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Highlights of the Rhine

(8 days, Amsterdam - Zurich, 2015)
All-inclusive luxury with Scenic Tours

Flexible travel arrangements to suit you

  • You have the option of flying from Heathrow with British Airways, or with KLM from a choice of 13 UK airports - whichever you choose, you won’t pay any extra
  • Prefer not to fly? Return travel with Standard Premier Eurostar and first class rail via Brussels/Paris is available
Please note, if taking a Sensational Spring Offers cruise, a supplement of £95 per person applies when travelling with KLM or Eurostar.
 
 

Europe’s 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 on-board dining venues available during your cruise; 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 on-board 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

  • An incredible array of spectacular experiences including a classical concert and cocktail event in a Baroque palace
  • 10 Scenic FreeChoice options - flexible touring in 4 ports
  • Scenic Tailormade - numerous opportunities to explore via a hand-held GPS device, on foot or complimentary bike
 

Magical moments

  • Relax with a cocktail in hand during your Scenic Sundowner experience in one of Cologne’s most picturesque locations
 

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 on-board WiFi

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


 
 
OFFERS EXTENDED! Book by 28th November 2014

SENSATIONAL SPRING OFFERS - SAVE up to £2,800 per couple on spring 2015 cruises

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SUMMER SAVINGS - SAVE £1,500 per couple plus FREE BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE worth up to £365 per person on summer 2015 cruises
 
 
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Apr 06*
£2,745
£1,350
£1,395
Apr 13#* 20#* 22*
£2,895
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£1,495
May 06#   SOLD OUT
£2,995
£750
£2,245
Jun 17 24#
£2,995
£750
£2,245
Aug 12 19# 26
£2,895
£750
£2,145
Sep 02#
£2,995
£750
£2,245

# These departures operate in reverse.
* Please note, as this is a cruise with Sensational Spring savings, a supplement of £95 per person applies when travelling with KLM or Eurostar.

Prices are per person, based on twin share in a Category E Stateroom. As this website does not display live availability, please call us to check the availability of your preferred cabin.

 
 

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Terms & ConditionsThe Early Booking savings apply to 2015 European river cruises and to new bookings only made between 16th October and 28th November 2014. All prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP, based on Cat. E stateroom and are subject to availability. Please call for current availability and prices on your preferred itinerary and cruise. Other cabins are at an upgraded price. Single supplement - Cat. E is approx. 50%, other cabins are approx. 100%, call for details. Please note, the ship sailing a particular departure is subject to change. Deposit is £750 per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure.
Scenic Sundowner is a seasonal highlight and is included for sailings from 1st April to 30th September 2015.
For full terms and conditions and all the information you need to book your holiday click
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The term ‘Business Class’ refers to British Airways’ Club Europe service and the free upgrade offer is valid between 16th October and 28th November 2014 for travel in 2015 on selected 2015 river cruises, excluding Russia. Offer is in association with British Airways and is valid on departures from London Heathrow only. Upgraded regional connections are available for £95 per person. Some services may be operated by airline partners. Flights are strictly limited and subject to availability at the time of booking. No cash value in the event of refund or cancellation. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
 
 


Highlights of the Rhine

8 day luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

SENSATIONAL SPRING OFFERS - SAVE up to £2,800 per couple
SUMMER SAVINGS - SAVE £1,500 per couple plus FREE BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE


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.
 

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam (D)
You have a choice of 13 UK regional airports to travel from with KLM, or you can travel with British Airways from London Heathrow. Alternatively, if you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our No Fly option at no extra cost? You’ll travel Standard Premier class aboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Brussels and on to Amsterdam by first class rail. On arrival, a Scenic Tours Representative will greet and transfer* you to your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ where you will be warmly welcomed on-board by our dedicated crew. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Welcome to Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan, welcoming and laid back city that offers a wealth of things to see and do. Today you can choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities: (1) a sightseeing canal cruise through the city’s 17th century architecture in a glass-top boat (2) or travel to North Holland’s seaside village of Volendam, stopping also in Edam to sample the delicacies of its namesake. Alternatively, you may wish to take advantage of your Scenic Tailormade device and explore Amsterdam’s sights independently. Learn about Amsterdam’s Jewish heritage from the 16th Century until Nazi occupation or you may prefer to explore the city’s culture, cuisine and rich history and marvel at its architectural legacy. Back on-board, time to relax and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Cologne (B,L,D)
Historic Cologne is 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. Famous for its grand cathedral, you can explore the city of Cologne on foot during a guided city tour, seeing many of its impressive sights including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches. This evening you’ll relax with a cocktail in hand during your Scenic Sundowner experience in Cologne on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’
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 the 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) or enter the breath-taking lower Moselle Valley to discover the treasures of this spectacular region, including a visit to Cochem and the superb medieval Reichsburg Castle. 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.
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. Enjoy an on-board wine tasting event this afternoon.
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) or visit the unique Technik Museum in the charming riverside town of Speyer and see various displays of masterpieces of technology, unable to be found anywhere else. This evening you’ll enjoy an extra special Scenic Enrich experience as you’re invited to be a guest at classical concert and cocktail event in a beautiful Baroque palace.
Day 7: Kehl (B,L,D)
Today, your included Scenic FreeChoice activities are: (1) a walking tour of Strasbourg through its picturesque centre (2) wine tasting in the pretty Alsatian village of Mittelbergheim (3) ‘Shop with a Chef’ - visit a local food market and enjoy the assistance of your ship’s chef when tasting and picking out some of the best local ingredients (4) or step inside the setting of the fable, Hansel and Gretel, on your tour to the spectacularly beautiful Black Forest region in Germany. 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. On-board 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 13 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.

* Please check your transfer entitlements with the UK office

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Apr 2015
6
06 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite £3,990 - £4,090
Deluxe Balcony Suite £3,720 - £3,890
Balcony Suite £3,390 - £3,790
Single Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom £2,870
22
22 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom Fully Booked
from £2,870 (Outside Stateroom)
Jun 2015
17
17 Jun 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom £3,120
from £3,120 (Outside Stateroom)
Aug 2015
12
12 Aug 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite £3,540 - £3,940
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom Fully Booked
26
26 Aug 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite £3,790
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom Fully Booked
from £3,540 (Balcony Suite)
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

At a glance

Duration
8 Days
From
£2,870
per person twin share
 
Dates
06 Apr 2015
Available
22 Apr 2015
Fully Booked
17 Jun 2015
Available
12 Aug 2015
Available
26 Aug 2015
Available

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