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Rhine Jazz Discovery - 2019

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Mainz • Speyer • Strasbourg/Kehl • Breisach
  • ENJOY LIVELY JAZZ PERFORMANCES ON BOARD
  • THE WORLD-RENOWNED BIMHUIS IN AMSTERDAM, A TRUE JAZZ INSTITUTION
  • EXPLORE AMSTERDAM’S HISTORIC WATERWAYS ON A CANAL BOAT CRUISE
  • EXPLORE COLOGNE WITH A STOP FOR A SPECIAL BEER TASTING
  • GO ON TOUR TO HEIDELBERG, WITH VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE AND A WALKING TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN
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Montreux, Switzerland

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Bruges, Belgium

4 DAYS FROM $699

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Bruges, Belgium

FROM $699 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $175 PER DAY

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 Bruges meandering canals.

Your Price Includes:

  • Transfer from Antwerp to Bruges
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert (or similar)
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • 1 walking tour including a canal cruise
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 9:

Transfer to Bruges, Belgium and familiarize yourself with the city

Transfer from Amsterdam to Bruges, then enjoy an orientation walk with your City Host as you get acquainted with this charming town.

Included Meals:

Dinner

Day 10:

Embark on a walking tour of Bruges and cruise its legendary canals

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 take 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.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 11:

Enjoy Bruges at leisure or experience its Delights on an optional tour

After breakfast, enjoy 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.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Tour: Belgian Culinary Delights

Belgian Culinary Delights

  • Approximate Cost:
  • Approximate Time: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Antwerp
  • When: Afternoon Tour (limited availability)

Join us on a culinary walking tour through the streets of Antwerp that will allow you to try the signature foods and drinks that are Belgian gastronomic specialties. Try Belgian fries along with mayonnaise! Also taste a true “Belgian waffle,” which is much richer and more dense than the version you’ll find in North America. You will also taste Belgium’s exciting beer style before heading back to the ship!


Day 12:

Transfer to the Brussels airport for your flight home

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the airport in Brussels for your flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
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Montreux, Switzerland

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $274 PER DAY

The 19th century luminaries who once visited the renowned jazz city of Montreux — such as Tolstoy, Nabakov, Flaubert, Dostoyevsky — were no doubt drawn by the pleasant climate, idyllic surroundings, and shimmering waters of Lake Geneva. This resort town remains an elegant escape, and you’ll experience its many charms on this extension. Enjoy a full-day tour of the Chateaux de Chillon and Gruyeres region — which includes some time at the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — as well as the opportunity to watch witness the art of cheese making with a local family and visit a chocolatier. You’ll also have time on your own to explore Montreaux and nearby Gruyere, and generally revel in the beauty of this lakeside gem. This vibrant city also happens to be an unofficial capital of jazz, as it is the home to the esteemed Montreux Jazz Festival. 

Your Price Includes

  • 3 nights accommodations at the Superior First-Class Hotel Royal Plaza & Spa Montreux (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Full day tour of Chateaux de Chillon and Gruyeres region
  • Visit to cheese-making family and chocolatier in Gruyeres
  • Guided walking tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Depart home

This evening, you’ll fly overnight to Geneva.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Geneva and transfer to Montreux, Switzerland

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your hotel. This evening you'll enjoy a welcome drink as well as a briefing.

Included Meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Explore Chateaux de Chillon and Gruyeres region, including cheesemaker and chocolatier visits

Today, embark on a full-day tour of Chateaux de Chillon and the Gruyeres region. The chateaux, which is perched on a rocky outcrop looking out over picturesque Lake Geneva, evokes visions of fairytales and palace intrigue. You’ll learn the full story of this fabled fortress, including its famous dungeons, during your visit here. You’ll also explore the Gruyeres region, including the UNESCO-listed Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. The scenery you’ll experience will be enhanced with a Cultural Discovery: you’ll get the chance to visit a local cheese-making family as well as a chocolatier.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

A day at leisure, or opt to visit Geneva and world-famous CERN

Enjoy a day at leisure today to explore at your own pace. Or embark on an optional tour to Geneva and CERN, the vaunted scientific research facility that is renowned for its Large Hadron Collider, the largest machine in the world. A Farewell Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Geneva and Cern

Geneva and Cern

  • Approximate Cost: $319 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • When: Full Day Tour

Explore more of Switzerland on an optional tour that takes you to one of the country’s most beloved cities – Geneva – as well as its world-famous CERN facility. You’ll be introduced to many charms of Switzerland’s second-most populous city on a driving and walking tour, before venturing to CERN. A hub of cutting-edge science, CERN has been home to the birth of the World Wide Web and groundbreaking discovery of the Higgs Boson particle via the Large Hadron Collider (which is also the world’s largest machine).


DAY 5:

Transfer to the Basel to join the base tour

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Basel to begin the base tour.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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