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Europe River Cruises

Voyages to the heart of the Continent

River cruise holidays in Europe

Introduction

Europe's rivers are the lifeblood of the continent, with everything from great cities to tiny villages growing up along their banks. 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 Danube is Europe's second longest river and flows through ten countries, taking in four capital cities over almost 3,000km. It all makes for a truly fascinating journey, with popular ports of call including the pretty towns of Regensburg and Nuremburg in Germany, the cultural and musical splendours of Vienna in Austria, quirky Bratislava in Slovakia and Hungary's grand capital – Budapest.

Nuremberg's old town
Nuremburg, Germany

Then, connecting the Black Sea and the North Sea, the Maine flows through the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemburg, calling into cosmopolitan Frankfurt, Wurzburg and Bamberg – delightful towns packed full of central-European charm. And, flowing through Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands, the storied  Rhine takes in picturesque valleys dotted with vineyards, spectacular gorges and historic castles.

And, if central Europe isn't on your hit list, why not head west to Portugal, sailing down the spectacular Douro River to sample exceptional wines and ports as you gaze out over stunning vineyard views.

Vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley
Douro Valley, Portugal

Tailor-make your European river cruise by adding a city stay before or after your sailing; talk to a destination specialist to see how we can personalise your cruise.

 

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Our top itineraries for Europe River Cruises

View of Basel, Switzerland

The Rhine and Moselle

13-day cruise

So many delights await you along the enchanting Moselle and Rhine featuring a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam

View of Basel, Switzerland

The Rhine and Moselle

13-day cruise

So many delights await you along the enchanting Moselle and Rhine featuring a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,895 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offers for 2021 - save up to £1000pp
Book by: 30 September 2020

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.

Steam Ship Sudan

Death on the Nile Cruise: Steam Ship Sudan

9-day river cruise

This fascinating tailor-made cruise holiday takes you onboard the vessel that inspired Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. See ancient Pyramids, historic temples and sacred tombs in the sacred land of the Pharaohs.

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Top offers for Europe River Cruises

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,895 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offers for 2021 - save up to £1000pp
Book by: 30 September 2020

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.

Travelmarvel Polaris European Gems River Cruise

European Gems

15-day river cruise from £2,195 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,800 per person on selected 2021 departures
Book by: 30 September 2020

Includes return flights from the UK. Join Travelmarvel for 15 day fantastic days cruising from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Travelmarvel Polaris on this affordable river cruise.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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