Dancing down the Danube with Dame Darcey Bussell

8 Days
Budapest to Munich
From (GBP)
£ 2,395
£ 2,195
Dates & Pricing

Limited Edition Cruise - Save £400 per person during our Black Friday Sale

Join us for a river cruise with a difference next October as we welcome celebrated former ballet dancer, Dame Darcey Bussell. Dance down the Danube during this unique speciality cruise, which includes exclusive performances of classical Ballet and Blue Danube Waltz compered by Dame Darcey herself.

Book now to save a guaranteed £200 per person, plus an additional £200 per person with our Black Friday savings.

2021 Budapest > Munich

This is a unique opportunity to join Dame Darcey Bussell, the former ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, for a five-star all-inclusive river cruise down the Danube.
Sailing down the Danube makes for one astonishingly beautiful river cruise, from historic Nuremberg, fascinating Budapest, to Vienna the “City of Music”. In Vienna, Dame Darcey will join you at the opulent Palais Liechtenstein for a live Scenic Enrich concert featuring the exquisite music of Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven. Plus unique to this specialist river cruise, experience performances of classical Ballet and Blue Danube Waltz compered by Dame Darcey herself. Whilst onboard, Darcey will reflect on her life and career, will answer your questions in a live Q+A session and will host a cocktail reception.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
MBU
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Munich

Selected Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Fly to Budapest, from one of up to 16 UK airports, where you will be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. This evening, relax and raise your glass to the days ahead.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breath-taking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

    Exclusive Highlight:
    Today, Dame Darcey Bussell will arrive on board your Scenic Space-Ship, this evening join Dame Darcey Bussell and our Captain for a welcome cocktail reception and toast to the start of your wonderful cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vienna

    As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna.

    Exclusive Highlight:
    Join Dame Darcey Bussell on board your Scenic Space-Ship for an exclusive talk and Q+A where you will be able to ask the infamous ballet dancer any burning questions about her life and career in dance. Dame Darcey Bussell will also bring a signed keepsake for all guests to take home.

    Enrich

    Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt in the company of Dame Darcey Bussell. Sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart and classical Ballet and Blue Danube Waltz performances compered by Dame Darcey Bussell herself.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore a different side of Vienna on a guided cycling tour to the Danube Island, or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks and home to 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’. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s’ long tradition in wine production along the way.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Freechoice

    Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Alternatively, meet the current owners of Artstetten Castle, once home to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination sparked the beginning of WWI, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley sampling many regional delicacies as you go or stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy a Schnapps tasting and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Regensburg

    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 you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.

    If you are feeling active hop aboard an e-bike for a self guided cycle to the Walhalla monument using your Scenic Tailormade app.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Munich

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Reasons to book

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium 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

Pricing & Availability

Terms & Conditions: The price shown is correct at the time of going to print and is per person, based on two people sharing a Standard Suite and includes a £200 per person discount. Supplements apply for single travellers, upgraded cabins and other departure dates. Offer combinable with the Black Friday Sale only. We reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Itinerary and special guests are subject to change in the case of unforeseeable circumstances. All drinks included on board except for a number of fine and rare wines, champagnes and spirits. For full terms and conditions, see scenic.co.uk/terms-and-conditions.