River Cruise Holidays

River Cruise Holidays

As with an ocean cruise, when you sail the rivers of Europe and beyond you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home aboard your elegant vessel. What’s different with a river cruise is that not only will you see a different port each day or so, but you will actually sail through its very heart. And as you sip a drink on deck, you can almost reach out and touch the beautiful scenery from your floating hotel.

River cruising is a truly wonderful way to explore, you’ll head right into the heart of vibrant cities and discover hidden villages as you sail along some of Europe’s most famous waterways. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Our collection of 4-star river cruises has been carefully crafted by our experts to give you unrivalled all-inclusive value. All of your shore excursions, drinks and meals are included so you really can immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy. Our award-winning holidays let you discover everything from fascinating history to awe-inspiring natural wonders and give you the chance to learn something new. Shared experiences in good company are something you’ll never forget. Our river cruises let you enjoy your holiday at your own pace. You can tailor your trip with a choice of included excursions and will have free time to explore at your leisure.

On every Travelsphere river cruise, you can enjoy a selection of included and flexible shore excursions. There’s something for everyone and for 2020 we’ve added even more exciting experiences for you to choose from. You can choose either the Explorer or Discovery excursions. We’ve hand-selected our ships with you in mind. Each one is small enough to sail right into the heart of a destination and the professional staff on board will ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.

  1. Festive river cruises

    Our selection of all-inclusive festive river cruise holidays are a wonderfully relaxing way to celebrate the festive period. Sail along iconic waterways such as the Danube, the Seine or the Rhine, take in views of outstanding scenery and step ashore in enchanting towns and cities. 

Featured River Cruises

  1. Luis I Bridge, Porto
    Limited Availability

    The Golden River - Valley of the Douro

    ​Cruise along Portugal's Douro River, calling at elegant Porto, famed for its port wine, the ancient city of Salamanca and a host of pretty riverside towns.

    8 days from
    was £2,099.00
  2. Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville

    The Spirit of Andalucia

    From the comfort of your ship, discover the highlights of Seville, Cadiz and Granada and more, with all your excursions included on this relaxing cruise into the heart of Andalucia.  

    8 days from
    was £1,899.00
  3. Rialto Bridge, Venice
    Limited Availability

    Venice and the Venetian Lagoon

    ​Admire Venice's unique highlights, from St Mark's Cathedral to the Doge's Palace, and venture beyond this iconic floating city to discover  Padua and the islands of Murano and Burano.

    5 days from
    was £1,399.00
  4. Limited Availability

    Cruising the Blue Danube to the Black Sea

    Set off on a serene journey along the River Danube enjoying the many comforts of your 4-star ship as you discover some of Europe's most fascinating capital cities.

    12 days from
  5. Windmill alongside river
    Limited Availability

    Cruising the Romantic Rhine

    ​Admire beautiful scenery as you cruise the River Rhine from the Netherlands to Switzerland, calling at a host of historic cities and charming towns, including Cologne and Basel, along the way.

    9 days from
    was £2,499.00
  6. Great Wall of China

    Unmissable China & Yangtze Cruise

    If you've more time to explore China, this comprehensive tour is ideal. It even includes a Yangtze cruise.

    16 days from
    was £2,849.00

Featured Touring Holiday Destinations

  1. River Cruises in North America