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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.

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. Your ship will be your floating hotel for the duration of your holiday, meaning you need only unpack once.

Discover more by browsing the tour listing below or by calling one of our friendly travel consultants on 01904 734 968.

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Classic Danube Cruise

At every bend the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries and experience each region's beauty and culture.

Departs in May 2017.
10 days from £1,595per personView tour details
Classic Rhine Cruise

Enjoy an enthralling and relaxing cruise along the length of Germany via the romantic River Rhine, explore fine medieval towns and admire castles perched dramatically above the river.

Departs in August 2017.
8 days from £1,295per personView tour details
Classic Rhône Cruise

Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
8 days from £1,495per personView tour details
The Path Of The Seine From Paris To Normandy

Explore the scenery of the Seine on this charming 4 night cruise. From the fishing village of Honfleur, chart a course to the capital through France.

Departs from June 2017 to August 2017.
5 days from £875per personView tour details
The Winding Seine Valley

Enjoy the passing scenery of the pretty River Seine from our floating hotel on this 6 night river cruise. On board you are treated to some gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
7 days from £1,195per personView tour details
Holland & its Tulips Cruise

Enjoy Keukenhof Gardens on a wonderful cruise from Antwerp in Belgium to the Netherlands. Relax on board as the ship sails through picturesque scenery, and explore the enchanting destinations along the route.

Departs in April 2017.
5 days from £775per personView tour details
A Christmas Cruise Along the Rhine

The romantic Rhine carries you past cliff-top castles and quaint villages on this Rail Discoveries tour. Travel in style on the MS Bellejour and visit an exciting collection of famous cities, each rich in their history.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
6 days from £975per personView tour details
Christmas Markets Rhine Cruise

Relax on board the terrific MS Bellejour and meander peacefully down the Rhine Valley. With all on-board meals included, indulge in visits to the splendid towns and their Christmas Markets on the Rhine's pretty banks.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £750per personView tour details
A New Year Cruise along the Rhine

Discover the many attractions along the Rhine on a fantastic cruise this New Year. Celebrate New Year's Eve in Roman Mainz, and spend a memorable New Year's Day cruising along the beautiful Rhine Gorge.

6 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Gems of the Mediterranean Cruise

Explore the Mediterranean on a fabulous cruise, visit ancient Marseille, glitzy Corsica, mighty Rome, delicious Naples and vibrant Barcelona.

11 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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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.

Our aim is for you to get the upmost enjoyment from your holiday so do not hesitate to speak to us about any extras that we can provide such as upgraded train seats, cabin upgrades, or even additional nights in London, Paris, or Brussels hotels.

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Rail Discoveries has more than three decades' experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.


Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.


Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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