Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine

29 Days
Vienna to Amsterdam
From (AUD)
$ 21,045
Dates & Pricing

2023 Vienna > Amsterdam

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAB
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Vienna
Return City:
Amsterdam

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vienna

    Welcome to Austria and its glorious capital, Vienna where you will enjoy a two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Vienna

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vienna > Salzburg

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the city of Linz for a guided tour before arriving in Salzburg for your overnight stay. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Salzburg > Seefeld

    This morning wander the streets of Salzburg with your local guide and tour the Baroque Old Town and learn about some of the cities most famous residents including Mozart and the Von Trapp family, the inspiration for the classic movie, ‘The Sound of Music’. Then delight in the spectacular scenery as you drive through the district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’ and continue to Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Seefeld > St. Moritz

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - St. Moritz > Lugano

    This morning board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps. Disembark in Andermatt and transfer via coach to Lugano. Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lugano

    Freechoice

    Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Brè for spectacular views across the Lake and the surrounding alps, or taste the flavours of Lugano during a walking tour. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lugano > Stresa

    This morning cross the border to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore before taking a cruise on the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Stresa > Zermatt

    Returning back to Switzerland your next stop will be in the charming resort town of Zermatt. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Zermatt

    Zermatt is located at the north end of a hanging valley with breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks and this morning you will bear witness to some of the most spectacular views as you ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat. A highlight will be the Swiss icon, the Matterhorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Zermatt > Montreux

    From Zermatt we continue to Montreux where you will cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle where you will enjoy a guided tour. Tonight enjoy a delicious Swiss dinner accompanied by an introduction and performance of the traditional Alphorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Montreux > Gruyeres > Bern

    Enroute to the Swiss capital Bern, stop at the charming village of Gruyeres, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

    Journey today to charming Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Bern > Zurich

    This morning we leave Bern bound for Zurich. Named the city with the best quality of life in the world and the commercial and cultural centre of Switzerland. Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand during a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Zurich > Basel

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Journey into the picturesque Black Forest region for a guided tour and tasting of the iconic Black Forest cake. Alternatively, enjoy a wine tasting in the Kaiserstuhl region, or if you’re feeling more active, take a guided bike ride from Breisach to Freiburg stopping along the way for a tasting of delicious Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, where you’ll discover the unique historic quarter and its impressive cathedral, or choose to see the picturesque city from a different perspective on board a canal cruise. Admire the stunning district known as Le Petite France and take in the sites such as the European Parliament and the Imperial quarter. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Mannheim

    Freechoice

    Join a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit its Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time. Alternatively, experience the thrill of the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track with a museum visit and an insider tour of the circuit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge

    Freechoice

    Board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Alternatively, join an excursion to Mainz and see the impressive sandstone cathedral, the tremendous Old Town and visit the Gutenberg Museum.

    Later, enjoy unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Cochem

    A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping directly off the ship and into a fairy tale.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you’re feeling more active, join a bicycle tour and explore the beautiful region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour, or take a guided walk through Trier, a city with an important Roman past. Alternatively, take in beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Moselle Valley Cruising

    Today sail along the curvaceous path of the Moselle River past quaint half timbered villages, vine covered slopes and hilltop castles that are perched proudly on their lookout over the river. Appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley from the opulence of your Scenic Space-Ship as you delight in this full day cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    On arrival to Koblenz take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour of this fascinating city, or visit Marksburg Castle for a guided tour. Perched high above the river, this is the only castle on the Middle Rhine that has avoided destruction.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Düsseldorf

    Freechoice

    Discover the charming town of Düsseldorf on a guided walking tour, or join a guided cycling tour along the river, passing by Düsseldorf’s bustling modern harbour precinct. Alternatively, learn about the city’s long beer producing traditions as you visit some local Microbreweries, you will also get to taste the local Altbier, a dark beer traditional to this region, or visit the Zollverein industrial site, once the largest and most productive coal mine in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Maastricht

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Maastricht, or visit Aachen and learn the tale of the city that borders three countries. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. Dedicated to the American soldiers who perished in this region during World War II. You will also get to visit the Eben Emael Fortress, which was built to protect the city from the German invasion during the second world war.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Nijmegen

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take an active bicycle tour throughout the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Antwerp

    Freechoice

    Be seduced by beautiful World Heritage-listed Bruges, or learn about the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour of Antwerp, followed by leisure time, or take the opportunity to visit the towns of Ypres & Passchendaele to learn about the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Visit the memorials dedicated to the Allied troops who perished during this terrible battle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Veere

    Freechoice

    Choose a guided tour through the quaint streets of Veere, or cycle through the town with a local guide and admire the surrounding dykes. Alternatively, marvel at the modern wonder that is Holland’s Delta Works, including a visit through the Storm Surge Barrier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Amsterdam

    After a delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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