Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

29 Days
Zurich to Amsterdam
From (USD)
$ 17,395
$ 15,595
Dates & Pricing

2022 Zurich > Amsterdam

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAC
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Bern

    Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. This afternoon, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern and your centrally located hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lucerne

    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

  4. Day 4 - Bern > Montreux

    Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. Upon arrival in Montreux check into your opulent hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Montreux > Zermatt

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour, then board a cogwheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt. Then check into for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Zermatt

    Today ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Stresa

    Today we cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check into your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Stresa > Lugano

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Famous for its baroque palace and luscious gardens, explore the palace and its grounds before returning to Stresa. Then journey to Lugano, your base for the next two nights. although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lugano

    Located on the shores of Lake Lugano surrounded by impressive mountains, the city is a sight to behold.

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    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 guided tour, sampling the delicious delicacies of the region along the way.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    This morning, drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in the resort town of St. Moritz. Enjoy an overnight stay

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - St Moritz > Seefeld

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Then continue to your hotel in Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Seefeld > Salzburg

    Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the Salzkammergut district, made famous by the movie ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon arrive at your hotel in Salzburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Salzburg > Vienna

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the lake side town of Hallstatt, before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna this evening where you will check into your hotel for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Vienna

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vienna > Budapest

    This morning after breakfast, travel to Budapest, one of the most majestic cities in the world. Upon arrival, board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship where you will be welcomed by your friendly crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vienna

    While cruising, relax in one of the on board lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

    Enrich

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Freechoice

    Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart. Or, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    Enrich

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Regensburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Explore the city on foot, or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Miltenberg

    Freechoice

    Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production, or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home made products.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg

    Immerse yourself 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.

    Enrich

    Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages. Partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and free flowing local wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Cologne

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or, explore the city’s past and present during a guided tour. Or, if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Explore the city by bicycle, or on foot during a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Amsterdam

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories.

    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 note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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