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Luxury River Cruises

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

Operator: APT

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Viking River Cruises

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Scenic

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16 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Uniworld River Cruises

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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

Wonderful Christmas Markets     , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
We recently returned from the Scenic Christmas Markets River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. The cruise was excellent with visits to many Christmas markets along the route. The markets usually opened around 11.00am until later that evening. Due to the short daylight hours the markets were twinkling with Christmas lights and many stalls to buy your ...read more Christmas decorations. The excursions were also educational and entertaining. Scenic also provided entertainment locally sourced, these were themed on what we had seen or visited that day.

If you are willing to endure the cold temperatures, the highest temperature was a maximum of 7 degrees while the coldest day was maximum 1 degree, this is a cruise that is well worth while especially if you would like to experience how Christmas is celebrated in Europe.

We would like also to send many thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys for her detail to attention, help and support as this trip was booked pre-COVID and Hannah was able to keep us up to date and repeatedly rebooked for us when the cruise between 2019 to 2021 were cancelled. Thanks Hannah and your fellow colleagues. We will definitely book with Global again as we used them for our overseas trips before onset of COVID too.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the view   , VIC, Australia, Nov 2022
We have done this trip previously, although in April. This time we went in November. Although the autumn colours were beautiful it was very cold most days (around 5 degrees during the day). As this was the last trip of the season we found many of the freedom of choice activities were limited and in many cases were only limited to a city walk. We were ...read more really looking forward to riding the e-bikes on a couple of occasions but were told once we boarded that they stop that by the end of October. Very disappointed! We did find we were sitting around a lot on the ship and once we did stop at each port we were time limited. Maybe more day-time activities whilst on board too would have been better. On the whole we enjoyed our time away and couldn't fault the food and staff and their attention to detail.
Fabulous river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest   , QLD, Australia, Nov 2022
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The couple of years delay we had due to Covid was well worth the wait. We have nothing but praise for Viking and their staff and also Georgie from Global Journeys who we booked through. Everyone was so friendly, courteous and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We booked our flights with Viking Air which ...read more included pickup at the airport and transport to the ship.

Our cabin with a French Balcony was a good choice as it was quieter and the weather in November was mostly overcast with single digit temperatures which was not conducive to utilising an outside balcony. While the weather was cool we were comfortable wearing appropriate clothing on the tours. Dining was top class with plenty of choices. We were very impressed with everything and are already planning our next Viking River Cruise which we will book with Georgie through Global Journeys.
Magical   , VIC, Australia, Nov 2022
Viking provided a very professional magical experience and we enjoyed every moment. David Wander, our program leaders expertise in organising and generally caring for each and every guest aboard was beyond outstanding. The majority of travellers were from America which we at times felt excluded by non Viking excursion leaders who directed all there ...read more commentary to and about Americans. We had to change ships half way as the river level was low, this was handled in the least disruptive way by all the wonderful Viking crew aboard the Bragi and Skadi.

Georgie handled our reservations at Global Journeys and was easy to communicate with. Our Viking travel tags did not arrive in time which caused a delay in our boarding the ship and an error on our flight arrival time receipt back into Melbourne meant we had the extra cost of a nights accommodation, this we did not realise until checking in to fly home. Our arrangements had been made and could not be changed but if we had known the correct flight time we could have travelled the next part of our journey home with ease.

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