The Netherlands ◆ Germany ◆ France ◆ Switzerland
Cruising aboard the deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver II
Join us on this Great Journey through Europe, the trip of a lifetime and an opportunity to retrace the traditional 17th‑, 18th- and 19th-century “Grand Tour.” Travel through four countries and the western heart of the Continent on this carefully planned, exclusive itinerary. Cruise the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-designated Rhine Valley, passing the lush vineyards of its Rheingau wine region on the river’s bank, and through Holland’s picturesque waterways, surrounded by polder land reclaimed from the North Sea. Experience three of the world’s great railway journeys and visit four important UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver II, launched in 2015, provides our elegant accommodations en route from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Basel, Switzerland. Port calls along the way include Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Mannheim for Heidelberg, Germany, and the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France, a fusion of both French and German cultures.
From Basel, disembark and journey overland through the verdant, picturesque countryside of Switzerland. Stop in the medieval gem of Berne and in scenic Interlaken in the foothills of the magnificent Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend two nights in lovely Lucerne in the Five-Star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, where glorious Alpine panoramas surround you. Then, cross the mountainous backbone of Switzerland aboard the celebrated, ingeniously engineered Glacier Express railway, and, in Zermatt, marvel at the iconic Matterhorn as you travel aboard the Gornergrat Bahn, the country’s oldest cog railway.
This extraordinary Great Journey through Europe travel program is an excellent value with all excursions and deluxe accommodations included.
*Itinerary also operates in reverse direction.
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
The Glacier Express