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 <i>Gornergrat Bahn</i>, highest cog railway in Europe, with the Matterhorn  The idyllic Rhine River, near Kaub  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  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

Great European Journey

From Holland to Switzerland Aboard the 160-guest Amadeus Silver II and Three Historic Swiss Railways

11 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

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

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This was our first experience with Smithsonian and our first river cruise. It was amazing, wonderful, and exceptional! You won't be disappointed. 

- Mary and Glen N.

A captivating experience with in-depth knowledge of the areas visited.

- Elizabeth D.

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Jun 16 - 26, 2019 Departure
Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a wide range of courses on the European world. Several of his thirteen books focus on German history, including The Hessian Mercenary State and The Germans & the East. Two Fulbrights and a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation have enabled him to spend more than three years living and working in German-speaking Europe.