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19 Day Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland 2018
(Amsterdam to Zurich)

19 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam
Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Please book flights to arrive no later than 5pm. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Antwerp
Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges or take a guided stroll through Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Veere
Marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, and then visit the historic Storm Surge Barrier. Alternatively, discover charming Veere, either through a walking tour or a guided bike ride that will also take in the surrounding dykes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Arnhem
Explore the Arnhem Airborne museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Maastricht
Explore Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht and discover its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Xanten
Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour. Alternatively, visit the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Koblenz
You’ll be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful waterways.
 
Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day’s end. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Cochem
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping into a fairytale. Explore this charming city on a tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Moselle Valley Cruising
Admire the beautiful Moselle Valley from the comfort of your Scenic Space-Ship as you relax on board during a full day of cruising. If you’re feeling energetic, take a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you can rejoin the cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 10 Bernkastel
Travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and tour this exquisite city. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or get acquainted with beautiful Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 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, experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track, with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit
 
Enjoy a private tour of the Palace of Rastatt, a Baroque masterpiece and one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region, before enjoying an exclusive classical concert in its resplendent hall. It’ll be an enormously enriching evening of pomp and grandeur. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 13 Strasbourg
Visit Strasbourg and discover La Petite France, or journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Alternatively, visit a local market and Shop with a Chef. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 14 Breisach
Be immersed in a truly magical experience during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active discover the Black Forest during a hike, or take a guided bike ride. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 15 Basel > Montreux
Disembark and transfer to 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. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel in Montreux, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where you’ll be enjoying a two night stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 16 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)
 
Day 17 Montreux > Lucerne
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Lucerne for your overnight stay. (Breakfast)
 
Day 18 Lucerne > Zurich
Repeatedly named the city with the world’s highest quality of life, Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and home to a host of treasures. Take a walking tour and discover them for yourself, then relax and enjoy the amenities in your luxury hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 19 Zurich
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight with memories of a truly unforgettable trip. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 21 Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 47 meals – 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel, Scenic Ruby, Scenic Opal, Scenic Jasper or Scenic Crystal
Montreux: To be determined
Lucerne: To be determined
Zurich: To be determined
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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