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Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

Discover the beauty of Switzerland and explore historic towns as you cruise through the heart of Germany on this 12 day adventure from Zurich to Amsterdam.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,795
  • 2018 Zurich > Amsterdam

    The heart of Europe and Switzerland

    Though an integral part of the history of the region, Switzerland has always existed slightly apart from the rest of Europe, fiercely cherishing its independence and neutrality.

    You’ll get the opportunity to discover this beautiful land for yourself, visiting Zurich and Lucerne with Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps serving as majestic backdrops. And that’s just the beginning. From Switzerland, begin your all-inclusive cruise through the heart of Germany. Take in Strasbourg, explore Heidelberg Castle, visit Koblenz and venture on to the port city of 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
      Freechoice

      Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town, with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Mannheim
      Freechoice

      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. Or join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

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      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

      Arrive in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Marvel at the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, before arriving in lovely Koblenz.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Koblenz
      Freechoice

      Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. 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 fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines. Or if you are feeling more active you might wish to take a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway of Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Cruise through the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to
      the equally charming village of Edam, famous for its round cheese.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast