2020 and 2021 brought forth the shackles for overseas travel. However, 2022 is a different matter altogether and should allow some much-needed overseas exploration and cultural invigoration. With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some new cruises from Scenic, the luxury all-inclusive river cruise specialists.
The United Kingdom has many amazing places to explore. However, and understandably, given the past year’s restrictions, many will be craving overseas travel and will see it as more of a reward.
In 2022, many holidaymakers will be opting for Europe’s lauded beach resorts. However, some might find them crowded, particularly once the shackles have been fully removed. For those who want a more serene experience and the opportunity to explore what they want, when they want, a great alternative will be to embark on some cultural exploration via Europe’s beautiful waterways.
One of the best company’s specialising in the luxury river cruise sector is Scenic, and although they already offer a vast range of options, rather than sit on their award-winning laurels, they’ve decided to add some more culture-packed adventures.
The new Scenic itineraries allow travellers the chance to personalise their trips to suit their individual needs and desires and, equally as important, at their own pace. The new options include learning the art of centuries-old silk production and even kayaking on the Danube in Belgrave. Below are some of the new additions in detail:
Learn about the historic silk production craft
Cruise along the alluring Saône and Rhône Rivers with Scenic’s 11-day South of France itinerary and become immersed in the rich heritage of silk production.
Dating back almost five centuries, Lyon is home to established silk artisans and craftsmen. Praised for its silk production with a number of original manufacturers still calling the city home today, experience this rooted legacy with a new insightful workshop. Guests travelling with Scenic will gain complete access to explore the artistry up-close. Prices for the 11-day river cruise start from £3,295 per person departing 11 April 2022.
Insightful World War II walking tour in Viviers
For history buffs looking to explore at a moderate pace, Scenic is now offering a guided walking tour through the charming town of Viviers. Hear the tales of heroism and daring missions from the French Resistance, who fought against the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.
Nestled between hills and the Rhône river, Viviers welcomes you to meet its friendly locals and view its imposing cathedral as you walk across the ancient town. Enjoy this insightful tour when travelling on Scenic’s eight-day Idyllic Rhône river cruise, with prices starting from £2,895 per person departing 14 July 2022.
Kayaking on the Danube in Belgrade
Those looking to explore actively can opt to see another side of Belgrade with a kayaking tour along the Danube River. With access to some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops, witness a unique perspective of the city as you glide down the river and keep the heart pumping on this active excursion with Scenic. Available for guests sailing on Scenic’s 16-day Danube Delta Discovery, which starts from £4,645 per person departing 19 March 2022.
All Scenic Freechoice activities listed are new for the 2022 season. Scenic is currently offering savings of up to £1,500 per couple and complimentary chauffeur-driven transfers on 2022 Europe river cruises booked before 15 July 2021.
Peace of mind should things change
Guests choosing to pay for a cruise twelve months before departure will save an additional 10 per cent when booking a balcony suite or above. Given the experience of the past eighteen months, it is obvious that some will be wary about making travel plans in the future. Scenic has addressed this with the introduction of their Deposit Protection Plan and Flexible Booking Policy. The plan allows travellers to defer or cancel up to sixty days prior to departure, which should put many minds at rest.
For more information and to book, visit www.scenic.co.uk, 0808 273 8836, or speak to your local travel agent.