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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?

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 23 tours for you matching: Rail and River Cruise

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Iron Gate GorgeIron Gate Gorge

Five-Star Black Sea Cruise

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 new cruise, from the unique natural environment of the Danube Delta and the engaging cities of Serbia and Bulgaria to the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

Along the way you'll be able to spend time relaxing aboard your exclusive five-star cruise ship, enjoying extensive and delicious meals, made from local ingredients, and making the most of the panoramic windows and evening entertainment.

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2020Jul

10 days from £2,095 pp

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Amadeus QueenAmadeus Queen

Five-Star Danube Cruise (Rail & 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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2019JunSep
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9 days from £1,795 pp

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Premium Rhine CruisePremium Rhine Cruise

Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & 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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2019Sep
2020JunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £1,295 pp

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Premium Rhône CruisePremium Rhône Cruise

Five-Star Rhone Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more.

Visit quaint Lyon, holy Avignon and charming Beaune, as well as the magnificent Ardèche Gorge as you drift down this peaceful river on a specially designed Five-Star ship. Enjoy excellent food and good company on this superb French adventure.

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2019Sep
2020JunAug

8 days from £1,645 pp

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HonfleurHonfleur

Five-Star Seine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. And with flexible shore excursions available, you can pick and mix your favourite excursions whilst enjoying the romantic scenery of what is arguably France's best-loved waterway.

This is a tour that delivers the very best of Northern France, from the world-changing D-Day landings to traditional guinguette performances.

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2020MayJunSep

7 days from £1,395 pp

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Tulips CruiseTulips Cruise

Five-Star Tulips Cruise (Rail & 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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2020Apr

8 days from £1,395 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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2019JunSep
2020MayJun

11 days from £2,295 pp

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BerlinBerlin

Imperial Cities & Five-Star 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 £2,495 pp

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Budapest Parliament BuildingBudapest Parliament Building

Imperial Cities & Five-Star 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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2019JunSep
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12 days from £2,195 pp

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Garonne & the Dordogne CruiseGaronne & the Dordogne Cruise

Five-Star Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise as you make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and see the cave where he cloistered himself for so long, as well as uncover the buried secrets of Blaye.

Visit a part of France that gets missed by many visitors to the country but which is highly recommended by French nationals themselves and explore the most leisurely way possible, on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,445 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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2019Sep
2020MayJunSep

15 days from £4,295 pp

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Oberammergau & Five-Star Danube 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 Danube River.

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2020MayAug

11 days from £3,545 pp

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