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
20 Days Paris to Rome
Operated By: Scenic
21 Days Lisbon to Paris
Operated By: Scenic
8 Days Vilshofen to Budapest
Operated By: Tauck
21 Days Amsterdam to Prague
Operated By: APT
17 Days Paris to Barcelona
Operated By: Scenic
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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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Recent Europe River Cruise Reviews

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

“Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague”
Marita & Paul - QLD, Australia Dec 2018
Had a great time in Paris, the Lido was club fabulous. Found the ship & crew very accommodating, the excursions were rushed & if you weren’t one of the tour directors favourites you didn’t receive same service. Very disappointed with Xmas day, the food was ordinary & nothing different was offered. Except for 6 people all Australians on board, no entertainment to accommodate them. Crew were great. Overall a good trip but not a great trip. Global Journeys did a great job of organising this trip thanks more

“Christmas markets in Europe”
Neil and Anne - New Zealand Dec 2018
Great trip met some really nice people. The ship was well presented apart from a rip in our cabin carpet. Our trip was disrupted due to the shootings at Strasbourg Christmas Market, so that was by-passed but Avalon recovered well and provided alternative markets to visit. Staff, particularly the waiting staff, were very good and the cabin attendant made up the room every day so that it sparkled.

“Great Way to Experience Christmas Markets”
John & Heather - WA, Australia Dec 2018
This short cruise was a great way to start our Christmas European holiday with delicious food, highlighting local produce, and a reasonable wine list with meals. Our cabin was spacious, well designed along Avalon’s panoramic window principles and had the most comfortable bed with zero partner disturbance. The staff were fine but a little hit and miss in terms of quality and friendly service. Certainly our cruise director needed to be more present, more light humoured and more personable. Given more

“Excellent value for money! Best holiday ever!”
Judy - QLD, Australia Dec 2018
We have just returned from the Xmas Markets river cruise on “the Jewel” with Travelmarvel. Travel was first class all the way. Plenty of included activities as well as several extra optionals. All the crew were fabulous and our cruise director “Emma” was very experienced and ever so helpful. This truly was a worry free 15 day river cruise. We made quite a few new friends that we plan on keeping in touch with. We plan on using Travelmarvel for our next river cruise in Russia. Booking ahead with more

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 292 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 22 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 52 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 254 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 72 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 418 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..