Explore Europe – beautiful river cruises from Germany to Portugal

Relax on a river cruise and take in the sights and sounds of towns and cities along the way

Selected departures from April to November 2018

Riviera Travel’s award-winning river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience. Cruise Europe’s most beautiful waterways aboard the finest ships, featuring superb dining on board and spacious suites and cabins – many with a French balcony for unrivalled views. Choose from 12 fascinating river cruises that take you to the iconic highlights as well as lesser-known gems in destinations such as Cologne, Trier, Koblenz and Heidelberg in Germany, Strasbourg, Avignon, Rouen and Arles in France, Basel and Lucerne in Switzerland, the Douro Valley, Vienna in Austria, Budapest in Hungary and more.

■ Spacious and beautifully appointed suites or cabins with hotel-style beds, en-suite bathrooms and river views

■ Exceptional cuisine with full board throughout ■ A choice of 12 stunning cruises – see the website to view our videos

■ Extensive and fully inclusive touring programmes

■ Return flights from a choice of regional airports or standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras station

■ Return rail connections on selected dates and cruises from over 50 regional stations (supplements may apply)

■ The services of our experienced cruise director and tour manager.


Discover the fascinating cities along the banks of the picturesque river Danube in Eastern Europe.

Day 1: Your cruise commences in Budapest, one of central Europe’s most remarkable cities.

Day 2: You wake up in Esztergom and see its basilica, Hungary’s oldest cathedral.

Day 3: Awake in Bratislava, Slovakia. Enjoy a tour and continue to Dürnstein, Austria, famous for its tower.

Day 4: Visit the spectacular 18th-century baroque abbey in Melk, Austria. Continue upstream through Nibelungengau — a region immortalised by Wagner.

Day 5: Visit Salzburg. Enjoy a guided tour, the Hellbrunn Palace and Mirabell Gardens, all dominated by the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress and alpine peaks.

Day 6: Tour of Vienna — one of Europe’s greatest capitals. See the home of the Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys’ Choir, visit St Stephen’s cathedral and enjoy a break at a coffee house. After a free afternoon, enjoy a classical recital on board.

Day 7: Your final port of call is imperial Budapest and a fabulous city tour. Your final afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. This evening you will enjoy the Captain’s Dinner, with delicious specialities of the countries and regions you have visited.

Day 8: Say a fond farewell to your ship and crew. Transfer to Budapest Airport for your flight to the UK.


The Blue Danube - Eight days from only £999 per person

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Eight days from only £1,199 per person

Rhine & Moselle - Eight days from only £1,399 per person

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg - Eight days from only £1,399 per person

Cruise the heart of Europe - 15 days from only £1,899 per person

Burgundy, River Rhône & Provence - Eight days from only £1,199 per person

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields - Five days from only £949 per person

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields - Eight days from only £1,249 per person

The Seine, Paris & Normandy - Eight days from only £1,399 per person

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca - Eight days from only £1,299 per person

Medieval Germany - Eight days from only £1,399 per person

Budapest to The Black Sea – Gems of Eastern Europe - 15 days from £2,899 per person


Terms and conditions: Holidays organised by and subject to the booking conditions of Riviera Travel, New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1SP and are offered subject to availability. ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Prices are per person and based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and optional travel insurance available at a supplement. Additional entrance costs may apply. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. Riviera Travel, ABTA and ATOL