From Zürich to Amsterdam and everywhere in between, romance is alive and well on the Rhine River and its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.


  • Embark on an all-inclusive luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Opal.
  • Discover the treasures of each port of call by foot, electronic bike, or on your choice of Scenic’s curated educational excursions.
  • Visit the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum in the heart of the Black Forest.
  • Discover La Petite France, Strasbourg’s historic quarter, and stroll through the old town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs.
  • Take a private tour of the baroque Rastatt Residential Palace, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region, before experiencing a classical concert in its resplendent hall.
  • Enjoy the unrivaled scenery and fresh air of the spectacular Rhine Gorge, then travel by cable car to the Niederwald Monument for a stunning view of the river.

Itinerary at a Glance

June 12Depart gateway city
June 13Arrive in Zürich | Transfer to Basel | Embark on the Scenic Opal
June 14Breisach
June 15Strasbourg
June 16Mannheim
June 17Rüdesheim | Rhine Gorge
June 18Cochem
June 19Cruising the Moselle Valley
June 20Bernkastel-Kues
June 21Koblenz
June 22Xanten
June 23Maastricht
June 24Arnhem
June 25Veere
June 26Antwerp
June 27Amsterdam | Disembark ship | Depart for gateway city

Trip Scholar

Leora Auslander

Leora Auslander, Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization at the University of Chicago, teaches in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. She has also held numerous visiting professorships at universities in France and Germany. Auslander’s research lies at the boundary of social, cultural, and political history, with a focus on material culture and the built environment in modern Europe. Her publications include Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France; Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France; and “Negotiating Embodied Difference: Veils, Minarets, Kippas and Sukkot in Contemporary Europe.” Most recently, Auslander coedited an issue of the French gender history journal Clio. She is currently finishing a book titled Paradoxes of Modern Citizenship: Jews and their Neighbors in Twentieth-Century Paris and Berlin. Two of her other books in progress are Race and Racism in the Twentieth-Century Atlantic World (with Tom Holt) and Commemorating Death, Obscuring Life? The Conundrums of Memorialization.