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River Cruises

Combine rail travel and and a river cruise for the ultimate in relaxation

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a cruise. Savour ever-changing scenery along the tranquil banks of the River Seine or travel effortlessly past the majestic castles and enticing vineyards of the Rhine. As rail cruise experts, Great Rail Journeys has carefully planned our rail cruises to offer the best of both worlds. Train and cruise holidays that combine the luxury of a cruise with the relaxing convenience of a train.

Whether you prefer a cruise through the rolling countryside bordering the Rhone or a more adventurous tour to Eastern Europe on the 'Blue Danube', river cruises are one of the most enjoyable ways to experience a region.

Our no-fly cruises include all accommodation and transport as well as a selection of meals and excursions. All of our river cruises are aboard elegant 3 to 5 star superior ships that have been specially designed to capture the breathtaking vistas that they pass. From the splendour of Scotland's Caledonian Canal to the epic route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway, our relaxing river cruises sail through some of the world's most spectacular scenery.

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Danube Cruise 2014Danube Cruise - the River Danube

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At every bend, the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries on MS Belvedere and experience the region's harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty.

Romance of the Seine Cruise 2014Monet's Garden, Giverny

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Enjoy the passing scenery of the pretty River Seine from our floating hotel. On board we are treated to gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines. The varied excursion programme includes highlights such as Monet's Giverny, Château Vaux le Vicomte and a spectacular cruise through illuminated Paris at dusk.

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Mozart Danube Cruise 2014Mozart Danube Cruise

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Discover the rich history and varied cultures of four different countries on this magnificent cruise. From the newly relaunched MS Mozart - one of the finest ships on the Danube - we cruise through truly beautiful countryside, taking in imposing abbeys, mighty cities and the idyllic wine towns that line the river's banks.

Paris to Burgundy 2015Seine & Yonne Cruise

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Sailing on the magnificent Seine and its lesser-known tributary, the Yonne, this wonderful river cruise takes us on a leisurely and relaxed journey into Burgundy. We explore the charming towns that we pass en route, visit the impressive Château of Fontainebleau, cruise through Paris at night and sample famous local Burgundy wines.

Garonne & The Dordogne Cruise 2014Garonne & the Dordogne Cruise

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Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks.

Rhine Cruise 2014Rhine Cruise - Cologne

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Join us on the wonderful MS Bellejour as we cruise our way through Germany and along the romantic River Rhine. We explore fine medieval towns and the famous wine route of the Rhine, passing stunning riverside scenery and the numerous hilltop castles and rolling vineyards that appear around almost every bend.

Rhone Cruise 2014Rhône Cruise - Avignon

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Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence aboard our fantastic river cruise ship. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses.

America's Great National Parks 2015America's Great National Parks

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An oasis of spellbinding scenery and memorable experiences await on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From cosmopolitan Chicago to breathtaking Mount Rushmore, tour the best of the best of Wyoming and Yellowstone, explore Salt Lake City, journey on the world's highest cog railway and discover the magical desert landscapes of Colorado.

Classic Danube Cruise 2015Vienna

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At every bend our spectacular Danube cruise reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries aboard our cruise ship and experience the Danube's harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty with tours of the great Imperial cities, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Classic Rhine Cruise 2015Rudesheim

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Enjoy a fantastic cruise on the mighty Rhine, visiting its many iconic highlights. Sailing through four countries, we discover the famous cities, quaint villages and delightful scenery that have developed on its banks, with a guided tour and canal cruise in Amsterdam, a walking tour in Cologne and visit to Rudesheim's Music Museum.

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Cruises and rail journeys share the sense of tranquil adventure. On both you travel to distant lands, explore strange customs and are granted the freedom to let your thoughts wander. Combining rail and cruises is a natural progression. Train travel provides more freedom to explore a wider region without being restricted by the waterways, whereas cruises offer a unique vantage point; the view as seen from the middle of the valley.

Although not a true train journey the "rail cruise" is perfect for first time adventurers and experienced globe trotters alike. The cruise aficionado will find the different pace of the rail adventure an exciting change and the train buff will savour the chance to float lazily along. Experience the luxury of combined rail cruises and train cruises with Great Rail Journeys, the rail cruise experts.

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