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Follow Tom as he cruises the Danube in March with Scenic River Cruises

Tom has been invited to experience Scenic River Cruises voyage on the Danube from Budapest to Passau then on to Munich.


There is no better way to get to know a destination or cruise than to experience it for yourself.  Tom has been invited to cruise with Scenic River Cruises as it sails from Budapest to Passau for 8 days.

The Danube River may not be the longest river in Europe—that distinction goes to the Volga River, which flows through central Russia—but it is without question, one of the continent’s most popular. The 1,785-mile-long waterway begins at the convergence of two streams in the Black Forest region of southwest Germany, and it flows east through 10 countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and the Ukraine) before emptying into the Black Sea. The river also flows through a handful of Central and Eastern Europe’s most influential cities, including Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, and Bratislava, providing Scenic river cruise guests with endless opportunities for exploration and immersion.

One could argue that of those cities, Vienna is culturally the richest. After all, Vienna was the epicenter of classical music during the 18th and 19th centuries. On a Scenic Danube river cruise, guided walking tours dedicated to the city’s connection to great composers bring visitors to landmarks associated with artists such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, and Franz Schubert. In fact, it was the Danube River, itself, that inspired Johann Strauss II’s famous waltz “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.”

PrintTravel the iconic waterways of Europe on board a luxury Scenic Space-Ship, and experience all-inclusive river cruising like never before. From unforgettable excursions, fine dining and complimentary beverages throughout your cruise, to the luxury extras you’d expect to pay extra for; our innovative approach to all-inclusive travel means everything is included in the price of your river cruise. We’ve truly gone to the Nth degree to ensure your complete comfort and wellbeing, and because there are no hidden extras, you can afford to leave your wallet at home.


 Cruise the Douro River of Portugal….

A wonderful experience of a great river, great scenery and really great wine (& port!  Begin and end your voyage in the city of Porto, Portugal.

The beautiful Douro River valley of Northern Portugal.

From Tom’s notebook:

” The Douro River is such a wonderful river cruise.  It combines a visit to the incredible city of Porto (I love it!) with the wine country along the Douro River and on into Spain.  The wineries along the river remind me of what Napa Valley was like 40 years ago:  small family run vineyards and wineries, friendly people and really great wine ( & Port!).  There are several different river cruise lines to choose from……deluxe all-inclusive to a more budget class.  The ease of getting on in Porto to your embarkation is just the delight of this cruise ( 7 to 11 days).  So relaxing and just fun-filled.  I recommend this to veteran travelers as well as the first timer to Europe…..a great adventure!”  I have some very special pricing on:   Emerald, Viking, Ama, Uniworld and the all-inclusive luxury of Scenic River Cruises.”

You begin your Douro River cruise in the amazing city of Porto, Portugal!


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