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Pre and Post River Cruise

Are you looking to explore beyond the experience of your river cruise? Perhaps spend a few days traveling to additional destinations beyond your ports of call? Our excellent selection of pre and post river cruise rail vacations allow you to explore further, discovering exciting locations such as the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps, the historic cities of Central Europe such as Prague or Munich, the charms of Paris, and more! Our consultants can help find the journey that is a perfect complement to your river cruise experience.

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16 Vacation Packages

  • Pre and Post River Cruise

Bergen, Flam and Oslo

4 Days | from $739

Bergen Flam Oslo

Experience the true essence of Norway on this scenic journey through magical fjords, snow-capped mountains and historical towns. Start in the lively city of Bergen, and discover its small-town charm, nautical history and friendly atmosphere. From Bergen, set out on a...

  • Relive the region's nautical history in colorful Bergen
  • Admire the mountain scenery on the journey to Flam onboard the world-famous Flam railway
  • Discover interesting museums and impressive architecture in cosmopolitan Oslo

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail, bus and boat travel in standard class
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bergen
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Flam
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Oslo
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Map route of Bergen, Flam and Oslo

Lucerne and Zurich from Basel

5 Days | from $709

Basel Lucerne Zurich

Take a scenic journey from Basel to Lucerne and on to Zurich on this five-day journey by rail. Starting in Basel, take the train directly to Lucerne for a three-night stay. While in the beautiful lakeside city, enjoy classic Swiss architecture and plenty of natural,...

  • Discover the natural beauty and impressive architecture of lakeside Lucerne
  • Enjoy a night in historic Zurich, wandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Point to point tickets from Basel to Lucerne and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Zurich
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Map route of Lucerne and Zurich from Basel

Zermatt and St Moritz

5 Days | from $1,169

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 Zermatt, where you will embark on a trip to the top of The Gornergrat to enjoy an amazing panorama of the...

  • Enjoy wonderful views of the iconic Matterhorn mountain from the Gornergrat Cog Railway
  • Admire the majesty of the Swiss Alps from the panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express
  • Marvel at the change in scenery onboard the UNESCO listed Bernina Express, and enjoy a true Italian pizza in Tirano!
  • Experience the glamorous and world-famous Swiss resorts in Zermatt and St. Moritz

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 4-day Swiss Pass
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 2nights' hotel stay with breakfast in St Moritz
  • Seat Reservations on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express
  • Daytrip on the Gornergrat Cog Railway
  • Rail ticket from St. Moritz to Zurich Airport
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Map route of Zermatt and St Moritz

Scenic Switzerland from Basel

9 Days | from $2,169

Basel St Moritz Zermatt Lausanne Lucerne Jungfraujoch

This all-encompassing eight-night rail odyssey of Switzerland takes in the best this wonderful country has to offer. Start with a two-night stay in grand St Moritz from where you take a ride onboard the stunning Bernina Express train. Take the spectacular Glacier Express...

  • One of the world's most scenic rail journeys onboard the Bernina Express
  • Enjoy the spectacular Glacier Express through the mountainous heart of Switzerland
  • Amazing Matterhorn views from the Gornergrat Cog Railway
  • Beautiful Scenery of The Golden Pass railway
  • Alpine Adventure via boat and cable car or the worlds steepest cog railway to the top of Mount Pilatus
  • Highest railway station Europe atop the world-famous Jungfrau Railway

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Travel to St Moritz from Basel (or from any starting point in Switzerland)
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in St Moritz
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Lausanne
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 8-day standard class Swiss Pass
  • Standard class seat reservations on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass trains
  • Day trip on the Gornergrat Cog Railway from Zermatt
  • Day trip to the top of Mount Pilatus from Lucerne
  • Daytrip to Jungfraujoch from Lucerne
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Map route of Scenic Switzerland from Basel

Budapest via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $539

Frankfurt Munich Budapest

Enjoy all the best of two great German cities on the four-night vacation. Start in Frankfurt, where you will have two days to tour the city and enjoy all the local sights, modern architecture and the delicious regional cuisine. From Frankfurt, take the quick train ride...

  • Enjoy spectacular views from Frankfurt's Main Tower
  • Stroll through the wonderfully intact Altstadt district of Frankfurt
  • Explore fascinating medieval and modern history in Munich
  • Discover the peace and tranquility of Munich's huge Englischer Garten

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Frankfurt
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
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Map route of Budapest via Frankfurt and Munich

Paris and London from Amsterdam

5 Days | from $1,149

Amsterdam Paris London

This four-night rail vacation brings you to two of the world’s greatest cities, romantic Paris and vibrant London! First experience Paris, the city of light and love, and revel in its glorious history and sumptuous architecture. Shop with the locals at the chic...

  • Explore the Beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica in the historic neighborhood of Montmartre
  • Discover the rich history of St Germain (The Left Bank) with its influential bars and restaurants
  • Experience the raucous extravagance and fun at the Moulin Rouge, a night not to be missed!
  • Revel in the riches of the British Museum - the greatest gathering of historical artifacts in the world
  • Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Leicester Square and London's West End
  • Be amazed by the great Victorian arcades of Covent Garden and Leadenhall Market

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard class rail as specified in the itinerary
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 48-hour Paris Pass
  • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of London
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Map route of Paris and London from Amsterdam

Passau via Berlin and Prague

5 Days | from $749

Berlin Prague

East meets West on this historic holiday to the capital cities of Berlin and Prague. Discover the buzzing and constantly evolving city of Berlin and then catch a train to Prague where you can soak up the atmosphere and discover sights from the fairy tale castle to the...

  • Visit iconic attractions such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
  • Marvel at the imposing Prague Castle in Prague, walk along the vibrant Charles Bridge and be in awe of the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class rail tickets and reservations as per itinerary
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Berlin
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Prague
  • 48hr Berlin Pass
  • 24hr Prague public transport pass
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Passau via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $319

Frankfurt Munich

Enjoy all the best of two great German cities on the four-night vacation. Start in Frankfurt, where you will have two days to tour the city and enjoy all the local sights, modern architecture and the delicious regional cuisine. From Frankfurt, take the quick train ride...

  • Enjoy spectacular views from Frankfurt's Main Tower
  • Stroll through the wonderfully intact Altstadt district of Frankfurt
  • Explore fascinating medieval and modern history in Munich
  • Discover the peace and tranquility of Munich's huge Englischer Garten

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Frankfurt
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
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Map route of Passau via Frankfurt and Munich

Prague and Berlin from Budapest

5 Days | from $729

Budapest Prague Berlin

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...

  • Discover the buzzing and beautiful Old Town of Prague
  • Stroll the historic thoroughfare of The Charles Bridge
  • Relive the poignant history of the Lennon Wall in Prague
  • Enjoy the great photo opportunity at Checkpoint Charlie
  • Experience the treasures of the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Berlin
  • 48-hour Prague Card
  • 48-hour Berlin Pass
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Map route of Prague and Berlin from Budapest

Prague and Berlin from Passau

5 Days | from $749

Prague Berlin

Journey by rail to vibrant Prague and historic Berlin on this exciting four-night vacation. Start in the popular port-of-call city of Passau and board the train for Prague. Spend two days discovering the best attractions of the city with your included Prague Card. Then...

  • Stroll the historic thoroughfare of The Charles Bridge
  • Relive the poignant history of the Lennon Wall in Prague
  • Enjoy the great photo opportunity at Checkpoint Charlie
  • Experience the treasures of the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Prague
  • 2 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Berlin
  • 48-hour Prague Card
  • 48-hour Berlin Pass
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Map route of Prague and Berlin from Passau
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