Rhine Highlights with Switzerland - 201612 days & 11 nights , Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
Zurich, Lucerne, Gstaad, Montreux, Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne & Amsterdam
Though an integral part of the history of the region, Switzerland has always existed as one removed 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 is only the beginning. From Switzerland, begin your all-inclusive cruise through the heart of Germany. Take in Strasbourg, visit Koblenz, explore Heidelberg Castle and venture on to the port city of Amsterdam.
Day 1Welcome to Zurich
Start your journey with an overnight stay.Schweizerhof Hotel - 1 Night
Day 2Zurich - Lucerne
Repeatedly named the city with the world's best quality of life, Switzerland's largest city is full of treasures and you'll have the chance to discover them first hand. After that, you'll get to explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving at one of our majestic hotels.Palace Lucerne - 1 Night (B)
Day 3Lucerne - Gstaad
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad, where you'll enjoy a wonderful highlight lunch with unforgettable vistas. You can look forward to a two night stay at our glamorous waterfront hotel, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva.Fairmont Montreux Palace - 2 Nights (B, L)
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Montreux, one of Switzerland's most beautiful locations, before a cruise across the waters of Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle. You'll later get to tour this wonderful architectural jewel.Fairmont Montreux Palace (B)
Day 5Montreux - Basel
Today leave Montreux and journey to neighboring Vevey, also on Lake Geneva. You'll get to explore the charming town where milk chocolate was first created, and where Charlie Chaplin lived after fleeing the United States. From there, it's on to Basel where a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you'll have the chance to raise your glass to the occasion at the evening's welcome reception.Scenic Space-Ship - 7 Nights (B, D)
Visit Strasbourg, where you'll 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. If you wish, you can also taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our 'Shop with a Chef' offering. Or you can opt to tour the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for Hansel and Gretel and so many other fabulous tales.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
Explore the historic university town of Heidelberg, with its fine Renaissance Castle, or discover the unique Technik Museum in the charming river-side town of Speyer, where you'll see wondrous technological exhibits not to be found anywhere else.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
Enjoy a private tour of a fine Baroque-period Palace, before experiencing a sublime classical concert. It'll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Day 8Rudesheim - Koblenz
Succumb to charming Rudesheim, where you'll board the 'Winzerexpress' mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
Marvel at the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, before arriving in Koblenz.
Board a cable car in Koblenz for a scenic journey over the Rhine River to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. It'll be a moment to remember, and a great opportunity to mingle with newfound friends against yet another spectacular backdrop, whilst toasting the day's end.
Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles 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 fairy tale and you'll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
Discover medieval Schloss Burg castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it's a great day to see and discover.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
Cruise through 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, famous for its round cheese.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D )
After a hearty breakfast, you'll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight. You'll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you.(B)