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Thanks to Great Rail Journeys' 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 which are otherwise unreachable on a river cruise holiday. 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

•             Wi-Fi

•             Bikes

•             Gym

•             Bottled water in stateroom

•             Local taxes & port charges

Travel Safe With Great Rail Journeys

To make sure that guests can be welcomed back onboard safely, Great Rail Journeys' river cruise partners have enhanced measures onboard their ships, including more frequent cleaning of public spaces and cabins, masks where needed, virus testing on crew and adapted dinner sittings to allow for social distancing. In addition, Great Rail Journeys' travel insurance policy means that guests are covered should they have to cancel their holiday due to Covid-19 or if medical treatment is needed during the cruise.

Great Rail Journeys Destinations


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.

The Rhine

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 fairy-tale 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.


At Great Rail Journeys, it is understood just how important culinary excellence is during a river cruise holiday. With a thoughtfully elaborated menu, world-class service and amazing views while you eat, let the some of the best ship chefs and waiting class in Europe treat you to exquisite dishes from morning to evening.

With menus inspired by the destinations through which guests travel, cruisers can expect regional dishes during their journey, such as German sauerkraut and Belgian waffles with ingredients sourced locally at each stop-off.

  • Breakfast- everything from an early riser breakfast to a full English fry up, fresh bread and pastries, all washed down with a cup of Yorkshire Tea.
  • Lunch-choose from a 4-course lunch in the restaurant or a light lunch in the bar and lounge with pasta, sandwiches, a salad bar and a hot buffet.
  • Dinner- the star of the show, dinner onboard a Great Railway Journey’s river cruise feature 5 courses, themed dinners and a Gala dinner on the final night.

Things To Do

With a range of amenities available, your down time spent cruising down the rivers can be as active or as relaxed as you choose. Kick back on the sun deck and take in the views alongside fellow passengers or refresh with a cold drink from one of the bars. On select ships there are even facilities including a fitness room, hair salon, spa and swimming pool, meaning that your days on the ship can be filled with as much fun as when you are discovering the fantastic destinations.

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