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Rhine Highlights on Scenic Crystal

Rhine Highlights on Scenic Crystal

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Mon, Jul 12, 2021
Ends: Zurich, Switzerland on Mon, Jul 19, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, Jul 12, 2021): 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 (Tue, Jul 13, 2021): 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 (Wed, Jul 14, 2021): 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 (Thu, Jul 15, 2021): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri, Jul 16, 2021): Mannheim > Rastatt

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 (Sat, Jul 17, 2021): 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, or enjoy a visit to a thermal spa.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun, Jul 18, 2021): Strasbourg > Kehl

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 (Mon, Jul 19, 2021): Basel

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Please schedule flights to depart Basel after 10am, and Zurich after 11.30am.

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.3

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Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Scenic River Cruise was fantastic. Service and food were both absolutely wonderful. Exceeded our expectations and will travel again with Scenic.

Scenic was more expensive than our other trips But quality was outstanding!


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