A River Cruise is one of the most relaxing and convenient ways to explore Europe and many other countries you will only need to unpack once. There is a choice of beautiful destinations cruising through Europe’s rivers and waterways from Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. You’ll see some fabulous sights and scenery - visiting cities, towns and villages that traditional big ships usually can’t access. Our European river cruises offer unbeatable value for money with all your meals, drinks and excursions included.
Begin your day with an impressive buffet breakfast in the restaurant. With a wide selection to choose from it will set you up for the day. Lunch and dinner will be three-course meals featuring fixed menus of freshly prepared local specialties. Inspired by the traditional cuisine of France, sprinkled with European flair, meals at both lunch and dinner are paired with excellent complimentary wines. Passengers with food allergies or special dietary requirements are also catered for.
Drinks, including mineral and sparkling water, juices, tea, coffee, beer and a large selection of house wines and spirits are complimentary and unlimited. Unless you want to treat yourself to a glass of Champagne or a premium wine, it’s all included.
STEP ASHORE TO EXPLORE
You’ll find yourself in a new place almost every day and, with our fantastic range of included excursions, you can get under the skin of your destination. Most are half-day tours, so there’s also plenty of time to relax and explore at your leisure. On some cruises you can choose between our flexible excursions; Explorer - based on culture, architecture and history, or Discovery – unique options which may include visits to off-the-beaten-track sites, bicycle tours or perhaps a tasting of local produce.
WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY
You will be accompanied by an expert Tour Manager or Professional Cruise Manager on all of our European river cruises. Think of them as your local host who makes sure you get the most from your holiday.
EUROPEAN RIVERS YOU CAN EXPLORE ON A RIVER CRUISE WITH TRAVELSPHERE
VOLGA - is one of the most popular rivers to cruise along, it flows through Central Europe and it the second largest in Europe. It runs through ten countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.
RHINE - The river Rhine is full of beauty and culture, with landscapes of hillside castles and charming windmills to picturesque towns and cities. It runs through Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Netherlands.
RHONE - See the very best of France with a Rhone river cruise visiting vibrant cities and towns including Paris, Lyon and the French Riviera. Discover historic wine-producing towns and landscapes of the Camargue and the Ardeche.
SEINE - The River Seine visits places that have been a source of inspiration to painters and poets alike that have helped shape world history. This wonderful journey is awash with highlights and runs along the most famous monuments of Paris such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and the Norte Dame cathedral.
DOURO - Cruise along Portugal’s Douro River, calling at elegant Oporto, the ancient city of Salamanca and a host of pretty riverside towns. Cast your gaze towards rolling hills and terraced vineyards and step ashore for tastings of the region’s famed port wine.
GUADALQUIVIR - The Guadalquivir River in Spain is full of history, it runs through Seville which is usually where your experience starts, Cadiz, Granada and many more.
DORDOGNE/GARONNE - Sample some of France’s finest wines as you sail the Garonne and Gironde Rivers, and step ashore in charming towns to admire impressive architecture and picturesque scenery.
All of our cruises are created in partnership with Europe’s largest and most experienced river cruise line. Their fleet of 4-star and 4-star premium ships carry up to 180 passengers. Small enough to sail into pretty towns and famous cities, yet large enough to provide all the amenities you need, there’s a warm and friendly atmosphere on board. Spacious and bright, there’s plenty of space to socialise with new friends or relax and watch the world go by.
Your comfortable and tastefully decorated cabin is equipped with en suite facilities, air-conditioning, central heating, television, hairdryer and, of course, a view of the river. If you upgrade to a cabin on the upper decks you’ll be able to admire the scenery from your very own picture window.
SPACIOUS LOUNGE BAR & SUN DECK
The lounge bar is a wonderful place to meet friends for a pre-dinner drink, and on the sun deck you can admire the scenery and sip a cocktail whenever you wish – the bar is open all day long.
A WARM & FRIENDLY WELCOME
Step aboard and meet the captain and crew at a welcome drinks reception on the first night of your cruise. They will take care of your every need and make sure your holiday is comfortable, relaxing and hassle-free. You’ll soon get to know your fellow passengers too, they will be a mix of different nationalities, but most will be English speaking.