Explore the world’s most enchanting waterways on a European river cruise with Scenic

Scenic will take you to the very heart of the most magical waterways of the world on a 5-star luxury river cruise. Explore the enchanting rivers of Europe, including France and Portugal, where rich history and hidden gems awaits. 

When you travel with Scenic, it’s every detail of your journey being cared for to the Nth Degree, from the moment you book until the day you return home. It’s a confidence that comes from knowing we are with you every step of the way.

Why travel to Europe with Scenic?

  • Best in small ship cruising
    Savour the small ship experience on board the luxurious Scenic Space-Ships in Europe. With no more than 163 guests, you can leisurely enjoy the unrivalled amenities on board.
  • Luxurious Suites
    Opulently appointed, our suites are among the largest on Europe’s waterways. Each suite is finished with elegant furnishings, spacious bathrooms, Wi-Fi, queen-size Scenic Slumber beds, a pillow menu and luxurious bath products.
  • Scenic Sun Lounges
    At the press of a button, the glass of your window glides down and converts your private balcony into your exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge. Take in the resplendent views in full, wide-angle splendour.
  • Wellness your Way
    Scenic elevates wellbeing to a higher plane. You can customise your journey with your choice of healthy meals, yoga classes, Salt Therapy Lounges* and e-bikes*. Your health is our priority.
  • A choice of dining venues and beverages
    On board you will find an impressive selection of up to five dining venues, from casual to fine dining. Your premium beverages^ – wine, beer, cocktails, spirits – are included and available all day and not just at mealtimes.
  • Exclusive and personalised experiences
    All sightseeing is included. Scenic Enrich experiences offer a deeper cultural immersion and you can tailor your days with a range of included Scenic Freechoice activities.
  • Our Dedicated Team
    Our Captains, Hotel Managers, Cruise Directors, Enrichment Managers, Wellness Coach, Butlers (and their teams) deliver a first-class level of service.
  • The Nth Degree
    With Scenic, truly all-inclusive luxury means all details have been taken of for you. Arrangements such as your airport transfers, luxury transport and local guides, tips and gratuities are all handled and included in your Scenic journey.

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Our 5-Star Ships

With a maximum of 163 guests and an abundance of public spaces, the Scenic Space-Ships that cruise Europe's rivers provide an intimate environment for you to relax between your adventures in some of Europe’s most remarkable regions. 

This is small ship cruising in a class of its own, where intimacy, personalized service and unprecedented access to smaller ports that others can’t reach, combine with Scenic’s truly all-inclusive luxury. Expect impeccable service, inviting hospitality, world-class dining and a truly all-inclusive river cruise tailored to your every whim. Luxurious suites, a choice of dining venues, included premium beverages, personalized wellbeing with a dedicated wellness area, state-of-the-art gym, walking track and exclusive Salt Therapy Lounges in Europe mean our custom-designed, 5-star floating hotels are in a class of their own.

Explore our featured itineraries 

Spectacular South of France 

11 day   |   Lyon to Lyon

Your senses will be awakened as you discover the beauty of the South of France

Over ten awe-inspiring nights, the tastes, sights and smells of will unravel as you cruise the magical Saône and Rhône Rivers. Taste the gourmet offerings in Lyon, the food capitol of France, and immerse yourself in the acclaimed Burgundy wine region, sampling many of its products. Marvel at iconic sights such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon, visit Arles and see the sights Vincent Van Gogh so famously painted during his time here. The possibilities are endless and the temptations of succumbing to the South of France become even more alluring.

Itinerary Details:
  • Day 1 – Lyon
  • Day 2 – Lyon > Tournus
  • Day 3 – Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Day 4 – Tain l’Hermitage
  • Day 5 – Avignon
  • Day 6 – Avignon
  • Day 7 – Tarascon
  • Day 8 – Viviers  
  • Day 9 – Lyon 
  • Day 10 – Lyon
  • Day 11  Lyon 

Scenic Enrich Experiences 

Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel.  As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella choir performance in this wonderful setting. 

Gems of the Danube

8 Days   |   Budapest to Nuremberg

A river unlike any other -It’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest waterways is home to so many wonderful attractions.

Start your journey in Budapest, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, where architectural treasures on a grand scale await. Immerse yourself in local traditions and history as you sailing the mighty Danube to witness opulence like no other in the magical surrounds of Palais Liechtenstein where you will be enthralled by an exclusive classical concert. Your journey concludes in Nuremberg, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.

Itinerary Details:
  • Day 1 – Nuremberg
  • Day 2 – Nuremberg
  • Day 3 – Regensburg
  • Day 4 – Passau > Linz
  • Day 5 – Melk > Dürnstein
  • Day 6 – Vienna
  • Day 7 – Budapest
  • Day 8 – Budapest

Scenic Enrich Experiences 

Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of Austrian Sekt. Enjoy a private classical evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart. 

Jewels of Europe

15 day   |   Amsterdam to Budapest

A region steeped in the history, today the rivers of the Rhine, Main and Danube meander through forested hillsides, idyllic vineyards and romantic towns.

Restored castles still stand watch from their position atop dramatic hilltops, just as they did in the days of feudal knights but now have been replaced by a tranquil countryside with thriving towns and villages. Romantic ruins and Gothic spires rise out of the picturesque communities nestled along the river banks. This is a journey that will take you through the Europe of your imagination, full of wonder, recalling medieval jousts, cobbled streets and childhood fairytales while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary Details
  • Day 1 – Amsterdam
  • Day 2 – Amsterdam
  • Day 3 – Cologne
  • Day 4 – Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
  • Day 5 – Miltenberg
  • Day 6 – Würzburg
  • Day 7 – Bamberg
  • Day 8 – Nuremberg
  • Day 9 – Regensburg
  • Day 10 – Salzburg
  • Day 11 – Melk > Dürnstein
  • Day 12 – Vienna
  • Day 13 – Vienna
  • Day 14 – Budapest
  • Day 15 – Budapest

Scenic Enrich Experiences 

Discover Germany’s motoring heritage with a special event held at Motorworld and engage with a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles.

The exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of Austrian Sekt. Enjoy a private classical evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart. 

Romantic Rhine and Moselle

15 day   |   Amsterdam to Basel

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never traveled along the Rhine or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.

In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairytale moment waiting just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the silver screen – hardly surprising as it’s a region that’s long been favored by Hollywood directors. From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest, which still resonates with imaginative children’s tales, there are stories of romances galore to discover and delight in.

Itinerary Details:
  • Day 1 – Basel
  • Day 2 – Breisach
  • Day 3 – Kehl > Strasbourg
  • Day 4 – Mannheim
  • Day 5 – Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
  • Day 6 – Cochem
  • Day 7 – Bernkastel
  • Day 8 – Moselle Valley Cruising 
  • Day 9 – Koblenz 
  • Day 10 – Düsseldorf
  • Day 11 – Maastricht
  • Day 12 – Nijmegen
  • Day 13 – Antwerp
  • Day 14 – Veere 
  • Day 15 – Amsterdam

Scenic Enrich Experiences 

Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Unforgettable Douro

11 day   |   Porto to Porto

A truly timeless place - Portugal’s Douro River winds its way through towns that have somehow managed to preserve their distinctive culture and way of life.

From elegant Lamego to Regua and Vega de Terron, you’ll find that people still ply their traditional trades in the historic pockets of the Douro Valley. The vineyards that grace the banks of the Douro are worked the way vineyards in the region always have been. The many highly loved varieties of port along with finely unfortified reds and whites are as rich and plentiful as ever. And, most refreshing of all, the communities are every bit as friendly and welcoming.

Itinerary Details:
  • Day 1 – Porto
  • Day 2 – Porto > Entre-os-Rios
  • Day 3 – Entre-os-Rios
  • Day 4 – Regua
  • Day 5 – Regua > Vega de Terron
  • Day 6 – Vega de Terron 
  • Day 7 – Pocinho > Pinhão
  • Day 8 – Pinhão
  • Day 9 – Pinhão > Porto
  • Day 10 – Porto
  • Day 11 – Porto

Scenic Enrich Experiences 

Visit the remarkable village of Provesende and wander the quaint streets with locals as they introduce you to their way of life – including their bakery. You’ll  visit the church for a recital, and enjoy wine tasting at the Morgadio da Calçada before joining a local family at their home for a home hosted lunch. 

The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. Immerse yourself in the heart of Portuguese music in a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings. 

Peace of Mind

Small Ship Experience River Cruise

Small Ship Experience

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Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority.

To book your Scenic Europe River cruise, contact your professional travel advisor.

Terms & Conditions
All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. 

  1. Terms and Conditions - Discover the Wonders Beyond (Click to Read)

    • Offers are available for new bookings only made between July 15 – September 30 2022 on European & Asia River Cruises. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure.

      Europe river cruises: up to $1,500pp savings available on 15+ day itineraries; Up to $1,000pp savings available on 8+ day itineraries and up to $500pp savings available on 5 day itineraries. Lengths are based on cruise days only and exclude land extensions. These offers are combinable with loyalty bonus offers, travel show vouchers, agency exclusives, pay in full savings and future travel vouchers. Not combinable with groups. Taxes and port charges are included in the price.

      Pay in full Savings: Save 10% when you pay in full 12 months prior to departure. For cruises departing within 6-12 months, receive 10% savings when you pay in full at the time of booking. If full payment is not received by the date specified on this offer, these additional savings will be removed from your booking. Pay in Full Savings are applicable on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.

      All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C.