Romantic Rhine & Moselle

The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.

15 Days
Amsterdam to Basel
From (EUR)
4,395
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Basel

Romance is alive and well on the Rhine

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled along the Rhine or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.
In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairytale moment waiting just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the siver screen – hardley surprising as it’s a region that’s long been favoured by Hollywood directors. From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest, which still resonates with imaginative children’s tales, there are stories of romances galore to discover and delight in. You may even compose a few new ones of your own.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBL
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Basel

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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, followed by leisure time, or take the opportunity to visit the towns of Ypres & Passchendaele to learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Visit the memorials dedicated to the Allied troops who perished during this terrible battle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Nijmegen

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills, or, if you are feeling energetic, take an active bicycle tour through the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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. Dedicated to the American soldiers who perished in this region during World War II. You will also get to visit the Eben Emael Fortress, which was bulilt to protect the city from the German invasion during the second world war.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Düsseldorf

    Freechoice

    Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour, or join a guided cycling tour along the river, passing by Düsseldorf’s bustling modern harbour precinct. Alternatively, learn about the city’s long beer producing traditions as you visit some local Microbreweries, you will also get to taste the local Altbier, a dark beer traditional to this region, or visit the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Moselle Valley Cruising

    Today sail along the curvaceous path of the Moselle River past quaint half timbered villages, vine covered slopes and hilltop castles that are perched proudly on their lookout over the river. Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in a full day cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cochem

    A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you are stepping directly off the ship and into a fairytale.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you are feeling more active,  join a guided bicycle tour and explore this beautiful region on two wheels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, a city with an important Roman past, or take in beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    On arrival to Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. Alternatively, take a cycling tour around this fascinating city, that lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, or visit Marksburg Castle for a tour. Perched high above the river, this is the only castle on the Middle Rhine that has avoided destruction.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Rüdesheim

    Freechoice

    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. Alternatively, join an excursion to Mainz and see the impressive sandstone cathedral, the tremendous Old Town and visit the Gutenberg Museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Mannheim

    Freechoice

    Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insiders tour of the circuit. Alternatively, join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover the unique historic quarter  and its impressive cathedral, or choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on a canal cruise. Admire the stunning district known as Le Petite France and take in the sites such as the European Parliament and the imperial quarter. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some the best wines the region has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Journey into the picturesque Black Forest region for a guided tour and tasting of the iconic Black Forest cake. 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

  15. Day 15 - Basel

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. Your Scenic Representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The Scenic Difference
  • Sip on delicious local wines as you cruise with the magnificent Moselle Valley as your back drop
  • Experience an evening of grandeur like no other at the Baroque Rastatt Palace
  • Marvel at the modern day wonder that is Holland’s Delta works and visit the Storm Surge Barrier
  • Learn about the infamous WWI battle of Passchendaele during a full day tour to the towns of Ypres and Passchendaele
  • Release your inner thrill seeker on an insiders tour of Hockenheim Formula 1 track

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