Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Cologne
Freechoice: Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling 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 the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.
Day 5 Baden Baden
Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.
Freechoice: Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 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 guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Day 7 Strasbourg
Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Basel > Montreux
Disembark and transfer to 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. This afternoon you’ll get the chance to luxuriate at your hotel located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, where you’ll be enjoying a two night stay. (Breakfast)
Day 9 Montreux
Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform 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. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 10 Montreux > Bern
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Bern for your overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 11 Bern > Lucerne > Zurich
Journey to Lucerne and discover this charming town on an orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and home to a host of treasures. Enjoy an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 12 Zurich
Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Cruise to the heart of Europe on a 12 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Discover the beauty of Switzerland, visit Lake Geneva, Montreux and the Alps.
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.
26 meals including 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 8 Dinners
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.