Vienna's events calendar is packed full of exciting things to see and do this month, and those visiting the city as part of a river cruise this weekend have plenty to look forward to. One of this year's highlights is the Life Ball 2013, one of the world's biggest AIDS charity events. Tickets have already sold out for the main ball, but free entry can be enjoyed by all to the Life Ball Fashion Show by Roberto Cavalli on 25 May at the Rathausplatz. The Theater an der Wien is hosting the third and final part of the Verdi trilogy of the Vienna Festival, celebrating the 200th birthday of the composer. The romantic opera of Il Trovatore will be performed on 26 May with tickets ranging from €22-€152. The 'George Baselitz. Work from 1968 to 2012' exhibition at Essl Museum will be closing on 26 May, making this weekend the last chance to see this fantastic range of his work. The collection spans more than 4 decades of work by one of the most influential German artists of the post-war generation.
While other river cruise operators limit their guests to a glass of wine with dinner. On a Scenic Tours luxury river cruise, we offer complimentary spirits, beers, a wide selection of wines and cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea wherever and whenever the mood takes you. Even the drinks in your mini-bar are complimentary. And that’s throughout your entire cruise.†
We include pretty much everything in the price of your holiday; spectacular experiences and flexible tours, all superb onboard meals and drinks in several venues, flights from a choice of up to 16 UK airports, or Eurostar on selected cruises. There are no hidden extras - we even include WiFi, port charges and tipping.
Sail aboard our impressive fleet of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ and relax in the splendour of by far and away the most stylish and luxurious fleet tobe found on Europe’s waterways. With between just 112 and 169 guests, our ships have the feel of a contemporary five star boutique hotel. So whichever ship you choose, you can expect a sense of space and level of luxury that you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Faultless service is one of the many reasons we were named ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ in 2011 and 2012 at the Telegraph Travel Awards. From the finest Cruise Directors to the onboard crew and expert local guides, you’re travelling with a team committed to delivering an impeccable standard of luxury and service.
Our Scenic Enrich activities are an array of highlights expertly planned and included exclusively for our guests. Enjoy your holiday in a way that suits you, with our Scenic FreeChoice programme, allowing you to choose from a range of included activities throughout your cruise. What’s more, explore independently with Scenic Tailormade, our GPS guided tour system.
All of our onboard dining venues are complimentary, from the casual and relaxed atmosphere of the River Café to the elegance of Portobellos Italian Restaurant and al fresco dining on the Riverview Terrace. Off-ship the dining experiences are often set in spectacular or historic settings, and range from unique delicious dinners to intimate home-cooked specialities.
Relax in your five star suite, one of the most spacious on Europe’s waterways and stroll out on to your own private, full-size balcony, complete with the ingenious Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’*. One touch of a button transforms your entire balcony into a sun lounge to protect you from the elements. Where better to relax with a drink and take in the stunning vistas than from your own private oasis?
We make every effort to ensure your cruise is a special experience that you will always remember. So, every one of our guests onboard can enjoy the personal and attentive service of a butler. No other river cruise offers this level of sophistication and luxury. Irrespective of your cabin grade, your butler will be delighted to assist you with delivering complimentary refreshments to a shoeshine and valet service.**
† All onboard drinks are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits. * Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ is not available on Scenic Emerald. ** Butler services vary by cabin type.
Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy one of our luxury river cruises at a great price in 2013
Availability is now extremely limited on our remaining 2013 river cruises. If you are keen to enjoy a luxury European river cruise with Scenic Tours this year, there are just a few cabins left. Take a look at our offers below with spectacular savings of up to £4,000 per couple but hurry – these will sell out soon.
By booking your 2014 European river cruise now, not only will you save £1,500 per couple, but you will also have the pick of our cruises and you will enjoy the best choice of departure dates. What’s more, on each ship we have a limited number of Royal, Junior and Balcony suites, and needless to say they always sell out first. We include pretty much everything you can imagine in the price – return flights from the UK, all meals in up to six venues, all drinks, luxury accommodation, all onshore guided tours and activities, butler service, WiFi, port charges and tips and more. With fantastic savings of £1,500 per couple, now is the time for you secure your place on the sailing and in the cabin you would like. Don’t forget that if you’ve travelled with us before, you will be eligible for an extra saving of £100 per person.