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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.
Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River ShipDaily :
Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes.
Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.Daily :
On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. You might want to head up to the sun deck and take in the views as they pass by. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.Daily :
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.
Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.Daily :
Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Or travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.
In Wurzburg, choose from three exciting activities today.Daily :
Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.Daily :
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.
This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.Daily :
In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria.Daily :
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.
How you spend today is up to you with a number of options on offer.Daily :
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure.Daily :
After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience.Daily :
Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary. On arrival in the late afternoon, you might like to disembark and explore at your leisure.Daily :
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest, taking in its historic monuments including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore your way.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Budapest and transfer to the airport for your included flight to Zurich.
Stay: Hotel Ambassador Zurich, a Small Luxury HotelDaily :
Explore Zurich on a guided tour before travelling to Basel, where you will visit the Christmas market. Revel in the festive spirit at the Christmas markets, where twinkling lights and mulled wine are on display. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: Basel, Hotel DDaily :
In Basel, delight in a leckerli cookie workshop. Originating in Basel, these traditional Swiss cookies were created by local spice merchants in the 1400s, and are now a popular treat and the pride of Basel. After learning how to bake like the locals do, indulge in sampling these chewy, nutty cookies flavoured with spices.
Head underground to see the historic city walls of Basel, before a festive Signature Experience. Later, stop in the Swiss capital of Bern en route to Montreux. Here, your hotel is situated in a prime position overlooking the sublime shores of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Victoria a Glion sur Montreux, in a guaranteed Lake View RoomDaily :
Call into the lakeside town of Vevey before a visit to Chaplin’s World, dedicated to the film artist Charlie Chaplin. Here, embark on a cinematic journey through time as you enter the manoir, a beautiful home in which Chaplin spent the final 25 years of his life. You will also visit the museum’s old Hollywood-style studio where you can immerse yourself in the world of silent film. Afterwards, take a stroll around the surrounding four-hectare garden estate. This afternoon, browse the displays of the Vevey Christmas markets.Daily :
Journey to Gstaad where you will learn why Switzerland is renowned for having some of the finest cheese in the world. Visit Kase-Grotte (the Cheese Grotto), where you’ll enter the magnificent cave that houses more than 3,000 cheese varieties, which of course is followed by a tasting. Later, arrive in the quintessential Swiss resort village of Grindelwald, where you will stay in a traditional hotel with rooms offering stunning views over Eiger mountain.
Stay: Three Nights, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof GrindelwaldDaily :
Make the most of the fairytale winter setting with a private reception at the Glacier Bar.
Today you will ascend 3,466 metres above sea level as you board a funicular train to Jungfraujoch. Affectionately known as the ‘Top of Europe’, this climb up the Bernese Alps offers sensational views along the journey and at the summit. Here, we’ve organised a special Signature Experience.Daily :
We’ve set aside a full day for you to explore more of this Swiss resort village at your leisure.Daily :
After breakfast, travel to Lucerne and explore this picturesque lakeside town. This evening enjoy dinner at a traditional fondue restaurant.
Stay: Two Nights, The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph CollectionDaily :
Today enjoy a magical Christmas walking tour. On your tour, hear about the seasonal traditions of Lucerne while wandering the many stalls of its Christmas markets. You’ll be sure to feel the magic of the festive spirit come alive.Daily :
Head to Andermatt, then journey aboard the Glacier Express in first class to Chur. During your remarkable train journey, you will glide through the Rhine Gorge and over the Oberalp Pass. Upon arrival in Chur, disembark your train and re-board your coach as you journey to the ski resort town of Flims.
Stay: Two Nights, Waldhaus FlimsDaily :
Today, travel along a series of picturesque trails on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy a progressive dinner this evening as you dine at different restaurants at your hotel.Daily :
Travel to the wine region of Bad Ragaz, a region renowned for its thermal springs and wine. Here, visit a family run local winery to sample some of the wines produced on the estate, and gain an insight in to how wine and other fresh produce was cultivated here over 1,000 years ago. Return to Zurich and browse the enchanting Christmas markets. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits.
Stay: Hotel Ambassador Zurich, a Small Luxury HotelDaily :
Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.Daily :
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