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18 Day Jewels of Europe with Paris

Scenic River Cruise starting in Budapest and finishing in Paris

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 18 Day Jewels of Europe with Paris. Explore Europe's waterways on a 15 day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on a Scenic 'Space-Ship', your 5-star floating hotel, before spending three nights in Paris.


Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 18 Days
From: Budapest to Paris
Tour Code: CRPA.2
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Hungary, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, France
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$ 10,859
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Day By Day


Welcome to Budapest

Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening's welcome reception.


Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.


As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna. Enrich: Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.


Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our 'Shop with a Chef' option.

Dürnstein - Melk

Freechoice: Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk's magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Sundowners: As the day ends, you'll be able to enjoy a drink in fine company as the sun goes down over the Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

Passau - Salzburg

Enrich: Let the 'Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show' transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch and then hum along to the show's catchy classics.


At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval old town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.


Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, or choose something a little lighter – the 'Tastes of Nuremberg' food tour.


Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders did.


Freechoice: Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – such an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

Freudenberg - Tastes of 'Oktoberfest'

Enrich: In Freudenberg you'll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of 'Oktoberfest', Germany's famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It's also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry.

Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Marksburg Castle

Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the 'Winzerexpress' mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular bird's eye view of the riverEnrich: Delight in the medieval ambience at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You'll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine.


Freechoice: Explore the Neanderthal museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it's a great day to see and discover.


Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a bit of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

Amsterdam - Paris

Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious city central hotels.


Freechoice: Explore Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the incredible exhibits at the Louvre museum. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.


You have a free day so explore to your heart's content. Freechoice Dining: Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, before enjoying a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively, dine at the world-famous Lido and take in one of its unique shows.


After breakfast, depart Paris with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Trip Inclusions

Scenic Highlights

  • Enjoy a Hungarian folk show followed by an evening cruise along the Danube in Budapest
  • Be entertained by a Bavarian music group performance
  • Guided sightseeing in Bamberg
  • In Rüdesheim board the 'Winzerexpress' mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and ride the cable car to Niederwald Monument
  • All tipping and gratuities

Scenic's 5-Star Ships

  • Innovators in design and technology for luxury river cruising vessels, your Scenic Space-Ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Europe.
  • From the moment you step on board, you'll be spoilt for choice. From a wide selection of dining options right down to your pillow menu, you'll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury, every moment of the day.
  • Enjoy full access to a Wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon, a gym, special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, electric bicycles and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day.

Scenic Freechoice

  • Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, 'Freechoice' offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they're all included. 
  • All Scenic guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout.

Scenic Enrich

  • All-inclusive, exclusive, unique. Scenic's 'Enrich' encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.
  • Scenic's Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling moments that will become highlights of your cruise. From great seats of learning to traditional country ways of life, step into a truly memorable experience.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Scenic Reviews: (11)
River Cruises on Sale: 101
Gratuities: All Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Included
Balconies: Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
Destinations: Europe

Deck Plans

Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category B
Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category P
Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RA
Royal Balcony Suite
Category R
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RS
Royal Panorama Suite
Ship Profile
Jewel Deck
Sapphire Deck
Diamond Deck
Sun Deck

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