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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: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, May 20, 2020
Ends: Zurich, Switzerland on Sun, May 31, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Wed, May 20, 2020): 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

Day 2 (Thu, May 21, 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 3 (Fri, May 22, 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 4 (Sat, May 23, 2020): 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 or take a guided cycling tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sun, May 24, 2020): Mannheim

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

Day 6 (Mon, May 25, 2020): 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 (seasonal option, will be replaced with Speyer Technik Museum when not available).


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Tue, May 26, 2020): 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 8 (Wed, May 27, 2020): Basel > Montreux

Disembark and transfer to Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet 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, where you’ll be enjoying a two night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 (Thu, May 28, 2020): Montreux

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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 10 (Fri, May 29, 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 11 (Sat, May 30, 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 12 (Sun, May 31, 2020): Zurich

Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories.


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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