Posted February 24th, 2013, 07:08 PM
We took this river cruise a couple years ago and loved it. We had lived in Zurich, so knew the area. Both Zurich and Basel are beautiful old towns. They are both wonderful places to visit.
High points of Zurich: Grossmunster Church (Chagall Windows), Art Museum, taking a water taxi on the Limat River, enjoying lunch on one of the restaurants on the Limat River, take a boat on Lake Zurich.
High Points of Basel: art museum, walking on the Rhine, the cathedral on the Rhine, Tingley fountain
The day that you are booked at a Basel hotel, public transport is free. You don't even have to have checked in.
We decided to stay in Basel the night before our cruise. We took the train right from the Zurich airport.
Probably the most "wow" experience you can get in the area is to visit Lucern. It is a beautiful town which is less than an hour from Zurich by train. From Lucern, you can take a train to Mt. Pilatus and then a cog railroad to the top of the mountain. It is a wonderful trip.
Whatever you do, it is a wonderful place to start your cruise.
SAILED: AMA DANUBE 2008
SAILED: Avalon Rhine 2009