The Top 6 Best European River Cruises
Jan 26, 2022 · By Vacations By Rail
Six all-inclusive expeditions artfully combine travel on local rail lines with small boat cruising experiences to create a vacation to remember.Read more
2023 Tour code: GR-GERA-23
About the tour
Watch as the beauty of the Alps and the romance of the Rhine region unfold before your eyes on this 12-day European voyage. The tour commences in London, from which a Eurostar train takes us to Paris, and on to Strasbourg. Upon arrive in Switzerland, we enjoy a memorable introduction to the Swiss Alps. From Chur, we enjoy time in both Zermatt and Basel, as well as rides on two scenic railways, the Glacier Express and Gornergrat Mountain Railroad. In Basel, our mode of transportation changes with the boarding of Amadeus Imperial. This ship is our home for the next 7 nights and our ticket to the dramatic scenes along the Rhine River, including the Rhine Gorge and the Lower Rhine. Stops in Strasbourg, Speyer, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Cologne and Amsterdam offer unique tastes of the local culture through guided tours, optional excursions and free time to explore. From the fantastic regional wines of Rüdesheim to the memorable excursions aboard the Drachenfelsbahn Railroad and Medemblik Steam Train, there are so many incredible experiences ahead.
Itinerary: Basel - Amsterdam
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We meet in St Pancras International at our dedicated departure office before boarding the Eurostar to Paris. Here we transfer to the high-speed TGV service for Basel where we spend one night.
Today, meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at London St Pancras before travelling on the Eurostar service to Amsterdam, where you'll be escorted to the ship. This evening, we enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner this evening.
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