21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation, deluxe cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, scenic train travel in Switzerland, day excursion to Jungfraujoch, delicious breakfast daily, local transport cards, and more.

Special offer! Book before 30 October to save $1,000* per couple on this Europe experience.

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  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
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  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
  • 21 day Best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Move from a world-famous waterway and pretty riverfront towns, to the magnificence of Swiss mountains and alpine destinations on a 21 day best of Switzerland tour with European river cruise.

The cruise portion of this tour is up first. Fly into Amsterdam, the multi-faceted capital of the Netherlands. You will be shown some of the city’s most important cultural and historical sights on a guided tour, and also see Amsterdam’s emblematic canal system while on a glass-top boat excursion. Settle onto the Monarch Countess, your ship for cruising the waters of the Rhine. This graceful vessel is equipped with a bar lounge, restaurant, sundeck with Jacuzzi, fitness centre and more – the ultimate base from which to explore the towns and cities lining the banks of the river. The cruise itinerary sees the Monarch Countess dock in ports such as Cologne, capital of the German Rhineland; Koblenz, a city with ancient Roman origins; Rüdesheim and Mannheim; Speyer and Strasbourg; and finally, Breisach. Get to know these destinations with guided walking tours or take up optional excursions, and soak up the beauty of the passing scenery when sailing.  

Disembark the Monarch Countess in Breisach and have a whirlwind afternoon in Basel before a transfer takes you to Lucerne the following morning. From this lakefront city you board the first of your scenic train routes, the Gotthard Panorama Express. This journey takes you into Switzerland’s Italian-speaking region as you arrive in Lugano. Have an overnight stay to admire the blend of Swiss-Mediterranean cultures, and be in awe of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Bernina Express route used to reach St. Moritz. You have two nights to discover the charms of this swanky alpine resort town, and it is then onto Zermatt. This town is most famous for its location at the foothills of the Matterhorn, the legendary pyramidal peak that straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy. Next on the agenda is Montreux, a pretty resort town that is tucked between the Alps and the shores of Lake Geneva. Your penultimate destination in Switzerland is the Interlaken district where you will use Wilderswil as your base for a fantastic excursion to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. The outlook from the station’s viewing terraces are sure to leave you speechless and are just further proof that no photo can really ever do Switzerland’s scenery true justice. Traverse the Brunig Pass from aboard the LuzernInterlaken Express on the tour’s final leg of train travel to Zurich, one of Switzerland’s most international and dynamic cities. 

Throughout your time in Switzerland you have use of local transport cards plus discounts from a digital Swiss coupon voucher booklet. The local transport cards are the best way to get around on days with free time, and the offers inside the digital voucher booklet can be redeemed at myriad attractions, restaurants and shops. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Amsterdam

Make your way to the airport and catch a flight to Amsterdam. 

Day 2: Amsterdam 

Arrive in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands! Find your way to the port, ready to embark on the first leg of your European holiday: a river cruise along the Rhine. Step aboard the luxurious Monarch Countess and drop your luggage off in your cabin. You have the rest of the day as free time – whether you want to start exploring the city’s network of canals, bike paths and landmarks, or opt to stay on-board and relax – but be sure to return to the boat for this evening’s Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner event. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Amsterdam – Cologne (B, L, D) cruise-icon

This is your first morning waking up on the Monarch Countess! On the itinerary today is a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam. While on this outing you will learn about the city’s incredible heritage and its contemporary charms. Some of the sights you will see include Royal Palace on Dam Square, the Dutch Monument dedicated to WWII victims, and the Skinny Bridge. Give your feet a rest as you then hop into a glass-top boat for a scenic joy ride through Amsterdam’s famed canal system. This is a great way to get up close to some of the city’s spectacular 16th-century homes and architecture. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow passengers before returning to the Monarch Countess and beginning the south-bound voyage to Cologne.  

Day 4: Cologne (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The Monarch Countess follows the Rhine river to Cologne. This German city is the capital of the Rhineland and doubles as the region’s cultural, creative and artistic epicentre. The boat docks and you enjoy lunch on-board before joining a walking tour to see some of Cologne’s most significant sites, such as its Gothic cathedral. Return to the boat for dinner and then have the evening as free time. 

Day 5: Koblenz – Rüdesheim (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Arrive in Koblenz, Germany, this morning. This city was originally established as a military outpost of the Roman Empire and was important thanks to its position on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. A walking tour takes you into the heart of Koblenz and past some of its myriad things to see, and later on there is opportunity to join an optional excursion to Marksburg Castle. The boat sets out for Rüdesheim at noon and the afternoon is spent leisurely sailing. Head up to the deck to have a front row seat as you cruise past the sights lining both sides of the Rhine – castles, vineyards and quaint villages. One monument in particular to look out for is Lorelei Rock, a slate pile so named for the mythical sailor-seducing siren. Make port in Rüdesheim in the afternoon and explore this town, known for its riesling production, on your own accord. 

Optional: Marksburg Castle. Marksburg Castle is the only castle located along the Rhine that has never been destroyed. This 700-year-old monument boasts an incredibly rich history and is also home to a collection of artefacts that provide visitors with excellent insight into what life was like in the area in the Middle Ages and onwards. Please note this tour covers uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and slopes. Tour duration is approximately 2 hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Mannheim – Speyer – Strasbourg (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The tour arrives in Mannheim today, a city that was once a favourite among classical music composers. Mannheim is also where you’ll find the largest Baroque palace in Germany. Join an optional outing to Heidelberg, or meander the streets of Mannheim on your own. Speyer is the second destination of the day and is the location of a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed sandstone cathedral. Following time in Speyer, the Monarch Countess departs for Strasbourg. 

Optional: Heidelberg City Tour. Head to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. Aside from its academic credentials, Heidelberg has also been a fountain of inspiration for creatives, including Goethe, Brentano and Hölderlin. This tour takes you through the Old Town and to see the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Be sure to appreciate the exceptionally preserved Middle Ages architecture; the city was spared from destruction during World War II so there are many historical buildings to admire. Tour duration is approximately 4 hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Strasbourg – Breisach (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Cross into French territory as the cruise makes port in Strasbourg in the Grand Est (formerly known as Alsace) region. Soak in the blend of French and German cultures, and stroll around the city on a guided walking tour. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in itself and is particularly noted for its Gothic Cathedral and astronomical clock. Some of the other things to see in Strasbourg include Place Gutenberg, La Petite France district and Place Kleber. Be back on the boat in the evening as the cruise departs for Breisach. 

Day 8: Breisach (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Breisach is a small city in Germany’s Rhine Valley that happens to have a history that stretches back more than 4000 years. Learn about this heritage on a guided walking tour and have your camera at the ready to capture the pretty streetscapes and pastel-hued houses. Hear about how the city was almost completely destroyed during World War II and the restoration efforts that followed. You will have free time in Breisach once the tour ends and this is a great opportunity to continue exploring, or you may take up the optional excursion to Colmar in France. This evening is your final night aboard the Monarch Countess and a Farewell Dinner is served on-board to cap off your European river cruise in style. 

Optional: Colmar City Tour. Border jump from Germany back into France with your sights on the city of Colmar. This idyllic city is known for its half-timber houses and winding canals, a feature which has seen Colmar been dubbed ‘Little Venice’. This excursion includes a walking tour to take you around the city’s highlights, plus it also passes on insight into how Colmar was spared from destruction during the French Revolution and 19th- and 20th-century conflicts. The tour concludes with a visit to a local winemaker! Please note that this outing is limited to a maximum of 90 people, so booking in advance is highly recommended. Tour duration is approximately 4 hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Basel (B)

The boat arrives in Basel and you disembark, ready to begin the land-based leg of the tour. Make your own way to the hotel and check in. You have the rest of the day as leisure. Choose to relax in the hotel, or hit the pavements to see some of this Swiss city’s sights such as Basel Minster, the Old Town, Gate of Spalen and Market Square. 

Day 10: Basel – Lucerne (B)

Take a rail transfer to Lucerne. This city sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne and is one of the key gateways for travellers seeking to explore central Switzerland. Some of the best things to see in Lucerne include the city’s emblematic Chapel Bridge, as well as the Old Town, Swiss Museum of Transport and Lion Monument. Explore these landmarks and to-dos however you like with free time upon arrival and checking into the hotel. 

Day 11: Lucerne – train-icon  Lugano (B)

It is time to venture out on your first rail journey of the tour. You begin your journey aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express today, moving from the heart of Switzerland to the Italian-speaking region of Ticino. This route actually includes both boat and rail travel, as there is a lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen at the beginning on the trip. You have free time in Lugano upon arrival; use this opportunity to begin discovering the Italian influences, from architecture to culture and cuisine, of the city. 

Day 12: Lugano – train-icon  St. Moritz (B)

Take breakfast at the hotel and then find your way to the main Lugano train station. Here, you catch a bus that drives you along a scenic lake route towards Tirano. This town, located on Italy’s border with Switzerland, is where you depart on the Bernina Express train to St. Moritz. Parts of this route boast UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and the voyage as a whole sees travellers pass through the Engadin Alps, remote glaciers and quintessential Swiss countryside. You arrive in St. Moritz in the afternoon. 

Day 13: St. Moritz (B)

Welcome to St. Moritz, arguably one of Switzerland’s most recognisable resort towns. Avid snow sports fans will likely already be familiar with St. Moritz’s reputation as a pioneer of modern-day winter pursuits – a legacy that stems from St. Moritz having twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games! A part of your tour inclusions is a local transport card for use in St. Moritz and this extra provides unlimited travel on the town’s public transport network, as well as on most of the mountain railways and cable cars in the area. Use the card to reach Corviglia, Corvatsch or Diavolezza, or walkers may want to wander the path at the top of Muottas Muragl. You can also look to redeem the discounts available in your digital voucher pass. 

Day 14: St Moritz –train-icon  Zermatt (B)

Have breakfast in St. Moritz and then board the legendary Glacier Express to be whisked to Zermatt, a town that sits at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn. Your time aboard the Glacier Express is in a panoramic carriage, enabling you unfettered views of the brilliant countryside and scenery as you travel. This route moves you through the Oberalp Pass along the Rhine Gorge and finally into the Rhone Valley. You arrive in Zermatt in the afternoon and have the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Day 15: Zermatt (B)

Your itinerary today is entirely at your discretion. You have the full day to delve into Zermatt’s sights and experiences however you like. There are a variety of options for travellers wanting to explore the neighbouring mountains, including an outing on the Gornergrat Railway. This route ascends to 3089 metres above sea level, taking passengers past some of the region’s tallest peaks – including the Matterhorn. Keen walkers can make the return trip back down to Zermatt by foot, hiking along one of the trails that hugs the railway line.

Day 16: Zermatt – train-icon  Montreux (B)

Say goodbye to Zermatt and hello to Montreux, a resort town often called the ‘Pearl of the Swiss Riviera’. You reach Montreux by train and travel through scenery that includes Rhone Valley landscape and the vineyards of the Valais region. Have the afternoon at your leisure once you arrive. Visit Chillon Castle, a 13th-century fortress perched on a manmade island located in Lake Geneva; stroll the pretty promenade; or explore the streets of the Old Town. 

Day 17: Montreux – train-icon  Interlaken (B)

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore Montreux some more. This afternoon you continue your travels along the Golden Pass Line in the direction of Interlaken. This railway is considered one of Switzerland’s most scenic and travellers will want to make sure their camera battery is fully charged for this journey. Some of the scenery to expect encompasses verdant valleys, small picturesque villages, thick forests, and snow-capped mountains. You arrive in the district and overnight in Wilderswil, a hamlet on the outskirts of Interlaken. 

Day 18: Interlaken – train-icon Jungfraujoch – train-icon  Interlaken (B)

Today’s included outing is sure to deliver an experience – and views – not soon forgotten. Today, you are headed to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. This point is often referred to as ‘the Top of Europe’ because of the sweeping views it offers of mountains and the surrounding countryside. You may even catch a glimpse of the Aletsch Glacier! Any remaining free time is your own – and don’t forget about taking advantage of the offers inside your digital coupon pass!

Day 19: Interlaken – train-icon Zurich (B)

The tour travels aboard the Luzern-Interlaken Express today on the way to Lucerne. This the final scenic train route of the trip and takes is views of mountain lakes, the Brunig Pass and cascading waterfalls along the way. You will also see the peaks of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Upon arrival in Lucerne you connect with another train for transfer to Zurich. This is your final night in Switzerland and the evening is at your leisure. 

Day 20: Zurich – Australia (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then, at the appropriate time, make your way to the airport to catch your return flight to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 21: Australia

Arrive back in Australia. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Special offer! Book before 30 October to save $1,000* per couple on this Europe experience
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline
  • Option to extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Zurich Airport transfer by rail
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation in centrally located hotels
  • 7 night river cruise experience on-board the First Class Monarch Countess
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board the cruise ship
  • Travel on the Golden Pass Line, Gotthard Panorama, Bernina and Glacier Express trains, including seat reservations on all scenic trains
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch, also known as the Top of Europe
  • Tailor-made Swiss Pass, including local transport cards in Interlaken, Montreux, St Moritz and Lucerne for unlimited use of selected mountain railways and public transport
  • Digital Swiss Coupon voucher booklet, featuring a wide variety of local sightseeing options at 2-for-1 prices
  • All river port charges, plus cruise porterage
  • Services of local English-speaking guides in all major cities during the cruise, including entrance fees

Highlights:

  • Arrive in Amsterdam and join a guided tour of the Dutch capital’s best sights before setting sail for Cologne aboard the luxurious Monarch Countess
  • Cruise the famed waters of the Rhine and make ports in Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg and Breisach, among other destinations
  • Discover Basel, transfer to Lucerne to overnight in this lakefront-perched city, and travel by boat and then train along the Gotthard Panorama Express route to Lugano
  • Seek out the slopes of St. Moritz aboard the Bernina Express and enjoy a full day in this glitzy resort town
  • Follow the Glacier Express route to Zermatt and be in awe at the sight of the famed Matterhorn mountain that backdrops this quaint alpine epicentre
  • Spend the night in Montreux, and experience the thrill of travelling to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, on a day trip from Interlaken
  • Take the Luzern-Interlaken Express across the Brunig Pass to Zurich and make the most of an afternoon in this cosmopolitan city
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $799 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Excludes: 

  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Travel insurance
  • Shore excursions 
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary

Single Supplement: 

Lowe Deck – $2,999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price. 
Middle Deck – $3,299 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price. 
Upper Deck – $3,599 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price. 

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel room and have a cruise cabin all to yourself. Travelling solo will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!  

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on the yellow Tour Only button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. (Rail tickets back to the airport are part of the Tour Only inclusions). 

Please note, by selecting this option, you will be responsible to make your way to the cruise terminal on day 2 in a timely manner. 

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Basel: Gaia or similar
Lucerne: Ambassador or similar
Lugano: Continental Parkhotel or similar
St Moritz: Soldanella or similar
Zermatt: Testa Grigia or similar
Montreux: Helvetie or similar
Wilderswil: Baeren or similar
Zurich: Bristol or similar
River cruise: First Class Monarch Countess

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds. Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple share: Not available 

Cruise: First Class Monarch Countess

River Cruise features & amenities:

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary WiFi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Cabins Include:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Safe
  • Individual Climate control
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers.

Optional Tours: 

Colmar City tour – $100 per person
Heidelberg City tour – $93 per person 
Marksburg Castle tour – $78 per person

Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more.

Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers. Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary. Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted. You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. For more information see the itinerary.

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 16 years.

Trains: Customers opting to purchase the 1st class rail package, please be advised that your airport transfers will still be issued in 2nd class due to some regional trains not offering 1st class carriages. The train ride to Zurich airport from the city is approximately 10 minutes.

Itinerary: Please note the tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship’s itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. 
These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

*Special offer: Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 9 August until 15:00 Wednesday 30 October. Offer is valid on 21 day Best of Switzerland tour and selected European river cruises. A $1,000 discount per couple will be deducted from the final invoice, which will be issued 150 days prior to departure. The amount deducted will be based on the tour price, not the total cart value at checkout. Discount applies for single travellers at the value of $500. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for discount. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

2 May
16 May
13 June
27 June
11 July
25 July
22 August
5 September
19 September 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines and their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

Monarch Countess

The Monarch Countess is a first class river cruise vessel. Built in 2010, with a maximum capacity of 136 passengers, the ship features 64 spacious cabins and 4 suites each fully air conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV.

Ship amenities include a bar-lounge, restaurant, aft lounge, sundeck with jacuzzi, fitness centre, basic Wi-FI throughout the ship and a 24/7 coffee and tea station. Cabins include flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge.

Lower Deck Cabin – Outside Cabin with Windows 172 sq ft. 
Middle Deck Cabin – Outside Cabin with French Balcony 172 sq ft. 
Upper Deck Cabin – Outside Cabin with French Balcony located 172 sq ft.  on the upper deck 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Special offer! Book before 30 October to save $1,000* per couple on this Europe experience
  • Return flights with a full-service airline
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Zurich Airport transfer by rail
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation in centrally located hotels
  • 7 night river cruise experience on-board the First Class Monarch Countess
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board the cruise ship
  • Travel on the Golden Pass Line, Gotthard Panorama, Bernina and Glacier Express trains, including seat reservations on all scenic trains
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch, also known as the Top of Europe
  • Tailor-made Swiss Pass, including local transport cards in Interlaken, Montreux, St Moritz and Lucerne for unlimited use of selected mountain railways and public transport
  • Digital Swiss Coupon voucher booklet, featuring a wide variety of local sightseeing options at 2-for-1 prices
  • All river port charges, plus cruise porterage
  • Services of local English-speaking guides in all major cities during the cruise, including entrance fees

 

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