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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$5,407
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$3,444
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: APT
From
$6,847
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$364
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Scenic
From
$6,811
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$262
15 Days Budapest to Amsterdam
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,407
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$3,444
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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$1,113
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European Rivers

Douro River Cruises (32 River Cruises)
32 River Cruises
France River Cruises (87 River Cruises)
87 River Cruises
Russia River Cruises (25 River Cruises)
25 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

426 European river cruises sourced from 15 Operator brochures

Recent Europe River Cruise Reviews

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


“Lisbon & Douro River Cruise”
Sandra & Hugh - NSW, Australia Oct 2019
Had an amazing time. Beautiful scenery along the Douro River. Global Journeys our travel agent Hannah Campbell did an amazing job organising our tour. Thank you Hannah. Uniworld who we travelled with were fabulous, staff were so obliging and friendly. Accommodation at hotel and on board were 1st class. Met some very friendly people. Overall a wonderful experience.

“Romantic Rhine river cruise”
Janice - QLD, Australia Oct 2019
Absolutely brilliant, the cabins were spacious with plenty of storage space to unpack. The staff were amazing, the food was excellent. There were onshore activities that you could participate in or you could just sit back and relax on board. Would recommend to anyone.

“Magnificent Europe ”
Maria & Brendan - VIC, Australia Oct 2019
Yes we would happily book our next holiday with Global Journeys, Hannah was so easy to work with and got us a great deal with APT. Great job APT and Global Journeys, a great team, thanks.

“Relaxing but limited cruising time”
May May - WA, Australia Oct 2019
Unfortunately for us, we were not able to board the Suite Ship on day 3 as per itinerary due to the unsuitable water level. We were transported by coach from Dijon to Lyon to board the Suite Ship which was docked till day 6. Hence, we missed out on a lot of cruising. When we did cruise, it was in the evening. The extra we paid for the cabin with balcony was wasted. In the day time we could only see the river bank or another ship docked next to ours from the balcony. We were, however, compensated ...read more

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 337 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 36 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 65 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 284 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 77 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 444 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..