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

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 The idyllic Rhine River, near Kaub  The famous <i>Gornergrat Bahn</i>, the highest cog railway in Europe, with the profile of the Matterhorn  Bikes along the canal, Amsterdam  Typical canal in Amsterdam  City of Cologne, showcasing the High Gothic cathedral   Hilltop medieval castle overlooking the Rhine River near Oberwesel  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 delightful Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France  Strasbourg, along the Rhine River  A view of historic Bern, Switzerland   The town of Interlaken, situated between lakes and the Jungfrau  Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps  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)

Great European Journey

A River Cruise and Train Trip from Holland to Switzerland

11 days from $5,495

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

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2017 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. His most recent book is a biography of Frederick the Great of Prussia and was published by Penguin/Random House.

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2017 Departure
Thomas Emmert

Thomas Emmert

Tom Emmert is Professor Emeritus of European History at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.  His first experience in Europe was as a sixteen-year-old student in Munster, Germany in 1962.  By the end of that year European history was already his passion. He received his B.A. in history from St. Olaf College, during which time he also studied at Christ Church, Oxford.  His Ph.D. in medieval history is from Stanford University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he has been awarded research fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.  Professor Emmert has also had visiting appointments at the University of Zagreb, the University of Minnesota, and Stanford University.  Professor Emmert has broad interests in many areas of European history, particularly the fourteenth century and the reformation in Germany in the sixteenth century.  He has taught American undergraduate students in several semester programs in both Berlin and Zagreb. His publications include Serbian Golgotha: Kosovo, 1389 (1990) and, most recently, The Scholars' Initiative: Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies (2009), a collaborative project of scholars from around the world dedicated to providing an objective analysis of what happened to Yugoslavia at the end of the 20th century.

Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2017 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.