Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle 2024
River Cruising
 9 Days • 20 Meals
Enjoy accommodations aboard a 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship and First-class service by an English-speaking crew. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enjoy up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining.

  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Accommodations aboard a 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • English-speaking Cruise Director
  • Activity Manager will host onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary premium beverages onboard all day, every day
  • Complimentary full minibar throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore
  • All gratuities included

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany.
Day 2  Frankfurt, Germany – Mainz
Welcome to Germany. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, you will be transferred to Mainz for embarkation of your Scenic Space-Ship. As your journey begins, relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. Meal: D
Day 3  Koblenz
Koblenz, a UNESCO World Heritage city, sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and has a fascinating past with over 2,000 years of history. Freechoice: Join a walking tour of Koblenz and explore the history of this impressive city. See Deutsches Eck, the German Corner, where the memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I proudly stands.

Alternatively, choose to discover the city on one of our Scenic e-bikes, or you may wish to explore the magnificent castle of Burg Eltz. This medieval castle, dating back over 850 years, has remained in the possession of the same family. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4  Bernkastel
Freechoice: Take a walking tour through beautiful Bernkastel with its perfectly preserved half-timbered houses, located on the picturesque Moselle River, or journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour.

Alternatively, explore the vineyard-covered slopes at a local winery. The Moselle Valley is considered one of the world’s premier locations for producing Riesling wine and today you have the opportunity to learn about the wine produced in the area before tasting this delicious regional favorite.

Enrich: Tonight, you are in for a special treat with a private classical concert in the UNESCO listed Liebfrauenkirche located in the heart of the Roman city of Trier. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Cochem
A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel like you have stepped into a fairytale.

Freechoice: Explore this charming town during a guided walking tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle. Or if you’re feeling more active, join a bicycle tour to explore this beautiful region. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Rüdesheim
This morning, visit Rüdesheim, surrounded by lush green vineyards and lined with quaint alleyways filled with shops.

Freechoice: Board the Winzerexpress mini train and wind through the cobblestone streets of the town before a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Marvel at the display of over 150 musical instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries before taking a cable car ride for magnificent views over the vineyards.

Once at the top, you see the historic Neiderwald Monument and have an amazing view of the river and town below. Alternatively, take a guided hike from Rüdesheim and enjoy breathtaking views of the Rhine River. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Rastatt
Today you can choose from a diverse range of options, each truly unique yet equally fascinating.

Freechoice: Visit Baden Baden, a town most famous for its casino and Roman baths, both of which you will learn about from your local guide. Or, be transported into the world of luxury vehicles as you tour the Mercedes-Benz factory to learn how these admired cars are produced. Alternatively, explore the quaint city of Strasbourg, France, during a walking tour including the magnificent Cathedral, or visit Schloss Favorite, originally built as a hunting lodge and summer house. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Breisach
Freechoice: Journey to Colmar in France and explore cobblestone streets lined with colorfully painted half-timbered houses or enjoy wine tasting at a vineyard in the Kaiserstuhl region.

Alternatively, visit Freiburg, located on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany. This vibrant city is renowned for its Medieval Old Town. Visit Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, overlooking the Alsace plain, where it has borne witness to centuries of conflicts and change. Discover the fully-furnished former living quarters of previous occupants as well as a collection of weaponry dating back to the Middle Ages. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Basel, Switzerland
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark and transfer to the Zurich airport for your flight home. Flights should depart Zurich after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Days 2 - 8  Aboard a Scenic Space-Ship


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin Availability
April 30, 2024 Jewel Deck - E $5,495 Available
Sapphire Deck - BA $6,755
Sapphire Deck - BB $7,020
Sapphire Deck - BD $7230
Sapphire Deck - BJ $7,385
Diamond Deck - A $7,020
Diamond Deck - PA $7,020
Diamond Deck - PP $7,175
Diamond Deck - PD $7,385
Diamond Deck - RJ $7,700
Diamond Deck - RR $8,750
Diamond Deck - RP $9,065
Diamond Deck - RO $9,380
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