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Highlights of the Rhine

(8 days, Amsterdam - Zurich, 2015)
Enjoy seven nights on board a Scenic 'Space-Ship' as you travel from Amsterdam to Basel, including visits to Cologne, Koblenz and Mannheim.
Amsterdam to Basel
The Rhine River flows from the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast of the Netherlands and the Moselle, which flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany, is a left tributary of the Rhine, joining it at Koblenz. This stunning tour begins in the canal city of Amsterdam, bound for the beautiful Swiss city of Basel and soaking up the charm and beauty of historic Cologne, the city of Koblenz which is over 2,000 years old; romantic Rüdesheim, the 'city of the squares', Mannheim; and Breisach, the German town with the Celtic name which means 'breakwater'.

7 night river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

Included Scenic Free Choice

  • In Amsterdam choose a sightseeing canal cruise; or an excursion to the seaside village of Volendam
  • Take a guided tour of Cologne; or a guided walking tour of Düsseldorf
  • Take a guided tour of Koblenz; or tour the Lower Moselle Valley including Cochem and its castle; or a self-guided bicycle tour of Koblenz
  • Join a guided tour of Heidelberg including Heidelberg Castle; or visit the remarkable Schwetzingen Palace
  • Visit Colmar in the Alsace Wine Region; or visit the fabled Black Forest

Included Scenic Dining

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Full Breakfasts – hot and cold buffet selections (FB), 6 lunches – buffet and daily à la carte selections (L) and 7 Dinners – 3 to 4-course table d’hôte (D)

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions and Dinners
  • Visit Amsterdam and its labyrinth of canals, architectural diversity and
    colourful history
  • Visit historic Cologne and its famed cathedral, Germany’s most visited landmark
  • Sail to the 2,000 year old city of Koblenz
  • Step back in time to the medieval town of Cochem
  • Journey through the beautiful scenery of the Netherlands, France and Germany and the quaint river-side villages of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers
  • Sail through the famous Rhine Gorge and see the infamous Lorelei rock, marking the narrowest part of the Rhine River between Switzerland and the North Sea
Day 1: Amsterdam (D)
Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating and compact city of picturesque canals. You will be met and  transferred* on arrival from Amsterdam Airport to your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’ where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board and settle into your cabin. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Amsterdam (FB,L,D)
Choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a sightseeing canal cruise through the waterways of Amsterdam; or (2) travel to North Holland’s seaside village of Volendam, stopping also in Edam to sample the delicacies of its namesake. This afternoon, why not explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade using your personal GPS device, with a selection of self paced tours including the Jewish history of Amsterdam; a past and present tour; or a tour of Amsterdam from Rembrandt’s perspective. Back on board, relax and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Cologne (FB,L,D)
Today choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE(1) a guided walking tour of historic Cologne seeing such sights as the magnificent Cologne Cathedral; or (2) join your guide on your walking tour of Düsseldorf, taking in all the ‘must-see’ sights including the famous Altstadt. This evening relax on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ as you sail onto Koblenz.
Day 4: Koblenz (FB,L,D)
Today choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided tour of Koblenz, situated on both banks of the Rhine and at its confl uence with the Moselle River; or (2) enter the spectacular lower Moselle Valley to discover the treasures of this beautiful region including a visit to Cochem and its superb medieval castle; or (3) join the well-developed cycle-paths of Koblenz for your self-guided discovery by bike of this gorgeous gem on the shores of the Rhine River. Why not relax with a cool drink this afternoon on your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ as we sail through the famous Rhine Gorge, with its stunning vistas of castles sitting high above steep vine covered slopes, headed for Rüdesheim.
Day 5: Rüdesheim (FB,L,D)
All aboard the ‘Winzerexpress’ this morning bound for Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum where we’ll enjoy an Included tour of the many rooms of this fabulous museum before a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.
Day 6: Mannheim (FB,L,D)
Today choose from one of the following Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities: (1) take a guided tour of the romantic and picturesque cityscape of Heidelberg including a visit to the historic Heidelberg Castle and baroque style Old Town; or (2) visit the remarkable Schwetzingen Palace, dating back to the year 1350AD and famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens.
Day 7: Breisach (FB,L,D)
Choose from these Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE tours: (1) visit Colmar in the stunning Alsace Wine Region of France, including a tasting in a local winery; or (2) step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable on your tour to the fabled and spectacularly beautiful Black Forest region in Germany. Delight your senses in the Vogtsbauernhof open air museum and tantalise your taste buds with a slice of delicious black forest cake.
Day 8: Basel - Zurich (FB)
After breakfast this morning it is time to disembark* your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’and transfer to Zurich airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Please book flights to depart after midday).

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Apr 2015
6
06 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite $5,460
Royal Suite $5,290 - $5,340
Single Balcony Suite $5,090
Junior Suite $4,665 - $4,940
Deluxe Balcony Suite $4,495 - $4,845
Balcony Suite $4,215 - $4,490
Outside Stateroom $3,345 - $3,540
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22 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite $5,460
Royal Suite $5,290 - $5,340
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Junior Suite $4,665 - $4,940
Balcony Suite $4,215 - $4,580
Outside Stateroom $3,345 - $3,540
from $3,345 (Outside Stateroom)
Jun 2015
17
17 Jun 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Junior Suite $4,765 - $5,040
Balcony Suite $4,315 - $4,680
Outside Stateroom $3,445 - $3,640
from $3,445 (Outside Stateroom)
Aug 2015
12
12 Aug 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite $5,560
Royal Suite $5,390
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Junior Suite $4,765 - $5,040
Balcony Suite $4,315 - $4,680
Outside Stateroom $3,640
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26 Aug 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite $5,390 - $5,440
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite $4,315 - $4,680
Outside Stateroom $3,640
from $3,640 (Outside Stateroom)
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

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8 Days
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26 Aug 2015
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