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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
Arrive before 1.30pm, where we’ll meet you on arrival. An afternoon orientation discovery is on the cards, followed by a welcome reception.
Stay: Zurich Marriott Hotel
You will be well looked after throughout your journey with our special baggage transfer service, which means we’ll take care of the heavy lifting as your bags are chauffeured from one hotel to the next. Journey to Lucerne and set out on a walking exploration of the city.
Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or similarDaily :
Cruise Lake Lucerne, then ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, where you will pause to capture breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. The views don’t stop as you descend by a scenic gondola.Daily :
Embark on an exciting rail journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel to Lugano.
Stay: Two Nights, Lugano, Hotel Swiss Diamond or similarDaily :
Soak up the pleasant year-round climate in this holiday resort town. Cruise the peaceful waters of Lake Lugano, then it’s time to ascend the peak of Monte Bre, which rewards you with sensational views over Lugano. The evening has been kept free for you to explore at your own pace.Daily :
Cross the border into Italy’s Tirano by coach, where you’ll pause for a little discovery before boarding your first-class rail journey aboard the Bernina Express. Take in the panoramic views as you travel to St Moritz.
Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains or similarDaily :
Another day brings another incredible rail adventure. Board the Glacier Express to experience a journey from the Bernina Range to the Matterhorn. During the ride, you’ll cross more than 200 bridges and countless tunnels as you traverse the Alps in style, before arriving in Zermatt.
Stay: Two Nights, Zermatt, Hotel Monte RosaDaily :
Later, you’ll meet a mountaineer, who will share with you their stories of their conquests and what life is like living in the mountains.
Take a ride on the Gornergrat Railway for the best views of the towering Matterhorn.Daily :
Along the way, disembark in the wine region of Spiez and gain an insight into the local industry with a very special wine tasting experience.
Farewell Zermatt as you board your train bound for Interlaken.
Stay: Two Nights, Interlaken, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SpaDaily :
Ascend to the peak of Harder Kulm, where you will enjoy a private dinner and take in sublime views of the Jungfrau as the sun sets.
Your rail journey today is an epic one, as you journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. There’s nowhere better to feel like you’re on top of the world. Return to Interlaken, then tonight enjoy a special dining experience.Daily :
Board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass. First the train runs along the river Aare, then proceed past lush green valley farmland of the Simmen Valley, before climbing to the line’s highest point at 1,279 metres above sea level into the heartland of the Berner Oberland. Arrive in Montreux with time to relax before dinner.
Stay: Montreux, Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in a guaranteed Lake View RoomDaily :
Set out on a brief orientation tour of Montreux then travel to Geneva. Later tonight, come together for a farewell dinner.
Stay: Fairmont Grand Hotel GenevaDaily :
Transfer to the airport where you’ll join an included flight to Amsterdam. Board your river ship docked in the heart of the city.
Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River ShipDaily :
Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat or visit visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce.
Spend today on your preferred activity. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.Daily :
On a visit to Namedy Castle, wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here. In Koblenz this evening, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll.Daily :
You might like to take a gondola ride or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim and set out on your chosen activity.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg and set out on a guided exploration before time at leisure.Daily :
Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Alternatively, travel to Rothenburg. Or get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.
Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today.Daily :
Sail to Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert.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. Or, you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.
Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.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 :
Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.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. Later, visit the 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens. Otherwise, tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.
Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.Daily :
In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival at Budapest Railway Station, see the Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship.
Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.Daily :
Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.Daily :
From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit