A visit to Budapest whilst river cruising in Europe this weekend is sure to include a trip to the city's famous Christmas market, but there are other wonderful fairs that are also worth a visit.
Design to Go is the Christmas Fair organised annually by the Museum of Applied Arts. Held from 6th-8th December, stalls selling toys, decorations, clothes, jewellery and accessories created by 150 Hungarian artists will be bringing festive cheer to the museum.
The monthly WAMP market has been given a festive edge as the WAMP Christmas Design and Gastro Fair. On 8th December, hundreds of people are expected to head to Millenáris to sample some fine examples of truffles, jams, chocolates, Christmas wines and more.
The Christmas Fair at St. Stephen's Basilica will be offering charm and festive fun until 1st January. The ice rink is ideal for skating and there will be plenty of tasty pálinka and mulled wine. Visit the fair on Sunday to light an advent candle as part of the countdown to the big day.
While other river cruise operators limit their guests to a glass of wine with dinner, on Scenic Tours' luxury river cruises we offer complimentary spirits, beers, a wide selection of European and international wines, cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea wherever and whenever you like. 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 - such as a private Viennese concert at Palais Liechtenstein - 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 to be 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 on our European river cruises.
Our Scenic Enrich activities are an array of highlights arranged exclusively for our guests. Choose from a range of included activities with our Scenic FreeChoice programme - you could visit the Black Forest, cycle in the Rhine Valley or learn about the wines of the Alsace region. You can also 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 such as Marksburg Castle, and range from unique delicious dinners to intimate home-cooked specialities.
Relax in your five star suite on our European river cruises, some of the most spacious on the continent'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 in Europe 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 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 £4,200 per couple - that's £2,100 per person. But hurry as these will sell out soon.
Save up to £4,000 per couple on selected 2014 river cruises
Book today to save up to £4,000 per couple on selected 2014 river cruises with our fabulous Spring Super Savings. Please note, there are a limited number of cabins available at the Spring Super Saver price, so you'll need to book early to avoid disappointment.
If you can't travel on these dates, don't worry as you can still save £1,000 per couple on all other 2014 river cruises, but you'll need to book by 3rd January.
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 up to £4,000 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 £200 per couple.