15-Day Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

October 28 - November 11, 2019 

starting at $6,795* Per person


On this Budapest and Amsterdam Cruise, many of the villages along these great rivers have existed through archaic times of charm and change, and remain as beautiful and engaging as ever. This is obvious from the moment you see the destinations. From the striking duality of Buda and Pest, through to the historic significance of Bavarian Nuremburg and quaint, welcoming Amsterdam, there really is something for every traveler.

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Included with your 5-star river cruise

  • Scenic FreeChoice - allowing you to choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you the most

  • Scenic Enrich - handpicked activities ranging from private concerts to exclusive dining experiences

  • Scenic Sundowners - exclusive cocktail events overlooking some of Europes most remarkable locations

  • Scenic Sun Lounges allow you to sit back and soak in the scenery on your own all-weather private outdoor balcony

  • Endless on board entertainment, showcasing regional cultures as you weave through Europe

  • 24 hour room service

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet

  • All tips and gratuities

  • Fitness & Wellness area, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments

  • World-class dining at a choice of 6 dining venues including Table la Rive & River Cafe

  • 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

  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers

  • Nordic walking sticks

  • Butler service

  • Complimentary laundry concierge

  • Shoeshine service

  • Early morning tea/coffee service

  • Beverage service in your private suite

  • Unlimited beverages and in-suite mini bar

  • Sun deck with vitality pool




Day 1, Budapest – EMBARKATION

Welcome to Budapest! Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2, Budapest


Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Vienna

As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.


Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4, Vienna

Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Dürnstein > Melk

Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines.

As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6, 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7, Regensburg

Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.


Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8, Nuremberg

Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9, Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10, 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 11, Würzburg > Rüdesheim

Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12, Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

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.


Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13, Cologne

Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14, Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15, Amsterdam

Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

Meals included: Breakfast


Interested in this itinerary? Request a quote and our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.


Your Accommodations


Standard Suites

Starting at $6,795*

Deluxe Balcony Suites

Starting at $9,690*

Balcony Suites


Starting at $9,190*

Junior Balcony Suites

Starting at $10,090*


Aboard the Scenic Jade

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade were the sixth, seventh, and eighth ships to join Scenic’s fleet of luxury Space-Ships respectively. All three river cruise ships feature a signature Scenic Sun Lounges, as well as newly designed cabins and suites.

Every Scenic European river cruise begins aboard one of these boutique vessels or custom-built Space-Ships, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access.

A few key facts






With four sumptuous decks boasting a selection of private suites and public lounge and dining venues, every aspect of Scenic Crystal, Jade and Jewel has been carefully considered to be easily navigable and wonderfully luxurious.

Scenic set the benchmark for the standard of suites on board, the most spacious on any European vessel. From a Standard Suite to the Royal Panorama Suites, guests will find the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. Luxury, space, views, they’re all included. 

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Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in European river cruising on our state-of-the-art Space-Ships. With the largest suites on the rivers, a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3, a wellness area and gym, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes to explore, all included in the price you pay, you’ll never want for anything else.

Learn More

Introduced to the Scenic dynasty in 2012; Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade set a new benchmark in luxury travel upon entering service in Europe. Since then, they’ve been attentively upgraded to bring them in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm that made Scenic’s ships so popular with previous guests.


*All prices are per person, twin share in USD based on two guests sharing. Free roundtrip premium economy air available for featured itineraries with a maximum value of $2,100 per person. Or additional Scenic Savings up to $2,500/pp. Deposit due at the time of booking is required to receive the offer. Offers are based on number of cruise days, and exclude the land portion of the trip. Taxes and port fees are not included.