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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland 2018
(Zurich to Amsterdam)

19 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Zurich
Start your journey with an overnight stay in Zurich.
 
Day 2 Zurich > Lucerne > Bern
Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. After that, you’ll get to explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving in Bern for your overnight stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 3 Bern > Montreux
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. Then, continue to Montreux. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel located where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 4 Montreux
Today you’ll board a first class carriage for a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making in rustic ambience at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The Restaurant Le Chalet makes its own cheese, “Le Chalet Bio”. The cheesemaker transforms milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you’ll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Montreux > Basel
Today leave Montreux and journey to neighbouring Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. From there, it’s on to Basel where a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at the evening’s welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Breisach
Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active discover the Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Strasbourg
Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer
 
Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Mannheim 
Join an expert local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge 
Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 10 Cochem 
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on your guided tour, culminating in your visit of the iconic Reichsburg Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Moselle Valley 
Appreciate the true allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship, as you delight in a full day cruise. Or if you’re feeling energetic, join a picturesque guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Bernkastel 
Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a relaxing guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 13 Koblenz
On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 14 Xanten
Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing remains of the Roman settlement in the region. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today it's a World Heritage-listed Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 15 Maastricht
Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre, where you can indulge in some fine dining and excellent shopping. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade, your own personal GPS device which also provides expert insights on the city’s many historic points of interests. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 16 Arnhem 
Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 17 Veere 
Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes.
 
Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day’s end. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 18 Antwerp 
Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 19 Amsterdam Highlights: Farewell
After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories. Please schedule flights to depart after 11 am. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 21 Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 47 meals – 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Zurich: To be determined
Lucerne: To be determined
Montreux: To be determined
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel, or Scenic Jasper
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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