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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland on Scenic Crystal 2021

From Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 12 Days - Departs: Thu, Aug 05, 2021
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Departure
Aug 05, 2021
Arrival
Aug 16, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Zurich
    Thu, Aug 05, 2021

    Start your journey with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2
    Zurich > Lucerne > Bern
    Fri, Aug 06, 2021

    Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later, explore Lucerne before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern for an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Bern > Montreux
    Sat, Aug 07, 2021

    Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your hotel, located on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Montreux
    Sun, Aug 08, 2021

    Enrich
    Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Montreux > Basel
    Mon, Aug 09, 2021

    Journey to neighbouring Vevey and learn about one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. From there, it’s on to Basel to board your Scenic Space-Ship. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Kehl > Strasbourg
    Tue, Aug 10, 2021

    Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Rastatt > Baden-Baden
    Wed, Aug 11, 2021

    Freechoice: Tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike around Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory, or enjoy a visit to a thermal spa.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Mannheim
    Thu, Aug 12, 2021

    Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. Or, join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Koblenz
    Fri, Aug 13, 2021

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Cologne
    Sat, Aug 14, 2021

    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 namesakes, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Amsterdam
    Sun, Aug 15, 2021

    Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour, or discover charming Volendam and Edam.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Amsterdam
    Mon, Aug 16, 2021

    After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam 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: Breakfast

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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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

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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