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+44 1756 706500
Gardens of Europe River Cruises

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 2020/ 2021

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  • Tulip Fields of Holland

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Tulips and Windmills 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2054pp Exclusive savings of up to £250pp PLUS Free Flights and Overseas Transfers! Amsterdam (Holland), Amsterdam - Hoorn, Middelburg, Ghent - Bruges (Belgium), Antwerp, Rotterdam (Holland) - Kinderdijk - Schoonhoven, Amsterdam - Keukenhof

    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

  • Normandy Coast from Paris

    Uniworld
    Joie de Vivre
    Monet's Garden 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2099pp Save up to 10%! UK - Paris (France), Les Andelys, 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

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Vineyards along the River Douro 5 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £900pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo
  • Kingdom of the Golden River

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    The beautiful River Douro 5 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1145pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Vega de Teron (Spain), Barca d'Alva - Salamanca (Spain), Senhora da Ribeira - Ferradosa - Folgosa - Leverinho (Portugal), Leverinho - Porto
  • Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Amsterdam 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1199pp UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Amsterdam - Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp (Belgium), Ghent, Bruges, Keukenhof (Holland) - Amsterdam, Amsterdam - UK
  • River Rhine to Switzerland

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Alpine Scenery 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1199pp UK - Cologne (Germany), Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach (Germany) - Titisee, Lucerne (Switzerland) - Bernese Oberland, Basel - UK
  • The Douro to Salamanca

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Douro River 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1199pp UK - Porto (Portugal), Pinhao, Castelo Rodrigo, Salamanca (Spain), Mateus Palace (Portugal), Lamego, Porto, Porto - UK
  • Golden River Douro in Portugal

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Solar de Mateus 7 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1214pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Vega de Teron, Barca d'Alva - Salamanca (Spain), Barca d'Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhao (Portugal), Pinhao - Porto
  • Secrets of the Douro

    Emerald Waterways
    Emerald Radiance
    Porto 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1245pp Save up to £1250 per couple Plus Free Drinks Package and Deposit Protection Plan! UK - Porto (Portugal), Porto - Pinhao, Pinhao - Vega de Terron (Spain), Salamanca, Pocinho (Portugal), Regua, Porto, Porto - UK
  • Tulip Serenade

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Traditional windmills 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1319pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent (Belgium), Antwerp, Rotterdam (Holland), Amsterdam - UK

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