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Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland, cruising the Moselle and Rhine rivers on this 10-night itinerary, which includes a 6night river cruise and 4 nights in the Swiss Alps—featuring the Matterhorn and Mount Pilatus. Ride aboard 3 legendary railways—the Gornegrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Also enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enhance your “Grand Tour” with the Amsterdam Pre-Program Option.


2024 Departures


June 28 to July 9 

Note that this program has several itinerary variations.

12 Days

1       Depart home city

2       Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Embark Amadeus Queen

3      Cologne, Germany

4      Cochem

5      Koblenz/Rüdesheim

6       Mannheim for Heidelberg

7       Strasbourg, France

8       Basel, Switzerland/Disembark Amadeus Queen/Bern/Lucerne

9       Lucerne

10     Lucerne/Zermatt

11      Zermatt

12        Zermatt/Geneva/Return to home city

Itinerary Highlights

  • Retrace the “Grand Tour,” a traditional European holiday taken by aristocratic young ladies
    and gentlemen of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
  • Explore Cologne’s Old Town and see the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Kölner Dom.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of charming Cochem with a visit to the Imperial Reichsburg castle.
  • Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Middle Rhine Valley to see Lorelei Rock.
  • Travel from Mannheim to Heidelberg, a highlight of the historical "Grand Tours."
  • Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated La Petite France in Strasbourg.
  • Tour Switzerland's capital city of Bern, including its beautifully preserved, UNESCO-inscribed
    Old Town.
  • Reach Mount Pilatus’ 7,000foot summit by panoramic gondola for a 360-degree vista.


  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage
    handling are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • Hospitality desk.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.

All program features are contingent upon final brochure pricing. Gohagan & Company reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions, and surcharges at any time.

Amadeus Queen
Exclusively Chartered

Deluxe River Boat

  • 84 spacious river-view suites and staterooms.
  • Deluxe amenities of a luxury hotel.
  • Complimentary house wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

The Legendary Railways of the Swiss Alps

  • The Gornergrat Bahn is Switzerland’s oldest electrified cog railway where—in the span of 5 miles—you will climb nearly 5,000 feet from Zermatt to lofty Gornergrat.
  • Lucerne’s Pilatus Railway offers breathtaking views of Swiss farms and forests along its 3-mile route from the summit of Mount Pilatus to the shores of Lake Lucerne.
  • The Glacier Express is an engineering marvel that penetrates the mountain barrier separating the cantons of Valais and Uri.

Amsterdam Pre-Program Option

Lined with iconic canals and stately 16th- and 17thcentury merchant houses, Amsterdam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the quintessential conclusion to your "grand tour" of Europe. Take a fullday excursion to quaint Edam and historic Hoorn. Enjoy accommodations for 2 nights in an ideally located, luxury hotel.

The Pre-Program Option is available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit

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