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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

Amsterdam

Legendary Rhine & Moselle-Amsterdam to Basel

13-day River Cruise

Experience the enduring allure of the spectacularly scenic Rhine and Moselle. Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-covered slopes and castle-dotted shores, and the mesmerizing Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary.

Pont d'Avignon

The Rhone: Paris, Lyon & Provence on Tauck

10-day all-inclusive luxury river cruise

Beginning with a luxury stay in Paris, a scenic rail journey will bring you down to your indulgent Rhône River cruise, with gourmet dining, drinks and touring included throughout. There’s everything from Avignon’s Papal Palace and Lyon’s Renaissance grandeur to farm feasts and vineyard tastings.

S.S Joie de Vivre, Paris

Seine River Cruise: the best of Normandy

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,375 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 30% on selected departures
Book by: 31 March 2021

Take in northern France’s rural idyll, medieval jewels and chateau icons in all-inclusive luxury on this small-ship river cruise.

Vilshofen, Germany

Magna on the Danube

8-day river cruise from £2,775 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights and transfers plus up to £650 off
Book by: 31 March 2021

See the wonders of one of the world's great waterways in utter luxury, enjoying included touring and drinks-paired dining throughout. Along the way, you'll take in both city greats and off-the-beaten-track gems.

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Top offers for Europe River Cruises

S.S Joie de Vivre, Paris

Seine River Cruise: the best of Normandy

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,375 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 30% on selected departures
Book by: 31 March 2021

Take in northern France’s rural idyll, medieval jewels and chateau icons in all-inclusive luxury on this small-ship river cruise.

Vilshofen, Germany

Magna on the Danube

8-day river cruise from £2,775 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights and transfers plus up to £650 off
Book by: 31 March 2021

See the wonders of one of the world's great waterways in utter luxury, enjoying included touring and drinks-paired dining throughout. Along the way, you'll take in both city greats and off-the-beaten-track gems.

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,749 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - save up to £1,110pp
Book by: 31 March 2021

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

Bordeaux France

Taste of Bordeaux

8-day cruise from £2,500 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights and transfers plus up to £200 off
Book by: 31 March 2021

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux to explore elegant châteaux and timeless vineyards between expert-led tours and delicious wine tastings. Perfection!

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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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