See even more of Europe this year on a luxurious Scenic river cruise and tour.
Enjoy additional Scenic Freechoice options, new cruise, tour products and destinations. Now is the time to plan your 2019 holiday of a lifetime experiencing Scenic’s signature all-inclusive luxury.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for 2019 and beyond.
NEW E-BIKE TOURS
On select Scenic Space-Ships, you’ll find a collection of e-bikes. These easy to operate bicycles offer electronic pedal assistance, giving you that extra get-up-and-go when you need it.
Enjoy your e-bike with Scenic’s own Tailormade device. Another handy holiday tool, the electronic device acts as your tour guide, providing you with commentary, maps and information on the notable sights along the way.
Experience the new bike tour through the ancient city of Koblenz, on the ‘Romantic Rhine and Moselle’ river cruise between Zurich and Amsterdam. This fascinating tour includes a stop at the statue of William the Great and some spectacular views over the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
On Scenic’s ‘Danube Delta Discovery’ from Vienna to Bucharest, you’ll enjoy another new leisurely cycling route through the charming streets of Vienna – one of Europe’s most historic and beautiful cities.
Guests on the ‘Iconic Danube’ cruise between Munich and Budapest can enjoy the e-bike tour through Slovakia’s capital city, Bratislava, that will leave you mesmerised. The city’s medieval old town highlights Europe’s rich tapestry of cultures.
Set along the banks of the beautiful Seine, the quaint village of Les Andelys in France is dominated by the imposing Chateau-Gaillard Castle. Take a bike tour through this remarkable village that dates back to 1196 on the ‘Normandy and Gems of the Seine’ river cruise.
You can even follow your Space-Ship down river by bicycle. Pedal along the country paths of rural France alongside your luxurious river vessel between Andance and Tournon on the ‘Spectacular South of France’ holiday. On arrival, you’ll be treated to a fascinating lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.
A storied landmark, the imposing Buda Castle is visible from almost anywhere in Budapest.
The perfect ending to any trip, the ‘Iconic Danube’ river cruise from Munich to Budapest offers an easy hike to the top of Castle Hill, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views.
Step back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets past impressive Gothic arches and Baroque houses built during the eighteenth century.
A new tour extension around mythical Transylvania is sure to leave you spellbound.
Explore Bran Castle, home to the legend of Count Dracula, and Sighisoara, where Vlad Tepes – better known as Vlad the Impaler – was born.
Enjoy a traditional Romanian folklore dinner and visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. This castle is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Europe.
MORE SCENIC STORIES YOU’LL LOVE …
- Explore Russia and the White Sea
- Chateau and wine touring in Bordeaux
- When a holiday changes your life
- Europe’s delightful Christmas markets
NEW FRANCE SUNDOWNER LOCATION
Overlooking the Seine river in the heart of Normandy, Chateau Etelan was built as a castle before being transformed into a flamboyant Gothic mansion in the sixteenth-century.
Two buildings are joined by a magnificent stone staircase, dating from the Renaissance and the chateau is listed as a ‘monument historique’ in the Historical Monuments File of the French Ministry of Culture.
This magnificent landmark is the location for the exclusive Scenic Sundowner event which can be enjoyed on the ‘Highlights of Normandy and the Seine’ river cruise from Paris to Honfleur.
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
Food is an important part of any travel and Scenic is famous for its exclusive regional culinary experiences with each course paired with the best European wines.
Foodies will relish a truffle tasting at a local farm near the French town of Cadillac. The highly-prized fungi can be savoured on Scenic’s ‘Breathtaking Bordeaux’ cruise.
Just outside Croatia’s medieval city of Dubrovnik, a local farmhouse plays host to a mouth-watering dinner inspired by centuries of family traditions. You will meet the owners of the estate and dine on home-grown produce during both the ‘Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery’ and ‘Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans’ cruise and tour combination.
NEW SCENIC FREECHOICE OPTIONS
One of the most celebrated aspects of a Scenic river cruise is the many Scenic Freechoice options. Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from, all of which are all included in your fare.
Bordeaux Sojourn – The picturesque French town of Bourg is perched on the banks of the Dordogne. One of the area’s most intriguing attractions, the Carriages Museum at Bourg Castle is part of a guided visit. Learn the secrets and history of transport and travel through the ages as you walk through the sixteenth-century passageways to the guard’s rooms and immense WWII oil tanks.
Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia – In the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen, a visit to Tivoli Gardens is a must for any green thumb or garden enthusiast. Opened in 1843, the gardens feature carnival rides, restaurants, shopping stalls and more.
Romantic Rhine and Moselle – The Delta Works in Holland is a captivating feat of human engineering. The works include dams, locks, sluices, dykes, levees and storm surge barriers – all built to protect the land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta, from the ever-changing sea levels.
Rhine Highlights – New Scenic Freechoice options include a walking tour of Baden Baden, a town famed for its Roman Baths ruins. If you prefer, a visit to the Mercedes Benz factory is bound to get any auto enthusiast’s blood racing.
Danube Delta Discovery – Across the Danube River from Romania, a walking tour through the Bulgarian town of Vidin awaits. Alternatively, a visit to the oldest residential building in Pecs, now showcases the Zsolnay ceramics collection. It’s a fascinating look into the porcelain, slate and tile industry of a once prominent local family.
Black Sea Explorer – Take an insightful walk with a town local in Sremski Karlovci and marvel at the many baroque elements of this delightful town.
Normandy and Gems of the Seine – Explore the Equestrian Museum on the grounds of the magnificent Chantilly Castle. A palace for the lucky horses who live there, the museum is dedicated to the relationship between man and horse throughout time.
Jewels of Europe with Dalmatia Discovery – Journey to Croatia’s south to the pretty region of Konavle. Take a trip back to old Croatia and into the historic Roman colony of Cavtat, with its stunning mountain and bay scenery.
HOSPITALITY AND SERVICE UPDATES
- A new large ‘Royal Owners Suite’ will be introduced onto the following Space-Ships: Scenic Ruby, Scenic Pearl, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal, Scenic Amber, Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jade and Scenic Jewel.
- The same Space-Ships have also been updated to include the new wellness centre, with our signature Salt Therapy Lounge. Sapphire/Diamond had for 2018 and for 2019 this will also be on Ruby, Pearl, Crystal, Jewel, jade, Jasper, Opal & Amber
- New health and wellness inclusions such as Yoga, terra band and Nordic walking now feature across select Scenic Space-Ships. Our Wellbeing coaches and masseurs are trained in these activities, holding group classes on the Sun Deck (weather permitting).
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