"Stephen Kinzer is fascinating, has an amazing breadth of knowledge, tells stories in animated and funny ways, and is so interested in others. I didn’t want the trip to end, but had to return to my job!"
Great Journey Through Europe: The Netherlands, Germany, France & Switzerland
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features five nights aboard the Deluxe Amadeus Fleet. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River.
Specially arranged guided excursions feature five great UNESCO World Heritage sites—explore Amsterdam’s storybook canals; visit Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral; tour the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg; cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley and walk through Berne’s Old Town. We also visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle.
Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne, Switzerland, ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Lucerne; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountains is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Pre-Program Option or two-night Interlaken Post-Program Option.
From approximately $3,995, per person, double occupancy