Grand European Cruise with Swiss Alps

From $2449 (was $2749)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

18 Days
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Introduction

8 countries, 6 ports of call, and countless breathtaking vistas await! From the warm waters of the Mediterranean to pristine alpine meadows and snowcapped mountains, this spectacular journey around Europe by boat, coach, and scenic train is one you’ll always cherish.

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)
  • Brest
  • Lisbon
  • Barcelona
  • Marseille
  • Savona
  • Montreux
  • Interlaken
  • Lucerne
  • Zurich
Cruise Accommodations
  • 18 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Costa Cruise Line's Magica
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Select meals on the land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy going activity level

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Trip Highlights

  • Take a city tour of Stockholm
  • Experience the varied cultures of 8 vastly different nations with stops in exciting ports like Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and more!
  • Travel through the Swiss Alps, passing by Lake Geneva and much of Switzerland’s most iconically beautiful countryside
  • Included train journey to Switzerland's Jungfraujoch

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Grand European Cruise with Swiss Alps

Tours Starts: Stockholm, Sweden

Tours Ends: Zurich, Switzerland

Day 1

Depart for Sweden

Your journey begins on your overnight flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Stockholm

Arrive at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The evening is at leisure until the included dinner at your hotel. (D)

Elite Palace Hotel or similar

Day 3

Stockholm City Tour and Embarkation (Depart at 5:00 PM)

Stockholm is a bustling capital city whose nickname “beauty on water” becomes increasingly fitting the more you explore it, which you will get to do this morning on a guided tour. See many of the city’s most notable landmarks, and take a self-guided tour of the Skansen Museum. After lunch, board the Magica. Your floating home for the next several nights is committed to comfort, elegance and art, and has earned a reputation as one of the most refined vessels on the high seas. (B)

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

Copenhagen (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

During your time in the vibrant Danish capital, learn about its storied history while enjoying the cutting-edge technology that it now embraces. Make time to stroll through a few of Copenhagen’s boutiques—Scandinavian clothing and home goods are world-famous for their thoughtful, innovative, minimalist design. Guests are invited to take an optional tour of the city, including a stop at The Little Mermaid, the celebrated bronze statue perched on a rock just off the water’s edge depicting Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved heroine at the moment she becomes human.

Day 6

At Sea

Day 7

IJmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Today's port city of IJmuiden was uninhabited through 1876, when it was built up to connect Amsterdam to the North Sea. It has since grown into a very nice little seaside town blessed with four harbors, sand dunes, wide beaches, and a constant supply of handsome boats to look out for from shore. Just a short distance away lies the magical city of Amsterdam. You may decide to make your way over to the charming city, or join an optional lunchtime tour of Zaanse Schans. This inviting neighborhood in the town of Zaandam is famous for its instantly recognizable windmills and green wooden houses!

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

Brest (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM)

Located at the edge of Brittany, Brest was virtually wiped out in WWII, but has bounced back spectacularly in the decades since. Now a vital port for scientific research, an estimated 60% of European ocean research either takes place or originates here. Use your free time today to learn more (and see sharks!) at the massive Oceanopolis aquarium, one of Brest’s most popular attractions. And be sure to taste the renowned mouthwatering crepes!

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Lisbon, Portugal (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Welcome to Portugal’s hilly coastal capital! Lisbon is watched over by 7 picturesque hills whose view of an ancient city with cobblestoned streets and stately ruins combined with a modern metropolis is one of Europe’s prettiest. Make time to enjoy the variety of fresh seafood and succulent Alentejan beef local restaurants serve.

Day12

At Sea

Day 13

Barcelona, Spain (2:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Barcelona is a thoroughly modern city where Roman ruins live next door to sophisticated high-rises, innovative exhibition spaces, and one of the world’s leading sports complexes. A spectacular display of architecture, Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a long, sandy coastline, fabulous food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and terrific shopping. Use your time in this fascinating port to enjoy the world-famous Las Ramblas, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, Olympic Park, and views from Montjuic.

Day 14

Marseille, France (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Among the terracotta-roofed buildings of France's oldest city lie many impressive sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

Day 15

Disembarkation in Savona and Transfer to Montreux (9:00 AM)

Disembark this morning in Savona and travel by comfortable coach through Italy to the banks of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. A delicious dinner is included on a stop along the way. (D)

Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior or similar

Day 16

Montreux to Interlaken

Experience clear lakes, lush meadows, and towering snowy peaks as you take in the dazzling natural beauty of Lake Geneva and the Alps on your morning drive to Interlaken. Once you arrive, relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air on two included tours: a walking tour of this lively town whose name translates to “in between the lakes,” and a train ride to the pristine mountain village of Grindelwald. You’ll never forget the stunning train ride up to one of Switzerland’s prettiest getaways, where you will take in breathtaking scenery of the Jungfrau region—including iconic views of Mont Eiger’s rugged north face. Enjoy Interlaken’s magnificent views at your leisure this evening; look out to Lake Thun or Lake Brienz, or up to the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau Mountains. (B)

Hotel Metropole or similar

Day 17

Interlaken to Zurich

Enjoy even more incredible scenery today as you travel through the country by coach. Fall in love with Lucerne on a walking tour of this historic city on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Surrounded on all sides by the Alps, Lucerne’s colorful Old Town is simply enchanting! Next, we continue to our final stop in Zurich. Take a walking tour, then have the evening at leisure to explore Switzerland’s largest and most vibrant city. (B)

Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel or similar

Day 18

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Magica Inside Cabin

A cozy nest: you will feel the comfort and Costa hospitality first hand with this type of cabin. Suitable for those who want to spend a little less for the cruise, but who still don’t want to miss out on anything, or for whom the cabin is just used to sleep in and to change clothes, because they prefer to live 360° on the ship.

Magica Ocean View Cabin

A window between sky and sea: the Costa Ocean View cabins give you more direct contact with the colors of your vacation. Being able to see the sea, enjoy the sunsets and sunrises is what will make your cruise even more romantic.

Magica Balcony Cabin

Face to face with the sea: a room with a balcony overlooking the sea allows us to experience the warm wind in our hair and the sweet scent of the ocean. All the comfort of a Costa cabin with your balcony overlooking the sea. A real treat.

Costa Magica Deck Plans

Click here to view Costa Cruise Line's Magica's deck plans on the Costa website.




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