The World’s Best River Cruising Destinations

River cruising has become the perfect way to see the world and explore new countries intimately. All this from within the comfort of a luxurious floating hotel room. Imagine discovering medieval towns and picturesque landscapes. Then get lost in the bright lights of bustling and romantic cities as you cruise through the heart of Europe.

Unpack only once, and then relax in luxury as the best the world has to offer is brought right to you.

With so many incredible destinations it can be hard to decide where to go for your next river cruise. So, here are (in our opinion) the world’s best rivers, made for a memorable journey:

The Rhine

The romantic Rhine has a charming landscape which is deeply influenced by history and provides a snapshot in time. Catch a glimpse of the breathtaking medieval churches. Visit castles which once were impregnable fortresses. Take in the tranquil terraced hillsides. Sample the amazing white wines of the region. Explore the streets of historic cities and charming villages which transport you into a fairytale.

The Rhine is one of the most majestic rivers in Europe. It flows 1,233 km through the Swiss Alps passing through France, Germany, and The Netherlands.

The Danube

The enchanting Danube is known as the “Queen” of Europe’s rivers. It inspired many of the world’s greatest poets, artists, and musicians – now it’s time for the Danube to cast its spell on you. Lined with fortresses and castles, it features magical cities. Enjoy Viennese palaces, spectacular art collections, enthralling scenery, and medieval abbeys. The Danube is perfect for anyone who has a deep love of art, history, music, and architecture.

The Danube River flows for 2,860 km. It rises in Western Germany in the Black Forest mountain and flows through 10 countries to the Black Sea.

The Rhône

Cruising the Rhône allows you to enjoy the astounding riches the region has to offer. Divulge in outstanding Burgundy wines. Admire the medieval wonders of the UNESCO-listed Avignon. Ravish your taste buds in Lyon’s scintillating food markets. The Rhône lets you explore the places that inspired Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. This cruise is perfect for art lovers, history aficionados, wine connoisseurs, and gastronomes.

The Rhône flows southward through France towards the Mediterranean Sea. It passes through the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy and the sublime hillsides of Provence.

But maybe you are looking for something closer to home but also off the beaten track? Well, Asia also makes a fantastic cruise destination.

The Yangtze

Cruise through 5,000 years of rich and unforgettable Chinese history and culture. Go on a journey from Beijing to Shanghai, through the beauty of the Three Gorges.

The Mekong

The Mekong takes you through the thriving Vietnam and tranquil Cambodia. Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and the out of this world jungle temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.


We have brought together our favourite river cruising packages for you but there are many options to choose from, give us a call and we’ll help find the perfect river cruise.

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