7 Nights Rhine Highlights: Basel to Amsterdam and reverse

Cruise Ship

Europe | Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours - Scenic Pearl | River Cruises

Departure Dates:

April - October, ask for details.

Ports of Call:

Basel, Switzerland; Strasbourg, France; Baden Baden Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands

General Info:

From Switzerland, cruise through the heart of Germany, past rolling vineyards and dramatic gorges guarded by picture book castles, before heading to Amsterdam and its famous canals.

Type of Vessel

Enjoy the ultimate European river cruise experience on board a luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Luxury suites boast large private balconies fitted with Scenic Sun-Lounges, 32 inch Samsung HD TVs linked to Mac mini computers and complimentary internet access enhanced by an upgraded Wi-Fi system. The two spectacular dining areas, River Cafe and Table la Rive, are welcome additions, and all public areas feature new artwork, carpet, soft furnishings and designer furniture. Even the bar in the new Panorama Lounge of each ship has been upgraded and is made from sophisticated Port Laurent marble.


Day 1 | Basel, Switzerland: Raise your glass to the marvelous cruise ahead of you at this evening's welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

Day 2 | Strasbourg, France: Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

Day 3 | Baden Baden, Germany: Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths. Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory. Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It'll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Day 4 | Mannheim, Germany: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you'll visit Heidelberg's Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

Day 5 | Koblenz, Germany: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem - a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you're stepping straight into a fairytale and you'll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour.

Day 6 | Cologne, Germany: Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.

Day 7 | Amsterdam, Netherlands: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Day 8 | Amsterdam, Netherlands: After a hearty breakfast, you'll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Guest Services

Amenities include personalized butler service.

Food and Dining

River Cafe provides a wonderful range of delicious light meals, snacks and refreshments that guests can enjoy any time. Open early in the morning for early risers looking for breakfast, until late afternoon, the River Cafe has something for every craving.
Crystal Dining offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax in the comfortable open seating for two to eight guests and enjoy a wide range of cuisines from local specialties to a seafood gala evening. A la carte menus are available daily.
Panorama Lounge and Bar is where guests can relax, catch up with new friends and enjoy the evening's entertainment. The bar's always open and there's tea and coffee making facilities; along with a selection of board and card games plus a comprehensive library.
Sun Deck is where guests can happily spend hours lost in a book, enjoy the Teppanyaki BBQ or simply soak up the views. With plenty of comfortable seating and a walking track for those active guests, there is an option for everyone.

Onboard Activities/Events

On board you'll have full access to a wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon, a gym, special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes, cooking classes, tastings, and culinary demonstrations.

Shore Excursions

There are a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences for you to choose from, so you only see what you want to see, and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.

Staterooms or Cabins

Downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, fleecy bathrobes and complimentary shoeshine enhance the ambiance.
The balcony suites are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe's rivers and offer modern and elegant furnishings; HDTV, individual climate control and pillow menu. There's also a safe for your valuables, a nightly turndown service and of course a complimentary mini-bar and Wi-Fi.
Balcony Suites are located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks and feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
Royal Suites are the largest featured on the ships and allow you to enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.



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