TORONTO — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is going all in in August 2021, with two new itineraries that combine cruise, land and train travel.
Launched in partnership with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, the two packages will travel through Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia, offering clients the chance to explore a variety of destinations in one journey.
Agents can start booking Uniworld’s new Cruise & Rail 2021 itineraries later this month.
“At Uniworld, we are constantly looking for way to elevate the intimate destination experience our guests appreciate and quite frankly, expect,” says Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “Like river cruising, luxury train travel is an opportunity to bring our guests to the heart of Europe and with a view that changes daily. Train travel is a trend we are very much at the forefront of and we are thrilled to be using this opportunity to broaden Uniworld’s horizon’s and explore new destinations the brand has yet to travel to.”
The new itineraries include the 14-day ‘Cruise & Rail: Milan, Venice & the Swiss Alps’, which starts with a land portion in Milan and a roundtrip cruise from Venice, before ending with a train trip to Zurich.
Also new is the 12-day ‘Cruise & Rail: Venice 7 the Swiss Alps’, which includes a train trip from Zurich to Venice as well as a roundtrip cruise.
Both itineraries include a luxury train ride along Lake Zurich and stops in the medieval town of Lienz, the picturesque Lake Bled, a rowing trip to Bled Island, and a tour of Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana. Excursion highlights will include a visit to Gutenberg Castle in the town of Balzers, Liechtenstein and a private concert in the caves of Postojna.
Train journeys include all transfers, meals, drinks, excursions and gratuities; all accommodations include a private in-suite bathroom.
Both itineraries were created with sustainable tourism in mind, with special focus on local restaurants and hidden-gem villages.