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Europe Rivers

River cruises are offered on a variety of waterways in Europe, and each one hold its own special allure. You'll travel on small, well-appointed riverboats that dock in the center of town, close to the main sights.

Danube River cruises take passengers to intriguing Old World cities like Vienna and Budapest, and through the pretty Wachau Valley. On a Rhine River cruise, you can visit the famed Gothic cathedral of Cologne, the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse in Rudesheim, and the art museums of Basel.

Cruises of the Elbe River travel through Germany and the Czech Republic on a route lined by ancient fortifications and medieval villages. The Mosel River, called the Moselle in France, showcases the German region best known for its Riesling wines.

Learn about Cossack and Tatar history on Dnieper River cruises in Ukraine, and get a firsthand view of fascinating Russia on a Volga River itinerary, where you'll spend time in Moscow and St. Petersburg, among other destinations.

In France, Saone River cruises offer opportunities to sample the wine and cuisine of Burgundy, while Rhone sailings wind through Provencal towns and landscapes. Seine River cruises follow a route between Paris and the coast of Normandy, stopping at Rouen, home to a magnificent cathedral, and D-Day landing sites at Omaha Beach.

Douro River itineraries in Portugal lead to charming villages, deep gorges and the lush vineyards that produce the country's famous port wine. And in Italy, you might enjoy a gondola ride through Venice's picturesque canals before cruising the Po River to Bologna, northern Italy's culinary capital.

Our European river cruises provide a relaxing, easy way to explore the continent's grand cities and beautiful scenery. You'll unpack only once and settle in for a leisurely sailing. They are easy to budget, because one price paid up front includes your cabin, onboard meals and guided sightseeing at each stop.

Limited-Time Offers on Europe River Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save an additional $250 per couple off this cruise. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to 30% off 2021 river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to $6,000 per couple off cruise and rail itineraries . Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on 2021 Europe river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly from $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple on 2021 river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to 15% on vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive onboard credit of up to 400 euros and a free drinks package . Expires May 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save an additional $400 per couple off 2021 sailings. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Companion saves 45% off select river cruises. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $399 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly for free from select gateways on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $299 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off 2022 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save 15% off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2022 vacations . Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $899 to 1,099 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Oberammergau cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $300 per couple onboard credit on select cruises. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple off select Europe cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • U: Save 30% off 2021 river cruises. Expires May 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 5% off 2023 cruises when you book a balcony or suite. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $299 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Europe cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a FREE exclusive shore excursion and a private cocktail party on select cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $520 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Past guests of Uniworld, Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight, Luxury Gold, African Travel, Brendan and Contiki save an additional $100 to $600 per person off trips. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Past passengers receive special savings on select cruises. Choose from one of the following offers: free economy air, 2-for-1 business air, savings of $2,000 per couple or reduced single supplements of 10% . Click here.
  • Riviera: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on all sailings. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Single travelers receive $1,000 per person off the single supplement of select river cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Special savings on family cruises! Travelers ages four to 17 save 25% off the cruise price of select family sailings when accompanied by an adult. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive $100 to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for $295 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple on select 2022 Europe River cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple off select 2022 Europe cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly from $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple 2021 Europe river cruises Click here.
  • U: Save 10% off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Emerald: Save up to 30% off yacht cruises. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly from $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Receive a free onboard credit of up to 300 euros on river cruises in select cabin categories . Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Active and retired U.S. military personnel receive an additional $100 per person (up to $200 per stateroom) off any sailing. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
  • Emerald: Past guests who refer a new traveler to Emerald Waterways earn a $100 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Emerald: Travel with Emerald Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Emerald. Click here.
  • Scenic: Refer a new traveler to Scenic and earn a $200 to $300 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 to $150 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.