First Class Train and Lake Steamer Travel,
not Bus Travel
An exclusive feature of Splendors of Europe
With SPLENDORS OF EUROPE, you always travel in style and comfort. France and Switzerland have the world’s best train and steamer transportation services. Depending on your tour, you’ll travel by high speed TGV train, panoramic train or luxury lake steamer.
Train and steamer travel is by far the most comfortable,
safest, and scenic way to tour Europe. Relax and dine while you travel. You can
get up and walk around and whether traveling by train or steamer, you’ll always
travel in first class.
We avoid the long distance bus travel experience common to
most European tour packages. Our regional approach to tour design reduces the
distances we need to travel. Combined with our use of high speed train service,
travel time is greatly reduced to only a few hours per week. Many other tour
operators require enduring 20-26 hours of bus riding, on a one week tour!
Many other tour operators put you in a different hotel nearly every night so you’re always packing and unpacking. On our tours you typically spend three to seven nights in one hotel. This gives youmore time to personally experience the region you came to see. You’ll spend your vacation time enjoying your fascinating destination, not packing and bus riding.
Your need to tote your luggage will be limited. We move less
frequently than most tours and our 4 star hotel accommodations include portage
service to and from your room. Loading and unloading of your luggage from
vehicles such as taxis is also included.
In Europe, luggage carts are available at the airports. When traveling by train or boat, however, portage service may not always available at the train station or port. While we help you with the boarding process, it will become necessary for you to handle your own luggage at the train station or port on some tours.