European River Cruises - Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Scenic Luxury Cruises | Romantic Rhine & Moselle
Basel to Amsterdam 14-Nights

On this unforgettable itinerary, you'll find a fairytale moment waiting around virtually every bend in the river. From magnificent castles to the legendary Black Forest, you'll find an abundance of romantic stories - and perhaps even create a few of your own.

Cruise Information: Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Cochem Castle, Germany

X Scenic Romantic Rhine and Moselle Cruise Itinerary Map

Cruise Itinerary: Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Cruise DayCruise PortDescription
Day 1: Basel Welcome Reception
Day 2: Breisach Highlights: Black Forest. Visit the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest, and immerse yourself in the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale. Alternatively, discover the magical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.
Day 3: Kehl/Strasbourg Highlights: Concert at Rastatt Palace. Discover Strasbourg's unique historic quarter 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 region's best wines. Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt.
Day 4: Mannheim Highlights: Heidelberg. Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit, or join an expert local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg's Renaissance castle, the ruins of which are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.
Day 5: Rüdesheim/Rhine Gorge Highlights: Rhine Gorge. Board the Winzerexpress mini-train in Rüdesheim for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, take a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.
Day 6: Cochem Highlights: Reichsburg Castle. Visit the medieval town of Cochem, with a setting right out of a fairytale. Your guided tour culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.
Day 7: Moselle Valley Cruising Highlights: Moselle Valley cycling. Enjoy the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship. You may choose to join a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel.
Day 8: Bernkastel Highlights: Luxembourg excursion. Go on a guided tour of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe's smallest countries. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or explore beautiful Bernkastel.
Day 9: Koblenz Highlights: City Tour. Enjoy a guided tour of historic Koblenz, situated on two of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of the city.
Day 10: Xanten Highlights: Zollverein industrial site. Explore the town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the renowned archaeological park. Alternatively, visit the World Heritage-listed Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe.
Day 11: Maastricht Highlights: Holland's oldest fortified city. Take a guided tour of Maastricht's magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace.
Day 12: Arnhem Highlights: Arnhem WWII museum. Learn about the Battle of Arnhem on a visit to the Arnhem Airborne Museum. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum to experience a slice of Dutch daily life during the last few centuries. Or, take a guided bicycle tour to the neighbouring town of Nijmegen.
Day 13: Veere Highlights: Delta Works. Tale a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide. Alternatively, visit Holland's Delta Works, and explore this modern marvel including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.
Day 14: Antwerp Highlights: Bruges city tour. Explore the magnificent World Heritage-listed city of Bruges on a guided tour, or take a walking tour of Antwerp, followed by leisure time.
Day 15: Amsterdam Depart after breakfast
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