The Great Journey Through Europe
Cruising aboardthe deluxem.s. Amadeus Diamond
Switzerland -France -Germany -The Netherlands
August 26-September 6, 2013
From approximately $3995plus air
This extraordinary 11-day "Grand Tour" of Europe features five nights aboardthe deluxe m.s. Amadeus Diamond. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature four great UNESCO World Heritage sites—walk through Berne's Old Town, tour the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg, visit Cologne's magnificent Gothic cathedral and cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley—and Germany's medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt, Switzerland, enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne and ride aboard three legendary railways—the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway; the Glacier Express from Lucerne to Zermatt; and the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. 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 Post-Program Option.