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Escorted Rail & Cruise

Great Rail Journeys was born from a passion for rail travel, so what could be a more fitting way to cruise with Great Rail Journeys than by arriving in style following a simple journey from the UK to mainland Europe?

Escorted Rail and Cruise

We even have a number of rail options available to you, as some departures make the most of the comfort First-Class rail travel has to offer, while some take advantage of the value for money Standard-Class provides. Whichever you prefer, you'll be escorted all the way from St Pancras International to your ship by your Tour Manager.

Rail offers more comfort, more luxury and more charm than any other form of travel. Why not add more to the experience by upgrading to First-Class? With more leg room, wider aisles and seats which offer more comfort, First-Class travel perfectly complements the stunning scenery you see as you glide through Europe on its excellent railway networks.

For those who enjoy fantastic value-for-money, our Standard Class option retain the same beautiful scenery and glorious landscapes on offer from a rail carriage but for a lower price.
Whichever option you choose, we're still sure that travelling by rail to your port of departure remains as one of the best ways to make the most of your cruise holiday.

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Five-Star Rhine Cruise

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

Over the course of four different countries, discover some of the finest experiences these nations have to offer including a German heritage rail journey, a French city tour and Dutch steam trains, along with daytime cruising on some of the finest stretches of the Rhine.

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8 days from £1,595 pp

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Oberammergau & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

The Oberammergau Passion Play is famous across the world for its marvellous retelling of the Passion of the Christ. Celebrate the play with top tier tickets before embarking on a wonderful 7-night cruise on the magnificent Rhine river.

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11 days from £2,895 pp

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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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11 days from £3,195 pp

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Five-Star Danube Cruise

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool amongst other cutting-edge facilities, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest.

Step back in time to the eras of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of the Habsburgs, all whilst enjoying the surroundings of your ultra modern and comfortable cruise ship. There are also lots of included opportunities to taste specialties of each region you sail through, completing a cruise that is a real treat for the senses.

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9 days from £1,795 pp

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Five-Star Tulips Cruise

Discover the magnificent floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a talk onboard ship from television personality Charlie Dimmock on this wonderfully diverse cruise on the enchanting Belgian and Dutch waterways. 

On this tour we uncover the beautiful historic cities of Amsterdam, Ghent and Antwerp as well as the Battlefields of Ypres, the spectacular Keukenhof tulips and the Hoorn-Medemblik steam train. We also enjoy a talk from army veteran and battlefields expert Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE on this memorable river cruise.

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