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Explore the World with Lernidee Trains & Cruises

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Fascinating Locations

From a New Perspective

Lernidee Trains & Cruises organizes extraordinary private train journeys and exclusively chartered ship cruises for people who love to discover timeless destinations from a wholly new perspective. Lernidee’s success story started back in 1986 when the company’s founder, Hans Engberding, organized a Russian language course on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. The course soon became a hit, and Lernidee was born.

Today Lernidee draws on the creativity, experience and know-how of our team's more than 80 staff members to develop our unique tours and implement them in cooperation with reliable partners. Lernidee founder Hans Engberding continues to travel around the world on a constant quest to find inspiring and fresh ideas for new tours. Year after year, he joins several of our tours inspecting their quality and getting to know the likes and dislikes of our guests.

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The Lernidee Philosophy

Discover the World's Treasures with Ease

Lernidee believes in helping people to travel and discover new places (or classic places anew) by providing fascinating experiences filled with cultural and historical insights.

We provide

✔ Opportunities to discover routes and destinations off the beaten path
✔ Journeys organized by an experienced tour operator with an eye for details
✔ Authentic experiences and encounters
✔ Personalized attention, planning and supervision

The Best Service on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

Benefits of Traveling with Lernidee

🌟 Choose from a wide selection of train and ship compartments
🌟 Save time and avoid long lines with exclusive transport throughout journey
🌟 Enjoy our detailed service, including delicious local cuisine and informative talks
🌟 Relax and let our 30 plus years of know-how guide you on the tour of a lifetime
🌟 Tailor your experience—ask us how to customize your unforgettable journey!

The Lernidee Advantage Exclusive, Exciting and Unique

With Lernidee, you can expect

✔ Exclusive journeys on famous train routes
✔ Exciting cruises around the globe
✔ Unique expeditions to remote areas
✔ Personalized service

On our exclusive tours, guests enjoy fascinating lectures, exciting excursions and delicious local cuisine. Each guest receives professional, personalized attention from highly qualified tour guides and most of all, an unforgettable experience.

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Tailor-Made for Our Guests Your Journey, According to You

Our guests are adventurous spirits and explorers at heart who relish new experiences and like to return home with new insights and broadened minds. On each of our journeys our guests enjoy

✔ Authentic experiences
✔ Stylish and comfortable travel
✔ Natural wonders of the world
✔ Important cultural and historical sites
✔ Sights, sounds and flavors of local life

Although our journeys aim to provide experiences of a lifetime, adjustments can be made upon request.

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What Our Guests Say About Their Journeys