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An aerial view of Budapest, with the Hungarian Parliament Building sitting on the banks of the Danube River
2 July, 20203 minute read

Discover the best worldwide river cruises

Have you ever considered exploring some of the world’s most stunning waterways on a luxury river cruise? Only unpack the once, and wake up in a new destination every day. And because river cruise ships are so much smaller, you can get right to the heart of the action, explore more hidden gems and watch life unfold along the riverbanks.

Coupled with spacious suites and gourmet food served every day onboard, a river cruise is a really relaxing way to travel through beautiful landscapes, and past iconic cities and landmarks. Here are some of the best worldwide river cruises that we think are truly inspiring.


One of Europe’s most majestic waterways, the River Rhine passes through six countries, flowing from the Swiss Alps to Rotterdam. You can enjoy an endless variety of scenery and pretty historic towns along the way

on our Rhine river cruises. We start in Germany and Cologne, a gothic masterpiece made up of stunning architecture including Cologne Cathedral and its impressive spires that dominate the city’s skyline.You’ll wander the charming squares of Koblenz and visit the sweeping vineyards of Rüdesheim, sip fabulous reislings and explore picture-pretty towns including Basel and Strasbourg, where fairytale timber-framed houses line the canal. You’ll watch the scenery unfold from dense forests and spectacular castles. The Rhine will excite and astound in equal measure.

Cologne Cityscape, Germany


The depth and rich diversity along the Danube’s riverbanks is astounding. Flowing through 10 different countries including Germany, Vienna and Hungary, our luxury Danube river cruises offer ever-changing scenery that mingles picturesque medieval towns and cosmopolitan charm with spectacular gorges and mountain ranges, as well as imposing fortresses and thriving vineyards.From the beauty of the Wachau Valley to the forest-fringed city of Bratislava, the Danube really encompasses the cultural and natural beauty of Central and Eastern Europe.

On the very last stop, glide into beautiful Budapest which straddles the Danube and explore hilly historic Buda on the west bank and lively Pest on the east. Be wowed by the gothic riverside Parliament Building with its iconic dome and take some time to relax in the city’s thermal springs.

Parliament in Budapest, Hungary


When you think of Egypt what springs to mind? Is it pyramids and sand-covered tombs or temples and centuries’ old tales of mummies and pharaohs? It is all of these and more, and the one flowing constant that connects them is the mighty River Nile, which flows from Northeast Africa to the Mediterranean, bringing life to its land and its people.

Our luxury Nile river cruises take you on a fascinating journey to the heart of this compelling country. History will come to life as you explore Egypt’s ancient wonders from the Great Pyramids in Cairo and the Valley of the Kings to the Temple of Karnak and awe-inspiring  Abu Simbel. See, too, the wonders of the modern age with a visit to the Aswan dam, and feel the wind in your face as you sail on a traditional felucca. Gaze as life unfolds along the riverbank and enjoy the views across searing desert vistas dotted with green palm trees.

Trajan kiosk at Philae Temple near Aswan, Egypt


From immense national treasures and glittering palaces, to colourful domed churches to vast landscapes and rural countryside, the world’s largest country has it all. Discover the imperial powerhouses of Moscow and St Petersburg and travel on along the Europe’s longest river, the Volga. The lifeblood of Russia, our Russia cruises will give you a unique insight to the country’s most magnificent highlights, as well as a scenic passage through the vast wilderness. You’ll sail along impressive lakes, as well as discover the traditional farming communities along the way.

Walk across the Red Square and marvel at the Kremlin’s fairytale Byzantine St Basil Cathedral. While the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg will impress - feast your eyes on works by Da Vinci and Michelangelo and lose yourself in over three million pieces of glorious art.

Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red square. Moscow. Russia

Vietnam and Cambodia

The life and soul of Indochina, the Mekong River flows from its source in Tibet right through to the South China Sea and connects two captivating countries - Cambodia and Vietnam. Our Mekong river cruise combines natural beauty with chaotic charm, enthralling history and cultural heart.

After experiencing the buzz of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, you’ll board your luxury river cruise and then relax as the ship meanders its way past lush green landscapes, peaceful temples and traditional villages. Explore floating markets and meet the locals, feel humbled by the Cambodia’s tumultuous history in Phnom Penh and be left speechless as you watch the sunlight sparkle on Angkor Wat’s ancient temples. Truly the stuff of dreams…

Cruising on the Mekong River, Laos

Tempted to try a different way of travelling? Our worldwide river cruises offer so much variety. Get in touch if you’d like to discover more.


Ting has a serious case of wanderlust. Having travelled to over 40 countries, it’s her mission in life to make her way through her ever-growing list. Her two young sons have also caught the travel bug, and recent trips have seen them making snow angels in Iceland while watching the Northern Lights, as well as walking alongside elephants in South Africa.

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