This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Silver II. Journey through the Western heart of the Continent through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River.
Elihu Rubin is Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies at Yale. He received a doctorate in architecture and a master’s in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts from Yale. His first book, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale Univ. Press, 2012) was awarded the Kenneth T. Jackson Prize from the Urban History Association and the Lewis Mumford Award from the Society of American City & Regional Planning History. Mr. Rubin’s work focuses on the making and meaning of the built environment; architectural preservation and the politics of “heritage planning.” An enthusiastic lecturer, Elihu has also made documentary videos relating to urban history, the politics of public spaces, urban redevelopment, architectural modernism, and street life.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Embark Amadeus Silver II
3 Cologne, Germany
5 Mannheim for Heidelberg
6 Strasbourg, France
7 Basel, Switzerland/Disembark ship/
8 Zermatt for Matterhorn
9 Zermatt/Glacier Express to Andermatt/Lucerne
10 Lucerne for Mount Pilatus
11 Lucerne/Zurich/Return to the U.S.
Amsterdam Pre-Program Option will be available