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Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of river cruises, where endless horizons and breathtaking landscapes await. Let the gentle current carry you on a journey of discovery, where every bend in the river reveals new wonders and unforgettable moments. Whether it’s the mighty Rhine, serene Mekong, or the majestic Nile, embark on a voyage of inspiration and let the beauty of the rivers ignite your wanderlust. Uncover the magic of river cruising and create memories that will last a lifetime.
On each of our river cruises, you can indulge in delicious gourmet cuisine prepared by our expert chefs. Enjoy freshly-cooked dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, served in the comfort of your cabin or on deck. With a variety of options available for special dietary needs and allergies, you can enjoy a delightful culinary experience every day.
From the stunning views of Europe’s majestic rivers to the peaceful waters of Asia and beyond, each of our river cruises promises an unforgettable experience. Get ready for exciting shore excursions, engaging onboard activities, and more! Whether it’s a romantic getaway or an adventure with family and friends, there’s something for everyone on a river cruise.
Choose from a variety of exciting itineraries in some of the most iconic destinations around the world. From Amsterdam to Southeast Asia, explore the rivers and cities like never before, all while enjoying luxurious onboard amenities and impeccable service. With so much to explore and discover, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable journey!
Set sail on a luxurious river cruise liner and explore destinations in unparalleled comfort. Enjoy world-class service, exceptional amenities, and impressive facilities as you embark on an unforgettable journey down the rivers of the world. With our selection of quality cruise ships and experienced staff, you can rest assured that your voyage will be nothing short of perfect!
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Join the cruise at Trier, a treasure chest of German history and once the regional capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Some spectacular remains exist, like the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral of Trier and the 20,000-seat Amphitheatre. Germany’s oldest city is also a University town and blends centuries of history in its pretty streets with a buzz and vibrancy that makes it popular amongst visitors of all ages.
One day in Trier is simply not enough, so we offer a guided tour on the morning of the second day with a lunchtime departure to Bernkastel. With a scenic location right on the riverside, dine on shore in Bernkastel’s pretty cobbled streets or the old town square, surrounded by historic architecture and half-timbered houses with some excellent cafes and restaurants offering the very best traditional German cuisine. Why not join a wine-tasting excursion? Well, it would be rude not to!
Cochem is a stunning medieval town surrounded by terraced slopes producing some of the finest Rieslings in the world, all overlooked by the ancient Reichsburg Castle. Explore the history of wine-making in this region with an ancient heritage dating back to Roman times.
Arrive in Koblenz after cruising through the world-famous Rhine Gorge with some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. Explore this historic and romantic town at the confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine, known as German Corner. Koblenz is an ancient and modern city with greenery and flower-filled parks, culture, history and attractions representing every century over the last millennium.
Mainz, in the heart of the Rhine wine region, has always been strategically significant, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. With a history dating back to Roman times, Mainz has plenty to offer culture vultures and lovers of architecture, particularly the dramatic cathedral with six towers reaching towards the heavens. Book lovers won’t want to miss the Gutenberg Museum, which is dedicated to the inventor of printing and movable type. Award-winning dining options will keep culinary enthusiasts happy.
A sleepy German town on the west bank of the Rhine, Speyer punches above its weight with an imperial Romanesque cathedral, a significant and pivotal building in the development of European architecture. An amazing eight Holy Roman Emperors are buried here. The main street in Speyer is charming and a great location to stroll or dine, with excellent views of the Old Town Gate and the impressive clock tower.
The centre of the French Alsace region and on the border with France and Germany, Strasbourg is famous for its cultural mix and different influences. The old town is quaint and well-preserved, with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses crisscrossed by picturesque canals. Sightsee and dine al fresco or join a wine-making excursion.
Disembark in Basel and spend time enjoying this cultural and vibrant Swiss city with an inviting blend of modern and traditional architecture, including Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles, alongside a thriving arts scene.
Join the ship at Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube’, and spend time taking in the atmosphere of this historical and cultural city. Located on both sides of the river Danube, stroll around atmospheric Buda with its medieval cobbled streets, Royal Palace, museums and galleries or cross the river to experience fashionable and bustling Pest with high-end retail in leafy boulevards and Magyar cuisine.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and a feast for culture vultures with art galleries, concerts and ballet. Architecturally fascinating, the diverse history and development of Bratislava are never better represented than in its famous town square, Hlavné Námestie, with the historic old town easily accessible on foot. Visit Bratislava Castle, towering over the Danube delta, a former frontier post of the Roman Empire, the 11th-century Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin and the town hall, which contains the oldest museum in the country.
Austria’s Baroque capital and the Hapsburg Empire’s former centre, Vienna, needs no introduction. Noted for its illustrious musical heritage, stroll around Vienna’s grand architecture, a blend of Italian romantic and imperial Germanic style. Enjoy gourmet cuisine and world-class coffee with easy access to the city centre, which offers an exciting cosmopolitan mix of style, culture and old-world grandeur.
Nestling on the banks of the Wachau valley of the Danube, Weissenkirchen is a refreshing contrast to the size and splendour of the city visits on this cruise. In the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen is a winemaking centre with vineyards dotted across the rolling green hills. Picturesque in the extreme, Weissenkirchen has a 14th-century Gothic church from which it takes its name, a museum with exhibitions and performances and a traditional Austrian wine tavern where you can sample some of the region’s finest vintages.
The third-largest city in Austria, Linz straddles the Danube and is famous for its vibrant and diverse cultural scene and is a former European Capital of Culture. Spend time in the Museum of Upper Austria and the Lentos Art Museum or check out the programme of festivals and events.
Located on the border between Austria and Germany, Passau is known as the Three Rivers City as it sits at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Crammed with ancient and interesting architecture, churches and museums, enjoy the beautiful riverfront promenades. Take a look at the Museum of Modern Art or the Glass Museum Passau for something a little different. A trip to Passau wouldn’t be complete without refreshments at a traditional Bavarian café with tasty local cuisine.
Check in at the port and settle into your comfortable accommodations on the cruise ship, where attentive staff will be ready to assist you throughout your voyage.
This cruise lingers in Amsterdam as there is so much to see and do. Your itinerary includes a glass-top canal boat tour through the city’s medieval centre past ancient Patrician houses steeped in centuries of history and culture. There is also a guided bike tour to Waterland past pretty villages, traditional windmills and tulip fields.
One of the oldest cities in Germany, Cologne is steeped in heritage and is known as the metropolis on the Rhine. Passengers can enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, where history sits cheek by jowl with art and culture and the pretty, quaint houses are interspersed with coffee houses and Cologne’s world-famous Bier Kellers bars serving the ultimate in delicious coffee, pastries and alcoholic beverages. Hit the significant landmarks like the Cathedral, Cologne Zoo or the internationally-renowned Chocolate Museum, one of Germany’s top ten attractions.
Koblenz has come to encapsulate the fairy tale dream of a classic Rhine destination. With a long history and a strategic position at the confluence of two rivers, known as ‘German Corner’, the Rhine and the Moselle produce a unique cultural fusion with pretty narrow streets and Stolzenfels Castle, an icon of Prussian art and culture. Koblenz is the gateway to the beautiful Rhine Gorge and Rhine Valley, where romantic castles tower over the water, surrounded by half-timbered medieval villages.
This inspiring and idyllic location is a UNESCO City of Literature, and a guided tour of the town will quickly explain why. Inspiring writers as diverse as Goethe and Mark Twain, there is a rich history to discover, including Germany’s oldest and most prestigious University. Heidelberg was spared allied bombing during the two world wars of the 20th century, so this romantic city has survived remarkably intact.
After docking at Kehl, a coach transfers passengers to the picturesque town of Strasbourg, with cobbled squares and timbered houses crammed together in the narrow medieval streets. The old town has UNESCO World Heritage-listed status, with the idyllic scenery around Petite France a must-see. A guided walking tour covers the main sights and lasts a couple of hours, with passengers free to explore the city for the rest of the day.
Freiburg is the Capital of the Black Forest and sits right at the foot of the Forest’s wooded slopes and vineyards. Visit the medieval Altstadt with gabled townhouses, cobblestone lanes and pretty plazas like something out of a storybook.
Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city and oldest University city, with a remarkable 40 museums, the highest number in the country. There is an inviting mix of modern architecture, a beautiful old town and your last chance to savour some fabulous views of the Rhine as you disembark for your flight home.
Begin your unforgettable Nile River cruise in Luxor, situated on the east bank of the majestic River Nile. Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once the capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom, boasts remarkable ruins that hold great historical and cultural significance. On the west bank, explore the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of esteemed Pharaohs await your discovery. On the east bank, marvel at the grandeur of Luxor and Karnak Temples, connected by the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes.
Qena, a city steeped in trade history, has attracted merchants and travellers from Persia and beyond for centuries. Delve into its rich Islamic and Sufi heritage and embark on a journey to the awe-inspiring ruins of Dendera Temple. Admire the well-preserved stone gate and massive columns showcasing some of Egypt’s finest ancient structures.
Esna, formerly known as Latopolis, derived its name from the largest species of perch found in the Nile waters. On this Nile cruise, you can immerse yourself in this ancient city’s colourful street market, offering textiles, brassware, and exquisite mother-of-pearl souvenirs. Discover the magnificent Temple of Khnum, featuring a remarkable 1st-century Roman Hypostyle Hall adorned with intricately designed floral capitals atop 24 columns.
Aswan, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, sits north of the renowned Aswan Dam. With its rich heritage and strategic location as a gateway to Africa, Aswan has been a significant trade route connecting northern and southern Egypt for centuries. Explore the vibrant Nubian villages and visit the remarkable Nubian Museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Crocodile and Elephantine Islands, teeming with life, archaeological sites and ancient ruins.
Experience something unique as you arrive in Kom Ombo, a small town nestled in the fertile agricultural regions of Egypt. Kom Ombo’s cultural landscape is enriched by the presence of the Nubian people, who were displaced during the Aswan Dam construction and Lake Nasser’s formation. Explore the extraordinary double temple dedicated to two gods, including the local crocodile deity, Sobek. Adjacent to the temple, discover the intriguing Crocodile Museum, showcasing ancient carvings and a captivating collection of mummified reptiles.
Journey to Edfu, situated on the west bank of the Nile, renowned for its magnificent and remarkably preserved temple. Built during the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC, this temple stands as a testament to Egyptian legend. Buried beneath sand and silt from the river after the Roman period, it was rediscovered in the 19th century. Admire the temple’s beauty and explore the famous Edfu texts, making it one of Egypt’s most splendid and well-preserved temples.
Arrive in Cairo, the vibrant heart of modern Egypt, where a fusion of Islamic, Western, and Christian cultures coexist against the backdrop of the iconic Great Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. These legendary sights have welcomed illustrious visitors throughout history, including Alexander the Great, Caesar, and Napoleon.
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and check in at the port. Settle into your comfortable accommodations on the cruise ship, where our attentive staff will be ready to assist you throughout your voyage.
Take advantage of an additional morning in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Marvel at the captivating blend of French colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, and bustling street food stalls. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture by visiting attractions such as the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, or explore the local districts away from the tourist hotspots.
Experience the idyllic charm of Cái Bè, a captivating slice of the Mekong Delta located just two hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. Witness life on the water as you navigate through the winding rivers and canals that form the region’s lifeline. Hop on a sampan to explore the mangrove forests and visit Tân Phong, a tropical islet in the Mekong River known for its delicious fruits. Embark on a leisurely bike ride along lush green lanes, offering scenic views of the water. Conclude your day by visiting the vibrant town of Cái Bè, featuring pagodas, Buddhist temples, and a classic Vietnamese riverside market.
Arrive in Tan Chau, a friendly town renowned for its silk industry. Discover the sights and sounds of the town by riding in a Xe Loi, a local taxi that takes you through its streets, past workshops, shops, and houses. Alternatively, embark on an exhilarating speedboat ride to Chau Doc, a major city in the Mekong Delta. Explore Tay An Temple at the foot of Sam Mountain, and enjoy a sampan ride to witness the vibrant riverfront life.
Reach the captivating capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. For those with a historical inclination, embark on a journey to the infamous Killing Fields and visit Tuol Sleng Prison, providing insights into the Khmer Rouge regime. Food enthusiasts can explore a local market with our onboard chefs, selecting ingredients for an authentic Cambodian cooking experience on the ship. Culture enthusiasts can take a remork, or a local tuk-tuk, to explore Phnom Penh’s French architecture and visit the Central Market for shopping.
Visit Oknha Tey, also known as Silk Island, where you can witness the art of silk weaving firsthand and even purchase exquisite fabrics and silk scarves. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Oknha Tey, adorned with lush gardens, stilt houses, and rustic paths that offer glimpses of Cambodia’s countryside. In the afternoon, arrive at Angkor Ban, a destination frozen in time, untouched by the ravages of the Khmer Rouge regime. Experience rural Cambodian life, which has remained virtually unchanged for a century.
Explore the ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery at Wat Hanchey, offering stunning panoramic views of the Mekong River. Arrive at Kampong Cham, a charming town that seamlessly blends French colonial and Cambodian architectural styles. Stroll through the town’s streets, visit the central market, and gain insights into the region’s rubber industry by touring a local plantation established during the French colonial era. Kampong Cham provides an opportunity to savour the authentic pace of life and immerse yourself in the true essence of Cambodia.
Conclude your remarkable cruise at Siem Reap, where you have the option to extend your stay and explore this captivating city for several days. Siem Reap, the second largest city in Cambodia, boasts a captivating blend of French colonial and Chinese-style architecture. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage by visiting museums, marvelling at the magnificent Angkor Wat temples, and indulging in the cosmopolitan culinary scene. For a truly unforgettable experience, enjoy a tethered hot air balloon ride, offering a bird’s-eye view of Siem Reap and creating lasting memories before you depart for home.
Arrive in Porto, Portugal, and check in at the port to begin your Douro River cruise. Settle into your comfortable accommodations onboard and meet the friendly staff who will be dedicated to ensuring your voyage is unforgettable.
Start your day with a guided tour of Porto, a city renowned for its historic charm and Port wine production. Explore the picturesque Ribeira district, admire the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, and visit the stunning Livraria Lello, a bookstore known for its beautiful architecture. Discover the rich history of Porto’s wine culture with a visit to a traditional Port wine cellar and indulge in tastings of this world-famous fortified wine.
Cruise to Regua, the gateway to the breathtaking Douro Valley. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes adorned with terraced vineyards. Visit a renowned winery and learn about the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the region. Sample a variety of exquisite Douro wines known for their unique flavours and character. Take in the panoramic views of the valley from the deck of your cruise ship as you navigate through the meandering Douro River.
Arrive in Pinhão, a charming town nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley. Embark on a scenic excursion to a traditional quinta, a local wine estate. Learn about the wine production process, from grape cultivation to ageing in oak barrels. Taste a selection of fine wines produced in this region and savour the complex flavours and aromas. Marvel at the intricate tile work at the Pinhão Railway Station, depicting scenes from the Douro Valley.
Reach Vega de Terrón, a tranquil village situated near the border between Portugal and Spain. From there, journey to the medieval town of Castelo Rodrigo, perched atop a hill and offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the well-preserved walls, narrow streets, and historic buildings that showcase the region’s rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly residents who call this enchanting town home.
Embark on an unforgettable excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage city in Spain. Admire the stunning architecture of the Plaza Mayor and visit the renowned Salamanca University, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this vibrant city as you stroll through its charming streets lined with cafes, boutiques, and historic landmarks. Experience the local cuisine and indulge in traditional Spanish tapas for lunch.
Cruise back to Peso da Régua, a picturesque town in the heart of the Douro Valley. Visit the beautiful Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, located on a hilltop overlooking the town of Lamego. Climb the ornate staircase adorned with tiles and baroque-style fountains to reach the sanctuary and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards. Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of the region as you explore Lamego’s historic center.
Conclude your Douro River cruise with disembarkation in Porto. Reflect on the incredible journey you’ve experienced, filled with captivating landscapes, cultural discoveries, and exquisite wines. Extend your stay in Porto to further explore the city’s hidden gems, indulge in local cuisine, or simply head on home and show the family your holiday snaps.
Day 1 is spent getting acquainted with Berlin from the comfort of your hotel. Join our Welcome Walk or explore by yourself.
One day in Berlin is just not enough. We offer guests a tour of all the key attractions, including the Reichstag with its spectacular glass dome and the historic Brandenburg Gate. See the old division between the east and west cities with the iconic Checkpoint Charlie whilst enjoying the Berliners’ warm hospitality and traditional German cuisine at a variety of restaurants and cafes throughout the capital city itself.
Travel from Berlin to Potsdam and marvel at the Sanssouci Palace, built by the Prussian King, Frederick the Great, and a shining example of German Rococo architecture. The name ‘Sanssouci’ means without a care, and the whole palace is a testament to this, a real Prussian Arcadia, with stylish displays of grandeur, elegant interiors and beautiful vineyard terraces. Guests then embark on the ship at Wittenberg.
Wittenberg is closely associated with Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant Reformation. Guests can tour his house and St. Marien’s Church, where he preached. The town is sleepy and charming, with a picturesque market square surrounded by streets of 16th-century houses, hardly synonymous with a revolution. The town church is a beautiful example of medieval architecture, and it’s worth visiting the home and art studio of Lucas Cranch, who documented much of the Reformation with portraits and woodcuts.
A coach takes guests to Meissen, renowned for its fine porcelain-making history since the early 1700s. There is a museum, a chance to tour the Meissenware factory to see how it is made, and a tour of the Old Town.
Dresden is known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe’ and is a truly historic and beautiful location with a castle complex that houses what many believe to be the world’s most extensive collection of priceless jewels and treasures. The Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace are not to be missed. This Elbe cruise offers a full-day excursion of Dresden’s castle and baroque houses, or guests can visit the state-of-the-art Volkswagen manufacturing site. The cruiser remains overnight in Dresden, a chance to enjoy the city at night and experience some of that famous German hospitality.
Guests can enjoy another morning in Dresden, and in the afternoon, the cruiser sails to Saxon Switzerland, a stunning national park and hidden gem with fantastic views of the river Elbe and an outdoor lover’s paradise. There are steep cliffs and a wide choice of hiking trails for the sedate right through to the adventurous.
Prague, known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, offers history and culture on every street corner. Described by many as the ultimate 3D architectural textbook, guests can enjoy a stroll through the Old Town and visit Romanesque chapels, Baroque palaces and gardens, Art Nouveau buildings, and even Cubist buildings. With the backdrop of the picturesque river, the Vltava, spanned by bridges and footbridges, there are ten islands to explore, plus Prague Castle. Visitors can enjoy the café culture, a great way to relax and a celebrated feature of this iconic city. Why not extend your stay for a further two nights to explore this celebrated location?
This tour starts on the Rhine and then heads off onto the Main, the Rhine’s largest and most significant tributary. Enjoy a day in Cologne, the largest city on the famous Rhine River and the fourth largest in Germany. Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unmissable landmark and offers bird’s eye views of the city and the river. Embark your luxury cruiser in the evening.
Set sail from Cologne along the Rhine to the charming city of Koblenz with its Roman origins and the significant Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress still standing with spectacular views over the river. The cruise continues through one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and past the Lorelei Rock, located at the river’s narrowest point and named after the legendary and mythical Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their death.
Enjoy stunning river views as you cruise through the Spessart region, home of Snow White and an area noted for its glassblowing traditions, with a live demonstration of this ancient art on board for guests to enjoy. In the afternoon, we dock at Miltenberg, a pretty town crammed with half-timbered houses and home to Germany’s oldest inn. A walking tour makes the most of this charming riverside location with plenty of free time to explore.
Würzburg is a city famed for its lavish baroque and rococo architecture. It has a wonderful 18th-century Bishop’s Residenz, a vast and ornate palace complete with a renowned fresco by Venetian artist, Teipolo. Würzburg is also the centre of the Franconian wine country, a hallmark of which is the distinctive ‘bocksbeutel’ or flattened glass bottles, the perfect opportunity to sample some iconic vintages. Guests can also enjoy an optional full-day excursion to Rothenburg, another feast for lovers of Gothic and baroque architecture, where half-timbered houses line the cobblestone lanes of the old town.
Sail the Main in the morning and then arrive at Bamberg in the afternoon, which sits at the confluence of the Regnitz and Main rivers. Reputedly one of Germany’s most beautiful towns, Bamberg has a stunning medieval city centre and Europe’s largest intact original city wall. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A guided walking tour includes the 11th-century cathedral reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century and the picturesque city and town hall, which sits on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Famous for its smoke-flavoured beer, Bamberg is a mecca for beer lovers, so allow yourself enough time for a tipple.
Nuremberg offers a fascinating insight into the demise of the Third Reich with the opportunity to visit the Palace of Justice, the location of the famous Nuremberg Trials and the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s. There’s also a chance to view the famous underground chambers where priceless art was hidden during the Second World War. For those who like their history a bit older, Nuremberg was an important commercial hub from the Middle Ages onwards, as well as the toy-making centre of Europe. There are well-preserved historical landmarks like the Imperial Palace and the walled Old Town. Nuremberg is famous for its gingerbread, so don’t forget to try some!
Cruising from the Main onto the Danube, arrive in Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city untouched by the bombs of World War II, with Roman origins and plenty of 13th and 14th-century architecture. Dine at the famous Alte Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. Guests also have the option to travel to Munich for a full-day tour of this historic city.
Passau sits at the confluence of the Ilz, Inn, and Danube Rivers, your last port of call on this eight-day voyage. A historic town, Passau is known as the ‘Three Rivers City’ and lies on the Austrian border so guests can opt for a full-day tour of picturesque Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting of the iconic film, The Sound of Music. Passau marks the end of your river journey, but it is the perfect location to continue your travels or stay a while longer.
Spend a day in Paris and then embark on your luxury cruiser as the sun sets, ready to depart on the Seine the following day. Don’t worry; this cruise returns to Paris, so there’s plenty of time to take in the sights and landmarks of the French capital.
Enjoy a guided excursion to Giverny, where guests can view Claude Monet’s Garden, the inspiration for some of his paintings, including a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese-inspired water garden. The other option is a visit to Chateau de Bizy, built in 1675 and surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds. There’s also a guided hike for guests who want to explore Vernon with its pretty half-timbered houses. Enjoy the onboard pasty demonstration with crêpe tasting for those who wish to luxuriate on deck.
Discover some of Normandy’s most stunningly beautiful Benedictine Abbeys, like St Wandrille, Jumiege and Boscherville. Hugging the Seine, the cruise passes through typical riverside towns with fabulous views. There is also a Cider route which allows guests to visit apple orchards and see how Normandy’s famous tipple is produced, complete with some tastings, of course!
Staying in Caudebec, take a full-day excursion to the famous Normandy beachheads, the location of the Allied invasion that brought World War II to a close. Visit the actual beaches and see the cemeteries, memorials and museums. Visitors who want to stay closer to home can take this opportunity to explore the pretty riverside town of Caudebec-en-Caux with its beautiful 15th-century church and attractive architecture.
Dating from the Roman era, Rouen is a significant port on the River Seine and is Normandy’s cultural and historic capital. Rouen Cathedral is a favourite visitor attraction in the city, painted numerous times by Claude Monet. There are also several fine museums, the Gros Horloge clock tower, and France’s oldest inn, La Couronne. Take a guided tour or explore on your own.
Situated at the confluence of the Seine and Oise rivers, Conflans was a place of pilgrimage in medieval times for more than seven centuries. Explore the town or choose excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Chateau de Malmaison.
The French capital needs no introduction. Choose from a selection of guided sightseeing tours that visit historic Paris and all the main attractions, or follow your own trail and explore yourself.
On the last day of your voyage, passengers disembark in the French capital. Extend your time in Paris for a longer holiday, or use this as a gateway to explore other areas of France.
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The ‘Magna’, Ama’s most popular ship, will transport you down the Danube in style. Get ready for a mix of active adventures like bike tours and hill-walking, plus some quality time for drinking and eating. It’s a cruise that’s as epic as it is appetizing!
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The Enchanting Rhine River cruise is like a treasure trove of endless delights! From start to finish, we’ve packed it with over 20 exciting excursions. Take your pick from enchanting wine bike tours, charming gondola rides, and majestic castle visits. We guarantee there’s something for everyone to make your journey truly magical.
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“I joined a river cruise on the Rhine in the spring of 2023. I knew it would be an unforgettable experience from the moment I stepped on board! The scenery was breathtaking, with lush valleys and rolling hills giving way to medieval towns and majestic castles. We also stopped at various ports along the way, where we could explore unique local cultures and sample delicious local cuisine. I have never felt so relaxed and refreshed as when I was on this cruise, taking in the sights and sounds of nature from the deck with a glass of fine wine in my hand.”