Freechoice Europe

Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. 
All our guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Freechoice excursions into Active, Moderate and Relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. 

Romantic road to Rothenburg

6.5 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
From Würzburg drive by coach to Rothenburg along the Romantic road, where you will see villages that are over 1,000 years old as well as some modern and traditional farms. During the journey, your guide will regale you with the history and legends of some of the buildings, towns and villages. Be shown around the stunning town of Rothenburg, famous for its well-preserved medieval old town. Enjoy on our Jewels of Europe river cruise.

Guided biking tour of Vienna

2.5 hours - Activity Level: Active
This cycling tour leaves from the ship and takes you through mostly flat paths. We cycle upstream along the river and then cross to the Danube Island. On the Danube Island, we go downstream along the river and cross the Danube again using the Prater Brucke and cycle back through the Prater Park. The route will be approximately 16 km long. Enjoy this on our Gems of the Danube, Jewels of Europe and Danube Delta Discovery river cruises.


4 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
Transfer from Veere to tour the Delta Works (approx 30 mins), a complex series of dams purposely created to protect the population on the Delta plain from flooding. Discover this impressive engineering feat along with one of the Storm Surge Barrier that make up the project. Enjoy this on our Romantic Rhine & Moselle and Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights river cruises.

Guided tour of Würzburg

4 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
During your guided city tour of Würzburg visit the famous Würzburg Residence - a palace designed by leading Baroque architects. You will enjoy a guided tour of the palace before a wine tasting in the grounds of the residence. Afterwards transfer to the town where you will have some time at leisure, perhaps take the opportunity to explore the large shopping lane as well as the many coffee houses, pub’s and restaurants. For the more active, you can climb up to Würzburg’s grand fortress castle. Enjoy this on our Jewels of Europe river cruise.
Fisherman's Bastion

Guided hike to Buda Hill

3 hours - Activity Level: Active
Join your fellow travellers on a beautiful hike up to Buda Hill, UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your walk, see Matthias Church and walk to Fisherman’s Bastion. Great views over the Danube await for you. Enjoy this on our Gems of the Danube, Jewels of Europe and Danube Delta Discovery river cruises.
Thermal Baths

Thermal baths

3 hours - Activity Level: Relaxed
Bath Szechenyi is located on the Buda side of Budapest and is known by locals as one of the ‘secret spots of Budapest’. Bath Szechenyi also known as Császár Baths are hidden in the backyard of a Classicist-style building in Buda, and is one of the Oldest and most beautiful Turkish baths in Budapest. The local guide will provide you with a ticket (valid for using the thermal pools plus the use of changing cabins), and will explain all the practicalities. Enjoy this on our Jewels of Europe river cruise.