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Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Embark on a journey to discover the romance of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel before finishing the tour in Zurich.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,995
  • 2018 Basel > Amsterdam

    Romance is alive and well on the Rhine

    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.

    In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairytale moment lying in wait for you just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the silver screen, and that’s hardly surprising as it’s a region that’s long been favoured by Hollywood directors. 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.

    Tour Code:

    AMBA

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    Basel

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Zurich > Basel
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin. Please ensure your flight arrives before 13:00 in Zurich and 15:00 in Basel.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - 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