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Romantic Rhine & Moselle

From Amsterdam to Basel, discover the Romantic Rhine & Moselle rivers in 5-star all-inclusive luxury. Visit Antwerp, Koblenz, Bernkastel and Strasbourg.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 9,390
  • 2019 Amsterdam > Basel

    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:

    Amsterdam

    Return City:

    Basel

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Maastricht

      Explore Holland’s oldest fortified city Maastricht and discover its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Sundowners

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

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Enrich

      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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Basel > Zurich

      After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. Your Scenic Representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. 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 10am in Basel and 11.30am in Zurich.

      Meals included: Breakfast