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Experience the wonder and magic of the romantic Rhine River as it winds its way through Europe from the Swiss city of Basel to the ‘Venice of the North’, Amsterdam. Cruising in all-inclusive luxury aboard a Scenic Space-Ship, discover fascinating history, rich culture, and spectacular scenery, and enjoy days spent wandering through the streets of timeless towns and iconic cities that exude the romance of days long past. A delightful mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural experiences, this cruise promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 Fly to Basel, Switzerland

Day 1 Welcome to Basel

Day 1Welcome to Basel

Fly to the Swiss city of Basel and board your Scenic Space-Ship for your seven-night cruise along the Rhine.

Day 2 Kehl and Strasbourg

Day 2 Kehl and Strasbourg

Upon arrival in Strasbourg after a leisurely sail, enjoy a guided walking tour through the city or journey into the Black Forest to learn the secrets of the eponymous Black Forest cake. Alternatively, visit a local wine cellar in Mittelbergheim for a tasting before visiting the enchanting town of Obernai.

Day 3 Rastatt and Baden-Baden

Day 3 Rastatt and Baden-Baden

Spend your morning in Baden-Baden with a visit to a spa, a walking tour or a trip to Schloss Favorite, the oldest of the German ‘porcelain palaces’. For something truly special, end the day with a private classical music concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt.

Day 4 Mannheim

Day 4 Mannheim

Known as a ‘chessboard city’ due to its grid-like streets, Mannheim is home to some of the world’s most brilliant engineering minds, including Carl Benz, founder of Mercedes Benz. Take in the sites as you enjoy a walking tour of Heidelberg or drive to Bad Durkheim for a tour of a family-owned vineyard.

Day 5 Koblenz

Day 5 Koblenz

Cruise along the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge before arriving in Koblenz after lunch. A melange of French and German influences and one of Germany’s oldest cities, spend your afternoon in the winding streets of the Old Town on a guided tour, uncover the past as you explore Reichsburg Castle or kayak along the Moselle.

Day 6 Cologne

Day 6Cologne

Known for its laidback atmosphere, unique beer culture and the jaw-dropping cathedral that dominates its skyline, Cologne is simply magnificent. Wander the laneways of the historical Old Town, learn about one of the city’s namesakes, Eau du Cologne, on a guided tour of the Farina Museum or discover the rich motor heritage at Motorworld.

Day 7 Amsterdam

Day 7Amsterdam

A treasure trove of architectural beauty, masterpiece-filled galleries and tranquil boats upon 16th-century canals, Amsterdam promises something for everyone. Explore on foot, cycle around the bicycle capital of the world, take a canal cruise to see the city's sights from the historical waterways or visit the renowned Fabrique de Lumières.

Day 8 to 10 Hotel de L'Europe, Amsterdam

Day 8 to 10 Hotel de L'Europe, Amsterdam

Disembark and conclude your trip with a three-night stay at the romantic Hotel de L'Europe, a five-star hotel founded on the remains of a late medieval fortress. Set on the banks of the river Amstel, this iconic hotel is ideal for exploring the city before your return flight to the UK.

Day 11 Fly from Amsterdam

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