Europe River Cruises

Embark on a river cruise along the waterways of Europe. Choose from river cruise itineraries that take in the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, Seine and Douro rivers. Discover all-inclusive river cruises from the world’s leading river cruise operators. Marvel at ancient castles in the Rhine Valley, the Dutch tulip fields in springtime, and countryside and vineyards of France and the Douro in Portugal.

Top Selling Europe River Cruises

15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,213
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$3,638
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: APT
From
$6,751
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$364
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Scenic
From
$5,159
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$1,836
15 Days Budapest to Amsterdam
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,213
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$3,638
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Travelmarvel
From
$5,699
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$288
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Viking
From
$5,815
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$1,180
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European Rivers

Douro River Cruises (30 River Cruises)
30 River Cruises
France River Cruises (91 River Cruises)
91 River Cruises
Russia River Cruises (27 River Cruises)
27 River Cruises
Italy River Cruises (2 River Cruises)
2 River Cruises

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Must do experiences and highlights on a Europe river cruise

Ballet in St Petersburg
Ballet in St Petersburg
Enjoy a private Russian ballet concert at the Palace of Prince Vladimir after your tour of the stunning white and gold Catherine’s Palace in St Petersburg.
The Reds of Bordeaux
The Reds of Bordeaux
Take a cycling trip to explore the picturesque Medoc region, stopping to taste the local reds from the finest French region for red wine.
Experience a Quinta
Experience a Quinta
Take the chance to spend a relaxing day at a traditional vineyard in Portugal – tasting the Port wine for which the region is famous.
Castles by the Rhine Gorge
Castles by the Rhine Gorge
Head to the sundeck as you leave Rudesheim and enters the narrows of the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge. Spot the 40 castles and fortresses atop the high cliffs as you glide toward Koblenz.
The Lights of Budapest
The Lights of Budapest
Feel romance on the Danube as you set sail from Budapest en route to Amsterdam, farewelled by the golden lights that lace the Parliament Building on the riverbank. A magical moment on your European river cruise.

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Europe River Cruise Brochures

484 European river cruises sourced from 16 Operator brochures

Recent Europe River Cruise Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys along the rivers of Europe


“Fantastic river cruise Amstedam to Budapest with Travelmarvel”
Dennis & Keren - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
What a cruise - fantastic, a great experience. Let's start with Global Journeys - Yvonne was faultless, found us a great deal, organised our flights, looked after us really well - highly recommended. Travelmarvel - our cruise co-ordinator Jude went out of her way to ensure we had the best time and that we got the best out of our cruise, really looked after any little problem for everybody. The boat "Sapphire" was great - cabins quite comfortable and a good size. The on board entertainment was great, ...read more

“Terrific river cruise :)”
Cate - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
We totally enjoyed our River Cruise. Booking through Global Journeys was sooo easy. Communication was great and nothing was to much trouble. We found communication with Global Journeys much easier than communicating directly with river cruise company. The cruise was great - we were a bit concerned that the age demographics would be older than us but that was not the case. There was a great mix of ages on the ship and we have formed some strong friendships. There was a late change of ship which ...read more

“Great tour ”
Felicity - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
Easy booking online, lovely crew, interesting places, and the food was great. Don’t arrive in Budapest too early as days off the ship were 3 prior to embarkation.

“Sensational river cruise”
Kaye & Russell - VIC, Australia Sep 2019
Fantastic crew with outstanding service. Great food and already looking at a follow up cruise. Very informative tours. Extensive variety of drinks and the embarkation was very relaxed. Definitely recommended.

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 334 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 36 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 63 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 283 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 76 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 439 Reviews

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Your guide to the river cruising through Europe

Travelmarvel 2020 Europe River Cruise Preview Out Now 05 February, 2019
Travelmarvel 2020 Europe River Cruise Preview Out Now

What better way to experience Europe than on a river cruise? Wind through stunning waterways and enjoy authentic experiences offered by carefully curated shore excursions and a selection of onboard activities. Unpack once, and let the sights and scenery unravel before you.Interested? You can..

APT’s 2020 Europe River Cruise Pre-Release and Superdeals 05 February, 2019
APT’s 2020 Europe River Cruise Pre-Release and Superdeals

APT have kicked off their 2020 Europe river cruise season with their pre-release collection now available. The release of these journeys comes hand in hand with incredible Superdeals including fly free offers, companion fly free specials, and air credits. Plus, guests wanting to travel..

Viking’s 2020 River Cruise Release Offers and New Itineraries 03 February, 2019
Viking’s 2020 River Cruise Release Offers and New Itineraries

Viking have just released their 2020 River cruising program with some new look itineraries. To celebrate the brochure release Viking have a range of offers for guests on select itineraries, including some of Viking’s most popular itineraries. One new itinerary we want to bring to your..