Jungfrau Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise
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Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station, allowing you to enjoy lofty views across the Alpine peaks below. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.
Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras to board the Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we continue to Interlaken by rail. We check into our hotel, the 4-Star Hotel Metropole where we enjoy dinner tonight.
You may wish to head out on an evening stroll into the town. Interlaken is set between the lakes Thun and Brienz, and the beauty of the surrounding mountains is on full displays as they stand guard over the shimmering calm waters.
We travel on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. We begin on the Bernese Oberland Railway, trundling through the foothills of the Alps from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, through fl owerfi lled pastures and past pretty villages. We then join the Wengeralp Railway, continuing our ascent through ever changing scenery to Kleine Scheidegg, where we join the Jungfrau Railway.
Climbing further from Kleine Scheidegg, the train arrives at Jungfraujoch, the 'Top of Europe', located 3454m above sea level. With free time at the summit station, you will have plenty of time at the summit to explore the Ice Palace and its many ice sculptures as well as visit the café here.
We depart Interlaken today, travelling to Basel by rail. The route takes us through the beautiful Swiss countryside in comfortable carriages, giving us a chance to embrace the magic of this marvellous country. On arrival into the fine city of Basel, we board the Amadeus Silver II or III for our cruise along the Rhine.
Our vessel sails into the charming German town of Kehl on Day 2. You have two choices here. Your first option is a tour of Strasbourg. Your alternative sees you travel along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße into the famous Black Forest.
We arrive into Speyer this morning, where you have free time to explore. This town is home to one of the largest privately owned collections of vehicles in the world, the Technik Museum Speyer. Later in the afternoon, we have an excursion to the delightful town of Heidelberg where we are treated to a guided tour.
On Day 6 We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. This afternoon we pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We sail this evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz.
We depart from Koblenz this morning and discover the marvellous Upper Rhine. In the afternoon, we dock in Koenigswinter, where we embark on a journey on the Drachensfelbahn railway.
On Day 8, we arrive into Cologne, and venture forth into this vibrant German city on a walking tour.
We arrive into Amsterdam where we have a choice of two excursions, the first of which is a city tour of Amsterdam. The second option is an excursion to Hoorn where we board the splendid Medemblik Steam Train.
On Day 10, we disembark the ship and here your cruise concludes. Here, you are escorted to the railway station for your train to London, with your Tour Manager.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Venture to Jungfraujoch on the Jungfrau Railway before sailing the water of the Rhine