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Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest on a River Cruise

$ 7840 or 5 monthly payments of $1,568.00
15 days/14 nights
Per Adult

15 Day Jewels of Europe

Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. A region steeped in the history of ancient trade routes, today the rivers meander through forested hillsides, idyllic vineyards and romantic to...

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Highlights

  • Economy flights from Australia to Europe included 
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Rhine Gorge, Salzburg, Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace
  • Cruise in either direction: Amsterdam to Budapest or Budapest to Amsterdam
  • Butler service and complimentary mini bar 

Itinerary

Day 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.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne > Marksburg
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively, enjoy a taste experience lecture 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 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 (seasonal, enquire for details) to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Rüdesheim > Würzburg
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerize you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the onboard amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg
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 and learn new techniques at a gingerbread baking class.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Regensburg
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Passau > Salzburg
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - 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 – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Vienna
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 you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Budapest
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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Budapest
Depart after breakfast, Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Meals included: Breakfast

FACILITIES

Standard Suite: Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Large picture window
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge

Balcony Suite: Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

  • Luxuriously Appointed Suites: Enjoy your queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, pillow menu, L’Occitane amenities, Wi-Fi internet and Mac mini info-tainment system.
  • Scenic Sun Lounges: Our all-weather private balconies ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery. The world opens up at the touch of a button.
  • Scenic Freechoice: Choose from a range of sightseeing activities that interest you most, from guided tours, museum visits to wine tasting - they’re all included.
  • Scenic Enrich: Handpicked experiences, from exclusive private concerts in magical surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
  • Scenic Tailormade: Try out our exclusive personal GPS-guided tour system that curates the best of what Europe has to offer, on and off the ship.
  • Scenic Sundowners: Exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends.
  • Six Dining Options: From casual dining at River Café, to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive. Enjoy everything we offer on board including a range of entertainment.
  • Unlimited Complimentary Beverages: Choose from our extensive bar menu with a drink or every occasion or enjoy your complimentary in-suite mini bar and try out our in-suite room service.
  • Butler Service: Enjoy a nightly turndown service, shoe-shining or have your salon appointments organised, with hair, massage and beauty treatments^ available.
  • The Nth Degree: We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.

EXCLUDES

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance 
  • items of a personal nature 

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fine print

  • Multiple Departures in 2018
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10.

booking essentials

  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
The Netherlands
The Netherlands is a part of the Schengen area. This allows you to enter the Netherlands without a visa in some circumstances. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Netherlands, or visit their website for up-to-date information. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details. 

Germany
Germany is a party to the Schengen Convention, along with a number of other European countries. This allows you to enter Germany without a visa in some circumstances. In other circumstances, you'll need a visa. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.

booking guarantee

The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

travel period





Multiple Departures in 2018 with 50 departure from 2 Apr - 21 Nov

pricing options

Twin / Single Package Option Price
twin standard $7,840.00
twin Balcony $10,190.00

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