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Rail and River Cruise

At Great Rail Journeys, we have built up an impressive collection of escorted rail and cruise holidays which allow you to discover the continent from its famed waterways, as you sail through some of Europe's most incredible scenery. Drift along the tranquil waters of the Rhône as you discover the region's verdant vineyards, wind past sun-drenched vineyards and terracotta villages on the golden Douro, or admire the majestic, historic cities that sit on the banks of the mighty Danube - all while savouring the relaxed atmosphere of a river cruise.

Great Rail Journeys was born from a passion for rail travel, so we believe there is no more fitting way to begin your cruise a simple and comfortable rail journey from the UK to mainland Europe. We have a number of rail options available; some departures make the most of the comfort and style that First Class rail travel has to offer, while some take advantage of the fantastic value for money that Standard Class provides. Whichever you choose, you will be escorted all the way from St Pancras International to your cruise ship by a dedicated Tour Manager, who will ensure that everything runs smoothly.

 

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It's all included in the price . . . and it's exclusive to Great Rail Journeys

With so many ways for you to start off your fantastic Great Rail Journeys cruise.

  • Escorted, return First (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys, with a light meal and drinks) or Standard-Class rail travel from London St Pancras to the nearest train station to your cruise starting point
  • Escorted transfers from the station to your ship and from your ship to the station at the end of your cruise

We’ve found 25 tours for you matching: Rail and River Cruise

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Amadeus QueenAmadeus Queen

Delights of the Danube (Rail & Cruise)

Experience the magic of the Danube as we cruise comfortably through Imperial Vienna and Budapest. Step back in time as we explore the Ottoman and Habsburg empires, with plenty of opportunities to taste the regional specialties - a real treat for all the senses.

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2019Sep
2020MayJunJulAugSep

9 days from £1,895 pp

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Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display on this panoramic rail journey through mountain passes and lush valleys.

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2019Sep
2020MayJunAugSep

11 days from £2,395 pp

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BerlinBerlin

Imperial Cities & Black Sea Cruise

Extend your cruise adventure and explore the two European giants of Prague and Berlin. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days.

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2020Jul

12 days from £2,195 pp

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Budapest Parliament BuildingBudapest Parliament Building

Imperial Cities & Danube Cruise

Begin your Imperial adventure early and explore the multi-faceted histories of two European giants, Berlin and Prague. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days.

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2019Sep
2020MayJunJulAugSep

12 days from £2,295 pp

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Lake MaggioreLake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, The Centovalli Railway & Rhine Cruise

Delight in two great European countries, Italy and Germany, on this 16-day holiday which blends fantastic rail excursions with relaxing river cruising. Unwind beside the Great Italian lakes of Maggiore and Orta, enjoying included wine tastings and garden tours, before an immersive Rhine cruise through some of Germany's most scenic towns and landscapes.

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2020MayJun

16 days from £3,695 pp

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Premium Rhône CruisePremium Rhône Cruise

Provence and The Elegant Rhône (Rail & Cruise)

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on board the MS Amadeus Provence. Experience a memorable cruise, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more.

Visit quaint Lyon, holy Avignon and charming Beaune, and admire the magnificent Ardèche Gorge as you drift down this peaceful river.

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2019Sep
2020JunAug

8 days from £1,695 pp

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Tulips CruiseTulips Cruise

Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Rail & Cruise)

Spectacular floral displays, poignant battlefield tours and fairytale cities await on this scenic cruise along the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands.

From the decks of a luxurious river cruise ship, get to the heart of what makes these two charming countries so special as you are joined for on board talks from gardening television celebrity Charlie Dimmock, and World War I specialist Col. Piers Storie-Pugh

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2020Apr

8 days from £1,495 pp

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Premium Rhine CruisePremium Rhine Cruise

The Majestic Rhine (Rail & Cruise)

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majesty of the Rhine River in all its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and many of the remarkable cities that line the banks of this grand old river. Sailing through four countries, we uncover unique experiences including German heritage rail journeys, French city tours and Dutch steam trains.

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2019Sep
2020JunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £1,395 pp

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Iron Gate GorgeIron Gate Gorge

Wonders of the Danube & The Black Sea Delta

From the Bulgarian coast to the bustle of Budapest, follow the path of the Black Sea inland and soak up the very best of Eastern Europe on this incredible cruise. From the Danube Delta, discover the vibrant cities of Serbia and Bulgaria as well as the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

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2020Jul

10 days from £1,895 pp

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Garonne & the Dordogne CruiseGaronne & the Dordogne Cruise

Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Experience a part of France renowned for its beautiful landscape and explore it in the most leisurely way possible, on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary.

Good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise exploring the Bordeaux region. Enjoy complimentary wine with each dinner and an exclusive wine tasting on board.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,395 pp

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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Soak up the magnificent views that scenic Canada and stunning Alaska have to offer. With a journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, and a 7-night cruise through Alaska's sparkling waters, we take in the very best of these two destinations.

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2020MayJunSep

15 days from £4,295 pp

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MonacoMonaco

French Riviera & Rhône Cruise

Discover the enchanting allure of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour, before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise on board the MS Amadeus Provence.

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2020JunAug

11 days from £2,275 pp

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