Jewels of Europe

21 May - 4 June 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Hungary

Ports

14 Ports

21-22 May

Setting sail from Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent - ransacked by the Mongols in 1241, occupied by the Ottoman Turks for over a century, and almost flattened by the Soviets in 1945 - but plenty of older buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen's Basilica. Although a pedant might point out that Budapest has only really existed since 1873; up until then the city's two distinct halves, Buda and Pest, were separate towns.

Our tip

Hungarian cuisine is vastly underrated; don’t visit Budapest without trying goulash, the paprika-infused national dish.

23-24 May

Austria: Vienna

25 May

Austria: Melk

25 May

Austria: Dürnstein

26 May

Austria: Linz (Salzburg)

26 May

Germany: Passau

27 May

Germany: Regensburg

28 May

Germany: Nuremberg

29 May

Germany: Bamberg

30 May

Germany: Würzburg

31 May

Germany: Wertheim

1 June

Germany: Rüdesheim

2 June

Germany: Cologne

3-4 June

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

The Ship

Your home from home

Scenic Crystal in Budapest
Scenic river cruising - Sun deck
Scenic river cruises - Sun deck

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade accommodate 169 guests in stylish surroundings and offer a luxurious way to explore the great rivers of Europe.

What we love

Sleek and contemporary, with an extensive list of onboard inclusions, Scenic's aptly named Space-Ships are renowned for their high levels of personal service, relaxed ambience and inviting public areas.

Capacity 169 Guests
Crew 53 European Staff
Style

Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Butler service
  • WiFi on board
  • Electronic bicycles
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2012 (Crystal); 2013 (Jewel); 2014 (Jade)
Length 443 feet
More about Scenic Jewel

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Our favourite hotel in Budapest

We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.

Tokaji aszú wine, Hungary

A taste of Hungary

If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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