Rhine Highlights

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.

8 Days
Basel to Amsterdam
From (CAD)
$ 5,245
Dates & Pricing

2023 Basel > Amsterdam

The heart of Europe

Everyone deserves to experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region at least once.
You’ll get the opportunity to discover this beautiful land, starting in Basel. From here your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful sketches of the Rhine, punctuated by timeless little towns that still exude the romance of days long past. Take in Strasbourg, explore Baden-Baden, delight in the charm of Cochem, visit Koblenz and venture to the port city of Amsterdam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBS
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Basel

    A warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at this evenings welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace region and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, or join a guided tour through the picturesque Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rastatt > Baden-Baden

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

    Freechoice

    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 this global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

    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

  4. Day 4 - Heidelberg

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Koblenz the city straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem and the beautiful Moselle Valley on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle that dates back to the Middle Ages. 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

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    Freechoice

    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 city’s most famous namesakes, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s 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 including the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    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 merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, 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 farm for a delicious cheese tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amsterdam

    After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    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

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 at a private classical concert at the spectacular Baroque Palace of Rastatt – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 20 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 all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically 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

Pricing & Availability