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Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer on Scenic Jewel 2021

Jewels of Europe with Eastern Europe Explorer on Scenic Jewel 2021

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Jewel
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Aug 11, 2021

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Itinerary

Rivers Visited

Danube, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, Jul 19, 2021): Welcome to Prague

Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.


Day 2 (Tue, Jul 20, 2021): Prague

Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s communist era history, followed by a tasting of local beer. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders such as the Treasury and art gallery, showcasing a vast array of important works from Czech and international artists.

This evening, enjoy a delicious Czech dinner at Lobkowicz Palace.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed, Jul 21, 2021): Prague > Dresden > Berlin

This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin. Here you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu, Jul 22, 2021): Berlin

Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and the State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to imbibe the city’s thriving art scene or soak up its cafe culture.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 (Fri, Jul 23, 2021): Berlin

Freechoice: Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share their insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 (Sat, Jul 24, 2021): Berlin > Warsaw

Travel by train through beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel, your base for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 (Sun, Jul 25, 2021): Warsaw

Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

Freechoice: You have two vastly different but equally interesting options to choose from this afternoon. Visit the opulent Royal Castle on a guided tour, or learn more about the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Mon, Jul 26, 2021): Warsaw > Krakow

Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow where your hotel for the next two nights is set on the banks of the Wisla River.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 (Tue, Jul 27, 2021): Krakow

Today’s sightseeing of this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town, and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

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This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Wed, Jul 28, 2021): Krakow > Budapest

Cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital, Budapest. A warm welcome awaits from your crew as you board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow travellers.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Thu, Jul 29, 2021): Budapest

Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Fri, Jul 30, 2021): Vienna

While cruising, relax in one of the on board lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

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Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Sat, Jul 31, 2021): Vienna

Freechoice: Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sun, Aug 01, 2021): Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Mon, Aug 02, 2021): Salzburg

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart. Or, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 (Tue, Aug 03, 2021): Regensburg

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 (Wed, Aug 04, 2021): Nuremberg

Freechoice: Explore the city on foot, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 (Thu, Aug 05, 2021): Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 (Fri, Aug 06, 2021): Würzburg

Freechoice: Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 (Sat, Aug 07, 2021): Miltenberg

Freechoice: Meet a Monk in 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 (Sun, Aug 08, 2021): Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg

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.

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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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 (Mon, Aug 09, 2021): Cologne

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or, explore the city’s past and present during a guided tour. Or, if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 (Tue, Aug 10, 2021): Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle, or on foot during a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24 (Wed, Aug 11, 2021): Amsterdam

Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Cruises Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

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Ratings based off 58 reviews about Scenic Tours - currently showing 13 reviews with comments only

Scenic provided an exceptional trip via staff, meals, and experiences. Our tour guide was extraordinary and handled even the slight setback of low water with ease and grace. I would recommend them to anyone interested in river travel.

People didn't really dress for dinner. Men in jeans were allowed in the dining room at night for dinner. That did not happen at another Scenic Cruise we were on. Very disappointed about this. We belong to a private Country Club and men will be turned away at the entrance for this dressing in jeans. Scenic is lowering their standards by doing this. We won't travel Scenic again because of the lower dress codes. Not a top of the line company if this is allowed.

Scenic delivered an Above & Beyond Experience that we will cherish forever. The ENTIRE ship personnel was the epitome of what customer service should be!

Scenic River Cruise was fantastic. Service and food were both absolutely wonderful. Exceeded our expectations and will travel again with Scenic.

The ship was luxurious. The staff were professional and attentive. We would definitely travel with Scenic again.

Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was a wonderful experience. The ship's staff and amenities afforded us a very comfortable experience. The food sometimes challenged us to try new and regional dishes, which we really enjoyed. But alternate choices were always available, as well. The other passengers were friendly and we made many new acquaintances on our trip. Best part...? All inclusive! We may have made a small tip here and there, but nothing was expected during excursions, tours, dining, bar or hospitality services. Great entertainment on various occasions.

Scenic were exceptional.They have to be the best operators of river cruises.Every aspect of the trip with them was of a very high standard.The cabins (suites) were large and very comfortable (we had the lowest level,so I can imagine what the higher levels would have been like!). All the meals served were excellent with plenty of variety and imagination.Every member of staff we encountered was helpful and smiley.The excursions were excellent with high level guiding .Overall a very good experience.and I would highly recommend them.

The tour description matched the tour exactly.

Wonderful Trip at the right price

Scenic Tours delivers a flawless river cruise experience. They truly take care of everything - all at one price. The ships are beautiful and the staff is cheerful and accommodating. The cabins are incredible feats of design that make use of every inch of space. We were gone for two weeks and never felt cramped. The food is diverse and wonderful and the excursions are very interesting and well-planned.

Scenic did a great job. It was all inclusive so we had no bill at the end, including tips. The trip was 14 days down the Danube, Main, and Rhine. The food, service, and excursions were all very good and included. The only note I would make is that you stopped at so many towns that you did not have enough time to really explore them. But overall, it was a very good trip!

The Scenic Jewel Amsterdam to Budapest cruise certainly exceeded our expectations. The Scenic Jewel staff could not have been better. We were certainly pampered the entire cruise and the staff could not do enough to insure the trip was a success. We did not have one staff person who was only average--everyone was exceptional. Our cruise director kept everything humming right along and he and the captian went above and beyond to solve a water level issue.

Scenic was more expensive than our other trips But quality was outstanding!


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