Romantic Rhine & Moselle

The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.

15 Days
Amsterdam to Basel
From (NZD)
$ 8,785
$ 6,985
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Basel

The very essence of romance

Everyone deserves to experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region at least once. If you haven’t yet, perhaps this is the itinerary for you.
Your adventure begins in Amsterdam, before Antwerp or Bruges introduces you to Belgium. Your Scenic Freechoice excursions provide insight into Arnhem’s military history and inject a flavour of traditional Dutch life in Maastricht, while Dusseldorf’s delicious Altbier is not to be missed. Admire the dramatic Moselle Valley as you stop off in the German wine country of Koblenz, and wander the walls of the stunning Reichsburg Castle. The Rhine Gorge welcomes visits to Heidelberg and Strasbourg, before the story of Hansel and Gretel is traced in the enchanting Black Forest.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBL
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Basel

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Veere

    Freechoice

    Choose a guided tour through Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Antwerp

    Freechoice

    Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, or learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Nijmegen

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum, or visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum. Alternatively, take a bicycle tour through the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Maastricht

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Maastricht, or visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Düsseldorf

    Freechoice

    Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf and taste the local Altbier, or join a guided cycling tour along the river. Alternatively, visit the Zollverein industrial site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Moselle Valley Cruising

    Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley as you delight in a full day cruise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cochem

    Freechoice

    Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or join a guided bicycle tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour around the city that lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Rüdesheim

    Freechoice

    Join an excursion to Mainz and visit the Gutenberg Museum. Or, stay in Rüdesheim and enjoy a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Mannheim

    Freechoice

    Experience the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and a tour of the circuit, or join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. Alternatively, join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

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    Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg and its impressive cathedral, or journey to Mittelbergheim. Alternatively, choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on a canal cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Visit the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg, stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Basel

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. Your Scenic Representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. It may be the end of your cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    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 note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 35 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverage
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Salt Therapy Lounge, Gym & Wellness Area on board
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities, port charges and airport taxes

Pricing & Availability