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Paris to the Swiss Alps - Zürich to Paris - 2021

From Zurich, Switzerland to Paris, France
Length: 12 Days - Departs: Sat, Jul 03, 2021
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Departure
Jul 03, 2021
Arrival
Jul 14, 2021

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Offer valid on bookings made from Nov 13 to Nov 30, 2020. Cruise savings of $1,500 per person based on May-Aug 2021 departures of Waterways of the Tsars. FREE international air based on May-Aug 2021 departures of Rhine Getaway; Danube Waltz; Grand European Tour; Romantic Danube; Paris & the Heart of Normandy; Lyon & Provence; Cities of Light; Paris to the Swiss Alps; Passage to Eastern Europe; Waterways of the Tsars. Jun-Sep 2021 departures of Cities Along the Elbe. $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom valid on May-Aug 2021 departures of Grand European Tour; shipboard credit amount varies on other itineraries; call for details. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All fares reflect cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Air prices are per person based on cruise or cruise tour check-in date and include transfers. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. Click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees. Airfares vary on other gateways and departures. Air offers not valid on Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City; call for details. Book by Nov 30, 2020. Pay in full by Dec 31, 2020. Offer expires Nov 30, 2020.

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River Cruise Itinerary

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  1. Day 1
    Zürich
    Sat, Jul 03, 2021

    Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland's largest city and often cited as one of Europe's most livable places. Transfer from the Zürich airport to your hotel for a 2-night stay. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting lakeside city.

  2. Day 2
    Zürich
    Sun, Jul 04, 2021

    Discover Zürich during a city walk and lake cruise. As you explore, the distant snowcapped Alps tower across the lake and cast their reflection in the glassy waters. See the twin-spired Grossmünster church, founded by Charlemagne, with its stained-glass windows by Augusto Giacometti. Across the Limatt River, admire the Fraumünster, with its distinctive green spire. Marc Chagall created five windows of the abbey's choir. After your walk, embark a boat for a scenic tour on Lake Zürich.† (Breakfast)

    †Lake cruise is available April 7-October 20, 2019.

  3. Day 3
    Basel
    Mon, Jul 05, 2021

    Transfer to Basel this morning, a fascinating blend of modern and traditional with a thriving arts scene. Get acquainted with its Market Square of guild houses and Gothic, Renaissance and baroque splendor. Then embark your ship in time for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  4. Day 4
    Strasbourg
    Tue, Jul 06, 2021

    Visit Strasbourg today, the cultural center of France's Alsace region. Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, it boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences. See its well-preserved Old Town, or Petite France, enclosed on all sides by the little Ill River. Stroll the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses and intersected by picturesque canals, pausing to visit the cathedral. Indulging in Alsatian café culture is central to any visit here. You might join an excursion to sample Alsatian wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  5. Day 5
    Speyer
    Wed, Jul 07, 2021

    Explore the quiet German town of Speyer, on the west bank of the Rhine. Visit its stunning Romanesque imperial cathedral, considered a pivotal structure in the evolution of European architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the burial place of eight emperors, including some of the most famous Holy Roman Emperors. Stroll Speyer's charming, shop-lined main street and see the impressive clock tower of its Altpörtel, the Old Town Gate. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  6. Day 6
    Mainz
    Thu, Jul 08, 2021

    Arrive in Mainz today in the heart of the Rhine wine region. Visit one of the Upper Rhine's most dramatic cathedrals here: Mainz Cathedral, with its six towers reaching toward the heavens. Browse the Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to the inventor of movable type and book printing. The collection includes many beautiful books and fascinating printing technologies, including a replica of Gutenberg's workshop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  7. Day 7
    Koblenz
    Fri, Jul 09, 2021

    This morning, sail along the Middle Rhine and enjoy scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the sleepy town of Sankt Goar, home to Rhinefels Castle, the largest fortress on the Rhine. See Lorelei Rock, named after the fabled figure who once lured sailors to her shores and stop in Koblenz. Stroll around the romantic town, witness where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet and explore its historic past. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  8. Day 8
    Cochem
    Sat, Jul 10, 2021

    This morning, cruise the Moselle before disembarking in the quaint town of Cochem for a tour of this stunning medieval town and its millennium-old Reichsburg Castle perched on a hill. Visit the scenic Moselle wine country, where some of the finest Rieslings in the world are produced along terraced slopes. During your tour, delve into a wine-making history that dates back nearly 2,000 years to Roman times. Stop at a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  9. Day 9
    Bernkastel
    Sun, Jul 11, 2021

    We dock in Bernkastel this morning, one of the Moselle's most beloved medieval villages and a thriving wine center. You might join an optional wine-tasting excursion during your stay. Later, continue cruising to Trier, Germany's oldest city, set on the banks of the Moselle River. See the wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra gate, Trier Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. Your ship remains docked here this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  10. Day 10
    Reims
    Mon, Jul 12, 2021

    Disembark this morning and transfer to Paris, France. En route, pass through Luxembourg where, at the American Cemetery, you can pay homage to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives during the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Then, pause in Reims to visit the cathedral and stop for lunch before continuing on to Paris. When you arrive in the romantic capital of France, check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Your evening is free to explore and dine on your own. (Breakfast)

  11. Day 11
    Paris
    Tue, Jul 13, 2021

    Today's tour begins with a drive along the Seine River, past the city's landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the world-famous Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. Ride along the Champs-Élysées past the Arc de Triomphe. The remainder of the day is yours to experience more of this timeless city: you may visit a museum or explore Montmartre. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. (Breakfast)

  12. Day 12
    Paris
    Wed, Jul 14, 2021

    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the Charles de Gaulle airport for your return flight. (Breakfast)

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine

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Inclusions

12 Days 10 Guided Tours / 4 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 10 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 18 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

Good standards made the events very special!

Excellent trip, excellent food and excellent crew. Probably the best riverboat cruise we have taken.

Somehow, the food was not as good as the previous river cruise. A little bit disappointed. Except that, overall it was good.

Viking took care of us from the time we arrived until our flight home and didnt miss a beat the entire trip. Food was excellent, service even better.

Excellent trip. The included shore excursions were sometimes a little to much walking and climbing steps, but it was still good.

The Viking Company did an excellent job organizing and executing a wonderful and informative cruise. The food was awesome, guides were informative and the crew was great.

Our room, staff, good food certainly was above average

We had a wonderful time on our Viking cruise (Zurich to Paris, August 2018). Everything was well organized, from embarkation to departure. The crew was extremely professional. The food was excellent. The ship was very clean and well maintained. The daily schedule is a nice mix of structured activities with free time. My minor complaint is that the cabins are a bit tight. Our ship avoided some of the problems that affect European river cruising during summer months when water levels are lower. The captain monitored the situation very carefully and we departed from one of our ports a few hours earlier than scheduled. This proved to be a smart decision. Our ship, Viking Modi, was one of two ships sailing on the Rhine and Moselle in late August that arrived on time.

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