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Discover Europe by Ocean and River – 03 July 2019

Bruges, Belgium

  • Luxury ocean and river cruise with Silversea and Scenic
  • Two-night hotel stay in Amsterdam

Pair river with sea on this extraordinary adventure across Europe and the Mediterranean. Begin with a direct flight to Basel, where you will transfer to the port and embark on Scenic Opal for a seven-night luxury river cruise.

Visit the ports of Kehl – neighbour to Strasbourg and picturesque region to wander through; Baden Baden and its charming spa town; Mannheim’s historic centre; explore the gateway to the Upper Rhine Valley in Koblenz; and pay homage to the Gothic in Cologne.

End you river cruise in Amsterdam, where you will stay at a 4-star hotel for three nights. Enjoy local Dutch delicacies, visit the Anne Frank House or gaze in awe at art in the Van Gogh Museum as you enjoy some time at your leisure during your stay.

After your hotel stay, transfer to the port and embark on Silversea’s Silver Wind for a seven-night luxury cruise to the ports of Bruges, Le Havre, St Peter, Falmouth, Cowes and London. Taste Belgian chocolates, dip your toes in the sand on West Cowes or visit the iconic Hanging Gardens of Le Havre for a tropical treat. Once you reach London, make your way home with memories to last a lifetime.

3 July 2019Fly direct from the UK to Basel.
On arrival transfer to the port and embark Scenic Opal.
4 July 2019Kehl & Strasbourg.
The charming spa town of Baden Baden is great for exploring the ruins of Roman baths and hiking to the Hohenbaden Castle. Car fanatics could also visit the Mercedes-Benz factory for a behind-the-scenes look at the car manufacturer.
5 July 2019Rastatt & Baden Baden.
The charming spa town of Baden Baden is great for exploring the ruins of Roman baths and hiking to the Hohenbaden Castle. Car fanatics could also visit the Mercedes-Benz factory for a behind-the-scenes look at the car manufacturer.
6 July 2019Mannheim.
Culture and history are prevalent throughout Mannheim, with plenty architecture to visit. Start with Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle; Mannheim Baroque palace; Chinese Teahouse; and the relaxing Water Tower.
7 July 2019Koblenz.
Both the Rhine and Moselle rivers run through Koblenz, with the chance to explore both as you pass through. Visit Cochem along the Moselle – a charming city which looks like it’s been plucked from a fairytale with plenty to explore including the Reichsburg Castle. Or, why not visit Koblenz – deemed the gateway to the Upper Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a perfect mix of modern and historic heritage.
8 July 2019Cologne.
A true homage to the Gothic, Cologne offers plenty to see and do. Wander into the cathedral, enjoy tasty treats from the Chocolate Museum, take a sip in the Beer Garden at Aachener Weiher or enjoy a stroll through to 20 acre Lindenthaler Park. As the largest city along the Northern Rhine region, Cologne is full of spectacular attractions to visit.
9 July 2019Amsterdam.
Your last port of call is Amsterdam, where the iconic canals weave between the city and bicycles are the main mode of transport. Enjoy local Dutch delicacies, visit the Anne Frank House or gaze in awe at art in the Van Gogh Museum.
10 July 2019Amsterdam
Disembark and transfer to a 4-star hotel for a 3-night stay with breakfast.
11 July 2019Explore Amsterdam at your leisure.
12 July 2019Explore Amsterdam at your leisure.
13 July 2019Transfer to the port and embark Silver Wind.
14 July 2019Bruges (Zeebrugge).
A city which seems torn from the pages of a Gothic novel, Bruges is cobbled streets, winding alleys and medieval architecture all rolled into one. Cycle around the city and visit local pubs for a Belgian beer; dine on Belgian chocolates as you stroll through the ‘Venice of the North’; or Ypres and learn of this medieval city including stops at the Menin Gate, Flanders Fields Museum and Tyne Cot.
15 July 2019Le Havre.
Situated on the banks of the River Seine, Le Havre is one of the most visit waterways in the world. Having been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, explore the grandeur that has been rebuilt following WWII. Attractions include the Jardins Suspendus, or Hanging Gardens, as well as St Joseph’s Church.
16 July 2019St Peter Port.
Guernsey offers cobbled streets, tiny churches and blooming flowers – welcoming all who visit aboard. St Peter Port is pretty and quaint, with wonderful beaches, bustling harbour and a midday gun firing at Castle Cornet for a little bit of history!
17 July 2019Falmouth.
A famous fishing harbour, Falmouth is a busy harbour town with plenty to see. Explore the spectacular St Michael’s Mount and visit the local village, take a scenic Cornish drive to St. Ives, Truro and Penzance or visit the tropical paradise of the Trebah Gardens.
18 July 2019Cowes (Isle of Wight).
A vibrant town, with famous shopping streets, plenty of cafes and restaurants, boutique stores as well as galleries with an eclectic breadth of inspiring crafts and art. Visit the Swiss Cottage – former home to the Royal Family – and visit the seafront at West Cowes for a seaside break with family and friends.
19 July 2019London (Tower Bridge).
Disembark Silver Wind here and make your own way back home from the city of London.
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AccommodationPrice from (pp)
Riverview and Vista Suite £5499
Balcony and Veranda Suite £6899
Deluxe Balcony and mid-ship Veranda Suite £7699
IT´S ALL INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • Private overseas transfers
  • Seven-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive river cruise on-board Scenic Opal
  • Three-night luxury hotel stay in Amsterdam with breakfast
  • Seven-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive ocean cruise Silver Wind

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