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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, the charms of Paris, and more! Our consultants can help you 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

Zermatt and St Moritz

5 Days | from $1,109

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

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

Bergen, Flam and Oslo

4 Days | from $749

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

Scenic Switzerland from Basel

9 Days | from $2,109

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

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

Budapest via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $449

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

Passau via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $309

Frankfurt Munich Passau

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

Munich and Frankfurt from Budapest

5 Days | from $489

Budapest Munich Frankfurt

Starting in Budapest, take the train to Munich and on to Frankfurt and enjoy all these two great German cities have to offer on this four-night vacation. First, speed through Austria on a modern RailJet service to Munich, and revel in the vibrant history of the Bavarian...

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

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class train tickets and seat reservations from Budapest to Munich and Munich to Frankfurt
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Frankfurt
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Map route of Munich and Frankfurt from Budapest

Paris and London from Basel

5 Days | from $1,279

Basel Paris London

This 4-night rail vacation takes in the best 2 of the world's greatest cities has to offer. First Paris, the city of light and love. a Paris Pass gives you unlimited travel on the metro, but you can also revel in its glorious history and sumptuous architecture whilst...

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

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class rail ticket and reservation from Basel to Paris and Paris to London
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations including breakfast in Paris
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations including breakfast in London
  • A 48hr Paris Pass which includes:
    - Unlimited travel on the metro and public transport
    - Entrance to numerous museums including the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou
    - A river cruise
    - Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • 24hr Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of London which also includes:
    - Hop on Hop off Thames river cruise
    - 3 walking tours (Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and Rock ‘n' Roll)
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Map route of Paris and London from Basel

Amsterdam to Basel via Brussels and Paris

5 Days | from $1,009

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Basel

Explore the majesty of Brussels and the splendor of Paris by train with this vacation that works perfectly as a pre- or post-river cruise extension, or as a stand-alone tour. Speed from Amsterdam to Brussels on the comfortable and fast Thalys train, and enjoy two days...

  • Discover the sprawling Grand Place in eclectic Brussels
  • Spend two nights in one of the world's most romantic cities, Paris
  • Enjoy comfortable, high-speed rail between destinations

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Brussels
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 24-hour Brussels Card
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Paris
  • 2-day Paris Pass
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Map route of Amsterdam to Basel via Brussels and Paris
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