Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland, cruising the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornegrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Also enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enhance your “Grand Tour” with the Amsterdam Pre- or Post-Program Option.
Program runs in reverse order on some departures.
- Program Highlights
- Itinerary at a Glance
- Vessel Sailing
- Enhance Your Journey
- Trains Featured
- Extraordinary, specially designed European tour exclusively offered by Gohagan & Company in our tradition of innovative programming and educational travel.
- Experience three of the world’s greatest railways—the panoramic Glacier Express, the scenic cogwheel Gornergrat Bahn, and the dramatic Pilatus Railway.
- Twelve-day program, including four nights in the Swiss Alps and a six-night river cruise.
- A unique combination of river and lake cruising, rail travel, and evenings on land.
- Specially arranged cruise of Lake Lucerne and wine tasting in Rüdesheim.
- Incredible value for a comprehensive travel program.
- Amsterdam Pre- or Post-Program Option.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Embark Amadeus Imperial
Day 3 - Cologne, Germany
Day 4 - Cochem / Reichsburg
Day 5 - Koblenz / Rüdesheim
Day 6 - Mannheim for Heidelberg
Day 7 - Strasbourg, France
Day 8 - Basel, Switzerland / Disembark boat / Bern / Lucerne
Day 9 - Lucerne
Day 10 - Lucerne / Zermatt
Day 11 - Zermatt
Day 12 - Zermatt / Geneva / Return to U.S. or Canada
Itinerary also operates in the reverse direction.
Exclusively Chartered, Deluxe River Boat
The elegant and meticulously crafted Amadeus Imperial, launched in 2020, features all the comforts of a refined and traditional hotel. 72 stylish staterooms and suites are among the most spacious of any European river boat (188 to 284 square feet). Suites include a private balcony, and select staterooms feature a unique floor-to-ceiling window that lowers to French-balcony height at the touch of a button.
The Golden Age of Amsterdam Pre- or Post-Program Option
The historical heart of Amsterdam, laced with tree-shaded canals and stately 16th- and 17th-century merchant houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the perfect start or finish to your Great Journey through Europe. Accommodations are for three nights at the Renaissance Amsterdam.
The Pre- or Post-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Admire the awe-inspiring, visionary work and vast scope of Switzerland’s impressive railways as you experience firsthand the sublime majesty of the iconic Alps from incredible perspectives. Journey on three of the world’s great Alpine railways—the panoramic Glacier Express, the scenic Gornergrat Bahn, and the dramatic Pilatus Railway—and, while admiring the innovative engineering necessary to create these routes, savor vignettes of the quintessentially Swiss landscape—including 14,000-foot-high mountain peaks, flowing streams, cavernous gorges, and crystalline glaciers.
Schweizerhof Zermatt is situated in a beautiful, quiet location in the center of Zermatt.
The five-star Schweizerhof Hotel is located on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
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