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Scenic Tours Launch 2015 Europe River Cruising Program

August 25, 2014 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Scenic Tours, the leading operator of all-inclusive luxury river cruises in Europe, has launched their 2015 Europe River Cruising program which sees the introduction of some fantastic new experiences, a new destination and the addition of two new next generation Scenic ‘Space-Ships’.

Experience the famous wineries and Gothic architecture of World Heritage Listed Bordeaux in France, on board a luxury river cruise with Scenic Tours. Divided into Right and Left banks, Bordeaux’s three waterways converge where the Dordogne meets the Garonne forming the Gironde Estuary. With no overnight sailing, the leisurely 10 night cruise on board Scenic Diamond docks in Cadillac, Libourne, Blaye Pauillac and Bordeaux where guests have plenty of time to soak up the charm of these riverside hamlets. With three itineraries now showcasing the Seine, the south of France and Bordeaux, Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ are the only rivers cruisers in France with full size private outdoor balcony suites.

Also new for 2015 are an array of options for guests to connect their luxury river cruise to some of Europe’s most intricate train routes. Travel in luxury and style through beautiful landscapes and connect seamlessly with key destinations.

New culinary experiences on board all Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ for 2015 include ‘Shop with a Chef’, where guests can join their chef and a local culinary specialist on a guided tour of the local food market and enjoy the regional dishes prepared with the produce that evening as a special dish of the day. There are also two new signature dining options – a Teppanyaki barbecue on the Sun Deck and a seafood gala evening.

Scenic Sundowners is a brand new cultural experience for 2015, designed to immerse guests into the cultural traditions of Europe. Enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception to toast the days’ end at some of Europe’s most picturesque locations including Austria’s Wachau Valley and France’s Tournon Castle.

In 2015 the Scenic Opal and Scenic Jasper, both sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, join the fleet as the next generation of river cruisers. Both new ships will boast the largest suites on the rivers with the ultimate in private balcony accommodation – the Royal Panorama Suites. The 44m2 luxury suites feature a separate bedroom, and the popular state-of-the-art Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’. Both ships also feature a new vitality pool on the Sun Deck which has a plunge pool on one side and a jet pool on the other.

Scenic Tours has the newest fleet of ships to sail the European rivers and the Scenic Tours signature of all-inclusive luxury means that absolutely everything is included. From unlimited beverages, all meals, and private butler service, to all excursions, events and entertainment; from Wi-Fi and airport transfers to all tipping and gratuities.

The new Scenic Tours 2015 Europe River Cruises brochure is out now. Call 1300 SCENIC (1300 723 642) or visit

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