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The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam

Emerald Deck From $9,120

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Embark on an enchanting journey along the meandering Rhine River as it winds its way through Central Europe. Immerse yourself in the captivating sights, rich history, and vibrant culture of Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and France, while leisurely cruising on a riverboat.

Indulge in the charm of medieval winetowns, awe-inspiring cathedrals, majestic castles, and captivating museums, all set against the picturesque river landscapes that have inspired renowned artists like JMW Turner and Richard Wagner. Delight in a luxurious two-night stay at a prestigious hotel in Bern, where you can choose between a guided city tour or an excursion to the breathtaking Jungfraujoch in the Alps. Experience tranquility in the idyllic city of Lucerne.

Embark on your voyage from Basel, and along the way, make memorable stops at fascinating destinations such as Colmar, Baden-Baden, Rudesheim, and Cologne. Enjoy an exclusive evening arranged by Tauck, featuring a delightful combination of dinner and music at the remarkable Schloss Ehreshoven. Witness the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk and immerse yourself in the exploration of Amsterdam, including a captivating canal boat tour through the city’s historic waterways.

  • 97846
  • River
  • 29 Feb 24
  • Zurich
  • Amsterdam
  • Europe
  • 01 Apr 24, 14 Oct 24
  • 10Apr24, 23Oct24
  • 9 nights
  • Tauck Cruising
  • Cruise-Tour

  • Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Breisach (Germany), Baden-Baden, Rüdesheim, Cologne (Germany), Kinderdijk (Netherlands), Amsterdam


  • ONLY WITH TAUCK: Reception at the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, PLUS Dinner and entertainment at Schloss Ehreshoven, a German castle dating back to the 15th century
  • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at AUD $3,512
  • Two nights at the Hotel Bellevue Bern, with choice of a cogwheel train excursion to the
  • Jungfraujoch, or a chocolate-themed walking tour of Bern
  • Choice of bicycle excursion in Karlsruhe
  • A guided visit to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, plus a canal boat cruise
  • Visit to Jungfraujoch, high in the snow-clad Swiss Alps
  • Choice of visit to Caracella Spa in Baden-Baden or a bicycle ride
  • Visit to Siegfried's Musikkabinett, a museum of self-playing mechanical musical instruments
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in
  • addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Airport & train transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 24 meals; service charges, taxes, porterage & applicable fuel surcharges

Important Terms

  • * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
  • Cancellation penalties for Cruises & Train Tours apply as follows: 120 days or more before departure = Loss of Deposit. 60 days before departure = Loss of 50% of tour cost, not including air (if applicable), 59-1 day before departure = Loss of 100% of tour cost, not including air (if applicable)
  • Please note - Airfares included on On-Tour Flights required with any of Tauck tours may be subject to different cancellation fees not outlined above.
  • Cancellation penalties for land tours apply as follows: 60 days or more before departure = Loss of Deposit, 8 days before departure = 25% total cost of tour, 7 days or less before departure = 50% of total cost of tour
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
Cabin Name/Category From Price/person  
Emerald Deck $9,120 Book Now
Ruby Deck $9,700 Book Now
Diamond Deck $11,660 Book Now

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.

Day 1

Transfer to luxury hotel, Bellevue Palace Bern, from Zurich Airport or train station. Join us for a reception, dinner, and a two-night stay at this celebrity-favored landmark.

Day 2

Choose between a full-day excursion to Jungfraujoch, "Top of Europe," or a chocolate-focused walking tour of Bern; enjoy vibrant nightlife options.

Day 3

Depart Bern for Lucerne, a stunning alpine town with a medieval old town, including Chapel Bridge; enjoy an orientation walk, lake cruise, and then travel to Basel to embark on the River Rhine cruise.

Day 4

Dock in Breisach and drive to Colmar, France, a charming village in Alsatian wine country known for its preserved medieval architecture, including colorful houses, cobblestone streets, and canals. Visit the Unterlinden Museum, enjoy Alsatian cuisine, and then sail through the Upper Rhine Plain.

Day 5

Arrive in Karlsruhe and depart to Baden-Baden, a spa town of old-world luxury famous for curative waters, grand architecture, and scenic surroundings; choose from guided walking tour, Caracalla Spa visit, or Ebike excursion; return for evening entertainment onboard.

Day 6

Explore the Rhine Gorge and dock in Rüdesheim, a charming winemaking town with cobblestone streets, wine taverns, and the captivating Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett; optionally discover Rüdesheim by e-bike before cruising the Middle Rhine with its sentinel castles; visit Schloss Ehreshoven for a Tauck Exclusive cocktail reception and dinner, then sail to Bonn for an overnight stay.

Day 7

Embark from Bonn and cruise to Cologne (Köln), an ancient city with Roman and medieval history; visit the restored Kölner Dom and Roman Germanic Museum; enjoy a scenic Rhine cruise to Dordrecht in the Netherlands.

Day 8

Arrive in Dordrecht, visit Kinderdijk's famous windmills by walking tour, boat ride, or bicycle excursion; learn about their water management role; return for lunch onboard and sail to Amsterdam for dinner.

Day 9

Arrive in Amsterdam for city tour with Rijksmuseum visit and canal cruise; explore independently, enjoy art museums and architecture; onboard choral performance, farewell reception, and dinner.

Day 10

Tour ends in Amsterdam with included transfer to Schiphol Airport or Central Train Station for departure; allow minimum three hours for flight check-in; inquire about additional nights in Amsterdam during booking.

Tauck Cruising

Go beyond the ordinary and experience cruise travel at its best with Tauck. What makes Tauck’s Small Ship Cruising and River Cruising unique is the focus on the destination. Each scenic ports of call connect you with people and places,  which will give you a moving, compelling and heart-warming experience both onboard and ashore.

Time ashore is enriched by in-depth cultural exploration and insider access that ensures up-close-and-personal connections with the locals and daily life. Tauck’s cruise travel adventures include guided sightseeing with local experts such as naturalists, historians, and accomplished lecturers. You’ll dine on regional cuisine on land at aboard ship that showcases specialties of the destination. After a day of extraordinary sightseeing, Tauck welcome you back onboard the hand-picked vessels for warm camaraderie and lively conversation that’s inherent on every Tauck cruise travel experience. The stories are endless, the memories are timeless and the connections priceless.

You can expect to see the sights a bit differently than you would with anyone else. Tauck explores Europe’s great waterways from the Rhine and the Danube to the Rhône and the Seine in France. Their luxurious riverboats are spacious and comfortable, welcoming you to an onboard experience characterized by the Tauck. Discover river cruises that go beyond the ordinary!

Tauck Voted World’s Best River Cruise Line

For the second time in three years, Tauck has been named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line" by the readers of Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s most authoritative and respected publications for travellers. The World’s Best Awards from Travel + Leisure are selected by the magazine’s readers. Every year, T+L holds a survey for readers to fill out on their main website. The survey remains open until April.

Winners are announced in the August/September issues of Travel + Leisure. These awards are given in categories such as hotels, resorts, spas, cruises, airlines, travel companies, tour operators, cities, islands, family travel, and more.

River Cruising

The heart of history meets the art of sophisticated river cruise travel aboard Tauck’s river cruises. Experience the Tauck difference on cruise travel days along great European waterways from the Rhine to the Danube, from the canals of the Netherlands to the Rhône, from the Main to the Danube and the Moselle…

You’ll cruise aboard spacious riverboats that have been custom designed to meet American standards with well appointed outside facing cabins and suites, a choice of on-board dining venues, complimentary wine with dinner, fitness centers and attentive personal service from Tauck’s staff and the ship’s crew.

Ancient civilizations beckon on cruise travel days along the River Nile in Egypt and China’s Yangtze River on Tauck’s Exotic journeys, where 3- and 4-night river cruise travel enhances land journeys.

Small Ship Cruising

The difference in Tauck’s small ship cruise travel lies in the choreography of the total cruise travel experience – the combination of personalized cruising with cultural land exploration. How you spend your days ashore – where you go, what you do, who you meet – that’s the Tauck difference. From the moment you step ashore, with 85 years of expertise on land ensures that on every cruise travel day, every moment of your shore excursions (all included in the price) count! Smaller ships hold fewer passengers, which means more personal attention from the captain and the crew – you’ll find the on-board atmosphere to be both club-like and comfortable. The pace is more relaxed, the conversations are richer, and the day-to-day experiences are shared with like-minded travelers.


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