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Barge Cruising

Combining a great rail journey and cruising makes for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy fantastic dining and comfortable cabins and venture ashore for exciting excursions.

Escorted Barge Cruises

While holidays by train may be what we are best known for, we at Great Rail Journeys believe that trains and ships have much in common; an interesting new perspective from which to view the world around you, the ability to get to places where roads cannot reach, and the easy camaraderie with your fellow passengers that go hand in hand with new experiences and shared adventures.

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Spirit of ChartwellSpirit of Chartwell

Douro Cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a ship used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the exclusively chartered Spirit of Chartwell.

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2019MayJulSepOct

11 days from £3,195 pp

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Spirit of ChartwellSpirit of Chartwell

Douro Cruise onboard the Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a boat used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the excellent Spirit of Chartwell.

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2019MayJulSepOct

8 days from £2,595 pp

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France's Waterways from Champagne to ParisFrance's Waterways from Champagne to Paris

France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne

Cruising down the famous Champagne route of France on the elegant Raymonde hotel barge, with excursions to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon and Meaux, this tour is a gastronomic delight. We also enjoy a grand tour of Paris during this all inclusive journey.

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2019MayJun

7 days from £1,995 pp

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Secrets of ProvenceSecrets of Provence

Secrets of Provence

Sublime, sun-drenched towns and cities rich with history and glittering waterways await on this fabulous cruise holiday. This fabulous cruise brings you the very best of France's elegant Provence region.

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2019MayJunSep

7 days from £2,095 pp

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Loire ValleyLoire Valley

The Loire Valley Waterways

Cruise serenely along the idyllic waterways of the Loire Valley and take in the historic towns and villages that have grown prosperous on the bounty of the region's world-class wine trade.

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2019MayJunSep

7 days from £1,995 pp

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The Waterways of Alsace and LorraineThe Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine

The Waterways of Alsace & Lorraine

On this all inclusive cruise we explore the hidden gems of Alsace and Lorraine, discovering many sights that lie off the beaten tourist path. With visits to the medieval towns of Saverne and Sarrebourg and tastings of the best local produce available, join us as we travel in style down the most scenic of French waterways.

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2019MayJunAugSep

7 days from £2,195 pp

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Working closely with our specialist cruise partners, we have built up an impressive variety of river cruises that will take you all across the continent and beyond. Combining the majesty of river cruising, with the charm of travelling by smaller vessels, our barge cruises offer a different side to the wonder of cruise. Featuring a range of beautiful ships, with enchanting interiors and cabins, our barges can often access parts of rivers which are not available to larger craft, so our barge cruises are always something special.

Departures on these select barge cruises are limited to an intimate 24 passengers per sailing. Travel with an expert crew for a superb, personal on board experience, with a focus on relaxation, gastronomy and scenery. Gently cruise through French waterways, pausing to sip Champagne at a renowned Maison de Champagne, visit a traditional cheese maker to sample the authentic flavours, and visit a stunning historic châteaux, on a fabulous cruise that combines relaxation and culture.

So for those of you searching for the ideal intimate cruise option, take a look at the following tours and embark on your own barge cruise adventure.

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