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All the river cruise lines in our collection offer incredible service and onboard amenities, but our luxury 5 star river cruises take the experience of meandering along the rivers of Europe and Asia one step further. With luxurious and spacious cabins, gourmet meals and dining options, included shore excursions, onboard drinks, gratuities and in many cases the services of your own personal butler!

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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16 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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Discover Must do experiences and highlights on a Luxury River Cruise

Van Gogh to Yourself

Van Gogh to Yourself

Imagine viewing one of the world’s extraordinary collections without the crowds when you take a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum with an art historian.

Palatial Performances

Palatial Performances

Enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception and private concert, featuring a full orchestra performing Mozart and Strauss masterpieces, with an operatic recital in an unforgettable signature experience.

Passau’s Baroque Cathedral

Passau’s Baroque Cathedral

Be impressed by the baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior and 17,000-pipe organ (Europe’s largest) when you are treated to a special concert.

A Toast to Angkor Wat

A Toast to Angkor Wat

Rise early to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat. Raise your bubbling glass in celebration of this spectacular World Heritage-listed monument as the sun casts its first golden rays of the new day.

Luxury River Cruise Life

Luxury River Cruise Life

Aboard your luxury cruise ship you will enjoy all-inclusive service, regionally inspired dining, exclusive sightseeing experiences, access to onboard spa facilities and be supported by the attentive service of tour directors, staff and your butler.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their Luxury River Cruise

Long awaited river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest   , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
A very enjoyable trip dispite the low river levels and the need to change ships. The scenery and Signature experiences were wonderful and well organised. Great mix of fellow passengers and everyone looked out for each other. Found the food choices a little disappointing. Presented lovely, but found it largely very bland and not a lot of variety. ...read more Fellow passengers who had done the trip before expressed the view that it was not up to the standard of their original trip and I think there was a general view that standards had slipped. Perhaps that was a result of COVID affecting the staffing levels or general cost cutting. Would like to see a wider range of wines and food selections, but overall we had a great time. Hannah at Global Journeys was as always, helpful, timely and obliging.
Traversing France by River with Viking     , VIC, Australia, Aug 2022
Firstly, we have travelled with Viking by their river ships and we have driven to the same areas that were on our itinerary. Travelling by river eliminates the parking hazards and the grind in getting to and finding your bearings.
The France’s Finest river cruise actually combines two different river experiences and we did meet two couples who were ...read more only doing one week. Vikings product is excellent in both the ship accommodation and service levels. This package includes your transfer from Paris to Lyon (or vice versa ) if you combine the two trips and was seamless. The travellers comprised of about 80 per cent from the US.

The included walking tours had excellent guides in general though one issue which could be common to many such cruise trips is there are a number of individuals whose mobility is restricted and it can be tedious walking in such groups. There was an attempt at one port walk to have a fast group but unfortunately the tour guide was the hold up. We didn’t bother to do the guided walk but chose to explore ourselves in a few destinations. We would advise arriving at least 2 days earlier if flying from Australia whether you start this tour in Paris or Lyon. We found a wonderful boutique Paris hotel which was close to the Eiffel Tower and a short walk to the Viking dock.

We found it easy also to use the airport train and metro to arrive at our hotel. COVID restrictions in general had been removed at the time of sailing. Viking staff all were required to wear masks. The only real COVID issue we faced was 3 weeks prior when our airline changed our flight schedule. We are thankful that we had booked our flights via Viking and together with Hannah from Global Journeys as we were able to resolve this significant problem. We were lucky that we had considerable flexibility to depart early as we are a retired couple. We have used the services of Global Journeys on previous bookings and would recommend the company. They were always ready to respond quickly to your queries.
Fantastic cruising     , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our first river cruise. Low water levels thankfully didn't disrupt our trip. Great service from all the staff.
Wonderful way to experience the beauty of the South of France     , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
From the three day pre extension in Nice to the three day post extension in Paris our Provence to Lyon river cruise with Viking was by far the best holiday we have had so far. Everything was perfect the weather, the high standard of the Viking staff, the food on board the ship and the tours at each port were well above our expectations. Nothing was ...read more too much trouble for all the people who work on the Viking ships I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to see France or any other country where they sail. Global Journeys looked after all our bookings and did a wonderful job of making sure everything went to plan, well done!