GEMS OF THE DANUBE WITH DEBBIE TRAVIS

Discover the historical wonders of Europe on a 8 day cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Enjoy ultimate luxury on a truly all-inclusive 5 star Scenic Space-Ship.

Start your journey on board 5-star Scenic Crystal in Nuremberg, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Immerse yourself in local traditions and history as you sail the mighty Danube to witness opulence like no other in the magical surrounds of Palais Liechtenstein where you will be enthralled by an exclusive classical concert. 

Your journey concludes in Budapest, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, where architectural treasures on a grand scale await. With Scenic, it’s more than a five-star river cruise. It’s truly all-inclusive luxury in a class of its own. It’s exquisite cuisine, exceptional experiences, and an innovative Space-Ship taking you to the very heart of this spectacular region.

April 19, 2023 | 8 Days Nuremberg > Budapest

Guests booking this special Gems of the Danube departure will have multiple opportunities to interact with and learn from Debbie. An evening welcome reception kicks off the cruise in Nuremberg and features cocktails and the chance to meet Debbie and a meet and greet session is slated for the morning in Regensburg. Debbie with also host a special evening presentation that will be exclusive to Debbie Travis guests. 
“I am so excited to host the Gems of the Danube Cruise in April of 2023,” said Debbie. “This has been on my bucket list for years and I am thrilled to experience all the wonders and joy of this region with my fans and soon to be new friends.”

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A welcome reception introducing Debbie Travis
  • A meet and greet session with Debbie Travis
  • An onboard evening presentation by multi award-winning designer, TV host and author Debbie Travis
ALWAYS INCLUDED:
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience of an enchanting private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 23 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium on board beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore
About Debbie Travis: Debbie merged her two passions, design and television production by producing and hosting Debbie Travis’ Painted House. This ground-breaking series was followed by more international successful shows – Debbie Travis’ Facelift, From the Ground Up and All For One Debbie has many awards included 4 Geminis and she has appeared as a guest on numerous shows from The Oprah Show, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show and Debbie is a regular guest on the Marilyn Denis Show. Her latest project is La Dolce Debbie, a six-part 30-minute series that documents her heartwarming and often hilarious story of restoring a 13th century ruin in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Now a luxury boutique hotel, Villa Reniella is where Debbie hosts retreats, classic car rallies and corporate events, sharing the wonders of Tuscany with others. Debbie was born and raised in the North of England and divides her time between her homes and businesses in Tuscany, London and Toronto. She and her husband have two sons.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Nuremberg (D)

Commence your journey in the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception, where our award winning host Debbie Travis will be introduced.

Day 2 – Nuremberg (B, L, D)

Freechoice
Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide, or visit moving WWII sites which serve as a poignant reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime. Alternatively, visit Nuremberg’s rock-cut cellars for a unique beer tasting under the city.

Day 3 – Regensburg (B, L, D)

In the morning, arrive in Regensburg – a city with a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. This morning Debbie Travis will host a meet and greet session. Day of meeting is subject to change.

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. Alternatively, explore Kuchlbauer’s World of Beer, the brewery offers a unique design inspired by renowned Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser famous for his use of bright colours and unique shapes. Taste the delicious brew produced here and visit the Kuchlbauer Tower.
If you’re feeling active, hop aboard an e-bike for a self-guided cycle to the Walhalla monument with Scenic Tailormade. 

Day 4 – Passau > Linz (B, L, D)

Freechoice

Choose to 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 as you cruise from Passau to Linz.

Day 5 – Melk to Dürnstein (B, L, D)

Freechoice
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein. 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.
Exclusive for Debbie Travis Guests: Enjoy an onboard evening presentation by multi award-winning designer, TV host and author Debbie Travis.  Night of presentation is subject to change

Day 6 – Vienna (B, L, D)

Freechoice
Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava, or tour Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour to the Danube Island, or discover the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. 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.

Enrich
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Day 7 – Budapest (B, L, D)

Freechoice
Join a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the city’s Jewish heritage. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Alternatively, learn how to make a traditional Hungarian dish with a local.

Day 8 – Budapest (B)

Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Please note: Itinerary subject to change.

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