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Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine on Scenic Crystal

From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Vienna, Austria
Length: 29 Days - Departs: Mon, May 08, 2023
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Departure
May 08, 2023
Arrival
Jun 05, 2023

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Exclusive offers are available for new bookings only on 8+ day itineraries across the river product line. Exclusive offers are combinable with public campaigns, early payment savings, save and sail events, 2 week bonus events, show vouchers, loyalty offers, future travel credits and trade incentives unless otherwise specified. Combinable with groups. Not combinable with any other exclusive offers. All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic and Emerald Cruises reserve 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 call your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Europe river cruises: 2 for 1 roundtrip economy air available on 5 day departures. Free roundtrip economy air available on select 8-11 day departures. Free roundtrip premium economy air available on select 11+ day departures. For guests who decide to book their own air, a $1500pp savings available in lieu of premium roundtrip economy air, $1000pp savings in lieu of roundtrip economy air and $500pp savings in lieu of 2 for 1 roundtrip economy air. Premium roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $2,200 per ticket including taxes and fees. Roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $1200 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. Guests eligible for free roundtrip economy air are eligible for a $995 premium roundtrip economy upgrade. Departure length is based on cruise days only, excluding land extensions. Exclusions apply; please visit Scenicusa.com for details. These offers are combinable with early payment offers, save and sail events, travel advisor exclusives, show vouchers, trade incentive programs, loyalty bonus offers and Future travel credits. Not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups. 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.

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Amsterdam
    Mon, May 08, 2023

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Amsterdam prior to 05:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Veere
    Tue, May 09, 2023

    Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Antwerp
    Wed, May 10, 2023

    Freechoice: Take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, the Diamond capital of the world, or be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges. Alternatively learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Nijmegen
    Thu, May 11, 2023

    Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum, or visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum. Alternatively, discover Nijmegen by bike, or tour Palais Het Loo.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Maastricht
    Fri, May 12, 2023

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Düsseldorf:
    Sat, May 13, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Moselle Valley Cruising
    Sun, May 14, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Cochem
    Mon, May 15, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Bernkastel
    Tue, May 16, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Koblenz
    Wed, May 17, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Rüdesheim
    Thu, May 18, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Mannheim
    Fri, May 19, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Kehl > Strasbourg
    Sat, May 20, 2023

    Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in north-eastern 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Breisach
    Sun, May 21, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Basel > Zurich
    Mon, May 22, 2023

    Farewell your Scenic Space-Ship this morning and transfer to Zurich where you will enjoy an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  16. Day 16
    Zurich > Bern
    Tue, May 23, 2023

    Zurich is full of treasures, discover them first hand on a walking tour. Then, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern and your two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Bern > Lucerne > Bern
    Wed, May 24, 2023

    Journey to charming Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.


    Meals: Breakfast
  18. Day 18
    Bern > Montreux
    Thu, May 25, 2023

    Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. On arrival check into your hotel.

    Enrich
    Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied by an introduction and performance of the traditional Alphorn by members of the prestigious Swiss Alphorn Academy.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  19. Day 19
    Montreux > Zermatt
    Fri, May 26, 2023

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, then travel to Täsch where you will board a cogwheel train to the village of Zermatt. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  20. Day 20
    Zermatt
    Sat, May 27, 2023

    Today ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn.


    Meals: Breakfast
  21. Day 21
    Zermatt > Stresa
    Sun, May 28, 2023

    Cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  22. Day 22
    Stresa > Lugano
    Mon, May 29, 2023

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Explore its baroque palace and luscious gardens, before continuing to Lugano, your two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  23. Day 23
    Lugano
    Tue, May 30, 2023

    Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Freechoice: Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Brè for spectacular views across the Lake and the surrounding alps, or taste the flavours of Lugano during a walking tour.


    Meals: Breakfast
  24. Day 24
    Lugano > St. Moritz
    Wed, May 31, 2023

    Drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps. Enjoy a stay in St. Moritz.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  25. Day 25
    St Moritz > Seefeld
    Thu, Jun 01, 2023

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle. Then continue to your resort in Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.


    Meals: Breakfast
  26. Day 26
    Seefeld > Salzburg
    Fri, Jun 02, 2023

    Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon arrive at your hotel in Salzburg.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  27. Day 27
    Salzburg > Vienna
    Sat, Jun 03, 2023

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the city of Linz for a guided tour before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna.


    Meals: Breakfast
  28. Day 28
    Vienna
    Sun, Jun 04, 2023

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory.

    Enrich
    Enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  29. Day 29
    Vienna
    Mon, Jun 05, 2023

    Depart Vienna after breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

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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