Luxury European River Cruises

Luxury European River Cruises

Enjoy a captivating cultural experience on one of our sophisticated, luxury European river cruises. See the sights along the banks of Europe's waterways and discover hidden gems like Nacktarsch wine in Kröv, or the Royal Hungarian School of Watchmakers and Mechanics in Budapest. Your journey will be an adventure in highly evolved relaxation as you cruise the rivers and valleys of the Iberian Peninsula, France, Germany, Eastern Europe, and out onto the borders of Asia.

With the completion of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal it has become possible to sail through 13 countries on a continuous 3,000 mile long river network. On luxury European river cruises the days are yours; there is no packing and unpacking, no checking in and out of hotels, no endless lines of traffic along incomprehensible inner city roads, and no worrying that you might have left something behind. Having checked in and unpacked the most you need to worry about is whether to have the red or white complimentary wine with your evening meal and if you should borrow one of the ships bicycles to explore or stay on ship and enjoy a massage.

To ensure that every aspect of your journey meets our rigorous standards we prioritise attention to detail. Our elegantly decorated ships are equipped with two lounges, health and beauty saloons, restaurants with commanding views of the river, a library and a host of elegantly appointed state rooms to offer the finest in luxury European river cruises. Each state room comes furnished with a complete infotainment system, including internet access, flat screen TV, English language news and music channels, and satellite phone, as well as terry bathrobes and slippers, white-on-white plush bedding, and individually controlled air conditioning. All rooms are, of course, en-suite.

Our onboard chef provides a magnificent table d'hôte for three meals everyday. Start the day with a champagne breakfast and choose from an assortment of breads, pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal, smoked salmon, several types of cheese, cold cuts of meats, local sausages and a daily regional dish. Other breakfast items are also available but the chef is confidant that his continental breakfast buffet is second to none. A three course lunch with coffee normally goes down well in the day time and for the evening our elegant dinners or traditional themed menus are accompanied by free flowing wines from local vintners.

On the banks of the Danube, the medieval city of Budapest is flooded with majestic architecture that locks the grandeur of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into the heart of the city. Don’t miss out on the city's thermal spas or Turkish baths.

Fairytale castles like the Burg Eltz are dotted along the valley walls of the Mosel wine region in Germany. Take a European river cruise and uncover some of Germany's best kept secrets, the sparkling shiraz, sizzling cuisine…

Istanbul is the gateway to Asia. On a split between continents and cultures Istanbul has been an exotic port of call for generations of travellers. See Istanbul on a luxury European river cruise and take in the very best of Turkey.

A Douro Valley cruise is a journey through the blend of Roman, Greek, Christian and Muslim cultures that make up modern day Portugal. From Lisbon to Porto there's no need to miss anything of this fiery, spiritual and friendly country has to offer.

With such a high quality package and some of Europe's newest cruise boats now is the perfect time to indulge in our luxury European river cruises.