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Romantic Rhine & Moselle

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Between Basel and Amsterdam
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Journey through the heartland of northern Europe on the iconic waterways of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, discovering towns and cities steeped in history and landscapes of arresting beauty. Over 15 inspiring days, visit five countries and a collection of immersive destinations – from Breisach and the Black Forest to the World Heritage-listed highlights of Bruges.

Starting in Basel, journey north through the Black Forest to the French city of Strasbourg, where you’ll enjoy a private concert at the palatial Rastatt Palace courtesy of Scenic Enrich. The Moselle inspires with its quaint medieval towns, while the splendour of the Rhine Gorge promises to be of one of the journey’s highlights.

In Bernkastel, choose from a collection of stimulating Scenic Freechoice options, including a guided visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of Europe’s smallest and wealthiest nations. Alternatively, tour the cobbled streets of Trier, or spend time taking in the charms of Bernkastel on a Scenic e-bike.

Crossing the border into the Netherlands, unearth the legacy of the Battle of Arnhem at the Arnhem Airborne Museum, before visiting the charming port town of Veere, where you’ll savour an unforgettable Scenic Sundowners event. The Flemish city of Antwerp is your final destination, and from here you can visit the exquisite city of Bruges – the perfect conclusion to this unforgettable journey. 

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Day 1
UK > Basel
Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you prefer not to fly, why not travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Brussels and then onto Basel on first class rail. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Breisach
Highlights: Black Forest

Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your 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 and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Freechoice

Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your 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 and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Strasbourg
Highlights: Enrich concert at Rastatt Palace

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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

Enrich
Enjoy a private 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 rare chance to collect memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Freechoice

Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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

Enrich

Enjoy a private 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 rare chance to collect memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Mannheim
Highlights: Heidelberg

Freechoice: Join an expert 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. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Freechoice

Join an expert 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. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Highlights: Rhine Gorge

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 for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cochem
Highlights: Reichsburg Castle

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on your guided tour, culminating in your visit of the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Moselle Valley Cruising
Highlights: Moselle Valley cycling

Appreciate the true allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship, as you delight in a full day cruise. Or if you’re feeling energetic, join a picturesque guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Bernkastel
Highlights: Luxembourg excursion

Freechoice: Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a relaxing guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Freechoice

Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a relaxing guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Koblenz
Highlights: City tour

Freechoice: On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Freechoice

On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Xanten
Highlights: Zollverein industrial site

Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing remains of the Roman settlement in the region. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today it's a World Heritage-listed Site.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Maastricht
Highlights: Holland’s oldest fortified city

Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre, where you can indulge in some fine dining and excellent shopping. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade, your own personal GPS device which also provides expert insights on the city’s many historic points of interests.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Arnhem
Highlights: Arnhem WWII museum

Freechoice: 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.

Freechoice

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Veere
Highlights: Sundowners

Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes.

Sundowners
Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day’s end.

Freechoice

Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes.

Sundowners

Today you’ll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day’s end.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Antwerp
Highlights: Bruges city tour

Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

Freechoice

Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Amsterdam > UK
Highlights: Farewell
After breakfast, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail to Paris and then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras International
Meals included: Breakfast
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