12 New Wonderful River Cruise Experiences Coming to Scenic in 2023

For 2023, Scenic’s expert Journey Designers researched the historic waterways of Europe to further enhance the incredible range of Scenic Freechoice excursions included in our 5-star luxury Europe river cruises. Innovation is at the heart of Scenic, and we are always refining our itineraries to ensure every guest experience and journey delivers beyond expectation.  
The team are proud to share the 12 new Scenic Freechoice experiences to enjoy when you are cruising along the magical European waterways, on board your Scenic Space-Ship in 2023.  

1. Château Malromé, Cadillac 

In the beautiful French town of Cadillac, discover more about the celebrated artist Toulouse-Lautrec as you visit his home. This breathtaking castle will come to life with incredible stories, including the chance to view some of his most famous pieces.  

Experience this during the 11-Day Beautiful Bordeaux in 2023.

2. Wine tasting at Château Siaurac 

Located in the prestigious Pomerol wine growing region, Château Siaurac is the largest and most iconic estate of the appellation. With a long history in wine growing, the estate produces award-winning wines. Explore the property including its remarkable gardens and take the opportunity to taste some of the exceptional wines during a tasting.  

Experience this during the 11-Day Beautiful Bordeaux or 8-Day Bordeaux Affair in 2023.

3. E-biking and tasting at Château Siaurac 

Pomerol is an exclusively red wine region on the right bank of the Dordogne River in Bordeaux. If you’d like a more active exploration of this wine growing region, cycle by e-bike to the impressive estate of Château Siaurac where you will learn about the delectable wines produced at this property, before enjoying a tasting.  

Experience this during the 11-Day Beautiful Bordeaux in 2023.

4. Truffle Nursery, Grignan de Provence 

The rich distinct taste of truffles are truly a standout culinary offering in France’s Grignan de Provence. Here, we’ll take you to a nursery specializing in the production of truffles, where you’ll learn how they are produced and used within this region.  

Experience this during the 8-Day Idyllic Rhône in 2023. 

5. Olive Farm, Avignon 

Visit the charming village of Fontvieill, where you’ll meet with a local artisan olive oil maker. They will share the extraordinary traditions that surround olive oil production and discuss life in this picturesque region.  
Experience this during the 11-Day Tastes of Southern France in 2023. 

6. Tour Les Baux

Weave through the labyrinth of cobbled streets steeped in rich history in the medieval village of Les Baux. Our expert tour guide will take you to the ruins of a fortified castle that was built in the 10th century. Truly magnificent.  

Experience this during the 11-Day Tastes of Southern France in 2023.

7. Paleis Het Loo, Arnhem

Join us as we discover this incredible museum showcasing the rich history of the Dutch royal family. Each room is spectacularly decorated, taking you back to grand times in the Netherlands. You’ll be guided throughout the palace and then on to an impressive collection of coach stables and magnificent gardens. A true historical masterpiece. 

Experience this during the 15-Day Romantic Rhine & Moselle or the 8-Day Windmills, Tulips and Belgian Delights in 2023. 

8. Marvel at the Siegfrieds Musikkabinett

In the idyllic German town of Rüdesheim, witness over 350 musical instruments from the 18th and 19th century playing themselves for your enjoyment. Then, you will take a scenic cable car ride over the region’s spectacular vineyards, with magnificent views of the historic Niederwald Monument.  
Experience this during the 15-Day Jewels of Europe in 2023.  

9. Rüdesheim Hike 

Step outside of the town of Rüdesheim, and take a guided active hike through the vineyards that cover the slopes of the Rhine River. When you reach the top, you’ll meander down by cable car, taking in remarkable panoramic views of this incredible destination.  

Experience this during the 15-Day Jewels of Europe in 2023. 

10. Paiva Walkways, Portugal 

Hugging the truly spectacular hillside of the Arouca Geopark are the 5-kilometre Paiva Walkways that features the world’s longest suspended footbridge. It runs just over 500-metres, allowing guests to walk from one side of a cliff edge to another. It’s a truly unique and exhilarating experience.  
Experience this during the 11-Day Unforgettable Douro in 2023.  

11. Kayak the Pinhão River, Portugal

Found in the heart of the Douro Valley, the Pinhão River is a place of transcendent beauty. The most unique way to explore these waterways is by kayak. We will take guests on a guided kayaking tour, marvelling at the natural beauty of this area and the striking architecture.  

Experience this during the 11-Day Unforgettable Douro in 2023.  

12. Educating the Roma community, Belgrade

At Scenic, we pride ourselves on the positive associations that we have built within communities all around the world. In 2023, guests will get the chance to visit a school in Belgrade to learn about the journey of Roma children. This project is designed to help Roma children finish primary school and integrate better into society.  
Experience this during the 16-Day Danube Delta Discovery in 2023. 

 It’s more than a 5-star Europe river cruise 

A 5-star river cruise through the magical waterways of Europe takes guests on a multi-sensory journey. We are specialists at finding incredible destinations and providing guests with extraordinary experiences, via the large choice of Scenic Freechoice excursions. They can be tailored to suit your personal taste and then pursued at a pace that suits you. Each Scenic Enrich experience is an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime moment that has been designed to ensure your journey truly delivers beyond expectation.  

Our truly all-inclusive philosophy means that onshore, you'll always experience either a Scenic Freechoice or Scenic Enrich option. Plus, enjoy e-bikes, all meals, including premium beverages, butler service and the daily restocking of your complimentary in-suite minibar. Every detail is taken care of by a world-class Scenic team so you can focus on what’s important - exploring new horizons and creating ever-lasting memories.  

Pre-order today. Europe River Cruising 2023 brochure will be in stock from June 2022 onwards.