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Live one of the below 15 unique Switzerland cultural experiences for 2022 or 2023. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, river cruises, cruises, wine tasting, and biking and cost from $1,936 for experiences of 5 to 14 days. Tell us about your ideal Switzerland cultural trip and our Switzerland experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Les Contamines Montjoie Valley
$8,517
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy the view of Chamonix
  • Hike the Mont Blanc
  • Admire the Bioniassay glacier
  • Explore Courmayeur Alpine resort
  • Hike the old trail valley in Trient
Starts / Ends:
Geneva / Geneva
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Skiing, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the enchanting surroundings and a breathtaking journey through the French and Italian Alps on this 10-day hiking trip from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc, and admire the highest mountain in Europe and the beautiful landscape of the Alps. Visit the incredible, world-famous mountain resort of …
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Strasbourg at dusk
$2,206
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Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River

Strasbourg to Cochem - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Discover Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Explore Alsace's Wine Route
  • Visit the romantic Heidelberg
  • Tour the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Cochem
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland
$2,206
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The Moselle River, the Rhine Valley, and enchanting Alsace and Switzerland

Cochem to Strasbourg - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Tour Koblenz's famous fortress
  • Cruise up the stunning Rhine River
  • Visit Strasbourg
  • Explore Basel
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magical Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$2,999
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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Historic old town Strasbourg
$4,126
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Ruby
  • Discover history of Heidelberg
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • See Europe’s beautiful rivers
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s markets and Heidelberg Castle, visit the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and the charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you …
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Historic old town Strasbourg
$1,936
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An Exceptional Cruise: Three Different Countries

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Visit the Automobile Museum
  • See Lake Constance and Rhine Falls
  • Discover and explore Mainau Island
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a breathtaking 5-day journey in the heart of Switzerland and savor unique memories. This trip takes you to the island of Mainau, which is known for its natural splendors.Visit the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall, and take a scenic train ride through some of the most picturesque …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$2,999
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Tour to the Kaysersberg village.
  • Visit the historic town Strasbourg.
  • Explore beautiful Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through the Town of Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine in a unique with the River Queen. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an …
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Stroll through romantic Strasbourg
$5,815
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Romantic Rhine with trip in Lucerne, Paris and London

14 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Tour Mechanical Musical Museum
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Delight with Lucerne
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
  • Explore Lucerne, Paris, and London
Starts / Ends:
Lucerne / London
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover highlights of western Europe on this 14-day journey that combines a Rhine River cruise with land-based exploration of some of the world's most famous cities. Spend two days exploring beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland before venturing to Basel to board Avalon Panorama and set off on your …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$3,999
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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

Amsterdam-Basel - 11 Day Itinerary aboard River Empress
  • Visit the Jewish Museum.
  • Visit Kinderdijk village on a tour.
  • Visit Arnhem Airborne Museum WWII
  • Visit Romanesque cathedrals
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the River Empress and delve into the history and culture of western Europe. Explore bustling cities and quiet villages, admire the stunning scenery of the Rhine River Valley, and wander the region’s world-renowned museums. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious …
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Place Kleber in Strasbourg
$3,899
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German Grandeur

Eastbound - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Explore magical Black Forest
  • Discover Mechanical Music Museum
  • Enjoy the visit in wine producer
  • Explore Bamberg
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach—with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way, and on to the wine village …
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Cruise the Rhine through Cologne
$3,298
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Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel

Southbound - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Vista
  • Join a Black Forest excursion
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Tour Mechanical Musical Museum
  • Enjoy a bike ride in Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Avalon Artistry II on an 8-day voyage sailing from the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, to Basel, Switzerland. Follow the romantic Rhine through quaint villages in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands to explore Gothic cathedrals, grand palaces, and imposing fortresses. Visit …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,395
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Discover Amsterdam
  • Visit the city of Cologne
  • Tour to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Explore Grande Île in Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Zurich
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the festive lights, and tasty food and drinks in the cheerful markets in Europe. Emerald Destiny will sail through the Rhine River to the marvelous Christmas markets. Visit the Black Forest in Germany's first stop to experience the cultural attractiveness of the region noted for its …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,149
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Festive Time on Romantic Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Enjoy lots of Christmas Market
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$2,680
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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Symphonie
  • Visit the spectacular Rhine Falls
  • Enjoy a free morning in Breisach
  • Admire the wine-growing region
  • Explore the Gutenberg Museum
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on an authentic and historically rich cruise on the MS Symphonie. Admire the Rhine Falls before exploring historic landmarks in locations like Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which tells a story from a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,149
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Festive Time on Romantic Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Enjoy lots of Christmas Market
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional …
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