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Vineyards and Vistas of the Rhine

8-day River Cruise with Scenic

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Zurich - Basel
Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin. Flights must arrive into Zurich prior to 13:30 for your group transfer to Basel. (D)
 
Day 2 Breisach
Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active discover the Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Tonight, you’ll get to join the Captain for your official welcome and dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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 why not taste your way around the local market with your on board chef with our Shop with a Chef activity.

Enrich
Enjoy a private tour of the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region, before experiencing a sublime classical concert in its resplendent hall. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Mannheim
Freechoice: Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates and gummy bears. Alternatively, experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track (available on selected dates, please enquire for details), with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit. (B,L,D)
 
Day 5 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge
Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll 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 for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 Cochem
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on your guided tour, culminating in your visit of the iconic Reichsburg Castle. (B,L,D)
 
Day 7 Moselle Valley Cruising
Appreciate the true allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship, as you delight in a full day cruise. Or if you’re feeling energetic, join a picturesque guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.. (B,L,D)
 
Day 8 Bernkastel - Frankfurt
After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories. Your group transfer will depart for Frankfurt Airport after breakfast at approx. 09:00. Please book your flights to depart Frankfurt after 13:00. (B)
All This Included
Encounter the most beautiful landscapes, learn about European history and enjoy the taste of the local cuisine on a cruise from Basel to Frankfurt.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • Meals as listed above
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Opal
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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