At Great Rail Journeys, we believe every part of your holiday should be relaxing, care-free and enjoyable, from start to finish. With our collection of 'no-fly' cruises, your included rail journeys are as much a part of your tour as the time you spend on board your boat. Most of our 'no-fly' cruises begin in our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office, where you are greeted by your friendly, professional Tour Manager, before taking the Eurostar to continental Europe in Standard Premier Class. Enjoy a light meal and refreshments on board as the perfect way to start your holiday, before continuing to your vessel and the adventure that awaits. Travelling by rail and sail, our 'no-fly' cruises take you through enchanting scenery, visit incredible cities and include an excellent programme of exciting excursions. From the moment you board your ship or river boat, you set your own pace, choosing to disembark for excursions, or simply enjoy the ship's facilities.
Experience the magic of the lands of ice and fire on a magical 12-day cruise aboard the CMV Magellan. Before setting sail to explore some of the remotest destinations in Britain, as well as the culture and nature found in abundance throughout Iceland, take time to discover the north of England, its cities, castles and heritage railways.
Cruise the mighty Danube and Rhine on this epic journey through Europe's heartland. From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, explore the heritage of regal Austria before following the winding valleys and traditional riverside towns of historic Bavaria. Then, continue to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and explore the city's beautiful network of canals.
Take in the undulating idylls and verdant vistas of the Douro River region on this marvellous cruise. Delve into the popular wine culture of Portugal on a tour that mixes beautiful scenery with outstanding cities.
Journey along two of Europe's most important rivers on this awe-inspiring cruise. Follow the Rhine from Amsterdam to Cologne, meandering through the iconic Rhine Gorge before joining the Main and passing through the heartland of medieval Germany, all aboard a fabulous Travelmarvel vessel.
Experience a true taste of Russia on this epic cruise along the tributaries of the Volga River. From traditional Russian villages to the cultural cities of St Petersburg and Moscow, delve into Russian heritage both ashore and aboard the fantastic MS Rostropovich.
Join us on the wonderful MS Amadeus Silver II as we cruise our way through Germany along the romantic River Rhine. From Amsterdam in Holland, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and then cross into France, exploring charming Strasbourg before ending in the Swiss city of Basel.
Step on board the Celebrity Silhouette, for a superb ocean cruise experience through the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean. Boarding at Barcelona, we travel across the sea, stopping at charming ports of call - from Cannes and the Côte d'Azur, to Tuscany and Rome, our tour takes us to the highlights of this beautiful European region.
Experience some of the most glorious destinations in the whole of the Mediterranean such as the idyllic, golden island of Corsica, with its picturesque beaches, and the quintessential holiday spots of the Italian and French Rivieras. Taste one of Italy's most famous dishes and discover the glamour of Monaco and Cannes, all from the comfort of your unique five-masted tall ship, the Royal Clipper.
Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From the handsome city of Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks.
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 as we sail from Lyon, taking in the UNESCO-protected centre of Avignon during the cruise.
Paris to Burgundy
Join us on board the Anacoluthe, for a delightful cruise from thrilling Paris to charming Burgundy. After being welcomed on board with a glass of Champagne, your time is yours to spend as you wish. Join your group for included shore excursions, including tours of Château de Fontainebleau and the picturesque town of Moret sur Loing, and a Burgundy wine tasting in the quaint medieval town of Joigny. With all meals provided on-board and a Gala dinner to round off your holiday, this relaxing cruise is a wonderful way to explore beautiful France.
Rhine River Cruises
The Rhine Valley is a picturesque region known for its medieval castles, craggy mountains and verdant vineyards. Discover the dazzling waters of the Rhine River, sailing past scenic countryside of this pretty cross-continental waterway on a Great Rail Journeys cruise. Visit at the most magical time of the year with our Rhine Cruise at Christmas, and experience the festivities of the towns along the Rhine. Travelling in 5-Star style on the MS Amadeus Princess, this sensational seasonal cruise takes in Koblenz and pretty Cologne, celebrating Christmas Day in splendid Strasbourg. Or treat yourself with an indulgent Luxury Rhine Cruise aboard the 5-Star MS AmaCerto, complete with a Champagne reception and excursions to UNESCO-listed sites including Cologne, Rüdesheim and Speyer. Perfectly complemented by rail travel, in First Class wherever possible, a tranquil Great Rail Journeys cruise is one of the best ways to explore this outstanding region.
Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean
Discover the treasures of the Eastern Mediterranean from the comfort of the 965-foot Norwegian Jade cruise liner. Visiting romantic Venice, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, historic Athens and Ephesus and ancient Split, our Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean cruise showcases Mediterranean culture and beauty, as we tour by sea and by rail.