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Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 Day
Between Zurich and Amsterdam
Rhine, Moselle
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Join us for an enchanting festive journey through the heart of Europe, travelling from the alpine wonder of the Swiss Riviera to Amsterdam via the weaving passage of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The continent is transformed into a veritable wonderland at Christmastime, and you’ll experience the magic of the season in an extraordinary array of destinations, from Montreux, Strasbourg and Rüdesheim to the ancient city of Koblenz, whose streets are lined with the lodge-style stalls of the traditional German Christkindlmarkt. As well as these festive encounters, your journey includes a wonderful collection of Scenic Freechoice and Enrich experiences – perfectly showcasing the cultural tapestry of Central Europe. This special Christmas itinerary includes overnight city stays in Zurich, Bern and Montreux and a luxurious eight-day river cruise between Basel and Amsterdam, for the perfect seasonal adventure. Amid the splendour of the Swiss Alps, enjoy a Scenic Enrich railway journey to Château-d’Oex, where you’ll discover the heritage of the town’s beloved cheese, before tracing the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin in Montreux, one of the most captivating cities of the Swiss Riviera. Taking to the waters of the Rhine in Basel, explore the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg and visit the city’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest festive fares in Europe. The festive magic endures in fairy-tale Heidelberg, before being transported to the elegant Rastatt Palace for an enchanting evening of entertainment courtesy of Scenic Enrich. After experiencing the Christmas magic of Cologne, your journey ends in Amsterdam, where more cultural highlights await.
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* From price is for a 07 December 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly from one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

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
Strasbourg

Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time you might wish to explore stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Baden Baden

Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a popular spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice

Join a guided tour of this picturesque town and learn of its rich heritage or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and take in the scenic views of the Black Forest. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and learn about the fascinating history of this luxury brand.

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 that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Mannheim

Freechoice: Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by some leisure time.

Freechoice

Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by some leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Koblenz

One of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the advent season, ideal for romantic strolls.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of Koblenz offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen – traditional gingerbread hearts – to create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Cologne

Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Amsterdam

This afternoon, you may wish to visit one of the many Christmas markets in the Dutch capital. Perhaps sample delicious Dutch treats such as Olibol and Poffertjes, or peruse the stalls for some last minute traditional gifts, or simply wander the streets taking in the magic of Amsterdam at this special time of the year.

Freechoice

Experience an iconic canal cruise. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam before visiting the equally lovely village of Edam, or take to the streets with a local guide on the walking tour including a tasting of the Dutch favourite, herring.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Amsterdam > UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport or train station for your return journey home. Travel from one of up to 16 UK airports.

Meals included: Breakfast
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