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In 1868, Queen Victoria opened the way to Lucerne when she paid a visit here and discovered its beautiful setting among snow-capped Alps and a shimmering lake. Now you can follow in her footsteps to this famous resort town before or after your river cruise. Get acquainted with Lucerne on an included walking tour along the city’s cobbled streets.
Please note: Unfortunately, this extension is not available on our May 11, 2018 departure.
Head to Lucerne for a walking tour
After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to Lucerne where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the city, including the historical center, Old Town Chapel Bridge, City
Fortification, and Lion Monument. You'll check into the hotel in the afternoon, and the rest of your day is at leisure.
A day of leisurely exploration in Lucerne
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then a day at leisure to discover the city on your own.
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Zurich airport for your flight back to the U.S.
One of the best-preserved Old World cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges is one of Europe’s most charming destinations. Experience its ancient cobbles and fairy-tale turrets for yourself, and learn about the city’s fascinating history as capital for textiles and lace as you admire the view of centuries-old guild houses reflected off the shimmering waters of the city's meandering canals.
Transfer to Bruges and embark on an orientation walk
Transfer from Amsterdam to Bruges, then enjoy an orientation walk with your City Host as you get acquainted with this charming city.
Delve into Bruges with a walking tour and canal cruise
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and then embark on a walking tour of Bruges. Explore the Market Square and see the iconic Church of Our Lady from the outside — its tower is the second-largest brickwork tower in the world, and is truly a sight to behold. You'll also set off on a canal cruise that will allow you to admire the arched bridges and charming gardens as your boat plies these tranquil waters. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the same canals, as well as the lovely homes once owned by wealthy textile merchants. You can also discover Bruges' restaurants and shops, perhaps even seeing some hand-made lace, a product for which Bruges is renowned.
Discover the city’s magic on your own, or opt for some “Bruges Delights”
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then a day at leisure to discover this magical city on your own. Or embark on an optional tour of "Bruges Delights." This is a foray into the city's culinary treasures, and will take you to a chocolatier, a local pub for some beer tasting, and a stop for a delicious Belgian "lace cookie." This is an ideal excursion for those looking to taste some of the country's signature food and drink. Dinner is on your own this evening.
If you take a look at Belgium’s cuisine, you’ll see that the food is reason enough to make a trip to this beautiful country. Among the most famous “Delights” are chocolate and beer. Join a local expert of Bruges on a walking tour through “the other side” of town. Hear and learn more about culinary Bruges while exploring.
Among the most famous “Delights” are the Belgian chocolates — nothing like what you find in other parts of the world; much richer, this chocolate is a true treat — simply awesome. Hear how to make the perfect chocolate — while tasting one. Continue for sampling delicate and elegant, lace cookies. Named for the lace-like holes that form as they bake, these buttery cookies are light and crisp yet packed with a ton of flavor.
If the food doesn’t do it for you, you might like to taste a beer. This little country has about 180 breweries. It makes a lot of beer and really good beer. From Flemish reds to lambics, dubbels to blondes, you won’t be able to try them all but while on tour you have the opportunity to taste one.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the airport in Brussels for your flight home.