Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise
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Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.
Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras to board the Eurostar service to Paris. We continue by train through France across to Chur in Switzerland.
Today, board the magnificent Glacier Express for a spectacular journey that offers unparalleled views of the most awe-inspiring mountain ranges in the world.
Enjoy the views as the train spirals up the mountains, crossing enormous viaducts, burrowing through tunnels and rising above the clouds on its way to Zermatt, under the Matterhorn. Here you stay at the 4-Star Park Hotel Beau Site.
Enjoy another mountain railway journey today, venturing forth on the Gornegrat Mountain Railway. This cog rail trip covers 4819 feet in its ascent of the Gornegrat, arriving at the summit where you can soak up the magical views of the surrounding mountains, including the imposing, indomitable Matterhorn.
Return later to Zermatt for a guided tour that includes the highlights of this pedestrianised town
Travel today from Zermatt to Basel by rail, where you board your ship, the Amadeus Silver III, this afternoon.
Sail into the charming German town of Kehl on Day 5. You have two choices here. Your first option is a city tour of Strasbourg, or alternatively travel along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße to the Black Forest and enjoying free time in the charming spa town of Baden Baden.
We arrive into Speyer this morning, where you have free time to explore. This town is home to one of the largest privately owned collections of vehicles in the world, the Technik Museum Speyer. Later in the afternoon, we have an excursion to the delightful town of Heidelberg where we are treated to a guided tour.
On Day 7 We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. This afternoon we pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We sail this evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz.
We depart from Koblenz this morning and discover the marvellous Upper Rhine. In the afternoon, we dock in Koenigswinter, where we embark on a journey on the Drachensfelbahn railway.
On Day 9, we arrive into Cologne, and venture forth into this vibrant German city on a walking tour.
We arrive into Amsterdam where we have a choice of two excursions, the first of which is a city tour of Amsterdam. The second option is an excursion to Hoorn where we board the splendid Medemblik Steam Train.
On Day 11, we disembark the ship and here your cruise concludes. Here, you are escorted to the railway station for your train to London, with your Tour Manager.
Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Embark on one of the world's finest Glacier Express before a cruise on the spectacular Rhine