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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland & Bruges on Scenic Jade

From Brussels, Belgium to Zurich, Switzerland
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 24, 2022
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Departure
Jul 24, 2022
Arrival
Aug 07, 2022

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Bruges
    Sun, Jul 24, 2022

    Welcome to Bruges, the historic Flemish city that was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. Upon arrival you will check into your wonderfully located hotel.

  2. Day 2
    Bruges
    Mon, Jul 25, 2022

    This morning you will have the pleasure of exploring the beautifully preserved medieval centre with your local guide. Meander through the cobbled laneways that reveal charming town squares, see sights such as the Belfry of Bruges, the medieval bell tower, and enjoy a tasting of local Belgian beer while learning about the fascinating history of this ancient town.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Bruges
    Tue, Jul 26, 2022

    Enjoy this fabulous city at your leisure. Perhaps wander along the romantic canals crossing some of the 80 plus bridges of the city, some dating back to medieval times. If you’re feeling active, climb the 366 steps of the Belfry Tower for sweeping views across the city or indulge in some of the local specialities such as the famed Belgian waffles and chocolates.


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Bruges > Amsterdam
    Wed, Jul 27, 2022

    After a delicious breakfast transfer via to coach to Amsterdam where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your Scenic Space-Ship.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Amsterdam
    Thu, Jul 28, 2022

    Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local cheese farm for a delicious tasting.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cologne
    Fri, Jul 29, 2022

    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, learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many of the European royals, or stay on board for a beer tasting sampling multiple different beers incuding the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Koblenz
    Sat, Jul 30, 2022

    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. Learn about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture postcard scenery.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Heidelberg > Rastatt
    Sun, Jul 31, 2022

    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 free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.

    Enrich
    Enjoy a private evening 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 chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Baden- Baden
    Mon, Aug 01, 2022

    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 and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of the global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Strasbourg > Kehl
    Tue, Aug 02, 2022

    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 join a tour through the Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest Cake.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Basel > Montreux
    Wed, Aug 03, 2022

    Disembark and transfer to Vevey. Learn about one of the 20th centurys most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin World Museum.


    Meals: Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    Montreux
    Thu, Aug 04, 2022

    Enrich
    Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The restaurant makes its own cheese, and in your private demonstration, 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: Breakfast, Lunch
  13. Day 13
    Montreux > Bern
    Fri, Aug 05, 2022

    Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to the Swiss capital, Bern for your overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  14. Day 14
    Bern > Lucerne > Zurich
    Sat, Aug 06, 2022

    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Zurich
    Sun, Aug 07, 2022

    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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Moselle, 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
4.7
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.7

Ratings based off 6 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Scenic provided an exceptional trip via staff, meals, and experiences. Our tour guide was extraordinary and handled even the slight setback of low water with ease and grace. I would recommend them to anyone interested in river travel.

Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was a wonderful experience. The ship's staff and amenities afforded us a very comfortable experience. The food sometimes challenged us to try new and regional dishes, which we really enjoyed. But alternate choices were always available, as well. The other passengers were friendly and we made many new acquaintances on our trip. Best part...? All inclusive! We may have made a small tip here and there, but nothing was expected during excursions, tours, dining, bar or hospitality services. Great entertainment on various occasions.

Scenic did a great job. It was all inclusive so we had no bill at the end, including tips. The trip was 14 days down the Danube, Main, and Rhine. The food, service, and excursions were all very good and included. The only note I would make is that you stopped at so many towns that you did not have enough time to really explore them. But overall, it was a very good trip!

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    Scenic
    Ship
    Scenic Jade
    Starts
    Brussels
    Ends
    Zurich
    Days
    15
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