River Cruise Tours
River cruise vacations offer a unique vantage point on cruising—and the country. Smaller vessels offer more personal, intimate travel experiences with all the same great amenities of ocean cruising like excellent meals, entertainment and activities. Traveling along the river on a smaller ship also means you are a closer to land and the changing panoramas that are the colorful backdrop of your vacation.
Pair a river cruise along the USA’s Mississippi River, Canada’s St. Lawrence River, or Europe’s Rhine, Main and Moselle with a regional train vacation plus city stays and sightseeing and the result is a memorable rail and river cruise vacation fantastic destinations including Memphis, Vicksburg, and New Orleans in the USA; Quebec City, Perce and Montreal in Canada; and Prague, Nuremberg, Cochem, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, and Paris in Europe.
Rail and River Cruises
Journey Along the Upper Mississippi 10 days from $3244
America’s Heartland is the backdrop of this 10-day rail-river cruise vacation that includes visits to Chicago, St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Departs from August 2014 to September 2015.
Burgundy & Provence 12 days from $3549
A 7-night cruise along the Saône River is the cornerstone of this 12-day European rail-river cruise vacation through France’s Burgundy and Provence regions. Additional highlights of your adventure include a 2-night stay including sightseeing in Paris, high-speed rail travel aboard the TGV, and a 1-night stay in the French Riviera.
Departs from April 2015 to October 2015.
Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 9 days from $4472
Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.
Departs from August 2014 to October 2015.
Jewels of Central Europe 18 days from $6039
A sailing along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers is the centerpiece of your 18-day rail-river cruise vacation that begins in the City of Light, Paris, and takes you by high-speed train to Luxembourg, where you will board your river cruise ship for the 14-night journey through Germany, Austria and Hungary.
Departs from May 2015 to October 2015.
New Year’s and the Antebellum South River Cruise 10 days from $3050
A special New Year's rail-cruise vacation includes a festive river cruise along the Lower Mississippi sailing roundtrip from New Orleans to Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, and Plantation Road and nostalgic overnight train travel from New Orleans to Chicago.
Departs from December 2014 to December 2014.
Ohio and Mississippi River Cruise 10 days from $2981
Enjoy an idyllic journey along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard the American Queen steamboat on a 10-day rail and river cruise adventure that combines cosmopolitan city stays and scenic rail travel with a leisurely river cruise to iconic Midwestern ports of call.
Departs from July 2015 to July 2015.
Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $4577
Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.
Departs from June 2014 to October 2015.