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Gems of the Danube

Nuremberg-Budapest - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Pearl
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Embark on this 5-star luxury river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany. Visit Regensburg, Melk and Dürnstein. Explore Vienna, Austria, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings and end the journey in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Look forward to enjoying it all from the comfort of the luxurious Scenic Pearl.
Explore historic NurembergStop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruiseDiscover the gorgeous architecture of BudapestExplore stunning SalzburgChurch of St. Francis of Assissi in ViennaEnjoy the tranquility of DurnsteinCruise down the charming Wachau valley
Highlights
  • Explore the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg
  • Journey to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart
  • Witness the historic opulence of the Habsburg Empire in Vienna
  • Discover the Jewish history of Budapest
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Nuremberg | Embark

Welcome to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. The cruise begins here, and toast to the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2: Nuremberg

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Today, choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with a local guide or visit moving WWII sites, including the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime. 

Day 3: Regensburg

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where there's an option to sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. 

Day 4: Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music.’ Alternatively, stay on board for a cooking demonstration. 

Day 5: Melk | Dürnstein

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, journey though the Wachau Valley, sampling many regional delicacies along the way, or visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavors on offer. 

Day 6: Vienna

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Discover the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons "The Kiss" and "Judith." Journey outside of Vienna’s city center to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s long tradition in wine production along the way. 

Freechoice: 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, with a special dedication to Beethoven as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. 

Day 7: Budapest

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided Budapest city tour, including a piano concert, or discover the city's Jewish history with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Discover this charming town on a guided city tour. 

Day 8: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of the cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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Scenic Pearl

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Standard Stateroom E
160ft2. 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.
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Standard Stateroom D
160ft2. 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.
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Single Balcony Suite BS
160ft2. Single Balcony Suites are located on the Sapphire 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.
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Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite B
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire Deck, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Balcony Suite A
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite P
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PA
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PP
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Diamond Deck, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Royal Balcony Suite RA
315ft2. These suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Balcony Suite R
315ft2. These suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Panorama Suite RS
At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2 including the outdoor balcony. These Suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees

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