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.

Popular Europe River Cruises

15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Avalon River Cruises
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: APT
15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest
Operated By: Scenic
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European Rivers

All Europe (659 River Cruises)
659 River Cruises
France (131 River Cruises)
131 River Cruises
Volga River (Russia) (28 River Cruises)
28 River Cruises
Holland & Belgium (7 River Cruises)
7 River Cruises
Italy (5 River Cruises)
5 River Cruises
Bordeaux (23 River Cruises)
23 River Cruises
Seine & Normandy (41 River Cruises)
41 River Cruises


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.

Europe River Cruise Brochures

659 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

“River cruising with Tauck from Germany to Vienna”
Heather - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
Fantastic company and nice staff on board. We never had to ask for anything... it was all offered on a plate. Very good service and Global Journeys handled the booking and delivered all the required paperwork.

“Worry free river cruise”
Colleen - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
What can I say, four women off to Europe on a Christmas Markets river cruise, we had a wonderful holiday and it was made very easy for us as we had the best crew on board and one of the best tour directors in Karla. There was plenty of food, wine and beer. Would highly recommend this cruise nothing was to much trouble and everything went as planned.

“Wonderful and relaxing”
Jenita - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
What a great journey! Travelmarvel were great, all the staff and Sue our tour director were wonderful. There was no chance to go hungry... so much food and very nice. The tours off the ship were well organised and plenty of time to do your own thing if you wanted to. My favourite place was Cesky Krumlov. Had a great time and met some lovely people. Great value for money too. Thank you Travelmarvel and thank you Georgie for organising this tour for us.

“First river cruise and won't be the last”
Sandra & Clem - NSW, Australia Nov 2019
Fabulous river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with APT. We had a wonderful time and the ship was very comfortable, sightseeing was varied and plentiful, food was to die for, met some wonderful people, enjoyed the entertainment very much and overall we have had one of the best experiences ever. We travelled in November and the weather was cool, although don't let that put you off, as the crowds were not there and we even went for a swim in the heated pool on the ship, which was one of the many more

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