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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension

11 days from only $4,678pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Explore medieval Koblenz
  • Visit to the pretty, romantic town of Rüdesheim - centre of the Rhineland wine trade
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • An evening in Speyer - dominated by the imposing basilica
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg - amazingly rich in a wealth of sights
  • Visit to the old walled town of Breisach
  • Tour of the beautiful Black Forest and lakeside town of Titisee
  • Tour of some of the finest Swiss Alpine scenery, seeing the Jungfrau and the Eiger and the stunning lakeside town of Lucerne
  • Visit to historic Chur – spectacularly located at the very heart of this magical Alpine landscape
  • Experience one of Europe’s most scenic rail journeys on board the legendary Glacier Express
  • Visit world famous Zermatt – home to the iconic Matterhorn – symbol of Switzerland
  • Opportunity to ride the famous cog railway to the Gornergrat and experience some of the most breath taking Alpine scenery in the world

Selected departures from April to October 2019

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
3 nights in 4-star hotels
10 visits & tours
Travel on the legendary Glacier Express
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
All port charges & taxes
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
 

Overview

Journey into the very heart of this spectacular Alpine landscape on the legendary Glacier Express, enjoy iconically Swiss Zermatt in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn and the Mediterranean ambience of historic Chur.

Welcome aboard the first class river cruise ship, your luxury, floating hotel for the next seven nights. From the exceptional full-board cuisine to the luxurious cabins and suites you will very soon relax as we journey south to magnificent Switzerland.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

River cruise: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; 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; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

Extension: The price of this extension is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Stern in Chur and Hotel Simi in Zermatt, train transfer from Basel to Chur, standard class journey on Glacier Express, porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person and the services of a Riviera tour manager.

Please note that in Switzerland beds are often one bed base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from $169 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 superb value and includes 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.

The cost of the drinks package is $169pp for 2018 departures and $199pp for 2019 departures.

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

Susie and Peter Recommend...

"Did you know that less than 1% of Swiss wine is exported – but the country grows over 200 different wine grapes? In the hope that this arcane knowledge may serve you in some equally obscure quiz in the future, it’s also worth nothing that the two great wine rivers of Europe – the Rhine and Rhône – both rise very close to each other in the Swiss mountains. The Rhine has many stories to tell, from those of the Brothers Grimm to that of Martin Luther, and there’s another multitude told in wine which you can savour during this magical voyage."

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Reverse Itinerary

On selected departures, the Glacier Express Extension will be available at the beginning of the cruise, starting in Switzerland and cruising down-river to Germany.