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The best nature experiences along Europe’s iconic Scenic waterways

As this year has created a heightened appreciation for the great outdoors, set sail on a luxury all-inclusive river cruise with Scenic and uncover the best of Europe’s natural wonders. While cruising between some of Europe’s most iconic capital cities, there are plenty of moments to enjoy Mother Nature at her finest. Wake up to a new landscape each day from the balcony of your private suite before heading off on exciting excursions through some of the continents best natural scenery.

Wander through Germany’s fairy-tale Black Forest

Filled with carved valleys, thick woodlands and luscious meadows, the Black Forest is as deep, dark and delicious as its famous cherry gateau namesake. Explore the region on foot, making sure not to miss the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum – where the culture and history of the area come to life. Visit the Black Forest on Scenic’s eight-day Rhine Highlights river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam departing 4 April 2022 from £2,825 per person in a Balcony Suite.

Relax at a Lavender Museum in France

France may be the European epicentre of cuisine, but the Provençal region also boasts some of the country’s most stunning nature. Scenic’s South of France river cruise includes a visit to the charming village of Roussillon, home to ochre-coloured houses and flower-lined porches. Guests’ trip features a tour of a local Lavender Museum; the fragrant purple flower captures Southern France’s quintessential relaxing atmosphere. A Balcony Suite on the 11-day round trip from Lyon starts from £3,735 per person departing 11 April 2022.

Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates

Admire the spectacular scenery as your small ship navigates its way through the locks and dams of the narrow gorge, carved between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains by the great Danube river. This remarkable section of the Danube forms part of the border between Serbia and Romania and offers breath-taking fjord-like landscapes and some of Europe’s most dramatic natural backdrops. The nine-day Black Sea Explorer river cruise sails from Budapest to Bucharest, with Balcony Suites starting from £3,530 per person departing 25 October 2022.

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