Best River Cruises in Europe

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Cultural Cruises Europe

For centuries, Europe has been the destination of choice for travellers seeking culture, art and natural beauty. With so much to see, it can be tempting to rush around trying to cram it all in. We believe that it’s better to slow down. To take your time exploring this great continent. There’s no better way to do this than with one of the best river cruises in Europe.

When is the best time to go on a scenic European river cruise?

Europe is a glorious sight through the high summer months of June to August. Warm, long days are perfect for enjoying a gentle cruise down the river between historic cities and medieval towns. Drifting past fields of glorious blooming flowers as you enjoy a fine wine or local beer on the sun deck.

If you prefer cooler weather and less crowds, the shoulder months of May and September may be better for you. As Europe shrugs off winter’s cloak, the landscape blazes into life. On the other hand, fall can bring its own delights with a kaleidoscope of autumn colours.

Exploring Europe with the best river barge cruise

We’ve taken care and attention in creating the perfect European river cruise for discerning travellers. Like you, we know that the finer things in life are the difference in making an experience extraordinary.

The best European tour itinerary

Our tours present you with the absolute best that the Netherlands and Belgium have to offer. Whether your interest is in history, art  or sight-seeing, we have it all. From the famous windmills of Kinderdijk to the artworks of the Dutch masters, you’ll explore famous cities and medieval towns with our expert and professional guides.

Luxury accommodation

No expense has been spared in outfitting our luxury barges to the highest standard of international accommodation. All our classically stylish cabins offer en-suite facilities and individually controlled air conditioning. For patrons who book an upper deck cabin, your personal sitting area and large windows make the perfect spot to appreciate the magnificent scenery.

Fine dining

Every evening your meals will be personally prepared by world-class chefs. You can look forward to delectable feasts that present the best of local cuisines. Dinners are perfectly complemented by a carefully selected range of wines and beers.

For breakfast, we will ensure that you’re well prepared for a day of fantastic sights. The scent of fresh bread will beckon you to a generous continental spread filled with fruits, cereals, cold cuts as well as a wide range of local cheeses.

Dedicated staff

As a provider of the one the best river cruises in Europe, we pride ourselves on the service delivered by our exceptional and highly trained staff. While onboard, our team will ensure that your every need is taken care of.

Onshore, you will be led by our knowledgeable tour leaders. They’re your primary point of contact for your time with us. They’re on-hand to ensure you come away enriched and delighted with the magic of Europe.

Ready to take the best river cruise in Europe?

If you’re ready to embark on a tour of a lifetime, please get in touch or make a booking as soon as you are able to. Our next set of tours are already filling up fast, please don’t hesitate to join us.

Our Cultural Cruises Tours

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Amsterdam Round tour.
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Holland Culture Tour Experience the beauty of the Netherlands

Kinderdijk’s windmills & Zaanse Schans

Discover Amsterdam, Dordrecht and Gouda

The history of Rembrandt

Through the Green Heart of Holland

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
Guidance
  • Individual: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Maastricht
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Battlefields Cruise WWII Follow the WWII Dutch Liberation Route

Discover magical green river landscapes

Historical cities Utrecht & Maastricht

Vibrant Limburg province hospitality

Luxury cruise, fully guided

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
Guidance
  • Individual: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Bruges
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Wealth of Culture Tour Experience Flanders and the Netherlands

World-famous Amsterdam, Ghent & Bruges

Visit the windmills at Kinderdijk

Province of Zeeland

A sailing breakfast

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 9 days
Guidance
  • Individual: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1