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River Cruises to the Gardens of Europe

Combine your love of gardens with cruising on a relaxing river cruise through Europe. Explore world-famous gardens and attend annual flower shows on these exciting cruises for garden lovers. Discover the beautiful River Seine, UNESCO-listed River Douro or the picturesque waterways of Holland and Belgium.

River Cruises to the Gardens of Europe Collection 2022/ 2023

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  • Secrets of the Douro

    Emerald Waterways
    Emerald Radiance
    Porto 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1245pp Book before 18 Feb 2022 to save up to £1500pp! UK - Porto (Portugal), Porto - Pinhao, Pinhao - Vega de Terron (Spain), Salamanca, Pocinho (Portugal), Regua, Porto, Porto - UK

    Discover the charming towns and historic landmarks along the Douro on this captivating 7-night roundtrip cruise from Porto. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Paris and the Heart of Normandy

    Viking River Cruises
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    Pont Alexandre, Paris 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1945pp Save £1000 per person on 2023 departures UK - Paris (France), La Roche Guyon - Giverny, Rouen, Normandy Beaches, Les Andelys, Le Pecq - Paris, Paris - UK

    Explore the magnificent city of Paris, visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and see the Normandy beaches on this 7-night cruise along the Seine. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

  • Rhine Christmas Markets

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    Christmas Markets 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £2195pp Amsterdam , Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg > Rastatt, Baden- Baden, Strasbourg > Kehl, Basel > Zurich

  • Flavours of Portugal and Spain

    Pinhao 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2730pp Exclusive Blue Water savings! Porto (Portugal), Entre-os-Rios, Regua, Regua – Pinhao, Barca d'Alva (Spain), Vega Terron

    Taste famous port wine from vineyards lining the Douro River and visit the highlights of the region including the spectacular city of Porto and Lamego. Includes guided excursions

  • Normandy Coast from Paris

    Joie de Vivre
    Monet's Garden 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2879pp Flexible booking policy - Ask for details! UK - Paris (France), La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Caudebec-en Caux, Rouen, Versailles, Paris, Paris - UK

    Discover the beaches of Normandy, the historic city of Rouen and Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny on this 7-night voyage from Paris. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

  • Porto and the Douro River

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    Vineyards along the River Douro 5 Nights Cruise Only from £744pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1357pp! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo
  • Kingdom of the Golden River

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    The beautiful River Douro 5 Nights Cruise Only from £988pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1274pp! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Vega de Teron (Spain), Barca d'Alva - Salamanca (Spain), Senhora da Ribeira - Ferradosa - Folgosa - Leverinho (Portugal), Leverinho - Porto
  • Tulip Serenade

    Amadeus River Cruises
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    Traditional windmills 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1069pp Amazing Last Minute Offer - Now from just £999pp! UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent (Belgium), Antwerp, Rotterdam (Holland), Amsterdam, Amsterdam - UK
  • Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

    Riviera Travel
    Oscar Wilde
    Amsterdam 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1459pp No single supplement on selected April 2022 departures! UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Amsterdam - Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp (Belgium), Ghent, Bruges, Keukenhof (Holland) - Amsterdam, Amsterdam - UK
  • Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise

    Giverny 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1470pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1627pp! Paris (France), Vernon, Duclair, Honfleur, Rouen, Rouen - Les Andelys, Paris

About River Cruises to the Gardens of Europe

If you are passionate about gardening, a river cruise to the gardens of Europe is the perfect holiday. Discover the famous Japanese bridge and water lillies in the gardens of Impressionist Claude Monet’s house at Giverny on a cruise along the River Seine. Some itineraries also include a visit to the beautifully-landscaped formal gardens and orangery at the spectacular Palace of Versailles. There is often time at leisure in Paris, which is home to the colourful Luxembourg Gardens.

On a springtime cruise along the waterways of Holland and Belgium, admire the vibrant floral displays at the renowned Keukenhof Gardens. The region is a riot of colour in spring, with bright tulip fields set amongst traditional windmills and meandering canals. The annual spring flower show, Floralia, at Chateau de Grand-Bigard is also a popular event for gardening enthusiasts.

During a cruise along the UNESCO-listed Douro river, it is often possible to visit the Baroque-style Mateus Palace and its beautifully-landscaped gardens.

Tulips in HollandMonet's House and Gardens