Romantic Rhine & Moselle15 days & 14 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
Zurich, Basel, Breisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge, Cochem, Moselle Valley, Bernkastel, Koblenz, Xanten, Maastricht, Arnhem, Veere, Antwerp & Amsterdam
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 fairytale 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. 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 1Zurich - Basel
Raise your glass to the marvelous cruise ahead of you at this evening's welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin. Please ensure your flight arrives before 1:30 pm.Scenic Space-Ship - 14 Nights (D)
Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fable during your 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 and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride. Tonight, you'll get to join the Captain for your official welcome dinner.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you'll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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 why not taste your way around the local market with our Shop with a Chef activity.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Enjoy a private tour of the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region, before experiencing a sublime classical concert in its resplendent hall. It'll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Freechoice: Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance Castle, or enjoy Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you'll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates, bon bons and gummy bears. Alternatively, experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 track, with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 5Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge
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 view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivaled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
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 your guided tour, culminating in your visit of the iconic Reichsburg Castle.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 7Moselle Valley Cruising
Appreciate the true allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship, as you delight in a full day cruise. Or, if you're feeling energetic, join a picturesque guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you'll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe's smallest countries. Alternatively, take a relaxing guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe's most beautiful rivers.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Today you'll have a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, while toasting the day's end.
Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour. 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.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Holland's oldest fortified city, Maastricht, is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town center, where you can indulge in some fine dining and excellent shopping. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade, your own personal GPS device which also provides expert insights on the city's many historic points of interest.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: 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.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland's Delta Works, including a guided visit through the Storm Surge Barrier. Alternatively, choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town and view the surrounding dykes.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by some leisure time. Then sit back and enjoy your afternoon cruise to your final destination, Amsterdam.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. 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.(B)