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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension

11 days from only £2,378pp

Experience more with so much included

  • 7 visits and tours including guided tours of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer, a drive through the Black Forest to Titisee, a full-day excursion to Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland, and a visit to Breisach
  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Live classical quartet recital on board 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary) 
  • 3 nights in an excellent, centrally located hotel with breakfast 
  • Explore Switzerland by train
  • Visit historic Chur, spectacularly located at the heart of this magical
  • Alpine landscape
  • Experience the legendary Glacier Express, Europe’s most scenic rail journey
  • Stay in world-famous Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn and a
  • perfect base for exploring the breathtaking Alpine scenery
  • Return scheduled flights from 7 regional airports or seats on Eurostar from London St Pancras International and TGV (a supplement may apply)
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge 
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers 
  • No surcharges guaranteed 
  • ABTA, ATOL and IATA protection 

Selected departures from May to October 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
3 nights in hotel accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Travel on the legendary Glacier Express
10 visits & tours
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Expert cruise director & concierge during cruise
Expert tour manager during extension
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

On our journey through the Rhine valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we have time to explore the old town at the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue our navigation through the dramatic Rhine Gorge where the sheer valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rudesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board.

As the Rhine widens and the landscape becomes less rugged, our cruise continues south, stopping in fascinating Rudesheim onto medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town.

Next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where you enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel.

Experience the most breathtaking Alpine scenery on earth on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland, seeing the majestic Eiger and Jungfrau, then discover Switzerland’s most attractive city, magnificent Lucerne, on our included tour.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a cabin and hotel room. Single cabins/rooms are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day of the cruise; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee on board the ship, three nights in hotels in Zermatt and Chur with breakfast, all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, all overseas trasnfers and coach travel as mentioned, the services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge during the cruise and an expert Riviera Travel tour manager during the extension.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The drinks package is available during the cruise only and not during the extension. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team

Meet Cruise Director Hanna

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Swiss Francs
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Languages: German, Swiss
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship or hotel location Transfer time
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne (ship) 1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Zurich Airport Zermatt (hotel) 3 hrs 40 mins including a change of train

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