Captivating Europe

22 Days
Amsterdam to Lyon
From (AUD)
$ 15,565
Dates & Pricing

2020 Amsterdam > Lyon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMCC
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Lyon

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. 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

  2. Day 2 - Antwerp

    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

  3. Day 3 - Veere

    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

  4. Day 4 - Arnhem

    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

  5. 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

  6. Day 6 - Xanten

    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

  7. Day 7 - Koblenz

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

    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

  10. Day 10 - Bernkastel

    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

  11. 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

  12. Day 12 - Mannheim

    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.

    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

  13. Day 13 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    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

  14. Day 14 - Breisach

    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

  15. Day 15 - Basel > Tarascon

    After a delicious breakfast, join you included transfer to Tarascon and be welcomed on board by your Friendly crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Tarascon > Avignon

    Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the wondrous Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

    This afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Perhaps explore the medieval charm of Tarascon, or hop on an e-bike and cycle through this spectacular region or simply stay on board for a Provencal Soap making workshop.
    This evening we set sail to Avignon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Avignon

    Shop with a Chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

    This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’ll be invited in for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Viviers

    This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan

    Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills while cruising this afternoon. Or simply soak in the panoramic vistas from the Sun Deck as you cruise to Vienne.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Vienne

    Take a walking tour in Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Or, for the more active cycle the picturesque landscapes of this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mâcon

    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features.

    A Scenic Culinaire class hosted by our on board Chef is available this afternoon as you sail towards Lyon. Learn some tips and tricks of French cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Sâone Rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France and you will be spoilt for choice today in the beautiful city.

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules and then drive to Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo or, learn about the importance of the silk industry in Lyons history.

    You have the afternoon at leisure in this fabulous city. Explore off board or perhaps take a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire on board the Scenic Sapphire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Lyon

    Transfer to Lyon airport after breakfast.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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