Over 8 days, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland and the quaint river-side villages of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The cruise begins in Amsterdam with its labyrinth of canals, architectural diversity, and colorful history. Once leaving Amsterdam travel through the heart of some of the most picturesque scenery in Europe, including the famous Rhine Gorge and the infamous Lorelei rock, marking the narrowest part of the Rhine River between Switzerland and the North Sea. Tours of Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Baden-Baden, and Strasbourg reveal much about the history and culture of the region.
Unpack only once and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful rivers from a spacious cabin. The Scenic Jade provides relaxed elegance and comfort. Enjoy the daily tours, have afternoon coffee or tea in the lounge, or take a walk on the sun deck while experiencing all that the rivers offer. Gourmet meals with wine enhance your experience. After a full day of touring, enjoy the music of the band, City Rhythm.
Deluxe River Cruising the Rhine & Moselle rivers.
ALL-INCLUSIVE 5 STAR CRUISING LUXURY:
- Luggage handling for one checked bag per person upon arrival to the ship.
- Services of a professional cruise director throughout the program.
- Luxurious accommodations for seven nights on a Scenic “Space Ship”
- Port charges.
- Daily gourmet meals onboard: a rich buffet breakfast, a festive lunch buffet, tea
& coffee throughout the day and a multi-course dinner with free complimentary
selection of wines, draught beers during meals and at the bar.
- Complimentary minibar and bar consumptions throughout the cruise.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet
- Private 5* butler service for all cabins
- Applicable entrance fees, admission charges according to itinerary.
- Onboard entertainment
- Interactive Riverview onboard commentaries.
- Electronically-assisted bicycles- Nordic walking sticks
Included shore excursions:
- Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided
- Headsets during excursions
- Daily shore excursion program (outlined and included in the itinerary) during the cruise
with local English-speaking guides.
- In Amsterdam, participate in a sightseeing canal cruise and an excursion to the seaside village
- Guided tour of Cologne; and a guided walking tour of Düsseldorf
- Guided tour of Koblenz and tour the Lower Moselle Valley including Cochem and its castle
- Guided tour of Heidelberg including Heidelberg Castle and a visit the magnificent baroque
Palace of Mannheim
- Visit Strasbourg in the Alsace Wine Region and the fabled Black Forest
Optional post tour excursion:
• Optional 2-night pre-extension to Amsterdam, including a full day guided city tour of Bruges.
• Optional 3-night post-extension to Lucerne, Switzerland, including a full day guided tour of the alpine region.
ITINERARY (subject to change / approval from the cruise company)
Day 1: Sunday November 1, 2020 - Depart the USA: Depart the U.S. for Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Day 2: Monday November 2, 2020 – AMSTERDAM: Welcome to the Netherlands. A Jet Vacations host will be at the airport for the transfer to the river boat. After settling in your cabin, meet the crew during the welcome cocktail party, followed by dinner. The ship will moor in Amsterdam for the night. (D).
Day 3: Tuesday November 3, 2020 – AMSTERDAM: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour and a cruise of the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. In the afternoon, discover Volendam, with its unusual raised houses and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam. (FB,L,D)
Day 4: Wednesday November 4, 2020 – COLOGNE: After breakfast take a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover Drachenburg Castle or stroll through Cologne to see the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of Düsseldorf. (FB,L,D)
Day 5: Friday November 5, 2020 – KOBLENZ: Enjoy a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Then in the afternoon, 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. Sail through the spectacular World Heritage listed Rhine Gorge, with its stunning vistas of castles sitting high above steep vine covered slopes, headed for Manheim. (FB,L,D)
DAY 6: Saturday November 6, 2020 – MANNHEIM: 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. Later in the evening, 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. (FB,L,D)
Day 7: Sunday November 7, 2020 – BADEN-BADEN: Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths. 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. In the afternoon, take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. (FB,L,D)
DAY 8: Monday November 8, 2020 – STRASBOURG: 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. In the afternoon, 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. Tonight, get ready for the Captain’s farewell dinner. (FB,L,D)
DAY 9: Tuesday November 9, 2020 – BASEL: Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. for transfer to Basel airport for your flight home or to your post- extension trip to Switzerland. (FB).
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2 NIGHT PRE AMSTERDAM EXTENSION
Day 1: Friday October 30, 2020 – Depart the USA:
Depart the U.S. for Amsterdam
Day 2: Saturday October 31, 2020 – Amsterdam:
Welcome to Amsterdam and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the city or to visit the famous RijksMuseum or the Anne Frank House (ETickets require a reservation and need to be purchased months in advance and directly via website for these sites.). Welcome dinner at the hotel or nearby. Overnight at your hotel in Amsterdam. (D)
Day 3: Sunday November 01, 2020 – Amsterdam – Bruges:
After breakfast, take a day trip to Belgium for a special tour of the magnificent city of Bruges, including Our Lady's Church with Michelangelo”s Madonna statue (the only one outside of Italy), the Market Square with the Belfry, and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in a hotel in Bruges. (B)
Day 4: Monday November 02, 2020 - Amsterdam
Transfer from your hotel to your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ docked in Amsterdam. (B, D)
3 NIGHT POST SWITZERLAND EXTENSION
Day 9: Monday November 09, 2020 – Basel – Lucerne:
After breakfast on the riverboat, transfer to Lucerne for a city visit.(B)
Day 10: Tuesday November 10, 2020 – Lucerne – Swiss Alpine region:
After breakfast enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. Travel over several mountain passes to see the dizzying depths of the Aare Gorge, the mesmerizing ice tunnels of the Rhone Glacier, and the wild landscapes of the Bernese Oberland. (B)
Day 11: Wednesday November 11, 2020 – Lucerne:
After breakfast enjoy Lucerne at your leisure or take an optional full-day tour of the majestic Jungfraujoch. Travel on a luxury coach with a professional guide to the village of Grendelwald to board a cogwheel train at Europe’s highest railway station, known as the “Top of Europe”, to explore the amazing area, including the largest glacier in Europe. Farewell dinner at the hotel or nearby. Overnight at your hotel (B, D)
Day 12: Thursday November 12, 2020 – Departure:
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Zurich or Basel airport for your flight home. (B)
Notes: Onboard currency is the Euro. The ship’s captain reserves the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel. This cruise is dependent on the sea and tides and arrival, departure and stop over times may be adjusted accordingly. All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and correct at the time of printing, but subject to change. The price does not include beverages except the ones mentioned above, shore excursions that might be offered in addition to our daily included shore excursion program, gratuities/tips for guides/drivers and onboard staff such as maids, waiters, and maitre d’, wellness/spa center, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas as well as items of a personal nature.
*Price is in US$, per person based on double occupancy, in your choice of cabins (Email us for pricing), chartering the vessel with a minimum of 100 passengers on board. Single supplement is an additional 50% of the double occupancy price.
DECK PLAN - MS JADE:
Sail on 2 of France's mighty rivers: The Rhine and the Moselle rivers
AMSTERDAM, COLOGNE, KOBLENZ, MANNHEIM, BADEN-BADEN, STRASBOURG, BASEL
Departure: November 01 TO 09, 2020
8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS INCLUDING CRUISE, ALL BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES AND DINNERS, DRINKS ALL INCLUSIVE.
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