River Cruise Holidays 2019/2020

River cruising is a truly relaxing way to travel - sit back and enjoy breath-taking landscapes from a different perspective. Journey through beautiful rivers and waterways in Europe such as Italy, France and Portugal where you’ll call in at a host of fabulous towns and cities.

Our collection of river cruise holidays combine carefully planned itineraries and excellent excursions, with the comfort of state-of-the-art cruise ships. Full of contrast, culture, flavours and impressions, river cruising offers a unique and relaxing way to experience the very best of Europe. From the Rivers Rhine and Moselle to the romantic River Rhône and the waterways of Holland, join us as we sail into the heart of the continent, passing many iconic treasures, onboard some of the most impressive ships. 

The popularity of River Cruise holidays continues to grow and it's easy to see why. Combining excellent excursions with the comfort of state-of-the-art cruise ships, you'll discover a relaxing way of visiting a multitude of places, whilst only unpacking once, and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you meander your way through the heart of Europe.

Choose from some of the most spectacular rivers in Europe and enjoy fantastic facilities while aboard to really make the most of your holiday as you sail through some of the most amazing towns and cities on the continent.

Sailing down the rivers of Europe has fast become one of the most popular ways to experience some of its biggest and best attractions. With a long list of jaw-dropping scenery, historic cities and idyllic villages along their shores, it's easy to see why! When you step on board a river cruise, you can be sure that your perfect holiday is just around the river bend.

For those who love to see the scenery from both land and water, our cruising by rail selection is the ideal way to see Europe. Enjoy the beautiful Rhine, Germany's most famous river, where many of the countries beautiful city can be seen lining the banks. In France, the lovely Rhone offers a lazy and relaxed way of life, enjoying the magnificent array of history on offer along the way. The Danube combines history, beauty, and a myriad of countries, as you discover Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava on this magnificent whirlwind tour. 

Cruises offer a spectacular way to explore the rivers and waterways of Europe, an exciting option available to you when choosing our cruises is the opportunity to add a brief tour onto the beginning or end of your cruise. This allows you to experience more of the countries you visit, enjoying some of the most iconic adventures and excursions available. Your cruise becomes more than just a cruise, allowing you to make the utmost of your time away with iconic rail journeys and classic visits to timeless cities.

Introducing TUI River Cruises, when it comes to seeing Europe's tucked-away towns and bustling cities, river cruising's the way to do it. Cruise the Rhine and tick off the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland on our eight-day Rhine Explorer Itinerary. Discover the Danube, cover everything from Vienna's palaces to Budapest's baths.

River Cruise Deals

The Danube's Great Cities
Admire the Danube’s magnificent scenery, as we visit some of this river’s most enchanting cities. Taking in through numerous countries, we will enjoy the unique opportunity of exploring these incredible destinations, while also enjoying included guided tours of vibrant Vienna and majestic Budapest. 
10 Days departing:
June - Sept
FROM ONLY £999PP

Beautiful Bavaria To The Danube
Sail along the magnificent Main-Danube Canal with us, admiring spectacular riverscapes during this marvellous journey on-board the MS Serenade 2. Explore beautiful riverside towns and cities, and delve into the history and heritage of Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and many other superb destinations.
10 Days departing:
May
FROM ONLY £1246P

The Magical Rhine & Moselle
Step aboard the friendly MV Virginia for a relaxing cruise, uncovering the best of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. Take in quaint villages, scenic rolling hills and picturesque sloping vineyards, as we sail through Germany’s famous wine country. 10 Days departing:
May
FROM ONLY £1017PP


Enchanting Alsace & Rhine Valley
Take in magical riverside scenery as we cruise along the beautiful Rhine and continue into the Alsace region of France. Relax on board and explore some of Germany’s most historical cities during this wonderful river cruise.
10 Days departing:
May
FROM ONLY £929PP

Splendours Of The Danube
Let us take you on a wonderful cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of classical Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era to Budapest, ‘The Pearl of the Danube’ and the sheer grandeur of Bratislava.
10 Days departing:
June & Aug
FROM ONLY £919P

Castles Of The Rhine & Moselle
Beyond the tranquillity of the Rhine and Moselle, and their breath-taking scenery these rivers hold a fascinating history, having been a frontier for the Roman Empire and strategic waterways.
10 Days departing:
June - Sept
FROM ONLY £979PP


Strasbourg & Rhine Highlights
A wealth of history, culture, traditions and breathtaking views await you on this cruise as you travel from Germany to France. Where the two countries meet in the Upper Rhine there is a natural fusion resulting in a unique identity.
10 Days departing:
May - July
FROM ONLY £989PP

Rhine In Flames - MV Virginia
Come and enjoy the spectacle of the Rhine in Flames, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. Explore pretty riverside villages and historical towns, while absorbing the sights of the Rhine Valley.
10 Days departing:
July - Sept
FROM ONLY £1087PP

Flavours Of The Rhine River Cruise
Discover the many ingredients that make up a perfect cruise along the River Rhine. Relax on board the MV Virginia and take in mesmerising landscapes, colourful history and heritage, enchanting towns and villages, medieval castles, vine-clad slopes and culinary specialties.
10 Days departing:
28-May
FROM ONLY £849PP


Portugal, Spain & The Douro Valley
Cruise the gorgeous Douro Valley and sample Spanish and Portuguese culture at its most authentic. From Porto, one of Europe’s oldest cities, to Regua’s wonderful traditions and beautiful vineyards, this cruise is full of ancient charm.
8 Days departing:
27-June
FROM ONLY £999PP

 

 

European river cruises from just £1,299 per person.

Tour medieval towns and hilltop castles along the Rhine, explore the grand capital cities lining the Danube, or sip a glass or two of rich port while gliding past Douro Valley vineyards. Scroll down to take a look at our latest offers (or browse our cruise collection online to see voyages along the Seine, Volga, Nile and more).

Each one offers fantastic value for money, with our VIP door-to-door travel service, all meals on board and a selection of shore excursions included in the price.

2019 river cruises

Save up to £600pp with our latest river cruise offers.
Looking for a late getaway? Our weekly river cruise offers have been handpicked by our team, with savings of up to £xxx per person on Rhine and Danube cruises. Each one includes our VIP door-to-door travel service (with options to fly from a range of UK airports), plus all meals on board, free-flowing wine* with lunch and dinner, and a selection of shore excursions.
Whether you’re travelling with a partner, family, friends or solo, there’s plenty to tempt you. Why not take a look and see if anything catches your eye?

Save up to £750pp on your next river cruise

There are so many sailings on offer
Welcome to our new selection of river cruises, specially chosen to tantalise you out onto Europe's wonderful waterways in the coming months.
If you can't see a sailing that ticks all the right boxes for you, click on the link below and explore our comprehensive river cruise portfolio online.

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River Cruises

This selection of river cruises introduces you to a relaxed and convenient way to explore Europe. Enjoy ever-changing landscapes en route to a host of different destinations aboard your elegant ship, and unpack only once! Take trip to some of Venice’s hidden gems, experience a lively flamenco show in Andalucía, and visit Medoc, renowned for its fine red wines.

All aboard

Treat yourself to a last-minute cruise on the Rhine, Danube or Dutch Waterways

Looking for a late getaway?

A selection of our spring and summer 2019 river cruises still have some cabins available – and for fantastic prices. Each one includes our VIP door-to-door travel service (with options to fly from a range of UK airports), plus all meals on board, free-flowing wine* with lunch and dinner, and a selection of shore excursions.
Whether you’re travelling with a partner, family, friends or solo, there’s plenty to tempt you. Why not take a look and see if anything catches your eye?
*Beer and soft drinks are available if you prefer.

Beauty of the Danube

Beauty of the Danube
Cobblestone streets and legends of Richard the Lionheart await on this cruise along the Danube. As do grand abbeys decorated with gold, and the great stucco façades of old towns with a plethora of stories to share.
From £999pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

Treasures of the Rhine

Treasures of the Rhine
Wind through three European countries via one of the continent’s most impressive waterways. Excursions take you from majestic natural landscapes to soaring man-made edifices.
From £1,299pp
8 days • MS Serenade 1

The Beautiful Blue Danube

The Beautiful Blue Danube
Known as ‘the river of kings’, the Danube has carried rulers since before the ancient Greeks and Romans patrolled these waters; and now it’s time for you to explore the eminent cities, sip the wine, and dance to the music cultivated from the banks of this great river.
From £1,399pp
8 days • MS Bellejour


Danube Highlights

Danube Highlights
The banks of the Danube have witnessed the creation of great masterpieces, from celebrated symphonies engineered by composers like Mozart, Brahms and Schubert in Vienna; to the medieval treasures of Regensburg and resplendent buildings designed by Baroque masters in Melk and Passau.
From £1,299pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

Voyage to the Black Sea

Voyage to the Black Sea
Discover Eastern Europe through the fascinating gateway of the Danube River, visiting five different countries aboard the stylish MS Bellejour.
From £1,599pp
13 days • MS Bellejour

Highlights of Burgundy

Highlights of Burgundy
Sitting prettily in France’s green heartland is the region of Burgundy. This lovely cruise aboard MS Jeanine takes you along the rivers and canals that flow through the region’s gently rolling hills and world-renowned vineyards.
From £2,199pp
7 days • MS Jeanine


Beauty of the Dutch Waterways with Bruges

Beauty of the Dutch Waterways with Bruges
Enjoy a late summer cruise, exploring the pretty Dutch Waterways and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, the capital of West Flanders. You’ll visit the largest, most luxurious castle in the Netherlands, De Haar Castle. A full day in Antwerp allows plenty of time to explore the sights of this fine city, including the former home of the Flemish baroque painter Rubens. And a visit to Arnhem recalls the 1944 Battle of Arnhem, visiting the ‘bridge too far’.
From £1,299
10 days • Serenade 1

Grand Splendours of the Rhine

Grand Splendours of the Rhine
Sail along the Rhine to some of Europe’s oldest towns and cities, each with delightfully quirky lanes and alleys. Starting and finishing in Cologne, we take in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former Roman capital of Mainz. The Romans founded many of the destinations on this cruise, leaving fortresses, amphitheatres and vineyards which decorate the valleys through which we sail.
From £1,299
10 days • Serenade 1

Classical Music Along the Danube

Classical Music Along the Danube
Many of the world’s most famous, most loved melodies originated from the shores of the Danube. Bratislava, Passau, Linz and Vienna were on the itinerary of the Mozart family, when young Wolfgang was introduced to the courts in 1762.
From £1,499pp
8 days • MS Bellejour


A Danube Waltz

A Danube Waltz
This exciting cruise brings together some of the most treasured riverside towns and cities of the Danube. From the comfort of MS Bellejour, travel along Europe’s second-longest river, through beautiful riverscapes including Austria’s stunning UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, known for its rolling hills, vineyards and fortresses. Our cruise culminates with an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Vienna, where you have the opportunity to enjoy a concert in one of the city’s impressive palaces.
From £1,349pp
8 days • Bellejour

Danube Delights

Danube Delights
Join MS Bellejour on a lovely journey along the Danube, docking in some of the river’s most celebrated ports. From Vienna, discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, and vibrant Budapest. See the sights of Esztergom before returning to Austria and sailing through the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley - a river cruise highlight. Calls in Melk and Linz conclude our cruise.
From £1,749pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

A Royal Voyage on the Douro

A Royal Voyage on the Douro
Feel like royalty as you sail along the beautiful Douro Valley aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, the ship that carried Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee. Sail between coastal Porto and the Spanish border, with visits to picturesque towns, monasteries and palaces. Your experience aboard this intimate ship is enhanced with wine tastings, folk shows, cooking demonstrations and informative talks. And on selected autumn departures, we celebrate the famed grape harvest together.
From £2,599pp
8 days • Spirit of Chartwell