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
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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)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Romantic Rhine & Moselle
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