Apr 2018 - Nov 2018

15 Day Jewels of Europe

Scenic River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Budapest

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 15 Day Jewels of Europe. The Rhine, Main and Danube once passed through principalities ruled by the might of paid armies, and dynasties that engaged in endless struggles for control of those tilling the fertile banks....read more


Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Amsterdam to Budapest
Tour Code: STC.1
Visits: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
Our Price From:
$ 6,785
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 567
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Welcome to Amsterdam

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


Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles. Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise 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 walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions. And in the evening, please join your Scenic Space-Ship Captain for the official welcome dinner.

Cologne - Marksburg

Freechoice: Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it's a great day to see and discover. Enrich: Delight in the medieval ambience of 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. 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.

Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Enjoy the unrivalled views and fresh air 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 a spectacular view of the 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, bright 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.


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.


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.


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 – a tour of culinary delights that will let you indulge your passion for local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread. Alternatively learn new techniques at a cooking class. We won't tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little.


From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences. 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 oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

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 before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

Melk - Dürnstein

Freechoice: Experience Melk's magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, for the more active embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course. Sundowners: As the day ends, you'll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You'll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. 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.


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, and you'll have ample opportunity to explore it.


Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or 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 why not taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour with your on board chef.


We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe's oldest and prettiest cities. Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.


Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Trip Inclusions

All-inclusive highlights

  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 21 Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners

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: 108
Gratuities: All Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Included
Balconies: Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
Destinations: Europe

Reviews (3)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Jewels of Europe with Scenic.
WA, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Jewels of Europe”
Booking With Global Journeys
Really enjoyed the trip, very well run and more relaxed than on a cruise ship there being less people it was easier to get on and off the ship. We had a fantastic cruise director in Cathy who just made everything so easy.
The best thing is all the tours are included so there is no hassle deciding on what you want to do. The E bikes were great as well. All in all a wonderful experience.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2017
1 Trip
“Wonderful ship and organisation ”
Booking With Global Journeys
Definitely all costs included. Only needed money for coffee ashore. Extremely well organised. Be prepared for large crowds ashore. Docking is no problem with good access at all times.
VIC, Australia
May 2017
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Fantastic holiday”
Booking With Global Journeys
Our Scenic cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was fantastic! Everything was so easy right from the start of booking with Hannah at Global Journeys, to the transfer from the ship to the Airport. The crew on board the Scenic Jasper were so polite, enthusiastic and willing to help and the food and drink was terrific and endless.
As for the passengers on board, they too were wonderful. We made special friends from around the world including a couple from Texas and another from England. Plus many more. The sights from the ship were so stunning and there was so much to see that you almost didn't want to go to bed in case you missed some of it. We will definitely choose Scenic again and also book a holiday through Hannah at Global Journeys.
Apr 2018 - Nov 2018

Prices & Dates ($AU)

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