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Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,645
  • 2019 Zurich > Amsterdam

    Tour Code:

    AMSW

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Zurich

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Zurich

      Start your journey with an overnight stay in Zurich.

    • Day 2 - Zurich > Lucerne > Bern

      Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. After that, you’ll get to explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving in Bern for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Bern > Montreux

      Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. Then, continue to Montreux. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel located where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Montreux
      Enrich

      Today you’ll board a first class carriage for a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making in rustic ambience at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The Restaurant Le Chalet makes its own cheese, “Le Chalet Bio”. The cheesemaker transforms milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you’ll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Montreux > Basel

      Today leave Montreux and journey to neighbouring Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Enter the world of Charlie Chaplin as you meet one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum. From there, it’s on to Basel where a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at the evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Strasbourg

      Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town, with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time you might wish to explore stalls of Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Mannheim
      Freechoice

      Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg's quaint old town, followed by some leisure time.

      Enrich

      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 that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Rüdesheim > Koblenz

      Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then, enjoy some free time and explore its famous Christmas market. Set in Rüdesheim’s old quarter, the Christmas market brings a noticeably festive feel to this romantic old town. Discover some of the 120 stands set up along Drosselgasse lane, a famous street, festively decorated with sparkling lights and decorations.
      Marvel at the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, before arriving in lovely Koblenz.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Koblenz

      One of Germany's oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the Advent season, ideal for romantic strolls around the city.

      Freechoice

      Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of Koblenz with more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands – and Lebkuchenherzen, traditional gingerbread hearts, create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, 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 fairy tale and you’ll take a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cologne

      Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour, and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Experience an iconic canal cruise. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before visiting the equally charming village of Edam.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Amsterdam

      After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam Airport for your onward or homebound flight. You’ll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you.

      Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change

      Meals included: Breakfast