Jewels of Europe

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with Scenic

Begin your journey in Amsterdam and cruise through to Budapest onboard the Scenic Jasper and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Ship Type
Ship Type
River Ship
28
Cruise Departures

Cabin Pricing

Inside Cabin N/A
Oceanview Cabin From $6,811 pp
Balcony Cabin From $9,231 pp
Suite From $12,820 pp
* Port charges, taxes, and fees included.
Cruise Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
38 Reviews
Ship Reviews:
4.9 out of 5
7 Reviews
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Cruise Itinerary

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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)
2 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 favourite, 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 Scenic Tailormade open your eyes to Amsterdam’s 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 explore the city’s Jewish heritage.  Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons or learn about Beethoven during a walking tour in the city of Bonn, the location of the composer’s birth 250 years ago. 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)
5 Miltenberg
Today a unique experience awaits you. Meet the locals of the quaint German town of Miltenberg. Freechoice: Meet the monks in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a local winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, join a Baron and Baroness and learn what it is like to be a royal in the modern day, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and taste the many flavours available. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce. (B/L/D)
6 Würzburg
Freechoice: 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. Or stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. (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. This afternoon sample a variety of delicious German sausage on board. (B/L/D)
8 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, stay on board for a beer tasting experience. (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’ 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)
11 Melk - Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Or, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube. (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 classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth as we pay tribute to his talent and world renowned compositions. (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, learn about the Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour. (B/L/D)
14 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, 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)
15 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, with a lifetime of wonderful memories. (B)
1 Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (D)
2 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 join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise and see the city from a different angle, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. (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 explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, cycle to Cologne from the charming medieval village of Zons. 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 wine. (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)
5 Miltenberg
Freechoice: Meet a monk at a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products. (B/L/D)
6 Würzburg
Freechoice: Traverse the famous Romantic Road to Rothenburg where you’ll tour the charming walled city, home to many beautiful half timbered houses. Alternatively, visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars. (B/L/D)
7 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (B/L/D)
8 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 and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting experience. (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, join a local guide for a cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (B/L/D)
10 Salzburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerized by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, you may choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ including the beautiful Mirabell Gardens. Enrich Based on the timeless movie of the same name, the exclusive ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics. (B/L/D)
11 Melk - Dürnstein
Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle of Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offers spectacular views across the Danube. (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 classical 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 tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, discover Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Or, those feeling more active can explore a different side of Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island. (B/L/D)
14 Budapest
Today we find ourselves in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and 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. Choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or join a local guide for a walking tour focused on the past and present of Budapest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to join a hike to Buda Hill. (B/L/D)
15 Budapest
Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. (B)

Scenic Ships

Ship Class
Ship Style
River Ship
Rivers
Rivers Explored
Europe
Passengers
Passengers
163
Crew
Crew
59
Year Launched
Launched
2015
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2019
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Reviews (7)

15 Day Jewels of Europe reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.9 out of 5
5 Star
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4 Star
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- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 3 Helpful Votes View Photo

The scenery was brilliant. The service in the restaurant was just below perfect. The reason for this qualification was due to all the smorgasbords. There was an additional specials menu - twice we ordered from this but the meals didn't turn up. Free beverages were excellent. Another thing mentioned and rectified was all the 'double beds' on the ship were in reality single beds put together. Put my leg through the centre and could have broken a leg or ankle. Fell out of bed with the mattress....read more

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“Relaxing river cruise”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2019 6 Helpful Votes

The river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was an excellent way to travel. It was fully catered and the food selection was varied to provide dishes from the country you travel through. It gave us an opportunity to taste food that we may not have ordered from a restaurant elsewhere. We enjoyed the ability to integrate cycling with our sight seeing. The Scenic river cruise was indeed scenic and the onboard app provided great insights to the various castles, churches and towns as we passed by. ...read more

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“Wonderful holiday”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2018 21 Helpful Votes

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....read more

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“Jewels of Europe”
- WA, Australia Aug 2017 19 Helpful Votes

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.

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“Wonderful ship and organisation ”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2017 16 Helpful Votes

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.

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Wednesday 04 Nov 2020 Wednesday 18 Nov 2020 Scenic Crystal River View 6,811
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Monday 29 Mar 2021 Monday 12 Apr 2021 Scenic Opal River View 7,441
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Monday 26 Apr 2021 Monday 10 May 2021 Scenic Crystal River View 8,799
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Wednesday 28 Apr 2021 Wednesday 12 May 2021 Scenic Pearl River View 8,799
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Wednesday 05 May 2021 Wednesday 19 May 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,187
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Wednesday 19 May 2021 Wednesday 02 Jun 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,478
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Monday 24 May 2021 Monday 07 Jun 2021 Scenic Jasper River View 9,478
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Thursday 27 May 2021 Thursday 10 Jun 2021 Scenic Amber River View 9,478
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Wednesday 02 Jun 2021 Wednesday 16 Jun 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,187
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Monday 14 Jun 2021 Monday 28 Jun 2021 Scenic Crystal River View 9,187
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Wednesday 16 Jun 2021 Wednesday 30 Jun 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,187
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Wednesday 30 Jun 2021 Wednesday 14 Jul 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,187
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Wednesday 14 Jul 2021 Wednesday 28 Jul 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,090
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Wednesday 21 Jul 2021 Wednesday 04 Aug 2021 Scenic Pearl River View 9,090
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Wednesday 28 Jul 2021 Wednesday 11 Aug 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,090
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Monday 02 Aug 2021 Monday 16 Aug 2021 Scenic Jasper River View 9,376
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Thursday 05 Aug 2021 Thursday 19 Aug 2021 Scenic Amber River View 9,090
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Wednesday 11 Aug 2021 Wednesday 25 Aug 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,090
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Wednesday 18 Aug 2021 Wednesday 01 Sep 2021 Scenic Pearl River View 9,090
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Wednesday 25 Aug 2021 Wednesday 08 Sep 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,090
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Wednesday 08 Sep 2021 Wednesday 22 Sep 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,478
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Monday 20 Sep 2021 Monday 04 Oct 2021 Scenic Crystal River View 9,478
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Wednesday 22 Sep 2021 Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 Scenic Jade River View 9,478
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Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 Scenic Jewel River View 9,042
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Wednesday 13 Oct 2021 Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 Scenic Pearl River View 8,406
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Monday 18 Oct 2021 Monday 01 Nov 2021 Scenic Crystal River View 8,120
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Thursday 21 Oct 2021 Thursday 04 Nov 2021 Scenic Amber River View 7,878
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Monday 08 Nov 2021 Monday 22 Nov 2021 Scenic Jasper River View 6,811
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