Extend Your European River Cruise with an Exciting Rail Excursion

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences | January 29, 2018

River cruising in Europe is an exciting, unique, and increasingly popular way to experience the scenic towns, historic cities, and gorgeous views that line the famed rivers the traverse Europe, including the Rhine and Danube. And as river cruising grows in popularity, so too does the interest in getting more bang for the buck and extending the journey with a pre or post land-based excursion, starting or ending from a port-of-call river city.

Railbookers lets you extend your river cruise with exciting, rail-based excursions to some of the most spectacular destinations in Europe, before or after your cruise. And best of all, the vacations include all rail, accommodations, transfers, tours and sightseeing, and are totally customizable, so you can easily add additional days, reverse the itinerary, and experience destinations at your own pace.

Consider the following Railbookers pre or post cruise vacations packages and let one of our Rail Specialists help you make the most out of your river cruise vacation!

Bergen, Flam and Oslo

This 4-day journey by rail starts in the popular Norwegian port-of-call city of Bergen, where you’ll discover its small-town charm, nautical history and friendly atmosphere. From Bergen, set out on a spectacular ferry ride through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world. Arrive at the beautiful village of Flam for an overnight stay, then board the world-famous Flam Railway for a truly unforgettable ride through snow-capped mountains, dramatic waterfalls and lush valleys. Spend a final night in cosmopolitan Oslo, adding a dash of excitement and culture to complete this memorable journey through classic Norway – the perfect complement to a Norwegian cruise!

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Zermatt & St Moritz

This four-night rail vacation combines two of Switzerland’s most popular destinations together with some spectacular journeys. It begins with a two-night stay in Rhine river-adjacent Zermatt, where you will embark on a trip to the top of The Gornergrat to enjoy an amazing panorama of the famous Matterhorn Mountain. Then you’ll cross Switzerland onboard the Glacier Express to chic St Moritz for another two-night stay, during which a day trip through breathtaking scenery onboard the Bernina Express is included.

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Basel to Amsterdam via Paris and Brussels

This journey takes you by comfortable, high-speed train from Basel, Switzerland, at the base of the beautiful Rhine River, to Paris for two nights, and on to Brussels for two additional nights before concluding in Amsterdam. Discover all the best of two great cities in 5 days on this Rhine river accessible rail journey – the perfect complement to a river cruise or as a stand-alone tour.

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Prague and Berlin from Budapest

Discover two eclectic and historic European cities on this four-night vacation by rail. Starting in Budapest, take the train to Prague and spend two days exploring the all the major sights with your 48-hour Prague Card. Then take the train to vibrant Berlin and enjoy two additional days exploring the best sights of the city with your 48-hour Berlin Pass. This short, two-city journey is the perfect pre- or post-Danube river cruise excursion!

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