River Cruises on the Rhine

The Rhine is deservedly amongst the most popular river cruise destinations in Europe, with its mix of rich history, fairytale castles perched high above terraced vineyards and fascinating waterside towns

The mighty River Rhine is one of Europe's major arteries, flowing from the Swiss Alps through diverse and beautiful landscapes in Germany, France and Holland, where it enters the North Sea.

From Amsterdam, voyage upstream through colourful Dutch waterways and rich farmland to Cologne with its Old Town and great Gothic Cathedral. Continue to Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle, and on to the ancient fortress town of Boppard.

Pass the famous Lorelei Rock on the way to the wine country town of Rudesheim with its lively Drosselgrasse street of restaurants and taverns. At Mainz the River Main leaves the Rhine which continues south, allowing a tour to romantic Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany.

Sail on up the upper Rhine to Strasbourg, a cosmopolitan city on the French-German border with a soaring cathedral and colourful half-timbered buildings, and Basel, Switzerland's second largest city. Some itineraries spend a couple of days in Switzerland with visits to Lucerne and the dramatic Bernese Oberland.

The River Moselle is smaller and more intimate, meandering from Koblenz through woods and vineyards for over 160 miles. Travel past hills dotted with romantic castles, and through wine villages such as Cochem, Bernkastel and Piesport to Trier, founded by the Romans 2000 years ago.

Rhine and Moselle Highlights

Amsterdam
The cruise terminal in Amsterdam is a short distance from the city centre and its tall merchant houses and tree-lined canals. Chief sights are the prestigious Rijksmuseum and its large collection of important paintings, the Van Gogh Museum and Ann Frank's House. The attractive narrow streets are full of bars, coffee houses, quaint bridges and interesting shops.
Basel (Switzerland)
Basle is a handsome city with a buzzing Marketplatz and daily food markets. In its old town are winding streets, the cathedral, red-brick City Hall, art museums and many historic buildings. The green valleys and chocolate-box villages of Switzerland are sometimes included in tours from Basle.
Bernkastel (Germany)
Set beside the river in a landscape of steeply-sloping vineyards and rolling hills, Bernkastel is a lovely little town. Its red and white timber-frame houses surround the medieval square, and worth seeking out is the quaint Spitzhausen the pointed house. Bernkastel has a 500-year history of wine-making the famous Mosel riesling wines.
Cochem (Germany)
The waterfront at Cochem is lined with a flower-filled promenade, leading via twisting alleys to its medieval square. Known as the Pearl of the Moselle, the architectural gem of Cochem is surrounded by vineyards producing Reisling, which can be tasted in its cosy wine taverns. There is often the opportunity to visit the gorgeous hill-top castle of Reichsburg overlooking the town.
Cologne (Germany)
Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and is dominated by the huge spires of its cathedral. The Old Town has welcoming taverns, cafés and plenty of opportunities to buy a bottle of the famous 4711 cologne. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Town and see quaint squares and perhaps visit the Germano-Roman Museum to see finds from Colognes Roman past.
Koblenz (Germany)
Koblenz sits prettily on the riverside where the Moselle and the Rhine meet. Tiny alleys, fountains and old squares lead to the 12th-century church of St Florin. In this rich wine-producing region, a visit to a wine tavern is a must, where you can sample 'Father Rhine' and 'Mother Moselle' at their best.
Mainz (Germany)
Leafy Mainz offers two fascinating highlights. Mainz was the birthplace of Johann Gutenberg, and the city's Printing Museum exhibits the first two copies made of his famous Bible. In St Stephans' church there are wonderful, vivid blue stained-glass windows created by the great 20th century artist, Marc Chagall.
Rudesheim (Germany)
The scenic town of Rudesheim has many attractions - it sits at the foot of the Niederwald mountain and in one of the Rhines best wine-making regions. Stroll the gorgeous Drosselgasse and sip a glass of superb Riesling in a cosy tavern or take a tour by gondola up the Niederwald,. Other options include Castle Vollards or a miniature train ride to the eccentric Mechanical Music Museum.
Strasbourg (France)
The Grand Ile is the historic centre of Strasbourg, the busy European capital which combines dazzling historic buildings with the offices of the European Parliament and modern commerce. Stroll the fairytale district of Petite France, see covered bridges and the magnificent cathedral.
Trier (Germany)
Explore Trier on foot and discover magnificent Roman remains in amongst fine restaurants, wine-growers taverns and colourful gabled buildings. The main sites are Porta Nigra city gate, the basilica, imperial baths and the ancient cathedral. This distinguished and picturesque city beside the Moselle River was the birthplace of Karl Marx.

Our Favourite River Rhine Cruises

Treasures of the Rhine

Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

Jewels of the Rhine

Book by 1 Dec 2014 to save up to £1800 per couple plus low deposit!

Romantic Rhine

Book by 14 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £550pp plus £50 OBC per person!

All Rhine River Cruises

All our Rhine cruises are shown below. Tick the boxes to filter by date, company, duration and type.

Month:

All: Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

Company:

All: AMA Waterways APT Amadeus River Cruises Avalon Waterways CroisiEurope Emerald Waterways
  Riviera Travel Scenic Tours Travelmarvel Uniworld Viking

Nights:

All: 4 - 6 Nights 7 - 10 Nights 10+ Nights

Type:

All: Fly Cruise No-Fly Cruise Cruise Only
Clear Filters

Viking River CruisesViking River Cruises

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/EUR passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Viking Longship Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Journey from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland in style on a brand new Viking Longship, discovering the impressive history, cultures and traditions. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Viking Longship Rhine Discovery Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1145pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time

9 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Discover the magnificent windmills at Kinderdijk, the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens and spectacular cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent on this tulip time itinerary. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Belgium and Holland at Tulip Time Cruise
From £1695pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Voyage to Switzerland

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Sun Viking Sun

This unique voyage combines a journey along the Rhine to picturesque waterside towns and historic cities with a hotel stay in the Swiss city of Lucerne. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Voyage to Switzerland River Rhine Cruise
From £1799pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Sun Viking Sun

See the highlights of Holland, Germany and France along the Rhine including the windmills in Kinderdijk, the history of Cologne and the Art Nouveau architecture in Strasbourg. Includes travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov

Rhine Discovery Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1845pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of £50pp!

Grand European Tour

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Travel from historic Amsterdam along the Rhine, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to Budapest, exploring the waterside towns and impressive cities. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand European Tour - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £2445pp
Book by 30 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

CroisiEuropeCroisiEurope

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Fixed seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly European passengers
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board (1 April – 31 Oct departures only)

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders at Christmas

4 Nights - Brussels and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Modigliani Modigliani

Experience the atmosphere of famous Christmas markets in Belgium on this short break from Brussels to Antwerp and Ghent River Cruise

2014 - Dec

Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders Christmas Cruise
From £490pp

The Romantic Rhine Valley

4 Nights - Strasbourg and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Enjoy a short break along the Rhine from Strasbourg past spectacular scenery, historic castles and charming towns River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

The Romantic Rhine Valley Cruise Break
From £558pp

Romantic Rhine

5 Nights - Strasbourg and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Explore the picturesque Rhine valley from Strasbourg past hillside vineyards, ancient castles and magificent scenery River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Romantic Rhine River Cruise to France and Germany
From £673pp
Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

Holland and the Rhine

6 Nights - Amsterdam to Strasbourg

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

Enjoy time in Amsterdam with opportunities to explore the city's highlights before cruising south through picturesque Germany to Strasbourg in France River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Holland and the Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam to Strasbourg
From £683pp
Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

This round-trip voyage from Amsterdam features the scenic Middle Rhine and the Lorelei rock, plus the main riverside towns in Germany and Holland River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley River Cruise
From £1059pp
Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

Treasures of the Rhine

8 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

CroisiEurope Ship - Lafayette Lafayette

Cruise the full navigable River Rhine between Amsterdam and Basel on brand-new ship Lafayette. See the highlights of the Rhine in Holland and explore historic German and French towns and cities on the way to Switzerland. Offers optional excursions and includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Treasures of the Rhine in Holland, Germany and Switzerland
From £1193pp
Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

APTAPT

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board (and at all times on some itineraries)
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/AUS/US passengers
  • Home-to-airport transfers within 75 miles of chosen airport

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Tulip Time in Holland

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the vibrant flowers of Keukenhof Gardens and explore the magnificent cities of Antwerp and Ghent at tulip time with Freedom of Choice excursions and Signature Experiences. Includes travel package from the UK and drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Tulip Time Cruise through Holland and Belgium
From £2345pp

Rhine and Moselle Treasures

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Explore magnificent cities, visit picturesque towns and discover the spectacular Rhine Gorge on this voyage from Holland to Germany and Switzerland. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rhine and Moselle Treasures River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £2345pp

Rivers and Castles of Europe

7 Nights - Luxembourg to Nuremberg

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Discover charming towns, magnificent castles and terraced vineyards as you travel along the Rhine and Moselle. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rivers and Castles of Europe Cruise
From £2425pp

Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on this luxury all-inclusive itinerary with exclusive signature experiences, a superb choice of guided excursions and indulgent inclusions River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Magnificent Europe cruise
From £3345pp

Rhine and Rhone Treasures

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Arles

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

This unique all-inclusive voyage combines the legendary Rhine through Holland, Germany and Switzerland with the majestic Rhone through picturesque Provence in France. Includes travel package from the UK, drinks on board and exclusive benefits including Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rhine and Rhone Treasures River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £4645pp

Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Waterways

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Includes gratuities
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Tulip Time

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Explore the colourful Keukenhof Gardens and discover the spectacular windmills of Kinderdijk on this superb itinerary from Amsterdam. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Springtime Tulip Time Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1237pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £550pp discount!

Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

4 Nights - Frankfurt to Basel

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Vista Avalon Vista

Perfect for Christmas shopping, with visits to the festive markets of Strasbourg and Heidelberg and a journey into the Black Forest River Cruise

2014 - Dec

Christmastime in Alsace and Germany River Rhine Cruise
From £1345pp

Tulips of Northern Holland

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover vibrant tulip displays, traditional villages and historic towns in Northern Holland. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Northern Holland Tulip Time Cruise in Springtime
From £1355pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £550pp!

Romantic Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the history and culture of Holland and Germany, journey through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and the see picturesque Alsace region. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Romantic Rhine River Cruise between Holland and Switzerland
From £1442pp
Book by 14 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £550pp plus £50 OBC per person!

Christmas in the Heart of Germany

7 Nights - Prague to Frankfurt

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Vista Avalon Vista

Celebrate the festive season, explore the magical Christmas Markets in Germany and enjoy a two-night hotel stay in the historic city of Prague. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2014 - Dec

Christmas in the Heart of Germany River Cruise
From £1683pp

Rhine and Moselle with Paris

9 Nights - Trier to Amsterdam

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

This superb holiday visits the picturesque wine-producing regions, magnificent cities and charming towns along the Rhine, beginning with a two-night hotel stay in Paris. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise with Paris Hotel Stay
From £2042pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey through the heart of Europe along the picturesque Rhine from Amsterdam, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to cosmopolitan Budapest, visiting historic cities and charming towns. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

Magnificent Europe - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £2321pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £900pp!

The Rhine and Moselle

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey along the full length of the Rhine and Moselle from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland, to charactersistic towns, historic cities and the scenic Alsace and Black Forest areas. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £2508pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

European Splendour

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

A superb itinerary exploring the most popular sections of the enchanting Rhine and picturesque Danube. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

European Splendour - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £2523pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

Highlights of Germany

12 Nights - Passau to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Enjoy a hotel stay in Munich, before exploring the highlights of Germany as you travel from Passau along the Danube, Main and Rhine. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Sep

Highlights of Germany - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £2625pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

The Upper Rhine to the City of Music

11 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Experience the different cultures and traditions in four contrasting countries on this voyage from Vienna to Basel. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

The Upper Rhine to the City of Music River Cruise from Basel to Vienna
From £2669pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

Rhine and Rhone Revealed

15 Nights - Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the highlights of Germany and Austria along the Rhine and explore the wine regions of Burgundy and Provence along the Rhone plus enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Monte Carlo. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Rhone Revealed from Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur
From £3125pp
Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive £400pp discount!

Riviera TravelRiviera Travel

  • Includes Eurostar or flights from UK
  • Open seating for meals
  • Included shore excursions
  • Choice of dining options
  • British passengers
  • Informal dress code

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Lord Byron

Visit the battlefields of World War II and commemorative memorials in Arnhem, Oosterbeek and Ypres, and see the colourful tulips in full bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May

Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields Springtime Cruise
From £1099pp

Rhine and Moselle

7 Nights - Cologne and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Lord Byron

Visit the highlights along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers visiting historic villages and famous wine towns in the heart of Germany. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise
From £1199pp

River Rhine to Switzerland

7 Nights - Cologne to Basel

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Join your floating hotel in Cologne cruising through the Rhine Valley to charming riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to some of the most picturesque Alpine scenery. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

River Rhine to Switzerland Cruise
From £1349pp

Heart of Europe

13 Nights - Cologne to Budapest

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Tour through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest visiting well-preserved historic towns in Germany and the impressive city of Vienna in Austria. Include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov

Heart of Europe from Cologne to Budapest
From £1499pp

Emerald WaterwaysEmerald Waterways

  • Travel package from the UK
  • Included shore excursions
  • Included tips and gratuities
  • Choice of dining options
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Jewels of the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

See spectacular scenery, fairytale castles and ornate architecture as you journey along the picturesque River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Oct

Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise
From £995pp
Book by 1 Dec 2014 to save up to £1800 per couple plus low deposit!

Romantic Rhine Discovery

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Journey along the legendary River Rhine past fairytale castles and terraced vineyards from Amsterdam to Nuremberg. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2014 - Nov

Romantic Rhine Discovery
From £1395pp
Book by 1 Dec 2014 to save up to £1600 per couple!

Magical Rhine and Moselle

11 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Explore Germany's scenic Black Forest region, visit the magnificent cities of Cologne and Amsterdam, and tour charming riverside towns. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Magical Rhine and Moselle River Cruise
From £1395pp
Book by 1 Dec 2014 to save up to £2400 per couple!

Splendours of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Visit the imperial cities of Vienna and Budapest and quaint towns of Bamberg and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Splendours of Europe River Cruise
From £1995pp
Last few cabins remaining for 2014 - save £2000 per couple!

AMA WaterwaysAMA Waterways

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Enchanting Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Visit the highlights of Holland and Germany including the famous house of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, the red-walled castle in Heidelberg and the scenic Black Forest region on this journey from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1269pp
Free flights from London and overseas transfers on 17 Nov 2014!

Tulip Time

7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey from Amsterdam in the spring and discover the windmills, gardens and tulips of Holland and Belgium. Includes shore excursions and drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May

Tulip Time Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1389pp
Exclusive fly/cruise package from just £1469pp!

Christmas on the Rhine

7 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

This is the perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the festive season visiting traditional Christmas markets and see the towns decorated with spectacular displays of Christmas lights. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Nov, Dec

Christmas on the Rhine River cruise from Basel
From £1599pp
Free flights from London and overseas transfers on 24 Nov 2014!

Rivers and Castles of Europe

7 Nights - Luxembourg to Nuremberg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rivers and Castles of Europe Cruise from Luxembourg
From £1619pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle

7 Nights - Luxembourg to Amsterdam

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Experience cruising along two of Europe's most renowned waterways, past some of the steepest vineyards in the world to traditional towns and cultural cities. Includes shore excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov

Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Luxembourg
From £1699pp

Ultimate Europe

14 Nights - Budapest to Luxemburg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Visit the historic capitals of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, explore picturesque wine-growing areas and enjoy included shore excursions as you journey through central Europe River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Ultimate Europe River Cruise from Budapest
From £3173pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover medieval towns, picturesque wine-growing regions and magnificent castles on this superb itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest, with included shore excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Magnificent Europe - Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £3386pp
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

Travelmarvel by APTTravelmarvel by APT

  • Includes flight package from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • In-cabin bottled water replenished daily
  • Mainly AUS/UK passengers
  • Complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi access

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

European Gems

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond

Explore the heart of Germany and Austria on this superb-value APT Travelmarvel itinerary. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

European Gems - River Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
From £2965pp

Amadeus River CruisesAmadeus River Cruises

  • Quality boutique ships with superb Austrian hospitality
  • Wide choice of optional excursions for complete flexibility
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Choice of dining options
  • UK, US and European passengers
  • Smart casual dress

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Classical Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Silver Amadeus Silver

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine and Moselle rivers from Amsterdam to Switzerland in luxury and style, exploring the cultural cities of Cologne and Strasbourg and the quaint village of Cochem River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Classical Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel
From £769pp

Scenic ToursScenic Tours

  • Travel package from UK
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Shore excursions included
  • Balcony cabins available
  • Complimentary drinks on board throughout cruise
  • Gratuities included
  • Informal dress code
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Open seating for meals
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Festive Treasures of the Rhine

7 Nights - Nuremburg to Amsterdam

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Crystal and Jewel Scenic Crystal and Jewel

Explore magical festive markets and rejoice in the Christmas spirit on this superb all-inclusive holiday along the romantic Rhine from Nuremburg to Amsterdam River Cruise

2014 - Dec

Festive Treasures of the Rhine
From £1070pp
Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save £975pp with our exclusive discount!

Highlights of the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Discover the natural and historical treasures of Germany on this all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep

Highlights of the Rhine River Cruise
From £1395pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to save up to £2800 per couple!

Jewels of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Explore the highlights of Europe on this superb all-inclusive voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Jewels of Europe River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £1995pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to up to £3600 per couple!

Romantic Rhine and Moselle

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Pearl and Ruby Scenic Pearl and Ruby

A unique 14-night cruise along the scenic River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel past fairytale castles rising high above the terraced vineyards. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Romantic Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £1995pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to save up to £4200 per couple!

UniworldUniworld

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Unlimited beverages on board (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Castles along the Rhine

7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Uniworld Ship - SS Antoinette SS Antoinette

Journey from Amsterdam to the highlights of Germany including designated UNESCO World Heritage towns and scenic villages, ending Basel in the Switzerland. Includes home pick-up and flights from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Castles along the Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £1499pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £950pp!

Tulips and Windmills

9 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

See the colourful tulip fields and discover the heritage of Belgium and the Netherlands. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited beverages on board River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr

Tulips and Windmills in Spring Cruise
From £1899pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £650pp!

Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time

7 Nights - Brussels to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Explore the picturesque canals of the Netherlands and historic cities in Belgium including Brussels and Antwerp in springtime. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr

Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time Cruise
From £2099pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £250pp!

Rhine Festive Markets

7 Nights - Basel to Cologne

Uniworld Ship - SS Antoinette SS Antoinette

Celebrate the festive season visiting the Christmas markets in the fairytale towns and cities along the Rhine where many Christmas traditions are said to have begun. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks onboard River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Nov, Dec

River Rhine Festive Markets cruise from Basel
From £2199pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save £250pp!

Rhine Discovery and Prague

9 Nights - Prague to Basel

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Enjoy a hotel stay in the historic capital city of Prague before joining your ship and travelling along the majestic Main and Rhine. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Rhine Discovery and Prague River Cruise Holiday
From £2199pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £300pp!

Legendary Rhine and Moselle

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

Uniworld Ship - River Queen River Queen

Join your elegant ship exploring five magnificent and contrasting countries past some of Europe's most spectacular scenery and historical highlights. Includes home pick-up, flights and drinks with lunch and dinner on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
From £2799pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £400pp!

European Discovery

14 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Travel from Basel to Vienna along the Rhine, Main and Danube with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well-preserved towns in France, Germany and Austria. Includes home pick-up and flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Discovery River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £3049pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save £450pp!

European Serenade

13 Nights - Vienna to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, visit imperial cities and stroll through quaint riverside fairytale villages. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Serenade - Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
From £3349pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £1150pp!

European Jewels

14 Nights - Budapest to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Empress River Empress

This fantastic itinerary takes you through four magnificent countries to Europe's most scenic destainations and uncover the gems of the European art, history and culture. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Jewels Danube and Rhine River Cruise from Budapest
From £3599pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £500pp!
We will not be beaten on Price and Service

Book with the Experts!

Blue Water Holidays Information
Northern Lights Promise
Northern Lights Promise

Book a Round Voyage for this winter and if the lights don't appear, we'll give you another voyage free! Exclusive price from just £949pp!

Northern Lights Promise
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Book any departure and receive £50 M&S vouchers per booking!

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Book by 29 Nov 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £900pp on 2015 departures!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 30 Nov 2014

Viking River Cruises

"Our Danube cruise was fantastic - truly 5 star. We will certainly use you again!"
RT, River Danube

"We had a fabulous time in Antarctica, excellent service from Blue Water."
KL, Antarctica

"Fantastic break with memorable experiences and the Northern Lights! Thank you."
BS, Northern Lights

"Thank you for making our holiday so special, your staff are wonderful and go that extra mile."
VE, Star Clippers

"Very friendly service from Blue Water, I felt I could phone and ask anything."
DM, Northern Lights

"Very happy with the way you booked our Star Clipper cruise this year."
SJ, Star Clippers

"We enjoyed our cruise on Lord of the Glens enormously, in fact it was a perfect holiday."
JW, Scottish Highlands

"Superb holiday, really enjoyable. Thank you for looking after us."
PG, Greek Islands

"Cruising on a small ship with attentive staff is simply excellent. Thank you!"
JP, Croatia Coast

"I was very pleased with the whole holiday and would certainly use Blue Water again."
HW, Spitsbergen

Customer Comments

Read latest news, reports and comments in our Blog

Blue Water Blog
Patmos

Enjoy the private yachting experience in the Greek Islands

Discover Hidden Greece
Le Boreal in Antarctica

Compagnie du Ponant offer luxury expedition voyages with a contemporary style

Cruise Line of the Week
ABTA Member K9428 ATOL 9685
Member, Association of Cruise Experts