Rhine Highlights

Tour Name: Rhine Highlights
Tour Code: AMBC
Days: 8
Day 1 Mon, 23 Oct Zurich > Basel (D)

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 this evenings welcome reception.

Please book your flight to arrive into Zurich prior to 01:30 PM.

Day 2 Tue, 24 Oct Kehl > Strasbourg (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace region and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, or join a guided tour through the picturesque Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of the famous Black Forest cake.

Day 3 Wed, 25 Oct Rastatt > Baden-Baden (B,L,D)

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

Freechoice: Tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of this global product (available select departures, will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum), or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

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.

Day 4 Thu, 26 Oct Heidelberg (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.

Day 5 Fri, 27 Oct Koblenz (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, the city straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem and the beautiful Moselle Valley on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle that dates back to the Middle Ages. Alternatively, meet a local wine producer and learn about wine producing in the Moselle region while tasting his fine wines.

Day 6 Sat, 28 Oct Cologne (B,L,D)

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, learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesakes, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many European royals.

Day 7 Sun, 29 Oct Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local farm for a delicious cheese tasting.

Day 8 Mon, 30 Oct Amsterdam (B)

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

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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.