Don't Stay Home For the Holidays
Aug 16, 2023 · By Vacations By Rail
Don't stay home for the holidays this year; there are so many incredible places to explore, and our array of Christmas and New Year's Vacations can take you there.Read more
Each day, your river cruise brings refreshing views and new adventures. Sailing through beautiful, ever-changing scenery, we stop at historic cities and picturesque towns, exploring cultural highlights and hidden gems.
We take care of the details: With both river cruises on their own and cruises paired with guided rail tours, enjoy an onboard Cruise Manager, amenities, all meals and a selection of drinks with dinner - everything is included!
Expert guidance: We explore each port of call with an expert Cruise Manager and a knowledgeable local guide. You enjoy a choice of well-planned excursions, that capture the most interesting sights and experiences of every destination.
Superb cuisine and service: Using fresh ingredients to provide delicious meals reflecting the regions we explore, our chefs pride themselves on serving food of the highest standard, supported by the exceptional service provided by our attentive and dedicated onboard crew.
Sail tranquil waterways, with attentive service and luxurious amenities at your fingertips.
Fresh, local ingredients and breathtaking views enhance your dining experience.
Discover unique local culture, rich history and fascinating sights at each port of call.
Encounter enchanting castles, wonderful scenery, and spectacular events - all from the comfort of your ship.
Experience the magic of Europe exploring the vast rail network and relaxing down historic rivers. Our River Cruises deliver outstanding cuisine, friendly service, and luxurious surroundings while sailing through stunning scenery.
Europe benefits from vast rail lines and long, winding rivers through multiple countries. Take advantage of both networks and enjoy the stunning architecture and gorgeous landscapes that frame the way on rail and sail vacations.
These tours may begin with travel aboard Europe's efficient high-speed railway system, which connects major cities and smaller metropolises. Your train vacation is filled with delights, including sightseeing at breathtaking landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower or Neuschwanstein Castle. Select itineraries also feature travel abroad Europe's scenic rail lines, including the Glacier Express in Switzerland. The best thing about these combination tours is that the excitement does not end when your train arrives at its last station, instead, the journey presses on via European rivers and scenic waterways, creating a vacation to remember.
As the rail portion of your tour concludes, discover destinations all throughout Europe on the best river cruises. Voyage through southern France, exploring the lavender fields and vineyards that sit alongside the Dordogne and Rhone Rivers. Set out on a German riverboat cruise on the romantic Rhine river, which flows through the countryside of Belgium, Germany and Switzerland and features stunning castles along the banks. Relax on a canal cruise through the charming web of canals in Luxembourg or Amsterdam. Venture to the imperial cities of Europe on the Danube, or get in the festive spirit with a Christmas cruise through Europe's Christmas markets. For a luxury experience, there is no better option than a five-star cruise along the Douro.