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
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$5,213
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$3,638
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: APT
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$6,751
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$372
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Scenic
From
$5,159
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$1,908
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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$258
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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

567 European river cruises sourced from 18 Operator brochures

Recent Europe River Cruise Reviews

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


“Enjoyable Rhine river cruise”
Josephine - TAS, Australia Aug 2019
We very much enjoyed our first river cruise. The included excursions were excellent though started quite early in the morning (8 - 10am) so you had to be up quite early. The lower floor cabins were fine though probably not as well laid out as some of the ocean cruises we have been on. Some of the food was lovely other meals ok. The only thing which may put me off river cruising in future is that it was near impossible to spend time away from other travellers unless you were in your room. There were ...read more

“Wonderful river cruise, exceeded expectations”
Pam & Merilyn - ACT, Australia Jul 2019
The European Gems River Cruise, Amsterdam to Budapest was wonderful, accommodation, food, entertainment and fellow travellers exceeded my expectations. There were many highlights, Amsterdam was so special cruising through their canal systems, the Rhine Gorge was amazing, drifting past the vine-covered slopes, saw so many castles, Rudesheim the visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Instrument Museum was certainly a highlight as was every place the ship stopped at. My highlight was cruising the Danube ...read more

“Excellent cruise”
Geoffrey & Gail - VIC, Australia Jul 2019
Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Great scenery. Great excursions. Great food, wine and entertainment. Excellent cruise director, cabin staff and waiters.

“Magnificent Europe on Amabella”
Sandra - NSW, Australia Jul 2019
Our first river cruise and we enjoyed every moment. Jemma Rosen from Global Journeys did a great job organising everything for us as a last minute decision to go. APT was great, Amabella our ship was OK but maybe a bit in need of redecorating in the main lounge area. The food was plentiful but not as many choices as we are used to on ocean cruises. The highlights were the wonderful excursions and special events, they were amazing! We loved our double balcony cabin and the top deck pool was very ...read more

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 312 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 31 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.6/5
Based on 57 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.6/5
Based on 269 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 72 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 431 Reviews

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Your guide to the river cruising through Europe

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..

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..

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..