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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

Vilshofen, Germany

Magna on the Danube

8-day river cruise

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.

Bordeaux Vineyard-France, Aquitaine, Gironde

Brilliant Bordeaux

8-day luxury river cruise

Delve into the acclaimed vineyards, grand chateaux and village-dotted countryside around Bordeaux on this luxury Uniworld river cruise. Included tours and tastings bring it all to life.

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.

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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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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