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8 Day Gems of the Danube Cycling Discovery
(Nuremberg to Budapest)

8 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Nuremberg
Today you’ll arrive to Nuremberg in Bavaria, 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. (Dinner)
Day 2 Nuremberg
Start your day with a leisurely guided ride, follow the river Pegnitz to Nuremberg’s fascinating old quarter. Discover the charms of this historic Bavarian city before continuing your guided cycle along the river back to your Scenic Space – Ship.  Alternatively, you might wish to select from one of our Freechoice inclusions.
Choose to visit moving WWII sites or try something a little lighter – the Tastes of Nuremberg, a tour of culinary delights that will help you discover a passion for local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread. We won’t tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Regensburg
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval old town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Join your dedicated cycling guide and discover part of the Five Rivers route. The route is famous as it encompasses five rivers: the Danube, Altmühl, Naab, Vils and Pegnitz, and today you’ll have an opportunity to discover three of these magnificent rivers. Alternatively, you could take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device. The route to Walhalla is also along the Danube cycling route, and it’s approximately 10 kilometres away from Regensburg. Or you might wish to select one of the Freechoice activities.
Join the group for an enjoyable walk around Regensburg or hop on a local 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Passau > Linz
Today will be a day to remember, this morning leave your ship behind and set on a full day ride along the Danube path, the most famous cycling route in Europe. As you ride along the river you’ll be discovering quaint villages, and admiring the mighty Alps that provide magnificent scenery. Alternatively, you might wish to partake in one of our delightful Freechoice activities.
Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Melk > Dürnstein
This morning join your dedicated cycling guide on a 32 kilometres ride from Melk to Dürnstein. The route will take you through villages encompassed with vineyards and farmlands, where traditional Austrian houses are prominent. It’s a great opportunity to discover the local lifestyle and culture, while exploring some of the most picturesque parts of the Danube.
As the day ends, you’ll get to take in a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and can expect a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. Of course, we don’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view. We’re just bringing the drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Vienna
Join your dedicated cycling guide and discover the beauty of this imperial city on your guided cycling tour through the city.
Alternatively, take one of our included Freechoice options.
Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. 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 why not taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour with your on board chef.
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Budapest
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities. Make the most of your last day of guided cycling, and ride from your ship through the city. Or you might wish to select one of the included Freechoice options.
Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Budapest
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. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • 20 Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Amber
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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