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Europe Rivers and Destinations

Blue Water Holidays is the UK's leading expert, offering the best choice on the major rivers of Europe from the top cruise lines.

Our knowledgeable independent specialists will book the right holiday for you at the best, exclusive prices. Read our destination guides, find your ideal itinerary and ship, and call us to reserve your cabin.


PfalzExplore the Rhine or Moselle through Germany from Amsterdam in Holland to Basel in Switzerland, or just through the scenic Middle Rhine.



BudapestFollow the Danube through the heart of Europe to Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. See Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.


Rhine to Danube

NurembergDiscover the Main-Danube Canal, joining the Rhine and Danube in Germany. Typical itineraries go from Amsterdam to Vienna, or to Budapest in Hungary.


Danube to the Black Sea

The famous Iron Gates on the River DanubeThe Danube flows through Serbia, Hungary and Romania towards the Black Sea. See the famous 'Iron Gates' and enjoy a visit to Bucharest.


Bordeaux and Dordogne

St EmilionExplore the beautiful wine-growing area of Bordeaux in Aquitaine, south west France, with a range of options from Bordeaux into the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne.



Eiffel Tower Follow the Seine through Paris to the sea at Honfleur and return via Monet’s Giverny and Rouen, with excursions including the Palace of Versailles.



Porto Discover Portugal’s 'River of Gold' from the coast at Porto into Spain past picturesque villages and terraced vineyards. Options for stays in Lisbon.



KievExplore Russia between Moscow and St Petersburg or on the Lower Volga. Or travel the Dneiper through Ukraine from Kiev to the Crimea and Black Sea..


Venice and the Po

VeniceExplore Venice and see the islands of the Venice lagoon from your floating central hotel. City breaks or longer holidays available..



Lavender in ProvenceSee Burgundy and Provence on the Rhone or Saone through famous wine growing areas of France. Visit historic Avignon, Roman Arles and pretty wine villages.



PragueThe Elbe flows from the Czech Republic through Germany. Visit Dresden, Meissen and Wittenburg and stay in the capital cities of Berlin and Prague.


Spain and Andalucia

CordobaJourney from Seville to Cadiz along the Guadalquivir and the Andalucian coast. Excursions may visit Cordoba, Grenada and Gibraltar.


Holland at Tulip Time

Dutch Windmills and CanalsExplore the waterways and canals of Holland and Belgium in the Spring, visiting Amsterdam, Bruges, Antwerp and the colourful Dutch tulip fields.



Nuremberg Christmas MarketsEnjoy the atmospheric Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria, or celebrate Christmas or New Year on a superb seasonal festive river cruise.

Castles along the River Rhine
The Hungarian Parliament on the River Danube at Budapest
Kalemegdan Fortress on the River Danube at Belgrade, Serbia
River Douro at Porto
Kizhi Island on Lake Onega, Russia
St Marks and the Venice waterfront
The famous Pont d'Avignon and the Pope's Palace on the River Rhone
Holland at Tulip Time
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