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River cruises

Luxury river cruises

Introduction

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.

Top destinations for River cruises

Vietnam

Glide through the flooded forests and vast wetlands of the Mekong, catching intimate glimpses of daily life—a farmer harvesting a rice paddy, a merchant taking goods to market, children coming home from school. See Vietnam on its own terms, and get to know it as few travellers do.

India River Cruises

Slip along peaceful waterways on a luxurious river boat, as you watch the landscape turn from verdant tea plantations to deep, lush jungles and small, welcoming villages. Fall in love with India as you immerse yourself in its rich network of waterways.

Indian Subcontinent

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.

Europe

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.

South America

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.

Asia

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.

Africa

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 experience.

Top itineraries for River cruises

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

14-day cruise from £3,995 pp incl. flights

From the modern city of Saigon to the ancient temples of Angkor, this luxury 14-day tour with APT, including a weeklong river cruise aboard the luxurious RV AmaLotus, takes in the very best of Cambodia and southern Vietnam.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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