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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland 2021
(Zurich to Amsterdam)

12 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)

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, Dinner)

Day 5 Montreux > Basel
Journey to neighbouring 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. From there, it’s on to Basel where a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your 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 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 7 Rastatt > Baden-Baden
Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice: Join your local guide and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike around Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

Enrich
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 8 Mannheim
Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or, join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Koblenz
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. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 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. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample the Dutch favourite, Herring. Or, cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour or, 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 12 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.

Tour Map
All This Included
Travel in luxury from Zurich to Amsterdam on this 12-day cruise.Take in the highlights of the Rhine & Switzerland including Lucerne, Montreux & Strasbourg.
  • 26 meals including 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 8 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Crystal, Scenic Ruby, 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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