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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland & Bruges on Scenic Crystal

From Zurich, Switzerland to Brussels, Belgium
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Thu, Aug 04, 2022
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Departure
Aug 04, 2022
Arrival
Aug 18, 2022

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Offers are valid for new bookings on 2022 & 2023 European river cruises made October 1 – December 15, 2021. Save up to 25% savings on Scenic river cruises. Receive a bonus 5% savings if full payment is received by December 15, 2021 for 2022 departures, or 12 months prior to departure on 2023 departures. Savings are based on the cruise + cabin upgrade fare only, excluding port charges, land extensions or other add-ons. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required within 48 hours of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. These offers are combinable with groups, past passenger offers, referral offers, future travel vouchers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with any other offers. All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, twin share and include taxes and charges. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and can be cancelled, changed or withdrawn at any time. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor or Scenic USA. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Zurich
    Thu, Aug 04, 2022

    Start your journey in Zurich with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2
    Zurich > Lucerne > Bern
    Fri, Aug 05, 2022

    Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later, explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps, before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern and your centrally located hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Bern > Montreux
    Sat, Aug 06, 2022

    Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your luxurious hotel, where you will enjoy a two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Montreux
    Sun, Aug 07, 2022

    Enrich
    Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view 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 hard cheese right in front of your eyes.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Montreux > Basel
    Mon, Aug 08, 2022

    Transfer today to Basel where you will be greeted by your friendly crew and welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Kehl > Strasbourg
    Tue, Aug 09, 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 region and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, or join a guided tour through the picturesque Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest cake.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Rastatt > Baden-Baden
    Wed, Aug 10, 2022

    Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

    Freechoice: 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 this global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

    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’ll cherish for a lifetime.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Heidelberg
    Thu, Aug 11, 2022

    Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Koblenz
    Fri, Aug 12, 2022

    Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz the city straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem and the beautiful Moselle Valley on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle that dates back to the Middle Ages. 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
  10. Day 10
    Cologne
    Sat, Aug 13, 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 namesakes, 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 including the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Amsterdam
    Sun, Aug 14, 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, 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 farm for a delicious cheese tasting.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Amsterdam > Bruges
    Mon, Aug 15, 2022

    After breakfast farewell your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer via coach to Bruges, the historic flemish city that was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. 


    Meals: Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    Bruges
    Tue, Aug 16, 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
  14. Day 14
    Bruges
    Wed, Aug 17, 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
  15. Day 15
    Bruges
    Thu, Aug 18, 2022

    After breakfast, farewell beautiful Bruges, taking with you many wonderful memories.
    No flights to depart prior to 11.00am for a group transfer from Bruges to Brussels airport.


    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
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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