Top Five Rail Cruise Holiday Ideas for Easter

While cruises offer the ultimate luxury experience, some are unable to do the entire journey through mainland Europe. By combining rail and cruises however, you’re able to get the best of both worlds. If you’re planning an extensive holiday this Easter, here are a number of cruising by rail holidays to get you inspired.

Rhine cuise 2013

The eight-day Rhine cruise is a perfect holiday option for those hoping to explore Germany along this world-famous river. Starting in Cologne, the cruise will take you through small medieval towns and hamlets along the Rhine, following the infamous wine routes. Making stops at Mainz and Hiedelberg, you will be able to experience the wonderful Roman and Baroque architecture of these towns. From there you will be taken to Alsace’s capital, Strasbourg, then to Koblenz, Bernkastel Trier and finally Cochem. The last day will see you travelling back to London on the Eurostar.

Mozart Danube cruise 2013

The Mozart Danube cruise offers you the opportunity to visit Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary a ten-day tour. The cruise begins with a Standard Premier class Eurostar to Cologne with an evening’s stopover. You will then travel to Passau where you will board the MS Mozart – a luxury cruise liner. You will have the choice of staying on board for the rest of the holiday, enjoying the entertainment and surrounding scenery, or you can make daily excursions to Melk, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Krems.

Romance of the Seine cruise

For couples seeking a romantic rail cruise, look no further than the Seine cruise. This relaxed cruise aboard one of the finest floating hotels will tick all the boxes for a romantic excursion: from fine food and wine to breathtaking scenery. Travelling through Normandy and slowly sailing towards the capital, you will be treated to a number of unique sights, smells and tastes as you visit castles, unique gardens and enjoy incredible food on board.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations. If relaxing on picturesque shores, as well as travelling extensively through Italy sounds like an ideal holiday then look no further. Travelling through France and Italy through the Alps, you will make stops at the fabulous of city of Venice where walking and gondola tours will take you through the city. From here you will head to Lake Garda with excursions to Sirmione, Desenzano, Verona and Isola Del Garda – the largest island of Lake Garda. What you decide to visit is entirely up to you, so don’t feel pressured if you just want to relax.

Jewels of the eastern Mediterranean

This relaxing cruise aboard the Norwegian Jewel is a wonderful way to experience the Mediterranean. The holiday begins in Venice and slowly takes you along the Dalmatian coast, making stopovers at Split and Dubrovnik and heading towards Athens, for the latter part of the 11-day excursion.


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