River Cruises Tours & Trips 2020

591 trips to River Cruises tours from 167 tour companies. 520 reviews. 4.5/5 avg rating.

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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The Beautiful Blue Danube

6 days
$ 376 / day
$ 2,254
From : $ 2,772
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the major capital cities along the Danube
  • Bask in the idyllic landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Imperial Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace
    • Budapest, 2000 years of history
Visits:
Budapest, Bratislava, Passau, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany
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The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy

6 days
$ 444 / day
$ 2,661
From : $ 3,273
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise on board a paddle steamer
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE the Loire from above(1)
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley: guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
    • Wine-tasting in the cellars of the Brissac castle(3)
    • Secret courtyards and covered passageways in Nantes
    • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, embodiment of French pride
    • The wine route of the Muscadet through the vineyards of the Nantes region
Visits:
France
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Halong Bay Junk Cruise

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2 days
$ 143 / day
$ 345
From : $ 385
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Experience the natural wonder of thousands of limestone karsts that rise from the bay on a cruise through this World Heritage site
  • Sail back in time with an overnight stay on a traditional-style wooden boat, and awake to the unique misty morning sights of this strange paradise of green waters and rocky islands
  • Feast on a sumptuous meal as the boat anchors in the heart of the bay, then take to the deck to see the stars and moon illuminate the water and peaks
  • Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most iconic sights, and this must-see must be seen on a classic junk cruise
Visits:
Hanoi, Vietnam
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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley ( ...

8 days
$ 266 / day
$ 2,131
From : $ 2,621
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intoxicating getaway between vineyards and the river
  • Heritage, flavors, dances and traditional songs
  • Fado, flamenco, and traditional evenings on board
Visits:
Porto, Portugal, Spain
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From Venice to Mantua

7 days
$ 430 / day
$ 3,010
From : $ 3,702
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique itinerary
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice on day 7 free of charge
  • Hiking Highlights
  • The islands of Torcello and Lazzaretto Nuovo
  • From the Euganean Hills to the village of Arqua Petrarca
  • Valle delle Cartiere and Lake Garda
  • Lessinia Regional Nature Park, a high-altitude trek
  • All excursions included for non-hikers:
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Padua, the home of Saint Anthony
    • Verona, the City of Love
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s birthplace
    • Tour of the Fratelli Spigaroli with a tasting of Culatello ham and Parmesan cheese
Visits:
Italy
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Cruise on the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay ( ...

7 days
$ 533 / day
$ 3,731
From : $ 4,589
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Paris, a new and original visit of the capital city
    • Meaux, with its historic and gastronomic heritage
    • Château Thierry and falcony show(1)
    • Reims
    • Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne
Visits:
Paris, France
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Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, ...

7 days
$ 671 / day
$ 4,698
From : $ 5,779
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stroll through history, authentic and well-preserved sites, and traditional regions during this exceptional cruise
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Nevers, famous pilgrimage site with an exceptional history
    • The Fontmorigny Abbey
    • Apremont-sur-Allier, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France
    • Rustic authenticity in a farm
    • La Tour du Pouilly-Fumé, a sensory travel in the middle of the vineyards
  • Tastings: The famous Crottin de Chavignol cheese and the Nevers nougatine
Visits:
France
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Cruise through the Canary Island Archipelago, ete ...

8 days
$ 498 / day
$ 3,982
From : $ 4,898
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE CANARY ISLANDS: A BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    • Black sand beaches; lush forests; steep cliffs; dark, ragged crags; waves of dunes; charming, colonial towns; and bustling cities: The Canaries are a study in contrasts.
  • VISIT THE HEART OF SIX ISLANDS
    • Three national parks: Teide, Garajonay, and Timanfaya
    • Tours of Gran Canaria, La Gomera, and Fuerteventura
  • A DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE
    • Local wine and cheese tastings
Visits:
Porto, Portugal
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Christmas markets in Alsace

4 days
$ 157 / day
$ 628
From : $ 772
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the enchantment of Christmas Markets in Alsace
  • Strasbourg and its illuminations
  • The Wine Route and its typical villages
  • The special atmosphere of Colmar
Visits:
Strasbourg, France
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The Rhine and Moselle Rivers

5 days
$ 316 / day
$ 1,582
From : $ 1,946
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Authentic villages : Cochem, Rüdesheim, Boppard and Koblenz
    • Alken and Thurant Castle
  • Experience the magic of two rivers with a cruise amon steep cliffs, vineyards and romantic castle
Visits:
Strasbourg, Boppard, France, Germany
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Rhineland and Dutch Christmas

5 days
$ 335 / day
$ 1,676
From : $ 2,061
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Celebrate Christmas during an unforgettable cruise full of joyful, enchanting surprises.

  • The romantic Rhine valley and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei
  • Discover the Christmas market in Strasbourg
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany
    • Volendam and Zaanse Schans
    • Amsterdam, the "Venice of the North”
  • Midnight Mass in Cologne(1-2)
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)
Visits:
Strasbourg, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Netherlands
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Porto and the Douro Valley

6 days
$ 301 / day
$ 1,803
From : $ 2,218
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruising in the spectacular Douro Valley
  • Traditional folk evening on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED to some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities:
    • Porto, the pearl of Portugal
    • The Douro Museum and the Quinta do tedo
    • Guimarães and its medieval center
Visits:
Porto, Portugal
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The tip of Provence to Lyon on the Rhône and Sa ...

7 days
$ 360 / day
$ 2,523
From : $ 3,103
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS 

An exceptional cruise from the mouth of the Rhône to the Saône River

EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:

  • Discovery in the wild Camargue
  • Arles
  • The hanging houses in the Vercors Massif
  • Lyon and its strategic street doorways
  • The Beaujolais vineyards
  • Mâcon and its historic downtown
Visits:
Avignon, Lyon, Arles, France
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Oenological cruise: Discover the fabulous world o ...

7 days
$ 370 / day
$ 2,587
From : $ 3,182
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unforgettable moments :
    • Taste some of the best wines at local vineyards : Côtes de Provence, Côtes du Rhône, Tain l’Hermitage, and Beaujolais
  • Conference and tastings*
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Following the footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles
    • Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse
Visits:
Avignon, Lyon, Arles, France
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Mardi Gras in Andalusia: Great Food and Carnival ...

6 days
$ 234 / day
$ 1,401
From : $ 1,723
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

THE MUSTS:

  • Seville, the capital of Andalusia
  • Visit a typical Andalusian hacienda in Isla Minima
  • Wine tasting and tapas in a bodega
Visits:
Spain
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520 River Cruises Tour Reviews - Summary 87% Recommend

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Toller hilfsbereiter Service

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter Service.

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Operator Le boat

Große Auswahl an Bootstypen

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Große Auswahl an Bootstypen, gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis

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Operator Le boat

NZ'ers explore French Canals

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Excited about our barge trip booked for Sept 2022;
Very professional and helpfull company.

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Operator Le boat

sehr freundliches Personal

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

sehr freundliches , kompetentes und hilfreiches Personal

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Operator Le boat

L'accueil à la base été excellente.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

L'accueil à la base été excellente.
Le personnel et le bateau étaient au top Merci

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Operator Le boat

The boat is in good condition and the…

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The boat is in good condition and the staff is attentive and friendly.

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