Cruise Extension in Switzerland

A Rhine cruise typically takes you from Amsterdam to Basel, or in the opposite direction from Basel to Amsterdam and taking about 7 days. Basel is one of the gateways to Switzerland and includes a beautiful historic Old Town and many museums and art galleries. Depending in which direction you cruise, we recommend you to add a Rhine cruise extension through Switzerland or a visit of Switzerland before boarding a cruise Rhine downwards to Amsterdam. We are a team of local Switzerland specialists and offer cruise extensions in Switzerland.

Switzerland is a natural paradise and you will be impressed by its scenic beauty. A Rhine cruise extension in Switzerland will greatly enhance your cruising experience. You will see one of the most attractive and safest countries in Europe. We have clean lakes, an unlimited amount of exciting mountains and many historic cities dating to Roman times. Switzerland is also a hiking paradise. Visits can also be combined with the Glacier Express and or any other scenic train in Switzerland. And you can cruise with lake steamers on most of Switzerland’s many lakes.

Our clients most favorite cruise extensions in Switzerland are to the lakeside city of Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland to see the famous peaks Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. This can be done in 2 - 4 days. If you have more time we recommend adding Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Zermatt is also connected to St. Moritz by Glacier Express and this makes for nice round trip itinerary ending in Zurich. If you are active and would like to do some hiking or biking (or any other sports) we can combine that for you and offer you a more active experience.

CE-1 Pier Basel – Lucerne – Grindelwald/Murren – Zurich Airport

CE-2 Pier Basel – Lucerne – Grindelwald/Murren – Zermatt - Zurich Airport

CE-3 Pier Basel – Lucerne – Grindelwald/Murren – Zermatt – St. Moritz – Zurich Airport

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    A Switzerland custom vacation can take anywhere from 2 overnights for a Glacier Experience to 4 weeks for a in-depth vacation including the highlights of the country. You can travel by train, by private limousine or by rental car. Mountain and lake excursions are most recommended however Switzerland offers so much more. The Swiss are proud of their extensive hiking path network which is well sign posted and makes hiking safe and easy. The water of all lakes is clean and begs for water related activities in the summer.

    Our Switzerland trip planner is easy to use and will only take a few minutes to complete. Make sure to include personal preferences and give us as much information as possible. You may even name previous vacation experiences at other destinations and what you liked and didn’t. A Switzerland custom vacation package works best when traveling by train. Switzerland’s travel system and the Swiss Rail Passes also include lake and city transportation and provide you with significant discounts on mountain rides.

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