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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Escapade

Marvel at the endless beauty of the Swiss Alps to Rhineland on a 26 day tour from Munich to Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine & Moselle in a luxurious Space-Ship.

26 Day
From (AUD)
$ 17,485
  • 2018 Munich > Amsterdam

    From high drama to romance

    Start with the dramatic snow-capped Swiss Alps and then wind down to the romantic castles and vineyards of Germany’s renowned Rhineland.

    You’ll enjoy the best of all terrains in this comprehensive itinerary, showcasing some of the rich natural diversity of Europe. With coach journeys through mountainous Switzerland and Austria, and a trip on the region’s world-famous Glacier Express, there is as much variety in your mode of travel as there are highlights on your itinerary. Of course, it is far from over as you board your all-inclusive luxury river cruise. After a beautiful introduction to Europe’s most dramatic landscape, there’s nothing quite like a little romance on the Rhine.

    Tour Code:

    SSAM

    Duration:

    26 Days

    Departure City:

    Munich

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 26 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Munich

      Arrive in Munich and transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director over a welcome drink to celebrate the start of a wonderful journey.

    • Day 2 - Munich

      Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonder of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.

      Freechoice

      Visit BMW World and Museum, which showcases their wide collection of cars or discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp through a guided tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Munich > Salzburg

      This morning, visit the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle and discover some of its fascinating back-story before continuing to Salzburg for an overnight stay .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Salzburg > Innsbruck

      Today, enjoy a walking tour that includes locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Then, continue on to Innsbruck for a wonderful tour of its highlights before you ascend the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over the city. Tonight, you can look forward to your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Innsbruck > Bern
      Enrich

      Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Seefeld as you enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. Afterwards, savour delicious apple strudel, an eternal Austrian favourite.

      Depart Austria for Switzerland, travelling via the tiny tax haven of Liechtenstein. Upon arrival into Bern, check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

      Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise across Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Here you’ll join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Bern > St. Moritz
      Enrich

      Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a splendid opportunity to discover a little more about local life in this idyllic part of the world.

      This afternoon, arrive in the mountain resort town of St. Moritz where you’ll be treated to spectacular vistas from your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - St. Moritz > Zermatt

      Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable ride through the Swiss Alps. Travel through breathtaking mountain terrain towards the alpine village of Zermatt, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere on your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Zermatt
      Freechoice

      Ascend the Swiss Alps on board the most spectacular scenic rail journey to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively, embrace the alpine way of life on a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Zermatt > Montreux

      Board a cog-wheel train to the village of Täsch. Continue your coach journey towards Montreux. Upon arrival, cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful setting, and enjoy an included tour. Return to Montreux, your base for your overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Montreux > Zurich

      As you leave Montreux behind, travel to Vevey, where milk chocolate was created, and Charlie Chaplin settled after fleeing the United States. Following your orientation tour, enjoy some free time, before travelling to Zurich, the country’s largest city, where you’ll view the Bahnhofstrasse and Romanesque Cathedral, among other fascinating highlights. Later, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Zurich > Basel

      This morning journey by coach to Basel, and board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Breisach
      Highlights:
      Black Forest
      Freechoice

      Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your 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 and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Strasbourg
      Highlights:
      Enrich concert at Rastatt Palace
      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Mannheim
      Highlights:
      Heidelberg
      Freechoice

      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 some leisure time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
      Highlights:
      Rhine Gorge

      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 for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Cochem
      Highlights:
      Reichsburg Castle

      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 fairy tale. Explore this charming city on your guided tour, culminating in your visit of the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Moselle Valley Cruising
      Highlights:
      Moselle Valley cycling

      Appreciate the true allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship, as you delight in a full day cruise. Or if you’re feeling energetic, join a picturesque guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Bernkastel
      Highlights:
      Luxembourg excursion
      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 relaxing guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Koblenz
      Highlights:
      City tour
      Freechoice

      On arrival in 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Xanten
      Highlights:
      Zollverein industrial site

      Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing remains of the Roman settlement in the region. 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 it's a World Heritage-listed Site.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Maastricht
      Highlights:
      Holland’s oldest fortified city

      Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre, where you can indulge in some fine dining and excellent shopping. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade, your own personal GPS device which also provides expert insights on the city’s many historic points of interests.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Arnhem
      Highlights:
      Arnhem WWII museum
      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 historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Veere
      Highlights:
      Sundowners
      Freechoice

      Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes.

      Sundowners

      Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day’s end.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Antwerp
      Highlights:
      Bruges city tour
      Freechoice

      Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      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. Please schedule flights to depart after 11am.

      Meals included: Breakfast