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Highlights of the Rhine

(8 days, Amsterdam - Zurich, 2014)

Flexible travel arrangements to suit you

  • You have the option of flying from Heathrow with British Airways at no extra cost
  • Alternatively fly with KLM* from a choice of 15 UK airports
  • Prefer not to fly? Return travel with Eurostar and first class rail via Brussels/Paris is available.
Please note if taking a Limited Edition Offers cruise, a supplement of £95 per person applies when travelling with KLM or Eurostar.
 
 

Europe’s newest, most luxurious ships

  • 7 nights in the most spacious ships on Europe’s waterways
  • Understated elegance and luxury amenities in all our suites
  • 84% with spacious private balcony and Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
 

An unsurpassed standard of service

  • A personal butler service for every one of our guests, irrespective of cabin grade - and yes, it’s all included
  • With our dedicated and experienced Cruise Director and the best crew-to-passenger ratio, you’ll notice the difference
 

All fabulous dining experiences included

  • 20 superb meals: including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • An irresistible selection of onboard dining venues available during your cruise; the opportunity to dine at Portobellos Restaurant, the Crystal Dining Restaurant, River Café, the Riverview Terrace, and an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Royal and Junior Suite guests
 

Unlimited complimentary drinks

  • All your onboard drinks wherever, whenever - cocktails at the bar, gin and tonic on your balcony. Choose from outstanding regional and international wines, boutique beers, cocktails and spirits, freshly ground coffee and speciality loose leaf teas, plus your mini-bar is replenished every day at no extra cost**
 

Unforgettable experiences every day

  • 11 Scenic FreeChoice options - flexible touring in 5 ports
  • Scenic Tailormade - numerous opportunities to explore viaa hand-held GPS device, on foot or complimentary bike
 

A brilliant programme of entertainment

  • Vibrant and colourful performances onboard
  • Fascinating guest lectures bring local culture to life
 

No hidden extras whatsoever

  • Tipping? We take care of all that. We also include port charges, transfers and airport taxes worth £440 per couple, as well as complimentary onboard WiFi
 

* From the 22nd April 2013, KLM are introducing a fee for checking in a bag. You can check in a suitcase at a fee of EUR 15 (one way) if arranged prior to your arrival at the airport. The airport fee will be EUR 30 (one way). However, Scenic Tours has been working hard with KLM to find a solution that will mean our guests do not have to pay this additional luggage fee. By spending a couple of minutes enrolling in their frequent flyer programme ‘Flying Blue’ you can avoid paying these additional fees (and you’ll earn Miles too!) To enrol in the Flying Blue programme click here.

** All drinks included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.

Please note: these are the inclusions for 2014, there may be small changes for 2015.
 
 

SOLD OUT FOR 2014

Click here to take a look at our 2014 8 day Treasures of the Rhine cruise >
 
 
2014 DEPARTURES

May 14   SOLD OUT
May 21*   SOLD OUT
Jun 25   SOLD OUT
Jul 02*   SOLD OUT
Oct 06*   SOLD OUT
Oct 13   SOLD OUT
 
WAS FROM

£2,895
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£2,445
 
NOW FROM

£2,145
£2,145
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£2,145
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£1,695
 
SAVING

£750
£750
£750

£750
£750
£750
 

As this website does not display live availability, please call us to check the availability of your preferred cabin.

Prices are per person and are based on a Category E stateroom. Please note that this cabin might not be available.

* On these dates the cruise runs in reverse from Basel to Amsterdam
 
 

Cabin upgrades

To upgrade to one of our suites, simply add the cabin upgrade price to the NOW FROM cruise price above to generate the overall price per person.

 
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Terms & Conditions: Savings valid on new bookings only made by 30th April 2014. All prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP, based on Cat. E stateroom and are subject to availability. Other cabins are at an upgraded price. Single supplement - Cat. E is approx. 50%, other cabins are approx. 100%. Please call for details. Deposit is £750 per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change. If taking a Limited Edition Offers cruise, flights from London Heathrow are included, but a supplement of £95 per person will apply if you choose to travel with KLM or Eurostar.
For full terms and conditions and all the information you need to book your holiday click here.
 
 
2015 Preview Prices
2015
Departure dates
2014 price
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Preview price
from (pp)
Apr 06 13* 20* 22
£2,895
£750
£2,145
May 06*
£2,895
£750
£2,145
Jun 17 24*
£2,895
£750
£2,145
Aug 13 19* 26
£2,895
£750
£2,145
Sep 02*
£2,895
£750
£2,145

Prices are per person and are based on a Category E stateroom.

* These departures operate in reverse.
 
 

Cabin upgrades

To upgrade to one of our suites, simply add the cabin upgrade price to the NOW FROM cruise price above to generate the overall price per person.
 
 
CATEGORY
& DECK


D Jewel
C Sapphire
BA Sapphire
BB Sapphire
B Sapphire
BD Sapphire
BJ Sapphire
A Diamond
PA Diamond
PP Diamond
P Diamond
PD Diamond
RJ Diamond
RA Diamond
RS Diamond
R Diamond
RP Diamond
RR Diamond
 
 
CABIN / SUITE


Stateroom
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
 
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Other ships

£125
£645
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£1,995
£2,095
£2,095
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Terms & Conditions: Prices are based on a Cat.E Stateroom and are correct at the time of going to print. The savings apply to 2015 European river cruises and to new bookings made by 30th April 2014. There are a limited number of cabins available on each departure date at the Preview Prices. Please note, the ship sailing a particular departure is subject to change. Please call for current availability and prices on your preferred itinerary and cruise.
 
 

Highlights of the Rhine (8 days, Amsterdam - Basel)

The Rhine Gorge is central to this journey, banked by vast, sloping vineyards and natural meadows, and with magnificent medieval castles watching over the river like immovable sentries. The castles and cathedrals are the richest of historical treasure chests, while diversions to the Moselle, Alsace and the entrancing Black Forest await.

2015 offers - Book your 2015 cruise at 2014 brochure prices, plus save £1,500 per couple.
2014 offers - Save up to £2,400 per couple.

Please note: this is a 2014 itinerary, there may be small changes for the 2015 itinerary.
 

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam (D)
There are a number of ways to travel to Amsterdam: fly from your choice of 15 UK regional airports with KLM; travel with British Airways from London Heathrow; or travel Standard Premier aboard Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Brussels and on to Amsterdam by first class rail. A Scenic Tours Representative will transfer* you to your luxury Scenic Tours ‘Space-Ship’. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Amsterdam, is a cosmopolitan, welcoming and laid back city that offers a wealth of things to see and do. Choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice tours: (1) a sightseeing canal cruise through the city’s 17th century architecture in a glass-top boat (2) travel to North Holland’s seaside village of Volendam, stopping also in Edam to sample the delicacies of its namesake. Enjoy some free time in Amsterdam before sailing for Cologne. This evening relax and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Cologne (B,L,D)
Welcome to historic Cologne, the fourth largest city in Germany. Cologne is a city where history, tradition, art and culture mix with characteristic Rhineland charm and people famous for their zest for life. Its refreshing local beer, Kôlsch, is not to be missed. Choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) famous for its grand cathedral, explore the city of Cologne on foot, seeing many of its impressive sights including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches (2) join your guide on your walking tour of Düsseldorf, taking in all the ‘must-see’ sights, including the famous Altstadt and the Gothic town hall.
Day 4: Koblenz (B,L,D)
Welcome to Koblenz, filled with traditional German charm. The town’s abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, and its relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Koblenz a friendly town where its guests feel right at home. Today choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice options: (1) join a guided tour of Koblenz, situated on both banks of the Rhine and at its confluence with the Moselle River (2) enter the breath-taking lower Moselle Valley to discover the treasures of this spectacular region, including a visit to Cochem and its superb medieval castle (3) join the well-developed cycle-paths of Koblenz for a pedal-powered discovery of this gorgeous gem on the shores of the Rhine River. This afternoon, why not sit back with a cool drink on the sun deck of your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ as we sail through the famous Rhine Gorge. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the spectacular scenery, with its stunning vistas of castles sitting high above steep vine-covered slopes, as we head for Rüdesheim. This evening enjoy a special musical performance onboard.
Day 5: Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
All aboard the ‘Winzerexpress’ this morning bound for Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, where you’ll enjoy an included guided tour of the many rooms of this fabulous museum complete with demonstrations. Then take a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument, perched 250 metres above the Rhine River offering stunning panoramas of the local scenery. Alternatively, explore this charming town independently with your personal Scenic Tailormade device. Take the Rüdesheim cable car over steep vine-covered fields to the Niederwald Monument, where you will enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Rhine Valley. Returning to Rüdesheim town, you’ll find delicious wines and wonderful architecture to explore.
Day 6: Mannheim (B,L,D)
Today choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) take a guided tour of the romantic and picturesque city of Heidelberg, home to Europe’s oldest university, including a visit to the historic Heidelberg Castle and Baroque style Old Town (2) visit the magnificent baroque Schwetzingen Castle, summer residence of the Palatine Court.
Day 7: Breisach (B,L,D)
Today, the choice is yours, step into France or head in the opposite direction where Germany awaits. Choose from one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) a visit to the stunning Alsace Wine Region of France is a truly memorable experience. We’ll stop in the pearl of this region, Colmar, for a visit to a local winery to sample the delicious local wines in an incredibly pretty setting (2) step inside the setting of the fable, Hansel and Gretel, on your tour to the spectacularly beautiful Black Forest region in Germany. Delight your senses at the Vogtsbauernhof open air museum and tantalise your taste buds with a slice of delicious Black Forest gâteau. Instead, you may wish to explore the fascinating 4,000-year history of Breisach, from the Stone Age to the present day, with your personal Scenic Tailormade device. Visit Rheintor, one of Germany’s finest surviving Baroque fortress towers, as well as a small vineyard and the 600-year-old cellars found beneath Breisach Castle. Onboard the ship this evening, enjoy an entertaining regional performance.
Day 8: Basel - UK (B)

After breakfast, transfer* to the airport for your flight home: fly to your choice of 15 UK regional airports via Amsterdam with KLM or travel with British Airways to London Heathrow. Alternatively, travel by first class rail from Basel to Paris. Change stations in Paris and travel Standard Premier aboard Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner

* Please check your transfer entitlements with the UK office.

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At a glance

Duration
8 Days
Great savings on all cruises
 
Dates
14 May 2014
Fully Booked
25 Jun 2014
Fully Booked

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