Luxury Legendary Rhine & Switzerland

Follow the romantic Rhine through quaint villages in Germany, Switzerland & the Netherlands

Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Drinks Escorted Tours Fly Package

14 Nights from $ Per Person

Crystal Cruises

  Fly Cruise

  Switzerland, France & Germany

  14 Nights

  PA1N9IZY


Description

Discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Germany and Switzerland. See Gothic cathedrals and imposing fortresses; stroll Rüdesheim's famous Drosselgasse and savour local pinot noirs at a wine tavern.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Geneva, returning from Amsterdam
  • 7 night Glorious Switzerland tour with Insight Vacations, Geneva to Zurich
  • Includes select meals & drinks, luxury air conditioned coach with WiFi, select sightseeing options + more
  • 1st class rail journey from Zurich to Basel
  • 7 night luxury Rhine Cruise onboard Crystal Bach, Basel to Amsterdam
  • Includes farm-to-table cuisine, butler service for every suite, complimentary optional fine wines, champagne & premium spirits, generous collections of inclusive excursions ashore + more
  • Port charges & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options


 Insight Vacations - Glorious Switzerland highlights & itinerary

Authentic Dining

  • Geneva: What better way to start your Swiss journey than with a typical Swiss meal in a chalet-styled local restaurant!
  • Zermatt: Choose your own ambience, style of cuisine and drinks for a more intimate culinary experience with friends. You will be offered a selection of fine restaurants on your Zermatt Dine-Around Evening.
  • St. Moritz: You will be delighted with a delicious fondue dinner at a local restaurant, its a real Swiss treat.
  • Lucerne: Toast to new friends and Swiss adventures during your Celebration Dinner at Restaurant Seeblick.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Lake Geneva: Visit beautiful Chillon Castle, set on a rocky islet in the lake. With the help of a Local Expert, look out for Lord Byron's name which he carved into a pillar.
  • Zermatt: Ride the shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway up to the traffic-free Alpine resort. Should weather permit, you may even see the majestic peak of the Matterhorn.
  • St. Moritz: During your orientation of this alpine resort see the spa quarter and glacial lake.
  • Scenic Swiss Rail Journey: Travel along the route of the world-famous Glacier Express, through looping tunnels and dizzying viaducts. This is a glorious adventure in the scenic heart of the Swiss Alps, only possible by rail.
  • Lucerne: See the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and covered Chapel Bridge. 

Date

Itinerary

16 Aug 20

Geneva, City of Gardens

Welcome to Switzerland! Prepare yourself for varied modes of transport, all of which showcase the majesty of the snow-capped mountains, the glaciers, sparkling lakes, flower-filled meadows and the beauty of the rich, green valleys.  Hotel:Hotel d'Angleterre or similar. Meals: Dinner with Wine

17 Aug 20

Montreux, Chillon & the Matterhorn Village of Zermatt

Start your day with the highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens, nestled at the end of the lake. See the Jet d’Eau and Floral Clock. Then relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery as we continue to the scenic town of Montreux Situated at the foot of the Alps and boasting beautiful lakeside walks. Journey further around the Lake Geneva arc to the medieval Chillon Castle where a Local Expert will show you through the former home of the Counts of Savoy that was immortalised by Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Continue through the Rhone Valley, where high summer temperatures support vines and other fruits. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. During your orientation with your Travel Director, feast your eyes on the distinctive triangular silhouette of the Matterhorn. At night, enjoy a stroll in the clean, mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening.   Hotel: Resort Hotel Alex.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

18 Aug 20

Zermatt  - Free Time

Zermatt in summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming or hiking or spend a whole day relaxing in the fresh alpine surrounds. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy and France? Hotel: Resort Hotel Alex. Meals: Breakfast

19 Aug 20

Elegant Baveno

Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-metre summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella? Hotel: Hotel Simplon/Hotel Dino, Baveno, Italian Lakes. Meals: Breakfast

20 Aug 20

Grison Alps to Chic St. Moritz

Relaxed Start - Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grison Alps today. Ascend the Julier Pass to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterised by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake before there is time to explore further on your own or mingle with the jet set in the elegant boutiques. In the evening, you are treated to a delicious fondue dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Crystal Hotel/Steffani. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

21 Aug 20

Scenic Train Ride, Liechtenstein & Lucerne

Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, across the Grison Mountains and through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you explore the area around the castle. Continue to Lucerne alongside the the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zurich. On arrival see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your Travel Director will also show you the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge. Hotel: Renaissance Lucerne Hotel.  Meals:Breakfast

22 Aug 20

The Summit of Stanserhorn

Relaxed Start - Commence the day with a morning stroll along lakeside promenades or shopping for fine watches while enjoying the scenery. Then, from the town of Stans, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn. Explore Stanserhorn with Insight Choice.  At the highest point you can enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree panorama. At the foot of Mount Stanserhorn, embrace a fantastic wining and dining experience at Restaurant Seeblick. Celebrate new friends and a great trip during your Celebration Dinner, offering magnificent views over Lake Lucerne. Hotel: Renaissance Lucerne Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

23 Aug 20

Leave Lucerne for Zurich

In the morning, your departure transfer will leave for Zurich early morning. Meal: Breakfast

 

Crystal Bach – Rhine River Cruise

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

23 Aug 20

Basel, Switzerland

Embark

8:00pm

24 Aug 20

Strasbourg, France

9:00am

10:00pm

25 Aug 20

Karlsruhe, Germany

Mannheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany

7:00am

2:00pm

9:00pm

10:00am

6:00pm

Overnight

26 Aug 20

Rudesheim, Germany

Koblenz, Germany

 

7:00pm

3:00pm

Overnight

27 Aug 20

Koblenz, Germany

Cologne, Germany

 

8:00pm

2:00pm

Overnight

28 Aug 20

Cologne, Germany

 

3:00pm

29 Aug 20

Amsterdam

9:00am

Overnight

30 Aug 20

Amsterdam

Disembark

 

 

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown best available Panoramic Balcony Window available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 28 November 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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