Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Majestic Switzerland by Rail

26 Days
Zurich to Amsterdam
From (AUD)
$ 20,995
Dates & Pricing

2022 Zurich > Amsterdam

Ever increasingly awe-inspiring scenery

Magnificent Switzerland will leave you breathless and amazed.
If snow-covered mountains and picture perfect scenery is your style, then Switzerland will exceed your expectations. From arresting landscapes and plunging gorges, you’ll find every aspect of your rail journey through Switzerland exhilarating. Travel in 1st class luxury through fresh alpine air, and while there may be bigger mountains elsewhere, they don’t come any more beautiful or dramatic than the landscapes you’ll witness here.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SZLA
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay. Named the city with the best quality of life in the world and the commercial and cultural centre of Switzerland, this afternoon join your local guide for an exploration of the city including the Bahnhofstrasse and the historic Fraumünster Church.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Lucerne > Lugano

    This morning journey to Lucerne and join an orientation tour of this picturesque city.

    This afternoon embark on a Scenic train journey on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Flüelen towards Lugano. From your first class seat enjoy the many magnificent and diverse views, from snow-capped mountains and lush green landscapes to tropical palm trees.

    This afternoon you will arrive into Lugano, for your two night stay. Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lugano

    Located on the shores of Lake Lugano surrounded by impressive mountains, the city is a sight to behold. Your local guide will escort you through the cities lively squares, lakeside promenades and Old Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring the regions many highlights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    The highlight of your day will be a delightful journey on the Bernina Express towards the mountain village of St. Moritz. Cross the Bernina Pass, before arriving into the exclusive resort town of St. Moritz for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - St. Moritz > Zermatt

    Today a special treat awaits. Board the Glacier Express for possibly the world’s most breath-taking mountain rail journey. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Journey through the Albula Pass and over the impressive Landwasser viaduct and enjoy lunch on board bound for Zermatt. Enjoy a two night stay at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - 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, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Lausanne

    Continue to the picturesque city of Lausanne, set on the shores of Lake Geneva. This afternoon you will have free time to wander the streets, perhaps stroll the tree lined lake side promenade or venture to the Old Town where buildings date back to the middle Ages. Your hotel is the perfect location for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lausanne

    Freechoice

    Just outside of Lausanne is the Lavaux wine region and this morning you have the opportunity to discover this region at a delicious wine tasting at a local vineyard. Alternatively, journey to the town of Vevey, home to Charlie Chaplin once he’d fled the United States. Learn about one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists during a visit to the Chaplin’s World Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lausanne > Montreux > Interlaken

    This morning take a short journey to Montreux and enjoy some free time to explore the highlights of the city before boarding the Golden Pass train. Pass by lush green rolling hills, crystal blue lakes and soaring mountain peaks bound for the beautiful city of Interlaken. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Interlaken

    Today you will get to enjoy the spectacular views from the Top of Europe. Start your journey on the Bernese Oberland Railway and ascend the mountain toward the Jungfraujoch where a 360 degree panorama will take your breath away.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Interlaken > Bern > Zurich

    This morning we will return back to Zurich, stopping along the way in the Swiss capital of Bern. Your Tour Director will give you an orientation tour of this well preserved medieval city that is situated on the banks of the River Aare. Back in Zurich check into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Zurich > Basel

    After breakfast, transfer to Basel and board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • The comfort of small group sizes on your land journey with a maximum of just 24 guests
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience with an enchanting private classical concert at Rastatt Palace – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 39 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 57 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium on board beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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