12 Day Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

Scenic River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Zurich

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 12 Day Rhine Highlights with Switzerland. Though an integral part of the history of the region, Switzerland has always existed slightly apart from the rest of Europe, fiercely cherishing its independence and neutrality. You'll get the opportunity to discover this beautiful...read more
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 12 Days
From: Amsterdam to Zurich
Tour Code: AMSW.1
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland
Our Price From:
$ 7,526
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
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.
2
Amsterdam
Freechoice: With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometres, 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. Later, in the evening, join your Captain for the official welcome dinner.
3
Cologne
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. Either way, it's a great day to see and discover.
4
Koblenz
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 a 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.
5
Rüdesheim
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.
6
Mannheim
Freechoice: Discover the town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy the Sweet Tastes of Heidelberg, where you'll have an opportunity to sample some of the local chocolates, bon bons and gummy bears. Alternatively, discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming river-side town of Speyer, where you'll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else. Enrich: Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque 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.
7
Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit 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 the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards. Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on your own, 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.
8
Basel - Montreux
Disembark and transfer to Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he'd fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin's World Museum. This afternoon you'll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where you'll be enjoying a two night stay.
9
Montreux
Enrich: Today you'll board a first class carriage for a panoramic train journey to Château-d'Œx. Upon arrival you'll view traditional cheese-making in rustic ambience at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The Restaurant Le Chalet makes its own cheese, "Le Chalet Bio". The cheesemaker transforms milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you'll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese.
10
Montreux - Lucerne
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Lucerne for your overnight stay.
11
Lucerne - Zurich
Repeatedly named the city with the world's highest quality of life, Zurich is Switzerland's largest city and home to a host of treasures. Take a walking tour and discover them for yourself, then relax and enjoy the amenities in your luxury hotel for an overnight stay.
12
Zurich
After breakfast you'll be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight with memories of a truly unforgettable trip.
1
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. (D)
2
Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam. (B/L/D)
3
Cologne
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. (B/L/D)
4
Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling 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 fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including 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. Sundowners: Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location. (B/L/D)
5
Baden Baden
Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths. Freechoice: Join your 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. (B/L/D)
6
Mannheim
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 leisure time. Enrich: Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (B/L/D)
7
Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum. (B/L/D)
8
Basel - Montreux
Disembark and transfer to Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where you’ll be enjoying a two night stay. (B)
9
Montreux
Enrich: Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you’ll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese. (B/L)
10
Montreux - Bern
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Bern for your overnight stay. (B)
11
Bern - Lucerne - Zurich
Journey to Lucerne and discover this charming town on an orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and home to a host of treasures. Enjoy an overnight stay. (B/D)
12
Zurich
Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories. (B)
Scenic Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 12 Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 26 meals – 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
Scenic Freechoice
  • Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, 'Freechoice' offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they're all included.
  • All Scenic guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout.
Scenic Enrich
  • All-inclusive, exclusive, unique. Scenic's 'Enrich' encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.
  • Scenic's Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling moments that will become highlights of your cruise. From great seats of learning to traditional country ways of life, step into a truly memorable experience.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 26 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
Scenic Freechoice
  • You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you.
  • With additional options available, there is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise or tour you decide on. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.
Scenic Enrich
  • All-inclusive, exclusive, unique. Scenic's 'Enrich' encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.
  • Scenic's Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling moments that will become highlights of your trip. From private concerts in opulent castles to dinner in beautiful palaces, our Scenic Enrich experiences are one-of-a-kind and only for Scenic guests.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Scenic
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category B1J
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RR
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RP
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Ship Profile
Jewel Deck
Sapphire Deck
Diamond Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • Stateroom size 15 sqm - 160 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
Private Balcony Suite
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Category A, PA, PP, BA, BB & C (Private Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 19 sqm - 205 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Deluxe Balcony Suite
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Category BD & PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 21 sqm - 225 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • daily delivery of afternoon canapés (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Junior Balcony Suite
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Category BJ (Junior Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 23 sqm - 250 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • daily delivery of afternoon canapés (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Royal Panorama Suite
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Category RS (Royal Panorama Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 30 sqm - 325 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Royal Balcony Suite
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Category RR (Royal Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 28 sqm - 305 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Prices & Dates
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Wednesday
01 May 2019
Sunday
12 May 2019
Scenic Opal

7,890

per person

223

per person

7,667

per person

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Wednesday
22 May 2019
Sunday
02 Jun 2019
Scenic Jasper

8,040

per person

228

per person

7,812

per person

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Monday
17 Jun 2019
Friday
28 Jun 2019
Scenic Ruby

8,040

per person

228

per person

7,812

per person

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Wednesday
10 Jul 2019
Sunday
21 Jul 2019
Scenic Opal

7,745

per person

219

per person

7,526

per person

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Wednesday
18 Sep 2019
Sunday
29 Sep 2019
Scenic Opal

7,990

per person

226

per person

7,764

per person

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Wednesday
01 May 2019
Sunday
12 May 2019
Scenic Opal

11,790

per person

340

solo traveller

11,450

solo traveller

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Wednesday
22 May 2019
Sunday
02 Jun 2019
Scenic Jasper

11,940

per person

345

solo traveller

11,595

solo traveller

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Monday
17 Jun 2019
Friday
28 Jun 2019
Scenic Ruby

11,940

per person

345

solo traveller

11,595

solo traveller

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Wednesday
10 Jul 2019
Sunday
21 Jul 2019
Scenic Opal

11,145

per person

321

solo traveller

10,824

solo traveller

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Wednesday
18 Sep 2019
Sunday
29 Sep 2019
Scenic Opal

11,840

per person

342

solo traveller

11,498

solo traveller

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Scenic Jasper
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat B1J (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,595
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,725
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,895
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RR (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 3,395
Cat RP (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 4,095
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Opal
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 275
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,125
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,395
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,445
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,525
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat B1J (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,695
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,875
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 2,075
Cat RR (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RP (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,995
Scenic Ruby
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 1,525
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 1,595
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,725
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RA (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 2,995
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,545
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 4,595
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