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City Stays

 

City Stays

New for 2023: Extend your cruise with our hand-picked City Stays​

 

 

 

Extend your cruise with our new hand-picked City Stays, available across ten of Europe's best city break destinations

 

After your river cruise, stay for 3 nights at a hand-picked hotel in some of Europe’s most iconic city break destinations, with our new City Stay extensions. ​

You’re free to explore at your own pace, whether that means relaxing with a café au lait and croissant in a Paris café or exploring the bustling streets of Porto.
Our City Stays are available across our full range of classic river cruises in 2023, and all breakfasts and return flights and transfers are included, so you can now explore even more, whilst we take care of all the details. Plus, for limited time only save £150pp when you add either City Stay or Tour Extension to your 2023 river cruise. Find out more.

  • Return flights to a choice of UK regional airports and all transfers​​
  • Stay in hand-picked hotels, carefully selected for their quality and location​
  • Daily breakfast included​
  • Freedom to explore Europe's finest city break destinations at your own pace
  • Add to any Classic river cruise departing between March and November, subject to availability

Why not add a guided city tour or food tasting experience to your City Stay. Browse and book experiences in advance via our partner site. View experiences

To check prices and availability or to book your City Stay, call us on: 01283 742 317

 

 

10 exciting cities & 12 hand-picked hotels for you to choose from

 

France

France is the world’s number one tourist destination for good reason. It’s the perfect mix of culture, beauty, and history, with no end of incredible attractions and destinations to explore. Everything you could expect is here, from stunning food and drink to scenery as diverse as vineyards and mountains, plus all the culture and local charm the country has to offer.

 

ParisEiffel tower, River Seine, Paris France

Experience the city of romance. Wonder through the Champs-Élysées, visit the renowned Sacre Sacré-Cœur Basilica or explore the Royal Palace on a guided tour... the choice is yours. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Paris starting from £390pp

View the Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise itinerary

LyonSaint Georges footbridge, Lyon, France

Take a leisurely stroll along the river banks at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône, or delve into one of the many superb speciality food shops and eateries in this legendary capital of cuisine. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Lyon starting from £305pp

View the Burgundy, River Rhône & Provence River Cruise itinerary

View the Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue River Cruise itinerary

MarseilleVallon des Auffes port in Marseille, France

Enjoy a walk through the enchanting Old Town, explore the city’s past at the History Museum or just watch the world go by at the Vieux Port, perhaps whilst sampling traditional bouillabaisse with a glass of local rosé. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Marseille starting from £515pp

View the Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence River Cruise itinerary

 

Germany

Germany is a vibrant and exciting mix of past and present, with beautiful cities and towns alongside stunning natural landscapes that fire the imagination. Fantasy castles rise above mysterious forests, medieval towns and elegant cities hug Europe’s mightiest rivers like the Danube and the Rhine, while everywhere you go you find unique and uplifting culture and welcoming people.

 

MunichThe Frauenkirche church in the Bavarian city of Munich

Experience museums, superb food markets & hearty cuisine at one of the many beer gardens. The Marienplatz lies at the heart of Munich and it is here that you can see the famous chiming Glockenspiel.   Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Munich starting from £660pp

View the Mediveal Germany River Cruise itinerary

FrankfurtFrankfurt Old Town, Germany

Discover quaint Römerberg square, at the heart of the Altstadt and visit the magnificent gothic cathedral. The art-filled Städel Museum is also just across the river and the main shopping area is also within easy reach of the hotel. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Frankfurt starting from £345pp

View the Mediveal Germany River Cruise itinerary

CologneCologne Cathedral with Hohenzollern Bridge at night, Germany

Linger in a cosy bar in the vibrant old town, admire the superb collection of modern art at the Museum Ludwig or maybe opt for spot of shopping in the Belgian quarter. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Cologne. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Cologne starting from £475pp

View the Amsterdam & Cologne River Cruise itinerary 

View the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland itinerary 

View the Rhine & Strasbourg River Cruise itinerary

View the Rhine & Moselle River Cruise itinerary

View the Heart of Europe River Cruise itinerary

 

Austria, & Switzerland

Often described as Europe’s cultural hub: Vienna is the capital of Austria which is home to many a musical masterpiece. Visit some of the city’s finest buildings, including the Vienna Opera house, the lavish Hofburg Palace, and grand St Stephen's Cathedral. 

Switzerland on the other hand is well-known for its produce, particularly cheese, chocolate and clocks, which are renowned across the world. It boasts spectacular natural scenery, especially the unspoiled countryside bliss of the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Alps.

 

Vienna - AustriaPeters Church on Petersplatz. Vienna, Austria. Evening view.

You’ll have seen many highlights of Vienna during your cruise at your own pace. Hire a bicycle, view the city from the iconic Wiener Riesenrad ferris wheel or relax amidst the elegant café culture, there’s an absolute wealth of things to do and see. Find out more

After 7 or 14 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Vienna starting from £535pp.

View the 7 night Blue Danube River Cruise itinerary

View the 14 night Budapest to the Black Sea River Cruise itinerary

View the 14 night Heart of Europe River Cruise itinerary

Basel - SwitzerlandEiffel tower, River Seine, Paris France

Basel is the cultural centre of Switzerland, and it is bursting with architectural gems. Explore the characterful old town, discover the magnificent gothic cathedral, or visit the Kunstmusem which is home to a superb collection of old masters. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Basel starting from £625pp

View the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland itinerary

 

Netherlands & Portugal

Famed for its food & football, Portugal is a country of great variety and beauty. The city of Porto brings together the old and new with stunning 15th to 18th Century architecture marrying contemporary art, food and culture.

The towns and villages of the Netherland's feature pretty canals and church spires. While in Amsterdam, take a bike ride along the Stadhouderskade, visit the Heineken Experience, or explore a gallery in the revitalised and trendy Eastern Docklands.

 

Amsterdam - NetherlandsChannel in Amsterdam Netherlands

Discover the interior of Anne Frank’s house, rummage through the Waterlooplein flea market, take a stroll in the picturesque Westerpark or just relax at an atmospheric café. Amsterdam is also the ideal walking city and it is always a pleasure to explore the characterful streets at your leisure. Find out more

After 4 or 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Amsterdam starting from £475pp

View the 4 night Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise itinerary

View the 7 night Amsterdam & Cologne River Cruise itinerary 

View the 7 night Bruges, Amsterdam & Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise itinerary

Porto - PortugalPorto, Portugal old town skyline from across the Douro River.

Porto is a coastal city famous for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. Why not explore São Francisco Church which is known for its lavish baroque interior or book a wine cellar and cheese tasting experience. Find out more

After 7 nights on board a 5 star ship, add an additional 3 night stay in a hand-picked hotel in Porto starting from £595pp

View the Douro, Porto & Salamance River Cruise itinerary

 

To check prices and availability or to book your City Stay, call us on: 01283 742 317

 

 

Explore even more with a Tour Extension

 

Extend your holiday and explore even further with our inspiring Tour Extension collection. Stay in a carefully chosen hotel and continue to enjoy hand-crafted daily tours accompanied by experienced Tour Managers. Choose between four exciting Tour Extensions in 2022 and 2023, available on select dates.

View all River Cruise Tour Extensions

Aerial view over Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Old Town and Prague Castle at sunset in Prague, Czech Republic
11 days starting from  £2,198pp 
Douro Valley, Portugal
11 days starting from  £2,118pp