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12 Day Rhine Highlights with Switzerland 2018
(Basel to Amsterdam)

12 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Zurich
Start your journey with an overnight stay at your opulent Hotel.
 
Day 2 Zurich > Lucerne
Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. After that, you’ll get to explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving at one of our majestic hotels. (Breakfast)
 
Day 3 Lucerne > Montreux
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 4 Montreux
Today you’ll board a first class carriage for a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making in rustic ambience at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The Restaurant Le Chalet makes its own cheese, “Le Chalet Bio”. The cheesemaker transforms milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you’ll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Montreux > Basel
Today leave Montreux and journey to neighbouring Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. From there, it’s on to Basel where a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at the evening’s welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Strasbourg
Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll 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 you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Mannheim
Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy the Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg tour, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates, bon bons and gummy bears. Alternatively, discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming riverside town of Speyer, where you’ll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else.
 
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 that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Rüdesheim > Koblenz
Arrive in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Marvel at the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, before arriving in lovely Koblenz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Koblenz
Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 10 Cologne
Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway of Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Amsterdam
Cruise through the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam, famous for its round cheese. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Amsterdam
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam Airport for your onward or homebound flight. You’ll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Cruise to the heart of Europe on a 12 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Discover the beauty of Switzerland, visit Lake Geneva, Montreux and the Alps.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 12 Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 26 meals – 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Zurich: To be determined
Lucerne: To be determined
Montreux: To be determined
Cruising: Cabin aboard the Scenic Crystal, Scenic Jasper, Scenic Jewel or Scenic Opal
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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