Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Swiss Alps from the windows of historic trains, then board a deluxe river ship for a five-night cruise through France, Germany, and Holland.

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 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

From Switzerland to Holland

11 days from $3,995

Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Swiss Alps from the windows of historic trains, then board a deluxe river ship for a five-night cruise through France, Germany, and Holland.

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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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SHIP

Amadeus Silver II

The new, state-of-the-art Amadeus Silver II enjoyed its debut season in 2015 joining the Lüftner fleet of elegant river ships. This gracious ship with 84 cabins and suites offers the utmost in service, safety, and comfort. Step into the elegant reception area and immerse yourself in an ambiance akin to an elegant European hotel. Relax in the panoramic lounge, indulge yourself with a soothing massage, browse in the boutique or connect with friends and family back home on the internet.

At the end of each day, return to the comfort of your bright, modern cabin featuring views of the passing scenery, satellite TV and a private bathroom with shower. As an added value feature all of your meals are included during the cruise portion of your journey. Savor international cuisine at the restaurant’s delicious breakfast and luncheon buffets, and enjoy regional specialties at dinner each evening. Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

 The <i>Amadeus Silver</i> cruising along the Wachau Valley near Durnstein   <i>Amadeus Silver II</i> bar  <i>Amadeus Silver II</i> near Cologne  <i>Amadeus Silver II</I> cabin  <i>Amadeus Silver II</i> Club  <i>Amadeus Silver II</i> passing Cologne

Amadeus Silver III

Amadeus Silver III, along with sister ships in the Amadeus fleet, reflects the elegance and romance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music. The meticulous crafting of these deluxe ships sets new standards in design and technology and feature the comforts of a floating five-star hotel.

Public facilities are spacious and typically include the Panorama Bar, Lido Bar, Amadeus-Club with Internet station, library, beauty salon, boutique, fitness studio with massage services and early morning exercise classes. The Sun Deck features outdoor dipping pool, golf putting green, and walking track. Guests will aslo appreciate the complimentary audio headset available to all passengers for listening enhancement during shore excursions. Laundry service is available.

Staterooms

Each exclusively chartered ship offers up to 84 river-view, air-conditioned, stylishly appointed suites (284 square feet) and staterooms (from 172 square feet), among the most spacious of any European river ship. Most accommodations feature a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with iron railing. Each stateroom has two twin beds (convertible to one queen-size bed), a private bathroom with shower (suites have a bathtub with shower), individual climate control, satellite telephone and television, writing desk, safe, and hair dryer.

 Cuisine

Freshly prepared continental meals featuring local ingredients are served in single, unassigned seatings in the delightfully scenic Panorama Restaurant and include early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea, four‑ course dinner, and late-evening snack. Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

Ship Staff

The English-speaking, international crew provides warm hospitality. The Amadeus Silver III meets the highest safety standards and is the only fleet of European river ships to have been awarded the “Green Certificate” of environmental preservation.