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Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Our 15 day Romantic Rhine & Moselle river cruise will see you travel from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Strasbourg, Mannheim, Cochem, Bernkastel and Antwerp.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,995
  • 2019 Basel > Amsterdam

    Romance is alive and well on the Rhine

    Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled along the Rhine or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.

    In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairytale moment waiting just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the silver screen – 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.

      Flights arriving into Zurich: Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm for your group transfer to Basel.
      Flights arriving into Basel: Please book your flight to arrive prior to 3pm.

      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 fairytale 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 magical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Kehl > 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

      Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race 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, for a gentler pace, 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

      Be charmed by 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 a guided tour, culminating in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Moselle Valley Cruising
      Highlights:
      Moselle Valley cycling

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

      Sundowners

      Mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop.

      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 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. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Xanten
      Highlights:
      Zollverein industrial site
      Freechoice

      Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing the remains of 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 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. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade.

      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. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic, take a guided bicycle tour to the neighbouring town of Nijmegen.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Veere
      Highlights:
      Delta Works
      Freechoice

      Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience e
    • Your choice of 24 Scenic Freechoice activities f
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event s
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
    • Butler service for all guests
    • 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
    • All tipping and gratuities