Grand European River Collection

Join Scenic for a once-a-lifetime journey on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers promises spectacular landscapes, rich culture, and fascinating history

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Package Inclusions:

35 days |  32 cities | 7 countries

Your luxury fly, stay & river cruise package includes:
  • Return economy class flights from Sydney^ to Zagreb, returning from Zurich
  • Arrival & Departure transfers*
  • 4 night pre-cruise tour visiting Zagreb and Ljubljana
  • 14 night European River Cruise in a Standard Suite, Budapest to Amsterdam
    ~46 meals – 18 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 15 dinners
  • 14 nights Romanic Rhine & Moselle Cruise in a Standard Suite, Amesterdam to Basel
    ~41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 14 dinners
  • Enjoy a choice of up to five onboard dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary premium beverages onboard all day, every day* – not just at meal times
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Personalise your trip with included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Butler service for every suite
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • One-way train from Basel to Zurich 
  • 2 night luxury accommodation in Zurich including breakfast
Travel: 12 July 2025 - 01 August 2025

Journey Highlights 

Zagrab | Ljubljana | Budapest | Vienna | Krems | Dürnstein | Brandstatt | Passau | Regensburg | Nuremberg | Bamberg | Würzburg | Wertheim | Miltenberg | Rüdesheim | Cologne | Amsterdam | Utrecht | Veere | Antwerp | Arnhem | Düsseldorf | Moselle Valley (Cruising) | Cochem | Bernkastel | Koblenz | Mannheim | Kehl | Strasbourg | Breisach | Basel | Zurich

Destinations with World Heritage-listed *:

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park | Cesky Krumlov* | Regensburg* | Bamberg | Würzburg Residence* | Rhine Gorge (Cruising only) | Cologne | Amsterdam | Trier 

Scenic Enrich Experience:

  • Classical concert at Palais Liechtenstein
  • Classical concert in the Beethoven Room at La Redoute recital hall
  • Classical concert in the UNESCO listed Liebfrauenkirche in the heart of Trier 

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Day 1 |Sat, 12 Jul 2025 |Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb, the colourful and charismatic capital of Croatia. The city was founded more than 900 years ago,
and its well-preserved districts range from the medieval lanes of the Upper Town to the elegant avenues of the 19thcentury Lower Town. Alongside this rich cultural heritage, Zagreb is a youthful city with a buzzing café culture,
sprawling parklands, quirky museums and delicious markets.
Check in to your luxurious hotel in Zagreb for a two night stay.
Day 2 |Sun, 13 Jul 2025 |Zagreb (B)
Join your local guide today for a journey of discovery through Zagreb. You’ll start in the Upper Town, the oldest part of the city where some buildings date back to the 13th century. See the Neo-Gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral, a
national landmark that literally towers over the city with twin spires standing 108-metres tall. Admire the ancient St Mark’s Church and its unique tiled roof; visit the Stone Gate, the oldest shrine in the city; and indulge in the lively
sights of the bustling Dolac Market. You’ll also visit the more modern Lower Town, including the grand Ban Jelacic Square.
Leave the city this afternoon to be immersed in nature in the World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. The largest national park in Croatia, it’s famous for its 16 sparkling lakes connected by underground aquifers and
tumbling waterfalls. It’s an easy walk along a network of paths that skirt the rocky shores or cross over the jewel-like waters. The park is a riot of wildflowers in spring, lush green through summer, and a kaleidoscope of red and gold in
Day 3 | Mon, 14 Jul 2025 | Zagreb > Ljubljana (B,D)
This morning, you’ll depart on a short journey across the border into Slovenia and its charming capital city, Ljubljana. One of Europe’s smallest capitals, Ljubljana is often described as a ‘jewel box’ for its picture-perfect river, abundant
parkland, red-roofed Old Town and glorious architecture. Meet with your local guide for an engaging tour. The 900-year-old Ljubljana Castle stands on a hill overlooking the city, its exquisitely restored buildings, quiet green spaces and
artistic installations give you a meaningful insight into Slovenian culture. The medieval Old Town area is off limits to cars, so is ideal for exploring on foot. During a guided tour you will see the 17th century Franciscan Church (famed
for its pale pink façade), the baroque St Nicholas Cathedral, the grand Opera House, and the excellent National Museum, housed in a former Neo Renaissance palace.
Enjoy a two night stay in Ljubljana.
Day 4 | Tue, 15 Jul 2025 | Ljubljana (B)
From a jewel box to a hidden gem; today you’re travelling around 40 minutes north of the city to the chic resort town of Bled. It’s a favourite holiday spot for Slovenians but not well known to international visitors, so you’re in for a real
treat. The glassy blue-green waters of the glacial Lake Bled reflect the lush green mountains and the boats bobbing at shore create a memorable setting. Board a traditional Pletna boat to visit the Church of the Mother of God,
perched on a tiny island in the middle of the lake. It was first built in 1142, though the current building dates to the 17th century, and visitors can ring the bell to make a wish to the mythical lady of the lake.
Back in Ljubljana, why not join the locals by the Ljubljanica River tonight. Cafes set up outdoor seating along the banks, transforming it into a welcoming street party.
Day 5 | Wed, 16 Jul 2025 | Ljubljana > Budapest (B,D)
After breakfast this morning your journey continues as you are transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship where you will receive a warm welcome from your friendly crew.
Day 6 | Thu, 17 Jul 2025 | Budapest (B,L,D)
Divided by the Danube, with Buda on one side and Pest on the other, this city became united in 1873 when a newly built bridge connected the two. The city is an architectural treasure trove comprising styles from Gothic to Art
Nouveau and everything in between. It is also well known for its hot springs and thermal baths and has a vibrant nightlife scene.
A range of Scenic Freechoice activities are on offer to choose from this morning:

Budapest in Depth: Explore this magical city by coach. Visit both Buda and Pest, the two districts that are separated
by the Danube that make up the city. Starting on the Buda side see the Várkert Bazár before crossing the Margaret Bridge to the Pest side where you will see Széchenyi square and Elizabeth square. End your tour with a
mesmerising piano recital at the Institute for the Blind.

Budapest’s Past & Present: This walking and coach tour will give insight on Budapest’s communist past and life today as part of the European Union, including the 1956 Hungarian revolution and the significant Jewish events that
have shaped modern culture.

Hospital in the Rock: Experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, set underneath the city's Castle district. The complex was built as a secret hospital during WWII and was later converted to a nuclear bunker. Discover the
underground former hospital that is furnished with wax figures to give you the spirit of the place. This is an exciting part of history. The underground is moderately flat but there are a few stairs to get there and then again once inside.

Thermal Baths: Budapest is known for its thermal waters and today you can relax in the natural hot springs at Gellert Baths. The baths are said to have medicinal properties and are warm year-round allowing for a luxurious soak no
matter what the season. Guided hike of Buda: Strap on your walking shoes for a beautiful hike through the Buda district of the city. On your walk, see Varket Bazar and beautifully landscaped gardens, all while enjoying great views over the Danube River
and the city architecture.
This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps you may like to hop on board Scenic's e-bikes (electronically assisted bicycles) to explore the city on two wheels or find one of the city’s famous ruin bars – housed in abandoned buildings – to
enjoy an afternoon drink. Alternatively, make your way back to your luxury Space-Ship to relax in the Panorama Lounge & Bar. You will set sail for Vienna later this afternoon.
Day 7 | Fri, 18 Jul 2025 | Vienna (B,L,D)
Today, perhaps wake to a coffee delivered to your suite by your personal butler. Today enjoy the amenities on board as you continue to cruise towards the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Vienna oozes charm with magnificent Baroque buildings, ample green spaces from parks to vineyards, a vibrant coffee-house culture and masterpiece-filled galleries and museums.
Tonight’s Scenic Enrich:
Classical concert at Palais Liechtenstein : Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein this evening as you relish an exclusive private classical concert. Enjoy a glass of fine Austrian Sekt and listen to the timeless music
of Strauss and Mozart performed by a renowned orchestra. An experience only shared with your fellow Scenic guests, you’ll be seated in Vienna’s largest secular baroque hall, an ornate space where royals and nobles have sat
for centuries. Accompanied by ballet dancers and vocalists and surrounded by world-famous art, this will be a concert that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Day 8 | Sat, 19 Jul 2025 | Vienna (B,L,D)
Wake this morning with Vienna on your doorstep. A city full of grandeur, Austria’s imperial capital is famous for having the world’s most beautiful boulevard, The Ringstrasse, and for the legacy of the Habsburg monarchy. Also
known as the City of Music, Vienna fostered the musical geniuses Mozart and Beethoven, among others. Sigmund Freud also lived and worked here in the late 19th century.
Explore your way with a selection from today's Scenic Freechoice activities:
Schonbrunn Palace: Explore Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family, one of the most prominent dynasties in European history. Wander its countless ornately designed rooms, hear tales about the
royal family that lives here and see the impressive gardens.
Cycle to Danube Island: Explore a different side of Vienna on a guided e-bike tour to Danube Island, a recreational playground where locals come to enjoy bathing, boating, cycling and relaxing on its beaches and open spaces.
Central Vienna exploration: The city centre of Vienna is overflowing with history, elegance and diverse architecture. During this tour, your expert local guide will delight you with stories from the city before allowing you extended free
time to explore as you wish.
Excursion to Bratislava: Take a coach to Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital since independence in 1993. Bratislava is a modern multicultural metropolis with an intriguing history. Its Old Town is glorious in medieval and Gothic architecture
and its well-preserved hilltop castle, which has history dating back to the 9th century, still dominates the town. These charming historic sites contrast with its brutalist socialist architecture, which is evident around the city. Take a tour
with a local guide to see Bratislava Castle, the Hlavné Námestie, the main square and the Old Town Hall.
Day 9 | Sun, 20 Jul 2025 | Krems > Dürnstein (B,L,D)
Today arrive in the charming town of Krems, located in the spectacular Wachau Valley.
Today offers a variety of Scenic Freechoice excursions to choose from:
Göttweig Abbey: Visit the magnificent Gottweig Abbey. Founded in the 6th Century, the abbey was burned down during the 18th Century and rebuilt to be one of the most magnificent in the Wachau Valley. Your local guide will take
you through various room where you will see the magnificent frescoes that decorate the Abbey as well as its staircase, the largest Baroque Staircase in Austria."
Wachau Valley wine tasting: The Wachau valley is one of the prominent regions for wine growing in Austria. Today you'll visit a local winemaker and learn about the age old traditions of wine making while sampling delicious wines
produced on site.
E-biking from Krems to Dürnstein: Join your guide on a bicycle tour along the Danube to the quaint village of Dürnstein. Pass by charming villages and scenic vineyard landscapes. You will have time to stop along the way to
enjoy the breathtaking views of the Danube.
Later we cruise to the quaint town of Dürnstein. Surrounded by vineyards, the city has historical buildings that date back to the 12th century, including the hilltop ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where Richard the Lionheart was famously
imprisoned between 1192 and 1193. Enjoy some free time exploring this charming town before we set sail.
Day 10 | Mon, 21 Jul 2025 | Brandstatt > Passau (B,L,D)
Today, choose from three completely different, yet equally fascinating Scenic Freechoice excursions.
Full day excursion to Salzburg: This morning you will disembark your Scenic Space-Ship in Brandstatt, from here drive via coach to the beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria. Surrounded by alpine peaks and on the banks of the
Salzach River, Salzburg is best known as the home of Mozart and The Sound of Music. This storybook city has a thriving art scene, music and concert halls filled with classical music, a Baroque old town where you’ll find Mozart’s
birthplace, and Hohensalzburg, Central Europe’s largest intact fortress, which sits high above the rooftops with panoramic views of the city. During a guided tour, explore this incredible city before enjoying lunch at a local
restaurant and some free time at your leisure. You will return to your Scenic Space-Ship in the German city of Passau.
Full day excursion to Cesky Krumlov: From Brandstatt, journey via coach to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This delightful World Heritage-listed town is brimming with charm. Sitting on the banks of the Vltava River, Cesky Krumlov
is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe with its vast array of well-preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Wander this fairy-tale location with your local guide and explore the historic
centre before delighting in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and some time at leisure.

Highlights of Passau: Stay on board as you cruise to Passau. Situated at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, Passau has been an important trading route for centuries, in particular for its trade of the 'White Gold',
Salt. Visit the Old Town, situated on a narrow peninsula at the confluence of the 3 rivers and admire the brightly coloured buildings that line the waterways. Visit St. Stephens Cathedral: originally built in the year 450, the church
proudly stood in Passau's Old Town until a devastating fire ripped through it in 1662. It was rebuilt in its current form with an Italian-style exterior complete with a Baroque stucco interior, and nowadays houses the world’s largest
Catholic church organ, which boasts 17,974 pipes and 233 registers.
Day 11 | Tue, 22 Jul 2025 | Regensburg (B,L,D)
Boasting a staggering 2,000-year history, Regensburg has one of Germany’s best preserved medieval town centres, with more than 900 of its Romanesque and Gothic buildings listed as World Heritage sites. Within its narrow
laneways, the city lays claim to having the highest concentration of bars in the country.
Today, Regensburg offers up a selection of Scenic Freechoice touring activities to choose from:
Walking tour of Regensburg: On the confluence of three rivers in Bavaria, Regensburg is known as the bestpreserved medieval city in Germany. Guests will join a walking tour with a local guide to see the old stone bridge, the
Church of St James, and the Porta Praetoria.
Weltenburg Abbey: Take a ferry through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, the oldest monastery in Bavaria, founded by monks in approximately 600AD. Explore the Abbey and Cloister Church, then sample the award-winning
beer produced on site, which has been produced here since the year 1050 making it the oldest monastic brewery in the world.
Thurn and Taxis Active Walking Tour: Join an active walking tour from the ship to Thurn und Taxis Castle, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour followed by free time. Thurn und Taxis is a German noble family who can trace their history
back to the 12th century.
Day 12 | Wed, 23 Jul 2025 | Nuremberg (B,L,D)
You will arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city today. Boasting an Old Town protected by an ancient city wall, where the most enchanting Christmas Markets are held every December, this city is dominated by one of the
most significant imperial forts of the Holy Roman Empire, the 12th century Imperial Castle, which was the preferred residence of German kings. Behind its charming façade, Nuremberg also has a turbulent history. During WWII, the city was favoured by the
Nazis for party rallies, the boycotts of Jewish businesses began here, as did the laws that denied Jewish people German citizenship – known as the ‘Nuremberg Laws’. By 1945, the city was reduced to rubble, including large
sections of the Imperial Castle and Old Town. Allied powers – the US, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union – held the Nuremberg Trials here between 1945 and 1946, when Nazi Germany leaders were tried for war crimes and
crimes against humanity.
Make your choice from this morning’s Scenic Freechoice experiences:
Walking tour of the Old Town: You will drive into Nuremberg’s city centre, passing by the city walls and courthouse before arriving at Augustinerstrasse. From here, your local guide will take you on a walking tour of Nuremberg to see
the Imperial Castle, which overlooks the city, St. Egidien’s Church and the market square.

The trials and tribulations of WWII Tour: Join your local guide and learn about the horrific events that occurred in Nuremberg during Germany’s Nazi regime. Start by taking a drive to the Rally Grounds and explore the Memorium
Nurnberger Prozesse, where subsequent trials of Nazi party members took place.
Nuremberg's Castle and City Walls: The historic city of Nuremberg is yours to explore during this active walking tour. Explore the cobblestone streets surrounding the Imperial castle and admire the impressive city walls that remain
since medieval times.
Day 13 | Thu, 24 Jul 2025 | Bamberg (B,L,D)
Built on seven hills, this World Heritage-listed town has surprises at every turn. Intersected by rivers and canals, enchanting Bamberg has an Old Town resplendent with cobblestoned streets and well-preserved medieval buildings.
A charming Old Town Hall which occupies an island on its own, a Gothic and Romanesque-style cathedral and the Old and New Residences – comprising an episcopal palace, a pretty ‘Little Venice’ and a 12th century castle that
teeters on the highest of the seven hills.
Stay in Bamberg or choose to explore further afield with this morning’s Scenic Freechoice:
Bamberg Old Town Tour: Bamberg is known for its charming World Heritage-listed Old Town, one of Europe’s largest intact old town centres. Learn about its fascinating history as you wander through stunning Medieval and Baroque
buildings on a guided city tour.
Excursion to Coburg: Journey via coach to Coburg. The city overlooked by an impressive castle, often considered one of the largest and best-preserved forts in Germany. Visit the castle which now houses a fascinating museum
showcasing a large collection of carriages, weapons, armoury and paintings by many renowned artists.
Day 14 | Fri, 25 Jul 2025 | Würzburg (B,L,D)
After a leisurely morning on board your Space-Ship, you will arrive in Würzburg. This Baroque city straddles the Main River in the heart of Franconian wine country. Surrounded by undulating vineyards, Würzburg is home to a
World Heritage-listed palace, a dominating hilltop fortress, the 15th century Old Main Bridge, and three universities, including Bavaria’s oldest.
Spend your day at your preferred pace with one of the following Scenic Freechoice options:
Guided city tour & Würzburg Residence: A short transfer via coach is needed to get to the Würzburg Residence, a Baroque palace surrounded by manicured gardens. Upon arrival, guests will be taken on a guided tour of the palace
to see its most beautiful rooms, many of which feature valuable paintings, tapestries and period furniture. Afterwards, take a short stroll into the city, where you will have some free time. Explore the shopping area and the many coffee
houses, pubs and restaurants; if you’re feeling energetic, you can climb up to Marienberg Fortress.
Romantic Road to Rothenburg: From Würzburg drive by coach to Rothenburg along the so-called Romantic Road, an important trading route during the Middle Ages. Your guide will regale you with the history and legends of some of
the towns and villages you pass, some of which are more than 1,000 years old. Take a guided tour in Rothenburg, famous for its well-preserved medieval old town, to see the Gothic and Renaissance City Hall as well as the famous
City Councillors’ Tavern, where various clocks will show you the legendary story of the “Master Draught”. After the guided walking tour, you will have free time to discover the city on your own.
Day 15 | Sat, 26 Jul 2025 | Wertheim - Miltenberg (B,L,D)
This morning you will arrive in the historic town of Wertheim, sitting on the picturesque banks of the Main and Tauber Rivers.
You have a diverse range of Scenic Freechoice excursions to choose from today:
Wertheim tour and winery: Start your day in Wertheim, an historic town filled with half-timbered houses. Enjoy an orientation tour and some free time to wander around town before being transferred to a local winery. Here you will
meet the winemaker to gain an understanding of how wine is produced in this region of Germany.

Gamburg Castle tour: Transfer to the town of Gamburg where we will have a guided tour of Gamburg Castle. Here you will also meet the Baron and Baroness for a private reception and learn about their modern aristocratic life
over a glass of sparkling wine.

Miltenberg tour and local farm visit: Visit a local farm where you will meet the friendly family who own and operate the property. Gain an understanding of daily farm life, see the animals and sample some of the local delicacies
produced on site. Afterwards, transfer to the town of Miltenberg, where you will enjoy an orientation tour and free time.
Schnapps tasting: After an orientation tour and free time in Miltenberg, visit a local Schnapps distiller to understand how this fruit brandy is produced. Enjoy a tasting of the multiple flavours and free time in this delightful location.
After touring, you will embark your luxury Space-Ship in Wertheim am Main and set sail for Rüdesheim. Enjoy some of the all-inclusive on board entertainment this evening as you sail through the night.
Day 16 | Sun, 27 Jul 2025 | Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge (B,L,D)
This morning you will disembark in Rüdesheim, a pretty town surrounded by steep vineyards that have been cultivating wine for a staggering two millennia. The charming town centre is filled with half-timbered houses lining
cobbled streets, quaint shops selling trinkets such as cuckoo clocks, as well as a smattering of wine taverns and open-air beer gardens.
Select one of this morning’s Scenic Freechoice tours:
Siegfrieds Musikkabinett & Cable Car: Take a mini train from the pier to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, where some 350 musical instruments from the 18th and 19th century play themselves for your enjoyment.
Then board a return cable car that soars over the vineyards to a hilltop where the historic Neiderwald Monument stands. This 17th century statue was built to commemorate the unification of Germany.
Hike & Cable Car: Join a local guide for a hike through the rolling vineyards of Rüdesheim, a wine region famous for its Riesling, and enjoy spectacular views of the countryside and Rhine River below. After your hike, board the cable
car to return to town.
E-bike ride to Schloss Johannisberg: Hop on an e-bike and get your heart racing with a cycling journey towards the beautiful estate of Schloss Johannisberg. Your route will take you through the stunning vines overlooking the Rhine
River and your destination provides you spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
This afternoon, relax on board the Sun Deck and admire the scenic landscapes as you cruise along the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65-kilometre stretch of the river that is dotted
with some 40 hilltop castles and fortresses that span a period of 1,000 years. Sailing down this section of the river is like being transported through the pages of a fairy tale book.
The Rhine is abounded in myths and legends; folklore that has been passed on for generations, including the story of Lorelei. This enchanting female was betrayed by her sweetheart and spent her days bewitching men. As her
punishment, she was sent to a nunnery, however on her way she jumped to her death in the river. Legend has her spirit casting spells on sailors who passed the rock, where a bronze statue sits today.
Tonight's Scenic Enrich
Classical Concert in the Beethoven Room at La Redoute recital hall
Attend a lavish dinner and classical concert where live music from Beethoven and Mozart will be played in the spectacular La Redoute recital hall in Germany’s former capital, Bonn. Built by the last Elector of Cologne in 1792,
this beautiful hall has hosted many important dignitaries over the centuries, including the Queen, Princess Diana and multiple US Presidents. Tonight, this elegant venue is just for you.
Day 17 |Mon, 28 Jul 2025 | Cologne (B,L,D)
You will arrive in Cologne today, a city known for its liberal and laidback lifestyle, its unique beer culture, auto industry and the jaw-dropping cathedral that dominates its skyline. Settled by the Romans, this major cultural centre
for the Rhineland was built during the Middle Ages but was largely destroyed during WWII. The magnificent Gothic cathedral, an enormous World Heritage-listed site that dates to 1248, was badly damaged but stood tall above the
ruins of the city.
Discover Cologne during a walking tour. With your local guide, wander the laneways of the historical Old Town, which is home to breweries serving up draft Kolsch beer and enjoy free time to visit the city's centrepiece and icon,
Cologne Cathedral.
This afternoon is at leisure to explore Cologne at your own pace. Alternatively, you can spend time on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship; head to the gym for an invigorating workout or to the walking track up on the Sun Deck.
Day 18 | Tue, 29 Jul 2025 | Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Amsterdam is a treasure trove of architectural beauty, masterpiece-filled galleries, tranquil scenes of boats putting along 16th century canals, narrow cobbled laneways filled with boutiques and cafes, and streets busy with cyclists
criss-crossing their way about town. Often referred to as the Venice of the North, much of the World Heritage-listed canal system exists today as it did hundreds of years ago, lined with well-preserved canal houses and intersected by
charming bridges.
Today choose one of the following Scenic Freechoice:
Canal cruise: Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some the prettiest sights of the city from these historical waterways. This one-hour cruise takes you along the Gentleman’s Canal, where you will
see The Skinny Bridge, and The Prince’s Canal, which was known for its warehouses. You will go past the Old Lord Mayor’s House, The Seven Bridges, Anne Frank’s House and head to the Brewer’s Canal. As the historic centre
glides past, you can admire the elegant merchant’s residences, churches and warehouses, dating from the Golden Age.
Cycling tour: Take a small ferry to the outskirts of the city for a biking tour. Amsterdam is known as the bicycle capital of the world, with more bikes than cars and over 35,000 kilometres of cycle paths. Your local guide will be at hand to
offer information about everyday life of the Dutch people, many of whom you will see getting around on two wheels. Hop on one of Scenic’s complimentary eco-friendly e-bikes (electronically assisted bicycles) and let it do the hard
work for you as you take in the sights of the region.
Excursion to Schermerhorn & Alkmaar: Step outside of Amsterdam to visit the village of Schermerhorn, home to authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. Take in the idyllic views of the sweeping Dutch countryside and
learn about the importance of the windmills. You will also head to Alkmaar, a charming town with historic buildings and picturesque canals, also known as ‘the city of cheese’.
Walking tour of Amsterdam: Explore Amsterdam on foot today, discovering the maze of canals and bridges in the city centre. Your guide will be covering history, modern lifestyle and Dutch culture. You also get to taste herring, a local
delicacy not to be missed.
Day 19 | Wed, 30 Jul 2025 |Amsterdam (B)
Disembark in Amsterdam after a farewell breakfast with your fellow travellers on the first cruise this morning. Embark your next cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich this afternoon.  Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening's welcome reception. 

Day 20 | Thu, 31 Jul 2025 | Utrecht (B,L,D)
This morning will be spent on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship sailing towards Utrecht. Relax on the Sun Deck
as you enjoy the scenery rolling by.
At lunch time you will arrive at Utrecht, a canal lined city boasting a multitude of green space, lively streets and
hidden alleyways leaving you intrigued by what is around the next corner.
Select from the following Scenic Freechoice activities and explore your way:
Highlights of Utrecht: The city of Utrecht is dotted with green parklands and lively canals lined with terraces and warehouses. The medieval Old Town houses the impressive Domtoren which acts as a beacon guiding its visitors
back to the centre of the city. Explore all this and more during your tour with an expert local guide.
Excursion to De Haar Castle: A true fairy tale, De Haar Castle is the largest castle in the Netherlands and has all you could ever want from a castle and more. Cross the suspension bridge that spans the impressive moat to this truly
remarkable castle. Inside, wander the rooms furnished with classic furniture and admire the turrets and towers, several offering wonderful views out to the spectacular rose gardens.
Day 21 | Fri, 01 Aug 2025 | Veere (B,L,D)
You will arrive in Veere this morning, one of The Netherland’s prettiest villages whose historic harbour is filled with bobbing yachts. While its beginnings date to the 13th century, Veere flourished in the 16th century when it became
an important port for Scottish wool. This prosperity lasted two centuries, and to this day Scottish ties are strong.
A range of Scenic Freechoice activities are on offer to choose from this morning:
Guided City Tour: Discover many of the hundreds of heritage buildings of Veere on a guided tour. Set on the Veerse Meer Lake, the village is home to a harbour lined with Scottish merchant houses, a 15th century town hall with tower,
a defensive tower that was later used as an inn and lighthouse, and Grote Kerk, an imposing Gothic church that has also been used as a hospital and poorhouse.
Cycling Tour: Join your local guide as you ride though the village of Veere, seeing all its key sights as well as the unspoilt natural beauty along the dykes in the surrounding area.
Delta Works Visit: Transfer from Veere to tour the Delta Works, a complex series of dams purposely created to protect the population on the Delta plain from flooding. Discover this impressive engineering feat and see one of the
Storm Surge Barrier that make up the project.
Day 22 | Sat, 02 Aug 2025 | Antwerp (B,L,D)
This morning you will arrive in Belgium’s second city, Antwerp.
Today offers a variety of Scenic Freechoice excursions to choose from:
Guided walking tour: Join your local guide on a walking tour through this beautiful city, known as the diamond capital of the world. Explore sights such as the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady, Steen Castle, the Medieval fortress, and
main square lined with extravagant buildings.
Excursion to Ypres & Passchendaele: On a full day excursion from Antwerp, visit the towns of Passchendaele and Ypres to learn about the WWI battle of Passchendaele. Visit memorials dedicated to the 325,000 allied troops who
perished during this terrible battle, learn about the strategies put in place to defend against the German troops and learn how this region was rebuilt in the aftermath. Tour includes lunch in a local restaurant.
Excursion to Bruges: Transfer via coach to Bruges where a local guide will walk you through the main sights of the city including the medieval centre. Highlights will include the medieval Bell Tower and the Belfry of Bruges. Please
note: Due to uneven surfaces (cobblestone) and extensive walking, tour is recommended for guests with a high level of fitness.
Craft Beer & Chocolate pairing: Some of Belgium's most iconic culinary delicacies are Chocolate and Beer. Today join your local expert guide and take your taste buds on a journey of flavour while learning and appreciating how the
complex flavours of local craft beer and chocolate pair.
Spend the afternoon exploring the city of Antwerp at your own pace or return to your Space-Ship.
Day 23 | Sun, 03 Aug 2025 | Arnhem (B,L,D)
Located at the edge of the Veluwe nature reserve, the city of Arnhem offers a beautiful landscape surrounded by dense forest, lush green parklands and riverside promenades.
Make your choice from this afternoon’s Scenic Freechoice excursions:
Arnhem Airborne Museum: Visit the Arnhem Airborne Museum with your local guide to learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of British parachutists as they made their way
to Arnhem in September 1944 and to meet the cheering citizens who had been oppressed by the German occupiers for four long years.
Biking tour of Arnhem: Join your fellow travellers on an active biking tour of the Arnhem region. Enjoy commentary from your local guide and take in the beautiful countryside as you stop at some key attractions.
Netherlands Open Air Museum: Discover the stories and immerse yourself in life in Holland from years gone by. Your local guide will take you on an exploration of this fascinating 44-hectare outdoor museum, to see replicas of historic
houses, mills and farmhouses, and to learn about Dutch work, customs and traditions.
Het Loo Royal Palace: Het Loo Palace dates to 1685 and served as the royal family's summer home for centuries. Since 1984 it has been turned into an incredible museum showcasing the rich history of the Dutch royal family.
Travel to the town of Appeldorn and admire the elaborately decorated rooms, an impressive collection of coach stables and the magnificent gardens of Paleis Het Loo.
Day 24 | Mon, 04 Aug 2025 | Düsseldorf (B,L,D)
Your Scenic Space-Ship will be sailing towards Dusseldorf this morning.
Dusseldorf is an affluent city, which was dubbed ‘Little Paris’ by Napoleon. The city is filled to the brim with museums and galleries, one of the world’s most luxurious shopping streets, an old town with around 260 pubs and bars, and a
harbour precinct that blends the old with new: historic quay walls, warehouses and silos neighbour striking architecturally designed buildings by the likes of Frank Gehry.
Choose from one of this today’s Scenic Freechoice:
City walking tour: Explore Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour, from its gentrified harbour to its charming old town. Transformed from a once abandoned area to a haven of architectural masterpieces, Media Harbour is a fascinating
mix of old and new. The Old Town is referred to as the world’s longest bar for its high concentration of drinking spots and is also home to the 450-year-old city hall and Castle Tower, which dates to the 13th century.
Cycling tour: Cycle along the banks of the Rhine River towards one of the most historic regions of Dusseldorf, Kaiserswerth. Enjoy the wonderful scenery, including the fortress that has protected this region for over 1,000 years.
Dusseldorf's Altbier: Take the opportunity to learn all about Dusseldorf's long tradition of beer production. Visit some well-known microbreweries and sample some delicious Altbier, the traditional ale produced in this region. The beer is
named for the old method in which it is produced, using top-fermentation.
Dusseldorf – City of Art: Dusseldorf is a fascinating city were medieval buildings and modern skyscrapers co-exist. Learn about the artistic heritage of Dusseldorf starting in the historic Old Town and making your way to the Media
Hafen. Transformed from a once abandoned area to a haven of architectural masterpieces, Media Harbour is a fascinating mix of old and new. Your tour concludes at the K 21 Museum where you can take a self-guided exploration of the contemporary exhibits.
Day 25 | Tue, 05 Aug 2025 | Moselle Valley Cruising (B,L,D)
Today sail along the curvaceous path of the Moselle River past quaint half-timbered villages, vine-covered slopes and hilltop castles that are perched proudly overlooking the river.
Relax in the opulence of your suite, many of which have a window that converts into a Scenic Sun Lounge, allowing you uninterrupted views to watch a rolling tapestry of the Moselle Valley during this full day of cruising. This
afternoon you will be able to indulge in a Moselle Wine Degustation to sample local varieties.
Your Scenic Space-Ship will arrive in the medieval town of Cochem this evening.
Day 26 | Wed, 06 Aug 2025 | Cochem (B,L,D)
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you are stepping directly into a fairy-tale. The traditional town is nestled on the riverbanks, with pastel-coloured buildings, half-timbered
houses, cobbled laneways and an enchanting medieval hilltop castle surrounded by sloped vineyards.
Explore the charms of Cochem your way with your choice of Scenic Freechoice activity:
Walking tour of Cochem: Take a short transfer to Reichsburg Castle, which dates to the Middle Ages. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, which features a knight’s hall, trophy room and cellars, before wandering down to the Old Town
seeing many historic buildings along the way.
Cycling tour of Cochem: Join a local guide and hop on one of Scenic’s e-bikes to explore the town of Cochem and the surrounding region. See the impressive Reichsburg Castle sitting proudly above the city and ride through winding
streets past half-timbered houses.
This afternoon you will set sail for Bernkastel.
Day 27 | Thu, 07 Aug 2025 | Bernkastel (B,L,D)
Another wonderfully preserved riverside town, Bernkastel is home to an atmospheric market square with buildings that date to the 13th century, one of the world’s most famous Riesling vineyards, Bernkasteler Doctor, and the ruins
of Landshut Castle sitting high above on a hill, where archaeological remains from the 4th and 5th centuries were discovered in 2012.
Decide how you will spend your day from the following Scenic Freechoice experiences:
Walking Tour of Bernkastel: Discover the town of Bernkastel, settled on the banks of the Moselle River. Your expert guide will explain the local architecture and culture during a guided tour and you will also have some time at leisure
to discover Bernkastel on your own. Explore the pretty town with highlights including perfectly preserved half-timbered houses and the Renaissance-style Rathaus (Town Hall).
Excursion to Trier: Drive to Trier, a charming Roman city located near the Luxembourg border and the birthplace of Karl Marx. Explore this medieval town with a local guide to see the Porta Nigra, one of the best-preserved Roman
gates in Germany, as well as the Trier Cathedral.
Wine tasting along the Moselle: The fertile banks of the Moselle River are a winemaker's paradise. Learn about the varieties that are grown and produced in this region at one of the most renowned wineries in the region. Guests will
also have the opportunity to sample a selection of local wines.
This evening's Scenic Enrich
Classical Concert at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier: Tonight, you are in for a special treat with a private classical concert in the breathtaking surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, located in the heart of the Roman city of Trier. The
Liebfrauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady, has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1986. During the concert, you can admire the incredible architecture and intricate stained-glass windows of the church as you are
seduced by magnificent pieces of classical music.
Day 28 | Fri, 08 Aug 2025 | Koblenz (B,L,D)
Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, Koblenz has a melange of French and German cultures and it’s one of Germany’s oldest cities with a history spanning 2,000 years.
Today's Scenic Freechoice are diverse and unique, decide what suits you:
Guided walking tour of Koblenz: Join your guide through one of the oldest cities in Germany. Explore the Florinsmarkt, the former political and economic centre of the city. On your way through the winding streets of the old
town you will see impressive townhouses, each with its own unique history, charming squares and historic churches.
Marksburg Castle: From Koblenz drive to Marksburg Castle, perched high above the Rhine River. Tour this impressive medieval castle that holds the honour of being the only castle on the Middle Rhine that has avoided
destruction over the years. The castle dates to 1117 and is a perfect example of medieval architecture. Note: This is for active guests only and requires a good degree of fitness and mobility.
Medieval Limburg: From Koblenz, travel by coach to the charming medieval town of Limburg an der Lahn. Here you will have the chance to walk the historic cobblestone streets lined with perfectly preserved half-timbered houses.
Make your way up to the Cathedral that overlooks the city as well as the Alte Lahnbrucke, the Old Bridge that straddles the Lahn river.
Your Space-Ship will overnight in Koblenz, offering you the opportunity to explore the city after dark.
Day 29 | Sat, 09 Aug 2025 | Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
Leaving Koblenz this morning you will cruise along the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley towards Rüdesheim. This 65-kilometre stretch of the river is dotted with some 40 hilltop castles
and fortresses that span a period of 1,000 years. Sailing down this section of the river is like being transported through the pages of a fairy-tale book.
The Rhine is abounded in myths and legends; folklore that has been passed on for generations, including the story of Lorelei. This enchanting female was betrayed by her sweetheart and spent her days bewitching men. As her
punishment, she was sent to a nunnery, however on her way she jumped to her death in the river. Legend has her spirit casting spells on sailors who passed the rock, where a bronze statue sits today.
This afternoon you will disembark in Rüdesheim, a pretty town surrounded by steep vineyards that have been cultivating wine for a staggering two millennia.
Make your selection for this afternoon's Scenic Freechoice tours:
Siegfried’s Musikkabinett Museum: From the pier take a mini train through the quaint winding streets of Rüdesheim to Siegfried’s Musikkabinett Museum where a local guide will introduce you to the weird and wonderful mechanical
musical instruments. Afterwards enjoy free time to wander the town or take the cable car up to the Niederwald Monument where you’ll have breathtaking views over the river. This 17th century statue was built to commemorate
the unification of Germany.
Hike & Cable Car: Join a local guide for a hike through the rolling vineyards of Rudesheim, a wine region famous for its Riesling, and enjoy spectacular views of the countryside and Rhine River below. After your hike, board the cable
car to return to town.
Your Scenic Space-Ship will depart late this evening, allowing you some free time to wander the enchanting
laneways of Rüdesheim.
Day 30 | Sun, 10 Aug 2025 | Mannheim (B,L,D)
Your Scenic Space-Ship will arrive in Mannheim this morning, where you'll enjoy several Scenic Freechoice options:
Orientation Tour of Heidelberg with free time: From Mannheim, transfer by coach to Heidelberg. Enjoy a brief walking tour of the city, including the Old Town, and then enjoy some free time. The walking tour is not too strenuous but
there are some stairs and uneven ground.
Historical tour of Heidelberg: As well as a guided tour of Heidelberg, this option includes a visit to Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Explore the courtyard, the balcony that offers an
incredible view over the Old Town and view the great Heidelberg Tun, the world’s largest Wine Barrel located in the castle’s cellar. Enjoy some free time before returning to your Scenic Space-Ship via coach. There are some stairs
and uneven ground, but the walking tour is not too strenuous.
Excursion to Bad Durkheim: From Mannheim, it's just a short drive through stunning vine-covered landscapes to Bad Durkheim. On arrival, visit the renowned property of Fritz Ritter, a 9th generation family-owned vineyard that offers
exceptional quality wine that you will have the opportunity to taste during your guided tour.
This afternoon your Space-Ship will set sail for Kehl.
Day 31 | Mon, 11 Aug 2025 | Kehl > Strasbourg (B,L,D)
The city of Kehl is the gateway to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region, where sherbert-coloured, halftimbered houses heave together on the banks of a complex network of canals.
A range of Scenic Freechoice activities are available for you to choose from today:
Guided walking tour of Strasbourg: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the charming town of Strasbourg, seeing many of the most important sights of the city including the Cathedral, Petit France and the Grand Ile. Strasbourg is located on
the border of France and Germany and ownership of the town has changed hands many times between the two countries. Due to this, Strasbourg is a unique mixture of both French and German architecture and culture. Please
Note: this is an active walk.
Excursion to Mittelbergheim: The French Alsace region is a culturally diverse wine-growing area that shares its border with Germany and Switzerland. Today you will visit the village of Mittelbergheim, a member of the Les Plus
Beaux Villages de France ('the most beautiful villages in France') association. In Mittelbergheim, enjoy a tasting at a local wine cellar before going to the neighbouring town of Obernai, for some free time.
Your Scenic Space-Ship departs later this evening, which means you have free time to wander Strasbourg at your own pace.
Day 32 | Tue, 12 Aug 2025 | Breisach (B,L,D)
Located between the Rhine River and the Black Forest, Breisach is a food and wine destination that shares its border with the Alsace region. It was almost destroyed during WWII but was meticulously rebuilt with its traditional
cobbled streets and pastel houses.
A diverse range of Scenic Freechoice experiences are on offer to choose from today:
Wine tasting at Kaiserstuhl: Volcanic rocks make up a large part of the central and western Kaiserstuhl thanks to numerous volcanic eruptions more than 16 million years ago. Because of its loose covered volcanic soils, the
Kaiserstuhl is known as a very good wine-producing region. During your visit, sample some of these delicious wines.

Excursion to Colmar: A visit to Colmar is like stepping into a fairy tale. Likened to Venice due to its quaint canals, the city centre also features an abundance of historical half-timbered houses, some dating back a thousand years. Wander the cobblestoned streets lined with charming stores, cafes and don't miss the markets serving up delicious local produce.
Excursion to Freiburg: Located on the edge of the magical Black Forest, Freiburg is a picturesque city. Your local guide will escort you through the medieval town centre where you will see the Freiburg Munster, the cathedral that
was one of only a handful of structures that survived the bombings during WW2.
Return to your Scenic Space-Ship and toast to your final evening on board.
Day 33 | Wed, 13 Aug 2025  | Basel > Zurich (B)
After a delicious breakfast, make your own way to Basel Train Station for train journey to Zurich. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure after check in to your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 34 | Thu, 14 Aug 2025  | Zurich (B)
Ask your dedicated Latitude 33 Travel Advisor for optional day tours or enjoy the vibrant city at your own pace. 

Day 35 | Fri, 15 Aug 2025  | Zurich (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Zurich International Airport, fly home with lifetime of fond memories.
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