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Cruises with Great Rail Journeys

Amadeus and Great Rail Journeys have teamed up together to create a truly unique holiday that makes the most of two equally fantastic and romantic forms of travel. Perfect for couples, a Rail and Sail river cruise sees you pass through some of Europe’s most scenic landscapes by train before boarding one of Amadeus’ luxurious river cruise ships for a truly enriching journey.

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Great Rail Journeys: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 53
  • Fleet: 4 Ships
  • Destinations: 1
Combining some of the most beautiful railways in the world with all the relaxation and comfort of a luxury river cruise, Great Rail Journeys pull out all the stops for delectable cuisine and unforgettable views from onboard.

Shore Excursions

When it's time to disembark and explore what's on land, Great Rail Journeys include shore excursions in your fare so you'll be able to make the most of your time onshore. From meandering tours through fascinating cities to hikes or exploring on your own, you'll love immersing yourself in each port of call.


5 star dining is at the heart of every Great Rail Journeys river cruise, and with ingredients locally sourced from the ports of call visited, each dish is freshly prepared by the expert chefs. With different menus to try each day, you'll get a true taste of the regions you stop at during your cruise. From cooked breakfast and pastries to light lunches and multi-course evening meals, you'll look forward to every meal time during your voyage.


When you choose a voyage with Great Rail Journeys, expect unrivalled relaxation from the moment you step onboard. From winding down in your comfortable cabin to taking a walk around the deck and soaking up the beautiful landscapes, enjoy your holiday at your own pace. When it comes to evenings, head to one of the bars and enjoy your favourite drink, or settle in for a night of entertainment courtesy of local performers invited onboard.

Great Rail Journeys Ships

Great Rail Journeys' ships are intimately sized, meaning you'll never feel crowded whether you're relaxing in the lounge or enjoying your favourite drink. Wind down in the hot tub after a long day of exploring, or be dazzled by a lively production - the choice is yours.

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Great Rail Journeys Destinations

With Great Rail Journeys you'll get to enjoy the fantastic landscapes and fascinating towns and cities along some of Europe's most beautiful rivers, everywhere from France and Germany to the Dutch Waterways.

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Great Rail Journeys Covid-19 safety measures

  • Onboard

    Thanks to enhanced health and safety measures onboard Great Rail Journeys' river cruise partners' ships, including frequent cleaning and sanitation, virus tests for crew, masks where necessary and changes in restaurants to facilitate social distancing, guests can get back on Europe's waterways and enjoy cruising once again.

  • Insurance

    Should you have to cancel your holiday because you've caught Covid-19, or you need medical treatment during your cruise, you'll be covered by Great Rail Journeys' travel insurance policy.

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