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River Cruises

Adventures on the world's great waterways

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

Mekong River in Vietnam

Vietnam

A cruise among the waterways of Vietnam is one of the most popular ways to explore – unsurprising considering that so much of the country's trade history and rural lifestyle is centred around its rivers and port towns.

American Queen

North America

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.

Europe

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.

MV Aria Amazon, Peru

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.

Bagan, Burma

Asia

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.

Chobe River, Botswana, Africa

Africa

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.

Top itineraries for River Cruises

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise

Explore Bordeaux and its picturesque surrounds on an all-inclusive scenic river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

Beautiful view of traditional Gondola on Canal Grande with historic Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background on a sunny day in Venice, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Gems of Northern Italy

11-day luxury rail journey & river cruise from £5,115 pp incl. flights

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Experience the world’s most iconic train, a stay in Verona and an all-inclusive, Italian river cruise, all wrapped up in one luxury holiday. Expect the finest service throughout.

RV Orient Pandaw

RV Orient Pandaw

Luxury cruise ship

The resplendent RV Orient Pandaw has explored the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma, and has now also started sailing the spectacular waterways of the Ganges, its design blending perfectly with the exotic destinations to which it sails.

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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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