27 Day Alpine Wonders and Magnificent Europe
Alpine Wonders and Magnificent Europe
From: Zurich to Amsterdam
Countries Visited: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Netherlands
( Brochure Price:
$ 19,240 pp )
Our Price: $18,278 pp
1. Arrive Zürich
Arrive before 1.30pm and enjoy an orientation tour, then later, a Welcome Reception.
2. Zürich, Lucerne
Travel to Lucerne and enjoy a walking tour. Later, arrive at your grand hotel overlooking Lake Lucerne.
3. Lucerne, Mt Pilatus
Enjoy a cruise on the serene Lake Lucerne. Then, ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, where you will absorb breathtaking views over Switzerland at the top. The magic continues as you descend by a scenic gondola.
4. Lucerne, Gruyères, Schönried-Gstaad
See beautiful alpine landscapes in Gruyères and admire its verdant countryside. Later, arrive in Schönried-Gstaad, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.
5. Schönried-Gstaad, Lake Geneva, Lavaux, Zermatt
Journey to Zermatt and enjoy dinner accompanied by the local Heida wine.
Ride the Gornergrat Railway for sublime views of the towering Matterhorn.
7. Zermatt, Andermatt, St Moritz
Travel via the stunning Furka Pass to Andermatt and board the Glacier Express, one of the most scenic journeys through the world-famous Swiss Alps. Disembark in the glamorous alpine resort town of St Moritz.
8. St Moritz, Telfs-Seefeld
Enjoy a picturesque drive to the resort town of Telfs-Seefeld. Arrive at your luxury alpine retreat, the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol - a haven conceptualised by Dr Hans Liebherr. Tonight, dine at your hotel.
9. Telfs-Seefeld, Neuschwanstein, Munich
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, said to be the inspiration of the royal castle that featured in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Continue to Munich where you’ll enjoy a Bavarian dinner.
Explore Munich on a guided city tour then later, choose between a number of activities.
11. Munich, Lake Chiemsee, Berchtesgaden
Stop at the cerulean waters of beautiful Lake Chiemsee. Then head up to the summit of Eagle's Nest, originally built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. Absorb alpine vistas, then continue to Berchtesgaden.
12. Berchtesgaden, Salzkammergut
In the picturesque Salzkammergut Lake District, cruise Lake Wolfgangsee, then experience an authentic Austrian coffee house as you delight in coffee and cake at the famous Konditorei Zauner. Later, return to Berchtesgaden for a delicious Farewell Dinner at a traditional restaurant.
13. Berchtesgaden, Budapest, Embark Ship
In Budapest, board your river ship. This evening, enjoy a spectacular twilight cruise through Budapest.
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Re-board your ship and sail to Vienna.
This afternoon, arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafes. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Embrace the chance to personalise your time here in Vienna thanks to a choice of activities. In the evening, an exclusive experience takes place.
17. Dürnstein, Melk
Your ship arrives at Dürnstein, then later continues cruising to Melk. Enjoy a selection of activities in both locations.
18. Linz, Passau
From Linz, a number of activities are on offer today. Both touring options will then conclude in Passau, where you will re-board your river ship. Otherwise, remain on board and cruise to Passau, where you will enjoy a walking tour.
Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.
This morning your ship will arrive in the fascinating World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Explore the Old Town with a local expert to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz.
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning, where you may select an experience.
24. Rüdesheim, Andernach
Dock in Rüdesheim and set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship’s Sun Deck offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the scenery of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise the Rhine’s most beautiful stretch. Onwards, at Andernach, disembark for an exclusive experience.
Arrive in the Gothic city of Cologne, centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, choose from a number of experiences on offer.
Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and join your chosen experience. In the evening, come together for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
27. Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam
Be transferred to the airport.