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, interesting shore excursions, entertainment, and onboard activities. Traveling along the river on a smaller ship also means you are 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, Rhone, Moselle, and Danube with a regional train vacation featuring city stays and sightseeing and the result is a memorable rail and river cruise vacation to fantastic destinations including Memphis, Vicksburg, and New Orleans in the USA; Quebec City, Perce, Montreal, and Toronto in Canada; and Prague, Budapest, Nuremberg, Cochem, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, and Paris among many other storybook towns and historic cities in Europe.
Rail and River Cruises
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.
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.
New Orleans Holiday & The Spirit of the Antebellum South 11 days from $3831
Aboard the festive American Queen riverboat. On this elegant river cruise, you’ll discover the traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures and experience what remains of the grand Antebellum South.
Departs from February 2015 to December 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.
Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights 8 days from $2585
An all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ship is the vessel for your 8-day vacation through The Netherlands and Belgium. A special highlight is a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens with its millions of flowering tulips!
Departs from April 2015 to December 2017.