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Rhine Highlights 2021
the Netherlands • Germany • France • Switzerland
 9 Days • 20 Meals
Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring cruise on Europe’s longest river, the Rhine. From castles gracing the region to picturesque, historic and charming ports, you’ll experience it all as you travel aboard a Scenic Space-Ship. Known to be the most luxurious river ships in Europe, enjoy 5- star all-inclusive features, Butler service, dining options and so much more!

 Highlights
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises and Tours
  • Visit four countries
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship, featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • All gratuities included
  • English-speaking Cruise Director / Tour Manager
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Your choice from a variety of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Personal listening device for excursions
  • ‘Scenic Tailormade’ devices available
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary use e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Day 2  Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theaters and cafés, where your journey into wonder begins. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Scenic vessel. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. Meal: D
Day 3  Amsterdam
The day begins with your choice of four Freechoice activities. 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. Or if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills, and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4  Cologne, Germany
Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany's oldest and famous for its magnificent UNESCO World–Heritage listed Gothic cathedral. Your Freechoice activities include a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discovery of the splendid Drachenburg Castle, OR, stroll through Cologne to get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively, stay onboard for a beer tasting or learn the history of the city’s most famous namesake, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Koblenz, Germany
Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Today’s Freechoice activities include a guided tour of Koblenz OR discovering 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 as you explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit of Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region, OR take a guided cycling tour. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Mannheim (Heidelberg), Germany
Continue to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. From there, you have a choice of two Freechoice activities for Heidelberg. Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg including a visit to the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. OR, join a guide for a stroll through the city center on an orientation tour, followed by leisure time. This evening, enjoy a private concert at a fine Baroque palace. It will be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Rastatt (Baden Baden), Germany
Famous for its Roman baths, Baden Baden is a charming town in the Black Forest. There are three options for today’s Freechoice activities from the port of Rastatt. Join a local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that made this city famous. OR, take an active hike to the ruins of Hohenbaden Castle (also known as Altes Schloss) where you can find dungeons and climb the stairs for an incredible view of the Black Forest, Baden Baden and Rhine Valley. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what goes into building these cars. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Strasbourg, France
During today’s port call in Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region in France, you have three options of Freechoice activities. On a guided walking tour, see 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, see and learn about how people lived and worked in the Black Forest region centuries ago during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Basel, Switzerland
It’s time to bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Rhine River. After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the Zurich Airport for your flight home. Flights must depart Zurich after 11:30am. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days Two through Nine  Aboard a Scenic Space-Ship
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin Availability
April 18, 2021* Standard Suite - E $4,145 Available
Standard Suite - D $4,360
Balcony Suite - C $5,145
Balcony Suite - BA $5,345
Balcony Suite - BB $5,445
Deluxe Balcony Suite - BD $5,595
Junior Balcony Suite - BJ $5,795
Balcony Suite - A $5,495
Balcony Suite - PA $5,545
Balcony Suite - PP $5,595
Deluxe Balcony Suite - PD $5,845
Junior Balcony Suite - RJ $6,095
Royal Panorama Suite - RP $7,145
June 20, 2021 Standard Suite - E $4,445 Available
Standard Suite - D $4,660
Balcony Suite - C $5,445
Balcony Suite - BA $5,645
Balcony Suite - BB $5,745
Deluxe Balcony Suite - BD $5,895
Junior Balcony Suite - BJ $6,095
Balcony Suite - A $5,795
Balcony Suite - PA $5,845
Balcony Suite - PP $5,895
Deluxe Balcony Suite - PD $6,145
Junior Balcony Suite - RJ $6,395
Royal Panorama Suite - RP $7,445
August 8, 2021* Standard Suite - E $4,345 Available
Standard Suite - D $4,560
Balcony Suite - C $5,345
Balcony Suite - BA $5,545
Balcony Suite - BB $5,645
Deluxe Balcony Suite - BD $5,795
Junior Balcony Suite - BJ $5,995
Balcony Suite - A $5,695
Balcony Suite - PA $5,745
Balcony Suite - PP $5,795
Deluxe Balcony Suite - PD $6,045
Junior Balcony Suite - RJ $6,295
Royal Panorama Suite - RP $7,345
September 12, 2021* Standard Suite - E $4,645 Available
Standard Suite - D $4,860
Balcony Suite - C $5,645
Balcony Suite - BA $5,845
Balcony Suite - BB $5,945
Deluxe Balcony Suite - BD $6,095
Junior Balcony Suite - BJ $6,295
Balcony Suite - A $5,995
Balcony Suite - PA $6,045
Balcony Suite - PP $6,095
Deluxe Balcony Suite - PD $6,345
Junior Balcony Suite - RJ $6,595
Royal Panorama Suite - RP $7,645
*itinerary operates in reverse
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Call for air schedules from your city to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, returning from Zurich, Switzerland. Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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