Welcome to Amsterdam. Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Freechoice: With 165 canals that stretch over 100km, Amsterdam’s magnificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore them. Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam, famous for its round cheese. Later, in the evening, join the Captain for the official welcome dinner.
Freechoice: Discover medieval Schloss Burg castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.
Enjoy an afternoon beverage on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship with your fellow travellers, as you glide along the scenic Rhine River. A beautiful moment shared with new friends – what better way to celebrate your journey thus far!
Freechoice: Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles 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 fairy tale and you’ll be able to take a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.
Perhaps, instead you might like to take leisurely cycle on your own, through the fascinating city of Koblenz, passing intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments, using your personal Tailormade GPS device and complimentary electronically assisted bicycle.
Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the ‘Winzerexpress’ mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge as you board a cable car directly to the Niederwald monument, before arriving in Koblenz.
Freechoice: Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance Castle, or discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming riverside town of Speyer, where you’ll see wondrous technological exhibits not found anywhere else.
Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque-period Palace, before experiencing a sublime classical concert. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the famous grand cathedral and stroll through the old town, with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs, or journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Alternatively, you can taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our ‘Shop with a Chef’’ offering. Or you can opt to tour the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for Hansel and Gretel and so many other fabulous tales; take in the spectacular scenery on a guided hike and enjoy a delicious tasting of the acclaimed Black Forest Cake.
Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on two wheels using your Tailormade GPS device. Starting in Kehl on the German side of the river cycle to Strasbourg’s European district and see the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich airport for your onward or homebound flight. You’ll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you. (Please schedule flights to depart after midday).
|Apr 2016||from $2,015 (Standard Suite)|
|Jun 2016||from $3,545 (Standard Suite)|
|from $3,595 (Standard 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.|