River cruises are perfect for visiting castles, museums, colourful gardens or wandering around cobbled Roman streets. It brings together a contemporary style of ship, designed to give you the best access to every destination you visit. Once on board, take in the sensational river views, make new friends or soak up the sunshine while chilling out on the top deck. Whether you want to enrich yourself with culture, history or fantastic scenery, a river cruise offers this and so much more.
The river Rhine flows through six different countries: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands, before flowing into the North Sea in Rotterdam. On an eight-night cruise, you’ll set sail from Amsterdam making stops in the Netherlands, Germany and France, before ending your trip in Switzerland.
The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire and today flows through ten different countries, which is more than any other river in the world. On a seven-night cruise, you’ll set sail from Germany making stops in Vienna and Slovakia before ending your trip in Hungary.
The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source, near Duruelo de la Sierra in the Soria Province, across northern-central Spain and Portugal. On a ten-night cruise, you’ll set sail from Portugal and end your trip in Spain.
Voyage through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries on a Viking River Cruise along the Danube. Take in the sights of Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia on a cruise that is as romantic as it is historic. After sailing from the German city of Passau, discover why Vienna is the waltz capital of the world, before you explore the imperial city of Budapest and the Gothic fountains and buildings of Bratislava. When in Passau, take time to explore the unusually Italian-influenced architecture and ancient fortress. And whether your musical tastes are Mozart or Rodgers & Hammerstein - make sure you take the day’s excursion to Salzburg, home to both the great maestro himself and the Von Trapp Family Singers!
One of Scenic Tours’ most romantic cruises takes you from Amsterdam to Zurich in a 15-day itinerary that will also call at the beautiful medieval cities of Bruges, Middleburg, Arnhem, Maastricht, Strasbourg and the breathtaking Black Forest. Spend a morning wandering along Strasbourg’s quaint canals and half-timbered houses, before heading out on a wine tour in the afternoon, where you can sample some of the Alsace region’s finest grape before heading back to the ship.
For a change in pace, journey from glittering Paris to the Norman countryside, and on to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux with Uniworld. This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture, and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of picturesque French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Bike along the Seine in Rouen, and tour the former smugglers’ harbour in Honfleur. Follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny and Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise and explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel.