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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

12 Day
Between Zurich and Amsterdam
Rhine, Moselle
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Showcasing the Europe of your imagination, this extraordinary 12-day journey takes you from the Swiss Riviera to the canal towpaths of Amsterdam via some of the continent's most rewarding destinations, including Montreux, Strasbourg, Heidelberg and the inimitable Rhine Gorge. The itinerary begins with luxurious city stays in Zurich, Bern and Montreux, where you'll explore the history of Charlie Chaplin at Charlie's World Museum, wander the charming alpine village of Gstaad, and savour a remarkable Scenic Enrich train journey to Château-d'Oex, a town internationally renowned for its cheese-making prowess. In Basel, your Rhine river journey begins as you'll be whisked north to the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg, whose history is laid bare during a guided city tour. Crossing the border into Germany, take in the Renaissance splendour of Heidelberg, before savouring a private concert at the fine Baroque palace of Rastatt - an exclusive Scenic Enrich event. Marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge as the journey continues northward on the Rhine, where a visit to Koblenz gives you the opportunity to explore the medieval heart of Cochem on the banks of the Moselle River. In the Netherlands, your journey reaches a momentous climax as you cruise the beautiful canals of Amsterdam or visit Edam to discover the legacy of its famous round cheese. During a special farewell dinner, raise your glass to the end of an unforgettable journey which brought you through the very heart of Europe.

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Day 1

Start your journey with an overnight stay in Zurich.

Day 2
Zurich > Lucerne > Bern

Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. Travel to Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving in Bern for your overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Bern > Montreux

Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. Continue to Montreux for a luxurious two night stay, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4
Montreux

Enrich
Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making
at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform 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.

Enrich

Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making
at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Montreux > Basel

Journey to neighbouring Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Learn about 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 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Kehl > Strasbourg

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

Freechoice

Visit Strasbourg, 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Rastatt > 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. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

Enrich

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 you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Mannheim

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 leisure time.

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 leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
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 or take a guided cycling tour.

Sundowners
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

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 or take a guided cycling tour.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Amsterdam

Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise 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.

Freechoice

Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Amsterdam

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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