Reminiscent of the 19th-century “Grand Tour,” this unique and popular journey features the heart of Western Europe—with both river cruising and train travel. In Amsterdam, board your deluxe river ship for a five-night cruise through Holland, Germany, and France, and then enjoy panoramic vistas of the Swiss Alps from the windows of historic trains.

Starting at: $3,995 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Historic Swiss train with the Matterhorn in the distance  <i>Amadeus Silver II</i> passing Cologne  Bikes along the canal, Amsterdam  Typical canal in Amsterdam  City of Cologne, showcasing the High Gothic cathedral   The idyllic Rhine River, near Kaub  Hilltop medieval castle overlooking the Rhine River near Oberwesel  The medieval town of Rüdesheim, located along the Rhine  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 charming Swiss town of Lucerne with its famous bridge  Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps  View of Lake Lucerne, the town of Lucerne, and Mt. Pilatus in the distance  The <i>Gornergrat Bahn</i>, highest cog railway in Europe, with the Matterhorn  The <i>Glacier Express</i> traveling through a tunnel in the Alps  View of Mt. Pilatus and the <i>Pilatus Railway</i>, the world's steepest cogwheel railway

Great European Journey

A River Cruise and Train Trip from Holland to Switzerland Aboard Amadeus Imperial

11-12 days from $3,995

Reminiscent of the 19th-century “Grand Tour,” this unique and popular journey features the heart of Western Europe—with both river cruising and train travel. In Amsterdam, board your deluxe river ship for a five-night cruise through Holland, Germany, and France, and then enjoy panoramic vistas of the Swiss Alps from the windows of historic trains.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Great scenery, fun transport, lots to see and learn. Nice group of Smithsonian travelers with good chances to connect and make friends apart from the larger group

- Barbara B.

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Hotel Alex (2022 Departures)

Zermatt, Switzerland

A family-owned Swiss chalet nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Hotel Alex offers guests spectacular vistas of snowcapped peaks and views of charming Zermatt. Guestrooms and public areas are luxuriously decorated, while the staff's hospitality is reflected in the hotel's warm ambiance.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt (2023 Departures)

Zermatt, Switzerland

This chalet-style, first-class hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Zermatt, an attractive alpine village scenically set at the foot of the Matterhorn. 

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland

Built in 1845, this deluxe, Victorian-style hotel has been owned and operated by the same family for five generations. It enjoys a central location along a promenade overlooking Lake Lucerne.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Astoria Lucerne (July 8, 2022 departure only)

Lucerne, Switzerland

The Hotel Astoria is in the heart of Lucerne, only a 5-minute walk from the Culture and Convention Centre, the lakeside promenade, the famous Chapel Bridge and the train station.

The superior rooms are styled by the famous architects Herzog & de Meuron combining the highest comfort with the newest technological amenities.

Number of nights: 2