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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 2023/ 2024/ 2025

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  • Secrets of the Douro

    Emerald Waterways
    Emerald Radiance
    Mateus Palace 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1295pp Porto, Porto – Pinhão, Pinhão – Vega de Terrón, Vega de Terrón – Salamanca, Pocinho – Régua, Porto, Porto

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

  • Paris and the Heart of Normandy

    Viking River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Pont Alexandre, Paris 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2295pp Save £1000pp on 2025 river cruises + receive a free silver drinks package! 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

  • Normandy Coast from Paris

    Uniworld
    Joie de Vivre
    Honfleur  7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2799pp Exclusive Blue Water savings of up to £850pp! 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

  • Rhine Christmas Markets

    Scenic
    Choice of Ships
    Christmas Market 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2858pp Amsterdam , Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg > Rastatt, Baden- Baden, Kehl > Strasbourg, Basel

    Embark on a festive voyage this Christmas, cruising through Europe's enchanting cities: Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Rastatt, Baden-Baden, Kehl, Strasbourg, and Basel. A holiday experience like no other awaits!

  • Flavours of Portugal and Spain

    AmaWaterways
    AmaVida
    Douro Valley vineyards 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2878pp 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

  • Porto and the Douro River

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Rabelo port wine barges at Porto 5 Nights Cruise Only from £812pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1357pp! Porto (Portugal), Porto - Regua, Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo
  • Kingdom of the Golden River

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    The beautiful River Douro 5 Nights Cruise Only from £920pp 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
  • Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Giverny 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1011pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1627pp! Paris (France), Vernon, Duclair, Honfleur, Rouen, Rouen - Les Andelys, Paris
  • Tulip Serenade

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Traditional windmills 7 Nights Cruise Only from £1238pp Exclusive Blue Water fly/rail-cruise package from just £1799pp UK - Amsterdam (Holland), Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent (Belgium), Antwerp, Rotterdam (Holland), Amsterdam, Amsterdam - UK
  • River Rhine to Switzerland

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Alpine Scenery 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1699pp Free 3-night post-cruise extension in Cologne! UK - Cologne (Germany), Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach (Germany) - Titisee, Lucerne (Switzerland) - Bernese Oberland, Basel - 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.

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