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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

Travel in luxury from Zurich to Amsterdam on this 12-day cruise.Take in the highlights of the Rhine & Switzerland including Lucerne, Montreux & Strasbourg.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,740
  • 2019 Zurich > Amsterdam

    The heart of Europe and Switzerland

    Though an integral part of the history of the region, Switzerland has always existed slightly apart from the rest of Europe, fiercely cherishing its independence and neutrality.

    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 Switzerland, begin your all-inclusive cruise through the heart of Germany. Take in Strasbourg, explore Heidelberg Castle, visit Koblenz and venture on to the port city of Amsterdam.

    Tour Code:

    AMSW

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Zurich

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 12 Day 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 Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. Travel to Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving in Bern for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Bern > Montreux

      Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. Continue to Montreux for a luxurious two night stay, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Montreux
      Enrich

      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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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 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.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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.

      Sundowners

      Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Amsterdam

      After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 26 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
    • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
    • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
    • Cruise Director to guide and assist
    • Expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities