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Between Zurich and Nice
Rhine, Moselle
Wondrous Europe  - 27 day
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Discover five countries and their intertwined histories and cultures. Set out from Basel in Switzerland before heading towards Strasbourg to enjoy a Scenic Enrich concert at Rastatt Palace. Cruise through the Rhine Goorge and marvel at magnificent castles and cathedrals before arriving in Amsterdam. Continue your journey through France from Chalon-sur-Saone where you'll visit châteaux and vineyards and dine like royalty. Cross Europe from the North Sea via the Swiss Alps to the Mediterranean on this spectacular journey along legendary waterways and historic trade routes. There is simply no end to the wonders on this magnificent journey.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome reception

Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

Flights arriving into Zurich: Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm for your group transfer to Basel.
Flights arriving into Basel: Please book your flight to arrive prior to 3pm.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Breisach
Highlights: Black Forest

Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, discover the magical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Freechoice

Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, discover the magical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Kehl > Strasbourg
Highlights: Enrich concert at Rastatt Palace

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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.

Enrich
Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Freechoice

Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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.

Enrich

Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Mannheim
Highlights: Heidelberg

Freechoice: Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit, or join an expert 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. Alternatively, for a gentler pace, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Freechoice

Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit, or join an expert 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. Alternatively, for a gentler pace, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge
Highlights: Rhine Gorge

Be charmed by Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cochem
Highlights: Reichsburg Castle

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on a guided tour, culminating in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Moselle Valley Cruising
Highlights: Moselle Valley cycling

Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in a full day cruise. This afternoon, if you’re feeling energetic, you may wish to join a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Sundowners

Mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Bernkastel
Highlights: Luxembourg excursion

Freechoice: Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Freechoice

Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Koblenz
Highlights: City tour

Freechoice: On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city.

Freechoice

On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Xanten
Highlights: Zollverein industrial site

Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing the remains of Roman settlement in the region. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today a World Heritage-listed Site.

Freechoice

Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing the remains of Roman settlement in the region. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today a World Heritage-listed Site.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Maastricht
Highlights: Holland’s oldest fortified city

Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Arnhem
Highlights: Arnhem WWII museum

Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic, take a guided bicycle tour to the neighbouring town of Nijmegen.

Freechoice

Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic, take a guided bicycle tour to the neighbouring town of Nijmegen.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Veere
Highlights: Delta Works

Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.

Freechoice

Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Antwerp
Highlights: Bruges city tour

Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

Freechoice

Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Amsterdam > Lyon

Today board your included flight and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship for your South of France cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16
Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus
Highlights: Burgundy region

Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region.

Freechoice

Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Tournus > Mâcon
Highlights: Riverside cycling

Freechoice: Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.

Freechoice

Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Mâcon
Highlights: Beaujolais wine region

You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.

Freechoice

Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Lyon
Highlights: Enrich Scenic Rouge cabaret

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France

You have the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city further or visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

Freechoice

Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules, secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare.

Enrich

Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can among other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Tournon
Highlights: Sundowners at Tournon Castle

Cruising from Lyon, take in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. On arrival, enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

Sundowners

Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see, both for its historic interest and breathtaking outlook. You’ll enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Tournon > Viviers
Highlights: Chocolates and wine

Enjoy scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.

Freechoice

Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Highlights: Ardèche National Park

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.

Freechoice

Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon
Highlights: Côtes du Rhône

Freechoice: Sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard or take a guided hike through the vines. Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon where you’ll take a walking tour including a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Popes’ Palace.

Freechoice

Sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard or take a guided hike through the vines. Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon where you’ll take a walking tour including a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Popes’ Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Avignon
Highlights: Enrich dinner at Popes’ Palace

Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.

Enrich
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Freechoice

Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.

Enrich

Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 25
La Camargue
Highlights: La Camargue National Park

Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.

This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live on board.

Freechoice

Take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. Alternatively, visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes, or join a guided cycling tour to the Abbey of Saint-Roman cave monastery. Or for something more relaxed, stay on board for a Provençal soap-making workshop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 26
Tarascon
Highlights: Villages of Provence

The town of Tarascon exudes a medieval charm.

Freechoice

Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 27
Tarascon > Marseille
Highlights: Farewell

All good things end eventually and after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Marseille or Nice Airport. Please book your flights to depart between 11am and 4pm if flying out of Marseille and after 1pm if flying out of Nice.

Meals included: Breakfast
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