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Rhine Highlights

8 Day
Between Amsterdam and Basel
Rhine, Moselle
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Departing 04 October 2017
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Starting out with a flourish in Amsterdam and ending in Basel, this is an itinerary that takes in the sweeping splendours of Europe. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, where meandering waterways bypass buildings that haven’t changed since Holland’s great voyages of discovery centuries ago. Marvel the highlights of the legendary Rhine during your cruising through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Visit Cologne, with it's towering cathedral. Explore the historical city of Koblenz. Take in Heidelberg Castle in Mannheim. Fall in love with La Petite France in Strasbourg.

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Day 1
UK > Amsterdam
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam. 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 Amsterdam on first class rail. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Amsterdam

Later, in the evening, join your Captain for the official welcome.

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With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometres, Amsterdam’s magnificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore them. Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

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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. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Koblenz

Perhaps, instead you might like to take a leisurely cycle on your own, through the fascinating city of Koblenz, passing intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments, using your personal Tailormade GPS device and complimentary electronically assisted bicycle.

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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 fairy tale and you’ll be able to take a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Rüdesheim

Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge as you board a cable car directly to the Niederwald monument, before arriving in Mannheim.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Mannheim

Freechoice: Discover the town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy the Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates and gummy bears. Alternatively, discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming river-side town of Speyer, where you’ll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else.

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Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque palace, before experiencing a sublime classical concert. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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Discover the town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy the Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates and gummy bears. Alternatively, discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming river-side town of Speyer, where you’ll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else.

Enrich

Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque palace, before experiencing a sublime classical concert. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Strasbourg

Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on your own, on two wheels using your Tailormade GPS device. Starting in Kehl on the German side of the river, cycle to Strasbourg’s European district and see the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

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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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Basel > UK
After breakfast, transfer to Basel 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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