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River Cruises

Adventures on the world's great waterways

Luxury river cruises

Introduction

The world's great rivers offer a unique insight into a country's landscapes, food and culture, and there's no better way to explore them than on a luxury river cruise. Ranging from sedate sojourns on the Danube to a full-blown adventures on the Amazon, our collection takes in the best of them, all handpicked by our experienced cruise specialists.

In Europe, the Rhine winds a picturesque route through Germany, Switzerland and Holland, also joining the Main-Danube Canal to connect with Austria, Hungary and the Black Sea. Other popular European options include meanderings along the Douro in northern Portugal and Spain, cultural cruises in northern Italy and wine-soaked explorations of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in beautiful Bordeaux country.

In northern Africa, the Nile offers a rich mix of archaeological sites, rare birdlife and croc-watching – a genuine icon of the river cruise world – while to the east, the Mekong courses through Vietnam and Cambodia, sailing among floating villages hardly touched by tourism. Or, head for the Yangtze to experience the the sheer drama of the iconic Three Gorges, paired with extended visits to Beijing, the Great Wall and Shanghai. Also in Asia, India enthrals with journeys along the holy Ganges, while in the south Kerala's dreamy backwaters serve up swaying palms, delicious seafood and oodles of relaxation. Alternatively, head west to the USA to soak up the famous food and music of the Mississippi.

Whatever you choose, our specialists are on hand to help you plan, from choosing the right itinerary to adding on everything from flights and transfers to pre- and post-cruise touring.

 

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Our top itineraries for River Cruises

Tulip season, Netherlands

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & AmaWaterways: Venice & Tulips

12-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £9,625 pp incl. flights

Board the Venice Simplon-Orient Express from Venice to Amsterdam, followed by a luxury river cruise with AmaWaterways to discover Dutch tulip season.

Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace in Provence, France

French Fête: Lyon to Avignon with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

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Sailng from Lyon, this spectacular river cruise showcases the historic, scenic and culinary delights of France’s Saône and Rhône rivers.

Passau, Germany

Danube Waltz with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

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This round-trip voyage, sailing from Vienna to Passau in Germany, is a wonderful chance to explore the heart of the Danube in depth.

Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Eastern & Oriental Express & The Riches of the Mekong

21-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £8,765 pp incl. flights

This exclusive itinerary combines two extraordinary travel experiences in one unforgettable holiday – a luxury Mekong river cruise and a journey on one of the world's most elegant trains.

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Top offers for River Cruises

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £5,195 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp on selected departures in 2024
Book by: 30 April 2024

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

S.S São Gabriel

Porto & Douro River Cruise on S.S. São Gabriel

8-day luxury river cruise from £3,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save on selected departure dates in 2024 – Save up to £1,000pp
Book by: 30 April 2024

Setting sail from Porto, this luxury river cruise winds past the Douro Valley's archetypal terraced hillsides, host to charming villages, UNESCO World Heritage sites and world-class vineyards.

Bordeaux, France

Garonne River Cruise: Discover Bordeaux

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save on selected departure dates in 2024 – Save up to £1,000pp
Book by: 30 April 2024

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

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £2,495 pp

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,000 pp off selected departures in 2024
Book by: 30 April 2024

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.

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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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