Have questions? We're here.
Hungary's Parliament building in Budapest

Tastes of Imperial Europe

Vienna to Budapest - Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Amber
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Danube River trip. 1.406.541.2677
Help Me Plan My Trip
Begin your journey with an exploration of the gorgeous city of Vienna. Having played host to creative and intellectual geniuses like Mozart, Freud, and Beethoven, the city is packed with culture and creativity, from the 17th century Vienna State Opera to the Viennese coffee-house culture. In Bratislava, get exclusive insight into the lives of the locals and continue to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Your cruise concludes in the exquisite city of Budapest: explore its famous landmarks and castles, and wrap it up with an unforgettable classical concert inside the glorious Gödöllõ Royal Palace.
A view over the cultural hub of ViennaWander the streets of ViennaExplore castle ruins outside beautiful BratislavaExplore Budapest from the serene DanubeFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, HungaryHungary's Parliament building in Budapest
Highlights
  • See the State Opera in Vienna, one of the most iconic world's opera houses
  • Explore the majestic city of Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion for a unique view of Budapest
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
0

Full Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1: Vienna | Embark

Welcome to Vienna! Explore this beautiful city before boarding your luxurious ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise a glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.

Day 2: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tour the city and take in the highlights such as the State Opera, one of the most iconic opera houses in the world; the City Park, with its famous gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss; and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or, be guided through the opulent rooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the primary summer residence of the Habsburg family that ruled Austria for nearly 650 years. Alternatively, learn about the history and significance of Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour.

This afternoon, get time to explore this magical city further.

Day 3: Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Or, visit the home of a local family to gain an insight into the everyday lives of locals, while enjoying delicious coffee and cake. Alternatively, journey behind the iron curtain and discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Learn how this controversial regime directly impacted the daily lives of the Slovak people.

This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of the luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as the ship cruises past charming riverside villages, or take the opportunity to be pampered in the onboard Wellness Center. 

Day 4: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, crossing the iconic Chain Bridge which spans the Danube, linking Buda and Pest and guarded by two lion sculptures at each end. Continue down Andrassy Avenue to visit Heroes’ Square, the monument built to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary, and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion to see the city splayed out below from the viewing platform. 

If feeling active, take a hiking tour up the World Heritage-listed Buda Hill. During the hike, see the Matthias Church and the seven spires of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Alternatively, experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, set underneath the city’s Castle District. The complex was built as a secret hospital during World War II and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.

Alternatively, be immersed in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace, one of the favorite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary. Built in the 18th century, Gödöllõ is known for its Baroque style, with its symmetrical white façade and immaculate interior.

The concert promises to be a trip highlight and is exclusive to Scenic guests.

Day 5: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home.

Ship/Hotel

Scenic Amber

Dates & Prices

My Preferred Start Date

Per person starting at
$2,495
Select a Date
Standard Suite E
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest amenities.
Select a Date
Standard Suite D
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.
Select a Date
Single Balcony Suite BS
153-170ft2. Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveler. Enjoy fantastic views from your full-size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroom with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite C
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Deluxe Balcony Suite BD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
Select a Date
Junior Balcony Suite BJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Select a Date
Junior Balcony Suite B1J
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite A
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite PA
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Balcony Suite PP
205ft2. 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.
Select a Date
Deluxe Balcony Suite PD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
Select a Date
Junior Balcony Suite RJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
Select a Date
Royal Balcony Suite RR
360ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
Select a Date
Royal Panorama Suite RP
475ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
Select a Date
Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2. including outdoor balcony. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.

Notes

Inclusions:
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Map

Inquire

Travel Agents
Christina Mayo employee head shot
Christina M

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
Nancy Sin
More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By