Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception
Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Please book flights to arrive no later than 5 pm.
Day 2 | Antwerp Highlights: Excursion to Bruges
Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges or take a guided stroll through Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world.
Day 3 | Veere Highlights: Sundowners
Discover charming Veere, either through a walking tour or a guided bike ride that will also take in the surrounding dykes.
Day 4 | Arnhem Highlights: The Netherlands open air museum
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.
Day 5 | Maastricht Highlights: Old town charm
Explore Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht and discover its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre.
Day 6 | Xanten Highlights: Zollverein industrial site
Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park. 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 it’s a World Heritage-listed Site.
Day 7 | Koblenz Highlights: City Tour
Take a guided city tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful waterways. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
Day 8 | Cochem Highlights: Fairytale Cochem
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping into a fairytale. Explore this charming city on a tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.
Day 9 | Moselle Valley Cruising Highlights: Moselle Valley cycling
Admire the beautiful Moselle Valley from the comfort of your Scenic Space-Ship as you relax on board during a full day of cruising. If you’re feeling energetic, take a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you can rejoin the cruise.
Day 10 | Bernkastel Highlights: Moselle delights
Travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and tour this exquisite city. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or get acquainted with beautiful Bernkastel.
Day 11 | Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim Highlights: Rhine Gorge
Succumb to charming 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.
Day 12 | Mannheim Highlights: Concert at Rastatt Palace
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, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.
Day 13 | Strasbourg Highlights: Alsace wine tasting
Visit Strasbourg and discover La Petite France, or journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer.
Day 14 | Breisach Highlights: Cycle in the Black Forest
Be immersed in a truly magical experience during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active discover the Black Forest during a hike, or take a guided bike ride.
Day 15 | Basel > Zurich Highlights: Farewell
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. Please schedule flights to depart after 10am in Basel and 11.30am in Zurich.