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Rhine Jazz Discovery - 2021

7-night river cruise with Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach
  • FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JAZZ GREATS CHARLES MINGUS AND CHET BAKER AT AMSTERDAM’S BIMHUIS CONCERT HALL
  • ENJOY THE DAILY ACCOMPANIMENT OF AN ONBOARD JAZZ PIANIST AS WELL AS MULTIPLE ONBOARD JAZZ PERFORMANCES
  • EXPLORE STRASBOURG'S HISTORY AND HERITAGE ON AN ENLIGHTENING WALKING TOUR
  • DISCOVER THE COLLEGE TOWN VIBES OF HEIDELBERG AND EMBARK ON A WALKING TOUR OF ITS QUAINT OLD TOWN
  • LEARN ABOUT THE CASTLES DOTTING THE SCENIC RHINE GORGE AS YOU CRUISE THE UNESCO-LISTED UPPER MIDDLE RHINE VALLEY
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$2,249
  • $281
    PER DAY
  • 8
    DAYS
  • 20
    TOURS
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Bruges, Belgium

4 DAYS FROM $799

Montreux, Switzerland

4 DAYS FROM $1,299

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Bruges, Belgium

FROM $749 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $187 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 Bruges to Amsterdam
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Hotel The Peellaert (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • 1 walking tour including a canal cruise
  • Bruges pub crawl evening
  • 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.

Day 10:

Bruges walking tour and canal cruise, pub crawl

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 handmade lace, a product for which Bruges is renowned.

You won’t want to leave Belgium without sampling its famous beers, considered by many connoisseurs to be the finest in the world. So, join your travel mates this evening for an included pub crawl after dinner on your own. You’ll meet up in the hotel lobby.

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. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Tour: Bruges Delights

Bruges Delights

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Bruges, Belgium
  • When: Morning tour

Among the most famous “delights” are Belgian chocolates! Nothing like what you’ll find in other parts of the world, Belgian sweets are much richer and this world-renowned chocolate is a true treat. On this optional tour, hear how to make the perfect chocolate — while tasting some! You'll also sample light, crisp, and elegant lace cookies, which are named after the lace-like holes that form as they bake. But if the sweets don’t do it for you, the beers just might. This little country makes a lot of beer (almost 200 breweries reside here!) and really good beer, too — from Flemish reds to lambics, dubbels to blondes. You probably won’t be able to try them all, but while on cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a few.


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 $1,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $325 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 Montreux and nearby Gruyere, and generally revel in the beauty of this lakeside gem.

Your Price Includes

  • 3 nights accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe 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
  • 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 9:

Transfer to Montreux with a delightful stop in Bern along the way

From Basel, enjoy a scenic transfer to Montreux, stopping in Bern for a brief walk in the Swiss capital. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon and relax as you take in your beautiful surroundings.

DAY 10:

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

Today embark on a full-day tour of the Château de Chillon and the Gruyères region. The château, which is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking picturesque Lake Geneva, is Switzerland’s most visited historic attraction. It was once used as a prison and the poet Lord Byron immortalized its most famous captive, François de Bonivard in his epic The Prisoner of Chillon. You’ll learn the full story of this fabled fortress, including its famous dungeons, during your visit here. You’ll also explore the Gruyère region, including the UNESCO-listed Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

You’ll get the chance to sample two of Switzerland’s most famous delicacies when you visit a local cheese-making family as well as a chocolatier.

Cultural Connection:

  • Sample Swiss chocolates and cheese

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 11:

A day at leisure, or go for the gold with an optional tour and visit Lausanne and the Olympic Museum

Have you ever harbored Olympic dreams of glory? Imagined yourself on the podium with a medal? Then go for the gold with an optional visit today to Lausanne and the world-class Olympic Museum. After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we head to picturesque Lausanne for a guided walking tour of the city that is also home of the International Olympic Committee. Enjoy time on your own for shopping and lunch at one of the lovely cafés or restaurants. Then join us for a visit to the museum, recently renovated in 2013. Exhibitions traces the history of the games from ancient times to the modern era with highlights that include a display of Olympic torches and medals. Alternatively, you can choose to spend the day at your leisure in Montreaux. No matter how you choose to spend your day, everyone will gather again for a splendid Farewell Drink and Farewell Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Tour: Lausanne and the Olympic Museum

Lausanne and the Olympic Museum

  • Approximate Cost: $275 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 7.5 hours
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • When: Full-day tour
Have you ever harbored Olympic dreams of glory? Imagined yourself on the podium with a medal? Then, go for the gold with an optional visit to Lausanne and its world-class Olympic Museum. First, we’ll take you on a guided walking tour to introduce you to the charms of Lausanne, which is nestled on Lake Geneva. It is the world-renowned home of the International Olympic Committee headquarters as well as a bustling city center with pretty medieval streets and a Gothic cathedral. Enjoy time on your own for shopping in boutiques and lunching at delicious cafés and restaurants. Then, join us for a visit to the museum, named the European Museum of the Year in 1995 and recently renovated in 2013. Trace the rich history of the games from ancient times to the modern era. Highlights of the exhibitions include a display of Olympic torches and medals.

DAY 12:

Transfer to the Geneva airport for your flight home

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Geneva airport to begin the journey home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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