Guided Vacations & River Cruises to Eastern, Central Europe, Russia & Scandinavia

Our tours take you to the heart of the Alpine region and Central Europe. From the Rhineland sprinkled with medieval castles, to historic Berlin in Germany; the beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes of Switzerland; to the colorful history, buildings and museums of Prague in the Czech Republic and Budapest Hungry. With a mixture of elegant big-city charm, picture-postcard small towns, a wealth of art and culture, fine wine and beer, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Name Type Duration Price
At Leisure Guided Vacations
15 Days
From $3,550
Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia

Experience a lesser known area of Europe on this 15-day trip. Begin in regal Vienna before heading south to Lake Bled, Slovenia high in the beautiful Julian Alps. Upon arrival at the Plitvice Lakes, marvel at the colors and head further south to Hvar Island, your home for three leisurely nights. Dubvronik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, beckons before finishing your amazing trip in Zagreb.

Escorted Journeys
9 Days
From $2,210
German Christmas Markets

Ring in the wonder of Christmas on this delightful 9-day tour of German Christkindlesmarkets. From Berlin to medieval Leipzig and Dresden, enjoy holiday tradition at its very finest. Nothing imbues the festive spirit quite like the colorful markets which spring up around Germany in the weeks before Christmas, signaling the beginning of Advent.

Escorted Journeys
11 Days
From $2,485
Highlights of Poland

The ravages of war and communism are in the past and Poland is experiencing a new and exciting renaissance! On this 10-day trip see remnants of its stormy past while finding a rich and proud resurgence. From Krakow to Warsaw, cover the sites ranging from World War II history to Chopin’s Monument.

Escorted Journeys
8 Days
From $2,560
Magical Switzerland

Explore the magic of Switzerland as you travel through myriad viaducts, tunnels and bridges – the ultimate winter show – spectacular mountain scenery and idyllic towns all blanketed in snow!

Escorted Journeys
11 Days
From $2,599
Best of Germany

Enjoy the highlights of Germany over this 11-Day journey! Your trip will take you from Berlin, via Dresden, to historic Rothenburg. From Munich, in Bavaria, through the Black Forest - home of cherry cake and traditional farmhouses. Finish in the Rhine region of Frankfurt, a land of rivers and medieval castles. You can be confident you have “seen it all” while exploring the “Best of Germany”.

Escorted Journeys
11 Days
From $2,910
The Bohemian

Walk in the footsteps of Prague’s Bohemian Kings and fall under the spell of Cesky Krumlov. Testify to the legacy of the Habsburgs in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.

Escorted Journeys
13 Days
From $3,875
Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria

From the glorious cruise through the Wachau Valley to the enthralling Bernina Express, this tour offers up an Alpine world of enchantment and unrivaled beauty like no other.

Escorted Journeys
15 Days
From $3,875
Country Roads of Croatia

Discover the best of Croatia on this 15-day trip. From the pristine countryside and idyllic islands to its fortified towns and sun-dappled coastline, Croatia has much to offer. Visit the natural wonder of Plitvice National Park and island hop along the coast before exploring the medieval streets of Dubrovnik.

Escorted Journeys
15 Days
From $3,925
Russia, Warsaw & the Baltic States

Experience the flourishing Baltic region. The ‘Iron Curtain’ may have vanished but Russia remains a major draw card for visitors with its fascinating history and glorious architecture.

Escorted Journeys
15 Days
From $3,940
Highlights of Eastern Europe

Enjoy all the best of Eastern Europe, with the Danube Valley, the enjoyment of Budapest, the nightlife and history of Prague & Cesky Krumlov, WWII memorabilia in Berlin and Warsaw, the beautiful grandeur of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.

Escorted Journeys
14 Days
From $4,050
European Spotlight

Begin your journey in London before taking the Eurostar to the continent to enjoy the waterways of Amsterdam. Heidelberg Castle beckons before Germany’s Romantic Road takes you into Austria. Cross into Italy, where the magic of Venice will seduce you before it’s time to head to Switzerland! After seeing Lucerne, travel to Paris to round out your marvelous tour of the heart of Europe.

Escorted Journeys
15 Days
From $4,965
Country Roads of Switzerland

The majestic Klein Matterhorn is a dominating force on this 15-day trip, but you will also enjoy the lakes and cities of this amazingly scenic country. Travel by both coach and train as you explore every corner of the Country Roads of Switzerland.

Escorted Journeys
16 Days
From $5,275
Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords

Revel in the outstanding Scandinavian scenery; soak up the seafaring history at the Wasa Galleon and the Long Ships Museum; cruise the glassy waters of the fjords and bring home wonderful memories from your spectacular ride on the Flam Railway.

Guided Vacations
9 Days
From $2,825
Easy Pace Russia

Enjoy the best of Russia on this 9-day trip of the highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow! Begin in St. Petersburg, exploring the architecture of the Czars at such sights as the Winter Palace. Travel by train to Moscow and see its iconic sites, from Red Square to the Kremlin and more. Travel by metro and visit the grand GUM department store before saying goodbye to historic Russia.

River Cruises
9 Days
From $2,899
Castles Along the Rhine

You’re certain to feel as though you’re waltzing through a fairytale on this 9-day journey through the breathtaking landscape of terraced vineyards, old-world towns and historic, fairytale castles of the Rhine river valley! In fact, there are more medieval castles gracing the shores of the Rhine than any where else in the world!

River Cruises
9 Days
From $2,899
Enchanting Danube

Pay tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers, the Danube, as you waltz your way through regal cities and hilltop villages. Spend 7 nights sailing along this beloved, ancient waterway and discover Budapest, the beautiful ’Queen of the Danube'; Bratislava, the ’Coronation City of Kings'; and breathtaking Vienna, the ’Waltz Capital of the World'.

River Cruises
9 Days
From $2,950
Danube Holiday Markets

Four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—await your arrival for one unique, festive party after another. From the large Christmas Markets of Vienna to the more intimate Christmas Markets of Bratislava, Passau, and Salzburg or Linz—each combines timeless traditions with elegant pageantry.

River Cruises
9 Days
From $3,050
European Holiday Markets

Discover where many of our signature holiday traditions—Christmas trees, gingerbread, nutcrackers, St. Nick, and candy canes—came from as you sail through Germany and Austria on a magical cruise.

River Cruises
11 Days
From $3,299
Tulips & Windmills

Enjoy 11-days aboard a perfectly paced cruise, showcasing the glorious land of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, canals, windmills and tulips. Our favorite spring-time cruise takes you through the canals of the Netherlands and Belgium just as the colorful trademark flowers of the region make their appearance.

River Cruises
11 Days
From $3,775
Rhine Discovery & Prague

Sail less-discovered rivers of Europe as you enjoy this 11-day day vacation, beginning with 2 nights in fascinating Prague, before joining your cruise ship to sail the Main River. Stroll ancient city squares, visit soaring cathedrals, and view hilltop castle fortresses, before joining up with the famous Rhine River as you head into Switzerland at the end of your journey.

River Cruises
11 Days
From $3,875
Danube Discovery & Prague

Sail along the majestic Danube for an unforgettable journey from Vienna to Nuremberg then disembark your ship and experience the grandeur of Prague. You’ll discover one beautiful gem after another – the imposing 900-year-old baroque abbey of Melk, the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley, and the Old Town Regensburg, the largest intact medieval town in Europe.

River Cruises
14 Days
From $4,999
Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Travel through five amazing countries along the legendary Rhine and Vineyard-rich Moselle. Cruise past some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery, where fairytale castles and historic sites greet you at every turn. Step into the pages of fairytales as you visit postcard-perfect towns such as Koblenz, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, and Colmar.

River Cruises
15 Days
From $6,175
European Serenade

Let the music and culture of Europe's grand cities and fairytale villages serenade you! Experience life in the tiny villages, medieval bastions, and bustling cities along the majestic Danube, the peaceful Main, and the romantic Rhine as you travel from the elegant city of Vienna to the colorful canals of Amsterdam.

River Cruises
16 Days
From $6,475
European Jewels

Embark on a history-steeped, perfectly paced European journey that takes you through four countries—Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands—along three great rivers—the Danube, Main, and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

River Cruises
17 Days
From $7,275
Imperial Capitals of Europe

Take a grand journey along paths forged by conquerors, crusaders,and kings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Step back in time to explore the history and legends living in the hillsides among antiquated ruins and still-magnificent palaces.

Signature Series
13 Days
From $2,799
Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest

Relax and enjoy a leisurely discovery of four fascinating, imperial jewels! From the Baroque opulence of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna to the delightful reality of Budapest on the Danube, you’ll thrill at the sights and experiences on this sweeping, 13-day adventure!

Signature Series
17 Days
From $5,350
Classical Europe

Experience Europe’s grandest cities, linger along the Mediterranean, and enjoy charming villages and idyllic countryside along the way. This 17-day adventure is a fantastic introduction to Europe as a whole: experience a variety of different cultures and countries and see all the classical sites---everything you’ve always dreamt of seeing on your European adventure!