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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.

Our top itineraries for Europe River Cruises

Landscape of the Douro river region

Douro Delights

9-day cruise & stay from £3,495 pp incl. flights

From expert-led wine tastings to idyllic medieval towns, this all-inclusive cruise knits together the Douro Valley’s highlights, combining them with Porto’s charm and Madrid’s vibrancy.

Belmond Napoleon

Belmond Afloat in France: Tain L’Hermitage to Arles

7-day luxury river cruise from £5,625 pp incl. flights

Cruising the Rhône Valley by luxury barge, you'll explore everything from fortified cities and Roman aqueducts to award-winning wineries and working truffle farms, all the while enjoying Belmond's world-renowned hospitality.

Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise from £2,795 pp incl. flights

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offer

15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £1,500 pp on 2020
Book by: 31 August 2019

This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

APT River Cruises

APT River Cruises

River cruise

With a 98% satisfaction rating from travellers and more than 15 years experience, APT, together with its partner AmaWaterways, sets the benchmark for European river cruising.

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Top offers for Europe River Cruises

Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise from £2,795 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £1,500 pp on 2020
Book by: 31 August 2019

This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

Crystal river ship

Danube Dreams and Discoveries on Crystal Ravel

7-day river cruise from £2,095 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

All-inclusive river fares
Book by: 01 November 2019

See the city greats and lesser-known highlights of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia in all-inclusive luxury. You'll enjoy open champagne bars, six-star fine dining and butler service in your balcony suite.

Vilshofen, Germany

Romantic Danube on AmaMagna

8-day river cruise from £2,535 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Special Fly-Cruise Fares

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.

Douro Valley, Porto

Flavours of Portugal & Spain

11-day luxury river cruise from £3,520 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly free for 2019 and save on 2020
Book by: 31 December 2019

Enjoy all the luxuries of an AmaWaterways cruise as you explore the Douro River in style. Take it all in with included excursions, all-inclusive drinks and dining, and a pre-cruise stay in Madrid.

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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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