Day 1 Zurich > Basel
Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin. Please ensure your flight arrives before 13:00 in Zurich and 15:00 in Basel. (Dinner)
Day 2 Kehl > Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France 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. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Rastatt > Baden Baden
Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.
Freechoice: Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.
Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Mannheim
Freechoice: Join a 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. Or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour.
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Cologne
Freechoice: Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Amsterdam
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
Discover the Rhine Highlights on this 8 day all-inclusive river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Kehl, Strasbourg, Mannheim and Cologne along the way.
Discover the cities along the Rhine with guided tours, museum visits and an exclusive tour of a Baroque palace on a river cruise between Basel & Amsterdam.
From Switzerland, cruise through the heart of Germany, past rolling vineyards and dramatic gorges guarded by picture book castles, before heading to Amsterdam and its famous canals.
20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Opal, Scenic Jasper, or Scenic Crystal
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.