The Rheingold

Rail journey to the source of the Rhine

Amsterdam – Cologne – Basel – Chur – Zermatt
10 days / 9 nights – €3200

The Rhine is one of Europe’s greatest rivers, shaping both nature, history and culture through the ages. You will experience all this from high-speed trains and panoramic expresses on a route that flirts with the mighty river: The romance of the Middle Rhine with its castles and vineyards, the dramatic scenery of Switzerland’s Rhine Gorge, and the historic river-cities of Cologne, Basel and Chur.

  • Four great rail journeys from Amsterdam to Matterhorn
  • Panoramic views of the Rhine
  • Experience the Glacier Express
  • Have lunch served at your seat twice
  • Stay in perfectly located four-star hotels
  • Discover Cologne, Basel, Chur, and Zermatt
  • Flight home from Switzerland included
3200 KR.

pr person i delt
dobbeltværelse

Fra Köln rejser du i en schweizisk første-klasses panoramavogn på et tog, der kører på den gamle jernbane på Rhinens bred. Nyd udsigten til middelalderborge, vinmarker, små byer, og naturligvis den mytiske Lorelei klippe.

Panoramic train
on the banks of the Rhinen

Glacier Express er verdens mest legendariske panoramatog. Det fører dig gennem Rhinkløften, over Oberalp passet, og gennem den stejle Mattertal dal til Zermatt ved foden af Matterhorn.

Four-course lunch
on the Glacier Express

De lokale kalder Rhinkløften for Schweiz' Grand Canyon. Det er nok lidt af en overdrivelse, men det er bestemt en unik naturoplevelse. Du ser kløften fra Gletsjer Ekspressen, men du kan desuden udnytte din dag i Chur til at prøve en af de fine vandreture her.

Travel through
the Rhine Gorge

Togrejsen til Alperne slutter i den smukke og bilfri bjergby Zermatt i 1600 meters højde, for foden af verdens smukkeste bjerg, og med storslåede naturoplevelser lige uden for døren. Tag på vandring eller med svævebane til toppen af en bjergtinde.

Stay at the foot of
the Matterhorn

Få det hele på print

Vi har lavet en brochure, der er lige til at printe. Her finder du alle højdepunkter, en dag-for.-dag rejseplan, og en oversigt over alt, hvad rejsen inkluderer.

“Experience the romance
of the Middle Rhine
with its castles and vineyards
and the dramatic scenery
of Switzerland’s Rhine Gorge

The Rhinegold is a name that opens the door to grand adventures. Opera lovers know it as Wagner’s romantic drama with Rhinemaidens guarding the Rhine’s magic gold. For travel buffs, it is the name of the legendary luxury express train that travelled alongside the river towards the Alps. In other words, it is the perfect name for this epic journey that follows the great river all the way to its source in the high Alps.

The Rhine is one of Europe’s greatest rivers, shaping both nature, history and culture through the ages. You will experience all this from high-speed trains and panoramic expresses on a route that flirts with the mighty river: The romance of the Middle Rhine with its castles and vineyards, the dramatic scenery of Switzerland’s Rhine Gorge, and the historic river-cities of Cologne, Basel and Chur.

You travel in great comfort and style: In first class, always direct, and never for more than several hours at a time. In each city on your journey, private guides stand ready at the train stations to welcome you, escort you to your four-star hotel, and then invite you on exclusive city walks.

The first time you see the Rhine is from your Standard Premiere seat in the Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam, as you pass the river in Rotterdam. Admittedly, by strict geographical logic this ought to be your first destination, but we think you’ll agree with our choice of two nights in beautiful and charming Amsterdam.

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Panoramic journey
on the banks of
the Middle Rhine

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After one night in Cologne, one of the most scenic rail journeys in Europe awaits, as you board a first-class panorama car that will travel right alongside the Middle Rhine in Germany with its dozens of castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages. Here you will also gaze upon the terraced vineyards on the steep hills, originally planted by the Romans in the days when the river marked the outer frontier of the Roman Empire.

When you arrive at Basel for a two-night stay in this historic city, a local insider will not only walk you down the narrow alleys of the old city centre, but also be happy to help prepare you for a Basel river experience that is beloved by the locals: A swim in the Rhine, where you let the strong current float you though the city.

Hike the spectacular Rhine Gorge

From Basel, a Swiss Intercity train will whisk you into the Alps to two nights beautiful Chur, the oldest city in all of Switzerland, founded on the Rhine some 5000 years ago. You could easily spend a day exploring the old centre, but if you like hiking, we recommend that you take a local train a little distance out of town to the Rhine Gorge, a dramatic cleft in the mountains that locals call Switzerland’s Grand Canyon, and where you will find wonderful trails with great views.

You’ll see the gorge again when you board the world’s most famous panoramic train, the Glacier Express. The 8-hour journey to Zermatt takes you over spectacular bridges, over the iconic Landwasser Viaduct, and through spiral tunnels that slowly gain height. When you reach the 2.000-meter-high Oberalp pass, you are yards away from the source of the Rhine.

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Arrive om the Glacier Express
at the foot
of the Matterhorn

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A few hours after having bid farewell to the Rhine, you arrive at Zermatt. If you know mountains, you also know that Zermatt is the most sacred of halls to worship them. The village kneels in front of the Matterhorn, one of the most revered mountains in the world, and she is encircled by a string of mighty peaks. You could certainly go hiking – the possibilities are endless, and we really recommend heading for a lofty mountain hut where you can enjoy lunch with a beer (usually brought in by helicopter), before heading down to the valley again.

After three nights in Zermatt, a mountain railway will bring you down into the Rhine valley, where a train will transport you on a final, beautiful journey to Geneva Airport and your included flight home.

Se et udvalg af vores hoteller

Du bor på charmerende, personlige og perfekt beliggende firestjernede hoteller, som Silver Tray har nøje udvalgt. Når vi kender din ønskede afrejsedato, sender vi dig informationer om de skønne hoteller, du kommer til at bo på.

Hotel Mondial am Dom Cologne

KÖLN: Dette elegante, firestjernede hotel ligger i hjertet af Köln med byens smukke domkirke, Kölner Dom som direkte nabo. Derudover ligger det velkendte Ludwig Museum kun få skridt fra hotellet, her anbefaler vi, at du tager hen og ser en af Europas fineste Picasso-samlinger.

Hotel Monte Rosa

ZERMATT: Monte Rosa er det allerførste hotel, bygget i det mondæne Zermatt. Hotellet ligger i hjertet af den bilfri by, lige ved siden af byens kirke. Vi anbefaler et besøg på kirkegården, et rørende sted fyldt med mindesmærker for alle, der igennem tiden er omkommet i forsøget på at bestige Matterhornbjerget. Hotellets bygning er mere end 150 år gammel, og indrettet i en blanding af klassiske arkitektur og moderne luksus.

Hotel Stern

CHUR: Dette 360 år gamle, historiske hotel er perfekt beliggende centralt i Churs gamle bymidte. På hotellet ligger restauranten Veltliner Weinstube zum Stern, der serverer traditionelle, klassiske schweiziske retter, hvilket vi bestemt anbefaler dig at prøve. Blot 1500 meter fra Hotel Stern ligger svævebanen til Brambrüesch-bjerget, hvilket ligeledes er værd at opleve.

Se dine tog

Rhinen

Panoramic Rhine train

The old rail line on the banks of the Rhine is one of the best panoramic rail journeys in Germany, and we make it even better by seating you in a Swiss first-class panorama car. The train also carries a dining car.

. Glacier Express

The legendary panoramic train comes not only with stellar views, but also superb comfort and service. We order a four-course lunch from the fine on-board kitchen to be served at your spacious seat.

Togrejsen dag for dag

Fold bjælkerne ud og få alle detaljerne med.
Udvid
Day 1
From Amsterdam to Cologne

Travel in style in Premium class
on direct Thalys
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Enjoy lunch and wine
served at your seat
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In Köln, stay at perfectly
located four-star hotel right
next to the Kölnerdom
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Thalys Premium

Day 2
On the banks of the Rhine to Basel

Travel along the most famous
stretch of the Rhine
………………………………………….
View castles, vineyards,
and life on the river
………………………………………….
Sit in first class
on direct ICE train
with dining car
…………………………………………
In Basel, stay in four-star hotel
in the historic centre,
close to the Rhine.
…………………………………………
Consider joining
the locals  for a swim in the
fast-flowing Rhine
…………………………………………

 

 

Rhine

Day 4
Alongside mountain lakes to Chur

Travel along the Rhine and
its beautiful lakes
with panoramic views
of steep mountains
………………………………………….
Sit in first class
on direct train
with dining car
………………………………………….
Stay in Chur in
four-star hotel
located in the
historic centre of town
…………………………………………

 

Train

Day 6
On the Glacier Express to Zermatt

Board the Glacier Express
for an epic six-hour
journey
………………………………………….
Travel in first class
and have four-course
lunch served
at your seat
………………………………………….
See the Rhine Gorge,
cross the 2000 meters high
Oberalp Pass, and arrive
at Zermatt through the
steep and dramatic
Mattertal valley
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Stay at four-star hotel
perfectly located in
the car-free centre of
Zermatt
…………………………………………

 

Glacier

Day 6-8
Two days in Zermatt

Go on epic hikes
with non-stop panoramic views
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Or buy a trip with Europe’s
highest cablecar
to the 3800 meters high
summit of Klein Matterhorn
………………………………………….

 

Matterhorn

Day 9
From Zermatt to the airport

Travel by cogwheel train
down the Mattertal valley
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Switch to direct Intercity train
to Geneva Airport
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Travel on the shore of Lake Geneva,
with views of mountains and
terraced vineyards
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Fly home from Geneva

 

Lake Geneva

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