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Board a Scenic Space-Ship through Europe and experience an all-inclusive luxury cruise that inspires you, and fires your senses. There are so many wonderful moments waiting to be uncovered in this beautiful and historically rich continent, and Scenic's handcrafted journeys were designed to do exactly that. You're sure to have many such moments travelling with us along Europe's majestic . After all, this varied and spectacular region has so much to offer - from timeless villages that preserve traditions most other regions have lost, to spectacular cities and architectural masterworks. From rivers that flow through some of the world's most serene settings to dramatic snow-covered peaks that take your breath away.
At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, that's what we mean. You can look forward to luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system. A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive. A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite. 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, that you'll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
The entire continent is at your feet. Cruising Europe's will lead you from one magical moment to another - through narrow gorges carved out by the Danube, to the incomparable Balkan Mountains. Wherever you find yourself, you're escorted through your exploration of all Europe's greatest marvels. Not only will you benefit from the expertise of local guides, all Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich and Scenic Sundowners activities are fully escorted. In addition, your Scenic Tailormade device gives you the best choices of destinations to explore. So you can make every day of your cruise as different and astonishing as the last.
Cruising on a Scenic Space-Ship is, quite simply, the indulgence of a lifetime. And our two next generation Scenic Space-Ships - Scenic Jasper and Scenic Opal - confirm our commitment to providing experiences that are beyond exceptional. From the moment you step on board you'll be spoilt for choice, and you can look forward to a wide array of luxuries designed to enhance the wonder you'll encounter off the ship, from our bubbling vitality pool, to suites that the largest of any river cruise ship anywhere. Read more about Scenic Space-Ships here.
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.
Yes, you can rerad more about Scenic Club here. Your Global Journeys Consultant will help you with any questions you have abou this.
Yes, you can, however at the moment we only have Scenic's European river cruises on our website. Until the rest of Scenic's portfolio is listed you'll need to contact us to organise a quote for you.
Yes, an experienced English speaking Cruise Director accompanies every Tour.
Yes, an experienced English speaking Cruise Director accompanies every Tour.
On Board Electricity on board all ships is 220V. A power plug adaptor will be required to use small appliances such as electric shavers, clocks, mobile phone chargers etc. We do not provide the required adaptors.
Hairdryers are available in all cabins on river cruise ships.
Yes. If you have not already advised your Global Journeys Tour Consultant at the time of booking please let your Tour Director know at the start of the tour any special needs or dietary requirements so they can be best accommodated. Remember your favourite food items will not always be available.
Limited laundry facilities are available on board cruise vessels and costs are additioanl and the responsibility of the guests. When stay in a hotel you can generally arrange laundry direct with the hotel although it can be costly. Some hotels will provide an iron for you upon request.
The Crystal Dining rooms are single dining sessions with open, unreserved seating. The restaurant manager is responsible for the seating arrangements.
We recommend casual and comfortable clothing. Please bring comfortable walking shoes as you will need these daily whilst sightseeing, which includes walking over rough and uneven ground. Closed-in shoes are recommended to keep out the dust and sand. Dinner attire is casual-open-neck shirts, slacks and dresses. Coats and ties may be worn but are not required. For winter months we recommend a warm coat, gloves, water-resistant footwear and an umbrella.
Most countries visited in Europe will use the Euro although some still have their own local currency (eg. Scandinavia, Switzerland, Russia & Baltic States). For small purchases ashore or in small towns, local currency is advantageous. Many locations accept major credit cards. ATM machines are located onshore at some stops. Prior to departure you should confirm your ATM card and PIN will work overseas. All purchases on board are charged to your shipboard account. The on board currency on river cruise ships is the Euro. Shipboard accounts may be paid by Euro or credit card. The on board currency on Russian river cruise ship is the Rouble however shipboard accounts may only be paid by credit card.
The luggage allowance whilst on tour is one suitcase with a maximum size of 76 x 53 x 28 cms (30 x 21 x 11'') and weight of 20 kilograms. You may also carry a small backpack or the Scenic Tours issued overnight bag. Additional bags beyond the luggage allowance may incur additional charges and are to be settled directly to the hotel or as required.
Handling and porterage of your luggage (as per the luggage allowance above) is included in your tour. Additional bags beyond the allowance may be charged or it may be the responsibility of the passenger to forward the baggage to another destination. Luggage handling is not included during any independent or non-escorted touring. In this situation, luggage handling and porterage will need to be organised directly with the hotel porters.
No, please wait until you have claimed your luggage at your destination airport. This will ensure airline companies will not tear off this tag, as it is required to easily identify your luggage for transfer services and hotels.
We welcome you if you have a disability or other special need, provided you are able to care for yourself or are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance you require. Please note that although we will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with all the activities on your Itinerary, depending on your disability, you may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director will have the right to refuse your participation if the Tour Director believes your health and safety or the health and safety of other passengers may be impacted by your participation. You must advise Global Journeys of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of booking.
Due to the structure of old buildings, access to some establishments may not be convenient for wheelchair use, and facilities for the disabled in general may be limited. Many areas are pedestrian only. There are also areas of the ship that cannot be accessed by wheelchair and passengers will need to be able to get on and off the ship out of the wheelchair, due to space.
Before you leave on your trip, it is a good idea to obtain a small amount of cash in the currency of the country you arrive in. If it is not possible to obtain the currency you require, then it can be purchased at the airport on arrival. Many locations will accept travellers cheques or credit cards. For incidentals and small vendors we recommend getting some local currency.
Yes, Scenic Tours has pre-paid certain tips and gratuities for you, including all drivers, local guides, porters (1 piece of luggage only), and meals included in your tour. Please note: Tipping is NOT included for meals, drinks, taxis and transfers that are not included as part of the tour (including Asian stopovers). As a guide for taxis, tip 10-15% of the fare on the meter. We recommend you pre-negotiate taxi fares to avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the journey. In restaurants and bars, tip 10-15% of the total bill. If a service charge has already been added there is no need to tip as much or at all.
Your holiday is a special time and our Tour Directors and Cruise Directors make all the difference. From your very first day their warm greetings and professionalism signal the start of a wonderful rapport. For all land tours and cruises you will have the services of a Tour Director. Whilst on your cruise you will be taken care of by a Cruise Director. Our Directors have your best interests at heart and will take care of all arrangements for you.
Europe's tourist industry is centuries old and its hotels very often reflect the varied traditions and cultures of each country, so do not expect European hotels to be the same as those back home. You may find hotel rooms are slightly smaller. Most European hotel rooms do not have tea/coffee or ironing facilities in the room.
If your flight arrives before noon (usually 14.00 is check-in time) at the city where your tour starts, the hotel may not have your room available until mid afternoon. We endeavour to ensure that rooms are ready for your arrival times however this is not always possible and is outside our control. Some people use this time to explore the neighbourhood, shop or relax in the hotel public areas. On arrival at your hotel, please check to see if your Tour Director has already posted tour information in the foyer.
On certain occasions, for operational or local reasons, it may be necessary to change your hotel accommodation or a brochured attraction in a particular location. If this does occur, you will be notified of such changes as soon as possible.
Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of your river cruise and at times Scenic designate. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your own arrangements. Passengers who have purchased Scenics pre and post hotel accommodation and airfares (through Scenic & Global Journeys) will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the river cruise 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.
Royal and Royal Panorama Suite guests enjoy private transfers on arrival and departure and are welcomed with a bottle of French champagne. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations.