Rhine Highlights

Rhine Highlights

Discover the romantic towns of the Rhine River on this all-inclusive trip with Scenic Cruises. Board the Scenic Jasper and enjoy a welcome reception. Then, spend a day exploring the iconic canals of Amsterdam, or discover the charming towns of Volendam and Edam. Make your way to Cologne, where you may choose to stroll the town and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or else discover the Schloss Drachenburg, a neo-Gothic castle. Next, take a guided tour of Koblenz, a historic city that straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, explore Cochem, a medieval gem that rests on the banks of the Moselle. From Mannheim, travel with a guide to Heidelberg and visit Heidelberg Castle, which contains some of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guide for walking tour in Heidelberg. This evening, enjoy a private concert at a baroque palace. Arrive in Baden-Baden, a spa town in southwest Germany famous for its Roman baths. Join a guide for a tour of the town and the ruins of the baths, or perhaps take an invigorating hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Your river cruise will end in Basel, but first, stop in Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer.

Trip Itinerary:

July 11 Depart for the Netherlands

July 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Board the luxurious Scenic Jasper in Amsterdam and enjoy a welcome reception.

July 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cruise through Amsterdam’s iconic canals or explore this bustling city on a guided walking tour. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised houses and quaint wooden church before heading to the village of Edam, famous for its round cheese.

July 14 Cologne, Germany

Enjoy a ride on Drachenfels, the oldest cog railway in Germany, and see the neo-Gothic castle, Schloss Drachenburg. Or, stroll through Cologne and visit the famous cathedral.

July 15 Klobenz, Germany

Take a guided tour of this historic city which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, the Rhine and the Moselle. Or, discover the fairytale town of Cochem—a medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle—on a guided tour, including a visit to Reichsburg Cochem Castle. Alternatively, visit a vineyard and sample its wines, or take a guided cycling tour.

July 16 Mannheim, Germany

Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg Castle, which contains some of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time. Enjoy a private evening concert at a baroque palace.

July 17 Baden-Baden, Germany

Arrive in Baden-Baden, a spa town in southwest Germany famous for its Roman baths. Join a local guide for a tour of the town and the ruins of the baths, or opt to take an invigorating hike to the Hohenbaden Castle. Car lovers may choose instead to explore the Mercedes-Benz factory.

July 18 Strasbourg, France

Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover LaPetite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Otherwise, you can opt to visit the Black Forest region with a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

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