This 11-day journey through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake, and mountain travel.
Your trip starts in Geneva—home of the largest lake in Central Europe. This stunning city is swathed in snow-capped mountains and littered with museums worthy of exploring.
Once in Zermatt, marvel at the Matterhorn—which stands nearly 15,000 feet tall— from the windows of the Gornergrat Bahn, one of the most picturesque railways in the world.
Next stop: Lucerne. Before a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, take a gondola ride to the summit of Mount Pilatus. After a high-altitude lunch, descend the mountain aboard the world’s steepest cogwheel train—Pilatus Railway.
Finish your jaunt through Europe with a five-night cruise down the fabled Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam, passing through France and Germany along the way.
In Basel, wander through the oldest and largest zoo in Switzerland. And in Strasbourg, be sure to visit the towering Strasbourg Cathedral—strikingly similar to Paris’s Notre Dame.
Among the many sights to see in Germany, wonder at Mannheim’s 18th-century baroque palace and tour the extensive ruins of Heidelberg’s 13th-century castle.
In Rüdesheim, take a cable car to the Niederwald Monument, built to commemorate the unification of Germany, and in Koblenz, trek through gardens to Schloss Stolzenfels—a fairytale-like-castle just a few minutes up river.
Before concluding your trip in Amsterdam, check out 2,000-year-old Cologne. Must-sees here include Old Town, Museum Ludwig, and the colossal Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most visited landmark.
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Trip Name: Great Journey Through Europe
Date: July 18–28, 2020
Tour Operator: GOHAGAN
Price: From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.