Rhine Highlights

Starting out with a flourish in Amsterdam, and ending in Basel this is an itinerary that takes in the sweeping splendours of Europe.

8 Days
Amsterdam to Basel
From (GBP)
£ 2,995
£ 2,395
Dates & Pricing

2021 Amsterdam > Basel

The very essence of romance

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled down this stretch of the Rhine.
A kaleidoscope of art, culture and gastronomic delights, Amsterdam is a city where fascination abounds. In Cologne, visit its iconic cathedral or learn about the city’s famous fragrance, Eau de Cologne. As the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, sample local fine wines in Koblenz, before attending a Scenic Enrich concert in a Baroque palace. Spend your remaining days touring Baden-Baden’s Roman ruins and enjoying the fairytale setting of the Black Forest.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBS
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Basel

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Amsterdam

    Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch favourite, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour or, 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

  3. 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. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Mannheim > Rastatt

    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.

    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

  6. Day 6 - 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, or enjoy a visit to a thermal spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Strasbourg > Kehl

    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

  8. Day 8 - Basel

    After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Basel Airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Please schedule flights to depart Basel after 10am.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability