About your holiday

Scenic lead the way in luxury on the rivers of Europe with a fleet of opulent 5-star ships offering the ultimate all-inclusive experience. On board, expect spacious suite accommodation as standard, fine dining in a choice of up to five on board venues, unlimited complimentary premium-branded beverages – and even the service of a personal butler. On shore, choose to explore at your own pace with flexible excursions ranging from relaxed to active in every port, spectacular once-in-a-lifetime moments like private concerts and grand dinners, and the option to explore independently with complimentary E-bikes and self-guided touring GPS app.

With Scenic, it’s all included.

Starting out with a flourish in Amsterdam and ending in Basel, this is an itinerary that takes in the sweeping splendours of Europe. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, where meandering waterways bypass buildings that haven’t changed since Holland’s great voyages of discovery centuries ago. Marvel the highlights of the legendary Rhine during your cruising through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge and venture on to charming Strasbourg, where the fairy-tale Europe of your imagination will come to life during a visit to the city’s old town.

Day 1
Welcome to Amsterdam (D)
Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2
Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Freechoice: With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometres, Amsterdam’s magnificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore them. Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Later, in the evening, join your Captain for the official welcome dinner.

Day 3
Cologne (B,L,D)
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. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

Day 4
Koblenz (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers.  Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairy tale and you’ll be able to take a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Perhaps, instead you might like to take a leisurely cycle on your own, through the fascinating city of Koblenz, passing intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments, using your personal Tailormade GPS device and complimentary electronically assisted bicycle.

Day 5
Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge as you board a cable car directly to the Niederwald monument, before arriving in Mannheim.

Day 6
Mannheim (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Discover the town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy the Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates, bon bons and gummy bears. Alternatively, discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming river-side town of Speyer, where you’ll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else.

Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque palace, before experiencing a sublime classical concert. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Day 7
Strasbourg (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France 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. Or you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards.

Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on your own, on two wheels using your Tailormade GPS device. Starting in Kehl on the German side of the river, cycle to Strasbourg’s European district and see the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Day 8
Basel > UK (B)
After a hearty breakfast on board, it’s time to wave goodbye to the comfort of your Space-Ship before transferring to the airport or train station for your return journey home. Fly direct to London Heathrow or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail from Basel to Paris. Change stations in Paris and travel Standard Premier aboard Eurostar to St. Pancras International. (Please schedule flights to depart after midday).

Available to book for various dates in 2022 or 2023. 

Why I chose this offer

  • FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers
  • Spacious suite accommodation on 5-star Space-Ships with complimentary mini bar and l’Occitane toiletries
  • Delicious dining in a choice of up to five on-board venues
  • Unlimited premium branded beverages, all day, every day
  • A choice of excursions in every port ranging from relaxed to active
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experiences and events like private classical concerts and magnificent dinners in grand settings
  • Complimentary self-guided touring GPS app
  • Use of a complimentary fleet of electronically-assisted bicycles
  • Personal butler service for every guest
  • All gratuities
  • Complimentary WiFi

Board basis

All Inclusive

Departure date

4th April 2022 - lots more dates in 2022 and 2023 available

Factfile on Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of The Netherlands. Its name is derived from Amstel dam: a dam on the river Amstel. The network of canals gives the city its charm and the title of "Venice of the North”. The city's canal belt comprises of four canals-the innermost - Singel - is the oldest. It has Europe's finest museums and art galleries....

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