25 Day Jewels of Europe & Beautiful Bordeaux

Scenic River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Bordeaux

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Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ships: Scenic Ruby, Scenic Opal
Duration: 25 Days
From: Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Tour Code: STBO.1
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, France
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$ 16,514
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
Welcome to Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (D)
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Amsterdam
Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles. Freechoice: Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside the city or walk the streets of Amsterdam with a local guide and taste the Dutch delicacy of herring. You also have the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. (B/L/D)
3
Cologne - Marksburg
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, choose to cycle through the historic streets of Cologne. Enrich: Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free-flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure. (B/L/D)
4
Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim
Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river. (B/L/D)
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Rüdesheim - Würzburg
Take in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Enjoy the passing scenery from the comfort of your suite or the panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel. (B/L/D)
6
Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, 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. (B/L/D)
7
Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region. (B/L/D)
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Nuremberg
Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. Freechoice: Explore Nuremberg by foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, choose something a little lighter and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class. (B/L/D)
9
Regensburg
There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers. Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the world’s oldest monastic breweries. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, a memorial dedicated to Germany’s elite, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (B/L/D)
10
Passau - Salzburg
Enrich: Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics. (B/L/D)
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Melk - Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. Sundowners: As the day ends, enjoy the fine view over the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks. (B/L/D)
12
Vienna
Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse. 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. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. (B/L/D)
13
Vienna
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or visit Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour. (B/L/D)
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Budapest
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities. Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of Budapest including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or, if you’re feeling more active, choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or take a hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube. (B/L/D)
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Budapest - Bordeaux
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Budapest Airport for your onwards flight to Bordeaux. Upon arrival transfer to your Scenic Space-shop and Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (B/D)
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Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion
Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. While cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true trip highlight. Sundowners: Celebrate the 2,000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Château de la Rivière. Surrounded by the vines, mingle with newfound friends, explore the spectacular property, or discover the artistic heritage of this region and admire a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on the estate. (B/L/D)
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Libourne - Pauillac
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm. During your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply take in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac. (B/L/D)
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Médoc
Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a local château and sample delicious wine produced on the estate. Enrich: Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and is the venue for your unforgettable evening concert. Soak in the ambience of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment. (B/L/D)
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Pauillac - Cadillac
Soak in the vistas as you cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond past the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac, some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in the Bordeaux region. While on board, you may choose to further develop your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight, this remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment. (B/L/D)
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Cadillac
Freechoice: This morning, venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat for a tasting. Freechoice: This afternoon visit Roquetaillade Castle; founded by Charlemagne, it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites, and you’ll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the village of Loupiac. (B/L/D)
21
Bordeaux
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Cross beautiful bridges to witness sites such as the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, before cycling through public gardens back to the luxury of your floating hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live in the Panorama Lounge to round off a magical evening. (B/L/D)
22
Arcachon - Bourg
Situated on the northern tip of Europe’s longest coastal beach, Arcachon is the jewel of France’s western coastline. Freechoice: Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market. Or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and take in the expansive panoramas. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and take a local tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. This afternoon, if you fancy something sweet, stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine-pairing event. Later, take a leisurely cruise into Bourg, perhaps join a masterclass in French cooking in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight enjoy a lively jazz performance on board. (B/L/D)
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Cognac
Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary. Freechoice: Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle including a visit to the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin. This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck cruising on the Gironde River into the historic port of Blaye. (B/L/D)
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Blaye - Bordeaux
Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion. Freechoice: Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or take a more active walk throughout the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road which is named in honour of the WWI Captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century. Enjoy a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands, bound for Bordeaux. Dine at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening. (B/L/D)
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Bordeaux
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Train Station. (B)
Scenic Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Culinaire available on board in Bordeaux
  • Your choice of 48 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 70 meals – 24 breakfasts (B), 22 lunches (L) and 24 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
Scenic Freechoice
  • You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you.
  • With additional options available, there is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise or tour you decide on. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.
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 trip. From private concerts in opulent castles to dinner in beautiful palaces, our Scenic Enrich experiences are one-of-a-kind and only for Scenic guests.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Scenic
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
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Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
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 BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category B1J
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RR
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RP
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Ship Profile
Jewel Deck
Sapphire Deck
Diamond Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • Stateroom size 15 sqm - 160 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
Private Balcony Suite
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Category A, PA, PP, BA, BB & C (Private Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 19 sqm - 205 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Deluxe Balcony Suite
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Category BD & PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 21 sqm - 225 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • daily delivery of afternoon canapés (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Junior Balcony Suite
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Category BJ (Junior Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 23 sqm - 250 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • daily delivery of afternoon canapés (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Royal Panorama Suite
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Category RS (Royal Panorama Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 30 sqm - 325 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Royal Balcony Suite
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Category RR (Royal Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 28 sqm - 305 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Prices & Dates
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Wednesday
24 Jul 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
Scenic Opal

16,975

per person

461

per person

16,514

per person

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Monday
09 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
Scenic Ruby

17,725

per person

483

per person

17,242

per person

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Wednesday
24 Jul 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
Scenic Opal

26,265

per person

740

solo traveller

25,525

solo traveller

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Monday
09 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
Scenic Ruby

27,015

per person

762

solo traveller

26,253

solo traveller

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Scenic Opal
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 590
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 5,690
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 6,540
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 6,740
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 6,890
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 7,190
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 7,340
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 7,640
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 9,290
Cat RO (Royal Owner’s Suite) $ 16,890
Scenic Ruby
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 590
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 5,690
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 6,540
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 6,740
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 6,890
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 6,940
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 7,190
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 7,340
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 7,540
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 7,640
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 9,290
Cat RA (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 12,590
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 13,690
Cat RO (Royal Owner’s Suite) $ 16,890
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Tour Notes
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