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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland on Scenic Opal 2020

Rhine Highlights with Switzerland on Scenic Opal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Opal
Starts: Zurich, Switzerland on Sat, Jun 20, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Jul 01, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, Jun 20, 2020): Zurich

Start your journey in Zurich with an overnight stay at your luxurious hotel.


Day 2 (Sun, Jun 21, 2020): Zurich > Lucerne > Bern

Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps, before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern and your centrally located hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 (Mon, Jun 22, 2020): Bern > Montreux

Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your luxurious hotel, located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Geneva, where you will enjoy a two night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Tue, Jun 23, 2020): Montreux

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Today, delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The restaurant makes its own cheese, and in your private demonstration, the cheesemaker will transform milk into hard cheese right in front of your eyes.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Wed, Jun 24, 2020): 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 (Thu, Jun 25, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Fri, Jun 26, 2020): Rastatt > Baden-Baden

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

Freechoice: Join your local guide and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike around Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

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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 (Sat, Jun 27, 2020): Mannheim

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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Sun, Jun 28, 2020): Koblenz

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. 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Mon, Jun 29, 2020): 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

Day 11 (Tue, Jun 30, 2020): 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

Day 12 (Wed, Jul 01, 2020): 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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Ship Information

Scenic Opal


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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