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Gems of the Danube

Enjoy riverside bike rides, cooking demonstrations, tastings, guided tours and visits to UNESCO-designated sites on this unique eight-day Scenic River Cruise featuring highlights along the Danube.

Rest comfortably aboard our luxury ‘space-ships’, new vessels implemented on our European fleet built with guests at the heart. Enjoy luxurious balcony suites, a choice of various dining areas, unique on-board amenities and much more during your stay at your floating hotel.

Whether you’re travelling with us to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or because you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, the team at Scenic has crafted a flexible itinerary to suit your needs aboard your Danube River Cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: Scenic
  • Ship: Scenic Space-Ship
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - Oct
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Gems of the Danube Cruise Itinerary

Travel from Munich to Budapest, or the reverse if you prefer, on an unforgettable eight-day getaway. Dive into traditions, get to know the locals, explore medieval cities and marvel at the stunning architecture scattered across our various stops.

*It also features a return cruise

Day 1

Munich > Nuremberg

Upon arrival, transfer to Nuremberg to commence your eight-day journey.

Day 2


Explore the city on foot with your local guide, visit moving WWII sites or pay a visit to Nuremberg’s rock-cut cellars for a beer tasting under the city.

Day 3


Join a guided walk around the city, passing the medieval Old Town and Bavarian Forest on its border. Alternatively take a ferry on a sailing through Danube Gorge to the historic Weltenburg Abbey and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries or explore Kuchlbauer’s World of Beer and sample brew produced at the Kuchlbauer Tower.

Day 4

Passau > Linz

Pay a visit to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its UNESCO- designated Old Town. Alternatively, journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart or stay on board to enjoy a cooking demonstration.

Day 5

Melk > Dürnstein

Enjoy a guided tour through Benedictine Abbey or embark on a riverside bike ride from Melk to Dürnstein. You can also pay a visit to the current owners of Artstetten Castle, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go.

Day 6


Tour the historic Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour to the Danube Island, discover the Belvedere Museum or journey to Vienna’s acclaimed wine region to learn about the long tradition in wine production.

Your enrichment activity offers you the opportunity to visit Paris Liechtenstein and enjoy a glass of Austrian Sekt whilst a private classical evening concert featuring the music of Strass and Mozart commences.

Day 7


Embark on a city tour with a piano concert, take a guided hike up to Buda Hill or journey to the nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Alternatively, learn how to make a traditional Hungarian dish alongside an experienced local.

Day 8


Transfer to the airport for your return home.

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7 Nights
Apr Oct

Gems of the Danube

  • Munich > Nuremberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau > Linz
  • Melk > Dürnstein
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
£1,899pp Est. Price per person
  • Scenic Space-Ship  

Gems of the Danube Cruise Review

“I’ve been down the Danube several times, but this cruise had me discovering things I’d never had the opportunity to before. Our tour guides were impeccable, knowledgeable and friendly; they really made the trip for us.”

Anna Bennett, Cambridge

Gems of the Danube FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising with us:

How many other guests will be booked onto the ship?

Both the Scenic Jasper and Amber have a maximum capacity of just 169 guests, so there’s a real sense of intimacy when you travel with us.

What countries does this cruise visit?

Our itinerary passes Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary down the Danube River.

When is this cruise available to book?

This cruise runs from April to October, 2024 bookings are available for dates listed on our website during that time frame.

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