The Great Journey Through Europe
From approximately $3635 plus air
This unique 11-day journey of a lifetime exudes the spirit of the 19th-century "Grand Tour" through the Western heart of Europe--ride aboard three legendary railways, cruise along the fabled Rhine River and visit four important UNESCO World Heritage sites. Travel through the verdant Swiss countryside; stroll among Lucerne's half-timbered houses and along covered bridges; take in panoramic Alpine vistas during a ride on a cog railway up Mount Pilatus; cross the mountainous backbone of Switzerland aboard the celebrated Glacier Express; and marvel at the iconic Matterhorn from the highest cog railway in Europe, the Gornergrat Bahn. Embark one of the deluxe vessels of the prestigious Amadeus Premium Fleet and wind your way through France, Germany and Holland, passing Gothic cathedrals, medieval castles, terraced vineyards, rustic villages and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Riesling in Strasbourg, walk the narrow streets of the medieval university town of Heidelberg and stand before the twin spires of Cologne Cathedral. A special Amsterdam Post-Program Option is offered in this UNESCO World Heritage site.