Great Rail Journeys Ltd – incorporating Rail Discoveries, Great Rail Journeys and GRJ Independent – has announced the launch of their new fully protected UK tour operation under the name of Great Cruise Journeys (GCJ).
The new venture offers customers booking directly a selection of independent cruise holidays that showcase river cruising.
In partnership with AMA and Travelmarvel the collection offers tours to destinations including Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Switzerland.
The launch collection featuring eight holidays includes premium and luxury cruises exploring the Danube, Douro, Main, Rhine and Rhone. Prices start from £1,195 per person for an eight-day Rhine and Main cruise.
Also included is an exclusive charter of the Spirit of Chartwell on the Douro River.
Great Cruise Journeys plan to expand the portfolio for 2018 departures to further explore Europe’s waterways.
Alex Roberts, group marketing & sales director at Great Rail Journeys Ltd, said: “following the ongoing success of our escorted group rail and cruise programme, offering independent cruise holidays to our existing customers was a natural extension. Early sales have been extremely positive and we are excited about the prospects and opportunities for the brand.”