for only $95 per person. With a wide range of destinations and itineraries to choose from, getting in early to book your European luxury river cruise will secure you the ultimate holiday. This special offer is only available on selected European River Cruises.

Why cruise with Scenic?

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.

As soon as you step onboard our 5-star ships, you'll be spoilt for choice. Every moment of your day is filled with all-inclusive luxuries. Our luxury river cruising vessels are more akin to a gracious floating hotel. Your Cruise Director and every member of our hospitable onboard team, are on hand to ensure you enjoy every moment of your time with Scenic onboard your Space-Ship.

With unrivalled inclusions, your all-inclusive European river cruise only requires you to reach for your wallet for personal expenses. We've thought about every single detail of your European river cruise including all tips and gratuities, personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides.

On arrival, all you need to think about is unpacking your luggage before settling into your 5-star luxury appointed suite. Lounge on your private Scenic Sun Lounge as you enjoy a glass of wine from your in-suite mini-bar. And when you feel hungry, your Personal Butler is on hand 24/7 to get you a delicious snack or meal.

Your Scenic Space-Ship has been designed with every amenity you could wish for including:

  • Luxuriously Appointed Suites
    Enjoy your queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, pillow menu, luxurious bath products, Wi-Fi internet and Mac mini info-tainment system.
  • Scenic Sun Lounges
    Our 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.
  • All-Inclusive Wellness
    On board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, you will have access to a range of health and wellness amenities at the dedicated wellness centre.
  • Up to Five Dining Options
    From casual dining at River Café, to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive. Enjoy everything we offer on board including a range of entertainment.
  • Unlimited Complimentary Beverages*
    Choose from our extensive bar menu with a drink for every occasion or enjoy your complimentary in-suite mini bar and try out our in-suite room service.
  • Butler Service
    Enjoy a nightly turndown service, shoe-shining or have your salon appointments organised, with hair, massage and beauty treatments^ available.
  • The Nth Degree
    We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.
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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. 
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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.
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Scenic Tailormade

Our Scenic Tailormade App guides you through your own personal excursion on shore, and offers 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 treasures.
*All beverages are included except a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits. ^At an additional cost

Discover your 5-star Scenic Space-Ship

Scenic Rhine
Innovators in design and technology for luxury river cruising vessels, your Scenic Space-Ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Europe.
Intimate and friendly, with every amenity you could wish for, our Scenic Space-Ships were designed with you in mind. From the moment you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice. From our wide selection of dining options right down to your pillow menu, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury, every moment of the day. 

Where we cruise

Cruise the Rhine River, Main & Upper Danube River

Our luxury cruise along the Rhine, Main and Upper Danube rivers gives you all the best Europe has to offer. Steeped in rich history our Europe River cruises follow ancient trade routes. From Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine River and Danube River, you will cruise past idlyllic vineyards, charming villages and forested hillsides. Steeped in history, this European River Cruise journeys through five countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. 

One of the finest Baroque buildings in the world can be found sitting majestically on a hill in Austria, overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube River. A jewel in the surrounding area, Melk Abbey has served as a spiritual and cultural centre for many years.

Savour the fascinating landscapes and diverse cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Vienna and Budapest. Embrace the wine-growing districts of Rheinhessen, Rheingau and the Wachau Valley with shore excursions and culinary highlights like the Wiener Schnitzel and spicy Hungarian goulash. This is just the tip of several gastronomic traditions waiting to be explored. 

One of the highlights of your cruise will be the Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. With charming landscapes brimming with ruined castles, quaint villages, rugged fortresses and steep vineyards this luxury cruise with your own local guide takes sightseeing to another level.

Europe’s main river and waterways have varying water levels. During your 170km journey along the Main-Danube Canal, your cruise line will pass through 16 locks, some as high as 25 metres. As your Captain expertly manoeuvres your Scenic Space-Ship through the narrow canals, you will be greeted by the next iconic part of your journey.
Rhine Main Danube Rivers

Welcome romance back into your life when you cruise the beautiful Rhine River & Moselle River

Join our 15-day Romantic Rhine & Moselle luxury river cruise and travel from Basel to Amsterdam. With medieval towns and picturesque sights, our spectacular luxury river cruise takes in the cities of Strasbourg, Mannheim, Cochem, Bernkastel and Antwerp.

The Rhine River is one of the longest rivers in Europe (1,232 km) with its source in the Swiss Alps. The Rhine River winds through the Principality of Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea at Rotterdam. 

Scenic all-inclusive luxury Rhine River cruise journeys through the grandiose Rhine Gorge, a steep gorge highlighted by sensational vineyards and ancient castles. Cruising through the Middle Rhine Valley you'll be captivated by quaint villages, be in awe of rugged fortresses, and marvel at the remote chapels and craggy, steep vineyards.

The Moselle River is 547 kilometres long and is a main tributary of the romantic Rhine. It peacefully winds its way along one of Germany's most delightful river valleys between Trier and Koblenz. This fairy-tale Scenic luxury river cruise flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany where you will see beautiful river valleys, flourishing wine vineyards, medieval architecture and towns. The Moselle River is a stunning jewel in the European river cruising region as well as an important industrial waterway.

Famed for the wines and liquors produced in the valleys along the river, Moselle’s characteristic drop is the Riesling. The Moselle Valley Riesling grape is influenced by the terrain of the region and is considered to be the best in Europe.
Moselle River Cruise

Luxury Cruise along Portugal's Douro River

Join Scenic's European Luxury river cruise on an 8-day round trip along the picturesque Douro Valley in 5-star luxury on this 8-day round trip from Porto. Boarding the luxurious Scenic Azure in Porto, you'll settle into your lavishly appointed suite and marvel as the Douro River winds through towns that time has preserved. From the vineyards that elegantly grow alongside the Douro River to towns including Lamego, Regua and Vega de Terron. Get exclusive access to Provesende, a whimsical village where you'll meet the locals and get insights into how they live.
Douro River Cruise

Travel Inspiration

A day in the life of Europe river cruising

From exploring Europe's charming towns to feasting on local delicacies, here's an overview of what to expect on your next European river cruise.

Learn more about river cruising

New to river cruising? Read our 'First Time Guide to River Cruising' to inspire you on why you should embark on a European river cruise with Scenic.
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