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European River Cruises

Welcome to river cruising taken to a whole new level. On our river-based adventures, you get the unpack-once ease of cruising on a luxury 5-star ship... plus an exclusive collection of daily handcrafted culture and walking activities beyond anything your fellow passengers could imagine. 

Embark on truly personalized experiences in every port.
An expert local Classic Journeys guide meets you as you board and is with you throughout your 8-day cruise. Your super-well-connected guide handles all the logistics to whisk your small group of no more than 18 guests away from the usual cruise-style excursions. Leaving the crowds behind, you walk in remote villages and on countryside trails. You meet the locals from olive oil makers to farmers to a Michelin-starred chef who invites you into his kitchen to cook at his side. Your cruise also includes onshore dining experiences at some of the region’s finest restaurants. 

If luxury floats your boat, you will be so happy!
Your 5-star ship is among the newest generation plying Europe’s rivers. In your luxury cabin, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the world as it glides by. Of course, you have unlimited access to all of the ship’s fine amenities – gourmet restaurants concierge service, fitness facility, and spa. There’s a panoramic lounge as well as an open-air Sun Deck where you can settle into a chaise to take in the sights.
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Douro: Porto to Salamanca

Glide upriver from coastal Porto to a scenic land of olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop villages all the way to Salamanca and the glorious Spanish countryside. 

Douro: Porto to Salamanca
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Danube: Cultures of Central Europe

It almost feels like time stands still as you explore the Austrian villages and vineyards, Vienna and Budapest, and perfectly preserved Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

Danube: Cultures of Central Europe
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Rhône: Burgundy & Provence

Discover the France of Cézanne and culinary thrills. From Lyon to Avignon, you’ll walk the legendary countryside, meet olive growers, and cook with a Michelin-starred chef.

Rhône: Burgundy & Provence

River Cruising in Europe