Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

Travel in luxury from Zurich to Amsterdam on this 12-day cruise. Take in the highlights of the Rhine & Switzerland including Lucerne, Montreux & Strasbourg.

12 Days
Zurich to Amsterdam
From (USD)
$ 6,145
Dates & Pricing

2022 Zurich > Amsterdam

The heart of Europe and Switzerland

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 starting in Zurich. But that’s just the beginning. Your all-inclusive cruise will take you through the heart of Germany and into the port city of Amsterdam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMSW
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Start your journey in Zurich with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Lucerne > Bern

    Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later, explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps, before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern and your centrally located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Bern > Montreux

    Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your luxurious hotel, where you will enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Montreux

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    Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The restaurant makes its own cheese, and in your private demonstration, the cheesemaker will transform milk into hard cheese right in front of your eyes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Montreux > Basel

    Transfer today to Basel where you will be greeted by your friendly crew and welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace region and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, or join a guided tour through the picturesque Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rastatt > Baden-Baden

    Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

    Freechoice

    Tour the ruins  of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of this global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

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    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

  8. Day 8 - Heidelberg

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Koblenz the city straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem and the beautiful Moselle Valley on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle that dates back to the Middle Ages. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region. Learn about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture postcard scenery

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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. Alternatively, learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesakes, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many of the European royals, or stay on board for a beer tasting sampling multiple different beers including the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local farm for a delicious cheese tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amsterdam

    After a hearty 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

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