This was our third river cruise, and it is still the best way to travel. Unpack once, sit back and watch the world go by. However tours are available every day in a different city. Please yourself with what you do. All people are different and expect different things, we rarely used the butler as it is not our thing. We have been with another river cruise company (Avalon) and found their food and entertainment much better. Once again it's the only way to travel and relax.
We thought the cruise was terrific even though we changed boats three times. I don't think Scenic could be blamed for lack of water in the river system, and the transfer from one boat to the other ran smoothly. I do think Scenic could have been more direct in the information given. I am definitely going with Scenic again and am looking to do USA/Canada/Alaska either next year or the year after. I think the all inclusive trip was just what it said, all inclusive, which I found was exceptional.
My Dolphins and Wildflowers tour in Western Australia was very enjoyable and just the right length. Working with Global Journeys made the booking process easier, probably, than going direct to the tour operator. I don’t live in Australia, yet was booking the tour to be in Australia, so I needed folks who would be responsive and attentive. Madeline kept me informed of the booking confirmation process along the way and, I’m sure, saved me a bit of money.
As for the tour, I was the only non-Australian, and appreciated the acceptance of the group and their willingness to answer my touristy questions. I travel solo and was pleased to see there were other solo travellers too. We went to places I never would have known about if I were trying to book everything myself. The tour guide and driver both were very knowledgeable and a joy to be around.
I was happy not to have to get back on a coach again after the tour was over, but long days of travelling is just part of the process when travelling in Western Australia. I would have liked some more time to explore some of our stopovers, but then that might have meant an even longer tour.
It's hard to find fault with this tour. All 125 or so passengers were treated like nobility. Nothing was too much trouble and with the best of grace. Ship board life was most enjoyable and each meal an event in itself. Excellent organisation meant our free choice day tours were efficient and clearly explained. There was variety of duration and kind, and many enjoyed the historical events of WW1 and WW2.
Of the many chateaux and famous bridges we enjoyed, it's hard to go past Giverny, Monet's garden. Don't miss this if you have this opportunity. We were given tutorials on riding the electric bikes if we so desired and they were very popular with the older clientele. Everything on this tour is included except your own personal shopping. Our ship was built in 2014 and the balcony could be included into the room via double glazed sliding windows and cafe doors. This extra space was most appreciated
About ScenicWhy you should choose to travel with Scenic on your next holiday
Scenic River Cruising Through Europe
Board a Scenic Space-Ship through Europe and experience an all-inclusive luxury cruise that inspires you, and fires your senses. You can look forward to luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, L'Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system. A choice of up to six dining options, a butler for each and every guest, unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar. Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace and handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests,
Scenic's 6 Star Eclipse
Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising in terms of technology, size and luxury. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, the Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable. Scenic's true luxury is all-inclusive including your transfers and tips, your exclusive shore excursions including Zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes, and even your mini-bar, you won’t have to worry about money at all.
Scenic's Touring & Rail Journeys
It's not all rivers and oceans, with Scenic's land journeys designed with the same all-inclusive luxury. From history to culture, cuisine to nature, Scenic's diverse range of Freechoice activities tailor each trip to your interests. Discover charming towns and friendly locals, immense and breathtaking landscapes from all the corners of the globe with Scenic.
Spectacular Earlybird Offers
Scenic in partnership with Global Journeys offer the very best exclusive Earlybird deals. These incredible offers are designed to stop you wavering, and to start you thinking about the wondrous experiences awaiting you. Earlybird deals are strictly limited so the sooner you book the better the offer available to you, and the greater your choice of departures and suites.
Scenic Club is an exclusive loyalty program extended to guests who have toured with Scenic Tours or Connoisseur's Choice by Scenic Tours. It is Scenic's way of saying thank you for entrusting your holiday travel with us. Book your next Scenic holiday with Global Journeys and your membership is free and packed with incredible benefits and offers including access to exclusive deals and competitions. Read more about the Scenic Club here.
Scenic FAQ'sSome of the frequently asked questions Scenic receive from their clients
When talking travel, there's no such thing as a silly question. We've made it even simpler to get the answers you need for your next Scenic river cruise, tour or Scenic Eclpise ocean cruise. You can you can read through our detailed list of Scenic's Frequently Asked Questions. Your Global Journeys Consultant will help you with any other questions you have regarding travel with Scenic.
Arrival & Departure InformationWhat happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with
Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of your trip and at times that Scenic designate. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your own arrangements. Passengers who have purchased Scenic's pre or post hotel accommodation and airfares (through Scenic & Global Journeys) will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. No refund will be given for unused transfers. If you miss the pre-booked transfer, you will be responsible for making your own way to the Tour departure point, at your own expense. Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival times.
Private transfers on arrival and departure are included for guests who are river cruising in Royal & Royal Panorama Suites, plus Scenic Elcipse guests who book pre/post accommodation. Private transfers are not available in all locations.
Terms & ConditionsYep, all the boring small print! We still recommend you read it though, as no one likes surprises!