Great Rail Journeys is highlighting its newly launched River Cruising by Rail for 2013.


The company's marketing & sales director Alex Roberts said: “Our river cruise tours are increasing in popularity as rail is an easier way to connect with a river cruise .  Also, an escorted tour means you are in a group with 35 like-minded people, so all in all, it is a lovely and relaxing way to travel through Europe. And because we aren’t a river cruise supplier, we can offer a variety of river cruises to various destinations including the Seine, Rhine, Venice and the Douro on a variety of levels, from an intimate barge like the Anacoluthe to the five-star Superior Royal Crown.”


As an example of prices, a newly introduced nine-day Venice Lagoon & River Po Cruise costs from £1,445 per person including Standard Class rail travel from St Pancras, one night’s half-board accommodation at the Holiday Inn Turin, one night’s half-board accommodation at the Hotel Continental in Lausanne, a six-night cruise on MS Michelangelo with breakfast, lunch and dinner, all transfers, porterage for certain sections of the tour and a tour manager.


For details see www.greatrail.com

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