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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

Operator: APT

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Scenic

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Viking River Cruises

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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

Best ever cruise in Egypt   , Queensland , Australia, Feb 2022
We travelled with Viking Cruises for the first time. We have travelled with other Cruise Lines/touring companies and found Viking is definitely superior. They had your wellbeing as their utmost priority. The ship staff welcomed us aboard and were so happy to see Australians cruising again.

Egypt did not disappoint, my expectations were high and ...read more on numerous occasions this was exceeded, so many jaw dropping moments. The cuisine on the ship was the best I have ever tasted. We were spoilt for choice and amazing flavours by Jakub. I am really missing the freshness and quality that we were provided whilst cruising. Even the cookies at the coffee station were absolutely amazing.

Enrico the ships manager knew everyone by name within a very short time. He literally goes out of his way to make sure you have the best experience ever. We always had personal service.

We travelled at a time when their is 80% less tourists so we did not have any issues with crowds etc. We were always advised of any tips that we needed to know beforehand.

The only thing I would do differently is get my insurance with Viking. I got insurance with a newspaper article recommendation as it had the best insurance for Covid. I paid a hefty premium and paid extra for cruising. I have since found out that Covid cover is not available for cruising with this insurance, Viking however will look after you from start to finish.

This trip was supposed to be taken during Covid lockdowns and had been cancelled. Viking and Global Journeys always communicated our options clearly. It was simple and straight forward. There was never any stress or concern. We simply could have had our money back. I really can’t recommend these companies (Global Journey and Viking) highly enough. I will be travelling with them again in the very near future.
Egypt s a not to miss experience   , WA, Australia, Jan 2020
We finally undertook our dream holiday to Egypt. The sheer beauty of this timeless country exceeded all of our expectations. We were initially apprehensive about travelling to Egypt in regard to our safety but it was unfounded. Egypt is as safe as anywhere in Europe. We travelled with Scenic who provided a never to forget experience. The professionalism ...read more of the Scenic staff could not be faulted and their attention to detail was excellent. Our cruise down the Nile was exceptional. My wife and her sister are gluten intolerant and the Chef's on the boat specially prepared separate and exquisite meals, for both of them. We could not praise them enough. As for Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with their museums, temples, tombs and Pyramids you cannot appreciate their beauty and intrigue unless you are there. Their photos in glossy magazines and on the internet do not do them justice. So if you have the opportunity do not miss this once in a lifetime experience.
River cruising with Tauck from Germany to Vienna   , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
Fantastic company and nice staff on board. We never had to ask for anything... it was all offered on a plate. Very good service and Global Journeys handled the booking and delivered all the required paperwork.
Wonderful trip down the Nile   , QLD, Australia, Nov 2019
What an amazing country Egypt is! We travelled in November, temperature averaged around 25C and no humidity, perfect for touring the temples, low crowds. The River Tosca is a beautiful older ship with lots of timber and a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were absolutely amazing, as with all Uniworld cruise staff, remembering drink preferences and names after ...read more the first day. The food fresh and lots of choice, including local flavours. Plenty of fresh bottled water each day.

With only 60 guests on board (mainly American, 2 Brits and 4 Aussies; ages 17-70s) we were split into groups of 20 each with our own Egyptologist, Sabaa, and own full sized coach. Wonderful stories and explanation of everything we visited was given, we never felt rushed. Luxor and Aswan were beautiful and clean after crazy polluted Cairo. Hotel in Cairo was excellent. Very busy tour schedule with some early starts and long days. Highlights were balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings/Queens at sunrise, high tea at sunset at Old Cataract Hotel, bird watching on the Nile in a small boat, flying to Abu Simbel temples and of course the Pyramids. The locals were very friendly and welcoming, we didn’t feel uncomfortable in any situation, except for very zealous stall holders in the markets! Excellent security on board and everywhere we visited. If Egypt is on your bucket list, don’t hesitate! Amazing to be able to touch history thousands of years old.