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Book worry-free by August 31 with a $250 refundable deposit

If you missed out on your rail & cruise vacation this year, 2021 is the year to take back travel! We’ve made it easy and risk-free to reserve your 2021 European river cruise with a reduced and refundable $250 deposit.*

Plus, save up to $200 per person on qualifying 2021 rail tours!

  • Save $75 per person on river cruises priced between $1,000 - $2,499 per passenger. Use promo code TBT75
  • Save $100 per person on river cruises priced between $2,500 - $5,999 per passenger. Use promo code TBT100
  • Save $200 per person on river cruises priced at $6,000 or more per passenger. Use promo code TBT200

Book now and savor the anticipation of sailing past the vineyards and castles along the shores of the Rhine River in Germany. Cruise to French lavender fields on a Rhône barge cruise in France, or discover Europe’s Imperial Cities on a rail and cruise adventure along the mighty Danube River. There is no better way to discover the best of Europe than by rail and riverboat cruise.

Compare our luxury river cruises to Viking, AMA, Tauck, Uniworld and Avalon, and you will see we offer the most inclusions at the best price. Discover the joys of river cruising with Vacations By Rail! 

  • Our modern ships are designed with your comfort in mind and offer everything from spacious cabins to inviting common areas. 
  • Taste your way through Europe as you dine on locally inspired dishes prepared by some of the finest ship chefs in Europe. Snacks and sweet treats are always available as are libations from the bar. 
  • Experience the best of every destination with inclusive excursions at every port of call as well as exclusive onboard events.

Terms: Low deposit offer is valid for new reservations booked and under deposit between August 1 and August 31, 2020, for travel in 2021. Offer is valid on select independent and escorted tours. Refundable deposit is not available on Prestige Class level of service in Canada or Excellence Class service in Switzerland. Refundable deposit on U.S. vacations including Amtrak is available on the base price of the tour only. *Deposit is fully refundable for cancellations through October 31, 2020. Full payment of the balance of tour deposit is due on November 1, 2020. Savings promotion is valid for departures beginning January 1  to August 31, 2021. Offer has no cash value, is non-transferable and may be modified. Offer is not valid on Group Travel. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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2021 May Jun Aug Sep
12 days    $3,665


2021 May Jun Aug Sep
13 days    $4,485


2021 May Jun Aug
12 days    $4,065


2021 May Aug Sep Jun
11 days    $3,445



2020 Aug
2021 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
7 days    $3,315




2021 Sep
10 days    $2,875


2021 May Sep
9 days    $3,465



2021 Jun Aug
11 days    $3,645



2021 Jul Aug
11 days    $3,445


2021 Jun Sep
10 days    $3,225


2021 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
7 days    $3,035


2021 May Jun Aug Sep Oct
7 days    $3,315


2021 Jun Aug
7 days    $3,315