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Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

River gems & Arctic wonders

Cruise holidays to Europe & Scandinavia

Introduction

European cruise holidays offer a whole range of unique experiences, from exploring the storied waters of its river greats to remote adventures among the icy wonders of Scandinavia and the Arctic.

Indeed, the Continent is host to some of the world’s greatest river cruises. In between city icons and stunning rural beauty, you’ll sweep east on the Danube, showcase France’s medieval history on the Rhône and combine the rustic villages and grand cities of Germany and the Netherlands on the Rhine. 


Heidelberg on the Rhine, Germany

Then, in Scandinavia, a rich seafaring tradition spans from the Vikings to the great polar explorers of the 19th century. And, its cragged Atlantic coast is just as wild today as when Erik the Red set sail to settle Greenland over one thousand years ago. Giant swells still beat against coastal mountains, routes weave between island jags and colossal glaciers ooze down millennia-old valleys. Then, as you strike north, taking in quaint fishing villages and historic cathedral cities alike, you’ll cross over into the Arctic Circle. A true frontier land, everything from dogsledding trips to snowmobile excursions play out under the mystical dance of the Northern Lights.

However, winter doesn’t get all the fun. If you sail in the summer, you’ll be treated to the geological drama of Norway’s fjords, with routes plunging through giant, glacier-carved inlets towered over by kilometre-high cliffs. It’s all lit iridescent by the Midnight Sun. And, in the Baltic, there's the chance to sail between the cities of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, even heading into Russia to explore the architectural wonders of St Petersburg. The options are almost endless.


With so many options available across the Continent, it's best to speak to the experts. Our cruise specialists are on hand seven days a week to answer your questions and provide up-to-the-minute insight into the world of cruising.

Our top itineraries for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Highlights of Iceland Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,705 pp incl. flights

Explore the best of Iceland on an action packed road trip around its circumference. Expect everything from the classics of Reykjavik and the Golden Circle to the off-the-beaten-track wonders of the Eastfjord and the south-coast waterfalls.

Northern Lights at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland's Northern Lights & Winter Wonders

5-day escorted tour from £970 pp incl. flights

This escorted tour takes in the winter wilderness of southern Iceland, starting and ending in the capital Reykjavik and visiting a number of the region's most impressive sites, from the iceberg-filled waters of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to the waterfalls of Gullfoss and Skogafoss among others.

Ion Adventure Hotel

Ion Hotel & Reykjavik

5-day itinerary from £1,390 pp incl. flights

Iceland is deservedly known for its dramatic landscapes and abundance of geological wonders. This five-day tailor-made self-drive tour combines a two-night stay in Iceland's charming capital Reykjavik with two-nights at Ion Hotel.

Fishing in Greenland (Photo by Uri Golman - Visit Greenland)

Volcanoes & Ice: Iceland & Greenland

7-day tailor-made tour from £3,145 pp incl. flights

Combine the colourful city of Reykjavik with the Iceberg town of Ilulissat in Greenland. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in addition due to the town's location north of the Arctic Circle it’s a fantastic place to look for the Northern lights.

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Top offers for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

Northern Lights, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Romantic Iceland & the Northern Lights

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,050 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 3 pay 2 at the Grimsborgir – Save up to £240 pp
Book by: 30 November 2019

From a secluded, luxury stay to visiting a geothermal spa and spotting the Northern Lights from an outdoor hot tub, this Iceland escape is full of romance. You'll also explore the natural wonders of the Golden Circle before ending with Reykjavik's historic charm.

Tromso Ice Domes

Tromso Ice Dome Break

4-day itinerary from £970 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Winter offer - book now and save – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 30 November 2019

Get away to Arctic Norway for a stay in a boutique ice hotel, paired with husky sledding and snowshoeing under the Northern Lights.

Eiffel tower and Seine River, Paris, France

Spain & France on Celebrity Silhouette

9-day no-fly cruise from £1,345 pp

Special
cruise offer

Book a Balcony for the same price as an Ocean View
Book by: 30 November 2019

Explore the coast of France and Spain on this luxury voyage from Southampton on Celebrity Silhouette. From modern Bilbao to the delights of Vigo and Paris, you'll see some of Europe's most treasured cities.

River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day cruise from £3,415 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

2020 Europe On Sale - Save 10%
Book by: 30 November 2019

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers.

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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.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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