Rail and Sail
On our fantastic Great Rail Journeys, with Rail and Sail cruises you get the best of both worlds when it comes to exploring some of Europe’s most iconic destinations. Not only will you get to discover some of the continent’s most popular cities and riverside towns, with their world-famous sights, but you’ll also tour landlocked destinations. These are otherwise unreachable on a river cruise holiday, but with fantastic rail journeys you can travel through some of the continent’s most spectacular natural landscapes. On a rail and sail journey, the service matches the destination like no other trip too. Every aspect of your holiday has been meticulously planned to give you priceless peace of mind, from the porterage, hotels, and included meals, to being fully escorted at all times, you won’t have to worry about a thing on this rail and sail adventure. This holiday experience is fully escorted from the moment you meet the UK Tour Manager at London St Pancras station. Not only are the staff there to make your trip seamless, but also to enrich you with fascinating expert guided tours and specially selected performances to celebrate and highlight the unique cultures of each port and region.
What's included with Great Rail Journeys
• Fully escorted
• River-view stateroom
• Return rail travel & transfers
• Gourmet dining
• Onboard entertainment
• Bottled water in stateroom
• Local taxes & port charges
With Amadeus Queen you can wind your way through central Europe on the Danube in style and comfort with your fellow passengers and expert tour guides. Along the way, you’ll get to see such amazing cities as Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna, each relatively close geographically, yet time zones away in terms of culture, cuisine, architecture, and atmosphere. In addition to this, the rail journey across Europe from the Eurostar to Nuremberg lets you take in the span of Europe through the stunning views of your comfy window seat, before stopping for the evening in a specially selected hotel to rest for tomorrow’s next grand adventure.
Amadeus Silver II and III are more than floating hotels between ports; they are keys to unlocking this mighty waterway’s hidden, treasured locations that you would otherwise have missed, as well as the famous cities of Cologne, Basel, and Amsterdam. One such example is Rüdesheim, popular for its steep vineyard banks, distilleries, gorgeous medieval architecture, and quaint ‘Drosselgasse’ street. Here you can take a cable car up to the dominating statue of Germania and enjoy local cuisine in the restaurants hidden among the alleyways of this fairytale town. As well as the Eurostar, the train journeys available are a perfect contrast to this very Germanic cruise, with the Glacier and Jungfrau Expresses taking you through Switzerland’s snow peaked mountains and hidden lakes on trains as charming as the views and towns you will tour.
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