15-Day Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam

October 23 - November 6, 2019 

starting at $6,995* Per person


In fact, on this itinerary, there’s probably a fairytale moment waiting just beyond the next river bend. The castles that grace this region sometimes seem as if they were lifted straight from the silver screen – hardly surprising as it’s a region that’s long been favoured by Hollywood directors. From Lorelei, the Rhine river siren said to lure sailors to their demise, to the legendary Black Forest, which still resonates with imaginative children’s tales, there are stories and romances galore to discover and delight in. You may even compose a few new ones of your own.

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Included with your 5-star river cruise

  • Scenic FreeChoice - allowing you to choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you the most

  • Scenic Enrich - handpicked activities ranging from private concerts to exclusive dining experiences

  • Scenic Sundowners - exclusive cocktail events overlooking some of Europes most remarkable locations

  • Scenic Sun Lounges allow you to sit back and soak in the scenery on your own all-weather private outdoor balcony

  • Endless on board entertainment, showcasing regional cultures as you weave through Europe

  • 24 hour room service

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet

  • All tips and gratuities

  • Fitness & Wellness area, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments

  • World-class dining at a choice of 6 dining venues including Table la Rive & River Cafe

  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu

  • Scenic Sun Lounge

  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities

  • Complimentary mini bar

  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand

  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe

  • International power sockets

  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers

  • Nordic walking sticks

  • Butler service

  • Complimentary laundry concierge

  • Shoeshine service

  • Early morning tea/coffee service

  • Beverage service in your private suite

  • Unlimited beverages and in-suite mini bar

  • Sun deck with vitality pool



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Day 1, Basel – EMBARKATION

Raise your glass to the marvelous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2, Breisach

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Freechoice: Be immersed in a truly magical experience as you step inside the setting of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale during your visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, discover the magical Black Forest during a hike and cable car ride, or take a guided bike ride.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Kehl > Strasbourg


Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover La Petite France, the unique historic quarter, 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.

Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4, Mannheim

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Freechoice: Experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit, or join an expert 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. Alternatively, for a gentler pace, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge

Be charmed by Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular view of the river. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

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Mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6, Cochem

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale. Explore this charming city on a guided tour, culminating in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7, Moselle Valley Cruising

Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in a full day cruise. This afternoon, if you’re feeling energetic, you may wish to join a guided bike ride to the pretty village of Bernkastel, where you’ll be welcomed back on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8, Bernkastel

Freechoice: Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, and enjoy some free time to discover the many delights of one of Europe’s smallest countries. Alternatively, take a guided walk through Trier, or take in beautiful Bernkastel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9, Koblenz


Freechoice: On arrival in Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, lapped by the waters of two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10, Xanten


Freechoice: Discover the charming town of Xanten on a guided tour, including a visit to the town’s famed archaeological park, showcasing the remains of Roman settlement in the region. Alternatively, try something a little different with a visit to the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe, today a World Heritage-listed Site.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11, Maastricht

Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht is a popular destination with a welcoming multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy a guided tour of its magnificent buildings and historic cobblestone town centre. Alternatively, explore the city at your own pace with Scenic Tailormade.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12, Arnhem

Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. The museum portrays the impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic, take a guided bicycle tour to the neighbouring town of Nijmegen.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13, Veere

Freechoice: Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14, Antwerp

Freechoice: Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or discover delightful Antwerp on a guided walking tour, followed by leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15, Amsterdam

After a delicious breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your  cruise, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

Meals included: Breakfast


Interested in this itinerary? Request a quote and our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.


Your Accommodations


Standard Suites

Starting at $6,995*

Deluxe Balcony Suites

Starting at $9,890*

Balcony Suites


Starting at $8,990*

Junior Balcony Suites

Starting at $10,290*


Aboard the Scenic Crystal

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade were the sixth, seventh, and eighth ships to join Scenic’s fleet of luxury Space-Ships respectively. All three river cruise ships feature a signature Scenic Sun Lounges, as well as newly designed cabins and suites.

Every Scenic European river cruise begins aboard one of these boutique vessels or custom-built Space-Ships, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access.

A few key facts






With four sumptuous decks boasting a selection of private suites and public lounge and dining venues, every aspect of Scenic Crystal, Jade and Jewel has been carefully considered to be easily navigable and wonderfully luxurious.

Scenic set the benchmark for the standard of suites on board, the most spacious on any European vessel. From a Standard Suite to the Royal Panorama Suites, guests will find the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. Luxury, space, views, they’re all included. 

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Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in European river cruising on our state-of-the-art Space-Ships. With the largest suites on the rivers, a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3, a wellness area and gym, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes to explore, all included in the price you pay, you’ll never want for anything else.

Learn More

Introduced to the Scenic dynasty in 2012; Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade set a new benchmark in luxury travel upon entering service in Europe. Since then, they’ve been attentively upgraded to bring them in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm that made Scenic’s ships so popular with previous guests.


*All prices are per person, twin share in USD based on two guests sharing. Free roundtrip premium economy air available for featured itineraries with a maximum value of $2,100 per person. Or additional Scenic Savings up to $2,500/pp. Deposit due at the time of booking is required to receive the offer. Offers are based on number of cruise days, and exclude the land portion of the trip. Taxes and port fees are not included.