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Romantic Rhine & Moselle - 2016

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - 2016

15 days & 14 nightsPrivate Journey

Amsterdam, Antwerp, Veere, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Duisburg, Koblenz, Cochem, Moselle Valley Cruising, Bernkastel-Kues, Rudesheim, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Breisach & Basel

Anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of romance has never travelled down this stretch of the Rhine, or its idyllic tributary, the Moselle. In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairy tale moment lying in wait for you just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the silver screen, and that’s hardly surprising as it’s a region that’s long been favoured by Hollywood directors. From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest, which still resonates with imaginative children’s tales, there are stories and romances galore to discover, and delight in. You may even compose a few new ones of your own.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Amsterdam

    Toast the marvellous journey ahead of you at this evening's welcome reception. (Please book flights to arrive no later than 5pm).

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  • Day 2
    Antwerp

    Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges or take a guided stroll through Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world.

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  • Day 3
    Veere

    Marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland's Delta Works, and then visit the historic Storm Surge Barrier. Alternatively, discover charming Veere, either through a walking tour or a guided bike ride that will also take in the surrounding dykes.

    Tonight savor delicious Dutch delicacies at your choice of three superb dining locations, each presenting fine cuisine originating from villages in this region of the Netherlands.

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  • Day 4
    Nijmegen

    Take a guided city tour of Nijmegen, or learn more about the Battle of Arnhem at the Arnhem Airborne museum. Alternatively, enjoy a guided cycling tour through the city.

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  • Day 5
    Maastricht

    Explore Holland's oldest fortified city, Maastricht and discover its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town center.

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  • Day 6
    Duisburg

    Home to the largest inland harbour in the world, the city of Duisburg is just waiting to surprise and delight you. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site.

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  • Day 7
    Koblenz

    You'll be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe's most beautiful waterways.
    Board a cable car in Koblenz for a scenic journey over the Rhine River to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. It'll be a moment to remember, and a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, while toasting the day's end.

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  • Day 8
    Cochem

    A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you're stepping into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on a tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

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  • Day 9
    Moselle Valley Cruising

    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 re-join the cruise.

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  • Day 10
    Bernkastel

    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.

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  • Day 11
    Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

    Cruise aboard your Scenic Space-Ship and enjoy unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Later, succumb to charming Rudesheim, 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 for a spectacular bird's eye view of the river.

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  • Day 12
    Mannheim

    Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance Castle, or experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 track, with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit.

    Enjoy a private tour of the Palace of Rastatt, a Baroque masterpiece and one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region, before enjoying an exclusive classical concert in its resplendent hall. It'll be an enormously enriching evening of pomp and grandeur.

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  • Day 13
    Strasbourg

    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. Alternatively, visit a local market with your on board chef.

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  • Day 14
    Breisach

    Discover the mystical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or enjoy a visit to the French town of Colmar. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Colmar.

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  • Day 15
    Basel

    After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. Your Scenic Representative will transfer you to Zurich 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 midday).

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