Scenic Group releases 2024 European River Cruise Brochure

   July 8, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Scenic Group has released its 2024 Europe River Cruising brochure, which highlights new river cruise collections, Danube sailings, Scenic Enrich experiences, and over 50 Scenic Freechoice excursions. These offerings aim to provide guests with a deeper cultural immersion along Europe's historic waterways.

The brochure introduces Scenic's new River Cruise Collections, which include Epicurean Delights, Nature's Wonders, and Seasonal Delights. Epicurean Delights focuses on local cuisine, offering cooking classes, farm visits, and wine tastings. Nature's Wonders explores impressive European gardens, valleys, gorges, and castle surroundings. Seasonal Delights provides unique experiences during special events like Christmas markets and the vibrant tulips of the Netherlands in spring.

Two new itineraries are featured: the 10-day Danube in Depth, which offers a comprehensive exploration of historic cities and towns along the Budapest to Nuremberg route, and the eight-day Iconic Danube, perfect for those wishing to experience the highlights of four countries during the European spring. Scenic Enrich experiences include a Gala Evening at La Redoute, where guests can enjoy opulent luxury and a classical concert, and a private after-hours show at the Fabrique de Lumieres in Amsterdam, a captivating digital art installation.

Scenic's 2024 river cruises program offers over 50 new Scenic Freechoice experiences, allowing guests to customize their itineraries based on their interests. Examples include a Viking-themed tour following the footsteps of Rollo, the first ruler of Normandy, and a visit to the Sisi Museum in Vienna, showcasing the history of Austrian Empress Elizabeth. Golf enthusiasts can also enjoy playing at Porto's renowned golf courses during the Unforgettable Douro sailing.

For those interested in visiting France in 2024, early booking is recommended due to the significant events taking place, such as the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Paris Olympics. The Highlights of Normandy & the Seine itinerary offer a combination of historical significance and scenic beauty along the Seine River. Additionally, Scenic provides Paris extensions for guests to explore the City of Light.

Scenic offers 10 city stays and extensions to enhance various itineraries. Options include the Ljubljana & Zagreb extension, which combines natural beauty with history in Slovenia and Croatia, and Lisbon or Madrid extensions for cultural exploration before or after the Douro River cruise. The Black Sea Explorer cruise offers an extension to Transylvania, where guests can visit Bran Castle, associated with the legend of Count Dracula.

For travelers seeking extended exploration, Scenic presents Ultimate River Cruise Combinations. These combinations merge popular itineraries to create comprehensive experiences, such as the 23-day North Sea to Black Sea itinerary, covering the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers across eight countries. Another option is the 21-day Gems of the Seine & Unforgettable Douro, offering contrasting sceneries and historical highlights of Normandy and Porto.