FEATURED VACATION | FLY & RIDE TOUR

SWITZERLAND & CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Partnered w/ Premier World Discovery
December 3 – 11, 2025

HOW TO REGISTER
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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Experience the most magical time of the year in Europe, as European countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are EVERYWHERE! Savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages, and spiced hot “Gluewein” (mulled wine). You’ll also delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts, and other traditional items. A time of year in Europe that you have to experience in person at least once!  This river cruise on the Rhine & Moselle Rivers include multiple Christmas Market visits including, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Speyer, Koblenz, Cologne, Cochem as well as a visit to Rudesheim and afternoons at leisure in Strasbourg and Cologne.

HIGHLIGHTS & EXCURSIONS

6 Night Cruise – Amadeus Cara * 1 Night in Lucerne, Switzerland * Lucerne Walking Tour & Christmas Market
Strasbourg City Tour & Christmas Market * Speyer Walking Tour & Christmas Market
Koblenz Walking Tour & Christmas Market * Cologne Walking Tour & Christmas Market
Cochem Walking Tour with Christmas Market, Reichsburg Castle & Wine Tasting
Rudesheim Visit * Strasbourg Afternoon at Leisure * Cologne Afternoon at Leisure

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1 Overnight FLight to Europe
1 Night Hotel – Lucerne, Switzerland
6 Night Cruise – Amadeus Cara

PRICING * DISCOUNTS * INCLUSIONS

Cat E – Haydn Deck
Single Occupancy = $6,295 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $5,095 Per Person

Cat D – Haydn Deck
Single Occupancy = $6,595 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $5,395 Per Person

Cat C – Strauss Deck
Single Occupancy = $7,395 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $5,795 Per Person

Cat B – Strauss Deck
Single Occupancy = $7,595 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $5,995 Per Person

Cat A – Mozart Deck
Single Occupancy = $8,195 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $6,195 Per Person

Suite – Mozart Deck
Single Occupancy = $8,695 Per Person
Double Occupancy = $6,695 Per Person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED @ REGISTRATION:  $600 Per Person          REMAINING BALANCE DUE:  September 3, 2025

SEAT REDUCTION DATE:  April 3, 2025  (For reservations after this date, please call for availability & rates.)

A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation.  Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations made after the deposit due date of April 3, 2025 are based upon availability.  NO RISK DEPOSIT: Deposits are fully refundable up until April 3, 2025.  After April 3, 2025, the deposit full value can be used as a Future Travel Credit with Premier World Discovery.  Final payment due by September 3, 2025.

BOOKING DISCOUNT:  Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date & receive $400 per couple / $200 per person Booking Discount!  Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.  Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.

PRICING INCLUDES:  Transportation Between Tyler & DFW International Airport * Round Trip Airfare (In/Out DFW International) * 18 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, & 6 Dinners) * Professional “Premier World Discovery” Tour Director(s) * Ship Staff * * Hotel / Ship Transfers * Welcome & Farewell Dinners * Hand Selected Wines & Beeer w/ Dinners * 6 Night Cruise – Outside Cabin * 1 Night Hotel – Lucerne, Switzerland * Baggage Handling @ Hotel / Ship * International Air Taxes/Fuel/Port Charges * Complimentary Secured Parking @ American Tours

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:  Your price is guaranteed once deposit is received and booking confirmed by Premier World Discovery.  Your price is not subject to increase after the deposit is received and booking confirmed, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees.  (See registration form for consent.)  All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from DFW.

PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY “COMPASS CLUB”:  TRAVEL AND SAVE!
The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises.  Guests that have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and will receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.  For more details and information visit: premierworlddiscovery.com.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Depart US – Overnight Flight to Europe

Day 2 – Arrive Zurich – Lucerne
Arrive Zurich – Meet your PWD Tour Director * Transfer to Lucerne & Check in for your overnight stay * Welcome Desk at the hotel * Overnight – Lucerne

Day 3 – Lucerne – Strasbourg – Board the Amadeus Cara
Morning – Lucerne Walking Tour & Christmas Market * Travel to Strasbourg, France via motorcoach * Board the MS Cara for 6 Night Rhine River Cruise * Welcome Dinner Onboard * Meals – B & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 4 – Strasbourg
Morning – Strasbourg City Tour & Christmas Market * Afternoon – Leisure time in Strasbourg or Alsace & Obernai Optional * Ship docked into late evening in Kehl/Strasbourg * Meals – B,L,S & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 5 – Speyer – Mannheim
Morning – Speyer Walking Tour & Christmas Market * Cruise to Mannheim for time at Leisure or Heidelberg Optional Excursion * Meals – B,L,S & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 6 – Rüdesheim – Rhine River Gorge – Koblenz
Morning – Arrive Rüdesheim & walk into town on own to explore or Optional Rudesheim Tram Car with Musical Instrument Museum * Midday – Cruise through the Rhine River Gorge, a UNESCO Heritage Site * Afternoon arrival Koblenz – Koblenz Walking Tour & Christmas Market * Meals – B,L,S & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 7 – Cochem
Morning Moselle River Cruising * Afternoon – Cochem Walking Tour with Reichsburg Castle, Wine Tasting & Christmas Market * Meals – B,L,S & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 8 – Cologne
Morning arrival Cologne – Cologne Walking Tour & Christmas Market * Afternoon at Leisure in Cologne * Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard – Ship docked overnight in Cologne * Meals – B,L,S & D Overnight – Amadeus Cara

Day 9 – Cologne – Frankfurt Airport – Flight Home
Morning transfer to the Frankfurt Airport for your flight home * Meal – B

B – Breakfast Hotel/Onboard • S – Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening
L – Lunch Onboard • D – Dinner Onboard with Beer & Hand Selected Wines

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

About European Christmas Markets
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine). People also delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts and other traditional items.

Lucerne, Switzerland
Visit and overnight in Lucerne, a traditional Swiss town along the banks of Lake Lucerne with an Alpine backdrop. Enjoy a Lucerne Walking Tour of this medieval gem and see some of the city’s lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges, colorful frescoed buildings and the iconic 14th century Chapel Bridge. Enjoy Lucerne’s colorful Christmas Market and its wonderful Old Town.

Strasbourg, France
Capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. Enjoy a Strasbourg City Tour to see Orangerie, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood and see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. Then stroll Strasbourg’s Christmas Market, one of Europe’s oldest. Later join the optional trip into the Alsace region to visit fairy-tale Obernai & its quaint Christmas Market.

Speyer, Germany
Arrive in Speyer one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altpörtel (“Old Gate”). Explore the city during your Speyer Walking Tour. Later cruise to Mannheim & maybe take an optional excursion to historic Heidelberg to visit the red-walled castle and get beautiful views of the Neckar Valley.

Rüdesheim – Rhine River Gorge – Koblenz, Germany
Arrive in Rüdesheim and explore on your own the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. If you prefer join an optional Rüdesheim Tour via Tram Car including a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later the ship departs to cruise through the Rhine River Gorge, a UNESCO Heritage Site and the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles, historic towns and vineyards. Later, arrive in Germany’s oldest city, Koblenz, a charming Rhineland town situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a Koblenz Walking Tour & the popular Christmas Market. See the famous Advent Calendar at the baroque Town Hall.

Cochem, Germany
The ship makes a detour along the Moselle River to the little town of Cochem. Enjoy a Cochem Walking Tour then visit the Reichsburg Castle, experience a Wine Tasting & stop at the quaint Christmas Market. The magnificent Reichsburg castle is situated high above the town, dominating the landscape. Down below, the village with its narrow streets, half timbered houses and numerous restaurants is an ideal setting to taste the wines of the region.

Cologne, Germany
Cologne is Germany’s 4th largest city and located on both sides of the Rhine. Enjoy a Cologne Walking Tour featuring the old part of the city and the fabled 13th century Gothic cathedral. Explore the dock side taverns, cafes, shops and the famous Christmas Market in front of the cathedral.

SHIP INFORMATION

The Ship – MS Amadeus Cara
The innovative and custom designed 162 passenger Amadeus Cara, launched in 2022, offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel. This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace & the Sun Deck allow you to relax in the open air. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 71 large Staterooms & 10 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you. This Cara charter features Englishonly onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.

All Meals Included Onboard
Three meals daily are served graciously in the exquisite restaurant and feature local & international specialties. All dinners are four courses and are served with included hand selected wines, beer & soft drinks. While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the large picture windows. Enjoy afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.

Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms
After boarding, unpack once. All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views. The Mozart Deck features 12 Suites with Walk Out Balconies. The other 18 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 33 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Drop-Down Panoramic Window. The 18 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window. All staterooms are fully equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.

Staterooms – 172 or 188 sq. ft.
All staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, phone, desk, chair & safe. Mozart & Strauss Staterooms feature Drop Down Panoramic Window with 188 sq. ft. of floor space. Haydn Deck Staterooms feature a fixed window with 172 sq. ft. (Stateroom size & amenities can vary)

Suite – 284 sq. ft. with Balcony
All suites are on the Mozart Deck and have panoramic windows with exterior Walk Out Balcony, two twin beds that can be separated or put together, a private sitting area, flat screen TV, mini-bar, private bath with shower, hair dryer, phone, closet, desk, chair, safe & offer 284 square feet of floor space. (Suite size and amenities can vary)

Ship Technical Data
Launched: 2022
Decks/Crew: 4/46
Max passengers: 162
Cabins/Suites: 71/10

OPTIONAL INSURANCE

OPTIONAL “PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY – TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN” AVAILABLE
This optional Travel Protection Plan is $499 per person, is not included in Tour Pricing, and is non-refundable.

For more information regarding the coverage provided by Premier’s TPP, please visit https://www.pwd.travel/tpp.html.

REQUIREMENTS * ACTIVITY LEVEL

*** PASSPORT REQUIRED *** 
*** RECOMMEND PASSENGER AQUIRE “KNOWN TRAVELER NUMBER” ***

ACTIVITY LEVEL: The overall activity level of this tour is a LEVEL 3.  This tour includes moderate physical activity.  The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days.  You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs (or more), and participate in walking tours of nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities as well as temperature and altitude changes.

PLEASE NOTE

BOOKING DISCOUNT: Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date & receive $200 per couple / $100 per person Booking Discount!  Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.  Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.

NO RISK DEPOSIT – NO CHANGE FEES: Deposits & TPP payments for any Bookings made for this tour are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure.  Should your plans change inside of 180 days you can use the full value (Future Travel Credit**) of your Deposit or TPP on a different program as long as you change plans or let us know prior to the Final Payment Due Date.  Future Travel Credits are valid for 12 months from deposit date and are non-transferable.

CANCELATION FEES:
Cancellations not covered by the Travel Protection Plan (TPP) or if the TPP is not purchased, are subject to the following per person fees:
– Cancel more than 180 days prior to departure: Full Refund
– Cancel 179-90 days prior to departure: Deposit or TPP* is Retained**
– Cancel 89-60 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
– Cancel 59-30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
– Cancel 29-15 days prior to departure: 75% of total price – Cancel 14 days or less prior to departure/no shows: No refunds
*If purchased **Future Travel Credit issued for Deposit or TPP* value

PREMIER’S TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN (TPP) of $499 per person (must purchase with Initial Deposit)
Part A – Cancellation Waiver provided by PWD
I. Trip Cancellation Waiver (TCW) – Guarantees full refund on all payments, except the Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee itself in case of cancellation up to the time and date of departure due to the passenger’s personal illness or death of an immediate family  member.  Medical/official documentation required.
II. Premier “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver (ARCW) – Reimburses 75% of the cancellation fees in the form of a future travel credit certificate (FTCC) valid for 1 year, if you cancel more than 48 hours prior to scheduled depar- ture for any reason not eligible for cash refund under the TCW (Part A – I.).  FTCC is non-transferable, may not be redeemed for cash and does not in- clude any credit for the Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee. The Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee must be paid for with Initial Deposit and is refundable until 180 days prior to departure.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver does not cover any single supplement charges due to an individual’s traveling companion canceling prior to departure.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver does not cover any services such as airline tickets not purchased through PWD.  Cancellations, Refunds & Inquiries under Part A will be handled by PWD.  Certain Exclusions and Restrictions apply.
Part B – Post Departure Travel Protection Plan* provided by USI includes coverage for: Trip Interruption ($1,000); Trip Delay ($100/Day-Max $500); Baggage & Personal Effects ($2,000); Baggage Delay ($500); Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical  Expense – excess coverage ($30,000); Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation ($150,000); Accidental Death & Dismember- ment ($25,000); Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services** (24/7).  Claims & Inquiries under Part B will be administered by USI.

For full Part A and Part B plan details visit: www.premierworlddiscovery.com/TPP.  All Benefits described on this page are for general information basis only.  There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitation that apply to all insurance coverages. Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction

RESPONSIBILITY:  Premier World Tours LLC dba Premier World Discovery (hereafter PWD), whose vouchers are used by respective agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, hold themselves free of  responsibility for any damages occasioned from any cause whatsoever.  PWD will not be responsible for any damages or inconvenience caused by late arrivals, departures and change of schedule or other conditions nor will they be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board their conveyance.  The passage contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of this tour/cruise, and/or passenger.  PWD does not hold any responsibility for the conduct of any of its members, hotel, motorcoach, cruiseline, train, airline or other personnel.  PWD reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour/cruise at its discretion.  PWD &/or its Tour Director retain the right to require any participant to withdraw from a tour/cruise at any time, if determined to be in the best interests of health, safety & general welfare of the tour/cruise group or of the individual participant. Arbitration – I/We agree, any and all disputes concerning this contract or any other material concerning the trip, or the trip itself must be resolved exclusively pursuant to binding arbitration in the state of California, pursuant to the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association.  Payment of the deposit for this tour/cruise constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS/NOTES: A valid US passport is required for this tour and is the responsibility of each passenger.  Passports should be valid for up to six (6) months beyond the travel dates.  All names must be submitted to Premier exactly as they appear on passenger passports.  US Passport Cards are not accepted for Air Travel to / from Canada.  Itinerary and hotels are subject to change.

AIR NOTE:  Air Schedules may not be available until Final Trip Documentation is received.  Air seats are assigned by the airline and sometimes not assigned until the day of travel. Air seat changes can only be attempted upon receipt of e-tickets and
Final Trip Documentation at which time availability may be limited.  If specific seat assignments or airline choice is extremely important to your reservation, we recommend you book land only and make your own air reservations.  Please make this adjustment to land only/own air at time of tour reservation.

A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation.  Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations made after the deposit due date of April 3, 2025 are based upon availability.  NO RISK DEPOSIT: Deposits are fully refundable up until April 3, 2025.  After April 3, 2025, the deposit full value can be used as a Future Travel Credit with Premier World Discovery. Final payment due by September 3, 2025. 

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