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Award-Winning River Cruises

Award Winning River Cruises

Five Star river cruises including transport and transfers, all meals, excursion in every port and an experienced cruise director throughout.



From the Douro to the Danube and Rhine to the Rhône, relax and recharge as you glide along Europe’s most incredible waterways on our inspiring range of river cruises. Whether you’re a lover of history, culture or architecture, get to know what makes each stop special with a carefully planned excursion each day, led by our local experts. As we effortlessly cruise from port to port, you can lounge back and soak up the river views as you enjoy incredible all-inclusive dining and impeccable service from our wonderful crews. And of course, with plenty of on-board entertainment to bring each remarkable river cruise destination to life.

Our featured Spring Cruises

More Spring River Cruises

Canal boats next to blooming tulips in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 days starting from  £929pp 
2023 dates now added
Pont d'Avignon, River Rhone
8 days starting from  £1,569pp 
2023 dates now added
Pont d'Avignon, River Rhone
8 days starting from  £1,569pp 
2023 dates now added

Our Seasonal River Cruises

Dutch windmills on riverbank with blue skies overhead | Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Browse all our Spring River Cruises 
Salzburg in the snow with lights reflecting on the Danube river | Salzburg, Austria
5 days starting from  £689pp 

Offers & new holidays

Discover our latest offers for river cruise customers 
8 days starting from £799pp 

Our River Cruises


Dutch windmill on river island | Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
5 days starting from  £929pp 
2023 dates now added
Melk Abbey on top of cliff | Melk, Austria
8 days starting from  £1,519pp 
2023 dates now added
The Church of Saint Sava | Cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia
15 days starting from  £2,819pp 
2023 dates now added
Canals boats docked besides canal path in front of narrow houses | Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 days starting from  £1,779pp 
Wooden Rabelo boats by Dom Luís Bridge in Porto | Porto, Portugal
8 days starting from  £1,569pp 
2023 dates now added
Torensluis Brug bridge over the canal in Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 days starting from  £1,459pp 
2023 dates now added


Our Rivers


We have cruises along some of the world's most famous rivers including the mighty Danube, the second largest river in Europe, the famous Rhine swathed with medieval towns, castles and vineyards and the picturesque Douro with photogenic valleys and vineyards. We also cruise along the Seine, Moselle, Main and majestic Volga in Russia.

Melk Abbey on top of a cliff | Danube River Cruises
6 days starting from  £819pp 
Covid Protection Included
Ship sailing down the Douro River | Douro River Cruises
8 days starting from  £1,569pp 
Happy or we'll bring you home
Colourful houses lining the Rhine River | Rhine River Cruises
5 days starting from  £689pp 
free changes up to 45 days before travel

Our Five-Star River Cruise Ships



A river cruise on one of Riviera Travel’s five-star ships is like staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel. Primarily Swiss-built and operated, they are rated as some of the finest river cruise ships to grace Europe’s waterways. Being smaller than cruise liners, river cruise ships are less crowded, meaning they can feel more intimate and relaxed. Many of Riviera Travel’s river cruise ships hold from approximately 170 to 190 passengers.


MS Geoffrey Chaucer sailing on the river
All Meals included
MS Douro Splendour | Douro River Cruises
Max 121 Passengers
MS Rossia | Russian River Cruises
Cruise along the Volga, Russia

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A truly unforgettable experience

For centuries, Europe’s majestic rivers have carried travellers for many reasons – to explore, trade and sometimes conquer. Steeped in history and culture, these aqueous arteries connect the continent’s great and most renowned destinations, bridging the past with the present, flowing through some of the world’s most stunning scenery. From picturesque countryside to historic landmarks, enjoy a different perspective on a variety of destinations in style and luxury.

Exceptional value guaranteed

Our luxury river cruises offer incredible value for money and include everything you need for an unforgettable experience.

Personalise your holiday

There is plenty of time to explore on a Riviera Travel river cruise. Make your voyage more memorable with a visit to a world-renowned gallery, a tour of a famed riding school, or a wine tasting at a celebrated vineyard.
Take a look at all the ways to personalise your holiday here.

Fascinating excursions included

Our enthusiastic experts will bring to life Europe’s most charming destinations, so you come away with a greater appreciation of culture, history and more. We personally select every aspect of your river cruise and ensure our itineraries are thoughtfully balanced, so there’s time to explore at a relaxing pace.