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An exclusive musical odyssey
along the Danube

with Aled Jones MBE
An exclusive musical odyssey along to Danube River with Aled Jones MBE


Cruise from Budapest to Passau and experience the height of all-inclusive luxury on the world-renowned Danube. This unique itinerary features many included tours, excursions and activities, as well as a private classical music performance from Aled Jones MBE.

Scenic take what you'd expect from an all-inclusive river cruise to a whole new level. Even the luxuries you would expect to pay extra for are all included from the moment you step foot on board our 5-star fleet.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive evening performance by Aled Jones MBE at a private concert in one of Vienna's most spectacular venues
  • Presentation and Q&A with Aled Jones MBE on board
  • 8-days luxury cruising from Passau to Budapest with a chance to discover the famous Danube cities of Bratislava, Salzburg and Vienna
  • All tipping and gratuities are included in the cost of your cruise;
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday;
  • 84% Balcony Suites, plus a Scenic Sun Lounge.


Proudly sitting in No 1 position in the Classic music charts with his current album ’One Voice’ which sees the Welsh star team up with his younger choirboy self after finding original recordings in an old airing cupboard. His new album is the latest in a long and illustrious career that includes TV and radio presenting amongst other things.  

Aled will perform  an exclusive concert  for Scenic guests at  Vienna’s opulent  Arsenal in the heart of this majestic city during the 8 day river cruise from Budapest to Passau. Aled will also share stories of his long and memorable career in an exclusive on-board Q&A.

Aled discusses what it was like to receive his MBE for services to music and broadcasting.

Aled Jones

Call us today on 0808 278 7213 to book

The Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 UK > Budapest

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Budapest. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals: D

Day 2 Budapest

Budapest is one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert. Alternatively, relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa, famous for their naturally heated springs and healing properties. Or, if you choose, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

Meals: B.L.D

Day 3 Bratislava

This morning enjoy a Q&A with Aled Jones MBE as he shares some stories of his life and career to date. Later, with your knowledgeable local guide discover the historic city of Bratislava, situated on the banks of the mighty Danube River.

Meals: B.L.D

Day 4 Vienna

Tour the city of Vienna or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you can taste your way around the local market with your on board chef on our Shop with a Chef tour. 

This evening, breathe in the opulence and luxury of The Arsenal while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private evening concert by the exceptionally talented Aled Jones MBE – exclusively for Scenic guests. 

Meals: B.L.D

Day 5 Dürnstein

Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or if you want to try something more active, cycle along the river from Dürnstein to Melk. As the day ends, unwind in pleasant company in the beautiful Wachau Valley

Meals: B.L.D

Day 6 Linz

Take a pleasurable excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey on to explore beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the film, ‘The Sound of Music’

Meals: B.L.D

Day 7 Passau

Enjoy a full day in Passau and join your local guide and discover this beautiful Baroque city.

Meals: B.L.D

Day 8 Passau > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London, or indirectly to one of 14 UK regional airports

Meals: B

Exclusive Q&A Session with Aled Jones


Aled Jones answers your questions


Aled discusses chatting to Scenic guests after his performance, and the kind of questions he receives during Q&A sessions.

Departure dates and prices

Apr 24 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT £2,540 £2,790 £3,040 £3,590 £4,190

The all-inclusive river cruise experience

Once-in-a-lifetime Events

We include once-in-a-lifetime events and exclusive experiences on every one of our journeys. These unforgettable encounters promise to be highlights of your river cruise.

Dining & Beverages

An eclectic array of on board dining options mean there’s a cuisine and setting to suit all occasions and tastes. And with unlimited complimentary premium branded beverages* 


From our Standard Suites to our showstopping Royal Panorama Suites, our accommodation set an unprecedented benchmark for luxury on Europe’s rivers. Experience a unique combination of opulence, technology and innovation that resonates from your flat screen TV and infotainment system all the way to our revolutionary Scenic Sun Lounges. 

*With the exception of a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.

Flexible Excursions

Scenic give you the freedom to choose from a vast range of sightseeing experiences and activities, so you only see the things that interest you. 


We know it’s the personal touches that make your cruise special – and so do our butlers. From a nightly turndown to a laundry concierge service, your personal butler is here for every guest to make your time on the water extra special. 


Luxury-focused innovation and guestcentric spacious design has made Scenic a class leader in European river cruising. Our state-of-the-art Space-Ships boast the largest suites on the waters and a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3 alongside a wide range of first-class amenities. Unwind in 5-star surroundings and let the sights come to you. 

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