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

12 Days Basel to Prague
Operated By: Avalon
16 Days Bucharest to Vienna
Operated By: Scenic
24 Days Bucharest to Amsterdam
Operated By: Avalon
15 Days Zurich to Amsterdam
Operated By: Scenic
8 Days Regensburg to Frankfurt
Operated By: U River Cruises
10 Days Cologne to Frankfurt
Operated By: Uniworld
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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

594 European river cruises sourced from 17 Operator brochures

Recent Europe River Cruise Reviews

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

“An excellent experience”
Patricia - TAS, Australia May 2019
The whole experience was excellent. The help and communication I received from Yvonne Brooks of Global Journeys was first class.

“River cruise delight”
Lloyd & Anne - VIC, Australia May 2019
We are extremely happy to leave some feedback about our recent Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. The program was first class as was every aspect of the service. Great, knowledgeable and very friendly staff. They went well beyond what we'd expect to make the journey so special. Our cruise director was brilliant and so entertaining. Avalon made sure every little detail was addressed and this was confirmed when we discussed issues with travellers who were cruising with other companies. more

“A tip toe through the tulips ”
Allen & Vyvette - QLD, Australia Apr 2019
We booked this Tulip Time Cruise because my husband is a keen gardener and thought we would be gliding down the rivers of Holland and Belgium seeing endless fields of tulips. Unfortunately this was not the case and the only opportunity to see tulips was the included visit to Keukenhof Gardens. In fact, we did not see much of the countryside at all as the boat sailed at night except for 2 afternoons towards the end. This was very disappointing and rather disturbing sleep wise. The cities we visited more

“Another great trip”
Carolyn - VIC, Australia Apr 2019
I was a bit unlucky with the weather but it did not stop me having a great time. Especially seeing the tulips which was my main reason for taking this river cruise. I really enjoyed the trip, my accommodation was excellent (even if I was at the end of the corridor) the staff were excellent as usual. Food, wine and entertainment were very good, as was the organisation.

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 299 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.4/5
Based on 25 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 56 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 259 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 72 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 423 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..