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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 travelling to additional destinations beyond your ports of call? Our excellent selection of pre and post river cruise rail holidays 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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15 Holiday Packages

  • Pre and Post River Cruise

Zermatt and St Moritz

5 Days | from $1,399

Zermatt St Moritz

This four-night rail holiday 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
  • 2 nights' 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

Bergen, Flam and Oslo

4 Days | from $1,099

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 colourful 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 $2,699

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 Gornegrat 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:

  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in St Moritz
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 1 nights' 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 Gornegrat Cog Railway from Zermatt
  • Day Trip to the Top of Mount Pilatus from Lucerne
  • Day Trip to Jungfraujoch from Lucerne
  • Travel from Lucerne to Zurich airport
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Map route of Scenic Switzerland from Basel

Budapest via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $799

Frankfurt Munich Budapest

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 capital. Then travel to Frankfurt onboard a highspeed ICE train, where...

  • 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

Budapest via Berlin and Prague

5 Days | from $1,049

Berlin Prague Budapest

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
  • 3-day Berlin Pass
  • 24hr Prague Card
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Map route of Budapest via Berlin and Prague

Passau via Frankfurt and Munich

5 Days | from $599

Frankfurt Munich Passau

Enjoy all the best of two great German cities on the four-night holiday. 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 to...

  • 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 $1,049

Budapest Prague Berlin

Discover two eclectic and historic European cities on this four-night holiday 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
  • 3-day Berlin Pass
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Map route of Prague and Berlin from Budapest

Prague and Berlin from Passau

5 Days | from $1,049

Passau Prague Berlin

Journey by rail to vibrant Prague and historic Berlin on this exciting four-night holiday. 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...

  • 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
  • 3-day Berlin Pass
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Map route of Prague and Berlin from Passau

Amsterdam to Basel via Brussels and Paris

5 Days | from $1,299

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Basel

Explore the majesty of Brussels and the splendour of Paris by train with this holiday 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

Munich and Frankfurt from Budapest

5 Days | from $899

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 holiday. 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
  • Munich Hop on and Hop Off City Sightseeing Card
  • Heidelberg and Rhine Valley Day Trip (April - November)
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Map route of Munich and Frankfurt from Budapest
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