European River Cruises from Scenic

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Experience the Best River Cruises in Europe with Scenic 

Join Scenic in 2021 for a luxury European river cruise on the waterways of Europe, and journey through a land of indelible culture and heritage.
Cruise through Europe’s historic river systems on board our innovative Scenic Space-Ships. Delivering a small ship boutique all-inclusive cruising experience, with only up to 163 guests, our Space-Ships evoke a more personalised and intimate environment. Thanks to our impressive fleet,
you can cruise to every corner of Europe in luxurious and spacious surrounds – the perfect way to unearth the enriching highlights of the continent.
Discover the ‘joie de vivre’ of France on the Seine, Saône, Rhône, Garonne and Dordogne. Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of Portugal’s Douro. Or cruise the classic routes of western Europe on a Rhine river cruise or central Europe's cultural heartland on a Danube river cruise. Visit world famous cities and some of Europe’s most picturesque towns and villages as you enjoy our extensive collection of included tailormade Scenic Freechoice excursions and exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences – and all in the utmost elegance and luxury. This is 5-star river cruising, your way.
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Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising and ocean discovery voyages

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Flexible Booking

Defer your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

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Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

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  • Flexible Booking Policy
    With our Flexible Booking Policy, for new 2021 or 2022 Europe River Cruise bookings you can defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing* with no Scenic fees (third party fees may apply). Excludes Russia.
  • Deposit Protection Plan^
    Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan has been included for 2021 & 2022 River Cruises booked before 28 February 2021 (excludes Russia cruises).
Perfect for...
  • Architecture enthusiasts
    Rhine and Danube
  • Culture Vultures
    Main
  • Explorers
    Douro
  • History Buffs
    Volga and Seine
  • Wine-connoiseurs
    Rhône and Saône
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Enriching Excursions, Every Step of the Way


Wherever you choose to travel on the rivers of Europe, extraordinary moments await around every passing bend. Our journey designers have handpicked a collection of exclusive experiences in every destination we visit. We call these excursions Enrich and Freechoice, and they’re available to all of our guests at no additional cost. 

Scenic Freechoice gives you the freedom to explore Europe’s finest destinations at your own pace. Cycle the banks of the Danube between Melk and Dürnstein, explore Mozart’s former home in Salzburg, or rummage a French food market in Lyon. With Scenic Freechoice, you have the flexibility to personalise your days ashore by choosing the activities that suit your taste. 

And as for Scenic Enrich, these exclusive encounters transport you to the cultural heart of local life, providing special memories to treasure. From a classical concert in Avignon’s spectacular Palais de Papes, to a medieval banquet in Germany’s imposing Marksburg Castle — a truly spectacular experience awaits with Scenic Enrich.

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The charms of Europe are yours to discover in even more depth when you decide to add an extraordinary city stay or extension to your European river cruise.

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