Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine

From Amsterdam to Basel, discover the Romantic Rhine & Moselle rivers before taking a 16 day Alpine journey from Zurich to Vienna - all in 5-star luxury.

29 Days
Amsterdam to Vienna
From (AUD)
$ 19,795
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Vienna

Landscapes that will take your breath away

You’ll find that the magnificent Swiss Alps will inspire and astound, the perfect accompaniment to a life-changing luxury European river cruise.
There’s something hauntingly beautiful about Europe’s snow-scattered mountains, whether you’re venturing through picture-perfect Switzerland, or traversing wild and wonderful Austria. From the gigantic and jagged Matterhorn to the arresting landscapes that you’ll witness first-hand while travelling on Switzerland’s world-famous Glacier Express, you’ll find every aspect of your alpine adventure exhilarating.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAB
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Vienna

Selected Itinerary

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Veere

    Freechoice

    Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle through 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

  3. Day 3 - Antwerp

    Freechoice

    Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, followed by leisure time, or take the opportunity to visit the towns of Ypres & Passchendaele to learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Visit the memorials dedicated to the Allied troops who perished during this terrible battle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Nijmegen

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills, or, if you are feeling energetic, take an active bicycle tour through the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Maastricht

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Maastricht, or visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. Dedicated to the American soldiers who perished in this region during World War II. You will also get to visit the Eben Emael Fortress, which was bulilt to protect the city from the German invasion during the second world war.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Düsseldorf

    Freechoice

    Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour, or join a guided cycling tour along the river, passing by Düsseldorf’s bustling modern harbour precinct. Alternatively, learn about the city’s long beer producing traditions as you visit some local Microbreweries, you will also get to taste the local Altbier, a dark beer traditional to this region, or visit the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Moselle Valley Cruising

    Today sail along the curvaceous path of the Moselle River past quaint half timbered villages, vine covered slopes and hilltop castles that are perched proudly on their lookout over the river. Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in a full day cruise.

    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 are stepping directly off the ship and into a fairytale.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you are feeling more active,  join a guided bicycle tour and explore this beautiful region on two wheels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, a city with an important Roman past, or take in beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    On arrival to Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. Alternatively, take a cycling tour around this fascinating city, that lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, or visit Marksburg Castle for a tour. Perched high above the river, this is the only castle on the Middle Rhine that has avoided destruction.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Rüdesheim

    Freechoice

    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. Alternatively, join an excursion to Mainz and see the impressive sandstone cathedral, the tremendous Old Town and visit the Gutenberg Museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Mannheim

    Freechoice

    Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insiders tour of the circuit. Alternatively, join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

    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 will cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover the unique historic quarter  and its impressive cathedral, or choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on a canal cruise. Admire the stunning district known as Le Petite France and take in the sites such as the European Parliament and the imperial quarter. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some the best wines the region has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Journey into the picturesque Black Forest region for a guided tour and tasting of the iconic Black Forest cake. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg, stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Basel > Zurich

    Farewell your Scenic Space-Ship this morning and transfer to Zurich where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Zurich > Bern

    Zurich is full of treasures, discover them first hand on a walking tour. This afternoon, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

    Journey today to charming Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Bern > Montreux

    Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. Check into your hotel before a dinner accompanied by a introduction and performance of the traditional Alphorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Montreux > Zermatt

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour, then travel to Täsch where you will board a cogwheel train to the village of Zermatt. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Zermatt

    Today ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Zermatt > Stresa

    Cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Stresa > Lugano

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Explore its baroque palace and luscious gardens, before continuing to Lugano and your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Lugano

    Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Freechoice

    Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Brè for spectacular views across the Lake and the surrounding alps, or taste the flavours of Lugano during a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    This morning, drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps. Enjoy an overnight stay in St. Moritz.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - St Moritz > Seefeld

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle. Then continue to Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Seefeld > Salzburg

    Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon arrive at your hotel in Salzburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Salzburg > Vienna

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the city of Linz for a guided tour before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Vienna

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Vienna

    Depart Vienna after breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • The comfort of small group sizes on your land journey with a maximum of just 24 guests
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including an enchanting private concert at Rastatt Palace and a classical concert at the Kursalon Music Hall in Vienna
  • Personalise your trip with 39 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 61 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 20 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium on board beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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