River Cruises 2021/2022
River cruising is a truly relaxing way to travel - sit back and enjoy breath-taking landscapes from a different perspective. Journey through beautiful rivers and waterways in Europe such as Italy, France and Portugal where you’ll call in at a host of fabulous towns and cities. Below is a selection of the wonderful river cruises we have available.
The Danube is the number one river on Titan travellers’ cruise wishlists.
It seems you can't wait to discover the treasures lining its banks. Book a Danube cruise and you could soon be listening to a classical concert in a Viennese palace or taking a tour of Budapest’s Gothic Parliament Building. You could be sipping wine from a Wachau Valley vineyard or indulging in a slice of chocolatey Austrian sachertorte. And you could be stepping into age-old churches, baroque cathedrals and hushed monasteries.
This year, our exclusive Danube cruises will be aboard MS Bellejour. She’s a great choice for making the most of those river views, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant and extra-large porthole windows (or French balconies) in cabins.
Each cruise offers fantastic value for money – you’ll enjoy VIP door-to-door transfers in the UK, free-flowing wine and beer at lunch and dinner, and delicious onboard cuisine inspired by the regions you’ll be cruising through.
European river cruises from just £1,299 per person.
Tour medieval towns and hilltop castles along the Rhine, explore the grand capital cities lining the Danube, or sip a glass or two of rich port while gliding past Douro Valley vineyards. Scroll down to take a look at our latest offers (or browse our cruise collection online to see voyages along the Seine, Volga, Nile and more).
Each one offers fantastic value for money, with our VIP door-to-door travel service, all meals on board and a selection of shore excursions included in the price.
This selection of river cruises introduces you to a relaxed and convenient way to explore Europe. Enjoy ever-changing landscapes en route to a host of different destinations aboard your elegant ship, and unpack only once! Take trip to some of Venice’s hidden gems, experience a lively flamenco show in Andalucía, and visit Medoc, renowned for its fine red wines.
Treat yourself to a last-minute cruise on the Rhine, Danube or Dutch Waterway
Whether you’re travelling with a partner, family, friends or solo, there’s plenty to tempt you. Why not take a look and see if anything catches your eye?
*Beer and soft drinks are available if you prefer.
Vienna. Bratislava. Budapest. The stops on this enchanting Danube river cruise read like a list of Hollywood stars. And on this trip, they are the stars. The majesty of the Danube lies within the great cities and huddled historic towns on its shoreline.
8 days from £1,749 per person
Treasures of the Rhine
Wind through three European countries via one of the continent’s most impressive waterways. Excursions take you from majestic natural landscapes to soaring man-made edifices.
8 days • MS Serenade 1
Palaces, vineyards, churches and castles – there’s plenty to see as we sail from beautiful Budapest to Vienna, Melk, Linz and more.
8 days from £1,649pp
Glide along the Rhine and uncover the quaint towns and historic cities that decorate its shoreline. You’ll potter along the cobbled alleys and beautiful lakeside scenery in little Speyer, Rüdesheim and Breisach, passing through the magnificent Lorelei Passage along the way.
Spend an enchanting week of scenic cruising on the Danube, from one spectacular historical city to another. Hear stories along the cobbled lanes, whilst exploring grand Budapest, opulent Vienna, striking Melk Abbey and beautiful Linz. Then head to the Tyrol mountains and Innsbruck - in the heart of the Alps - for a perfect two-night conclusion.
10 days from £1,999 per person
For all river cruises we offer a selection of drinks packages available to purchase and the price is £69pp for this cruise. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu.
If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example wine list please see our information regarding life on board.
The drinks package must be added to your booking for all passengers in a cabin prior to departure and you can do this by calling the reservations team.
Take a new adventure with our All-Inclusive River Cruises! Cruising through continental Europe and with air-conditioned, en-suite cabins and a full range of excursions included and starting from just £869pp, you'll find an amazing deal here for your next getaway.
A world of river cruises to explore.
As well as voyages on our exclusively chartered vessels, it’s worth remembering (should you fancy something a little bit different) that we offer a great choice of sailings on ships and rivers all around the world.
If it’s absolute luxury you’re after then look no further than Spirit of Chartwell on Portugal’s Douro, or the worldwide offerings of Uniworld, including Venice, the Mekong and the waterways of France's Bordeaux region.
Talking of France, the sailings with our friends at CroisiEurope should be the go-to itineraries for any Francophiles. On board their small ‘barges’ you’ll enjoy delicious food and drink while exploring rivers and regions barely touched by tourists. A real insight into regional France.
Elsewhere, you can sail the Mississippi on an iconic paddlewheel riverboat, glide down the lifeblood of the Pharoahs with Presidential Nile Cruises, or discover the majesty of China’s grand Yangtze.
River cruises from £799pp
Cruise the Rhine, Danube and Dutch Waterways in 2020 aboard MS Bellejour & MS Serenade 1
It’s not long until our river cruise ships cast off for their first sailings of 2019, but we’re already looking ahead to 2020. We’ve just released next year’s itineraries – and there are some great ones to choose from. All the usual Titan touches are included: VIP transfers from home, knowledgeable tour managers and cruise directors, onboard entertainment, and free-flowing wine and beer with lunch and dinner.
And the best part? They’re at their lowest prices, so by getting yours in the diary now, you’re guaranteed the best price on your chosen cruise. If we drop the price at any time before you sail, you’ll be refunded the difference in cash automatically – that’s a promise.
Discover the Heart of France
Discover medieval treasures in riverside towns and stroll through sleepy streets of quiet villages on this cruise into France’s rural heartland
7 days from £2,099pp
On board MS Deborah
Imperial Treasures of Russia
Cruise along Europe’s longest river, the Volga, linking Russia’s two greatest cities. Explore Red Square, the Kremlin and the Hermitage Museum.
13 days from £3,599pp
On board MS Volga Dream
Cairo, Alexandria and a Nile Cruise
Enjoy an unforgettable tour and cruise of Egypt including the sights of Cairo, Giza, Luxor and Aswan.
12 days from £1,679pp
On board Presidential Nile Cruises
Images of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Dive into Indochina with this 3-week tour, which includes cruises in Halong Bay, Hoi An, the Mekong Delta and Luang Prabang.
22 days from £3,449pp
Daytime cruises on traditional boats
Treasures of China
See the Great Wall and the palaces of the Forbidden City, the army of Terracotta Warriors at Xi’an, and the dramatic mountain scenery of the Yangtze Gorges.
14 days from £2,599pp
Tour and 3-night cruise on board MV Century Diamond
Journey on the Mighty Mississippi
Explore Nashville before sailing from Memphis to New Orleans through the laid-back world of Mark Twain's riverside America. This IS iconic river cruising!
16 days from £4,399pp
Tour and cruise on board American Queen
A Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro
Feel like royalty as you sail along Portugal's beautiful Douro Valley aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, the ship that carried Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee.
10 days from £2,699pp
On board Spirit of Chartwell
Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy
Combine headline sights with hidden treasures on this journey through northern Italy. Discover Milan, Verona and Venice, as well as some of Italy's lesser known treasures.
10 days from £2,449pp
On board River Countess
Enchanting Towns on the Rhine
Pastel-painted villages, crooked medieval towns and pretty riverside scenery await on this voyage from Cologne to Basel.
MS Serenade 1
8 days from £1,299pp
No single supplement
Scenic Sights of the Beautiful Moselle
Enjoy wine tastings, walking tours and more on this meander along the Moselle. It’s a no-fly cruise – you’ll travel to the ship by coach.
MS Serenade 1
8 days from £1,199pp
No single supplement
Voyage to the Danube Delta
Cruise to the dramatic Iron Gates gorge and wildlife-rich Danube Delta, and enjoy a two-night hotel stay in historic Bucharest.
13 days from £2,299pp
MS Serenade 1
Since casting off for the year’s first itinerary (a 5-night Dutch Waterways cruise), she’s sailed the scenic waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube, taking more than 3,000 travellers to storybook towns and grand cathedral cities.
She hosted two 40th anniversary voyages, and we had such great feedback from these that we decided to add two more to our 2019 programme (‘Dutch Waterways and Tulips’ and ‘Dutch Tulips and Windmills’). In fact, feedback overall has been hugely positive and encouraging, and we hope to see that continue next year.
In August, we welcomed MS Bellejour to the Titan family . She’ll be exclusively chartered by us for the whole 2019 season, giving you even more choice when it comes to Titan river cruises. MS Bellejour will mostly sail the Danube (with a special classical music voyage in October), while MS Serenade 1 will focus mainly on the Rhine (with a one-off art history-themed sailing celebrating J. M. W. Turner's fascination with the Middle Rhine).
A few of our favourite voyages
This springtime cruise includes Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans windmill village and a tour and canal cruise in Amsterdam.
6 days from £1,149 per person
Enjoy a talk on tulips from our guest speaker, plus explore historic cities like Enkhuizen, Rotterdam and the Dutch capital.
8 days from £999 per person
Glide along the Rhine and Danube, passing through Lorelei Passage and the Wachau Valley, and exploring historic towns and cities.
16 days from £2,699pp
As we sail from Budapest to Vienna, you can tread the cobbled streets of Linz and admire the Wachau Valley’s vineyards.
14 days from £1,399pp
This cruise takes you to medieval cities and ends with stays in Montreux and Chur - travelling between the two by Glacier Express.
14 days from £2,699pp
As we sail from Cologne, Gerald Deslandes shows us the landscapes captured by Turner as he journeyed along the Rhine 200 years ago.
8 days from £1,399pp
River cruising is a fantastic way to see the world. But with so many options, where do you begin?
In Europe, the two biggest names are the Rhine and Danube (both of which you can sail on our exclusive Titan voyages). Expect castles, cathedrals and storybook-style medieval towns aplenty. The Dutch Waterways are ideal for springtime voyages, while the Douro is spot-on for wine lovers (and those who fancy travelling on the same ship as the Queen). For added luxury, take a look at Uniworld, Scenic or A-ROSA; for a boutique feel, look to Croisi-Europe’s French barge voyages.
Further afield, you could sail along the Nile, stopping off at ancient tombs and temples; cruise down the Mississippi on a classic paddle-wheel steamboat; or glide along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River on a beautiful teak ship.
If you’re looking to get away this year, we’ve got some great last-minute availability on 2019 cruises (see below for a selection of our favourites). If you want to get next year’s trip in the diary, our 2020 dates have just launched, with prices starting from just £799 per person.
When you’re on board a Riviera Travel river cruise ship, you’re staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel. Our fine fleet of five-star and four-star superior vessels are hallmarks of distinction and truly world-class. Primarily Swiss-built and operated, they are rated by the Berlitz Guide to River Cruising as some of the finest river cruise ships to grace Europe’s waterways.
Our suites and cabins are among the largest on any river cruise vessel – 83% of our cabins feature a French or full balcony. They are well-appointed with all the facilities you’d expect from a luxury boutique hotel.
Choose from a range of standard or superior suites and cabins. For the ultimate in luxury, treat yourself to a stay in a deluxe suite with floor-to-ceiling doors that open up to a French balcony or lead to a private balcony.
Fine Culinary Experiences
A river cruise is a wondrous journey of discovery. With Riviera Travel, we offer a wide variety of fine dining experiences waiting to be savoured. From sumptuous breakfasts with over 60 options to superb buffet lunches and fine four-course dinners, our menus feature international classics and regional specialities.
So much is included in the price
- Return flights from a choice of regional airports or travel by Eurostar, plus transfers
- Spacious cabins and suites with beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms and river views
- Exceptional dining from early risers’ breakfast to midnight snacks
- Fascinating tours and excursions with expert guides and tour managers
- Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi on board
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