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Viking River Cruises offer inspiring destinations, thoughtfully designed itineraries, immersive cultural explorations, state-of-the-art ships, fine cuisine and excellent service, all at remarkable value. Viking deliver and exceed the expected and iconic experiences. On every itinerary, you can experience local life through such excursions as home-hosted visits or trips to local markets. Viking also offer the opportunity to see the working world of local artisans, and can offer privileged access to museums, private collections and after-hours events.
Viking operate the world’s largest fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. With their trademark Scandinavian design, Viking’s ships are full of open, airy spaces, with guests able to enjoy all of the amenities they would expect from a 5-star hotel - with the added benefit of ever-changing panoramas.
For cruises across the world, look to APT River Cruising. With cruises covering Asia, USA, Europe, Egypt, India and more, few river cruise companies can offer such a breadth of destinations.
If you are looking for great value and a more British experience, cruise with The River Cruise Line on a variety of ships from an intimate 12-passenger vessel to the 4* ms Serenity.
Emerald Waterways offer custom-designed ships with innovations like a heated pool that transforms into a cinema at night, and offer outstanding space per guest.
With Scenic you can experience a all-inclusive luxury, meticulously planned itineraries and unforgettable onshore excursions.
Uniworld are the most recent addition to the Thomas Cook river cruise family, and offer unbeatable service with the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, with world class cuisine and many other all-inclusive benefits.
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.
There are few itineraries these days that can be accurately described as an adventure (especially in all-inclusive luxury!), but exploring the lower Ganges River with APT is one of them. On this river cruise you will see unforgettable communities and cultures untouched by tourism. Discover the remote towns and villages lining the banks of the Ganges. Explore Mother Teresa’s house, Bengal’s terracotta temples, Hazaduari Palace and the bustling city of Kolkata. Visit former outposts of French and British colonies and witness idyllic rural India.
For a different kind of European cruise, Emerald Waterways cruises from Budapest to Bucharest along the Danube, passing through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Eastern Europe. Admire the peace and beauty of a region that has been torn apart by war and conflict, and understand how it is emerging from the shadow of its violent past.
Spring is the perfect time of year to cruise along sparkling Dutch waterways. This River Cruise line itinerary starts in Arnhem, a city steeped in history, before setting sail for the IJsselmeer, where the quaint harbours and fishing ports are attractions in themselves. And no visit to the Netherlands is complete without seeing the magnificent springtime blooms at Keukenhof. Top off the cruise with the sights and sounds of Amsterdam.
With some of the best deals on everything from cheap cruises to luxury cruises, we pride ourselves on a range that caters to everyone. Whether you’re a first time cruiser looking for a mini cruise, a family wanting to browse our family cruises or if you’re keen to find out more about Cruise and Stay, we’ve got the holiday for you.
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail as soon as possible, check out our special offers and last minute cruises. For those wanting to set sail from the UK, there are a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.