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Rhine Highlights

Discover the natural and historical treasures of Germany on this all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland. Includes shore excursions, butler service and all gratuities

River Cruise Holiday

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Cruise along the legendary River Rhine to charming towns, past riverside vineyards and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge on this superb 7-night river cruise. With a wide range of included shore excursions, butler service in all cabin grades and a choice of dining options, this is river cruising at its best.

See the 17th century architecture in Amsterdam before cruising along the Rhine to Germany. Discover the history, art and culture of Cologne and Koblenz, visit Mannheim, gateway to the picturesque city of Heidelberg, and tour the ruins of Baden Baden's famous Roman baths.

Explore the stunning Alsace region of France or the Black Forest region of Germany before your luxury cruise concludes in Switzerland.

G130 Operated by Scenic


Rhine Highlights Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Fly to Amsterdam from one of up to 16 UK airports. Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. 

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local cheese farm for a delicious tasting.

Day 3 - 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, learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many of the European royals.

Day 4 - Koblenz

Freechoice: 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. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to 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. Learn about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture postcard scenery.

Day 5 - Heidelberg > Rastatt

Freechoice: Join a 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, or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.EnrichEnjoy a private evening 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 chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

Day 6 - Baden- Baden

Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths. Freechoice: Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of the global product (available select departures, will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum), or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

Day 7 - Strasbourg > Kehl

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg 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 join a tour through the Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest Cake.

Day 8 - Basel

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Basel Airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.Please book your flight to depart out of Basel after 10:00 AM.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.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all inclusive cruise on a Scenic ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • Scenic Enrich Experience: Unforgettable evening at one of the region's most magnificent Baroque palaces with a private classical music concert
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device

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