Sometimes, it’s time to change perspective and see the world from a different point of view. Gliding down one of Europe’s historic rivers on a luxury river cruise is a wonderful way to admire quaint towns, timeless cities and diverse countries all in one journey. A further advancement in river cruising for 2019, Scenic River Cruises and National Geographic are collaborating to create the ultimate luxury river cruise experience.
As you travel on board one of Scenic’s state-of-the-art ‘Space-ships’, innovatively designed to allow you to travel in sheer luxury, you’ll be joined by a National Geographic expert and photographer, who will bring unrivalled knowledge and tips, guaranteed to heighten your European voyage. Explore the shoreline with the photographer, documenting the striking sights along the way, or listen to a daily lecture from the National Geographic expert, indulging you with lesser-known facts and information about your destination. Of course, you are still free to revel in Scenic’s outstanding all-inclusive offering throughout your journey, including mouthwatering gastronomy, a personalised butler service and a collection of carefully crafted excursions, which ensure you make the most of every port.
Still wondering whether a luxury river cruise is for you? Explore a selection of our top luxury river cruise recommendations with Scenic and National Geographic’s itineraries below.
Gems Of The Danube
This epic voyage travelling along one of Europe’s most iconic waterways, leads you to no less than five UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside your National Geographic expert, including Austria’s Wachau Valley, the medieval centre of Regensburg and the historic Czech town of Český Krumlov. Set sail from Budapest on board Scenic Amber, with the luxury of a vitality pool, sun deck and a range of exclusive dining venues, as you spend eight days travelling to destinations including Vienna, Melk and Regensburg, before finally arriving in Nuremburg. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a wealth of unique experiences, including an exclusive tour of Vienna’s Museum of Natural History and a private classical concert in the grand Palais Liechtenstein, while the National Geographic team’s expertise enhances every encounter.
Travel from the winding canals of Amsterdam to the majestic Swiss Alps in only eight days, taking in the spectacular sights as you sail along the Rhine river. After your departure, pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge - a UNESCO World Heritage site of stunning natural beauty - and capture the incredible landscapes with the help of the National Geographic photographer. You’ll also visit a rich variety of historic destinations and their iconic sites, including Strasbourg’s rustic Old Town and Cologne’s famous cathedral. When you’re not luxuriating on board Scenic’s attentively designed ship, step ashore and explore your destination in depth – take a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany, join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam so popular around the world.
To book your luxury river cruise with Scenic River Cruises and National Geographic, please call our luxury travel specialists.