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Nothing beats the relaxation of river cruising, especially when it is through the romantic country of France. Great Rail Journeys have a fine selection of boat tours in France and you can choose to cruise the Seine or the Rhone, docking at charming riverside towns along the way. In each place you have the opportunity to join one of the exciting shore excursions. They are a fantastic way of seeing the main sights and you can leave all the arrangements in the capable hands of your professional Tour Manager who accompanies you for the duration of cruises in France.

Alternatively you can go ashore by yourself and spend your time as you wish, perhaps visiting museums and galleries or simply enjoying the delicious French cuisine in one of the many cafés. When you cruise the Seine your elegantly appointed ship becomes your floating hotel for the week, making it easier to see so much of this exquisite country in one holiday. Perhaps the highlight of a Seine cruise is an evening voyage through the heart of Paris. As the sun begins to set, enjoy views of the famous sights along the banks of the river for a truly romantic experience.

France's classic architecture and stunning scenery provide an unforgettable backdrop for your cruise vacation. Whether you choose to take a river cruise down the Rhone or explore any of the many romantic canals on a barge, France's extensive waterways ensure there is something for everyone!

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Glacier Express
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Premium Rhône Cruise
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The Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine
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Chateau De Chillon
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Glacier Express
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The Waterways of Burgundy
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Fontainebleau Palace
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Blois
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Our customers love our France River Cruises tours
All-inclusive Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine
23 Sep 2023
GFS
5 stars
“It was as I expected
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Mont Blanc Express and Rhône Cruise
12 Sep 2023
Michael Ellis
5 stars
“First accommodation in hotel and on board ship,staff on the ship where exceptionally helpful and attended to all we ask of them. Mr. M Ellis.
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Waterways of The Yonne, Paris and The Petite Seine
29 Aug 2023
Stephenson
5 stars
“Already filled in form on board
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Glacier Express & The Romantic Rhine
12 Aug 2023
Archie Westwood
5 stars
“A great relaxing and interesting tour, with excellent food, accommodation and service throughout. The scenery from the Glacier Express was stunning.
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French Riviera and Rhône Cruise
04 Jul 2023
Gerald cox
5 stars
“Carefree experience, great time
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Waterways of Burgundy
16 Oct 2023
Susan R
4 stars
“The barge and crew were excellent, as was the food. The train travel was as expected (except for a change of station in Paris not known about by our travel guide thus incurring an unexpected walk with our luggage). Also, the travel guide did not know our boat was not moored in Dijon and transfer from the train to the boat was slightly chaotic taking over an hour longer than expected. Daily coach tours from the barge were mediocre. I reiterate that the barge and crew were brilliant
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Glacier Express & The Majestic Rhine
13 Oct 2023
Marc Beacham
4 stars
“Unmissable experience and adventure. The mighty Matterhorn and Zermatt were certainly highlights of the tour for us. Cologne Cathedral and Amsterdam were a close second. The Amadeus Cara Rhine river cruise was a 5star floating hotel with faultless quality service from the catering and room attendant staff. We had a wonderful time. We are not regular cruisers but thoroughly enjoyed our first train and river cruise experience. A great choice. Our luxury cabin was comfortable. Our only reason for not giving 5 stars was the choice of the dining area and location for the hotel in Davos. The hotel was good and so was the food. We would fully recommend this tour.
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Provence and The Elegant Rhône
12 Sep 2023
Colin Fry
4 stars
“A very pleasant trip with excellent organisation and a friendly and helpful crew. Great Rail managers
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Secrets of Provence
12 Sep 2023
Madelaine Kerr
4 stars
“Wonderful holiday .Peaceful cruising-interesting outings good company and superb food and drink. Cabins on the small side but very comfortable Highly recommend
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Experience a Seine Cruise

Take the Eurostar from London to Paris before transferring to your ship where you will be met with a warm welcome and a lovely glass of bubbling champagne. All of your meals during a cruise on the Seine are included within the price of your holiday and dinner is accompanied by a selection of fine wines. Enjoy excellent French cuisine and delicious regional delicacies that are freshly prepared by skilled on-board chefs. When you are not discovering architectural gems and historical wonders of the riverside towns visited during a cruise on the Seine, you can relax in the ship's Panorama Lounge and enjoy a drink from the bar as you chat to your fellow guests. Alternatively you can head out on deck and enjoy the comfort of the sun loungers as you watch the picturesque scenery pass by. As you cruise the Seine in the evenings you will be treated to live music and entertainment and there is also a fitness room, Jacuzzi and library on certain ships meaning that you will never experience a dull moment on a Seine cruise. If you would like more time to take in the sights and sounds of Paris, speak to us about extending your holiday with a night or two in a Parisian hotel.