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Delight in the charms of old European towns and cruise along the Rhine. Discover the winding canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s soaring Cathedral, wander Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit charming Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax in the preserved beauty of the ancient communities along the Rhine. 
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Highlights
  • Experience a leisurely cruise of Amsterdam’s iconic canals
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg
  • Tour along some of Europe’s most beautiful rivers
  • Marvel at the soaring Cologne Cathedral
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Amsterdam | Embark

The journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbor city. Relax and raise a glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch favorite, herring. Or, cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, if feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Or, discover charming Volendam with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam. 

Day 3: Cologne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: 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. Alternatively, stay on board for a beer tasting, or learn the history of one of the city’s most famous export, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. 

Day 4: Koblenz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, which straddles the confluence of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River - that will make it feel as if stepping straight into a fairytale and explore this charming city on a guided tour with 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 5: Heidelberg | Rastatt

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice
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 free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.

Enrich
Enjoy a private evening concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime (Rastatt available on select dates, alternate venue Brushall Palace).

Day 6: Baden Baden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice: Join a 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. 

Day 7: Strasbourg | Kehl

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice
Visit Strasbourg 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 join a tour through the Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest Cake.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Basel | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After a hearty breakfast, be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight and take a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you. Please schedule flights to depart after 10am in Basel and 11:30am in Zurich. 

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change. 

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Scenic Jasper

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Free Roundtrip Airfare + Pay-In-Full Savings
Book by Dec 15, 2022, and receive free Roundtrip Airfare* or up to $1,500* savings per person on select 2023 Europe River Cruises.

Extra 10% savings when you pay in full at the time of booking for departures within 6-11 months or pay in full within 12 months prior to sailing for departures 12 months or more. 

Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. *Contact us for more details.
 
Applies to select 2023 departures.

2-For-1 Business Class Airfare + Pay-In-Full Savings
Book by Dec 15, 2022, and receive a 2-for-1 business class airfare* on select 2023 Ocean Voyages.

Extra 10% savings when you pay in full at the time of booking for departures within 6-11 months or pay in full within 12 months prior to sailing for departures 12 months or more. 

Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. *Contact us for more details.
 
Applies to select 2023 departures.

$1,750 Savings + Pay-In-Full Savings
Book by Dec 15, 2022, and save up to $1,750* per person on select 2023-2025 Mekong River Cruise and cruise/land combinations.

Extra 10% savings when you pay in full at the time of booking for departures within 6-11 months or pay in full within 12 months prior to sailing for departures 12 months or more. 

Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. *Contact us for more details.
 
Applies to select 2023-2025 departures.

Per person starting at
$4,745
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Standard Suite E
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest amenities.
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Standard Suite D
160ft2. Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest amenities.
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Single Balcony Suite BS
153-170ft2. Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveler. Enjoy fantastic views from your full-size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroom with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Deluxe Balcony Suite BD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Junior Balcony Suite B1J
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite A
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite PA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite PP
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Deluxe Balcony Suite PD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Royal Balcony Suite RR
360ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Panorama Suite RP
475ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2. including outdoor balcony. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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