26 Day Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

Scenic River Cruise starting in Zurich and finishing in Amsterdam

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 26 Day Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine. You'll find that the magnificent Alps will inspire and astound, the perfect prelude to a life-changing luxury European river cruise. There's something hauntingly beautiful about...read more
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 26 Days
From: Zurich to Amsterdam
Tour Code: SSAC.1
Visits: Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 17,080
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 517
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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Zurich
Welcome to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.
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Zurich - Montreux
This morning, visit the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and see the Romanesque Cathedral. Then, leave Zurich behind and journey to Gruyères en route to Montreux, where you’ll enjoy your overnight Special Stay. (B/D)
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Montreux - Zermatt
Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful of settings, to enjoy an included tour. Board a cog-wheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt, a car-free village with views of one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, the famous Matterhorn. Check into your hotel for your two night stay. (B/D)
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Zermatt
Freechoice: Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery. (B)
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Zermatt - St. Moritz
This morning drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in St. Moritz in the heart of the Upper Engadin lakes district for your overnight stay. This alpine village has also hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions. (B/D)
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St. Moritz - Bern
Enrich: Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a fabulous opportunity to experience the local lifestyle. End the day with a two night stay in Bern. (B/D)
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Bern - Lucerne - Bern
Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog-wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi. (B)
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Bern - Innsbruck
Leave Switzerland bound for Austria. Enrich: Visit the Austrian town of Seefeld and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and treat yourself to the famous Austrian dessert, apple strudel. On arrival to Innsbruck, enjoy a tour of the city and visit the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over Innsbruck before arriving at your hotel. (B/D)
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Innsbruck - Munich
Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Later follow the Romantic Road to Munich for a two night stay. (B)
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Munich
Explore the streets of Munich on a walking tour featuring the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt. Freechoice: Motor enthusiasts can visit BMW World and Museum, showcasing its wide collections of cars. Alternatively, discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour. (B/D)
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Munich - Salzburg
Visit the Eagle’s Nest, located in the Bavarian Alps, then continue to Salzburg in Austria where you’ll visit locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Enjoy an overnight stay. (B/D)
12
Salzburg - Budapest
Travel via Vienna to Budapest, where you board your Scenic Space-Ship. (B/D)
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Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. (B/L/D)
14
Vienna
As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna. Enrich: Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (B/L/D)
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Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour. (B/L/D)
16
Dürnstein - Melk
Freechoice: Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines. Sundowners: As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. (B/L/D)
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Passau - Salzburg
Enrich: Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg. (B/L/D)
18
Regensburg
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (B/L/D)
19
Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century. Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class. (B/L/D)
20
Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (B/L/D)
21
Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River. (B/L/D)
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Würzburg - Rüdesheim
Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel. (B/L/D)
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Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Marksburg Castle
Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Enrich: Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast. (B/L/D)
24
Cologne
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne. (B/L/D)
25
Amsterdam
Freechoice: Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans. (B/L/D)
26
Amsterdam
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. (B)
Scenic Inclusions
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Scenic All Inclusive
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Scenic Sundowners
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Bespoke cocktail events for Scenic guests to toast the day’s end in remarkable locations across Europe. Read more
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Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine with Scenic.
SA, Australia
Sep 2018
1 Trip
“Fabulous Grand Alpine and River cruise”
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We travelled from Zurich to Budapest by coach and then did a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, both trips with Scenic Tours. We had a fabulous time on both trips. The scenery in Switzerland was amazing, particularly when we travelled through the Swiss Alps. Seeing the Matterhorn was one of the highlights, we had a magnificent view from our bedroom window in Zermatt.

The river cruise was wonderful, although a little stressful as river levels were very low and we weren’t sure if we would be able to cruise all the way to Amsterdam. Our cruise director was very good and kept us informed daily. We were actually the first Scenic cruise ship in 3 months to make it to Amsterdam without needing to transfer to coaches or change ships, we were very fortunate. Made some lovely new friends who we are going to catch up with next year. Yvonne was always very helpful and prompt in returning any calls or emails I sent, we really appreciate all her help with our booking. We would certainly recommend this trip.
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Cruises on Sale: 275
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RA
Royal Balcony Suite
Category R
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RS
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Ship Profile
Cabin Types
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Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • Suite size 160 sq ft/ 15 sq m
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
Prices & Dates
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Thursday
09 May 2019
Monday
03 Jun 2019
Scenic Pearl

17,985

per person

517

per person

17,468

per person

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Saturday
08 Jun 2019
Wednesday
03 Jul 2019
Scenic Jasper

17,685

per person

508

per person

17,177

per person

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
Wednesday
14 Aug 2019
Scenic Crystal

17,585

per person

505

per person

17,080

per person

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Thursday
09 May 2019
Monday
03 Jun 2019
Scenic Pearl

25,230

per person

734

solo traveller

24,496

solo traveller

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Saturday
08 Jun 2019
Wednesday
03 Jul 2019
Scenic Jasper

24,930

per person

725

solo traveller

24,205

solo traveller

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
Wednesday
14 Aug 2019
Scenic Crystal

24,830

per person

722

solo traveller

24,108

solo traveller

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Scenic Crystal
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 3,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,695
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,795
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 3,845
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,945
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 3,995
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 4,295
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony cabin) $ 4,645
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 5,045
Cat RA (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 6,895
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 7,395
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 7,895
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 9,595
Scenic Jasper
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 3,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,695
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,795
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 3,845
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,945
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 3,995
Cat B1J (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 4,245
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 4,295
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 4,645
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 5,045
Cat RR (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 7,495
Cat RP (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 8,895
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 9,595
Scenic Pearl
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 3,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,695
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,795
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 3,845
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,895
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,945
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 3,995
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 4,095
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 4,295
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 5,045
Cat RA (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 6,895
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 7,395
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 7,895
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 9,595
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