In Amsterdam, board your deluxe riverboat for a five-night cruise through Holland, Germany, and France. Travel to the Swiss Alps and enjoy its panoramic vistas from the windows of historic trains.

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 Germany's scenic Rhine River Valley  Typical canal in Amsterdam  Bikes along the canal, Amsterdam  City of Cologne, showcasing the High Gothic cathedral   The medieval town of Rüdesheim, located along the Rhine River Valley and in the heart of Germany's wine country  The German university town of Heidelberg, along the Neckar River  The picturesque town of Strasbourg, which reflects both French and German cultures  Strasbourg, along the Rhine River  The delightful Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France  A view of historic Berne, Switzerland   The town of Interlaken, situated between lakes and the Jungfrau  Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps  The famous <i>Gornergrat Bahn</i>, the highest cog railway in Europe, with the profile of the Matterhorn  The <i>Glacier Express</i> traveling through a tunnel in the Alps  The charming Swiss town of Lucerne with its famous bridge  View of Lake Lucerne, the town of Lucerne, and Mt. Pilatus in the distance  View of Mt. Pilatus and the <i>Pilatus Railway</i>, the world's steepest cogwheel railway (lower left)  Street scene in Zurich in the evening

Great European Journey

A River Cruise and Train Trip from Holland to Switzerland

11 days from $5,295

In Amsterdam, board your deluxe riverboat for a five-night cruise through Holland, Germany, and France. Travel to the Swiss Alps and enjoy its panoramic vistas from the windows of historic trains.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016 Departure
Jon  Bailey

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey is well-known as a conductor, composer and teacher in the field of music, art and architecture.  He brings excitement, enthusiasm and entertainment to any subject he touches.  His presentations and demonstrations are packed full of musical examples that delight, challenge and clearly instill a love of music in his listeners.

Jon holds degrees in music from Northwestern, UC Berkeley, MDiv. from Drew University,  and a doctorate from Stanford University.  He was dean and professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to teaching at the Yale School of Music where he conducted the Yale Concert Choir, the New Haven Chorale and taught courses in the history of music.  Currently Jon is professor emeritus at Pomona College in Claremont, California where for 10 years he was chair of the Music Department and conducted the College’s choral ensembles.  Twice he won the coveted ‘outstanding teacher of the year’ award determined by the student body.  He currently teaches two courses each year in such subjects as musical theater, and the history of music -- his courses always filled with cross-cultural experiences of art and architecture.  Jon was the acclaimed conductor of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles for thirteen years, has been a program consultant for National Public Radio, and Arts Commissioner with the City of West Hollywood, California.  A recipient of two Fulbright research grants, he has traveled and studied in Europe and Australia.  He has lectured at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and is currently teaching at the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco.

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016 Departure
Tim Blanning

Tim Blanning

Tim Blanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. A Fellow of the British Academy since 1990, Tim has also published extensively on the political and cultural history of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Among his publications are The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture (2002), The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815 (2007), The Triumph of Music (2008) and The Romantic Revolution (2010).  Tim's books have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, German, Polish, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian and Arabic, and his biography of Frederick the Great of Prussia will be published by Penguin/Random House in the autumn. Tim will accompany travelers on our journey concluding in Lucerne.

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016 Departure
John Sweets

John Sweets

John Sweets is Professor Emeritus of History, specializing in the Vichy France era, the French Resistance, and occupied France. He has taught 19th and 20th century European history at the University of Kansas, University College, Dublin (Ireland), The School of International Studies (Fort Bragg, NC), and at the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon (France). John has received two NEH Fellowships for his research and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has authored many works on France, including The Politics of Resistance in France (1976) and Choices in Vichy France (1986), and has edited four volumes of The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History (1982-85). His other current research interests include a case study of the Lacemakers of Le Puy in the 19th century and an investigation of France and the Holocaust. John will accompany travelers on our journey concluding in Zermatt.