Depart the USA for Zurich. (in-flight meals)
Arrive in Zurich today and we board our deluxe motorcoach which will transfer us to Lucerne, Switzerland and transfer to your hotel. This beautiful city sits amid snowcapped mountains on the north end of Lake Lucerne.
Today after breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of Lucerne, and see the world famous Lion of Lucerne, a monument spectacularly carved into the cliffside.
before traveling to Basel where you will board the Amadeus Silver II. Enjoy
meeting your fellow cruisers at the Welcome Aboard Dinner this evening.
Included morning city tour of Strasbourg. This city, situated on the border of France and Germany, blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way.
You will come to appreciate how the city has retained its historic charm and
beauty. No tour would be complete without a visit to the historic 'Petite France' quarter and Strasbourg Cathedral. Return to the ship in time for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. This evening after dinner, the ship will depart France for Germany. (B, L, D)
Free morning in Speyer. This former Roman settlement is one of the oldest in Germany. Religious architecture steeped in history, impressive facades, winding alleys and romantic squares characterize Speyer. Enjoy exploring on
your own or sign up for our Optional guided walking tour of Speyer. Reboard
for lunch and our departure for Mannheim, Germany. Early this afternoon we arrive in Mannheim, which sits at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar Rivers. Enjoy an afternoon Heidelberg Tour which includes the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle. A visit to Heidelberg's Old Quarter is sure to please as you stroll through the baroque style town which was largely
spared during the Second World War. Re-board the ship in time for dinner.
(B, L, D)
Included city tour of Rudesheim. Small picturesque Rudesheim is a typical Rhine Valley wine town. Our tour includes entrance to the Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, with its curious self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. We will return to the ship for lunch and our departure to Koblenz. Be sure to fling open your balconies or head to the Sun Deck as we cruise the most beautiful section of the Rhine that is legendary for its ancient castles and lofty cliffs. This afternoon we arrive in the 2,000 year old city of Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Enjoy a free afternoon or join our optional city Walking Tour of Koblenz. (B, L, D)
This morning is spent at leisure as we cruise toward Cochem, leaving the Rhine and cruising along the Moselle river. Upon arrival, feel free to get off the ship and explore this small romantic town on your own or join our Optional Walking Tour of Cochem with Wine Tasting which will afford you the opportunity to sample the world famous Moselle wines. We head back to the Rhine this evening as we enjoy
dinner onboard the ship (B, L, D)
Included city tour of Cologne. One of Germany's largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its
soaring, twin-steeples gothic cathedral. Enjoy a guided tour and learn a bit about the 2000 year history of this former Roman colony. Ship departs for Cochem this afternoon so enjoy some time on the Sun Deck. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Gala dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, L, D)
By lunchtime you will have crossed yet another country border to arrive in the
Dutch town of Hoorn. This picturesque village is a jumping off point for the
optional overland trip to the north of Holland and Amsterdam. For those
remaining onboard, discover the beauty of the Dutch Waterways as the ship glides toward the capital city of the Netherlands, where it will remain docked for the evening. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, disembark in Amsterdam and make your way to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
LEGEND: ( ) = Included meal, B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, DB = Dinner Banquet, L = Lunch
· Roundtrip scheduled airfare<br/>· 7 nights aboard the 5-star Amadeus Silver II Cruise Ship<br/>· 1 night in Lucerne, Switzerland<br/>· Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise (buffet breakfast,<br/>lunch, dinner, midnight snack)<br/>· Coffee, tea, ice water and iced tea are included with all meals. Cappuccinos,<br/>lattes and espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals!<br/>· 24 hour coffee & tea station<br/>· Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship<br/>· Welcome Dinner<br/>· Captain’s Gala Dinner<br/>· Fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin<br/>· Use of swimming pool on the Sun Deck and the Wellness Center inside<br/>including fitness equipment<br/>· Complimentary in-cabin movies<br/>· Elevator on board operating between 3 different deck levels<br/>· Daily onboard music performances<br/>· Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)<br/>· Use of Quietvox headsets included<br/>· Chamber Discoveries staff<br/>· Fuel Surcharges, air and port taxes<br/>· City Tours including: Basel, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rudesheim, Cologne and Amsterdam
Prices are subject to Deck and Cabin Type
*Optional Tours and Tour Extensions require minimum participation numbers and as such are subject to cancellation, change and price changes based upon participation rates.*