Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

On this 22 day cruise & land tour from Amsterdam to Zurich, enjoy a luxury river cruise along the Rhine, Main & Danube before touring from Vienna to Zurich.

22 Days
Amsterdam to Zurich
From (AUD)
$ 16,280
Dates & Pricing

2020 Amsterdam > Zurich

Tour Map
Tour Code:
GOST
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Zurich

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Amsterdam

    Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Explore wonderful Amsterdam – with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles.

    Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. Alternatively, you can make the most of your free time by walking or cycling the city, and letting your Tailormade GPS device open your eyes to its many key attractions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cologne > Marksburg

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Whatever you choose it’s a great day to see and discover.

    Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. You can also look forward to being entertained in the grand tradition of Europe’s great royal houses, with minstrels and colourful court jesters, there for your exclusive pleasure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Enjoy the unrivalled views of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Then alight in Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for spectacular views of the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rüdesheim > Würzburg

    Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Würzburg

    Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the Old Town of Bamberg, a World Heritage-listed Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg

    Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Regensburg

    From its medieval town, the bordering Bavarian Forest and the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Passau > Salzburg

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Experience Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, the more active can embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.  Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

    As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and will experience a wonderful day. Of course, we can’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vienna

    Acquaint yourself with this opulent city by taking a fascinating guided tour of its most famous sights, including the Ringstrasse.

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for either a tour of the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

    Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest > Vienna

    Transfer to Vienna where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a celebratory drink.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Vienna > Salzburg

    This morning you have the opportunity to visit the Imperial Palace and its fabulous Imperial Silver Collection, housing over 7000 items from the Habsburg monarchy. Alternatively visit the Natural History Museum, with a collection of dinosaur skeletons and the world’s oldest and largest collection of meteorites.

    This afternoon we continue to Salzburg where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Salzburg

    Today spend the morning visiting one of the city’s famed salt mine where the ‘White gold’ has been mined since the Neolithic age. Learn of the importance this natural mineral has on the economy and float across the magnificent salt lake by boat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Oberammergau

    Today we journey to the town of Oberammergau. In 1633 the residents of the town vowed that if they were spared from the bubonic plague sweeping the region, they would produce a play for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus. Today you will have the privilege of attending a performance of this epic play.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Munich

    This morning, visit the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle and discover some of its fascinating back-story before continuing to Munich for a two night stay at one of the cities luxurious hotels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Munich

    Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonder of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.

    Tonight enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional German cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Munich > Zurich

    After breakfast, travel to Switzerland and its largest city, Zurich. Upon arrival take a guided city tour where you will see the Bahnhofstrasse and the Romanesque Cathedral, among other fascinating highlights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Zurich

    After breakfast, transfer to Zurich airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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