Rhine Highlights

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Discover the romance of the Rhine and the fairytale moments around each river bend with these enticing Scenic Freechoice excursions. 
  • Discover charming Volendam and Edam
    Join your local guide and travel by coach from Amsterdam to the fishing village of Volendam, a quaint village with wooden houses and a beautiful harbor. Your local guide will show you around the town before you drive to the nearby town of Edam.
  • Discover Cochem
    Journey by coach to Cochem, where you will have the opportunity to discover to town of Cochem on a walking tour before visiting its famous medieval castle, Reichsburg Castle.
  • Discover Cologne on a guided tour
    Enjoy a guided walking tour through this historic city. See the famous Cologne Cathedral and the old town. Enjoy free time in Cologne before boarding your ship for lunch.
  • Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour
    Explore Amsterdam on foot today, discovering the maze of canals and bridges in the city center. Your guide will be covering history, modern lifestyle and Dutch culture. You also get to taste herring, a local delicacy not to be missed.
  • Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg
    From Mannheim transfer by coach to Heidelberg (approx. 30 mins) where you will explore this city by coach and see Heidelberg castle before joining your local guide on a walking tour taking in many sights such as the old town square. This will be followed by free time before returning to our ship. The walking tour is not too strenuous but there are some stairs and uneven ground.
  • Journey to Mittelbergheim
    Travel through the beautiful wine growing area of Alsace to the small wine growing village of Mittelbergheim, one of the prettiest towns in the Alsace, where you will get to experience the local wines in one of the local wine cellars before having free time to explore this enchanting little town.
  • Orientation tour of Heidelberg
    Transfer by coach to Heidelberg (approx. 30 mins), Enjoy a brief walking tour of Heidelberg and then explore this historic city at leisure during your free time.
  • Ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany
    With your local guide drive from Cologne to the small town of Siebengebirge and board the oldest Cog Wheel train in Germany for a journey to the top of the Drachenfels. Upon arrival take a guided tour through the impressive Drachenburg Castle.
  • Stay on board your ship for a beer tasting experience
    Stay on board for a beer tasting experience. Enjoy a brief lecture on beer production and compliment the experience with tastings of this fine brew.
  • Take a guided cycling tour of Koblenz
    Ride along the Mosel and Rhine River on your guided cycling tour. You will cycle past many city attractions while learning the historic background of Koblenz from your local guide.
  • Take a guided tour of Koblenz
    Take a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Learn the significance Koblenz has on European history by admiring sites such as the Basilica of St. Castor and the historic city hall.
  • Take an active hike around Hohenbaden Castle
    For the active among you, take a hiking tour to the castle ruins overlooking the town. Your local guide will be at hand to offer information.
  • Tour the ruins of the Roman baths
    Visit this spa town on a walking tour today taking in all the opulence enjoyed by the rich. The town is most famous for its casino and remains of the Roman baths, both which you will learn about from your local guide today.
  • Visit a winery
    Visit a local winery for a guided tour and tastings of its finest wines. You will enjoy learning about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture perfect scenery.
  • Visit the Mercedes-Benz Factory
    Just a short ride away, you will be transported to the world of luxury, visiting the Mercedes-AMG factory today. Your specialist guide will take you on a journey through the history of this great brand, you will see the performance studio and engine room, and learn about customization processes of this highly wanted global product. Factory Open Monday to Friday.
  • Visit the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum
    Journey to the Open Air Museum of Vogtsbauernhof and tour this fascinating Museum that showcases what life was like in the Black Forest during periods in history. After learn how to make the delicious Black Forest Cake and of course, sample a piece.

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