Rhine Highlights 2018 Scenic River Cruise

Discover the canals of Amsterdam, where meandering waterways bypass buildings that haven't changed since Holland's great voyages of discovery centuries ago. Marvel at the highlights of the legendary Rhine during your cruising through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Visit Rudesheim and explore Cologne, with its towering cathedral. Take in Koblenz, explore Heidelberg Castle and venture on to charming Strasbourg, where the fairy-tale Europe of your imagination will come to life during a visit to the city's old town.

Amsterdam

Itinerary

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you prefer not to fly, why not travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Brussels and then onto Amsterdam on first class rail. You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship.

Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or discover Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before visiting the equally charming village of Edam.
In the evening, join your Captain for the official welcome dinner.

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. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

Koblenz is a city teeming with historical influence and importance. From the traditional Old Town to the Fort Ehrenbreistein, you’ll find there’s plenty to discover when you scratch the surface.
Freechoice: Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city and marvel at the Deutsche Eck, a unique place where the rivers Moselle and Rhine confluent. 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 fairy tale and you’ll be able to take a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of it’s fine wines. Or maybe you’d prefer to embark on a leisurely cycle using your personal Tailormade GPS device and electronically assisted bicycle. Glide through the fascinating city of Koblenz and pass intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments.

In charming Rüdesheim board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

Mannheim lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar River. Unusually, the city has been built in grids, just like you would expect to find during a visit to North America. The streets are easy to navigate and there’s myriad landmarks to visit during your time ashore.
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 local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.
Enrich: Your unforgettable evening begins in the halls of one of the region's magnificent and historic Baroque palaces. Later, you’ll be ushered into the resplendent hall to attend a private classical music concert with your fellow Scenic guests. This cherished event is sure to be one of the highlights of your entire journey, enjoyed only by a select few.

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and enjoy a guided walk 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 you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards.

After breakfast, transfer to Basel airport for your return flight home.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
23 April 2018 (in reverse) £1,670
25 April 2018 £2,770
02 May 2018 (in reverse) £3,120
16 May 2018 (in reverse) £2,370
23 May 2018 £3,120
30 May 2018 (in reverse) £2,245
06 June 2018 £3,070
13 June 2018 £3,070
18 June 2018 (in reverse) £2,320
20 June 2018 £2,570
25 June 2018 £3,240 Cat BA Balcony Suite
11 July 2018 (in reverse) £4,190
18 July 2018 £2,270
25 July 2018 (in reverse) £2,640 Cat PA Balcony Suite
06 August 2018 £2,570
27 August 2018 £2,195
29 August 2018 £2,820
03 September 2018 (in reverse) £2,270
05 September 2018 (in reverse) £2,645
19 September 2018 (in reverse) £3,020
26 September 2018 £2,270
08 October 2018 £2,370
15 October 2018 (in reverse) £1,670
22 October 2018 £1,670
05 December 2018 £1,970 Christmas Markets Cruises
12 December 2018 (in reverse) £2,290 Christmas Markets Cruises

What's Included

  • Save up to 42% PLUS complimentary private chauffeur transfers if booked by 15 March 2018*
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 14 UK airports with a choice of airlines or travel via Standard Premier Eurostar with upgrades available
  • 7 nights on Europe’s most luxurious 5-star ships
  • 20 superb meals: including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise†
  • An on-board butler service for every guest
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • 10 flexible and exclusive excursion options
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £440 per couple
  • Complimentary WiFi