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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 2021/ 2022

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  • Paris and the Heart of Normandy

    Viking River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Pont Alexandre, Paris 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1945pp Save £1500 per couple on 2022 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

  • Flavours of Portugal and Spain

    AmaWaterways
    AmaVida
    Pinhao 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2652pp 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

  • Kingdom of the Golden River

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    The beautiful River Douro 5 Nights Cruise Only from £874pp Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 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
  • Porto and the Douro River

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Vineyards along the River Douro 5 Nights Cruise Only from £957pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1357pp! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo
  • Tulip Serenade

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Traditional windmills 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1140pp UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent (Belgium), Antwerp, Rotterdam (Holland), Amsterdam, Amsterdam - UK
  • Golden River Douro in Portugal

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Solar de Mateus 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1187pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1587pp! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Vega de Teron, Barca d'Alva - Salamanca (Spain), Barca d'Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhao (Portugal), Pinhao - Porto
  • Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

    Riviera Travel
    Oscar Wilde
    Amsterdam 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1459pp Flexible booking policy - Ask for details! 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 £1489pp Exclusive Blue Water savings! 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 £1569pp Exclusive Blue Water savings! UK - Porto (Portugal), Pinhao, Castelo Rodrigo, Salamanca (Spain), Mateus Palace (Portugal), Lamego, Porto, Porto - UK
  • Cruise and Hike the Douro Valley

    CroisiEurope
    Infante Don Henrique
    Douro Valley vineyards 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1665pp Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Vega de Terron, Vega de Terron - Salamanca - Barca d'Alva, Barca d'Alva - Senhora da Ribeira, Senhora da Ribeira - Ferradosa - Pinhao - Regua - Bitetos, Bitetos - Porto

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