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Combining scenic rail journeys with Great Rail Journeys river cruises brings together two of the most pleasurable modes of travel. Whether it is a connecting journey from St Pancras International to our ship's harbour or a scenic shore excursion, travelling by rail is a lovely and seamless complement to a river cruise. Enjoy interesting and cultural places, fabulous hotels and friendly Tour Managers, all combined with some of the most spectacular scenery the mighty rivers of Europe have to offer.

We are the rail cruise experts. All of our cruises allow you to travel on the most famous modern and historic railways, wake up relaxed and refreshed in specially-selected hotels and ships, and enjoy excursions that go beyond the normal tourist traps. View quaint villages along the ever-changing landscape of a riverbank as we lazily cruise toward our next port of call. Whilst your Tour Manager takes care of the smooth running of each of our great rail cruises, we are met in our destinations by local guides who bring the excursion programmes of our great rail cruises to life, sharing their intimate knowledge of the local language, history and culture.


Why book with Great Rail Journeys

Whether you prefer a cruise through the rolling countryside bordering the Seine or a more adventurous tour to Eastern Europe on the 'Blue Danube', river cruises are one of the most enjoyable ways to experience a region. Great Rail Journeys are the rail cruise experts. Our no-fly cruises include all accommodation and transport as well as a selection of meals and excursions. All of our river cruises are aboard elegant 3 to 5 star superior ships that have been specially designed to capture the breathtaking vistas that they pass. From the splendour of Scotland's Caledonian Canal to the epic route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway, our relaxing river cruises sail through some of the world's most spectacular scenery.

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  • Book with the UK’s leading rail holiday operator with over 30 years’ travel experience
  • Our Tour Managers and experienced local guides share their in-depth knowledge of each destination
  • Choose a fully escorted tour or speak to our experienced Travel Consultants about a tailor made holiday
  • Our tours include rail travel, transfers, a Tour Manager, quality hotels and many meals
  • Enjoy a full programme of exciting excursions, guided tours and sightseeing
  • Every holiday covered by the exclusive Great Rail Journeys Price Promise
  • Speak to a dedicated team of Tour Advisors based in our York offices
  • Flexibility to add UK rail, domestic flights, overnight hotels, upgrades and tour extensions
  • Our service has been recognised in The Telegraph Travel Awards and British Travel Awards
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British Travel Awards 2013 - Best Overall Holiday Company by Train
The Telegraph Travel Award 2011
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