Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

27 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam with Scenic

Begin your journey in Zurich and cruise through to Amsterdam onboard the Scenic Crystal and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Zurich
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Amsterdam
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Oceanview Cabin SOLD OUT
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Cruise Itinerary

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1 Zurich
Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.
2 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)
3 Montreux - Zermatt
Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour then board a cog-wheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt. Check into your hotel for your two night stay. (B/D)
4 Zermatt
Freechoice: Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively, take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery. (B)
5 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 for an overnight stay. (B/D)
6 St. Moritz - Bern
Enrich: Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. End the day with a two night stay in Bern. (B/D)
7 Bern - Lucerne - Bern
This morning, join the oldest cog-wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake from Vitznau to Lucerne. Later, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the Chapel Bridge with free time. (B)
8 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)
9 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)
10 Munich
Explore the streets of Munich on a walking tour, see the Marienplatz and the Town Hall with its world famous Glockenspiel. Tonight you will enjoy a sumptuous dinner featuring typical German cuisine at one of Munich’s oldest restaurants. (B/D)
11 Munich - Salzburg
Visit the Eagle’s Nest, located in the Bavarian Alps, then continue to Salzburg where you’ll visit locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Overnight stay in Salzburg. (B/D)
12 Salzburg - Vienna
Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the Salzkammergut district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. Continuing on to Vienna, check into your hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
13 Vienna - Budapest
This morning after breakfast, travel to Budapest, one of the most majestic cities in the world. Upon arrival, board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship where you will be welcomed by your friendly crew. (B/D)
14 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)
15 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: Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. (B/L/D)
16 Vienna
Freechoice: Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture with a local expert, or explore Vienna on a cycling tour. (B/L/D)
17 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 the fairytale castle Burg Aggstein and learn about its impressive history while enjoying the views over the Danube. (B/L/D)
18 Passau - Salzburg
Enrich: Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive performance is based on the timeless movie of the same name. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to some of the catchy classics. (B/L/D)
19 Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. Or you could cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace. (B/L/D)
20 Nuremberg
Freechoice: Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or stay on board for a beer tasting. (B/L/D)
21 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (B/L/D)
22 Würzburg
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine. Alternatively, 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 overlooking the Tauber River. (B/L/D)
23 Miltenberg
Today is your opportunity to meet the locals of this quaint German town. Freechoice: Visit a local monastery for a tour and insight into regional beer production or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, meet a Baron and Baroness and learn about modern royal life as they guide you through their castle, or opt to visit a local Schnapps producer and taste many of the flavours available. You also have the opportunity to meet a local farming family and taste some of their home made produce. (B/L/D)
24 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)
25 Cologne
Freechoice: Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral or learn of the city’s strong Jewish history. Alternatively, cycle to the charming village of Zons or visit Bonn, and learn about Ludwig Van Beethoven’s connection with this city. (B/L/D)
26 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)
27 Amsterdam
Depart after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. (B)

Scenic Crystal

Ship Class
Ship Style
River Ship
Rivers
Rivers Explored
Europe
Passengers
Passengers
163
Crew
Crew
59
Year Launched
Launched
2012
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2019
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27 Day Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fabulous Grand Alpine and River cruise”
- SA, Australia Sep 2018 6 Helpful Votes

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...read more

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