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

20 Days Vienna to Bucharest
Operated By: Scenic
22 Days Berlin to Amsterdam
Operated By: APT
10 Days Amsterdam to Nuremberg
Operated By: Avalon
9 Days Nice or Marseille to Paris
Operated By: Scenic
25 Days Zurich to Paris
Operated By: Travelmarvel
10 Days Budapest to Nuremberg
Operated By: Avalon
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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

581 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

“Viking trip from Budapest to Bucharest”
Russell & Susan - NSW, Australia Apr 2019
Like any trip there are a lot of positives and an occasional grouch. Our last trip with Viking fell into that category. The trip was well organised, delivered excellent weather which made all the activities pleasant to complete and had a group of people with us of similar age and outlook. Viking manage these trips very well and have a skilled team to ensure your outcome is as pleasant as possible. They employee local guides with good knowledge and generally coherent English language skills which more

“Fantastic Holiday! ”
Judy - ACT, Australia Apr 2019
We had a wonderful time and were lucky to have excellent weather. The ship was so luxurious, and we were impressed by the fantastic staff and service. Everyone was welcoming and kind. The food was delicious. Shore excursions were well organised and informative - all the locations were beautiful. Would definitely go again!

“River Cruise through France”
Rodney - VIC, Australia Apr 2019
Well organised, all staff gave their all, really outstanding service, the rooms, although compact, were well appointed and had everything you could need. The large panorama windows a definite advantage. The one disappointment was the food, we were in France in Spring with superb fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, apples and fresh crusty bread in abundance at every port however not on the menu. Roast spring lamb, or freshly made traditional French onion soup or apple tart with fresh Normandy more

“River Cruising at its Very Best”
Michelle & Wayne - NSW , Australia Apr 2019
We chose Viking for a higher end river cruise but value for money, including flights, and weren't disappointed! From the moment we booked with Global Journeys our travel plans and organisation was hassle free - all necessary documentation and arrangements were taken care of and anything we were required to do was well communicated and easy to complete. Our Viking cruise was outstanding; quality food and drinks in abundance, wonderful sights and highly enjoyable included tours as well as additional more

Popular Europe River Cruise Operators

APT Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 295 Reviews
Scenic Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 22 Reviews
Viking Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 55 Reviews
Travelmarvel Europe River Cruises
Average 4.5/5
Based on 255 Reviews
Uniworld Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 72 Reviews
Avalon Europe River Cruises
Average 4.7/5
Based on 419 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..