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Rhine Highlights 2020 (Basel to Amsterdam)

8 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

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  • Save $2,600 per couple on this departure. Expires November 30. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.


Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Zurich > Basel
A warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2 Kehl > Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France 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. Or, explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Rastatt > Baden-Baden
Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice: Join your local guide and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike around Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

Enrich
Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Mannheim
Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or, join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Koblenz
Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem, a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Cologne
Freechoice: Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample the Dutch favourite, Herring. Or, cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour or, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Amsterdam
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
Discover the Rhine Highlights on this 8 day all-inclusive river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Kehl, Strasbourg, Mannheim and Cologne along the way.

Everyone deserves to experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region at least once.

You’ll begin your journey in Switzerland, arguably one of the most picturesque countries in the world. From here your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful stretches of the Rhine, punctuated by timeless little towns that still exude the romance of days long past. Take in Strasbourg, explore Baden-Baden, delight in the charm of Cochem, visit Koblenz and venture to the port city of Amsterdam.
  • 20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Opal, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jasper, or Scenic Jewel
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Scenic terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.