Rhine Highlights with Switzerland

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.

12 Days
Amsterdam to Zurich
From (USD)
$ 5,895
Dates & Pricing

2019 Amsterdam > Zurich

The heart of Europe and Switzerland

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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMSW
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Zurich

12 Day Itinerary

  1. 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.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 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.

    Sundowners

    Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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.

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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 (not available all departures will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum, enquire for details).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Montreux

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Montreux > Bern

    Ascend the Swiss Alps to the breathtaking village of Gstaad. Then continue to Bern for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Zurich

    Transfer to Zurich airport with wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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