Oceans take you to countries, river cruises take you through them. We'll lead you to the best luxury river cruise vacations on the best river cruise ships.
The best river cruises combine luxury and comfort with an unhurried pace of travel and authentic local experiences that provide memorable cultural discoveries and new destination insights. Luxury river cruising offers a very different experience from most ocean cruises, and are inclusive of guided excursions ashore, plus wine, beer and other beverages at lunch and/or dinner, and the ease and convenience of docking in the heart of cities and small towns.
We work closely with select river cruise companies that provide the comfort and quality experiences discerning travelers rely upon. With such diversity of choice, our river cruise experts assist you with selecting the right river cruise vacation, and make all the necessary arrangements -- on ANY river cruise line.
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Join Katrina Lenk, a “new kind of Broadway leading lady,” according to Backstage, in seeing the Great Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak as well as partaking on a Nile River cruise. Conclude the culturally-rich trip with a private concert by Al Nour Wal Amal, a well-known chamber orchestra of blind Egyptian women whose name means, “Light and hope.”
Wine & Culinary River Adventure
Pull out the corks for this river cruise that features Pacific Northwest wineries, chef demonstrations, and an onboard sommelier, plus, hand-crafted meals and pairings, exclusive brewery and winery tours, on-foot exploration, and a week of relaxation on the sweeping landscape of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. (7 nights from $4,195 per person, roundtrip from Portland, OR)
Nile River Cruises
A Nile River cruise is a wonderful and relaxing way to visit the ancient monuments, tombs and sites on an Egypt tour. With the heat of the day, you'll relish the breeze during your cruise, and the comforts onboard. It is important to book the right boat that offer good cuisine and quality guides. We can arrange your trip.
Ultimate France River Cruise
Combine three France river cruise itineraries, on three different ships, for a unique 22-day vacation on the Seine, Rhone, Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Journey from Paris to the Norman countryside, then to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux, followed by the gourmet capital of Lyon, and voyaging on the Rhone to Arles. (from $10,999, March thru October)
More About River Cruises
When is the best time to take a European river cruise?, which are the most popular itineraries? The season is nearly 10 months of the year, and a river cruise in Europe offers different experiences depending on when you visit. The holiday Christmas market cruises in fall are certainly popular, and while the weather in Europe is colder, the wintry chill, wine, glog and good cheer offers a festive time unlike any other season.
Weather also affects Europe's river cruises. There is flooding of the rivers to contend with at times, or low water levels that don't permit the river cruise boats to transit their entire itinerary. In that instance river cruise lines use motorcoaches to provide sightseeing to guests. The most popular time for Europe river cruises is considered to be May, September and October.
The River Cruise was awesome! I now want to river cruise around the world!! Thank you for your expertise! I have gotten very used to being treated as a princess on vacation and I have you to thank for that!!
Solana Beach, CA
Trip was fantastic. I feel Viking was over the top as to attention to detail. Felt pampered for the whole trip. Meals on board were fantastic and plentiful with great selection. Thanks for all your amazing help.