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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland on Scenic Crystal 2021

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland on Scenic Crystal 2021

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Mon, May 24, 2021
Ends: Zurich, Switzerland on Fri, Jun 11, 2021


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Countries Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, May 24, 2021): Amsterdam

Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. 

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Tue, May 25, 2021): Veere

Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed, May 26, 2021): Antwerp

Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, or learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu, May 27, 2021): Nijmegen

Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum, or visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum. Alternatively, take a bicycle tour through the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri, May 28, 2021): Maastricht

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Maastricht, or visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Sat, May 29, 2021): Düsseldorf

Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf and taste the local Altbier, or join a guided cycling tour along the river. Alternatively, visit the Zollverein industrial site.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun, May 30, 2021): Moselle Valley Cruising

Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley as you delight in a full day cruise. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Mon, May 31, 2021): Cochem

Freechoice: Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or join a guided bicycle tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Tue, Jun 01, 2021): Bernkastel

Freechoice: Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Wed, Jun 02, 2021): Koblenz

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour around the city that lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Thu, Jun 03, 2021): Rüdesheim

Freechoice: Join an excursion to Mainz and visit the Gutenberg Museum. Or, stay in Rüdesheim and enjoy a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Fri, Jun 04, 2021): Mannheim

Freechoice: Experience the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and a tour of the circuit, or join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. Alternatively, join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Sat, Jun 05, 2021): Kehl > Strasbourg

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg and its impressive cathedral, or journey to Mittelbergheim. Alternatively, choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on a canal cruise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sun, Jun 06, 2021): Breisach

Freechoice: Visit 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 (Mon, Jun 07, 2021): Basel > Montreux

Disembark and transfer to Vevey. 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 in Montreux during your two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 (Tue, Jun 08, 2021): Montreux

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 (Wed, Jun 09, 2021): 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 (Thu, Jun 10, 2021): 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 (Fri, Jun 11, 2021): Zurich

After a delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Crystal




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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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