European River Cruises 2019 - 2020

Europe's major rivers include Eastern Europe's charming Danube, France's Seine and the Germanic river Rhine. So many choices!

European Rivers
Discover Europe at its best on board a luxurious European Rivers cruise. Sail down some of the world’s most picturesque waterways to unravel the continent’s timeless beauty, enigmatic history, charismatic cultures and stunning landscapes. A European Rivers cruise is the ideal way to experience Europe’s splendor and dynamic blend of old and new in the epitome of postcard-pretty elegance. Discover the mystery behind the Iron Curtain on board a Danube river cruise to Budapest, indulge in your inner romantic with a Seine River cruise to Paris or experience the ultimate European festivity with a Rhine cruise to Germany at Christmas. Cruise European Rivers in luxury on board the Viking Jarl, Viking Tor and Viking Heimdal for your chance to explore Lyon, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Nuremberg and more.
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  Favorite Itineraries
Elegant Elbe from Berlin to Prague
Elegant Elbe from Berlin to Prague
7 Nights with the Viking Astrild
 March 2020 - November 2020
p.p.from On Request
Visit Colorful Giurgiu from Budapest
Visit Colorful Giurgiu from Budapest
7 Nights with the Emerald Star
 April 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from On Request
Cruising to Basel from Wiesbaden 5-Day Excursion
Cruising to Basel from Wiesbaden 5-Day Excursion
4 Nights with the Avalon Imagery II
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Memorable Breisach 8-Day Expedition
Memorable Breisach 8-Day Expedition
7 Nights with the Viking Alruna
 March 2020 - December 2020
p.p.from On Request
Bucharest to Budapest with Emerald Waterways
Bucharest to Budapest with Emerald Waterways
8 Nights with the Emerald Star
 April 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from On Request
  Wine & Dine
Enchanting Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam
Enchanting Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam
4 Nights with the AmaSerena
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Christmas Market Cruises
Cruising to Basel from Wiesbaden 5-Day Excursion
Cruising to Basel from Wiesbaden 5-Day Excursion
4 Nights with the Avalon Imagery II
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Memorable Breisach 8-Day Expedition
Memorable Breisach 8-Day Expedition
7 Nights with the Viking Alruna
 March 2020 - December 2020
p.p.from On Request
Romantic Danube from Nuremberg
Romantic Danube from Nuremberg
7 Nights with the Viking Tor
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Stunning Budapest with Uniworld River Cruises
Stunning Budapest with Uniworld River Cruises
7 Nights with the SS Maria Theresa
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Romantic Danube with Viking Tor
Romantic Danube with Viking Tor
7 Nights with the Viking Tor
 December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Top European River Ports
Marseille, Francefrom
$94
Rotterdam, Netherlandsfrom
$339
Budapest, Hungaryfrom
On Request
Strasbourg, Francefrom
On Request

As the seat of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Court; Strasbourg is one of the most important centers of the European Unio. The French city is located near the border with Germany therefore much German influence can be seen throughout, particularly through the architecture of the city. Of particular interest is theOld Town, which is a World Heritage site and the Cathedral Square, one of Europe's most beautiful city squares. Due to the numerous channels that meander through the city and the picturesque half-timbered houses, the city offers a unique charm to visitors.

Vienna, Austriafrom
On Request
Rüdesheim, Germanyfrom
On Request

The city of Rüdesheim is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, and is one of the most popular tourist areas of Germany. Besides the beauty of the city, Rüdesheim is known for its excellent wine, which can be tasted in one of the many wine bars.

Passau, Germanyfrom
On Request
Bordeaux, Francefrom
$1,454

Bordeaux is located in southwestern France and is known in particular for the wine produced in the region. The city has undergone rapid development in recent years. Bordeaux is characterized by palatial architecture and has a late-baroque arrangement of its squares and streets. Place De La Bourse square, has long been a symbol of the city and is a popular visitor spot. La Cité du Vin is a popular attraction for those looking to increase their knowldge of wine and its connections to french culture. Bordeaux also offers a wide range of public parks and gardens such as the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Antwerp, Belgiumfrom
$339

In the north of Belgium, along the Scheldt river is Antwerp, a city known worldwide for the important role it plays in the processing and trading of diamonds. Antwerp has its very own Diamond District, visitors can partake in walking tours to learn more. The historic center of Antwerp is characterized by many well-preserved buildings from the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods. Antwerp is also known for the vast array of markets which take place in the city, offering items such as antiques, flowers, local produce and much more.

Koblenz, Germanyfrom
On Request
Regensburg, Germanyfrom
On Request
Cologne, Germanyfrom
On Request
Nuremberg, Germanyfrom
On Request
Mannheim, Germanyfrom
On Request

Mannheim is a typical university town in Baden-Württemberg and lies on the Rhine. In addition, the city offers numerous museums, historical and religious buildings. Particularly impressive is beautiful and the castle of the Elector Palatine, which is the second largest Baroque building in Europe.

Honfleur, Francefrom
$429

Honfleur is located at the mouth of the Seine, as it flows into the English Channel. The port city is known for its shimmering light. Many painters used this region in the past as inspiration for for their artwork. One of the attractions, the Pont de Normandie, connects Honfleur and Le Havre. This bridge has a span of 856 m, the largest cable bridge in Europe. Among the attractions in Le Havre are the Church of St. Joseph, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Bridge of Normandy.

European Rivers

European River Cruises

When it comes to European river cruising, the options are wide-ranging on Dreamlines. Our cruise ships primarily traverse parts of France, Germany, and the Netherlands, but you will also find itineraries in Russia and the Ukraine. No matter where you sail, you will always find traditional and diverse cultures along its river banks.

Which river will you cruise?

Europe’s major rivers include the Germanic rivers Rhine, Main, and the Moselle. Eastern Europe’s charming Danube and France’s Seine and Rhone rivers also are popular for feeding your appreciative appetite for the wonders of ancient and modern Europe. So many choices!

Cruises on the Danube

Cruising Southern Danube in summer allows you to enjoy the beauty of this historic region. The river cruise highlights the natural beauty of the fertile landscapes and the fascinating capital cities. Discover why it has long been the inspiration of music, novels, and poems. On a Danube river cruise, we offer you an unforgettable journey through time and culture. Admire the Wachau Valley, where the Danube makes its way towards Vienna. Sample the food and wine of this authentic, living cultural region. Learn the Viennese waltz and explore ancient ruins and castles in the beautiful Austrian capital. Do not forget to visit the famous baroque palace complex with museums and stroll along the famous pedestrian streets in the center. Vienna lies along this mighty river artery and a vast range of shore excursions will assure you truly get a sense of this artistic and musical place. The Danube passes through serene and beautiful Budapest, often cited as The Pearl of the Danube. Marvel at the genuine beauty and century-old grace of the capital city. Explore the Parliament Building and Crown Jewels, walk across Chain Bridge, or take some pictures of the Danube Promenade. You will see the classic sights at each stop, get familiar with lesser-known places that are often even more intriguing. Feel like you are on the greatest journey that connects different countries, cultures and inspiring natural beauties with engaging encounters at every bend. Experience it all – from the impressive landscapes to local flavors.

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For your ultimate river cruise contact our cruise experts today for more information. If you are after another destination, then we have a great range of options from last minute cruise deals to luxury cruises with flights. Call us at 1-888-403-1425 and book your next getaway.