For over 30 years Great Rail Journeys has been organising holidays all over the world using rail travel. We know exactly what makes a holiday successful and our knowledge has enabled us to create an incredible Cruising by Rail programme of tours. Our extensive selection of cruises includes a wide range of river cruises, ocean cruises and a great variety of festive cruises to see the Christmas markets. We sail along some of the world's most beautiful waterways including the River Danube, the River Rhine and the Mediterranean Sea.
From a short cruising by rail holiday in Scotland to an exploration of the towns and cities that line the banks of the River Volga in Russia, Great Rail Journeys has an incredible selection of cruise holidays all over the world. Cruise through the Rhineland and discover the magic of the Christmas markets or visit the Netherlands in spring to witness the colourful bulbfields, we have a wide-ranging choice of cruising by rail holidays. Many tours also offer customers the option of customising their cruise with cabin upgrades.
All of our holidays offer excellent value and we are always clear about what is included, ensuring that you have no hidden extras to pay for. Our Cruising by Rail programme includes all the travel and accommodation in the price of the holiday as well as a selection of quality meals on board the ship. Some itineraries also include a number of shore excursions for guests to enjoy, although as with any Great Rail Journeys holiday guests are free to enjoy their time away as they wish, which may include exploring independently.
A Tour Manager accompanies each of our holidays. They are professional, friendly and organised and share our passion for great customer service. From knowing the correct platform to catch the next train to knowing the stop to get off at, they take care of the travel logistics and are then on hand for the rest of the journey to ensure our cruising by rail holidays run smoothly. As well as being excellent planners, they are also courteous and great company, blending into the background if you prefer to travel independently but also being available when you need them.
You can book a Cruising by Rail holiday with Great Rail Journeys in complete confidence - we are fully bonded for your financial protection. We are members of the Association of Cruise Experts (ACE), the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The Civil Aviation Authority protects all holidays that include flights and we are ATOL bonded, leaving you with complete peace of mind when you book your cruising by rail holiday with us. We also give all of our customers a price promise; book early with confidence that that your holiday will not be offered cheaper later, our prices are fair and reasonable for early and late bookers alike.