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Swiss Lakes & Mountains
Plus Rhine & Moselle Cruise

Enjoy an amazing 16 Day Drive & Cruise Tour combining a visit to the spectacular Swiss Lakes & Mountains with a

7 Day Rhine & Moselle River Cruise from Strasbourg on CroisiEurope’s Premium vessel the MS Gerard Schmitter. Switzerland is famous for its breath-taking scenery, from soaring mountains to shimmering lakes and Interlaken is a great spot for making the most of it all. It’s a picture-perfect town in between two lakes of Thun and Brienz. 

From the dramatic Swiss Alps to medieval towns and world-class art, holiday dreams come true in Switzerland. Expect to make memories that last a lifetime in this Alpine wonderland. Iconic landmarks, enchanting castles and breath taking mountains greet you everywhere in Switzerland. This land of four languages is famous for cuckoo clocks, yodelling and chocolate, along with culture-rich cities such as Bern, Zurich and Lausanne. Architecture and museums blend history with the innovative design the country is celebrated for.
 

Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming the perfect backdrop. The main promenade, the ‘Höheweg’, is lined with flowers and fronted by a huge open meadow from where you can enjoy one of the most famous views in the world. Excursions are plentiful, with lake steamers calling in regularly to take you to other villages along the shores. There are not many places where you can experience beach weather and an Arctic climate all in one day. Take the Jungfrau Railway to 3,454 metres above sea level and visit JungfrauJoch ‘Top of Europe’. Here you will find a snow fun park, ice palace, museum, Lindt chocolate heaven and much more. Plus visit Harder Kulm and its stunning viewing platform which is accessible by funicular. 

The Mighy Rhine is by definition an international river. It takes its source in the Alps, in the Swiss Grisons, and flows over 1350 kilometres further into the North Sea in, Holland (Netherlands), where it meets the waters of the Meuse before exploding into several estuaries. As the border river between Switzerland and Austria, between Switzerland and Germany, between France and Germany where it remains in Alsace for 180 kilometres, it separates the Vosges and Black Forest between Basle and Mainz. Its course then goes to Luxembourg and the Netherlands where it becomes broader and more powerful. The Rhine is the 29th longest river of the world after the Danube (2892 kilometres) and in front of the Loire (1010 kilometres). The river does not cross any city, it runs along them. This is the case in Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Mainz, Koblenz, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Strasbourg, which are the major Rhine ports and some of our outstanding stops.

The Moselle is a tributary of the mighty River Rhine, winds through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Germany. With lush terraced vineyards, dreamy river promenades, fairy tale villages, half-timbered houses and rolling hills crowned with ancient castles

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Swiss Lakes & Mountains
+ Rhine & Moselle Cruise 
Itinerary

Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to Europe followed by the drive to Troyes & your hotel, where a welcome dinner is included. 

Mileages from the Port to the Hotel

Calais approx. 240 miles / Rotterdam approx. 310 miles

Your Drive & Cruise Tour Includes

  • Return Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
    (other crossings available on request)

  • 1 Night at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Troyes

  • 2 Nights at the Hôtel Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau

  • 4 Nights at the Carlton-Europe Hotel, Interlaken

  • 1 Night at the Hotel Diana, Molsheim

  • Secure car parking at the Hotel Diana for the duration of the cruise

  • Return Transfers to/from hotel to port

  • 6 Nights/7 Day The Valley of the romantic Rhine, the Moselle and the Main Cruise on CroisiEurope’s Premium MS Gerard Schmitter

  • Breakfast each morning & dinners as meal basis below

  • Free bar between 12.00 - 23.59 onboard the ship (selected drinks only)

  • 1 Night at the Hôtel du Golf de l'Ailette, Chamouille

  • Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives, Cruise Information & Local Attractions

  • Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

  • Car Parking at all Hotels (Charges may apply locally)

  • Optional Cruise Excursions

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OUR DRIVE & CRUISE HOTELS

The hotels on this tour have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location. 

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MS Gérard Schmitter

Named after the founder of CroisiEurope, the MS Gérard Schmitter is designed to sail on the Rhine & Moselle rivers. It can accommodate 174 passengers, in 87 cabins spread over three decks. The decoration, created by Maria Rosa Rosello, pays tribute to the founder of CroisiEurope, who liked to paint delicate and flowery designs. Located on the middle deck, the restaurant, where all meals are served during the cruise, offers delicate cuisine in a refined setting, where large windows allow guests to fully enjoy the panorama. On this same deck is also the lounge / bar with a dance floor, while on the sun deck, an ideal place to relax and admire the landscapes, passengers can enjoy comfortable sunloungers, as well as a large shaded area.

Dates & Prices

Swiss Lakes & Mountains + Rhine & Mossele Cruise
including a 7 Day Premium Cruise

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room/cabin
and cabin accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking

Meal Basis -​ Bed & Breakfast each day, 4 Lunches & 12 Dinners
Single Occupancy Supplement - £1200.00

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