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Spectacular Switzerland with Romantic Rhine

Summary:

This European tour includes a Globus escorted vacation in stunning Switzerland, along witha river cruise on the legendary Rhine River through France, Germany, and Holland.

Begin in spectacular Switzerland, where you'll enjoy the country’s beautiful...

Duration
16 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
12-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 7,598.00
USD 7,098.00
Price per day
USD 444.00

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  • Avalon
Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama, Vista
Tour
Spectacular Switzerland with Romantic Rhine

Summary

This European tour includes a Globus escorted vacation in stunning Switzerland, along witha river cruise on the legendary Rhine River through France, Germany, and Holland.

Begin in spectacular Switzerland, where you'll enjoy the country’s beautiful mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zürich, Geneva, the Gruyère area, the Interlaken area, and Lucerne. The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the Interlaken area. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. From Interlaken, Globus has arranged an unforgettable rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can experience an unforgettable journey through the alpine world; stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers; and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. A truly unforgettable experience! Also, visit the magnificent castle in Gruyères and walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture. Visit Geneva, Switzerland's most international and second-largest city, to explore its fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. Here, you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in the city with a visit to the Reformation Park. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the famous Maison Cailler in Broc; and stop in Gstaad, one of Switzerland's most famous skiing resorts and a popular destination for international celebrities. In Lucerne, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.

Embark on your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and head for Breisach, Germany. Here, you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, and home to Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. In Strasbourg, France, be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, or sail to Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, offers world-famous museums and an abundance of restaurants amid the classic architecture and charming canals. See the treasures of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” A perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Europe!

Map: Spectacular Switzerland with Romantic Rhine (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Arrive In Zürich, Switzerland
Day 2.
Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva
Day 3.
Geneva
Day 4.
Geneva–Évian Les Bains, France–Broc– Gruyère Area,...
Day 5.
Gruyère Area–Gstaad–Interlaken–Grindelwald
Day 6.
Grindelwald. Excursion To The Jungfrau
Day 7.
Grindelwald–Berne–Lucerne
Day 8.
Lucerne
Day 9.
Lucerne–Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
Day 10.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Day 11.
Strasbourg, France
Day 12.
Mainz, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
Day 13.
Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge
Day 14.
Cologne
Day 15.
Amsterdam, Holland
Day 16.
Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Travel Countries (4): France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Ports of call (17): Amsterdam, Basel, Breisach, Colmar, Cologne, Geneva, Grindelwald, Gruyères, Heidelberg, Interlaken, Keukenhof, Koblenz, Lucerne, Mainz, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Zurich

Ship Information

Ship Name
Panorama
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Zurich

Arrow Going To

Amsterdam

River CruisesThis is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Memberships and Financial Protection

NTA USTOA


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