Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

29 Days
Zurich to Amsterdam
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$ 19,816
Dates & Pricing

2023 Zurich > Amsterdam

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAC
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Bern

    Zurich is full of treasures, discover them first hand on a walking tour. Then, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern and your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

    Journey to charming Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Bern > Montreux

    Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. On arrival check into your hotel.

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    Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied by an introduction and performance of the traditional Alphorn by members of the prestigious Swiss Alphorn Academy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Montreux > Zermatt

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, then travel to Täsch where you will board a cogwheel train to the village of Zermatt. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Zermatt

    Today ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Stresa

    Cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Stresa > Lugano

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Explore its baroque palace and luscious gardens, before continuing to Lugano, your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Lugano

    Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Freechoice

    Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Brè for spectacular views across the Lake and the surrounding alps, or taste the flavours of Lugano during a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    Drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps. Enjoy a stay in St. Moritz.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - St Moritz > Seefeld

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle. Then continue to your resort in Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Seefeld > Salzburg

    Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon arrive at your hotel in Salzburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Salzburg > Vienna

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the city of Linz for a guided tour before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Vienna

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory.

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    Enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vienna > Budapest

    This morning after breakfast, travel to Budapest, one of the most majestic cities in the world. Upon arrival, board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship where you will be welcomed by your friendly crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, join a local guide for a tour focused on the past and present of Budapest, or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. Or, if you’re feeling more active, take a hike to Buda Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vienna

    While cruising, relax in the on board lounge or viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

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    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour to Danube Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Freechoice

    Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region, to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit the fairytale castle, Burg Aggstein. Built in the 12th century, the castle ruins offer spectacular views across the Danube.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg and learn about one of its most famous residents, Mozart, and be mesmerised by the city’s history and architecture. Alternatively, choose to join a walking tour focusing on sights from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’. 

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    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch before an afternoon humming along to some of the catchy classics.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Regensburg

    There is much to explore in the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, situated at the confluence of three rivers. 

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city, or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Nuremberg

    Enjoy this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. 

    Freechoice

    Explore the city on foot on a guided walking tour or visit moving WWII sites and learn about this dark era in the city’s history. Alternatively, choose to stay on board for a beer tasting experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Bamberg

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of the Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. Alternatively, taste some of the city's regional specialities on a city walk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Visit Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine in the underground cellars, or visit the impressive estate of Schloss Weikersheim, a true Baroque and Renaissance delight. Alternatively, explore the famous Romantic Road, an important trade route during the Middle Ages, then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Miltenberg

    Freechoice

    Meet a Monk in a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about aristocratic life, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer or a farming family and taste some of their home-made products. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge

    Freechoice

    Board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, before enjoying a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or join a local guide for a hike through the vineyards that cover the slopes of the Rhine River then relax as you make your way back to the town centre by cable car.

    This afternoon enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. 

    Discover Germany’s motoring heritage with a special event held at Motorworld. Set amongst a large range of classic, vintage and Formula 1 vehicles, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun filled activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Cologne

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral, or step inside the cathedral and let your local guide marvel you with its history. Alternatively, explore the city’s past and present, from Roman times to its Jewish heritage, during a guided tour, or if you are feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Amsterdam

    Explore wonderful Amsterdam, with its wealth of canals, museums and bicycles. 

    Freechoice

    Hop aboard one of our e-bikes and take a guided bicycle tour outside of the city or join a flavours of Holland walking tour and taste some Dutch favourites, such as herring, cheese and poffertjes. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience an iconic canal cruise, or step outside of Amsterdam and visit the villages of Alkmaar & Schermerhorn, home to many authentic windmills dating back to the 16th century. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Amsterdam

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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