Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam
Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm in Amsterdam. (Dinner)
Day 2 Antwerp
Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges or take a guided stroll through Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Veere
Freechoice: Marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works and then visit the Storm Surge Barrier. Or discover charming Veere, either through a walking tour or a guided bike ride that will also take in the surrounding dykes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Arnhem
Freechoice: 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 the historic houses, farms and windmills, or join an active cycling tour to the town of Nijmegen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Maastricht
Explore Holland’s oldest fortified city Maastricht and discover its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Xanten
Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park. 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 7 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided city tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful waterways. Alternatively, explore the city on two wheels on a guided cycling tour, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Cochem
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping into a fairytale. Explore this charming city on a tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Moselle Valley Cruising
Admire the beautiful Moselle Valley from the comfort of your Scenic Space-Ship as you relax on board during a full day of cruising. This afternoon if you’re feeling energetic, take a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you can rejoin the cruise.
Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, while toasting the day’s end. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Bernkastel
Freechoice: Travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and tour this exquisite city. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or get acquainted with beautiful Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Mannheim
Freechoice: Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 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. 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 leisure time.
Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt. It’ll be an evening of grandeur and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Kehl > Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg and discover La Petite France, or journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Breisach
Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience during a 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, or take a guided bike ride. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Basel > Montreux
Disembark and transfer to Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Learn about one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, for a two night stay. (Breakfast)
Day 16 Montreux
Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform 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)
Day 17 Montreux > Bern
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Bern for your overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 18 Bern > Lucerne > Zurich
Journey to Lucerne and discover this charming town on an orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and home to a host of treasures. Enjoy an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 19 Zurich
Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.
Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale.
Everyone deserves to experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region at least once. If you haven’t yet, perhaps this is the itinerary for you.
You’ll begin your journey in Amsterdam, with its maze of historic streets and canals, before experiencing wonderful Veere and the old-world beauty of Belgium. From there your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful stretches of the Rhine and Moselle, punctuated by timeless little towns that still exude the romance of days long past. Enjoy rolling vineyards and dramatic gorges guarded by picture-book castles, before heading into the heart of Switzerland, with visits to Montreux, Lucerne and glittering Zurich.
47 meals including 18 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Opal, Scenic Pearl, 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.