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Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

Operator: Scenic
Destination: France, Germany, Switzerland
Price From: £2495.00

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8 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Frankfurt > Mainz

Welcome to Germany. Upon arrival in Frankfurt you will be transferred to Mainz, where you will embark your Scenic Space-Ship. Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evenings welcome reception.
Please book flights to arrive into Frankfurt prior to 5pm.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Koblenz

Our first stop on this glorious 8 day journey is in Koblenz. This UNESCO listed city sits at the junction of where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet and has a fascinating past with over 2,000 years of history.


Join a walking tour of Koblenz and explore the charm and history of this impressive city including Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers and where the memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I proudly stands, or choose to see the city aboard one of our Scenic e-bikes and travel further afield around this mighty city. Alternatively you may wish to explore the magnificent castle of Burg Eltz. This medieval castle dates back over 850 years and has remained in the possession of the same family during this period.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Bernkastel


Take a walking tour through beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half-timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle River or, journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, explore the slopes covered in green vineyards at a local winery. The Moselle Valley is considered one of the worlds premier locations for producing Riesling and today you have the opportunity to learn all about the wine produced in the region before tasting a delicious drop.


Tonight you are in for a special treat with a private concert at one of the regions truly spectacular locations.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Cochem

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel like you have directly stepped into a fairytale


Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if youre feeling more active, join a bicycle tour and explore the beautiful region.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Rdesheim

The morning visit the charming town of Rdesheim, surrounded by lush green vineyards and lined with historic half-timbered buildings.


Board the Winzerexpress mini train and wind through the cobblestone streets of the town before a guided visit of Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Marvel at the display of over 150 musical instruments from the 18th and 19th century before taking a cable car ride for magnificent views across the vineyards. Once at the top you will see the historic Neiderwald Monument.. Alternatively, take a guided hike from Rudesheim and enjoy breath-taking views across the Rhine River.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Rastatt

Today you can choose from a diverse range of options, each truly unique yet equally fascinating.


Visit Baden Baden, the town is most famous for its casino and remains of the Roman baths, both which you will learn about from your local guide today or, be transported into a world of luxury cars as you tour the Mercedes-Benz factory to learn how these admired cars are produced. Alternatively, explore the charming city of Strasbourg. This active walking tour will showcase the highlight of this city including the magnificent Cathedral.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Breisach

Enjoy a leisurely morning on board your Scenic Space-Ship. You may wish to relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt, or simply take in the stunning scenery of the Rhine River from the comfort of the Sundeck with a drink in hand.


Journey to the Colmar in France and explore cobblestone streets that are lined with colourfully painted half-timbered houses. The town is a unique blend of German architecture and French charm. Alternatively, visit Freiburg, located on the edge of the Black Forest, this vibrant city is renowned for its Medieval Old Town and sustainable mind set or visit Chteau du Haut-Knigsbourg, overlooking the Alsace plain, it has bared witness to centuries of conflicts and changes. Discover the fully furnished former living quarters of previous occupants as well as a collection of weaponry dating back to the Middle Ages.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Basel

After a delicious breakfast on board farewell your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Basel airport for your onward or homebound flight. Please book your flight to depart after Midday.

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.

Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast