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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland on Scenic Opal 2020

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland on Scenic Opal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Opal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Ends: Zurich, Switzerland on Sun, Oct 11, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Wed, Sep 23, 2020): Welcome to Amsterdam

Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm in Amsterdam.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020): Antwerp

Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp and visit his former residence as well as the cathedral where a number of his more important works are housed. Alternatively, discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020): Veere

Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sat, Sep 26, 2020): Arnhem

Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover the historic houses, farms and windmills, or join an active cycling tour to the town of Nijmegen.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sun, Sep 27, 2020): Maastricht

Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere.

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. Or, visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Alternatively, explore Maastricht at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Mon, Sep 28, 2020): Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is a vibrant city with a thriving art scene, where modern buildings appear in stark contrast to the old world charm of the Altstadt, the Old Town.

Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour and taste the local Altbier. Or, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today a World Heritage-listed Site.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Tue, Sep 29, 2020): Koblenz

Freechoice: Take a guided city tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful waterways. Alternatively, explore the city on two wheels on a guided cycling tour, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Wed, Sep 30, 2020): Cochem

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping into a fairytale. Explore this charming city on a tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Thu, Oct 01, 2020): Moselle Valley Cruising

Admire the beautiful Moselle Valley from the comfort of your Scenic Space-Ship as you relax on board during a full day of cruising. This afternoon if you’re feeling energetic, take a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you can rejoin the cruise.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Fri, Oct 02, 2020): Bernkastel

Freechoice: Travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and tour this exquisite city. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or get acquainted with beautiful Bernkastel.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Sat, Oct 03, 2020): Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Sun, Oct 04, 2020): Mannheim

Freechoice: Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit (not available all departure dates and will be replaced with Speyer Technik Museum), or join an expert 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. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

Enrich
Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt. It’ll be an evening of grandeur and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Mon, Oct 05, 2020): Kehl > Strasbourg

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg and discover La Petite France, or journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Tue, Oct 06, 2020): Breisach

Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Wed, Oct 07, 2020): Basel > Montreux

Disembark and transfer to 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. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, for a two night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 (Thu, Oct 08, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 (Fri, Oct 09, 2020): Montreux > Bern

Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to the Swiss capital, Bern for your overnight stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 (Sat, Oct 10, 2020): Bern > Lucerne > Zurich

Journey to Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps and discover this charming town on an orientation tour with your Tour Director before continuing to Zurich. Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is home to a host of treasures and you will enjoy them first hand on a walking tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 (Sun, Oct 11, 2020): Zurich

Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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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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