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.

Starting at: $5,495 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Typical canal in Amsterdam  The famous <i>Gornergrat Bahn</i>, the highest cog railway in Europe, with the profile of the Matterhorn  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  Germany's scenic Rhine River Valley  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 $5,495

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
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.