Due to popular demand, luxury river cruise line Scenic has released a selection of European river cruise itineraries available to book for 2023 ahead of schedule with a number of no-fly itineraries for 2023 now available. This early access provides greater flexibility for guests – allowing more availability on preferred itineraries, suite category and sailing day before the full collection is released. New bookings will also benefit from generous launch savings and early booking discounts.

Guests booking before 30 September 2021 will save up to £1,400 per couple on cruises sailing the Rhine and the rivers of France, alongside complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur-driven transfers. Guests choosing to pay for their cruise in full 12 months prior to departure will enjoy an additional 10 per cent Super Earlybird saving.

Scenic offers a range of European no-fly river cruises for those who prefer not to fly – travel in Standard Premier Class with Eurostar at no additional cost as you cut through the countryside en route to meet your ship in the heart of your destination. No-fly river cruises on sale for 2023 include:

Take in enchanting castles and idyllic vistas while sampling some of the area’s world-famous wines on a river cruise through the beautiful Bordeaux region. Sail through the ancient Saint-Émilion and Médoc wine regions on board the eight-day Bordeaux Affair itinerary. Discover the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church, indulge in several wine tastings including an exploration at the estate of Château de La Rivière and soak in the ambience of a live classical performance in the ambient Château d’Agassac. Prices start from £2,745 per person departing 28 April 2023 on board Scenic Diamond.

Alternatively, discover one of Europe’s most infamous rivers on the eight-day Rhine Highlights itinerary on a journey from quintessential Amsterdam to Switzerland’s gothic Basel. Taking in the very best of Germany’s romantic road along the way, with calls at Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Rastatt, Baden and Strasbourg. Offering more than just a river cruise, guests will enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany, local winery visits and tastings, and a visit to Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. An enthralling private evening concert set within a fine Baroque palace awaits in Rastatt, an intimate experience exclusive for guests travelling with Scenic as part of the Scenic Enrich program. Prices for the eight-day river cruise start from £2,695 per person departing 23 October 2023 on board Scenic Crystal.

River cruises with Scenic are truly all-inclusive, as prices include return flights (or Eurostar travel on selected itineraries), transfers, spacious suites, a personal on board butler, all shore excursions, exceptional wining and dining experiences, premium-branded beverages and all gratuities.


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