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Rhine Highlights

Resort:Rhine Highlights
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Europe, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Price From: £2395.00


Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.


Day 1 – Amsterdam

Fly to Amsterdam from one of up to 16 UK airports. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. This evening, raise your glass to a fabulous cruise at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals Included:Dinner


Day 2 – Amsterdam


Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchants houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, if youre feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local cheese farm for a delicious tasting.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Cologne


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. Alternatively, learn the history of one of the citys most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the worlds oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many of the European royals, or stay on board for a beer tasting sampling multiple different beers incuding the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Koblenz


Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europes most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if youre stepping straight into a fairytale and youll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region. Learn about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture postcard scenery.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Heidelberg > Rastatt


Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where youll visit Heidelbergs Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.


Enjoy a private evening concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region.. Itll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories youll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 – Baden- Baden

Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.


Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of the global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Strasbourg > Kehl


Visit Strasbourg 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 join a tour through the Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest Cake.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Basel

After breakfast, transfer to Basel airport for your return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.

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.

Meals Included:Breakfast