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Rhine Highlights on Scenic Crystal

From Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Mon, Oct 23, 2023
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Departure
Oct 23, 2023
Arrival
Oct 30, 2023

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Great stories come from unforgettable moments. Now is the perfect time to turn your Europe river cruise dreams into reality. Save up to $2000 per couple on select 2023 & 2024 Europe river cruise departures. Plus, when you pay in full within 30 days of booking, select one additional benefit from a menu of options: free or reduced airfare, or free land extension^ or up to $2,000 per couple additional instant savings. Plus As always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. (Not all dates qualify, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
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Available for new bookings only made between April 1 - June 30, 2023 on 2023 & 2024 Scenic river departures. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure unless otherwise specified.

River cruises: Save up to $1,000pp for a maximum value of $2,000 per couple in a suite on 2023 or 2024 river departures. Savings varies based on itinerary and departure. When paid in full, select one bonus option. Bonus options are available when paid in full 30 days within booking, or at time of booking if within final payment timeframe; whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 13 months: Pay in full at 12 months prior to departure. Bonus options: Free or Reduced Airfare: Free roundtrip economy air available on select 8+ day departures when paid in full within 30 days of booking. 2-for-1 roundtrip economy air available for remainder of departures. Roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $1,400 per ticket including taxes and fees; July & August 2023 max ticket airfare is $2,000 per ticket including taxes and fees. If airfare is greater than the defined max value amount inclusive of taxes and fees, guest is responsible for the difference. Departure length is based on cruise days only, excluding land extensions. Exclusions apply. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability. Free Land Extension: Free land extensions available on select 8+ day departures when paid in full within 30 days of booking. Land tours eligible on this offer include Prague, Transylvania, Ljublijana & Zagreb, Bruges, Madrid, Paris, and Lisbon. Please see specific departure for eligible products. Additional Savings: Additional savings up to $1,000pp available when paid in full within 30 days of booking on select 8+ day departures. Offers are combinable with Save and Sail events, group offers, travel advisor exclusives, show vouchers, trade incentive programs, loyalty bonus offers and future travel credits. Not combinable with any other offers. Air offer, free land extensions and Air credits are not combinable with each other.

All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Pay in full bonus options are not combinable with each other. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit Scenicusa.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit Scenicusa.com.

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Available for new bookings only made between May 1 - June 30, 2023 on 2023 & 2024 Scenic European river departures. A non- refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure unless otherwise specified.

2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add- ons.

Scenic Select Savings: Bonus savings of $750 per suite are available on select departures. Savings are combinable with 2-for-1 fares and pay-in-full offers, and are capacity controlled.

Pay in full: Free premium economy air available on the RP, RR, RO, R, RA, RJ and RS categories with a max value $2500pp. Free economy air is available on other cabin categories with a max value $1500pp; July and August 2023 departures have a max value of $2000pp economy air. If guests book their own airfare, they can receive $1500pp savings in lieu of premium economy airfare, or $1000pp savings in lieu of economy airfare. Air offers are available when you pay in full within 30 days of booking, or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Scenic's choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: 45% single supplement offer is available. Single supplement is applied to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare plus 45% of the 2nd guest fare. 45% single supplement is combinable with pay in full roundtrip air offer. If guest chooses to waive free air, the single supplement can be reduced to 25% when paid in full within 30 days of booking, or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is soonest. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Basel
    Mon, Oct 23, 2023

    A warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at this evenings welcome reception.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Basel prior to 03:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Kehl > Strasbourg
    Tue, Oct 24, 2023

    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 the famous Black Forest cake.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Rastatt > Baden-Baden
    Wed, Oct 25, 2023

    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 (available select departures, will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum), 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
  4. Day 4
    Heidelberg
    Thu, Oct 26, 2023

    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
  5. Day 5
    Koblenz
    Fri, Oct 27, 2023

    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, meet a local wine producer and learn about wine producing in the Moselle region while tasting his fine wines.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cologne
    Sat, Oct 28, 2023

    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 European royals.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Amsterdam
    Sun, Oct 29, 2023

    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
  8. Day 8
    Amsterdam
    Mon, Oct 30, 2023

    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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine

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Health and Safety Protocols for Scenic

Pre-departure
Guests are required to comply with any government requirements to enter countries on their itinerary at the time of travel. It will remain the responsibility of the guests to ensure they meet all necessary requirements including any necessary proof of vaccination, and/or negative COVID-19 test results, or any COVID-19 Travel Insurance policies should this apply at the time. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website and refer to the Government Health Advice.

We recommend that our guests travel with a supply of their own face masks and hand sanitizer, to be available in their hand luggage for connecting travel arrangements, which may include flights, hotels, and transfer arrangements.

Onboard

Every Crew Member will be fully vaccinated prior to joining all our river Space-Ships and they must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test, following 7 days of self-isolation in their home country prior to travel to the vessel.

On arrival, all Crew Members are further isolated for a period of 5 days, following a Rapid Antigen Test. All Crew Members will receive extensive instruction and training in COVID-Security, prior to travel and also prior to starting work on board. Crew Members are empowered to ensure all team members work safely within the strict protocols and a COVID secure way. 

All crew members will follow local government and health advisories, and masks will only be required to be worn if it is mandated or deemed necessary by local authorities or for the health and wellbeing of our guests on board.

We have enhanced our already intensive, frequent, and high standard of cleaning protocols in public areas and suites to ensure all surfaces and spaces are kept clean. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities. Any touchscreens such as iPads will be thoroughly disinfected after each use and hand sanitisation stations will be placed throughout the ship.

We will follow local government and health advisories which Scenic must adhere to.  Your dedicated on board staff will keep you updated on requirements.

Our ships are fitted with an on board medical facility.  The facility is staffed by one doctor and one nurse.  Our medical staff have undergone specific training and awareness in infection control, monitoring and treatment.  The medical facility is fitted with equipment to perform PCR testing.

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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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