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River Cruise

Enjoy an incredibly relaxing holiday that has hours of sightseeing opportunities and exciting shore excursions. Combine the best aspects of a rail holiday and cruise with a Rail Discoveries river cruise.

River Cruise Holidays

Sail along some of the most beautiful rivers in Europe with our range of river cruises, which combine two of the most relaxing modes of transport available - trains and ships - to provide travellers with a peaceful and memorable holiday.

Europe's mightiest rivers - the Danube, the Rhine, and the Rhône - all flow through historic capital cities, areas of outstanding natural beauty, and quaint villages. Sit back and enjoy the passing scenery from sun decks and observation lounges or join a shore excursion to the finest cultural and historical attractions; on our cruise holidays, you are free to experience Europe as you choose.

European Rivers

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Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for two of France's most scenic rivers and cruise through one of Europe's famous wine regions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

10 days from £2,095 pp

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Delights of the Danube (Fly & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

8 days from £1,495 pp

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Delights of the Danube (Rail & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

9 days from £1,895 pp

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Fairytale Bavaria & Danube Cruise

Bavaria's magnificent castles, mysterious forests and magical mountains are the backdrop to this majestic tour. Discover this historic kingdom, including Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Zugspitze Mountain Railway, from our base in charming Fussen. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

12 days from £2,345 pp

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Glacier ExpressGlacier Express

Glacier Express & Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunAugSep

12 days from £2,395 pp

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Imperial Cities & Danube Cruise

Begin your Imperial adventure early and explore the two European giants of Berlin and Prague. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

13 days from £2,295 pp

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Jungfrau ExpressJungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express & Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station, allowing you to enjoy lofty views across the Alpine peaks below. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunAugSepOct

11 days from £2,065 pp

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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Fly & Cruise)

Embark on a cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium, uncovering enchanting towns, sombre battlefields and the floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens, with a talk from the BBC's Charlie Dimmock. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020Apr

8 days from £1,445 pp

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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Rail & Cruise)

Embark on a cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium, uncovering enchanting towns, sombre battlefields and the floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens, with a talk from the BBC's Charlie Dimmock. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020Apr

8 days from £1,445 pp

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The Majestic Rhine (Fly & Cruise)

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid half-timbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £1,295 pp

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The Majestic Rhine (Rail & Cruise)

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid half-timbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £1,395 pp

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French Riviera & Rhône Cruise

Discover the immaculate and enchanting charm of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise, uncovering the majesty of the Rhône River. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

11 days from £2,275 pp

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A Relaxing Voyage in Europe

Begin your journey at St. Pancras International in London, where one of our professional Tour Managers will meet you before you board the Eurostar to France. Your Tour Manager will accompany you throughout your holiday to ensure that every aspect of your tour runs smoothly.

The ships featured on our cruise holidays boast a high standard of service, and usually offer spacious lounge and bar areas where you can relax with a drink or socialise with your fellow guests beside large, panoramic windows. All cabins are en suite with a WC, sink, and shower.

Evening meals are served in the ship's elegant dining room, while breakfast and lunch are usually presented as a self-service buffet. For the gala dinners featured on some of our cruise holidays, formal attire is required; for the rest of your holiday, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

From a Tulips cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium, taking in the vast bulbfields of the Low Countries, to a festive-themed journey down the Rhine at Christmas or New Year, we have a cruise to suit every budget and personality.

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Our Ships

At Rail Discoveries, we know that the itinerary and destination make up only part of the excellent cruise experience we strive for. On a cruise, your accommodation becomes part of the holiday, and your ship should be as comfortable, as luxurious and as elegant as possible - coincidentally, all things our ships happen to be!

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