River Cruise Touring Holidays
Set sail on a River Cruise with us to discover fascinating history, new cultures and breath-taking landscapes. On our River Cruise holidays, we include return flights, guided transfers, and full board accommodation aboard the ship, so all you need to do is start packing for the trip of a lifetime!
Cruise the most beautiful waterways
Experience a different view every morning
From the Danube to the Mekong river
Local expert guides to assist & inspire
Why Choose A Travel Department River Cruise Holiday?
While travelling on our River Cruises, we’ll have the opportunity to experience local culture through unique onboard entertainment. On our River Cruise holiday through Vietnam, we’ll participate in the ancient art of Tai Chi and traditional cooking demonstrations. On our cruise through Germany, we’ll hear traditional Bavarian music and sample authentic regional cuisine. Whether it be traditional dance lessons in Cambodia or a folklore show in Budapest, each cruise offers something unforgettable for us to enjoy.
Because the ships used on our River Cruises are smaller than traditional ocean liner cruise ships, we are able to dock in the heart of almost every city we visit. By making our way into the centre of each city, our holiday will include more time to explore all of the incredible destinations that we offer. Each cruise includes several ports of call including visits to world-renowned cities like Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Moscow, and Luxor.
On all of our holidays, we make sure to include plenty of guided tours and trips to help us get the most out of our time away. Our River Cruises are no different and offer multiple shore excursions, some included and some optional, throughout our journey. We’ll have the opportunity to visit the home of classical music in Vienna, explore the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and hear the history of one of Europe’s oldest universities in Salamanca, Spain. On each excursion, we’ll be accompanied by a local, expert guide.
For some people, their favourite part of a cruise is taking full advantage of the onboard amenities. All of our River Cruise holidays include accommodation on 4 or 5 star ships, so we’ll have a great time both ashore and on the water. Lounge on the panoramic sundeck or make new friends in the onboard bar. No matter what you choose to do, each ship will allow us to travel in comfort as we make our way through some of the most incredible destinations in the world.
One of the best ways to learn about a new culture while travelling is to sample their local delicacies. Whether it’s goulash in Hungary or pretzels in Bavaria, every country or region has something new to discover. When travelling with us, each of our River Cruise holidays offer full board and an exciting selection of both authentic regional cuisine and international dishes. So, we can enjoy Port in Porto or Pho in Vietnam.
Guided River Cruise Holiday Experience
River Cruises are a fantastic way to discover hidden gems in multiple destinations as we cruise along the most stunning waterways in Europe and beyond. We hand pick our 4 and 5 star ships to make sure they offer a range of fantastic facilities, including restaurants, bars, spas and lounge areas. Beyond the amenities of the ship itself, we’ve chosen a superb selection of cruises to some of the world’s most wonderful destinations. Choose from cruises along the Danube, Rhine, Nile, Mekong and more. Some of our most popular River Cruises are along the Danube, which include excursions to the famous European cities of Munich, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, among others. With expert, local guides to give us the history in some of the places we visit, we’ll be sure to get the most out of our ports of call.
River Cruise Holiday FAQs
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
River Cruises - Reviews, Travel Tips & Advice
- Travel Department
- 25 February 2020
A gentle, meandering river cruise is one of the best ways to see and understand a new place. The rivers are always the lifeline of...