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This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the new, deluxe Amadeus Imperial. Journey through the western center of the Continent through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the Rhine River. This program features six UNESCO World Heritage sites—Amsterdam’s storybook canals, Cologne’s Gothic cathedral, the Middle Rhine Valley, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, Bern’s Old Town and the Jungfrau-Aletsch region of the Swiss Alps. Visit medieval Rüdesheim in the heart of Germany’s wine country and the historical treasures of romantic Heidelberg. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt, Switzerland. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value. Three-night Amsterdam Pre-Program Option featuring the Floriade World Horticulture Expo, held once every 10 years.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Switzerland, France, Germany, The Netherlands
    Day 1. Depart the U.S. or Canada
    Day 2. Geneva, Switzerland / Zermatt
    Day 3. Zermatt for Matterhorn
    Day 4. Zermatt / Glacier Express to Andermatt / Lucerne
    Day 5. Lucerne for Mount Pilatus
    Day 6. Lucerne / Bern / Basel / Embark Amadeus Imperial
    Day 7. Strasbourg, France
    Day 8. Mannheim, Germany, for Heidelberg
    Day 9. Rüdesheim / Koblenz
    Day 10. Cologne
    Day 11. Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Disembark Amadeus Imperial / Return to U.S. or Canada

  • Trip Highlights

    • Five-night cruise from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to Basel, Switzerland.
    • Walking tour of picturesque Koblenz including the famous Deutsches Eck (German Corner), located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
    • Visit to the medieval town of Rüdesheim in the heart of the Rheingau, featuring a private tasting of local wines.
    • Excursion to Heidelberg’s 13th-century hilltop castle ruins. Scenic transfer from Basel to Lucerne, with a stop in Bern, Switzerland, with lunch in a traditional Bernese restaurant In Lucerne.
    • Two nights in the Five-Star Schweizerhof Hotel, with breakfast each morning.
    • Walking tour of 12th‑century Lucerne.
    • Panoramic Mount Pilatus gondola ascent with lunch at the summit, and the dramatic descent aboard the Pilatus Railway.
    • Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. Experience one of the great rail journeys of the world from Andermatt to Zermatt aboard the legendary Glacier Express, following a scenic transfer from Lucerne to Andermatt and lunch. In Zermatt
    • Two nights in the chalet-style Hotel Alex, with breakfast each morning.
    • Rail journey aboard the scenic Gornergrat Bahn, one of the most picturesque train rides in the world, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.  UNESCO World Heritage Site Highlights
    • Private cruise along Amsterdam’s Canal District.
    • Cologne walking tour, including a stop to see the magnificent Kölner Dom.
    • Cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley and see fabled Lorelei Rock.
    • Walking tour of Strasbourg’s historical Grande Île (Big Island) city center.
    • Tour of Bern’s storybook Old Town.
    • View of the imposing Jungfrau summit.