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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland
(Basel to Amsterdam)

19 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Zurich
Start your journey in Zurich with an overnight stay at your luxurious hotel.

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 discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps, before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern and your centrally located hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Bern > Montreux
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your luxurious hotel, located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Geneva, where you will enjoy a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Montreux
Enrich
Today, delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The restaurant makes its own cheese, and in your private demonstration, the cheesemaker will transform milk into hard cheese right in front of your eyes. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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
Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Kehl > Strasbourg
Freechoice: 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.

Enrich
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
Freechoice: Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit, or join an expert local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. Alternatively, for a gentler pace, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Be charmed by 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 fairytale. Explore this charming city on a guided tour, culminating in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join a guided cycling excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Moselle Valley Cruising
Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in a full day cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Bernkastel
Freechoice: 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 guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Koblenz
Freechoice: On arrival to 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. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is a vibrant city with a thriving art scene, where modern buildings appear in stark contrast to the old world charm of the Altstadt, the Old Town.

Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour and taste the local Altbier. Or, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. 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 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.

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. Or, visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Alternatively, explore Maastricht at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Nijmegen > 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 daily life of the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic, take a guided bicycle tour from the neighbouring town of Nijmegen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Veere
Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Antwerp
Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp and visit his former residence as well as the cathedral where a number of his more important works are housed. Alternatively, discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Amsterdam
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. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Embark on a 19 day journey through the alluring Rhine & Moselle rivers on board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Discover the iconic sights & charming cities.

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled down this stretch of the Rhine, or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.

You’ll get the opportunity to discover this beautiful land for yourself, visiting Zurich and Lucerne with Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps serving as majestic backdrops. And that’s just the beginning. From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest, which still resonates with imaginative children’s tales, there are stories and romances galore to discover, and delight in. You may even compose a few new ones of your own.
  • Black Forest
  • Enrich concert at Rastatt Palace
  • Heidelberg
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Reichsburg Castle
  • Moselle Valley cycling
  • Luxembourg excursion
  • City tour
  • Zollverein industrial site
  • Holland’s oldest fortified city
  • Arnhem WWII museum
  • Delta Works
  • Bruges city tour
  • Farewell
  • 47 meals including 18 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Pearl
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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