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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Sailing to Bordeaux from Arles with AmaCello
Sailing to Bordeaux from Arles with AmaCello
21 Nights with the APT AmaCello
 September 2020
p.p.from On Request
Charming Dürnstein with Crystal Mahler
Charming Dürnstein with Crystal Mahler
7 Nights with the Crystal Mahler
 April 2020 - December 2021
p.p.from On Request
Cruising from Arles to Paris with AmaCello
Cruising from Arles to Paris with AmaCello
14 Nights with the APT AmaCello
 May 2020 - September 2020
p.p.from On Request
Delightful Regensburg from Budapest with Crystal Ravel
Delightful Regensburg from Budapest with Crystal Ravel
11 Nights with the Crystal Ravel
 December 2021
p.p.from On Request
Enticing Melk with Amabella
Enticing Melk with Amabella
14 Nights with the APT AmaBella
 November 2020
p.p.from On Request
  Wine & Dine
  Christmas Market Cruises
Enticing Melk with Amabella
Enticing Melk with Amabella
14 Nights with the APT AmaBella
 November 2020
p.p.from On Request
Beautiful Vienna from Vienna with Crystal Mahler
Beautiful Vienna from Vienna with Crystal Mahler
10 Nights with the Crystal Mahler
 December 2020
p.p.from On Request
Beautiful Budapest from Regensburg with Crystal Ravel
Beautiful Budapest from Regensburg with Crystal Ravel
7 Nights with the Crystal Ravel
 April 2020 - December 2021
p.p.from On Request
Majestic Vienna from Regensburg 13-Day Expedition
Majestic Vienna from Regensburg 13-Day Expedition
12 Nights with the Crystal Ravel
 December 2020
p.p.from On Request
Experience Mesmerizing Vienna from Budapest
Experience Mesmerizing Vienna from Budapest
7 Nights with the Crystal Ravel
 April 2020 - December 2021
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Top European River Ports
Marseille, Francefrom
$94
Rotterdam, Netherlandsfrom
$429
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.

Budapest, Hungaryfrom
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.

Vienna, Austriafrom
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
$429

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.

Passau, Germanyfrom
On Request
Koblenz, Germanyfrom
On Request
Cologne, Germanyfrom
On Request
Regensburg, Germanyfrom
On Request
Hamburg, Germanyfrom
$159

Hamburg, Germany

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.

Nuremberg, Germanyfrom
On Request
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.