Charming Castles & Vineyards from Basel

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 19 Jun 2024
  • Sails from Basel, Switzerland
  • Ship Scenic Pearl
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2045339
  • Voyage code ‍GSMB190624.2

Your Itinerary

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

Basel, Switzerland Wed 19 Jun 2024

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

A warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occaision at this evenings welcome reception. (D)

Breisach at sunrise

Breisach, Germany Thu 20 Jun 2024

Breisach at sunrise

Freechoice: Journey to Colmar in France and explore cobblestone streets that are lined with colourfully painted half-timbered houses. The town is a unique blend of German architecture and French charm.

Alternatively, visit Freiburg, located on the edge of the Black Forest, this vibrant city is renowned for its Medieval Old Town and sustainable mind set or, visit Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, overlooking the Alsace plain, it has bared witness to centuries of conflicts and changes. Discover the fully furnished former living quarters of previous occupants as well as a collection of weaponry dating back to the Middle Ages. (B,L,D)

A summers evening in Rastatt

Rastatt, Germany Fri 21 Jun 2024

A summers evening in Rastatt

Today you can choose from a diverse range of options, each truly unique yet equally fascinating. (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Visit Baden Baden, the town is most famous for its casino and remains of the Roman baths, both of which you will learn about from your local guide today or, be transported into a world of luxury cars as you tour the Mercedes-Benz factory to learn how these admired cars are produced. Alternatively, explore the charming city of Strasbourg. This active walking tour will showcase the highlight of this city including the magnificent Cathedral

The view over Rudesheim from a vineyard

Rudesheim, Germany Sat 22 Jun 2024

The view over Rudesheim from a vineyard

The afternoon visit the charming town of Rüdesheim, surrounded by lush green vineyards and lined with historic half-timbered buildings. (B,L,D)

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 century before taking a cable car ride for magnificent views across the vineyards. Once at the top you will see the historic Neiderwald Monument.. Alternatively, take a guided hike from Rudesheim and enjoy breath-taking views across the Rhine River.

Cochem from the Rhine River

Cochem, Germany Sun 23 Jun 2024

Cochem from the Rhine River

A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel like you have directly stepped into a fairytale. (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you’re feeling more active, join a bicycle tour and explore the beautiful region.

This afternoon you will appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley as you glide past charming villages and vine covered slopes towards Bernkastel.

Moselle River Cruises

Bernkastel, Germany Mon 24 Jun 2024

Moselle River Cruises

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 slopes covered in green vineyards at a local winery. The Moselle Valley is considered one of the world’s premier locations for producing Riesling and today you have the opportunity to learn all about the wine produced in the region before tasting a delicious drop.

Enrich Tonight you are in for a special treat with a private concert at one of the regions truly spectacular locations. (B,L,D)

A panoramic view of Koblenz

Koblenz, Germany Tue 25 Jun 2024

A panoramic view of Koblenz

This UNESCO listed city sits at the junction of where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet and has a fascinating past with over 2,000 years of history. (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Join a walking tour of Koblenz and explore the charm and history of this impressive city including Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers and where the memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I proudly stands, or choose to see the city aboard one of our Scenic e-bikes and travel further afield around this mighty city.

Alternatively you may wish to explore the magnificent castle of Burg Eltz. This medieval castle dates back over 850 years and has remained in the possession of the same family during this period.

Theodor Heuss bridge in Mainz

Mainz, Germany Wed 26 Jun 2024

Theodor Heuss bridge in Mainz

After a delicious breakfast on board farewell your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Frankfurt airport

What's included *

  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Butler service (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to five dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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Standard Stateroom

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Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Royal Owner's Suite

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These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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The Ship - Scenic Pearl

  • Occupancy167
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Introducing Scenic Pearl, a luxurious river cruise ship that promises travellers an unforgettable journey through the heart of Europe. With its sleek design, modern amenities and impeccable service, Scenic Pearl offers a refined cruising experience.

From exploring the historic cities along the Rhine to meandering through the charming towns of the Danube, guests can immerse themselves in the rich culture and beauty of Europe while enjoying the comfort and elegance of this exquisite ship. With spacious suites, gourmet dining options and enriching shore excursions, Scenic Pearl invites travellers to indulge in the ultimate river cruising adventure.

What’s onboard: Crystal Dining, Elevator, Fitness Centre, Galley, Gift Shop, Panorama Deck, Panorama Lounge & Bar, Portobellos, Reception, River Cafe, Riverview Terrace, Salt Therapy Lounge, Sun Deck, Table La Rive, Walking Track, Wellness Area, Wheelhouse and much, much more.

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Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award-winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic river cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Are drinks included on a Scenic River cruise?

There are designated complimentary tea and coffee making facilities throughout the ship. Complimentary alcoholic premium wine, beer and spirits are available all day every day as well as complimentary premium soft drinks.

Each suite has a complimentary mini bar with alcohol, soft drinks and snacks re-stocked daily with your preferences.


Is there internet available onboard?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard but cannot be guaranteed.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board?

All tipping and gratuities are included in your cruise fare.


Can I smoke on board a Scenic River Ship?

Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas, it is NOT permitted in the Suites or any inside areas.


Do Scenic cater to dietary needs, food intolerances and diets?

Scenic can cater for most dietary needs and intolerances but these are request only and advance notice will need to be given.


Are there multiple dining options onboard?

There is a buffet style breakfast and lunch available onboard. In the evening there is an array of à la carte dining options from casual to fine dining made with local produce.


Is there a dress code onboard Scenic?

The dress code is comfortable and casual onboard, with dinner attire being smart casual, dresses, shirt and trousers.


What clothing should I pack?

It is recommended that you pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves so you can be prepared for any weather. If you are travelling in summertime do not forget your sunscreen.


What is the currency onboard?

The currency onboard for most destinations is the Euro. There are a few countries that have retained their own currency: Switzerland, Eastern European States and the Scandinavian nations.


What language do the staff speak onboard?

All the staff onboard speak English, and the announcements are also in English.


Are shore excursions and tours included?

The majority of excursions and tours are included in your cruise, however there are some optional tours that incur a supplement.


Last Updated: 10/08/2022

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