Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

8 Days
Frankfurt to Basel
From (CAD)
$ 5,076
Dates & Pricing

2023 Frankfurt > Basel

Mighty castles and lush green vineyards

Witness the postcard-perfect scenery that graces the banks of the peaceful Moselle and mighty Rhine rivers.
As you journey along the Rhine River and its lovely tributary the Moselle you will discover all the natural beauty that is on offer. Around every river bend is a new delight and this itinerary, new for the 2023 season, gives you an amplitude of opportunities to discover the wonders of this region.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
GSMB
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Frankfurt
Return City:
Basel

8 Day Itinerary

  1. 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 evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Koblenz

    Koblenz is a UNESCO listed city sitting at the junction of where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. The city has a fascinating past with over 2,000 years of history.

    Freechoice

    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. Alternatively choose to see the city aboard one of our Scenic e-bikes and travel further afield around this mighty city, or 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

  3. Day 3 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    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 world’s 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.

    Enrich

    Tonight you are in for a special treat with a private classical concert in the UNESCO listed  Liebfrauenkirche located in the heart of the Roman city of Trier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cochem

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

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rüdesheim

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

    Freechoice

    Board the Winzerexpress mini train and wind through the cobblestone streets of the town before a guided visit of Siegfried’s 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 Rüdesheim and enjoy breath-taking views across the Rhine River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Rastatt

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

    Freechoice

    Visit Baden Baden, the town is most famous for its casino and Roman baths, both of which you will learn about from your local guide or be transported into the world of luxury vehicles 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 highlights of the city including the magnificent Cathedral, or visit Schloss Favorite, originally built as a hunting lodge and summer house.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Journey to Colmar in France and explore cobblestone streets that are lined with colourfully painted half-timbered houses or enjoy wine tasting at a vineyard in the Kaiserstuhl region. Alternatively, visit Freiburg, located on the edge of the Black Forest, this vibrant city is renowned for its Medieval Old Town or, visit Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, 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

  8. Day 8 - Basel

    After a delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Basel airport.

    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

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience with a private classical concert in spectacular surrounds at Liebfrauenkirche in the heart of Trier
  • Personalise your trip with 18 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages on board all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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