Europe River Cruises

Uncover the secrets and splendour of Europe from a stylish and well-appointed riverboat cruise. From France (Paris) to Italy (Venice) or Spain (Barcelona), a wide range of river cruise deals await. The most popular cruises start in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and end in Hungary (Budapest), as the Danube river offers culturally rich and diverse ports to which many travellers are attracted to. Check here the best European river cruise lines.

250+ European river cruises with 3,135 reviews

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European River Cruises Highlights

  • Glide through countries filled with captivating history, impressive cities and spellbinding beauty.
  • Unpack once and wake up to a new city every day to the sights, sounds and flavours of Europe.
  • Relax without having to navigate roads, your cruise is an all-in-one travel experience.
  • Enjoy ultimate luxury from the second you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice.
  • Danube: With a dozen languages spoken on its banks, the Danube is a haven for traditional delicacies and panoramic views.
  • Rhine: Explore fairytale castles and vineyards along the banks which highlight the value of the historical towns that line the waters.

European River Cruises Tips

  • Choose from the delightful Danube for cultural immersion, the relaxing Rhine for an enchanting adventure or the stunning Seine for an intimate tour of Paris, there are many possibilities to ensure that you have the best river cruise experience.
  • Get up at least once to watch the sunrise! Remember to wear warm clothes as it can be chilly as the mist rises up from the river and the sun peeks over the hills to wake up all the birds along the banks.
  • It would be a crime not to sample the delicious flavours on your cruise ship! Indulge in a sweet stroopwafel in Amsterdam, a tasty trdelník in Prague, or a mouthwatering macaron in France.
  • There is a wide range of cruises to choose from. Lueftner, Regina, or Nicko offer cheap and cheerful comfort cruises, or if you like living the life of luxury, AmaWaterways, Scenic and APT are for you!
  • Make the most out of your river cruise by bringing some binoculars. They will help you zoom in on those fairytale castles scattered throughout the landscape. If you forget, the boat might have extras.
  • Don’t hesitate! European summer is prime-time for cruising so make sure you grab our last-minute 2019 deals so you can spend your days cruising on tranquil waters. It’s pure bliss!

European River Cruises Reviews

  • "Uniworld goes above and beyond in every aspect. The food, the accommodations, the..."
    Castles along The Rhine (2020) (Amsterdam to Basel, 2020)
  • "My husband and I did the Berlin Croisi River trip. It was fabulous. The tours were..."
    From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)
  • "Uniworld always goes above and beyond any expectations. This cruise was filled with..."
    Castles along The Rhine (2020) (Basel to Amsterdam, 2020)
  • "Staff was very friendly but most people spoke French on board."
    The Beautiful Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise) (from Budapest to Passau)