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
One of the biggest stars of any great cruise holiday is
often the river itself. Charming banks lined by beautiful scenery,
the gentle lull of calm waters and the wonderful variety of sights
to see all make the simple act of sailing down the river an
experience to remember.