Luxury river cruises range from a sedate sojourn on the Danube or the Canal du Midi to a full-blown adventure on the Amazon, a fascinating trip through Indochina on the Mekong, or a lazy cruise along the tranquil backwaters of Kerala.
Egyptian Nile cruises are a firm favourite, offering a rich mix of archaeological sites, rare birdlife and croc-watching. Rhine cruises course through Germany, Switzerland and Holland, or join the Main-Danube Canal to connect with Austria, Hungary and the Black Sea.
Other European river cruises meander along the unspoilt Douro in northern Portugal and Spain, the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in beautiful Bordeaux country, or the scenic rivers, canals and lakes linking Moscow and St Petersburg.
Mekong cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia sail through floating villages hardly touched by tourism, while a cruise along the Yangtze through the Three Gorges can begin and end with extended visits to Beijing, the Great Wall and Shanghai; ask our specialists about city break and tour options at the beginning or end of your chosen voyage along the the most spectacular waterways of the world.
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There are several luxury river cruises available in Africa. The most iconic river journey is a Nile River cruise through Egypt on board a traditional felucca or more luxurious vessel. Elsewhere, float down the Chobe River in Botswana for an alternative safari …
Two mighty rivers, the Mekong River in Indochina and the Yangtze River in China, carve through Asia and are ideal for river cruises in the region.
Discover the hidden towns and villages of Europe on a European river cruise; sail along the Danube, Maine, Moselle, Rhine or Rhone rivers to get to the heart of Austria, France and Germany amongst others.
River cruises in India are an ideal way of escaping the press and bustle of the country's urban centres and allow you to get off the beaten track and see a slice of daily life.
The Amazon River is South America's mightiest river. An Amazon cruise in either Brazil or Peru allows you to access the rainforest on an alternative wildlife holiday and see sights that otherwise would be off limits to overland travellers.