Luxury river cruises
The world's great rivers offer a unique insight into a country's landscapes, food and culture, and there's no better way to explore them than on a luxury river cruise. Ranging from sedate sojourns on the Danube to a full-blown adventures on the Amazon, our collection takes in the best of them, all handpicked by our experienced cruise specialists.
In Europe, the Rhine winds a picturesque route through Germany, Switzerland and Holland, also joining the Main-Danube Canal to connect with Austria, Hungary and the Black Sea. Other popular European options include meanderings along the Douro in northern Portugal and Spain, cultural cruises in northern Italy and wine-soaked explorations of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in beautiful Bordeaux country.
In northern Africa, the Nile offers a rich mix of archaeological sites, rare birdlife and croc-watching – a genuine icon of the river cruise world – while to the east, the Mekong courses through Vietnam and Cambodia, sailing among floating villages hardly touched by tourism. Or, head for the Yangtze to experience the the sheer drama of the iconic Three Gorges, paired with extended visits to Beijing, the Great Wall and Shanghai. Also in Asia, India enthrals with journeys along the holy Ganges, while in the south Kerala's dreamy backwaters serve up swaying palms, delicious seafood and oodles of relaxation. Alternatively, head west to the USA to soak up the famous food and music of the Mississippi.
Whatever you choose, our specialists are on hand to help you plan, from choosing the right itinerary to adding on everything from flights and transfers to pre- and post-cruise touring.
Top destinations for River Cruises
Take a European river cruise to pair stunning Alpine scenery with towns steeped in history and architectural gems, all brought to life by expert guides, exceptional food and wine, and experiences unique to each region.
The rivers of Asia, from the mighty Mekong to the spiritual Ganges, are among the greatest on earth. And, there's no better way to take in their landscapes and ancient cultures than aboard a luxury river cruise.
Whether you're channeling your inner Huckleberry Finn as you sail the storied waters of the Mississippi, or you're seeking out wildlife along the St Lawrence River on Canada's east coast, North America offers plenty of superb options for a river cruise holiday.
From the treasures of the Nile to the spectacular wilderness and wildlife of the Chobe River in Botswana, sailing Africa's waterways is a luxurious way to take in the continent's rich cultural heritage and spectacular natural world.