Highlights of the Rhine

9 May - 16 May 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Netherlands

Ports

7 Ports

9-10 May

Setting sail from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Don't miss

The quaint cobbled streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals, known as De Negen Straatjes, are awash with history and contain some of the most unique shops in the city.

11 May

Germany: Cologne

12 May

Germany: Koblenz

13 May

Germany: Rüdesheim

14 May

Germany: Mannheim

15 May

France: Strasbourg

16 May

Arriving in Basel

Basel lies where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, a sophisticated and multicultural city with a picturesque setting astride the river Rhine. The medieval Old Town is exceptionally well preserved, best appreciated from the summit of the hilltop cathedral, which offers incredible views across the city. Basel boasts a wealth of museums and galleries, and plays host to events including the renowned Art Basel contemporary art fair, held during the summer, and Fasnacht, Switzerland's most famous winter carnival.

Don't miss

Explore the medieval Old Town on foot for a true feel of life in Basel 500 years ago.

The Ship

Your home from home

Scenic Crystal in Budapest
Scenic river cruising - Sun deck
Scenic river cruises - Sun deck

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade accommodate 169 guests in stylish surroundings and offer a luxurious way to explore the great rivers of Europe.

What we love

Sleek and contemporary, with an extensive list of onboard inclusions, Scenic's aptly named Space-Ships are renowned for their high levels of personal service, relaxed ambience and inviting public areas.

Capacity 169 Guests
Crew 53 European Staff
Style

Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Butler service
  • WiFi on board
  • Electronic bicycles
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2012 (Crystal); 2013 (Jewel); 2014 (Jade)
Length 443 feet
More about Scenic Crystal

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel

Where to stay in Basel

The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (three kings) is one of Europe’s oldest city hotels.

Augusta Raurica, Switzerland

Excursions from Basel

If the Romans are your thing then you'll enjoy Switzerland’s largest Roman ruins at Augusta Raurica, with the excellent Römermuseum alongside.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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